Well, Matthew has passed us by, but its coming meant the cancellation of two shows I planned to participate in: The annual Garden Club of Ponce Inlet Arts and Crafts Show, which has not been rescheduled, and Art in the Alley on Beach Street in Daytona which is now set for October 21.
A big thank you to everyone involved in Art Prize, the world’s largest art show in Grand Rapids, MI. A special thank you to First Park Congregational which hosted, Tulips, Tulips Everywhere.
If you are looking for special, one of a kind gifts for the holidays, I will be posting items here in the next few weeks that will please the most finicky recipients.
Ongoing through October 7th, If you happen to be in Grand Rapids, MI for the 8th annual Art Prize show, I hope you will stop by to see my entry. I am grateful to First Park Congregational for allowing Tulips Tulips Everywhere to be part of their display at this prestigious event. See it at, 10 E Park Place NE Grand Rapids, MI49503, noon to 8 p.m. daily.
Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10:00 till 4:00 p.m., I will be at the Ponce Inlet 34th Annual Arts, Crafts, and Plants Show. l will have some of my latest original work as well as Debbie’s Rocks, signed cards featuring local scenes and special edition hand painted coasters. 4670 S. Peninsula, Ponce Inlet.
Friday evening, October 7, I will be at Downtown Daytona Nights in Daytona Beach from 5-9 p.m. Come out and enjoy music and art on Beach Street!
First, I want to thank everyone for their undying support of everything I’ve been involved in over the years. I am awed and humbled by your support.
Most recently, I want to thank all of you for going through great pains to register to vote for my tulips at Art Prize this year. I know it was a pain in the neck and I realize that everyone who did it, did it for me. Yup. I’m feeling the love.
Apparently I was reading some information from previous years where you could vote from anywhere. This year, it was changed to prevent fraud. Now you have to be physically present in Grand Rapids, MI to be able to vote. Yup. It tracks your location. So unless you plan to be there, you will not be able to vote for me or anyone else.
I am truly sorry for an inconvenience I’ve caused. You are all special to me. If you do happen to be in Grand Rapids between now and October 2, I hope you will stop by to see my Tulips and yes…vote there!
The folks at First Park kindly sent me a photo of it hanging in their gallery. They have been wonderful in making sure my Tulips were shown.
If you do happen to go, here’s the info you will need: It is at First Park Congregational, open from noon till 8 every day during the event. It’s located at 10 Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. My voting number is, 62915, Tulips, Tulips Everywhere.
Today I signed an agreement to be part of the world’s largest art show – Art Prize – taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan this September. This prestigious event features works from artists from around the world. I was approached by three different venues wanting to feature my tulips and in the end, I chose the First Park Congressional Church located smack in the center of town. I am honored to be asked and thrilled to have my painting to be among those of some of the world’s best artists.
There are lots of big prizes connected with this and in the very near future I will give you information about how you can vote for “Tulips, Tulips Everywhere” .
I can tell you I love everything I paint and for the most part that’s true. But I do have my favorites and right now it’s this one: Nyhavn, Copenhagen. It’s a wonderful section of the city and one I truly enjoyed visiting which I believe shows in this acrylic.
We just opened our Etsy store! This is where you will find gift items – right now we are featuring our hand painted pendants – and high quality giclees prints, ready for framing. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’ time for your loved one to Own A Debbie!
Surf’s Up is one of the many items we’re featuring at, www.Etsy.com/shop/OwnADebbie
In addition to colorful art using a variety of mediums, and the availability of that art being used for everything from throw pillows to shower curtains, Own A Debbie is introducing a new line of jewelry – Debbie’s Rocks! I will be posting new ones as they are finished and most likely selling them here and on my Etsy site in the coming weeks.
Every rock is hand painted and each is wire wrapped. They come in a box, ready for gift giving (or you can keep it for yourself!)
First, you can still catch our current exhibit at Sweet Marlay’s on Beach Street in Daytona Beach through January 22. Of course, we also continue to grace the walls of The Quality Inn International Speedway, right across the street from the famed, Daytona 500 track. If you are in Tampa, check out ‘Surf’s Up’ at Amalie Stadium through September 1, 2016.
On January 8, we’re taking part in the 26th annual, Starry, Starry Night. The City of Ormond Beach is celebrating art and culture with the Friday evening gallery walk. The event will be held Friday, January 8 from 5 – 8 PM. Admission is free. Hope to see you there!