Nationally Recognized

Beginning in the late 1990’s Debbie’s paintings gained national recognition with appearances on CNN, ESPN, Channel 7 (Fox – Miami) and the Sunshine Network (Cable – Florida). Numerous articles covering her accomplishments appeared in USA Today, The Miami Herald, and The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Her sports art has appeared on covers of major publications such as ‘The Sports Collectible Digest’ and ‘Dan’s Papers’ (Weekly publication, New York City and The Hampton’s). Her work was selected for Official Posters for the ‘Dressage on The First Coast FEI Great American/USDF Region 3 Championships’ (Jacksonville, Florida 2005), ‘The Aventura Festival of the Arts’ (Aventura, Florida 1994), and a Limited Edition lithograph of Scott Mellanby distributed by the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. She was the Artist in Residence at Calder Race Course and Casino in Miami, Florida from 2003 – 2011. She painted during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky 2010 and did the artwork on an award winning western romance book series “Threads West” series for Reid Lance Rosenthal. Artist of the month at the National Museum of Sports Art in Indiana for the month of May 2013 and was one of the artist chosen for the the National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame 2014. Finalist for Showtime’s Big Boxing Mayhem: “Mayweather vs Maidana 2” World Title Fight Artist, September 2014.

The Awards

Broward/Palm Beach New Times Readers Choice Award Best Visual Artist 2009 • Merit Award- Equifest 2006, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida 2006 • Official Poster-FEI Dressage Festival, Ocala, Florida 2005 • First Place-‘Art of the Game,’ Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2004 • Peoples Choice Award-Gem-art 1999 • Creativity Award – Gem-art 1999 • Third Place-The All Media Art Exhibition, Hollywood, Florida 1999 • Semi-Finalist-Beckett Sports Art Competition, Texas 1995 • Official Poster Superbowl XXIX-Aventura Festival of the Arts, Aventura,Florida 1994

The Exhibits

  • Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit, Kentucky 2010
  • Arts On the Green, LaGrange, Kentucky 2010
  • The FEI World Equestrian Games, Midway, 2010
  • Adena Sales, Ocala, Florida 2009
  • Ocala Arts Festival, Ocala, Florida 2005-2009
  • Private Party Star Island, Miami, Florida for Art Basel 2008
  • Arts on the Summitt, Louisville, Kentucky 2007-2010
  • Arts on The Green, LaGrange, Kentucky 2007-2010
  • Washington International Horse Show, Washington DC 2007
  • McDonald’s Air & Sea Show, Artserve, Fort Lauderdale 2007
  • Calder Racetrack Turf Club, Miami, Florida 2003–Present
  • Florida Marlins Baseball Club, Miami, Florida 1996–Present
  • 1997 World Series, Miami, Florida 1997
  • Miami Dolphins, Miami, Florida 1996–2005
  • FEI Dressage Festival, Ocala, Florida 2005
  • Gallery at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 1999–2004
  • Cal Ripkin Museum, Baltimore, Maryland 1999–2004
  • Indiana State University Art Gallery Center For Performing Arts, Indiana 2001
  • Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida 2000
  • Union Planters Bank, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2000
  • Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Miami, Florida 1996–1999
  • Lipton Tennis Championship, Key Biscayne, Florida 1997
  • The Orange Bowl Classic, Miami, Florida 1996
  • Numerous Fine Art Shows throughout the country 1982–Present
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