Aerial photo of the University of Colorado Boulder campus.  (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
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Artist's CV

 Aerial photo of the University of Colorado Boulder campus.  (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
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Artist's CV

SOLO AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Six-Artist Group Show
July 1-September 30, 2001
Santa Fe Trail Art Gallery
400 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

One-Woman Show
August 1-31, 2000
Santa Fe Trail Art Gallery
400 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104


SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Western Spirit Art Show & Sale
1999-2002
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Old West Museum Cheyenne, Wyoming

Vandewark Miniature Show
1999-2002
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Old West Museum Cheyenne, Wyoming

Old Firehouse Art Center’s (2-D) Two-Dimensional (2-D) Juried Exhibition
2001
The Old Firehouse Art Center
Longmont, Colorado

Foothills Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition
1982, 1983
Foothills Art Center
Golden, Colorado

National Audubon Society Art Show
1982
Evergreen, Colorado


COMMISSIONS

“Miss Priss”
2001
(portrait of liver chestnut mare)
Cathy Peterson
private collection

Bald Eagle and Bass Painting
1983
American Bass Association

Baby Seal Portrait and Logo Design
1982
Save the Seal Foundation


PUBLICATIONS

“Should I Quit My Day Job?”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Spring 2006

“Creativity Motivators – How to Sustain Your Creative Productivity”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Winter 2006

“Feature Artist: Deborah Nelson”
Equine Art Guild, September 2005

 “The Studio Artist’s Presentation Tools and Materials – Part IV (Sections 1 and 2)
The Artist’s Interactive CD Portfolio – Breaking with Tradition”

The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Spring & Fall 2005

“The Studio Artist’s Presentation Tools and Materials – Part III
The Artist’s Portfolio: A Traditional Design”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Winter 2004

“The Studio Artist’s Presentation Tools and Materials – Part II Looking Good in Print”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Fall 2004

“The Studio Artist’s Presentation Tools and Materials – Part I Getting Started in Printed Graphic Design”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Summer 2004

Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine (Cover Art)
Cover Artist (Image: Rarin’ to Go), Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine, 2003

Horsemen’s Corral (Cover Art)
Cover Artist (Image: Making Ends Meet), Horsemen’s Corral, April 2003

Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine (Cover Art)
Cover Artist (Image: 19 Hands x 6), Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine, 2003

Bridle-Up Magazine (Cover Art)
Cover Artist (Image: Making Ends Meet), Bridle-Up Magazine, May/June 2002

The Draft Horse Journal (Cover Art)
Cappy (Capella) Tosetti, “Artists and Their Work – Draft Horses and Mules,” The Draft Horse Journal, review, Summer 2002

“Horse Colors in Oils”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Winter 2002

“Judge’s Choice Feature Artist”
The Judge’s Choice, Equine products, services, art and guest articles, December 2002

“The Making of ‘Like Father, Like Son'”
Equine Vision Magazine, Winter 2001

Horse Collectors of America
 A publication for enthusiasts of equine collectibles, Autumn 2001

Blink Magazine
Earthlink, review, Summer 2001

“Gallery”
Betty Harvey,  Western Horseman, review, August 2001, 158-164

“Equines in Oils–The Painting Process”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Winter 2001

“Equines in Oils–Drawing Horses”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Fall 2001

“Gateway to Equestrian Art”
Equine Vision Magazine, Summer 2001, 48

“Equines in Oils–Introduction and Materials”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, Summer 2001

“Feature Artist: Deborah Nelson”
The Equine Palette, an Equine Art Guild publication, January/February/March 2001


FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT

Art Supply Posse Podcast
Website and Studio Page featured In Episode 42: Unicorn Photography 📷 of Art Supply Posse
Conversation About Deborah's Studio and Environs featured in  43: Hey Hello from Chicago 👋 and 44: Rosiechild Photography 🌹 of Art Supply Posse

“The Dance” used as set dressing/prop
The Dance” was requested to be used as set dressing/prop in the fact-based feature about the Granite Mountain Hotshots produced by No Exit Film, LLC. The film stars Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.


LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, JUROR

Juror, 3rd Annual Equine Art Guild Equine Art Show
Center East Gallery, Center East Mall 8th Street & Circle Dr. Saskatoon, Sask., Canada 2001
Mustard Creek Art Gallery 220 Main Street, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA 2001

“Draw What You See”
Drawing Workshop, realistic drawing techniques
1983

“The Artist’s Portfolio” 
A lecture and presentation in applying a business approach to promoting yourself as an artist
1977


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Art Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
1977

California Scientific Illustrator Apprentice
University of California, Riverside
1972


ARTIST TEACHERS

… from whom I have taken classes* or workshops** or with whom I have painted:

Luis Eades*
Robert R. Ecker*
Karoly Fogassy
Richard Galusha**
Barbara Mahugh**
Arleta Pech**
John Franklin Sampson*
Wayne Wolf**
Sarah Woods**


ASSOCIATIONS

Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association
The Institute of Equine Artists IEA


GALLERIES

Thunder Horse Gallery
200 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-3989


FORMER GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Current gallery representation is listed on the Galleries page.

Former gallery representation:

Benson Fine Art
P.O. Box 10
E. end of E013 off Highway 70
San Patricio, NM 88348
Owner: Pete Benson

Editions Gallery
731 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Owner: Gene Kuntz

The Variant Gallery
135 North Plaza
Taos, NM 87571
(505) 758-4949
(800) 638-5169

The Jordan Road Gallery
395 Jordan Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-5690

Grand Lake Art Gallery
1117 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 1468
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447
Phone/FAX (970)627-3104

Santa Fe Trail
400 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303)660-9801
Linda Chambers

Bird’s Eye Gallery
203 Fourth Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
(303) 660-6696

The Gallery at Rich Designs
104 East Cheyenne Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
(719) 475-1200
1-800-369-6909

International Horse Resource Center
Marsha Sielbeck
4903 Dorr Street
Toledo, Ohio 43537
(419) 866-9400
1-866-INTHORSE

Call of the Wild
531 South Illinois Avenue
Regency Square Mall
Mason City, IA 50401
800)576-2416

HomeWeGo
P.O. Box 443
Eagle Creek, Oregon 97022
(503) 637-3713
Owner: Joel Twist