Debra Keirce

Debra Keirce artistMaster contemporary realist painter Debra Keirce paints in a tightly rendered, classical style. Her work in oils or acrylics ranges in size from four feet to two inches.

Debra especially likes to break the rules that say you should only paint one subject. She confidently renders any subject in her signature, realistic style—still life, portraits, pets, cityscapes, seascapes and landscapes—making her work a favorite among collectors who are moved by her unique vision and who seek to commission a painting which speaks to them personally.

Debra originally received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, with a career in biochemical engineering spanning 1983 to 1997. She became a full time professional artist following numerous workshops and study programs.

To view a selection of Debra Keirce paintings, please visit: https://www.DebKArt.com

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EXPERIENCE, AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Art Galleries

Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC, Dec 2012 – present
2716 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252.441.5418

Bella Arte Gallery, Midlothian, VA, April 2019 - present
3734 Winterfield Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
804.794.1511

Florence Thomas Art School and Gallery, August 2019 - present
10 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
(336) 846-3827

ScoJo’s Gifts & Cards, Oct 2019 - present
8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, Suite C8
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 828-0360

Education, 1983 – present

Attended, taught and hosted numerous workshops and study programs over the years. I passionately pursued a self directed program of study. Hosted workshops with hand picked artists I chose because learning from them promoted my career goals

1983 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering Concentration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Biochemical engineer from 1983 to 1997 at Warner Lambert/Parke Davis in Ann Arbor, MI, Genetics Institute in Boston, MA, Verax in Lebanon, NH, and finally Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis, IN)

Select Solo Shows

2020 - Customs House Art Museum, Clarkesville, TN
2020, 2019 - Wine Attic in Clifton, VA
2019 - Bella Arte Gallery Solo shows, art talks and Interactive Demonstration in Midlothian, VA
2019 - Purcellville Library, Purcellville, VA
2018 - Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
2018 - Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Charleston, SC
2018, 2016 - Colgan Gallery at NOVA College, Manasses, VA
2017 - Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery in Rockville, MD

Select Curated Museum Shows

2020 - 3 Lifetimes of Discovery at the Mansion at Strathmore, Rockville, MD
2020 - 3 person show at The Arts Center at The Art Factory, Manassa, VA
2020 - American Women Artists at Booth Museum, Cartersville, GA
2019 - April-Dec ArtScape exhibition of banners in Old Town Winchester, VA and originals at Museum of the Shenandoah Vallery
2019 - Night Annual Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD
2019 - American Women Artists Looking West Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
2018 - 5 person show at Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
2017 - Large Scale Group Show and Poe and Puck Show at Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
2017 - 5 person show at WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
2013 - 2019, The Albuquerque Museum Invitational, Albuquerque, NM
2010 - 2019, The Stathmore Mansion, MPSGS show, Bethesda, MD
2010 - 2020, Leepa Rattner Museum MASF Show, Tarpon Springs, FL
2016 - Monmouth Museum “Big Art in Smal Packages”, Lincroft, NJ
2013 - The Annamarie Art Center in Solomons, MD

Select Curated Gallery Shows

2021 Vale Arts Old School House, Oakton, VA
2020 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, RS Hana Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
2020 National Oil Acrylic Painters Show McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2019 Art of the Heartland, Mena Gallery, Mena, AR
2019 Art Tour Invitational, Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2019 Oil Painters if America Eastern Regional, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2019 Florence Thomas Art School, West Jefferson, NC
2019 International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2019 Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2019 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Best of America Exhibition, Montgomery Lee Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2019 American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show
2019 International Guild of Realism Online Show
2019 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Small Works Show at RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
2019 3 person show at Northern Virginia College, Manassas, VA
2019, 2018 Numerous Salmagundi Club juried exhibitions
2019, 2018 Numerous Copley Society of Art juried exhibitions
2018 National Oil Acrylic Painters Show at Eisle Gallery in Cincinnati, OH
2018 International Guild of Realism Show at Sugarman Peterson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2017 Oil Painters of America Regional Art Exhibition at Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
2017 National Oil Acrylic Painters Show at Cathy Kline Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2017 International Guild of Realism at Winfield Gallery, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 The Snow Goose Gallery Miniature Exhibition Invitational, Bethlehem, PA

Overseas Exhibitions

2020 6 person show at Koshinkan in Tokyo, Japan
2016 The World Federation of Miniaturists Show, Johannesburg, South Africa
2013, 2012 The Royal Miniature Society Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London, UK
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 The Hilliard Society Show, Wells, England
2012, The World Federation of Miniaturists Show, Moscow, Russia

Art Talks

2020 - The Center For the Arts at the Art Factory, Manassas, VA
2020 - Customs House Art Museum, Clarkesville, TN
2020 - Prince William Art Society, Woodbridge, VA
2020 - The Mansion, Tokyo, Japan
2019 - Mountain Splash week at The Florence Thomas Art School, West Jefferson, NC
2019 - Bella Arte Gallery, Midlothian, VA
2018 - Northern Virginia College, Manassas Campus
2017 - Talk and demonstration at WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
2017 - Montgomery Art Association, Rockville, MD

Select Recent Awards:
Numerous honors, including Best of Show and First Place awards

2020 First Place, Banner Art Contest Historic Manassas, VA
2020 Best of Show, One Love Festival, Manassas, VA
2020 Third place oils, Miniature Art Society of Florida
2019 First Place Miniatures Gateway to the Rockies Show, Aurora Artists Guild at Aurora College in CO
2019 Merit Award, Art of the Heartland, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR
2019 Merit Award, One Love Battle of the Artists Exhibition, Center For the Arts at the Candy Factory, Manassas, VA
2019 Sponsored Merit Award, Parklane Gallery 27th International Miniature Exhibition, Kirkland, WA
2019 Award of Excellence, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Small Painting Exhibition at RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
2019 2nd Place and Founders Award, Spanish Moss Miniature Show, Ashland Gallery, Mobile, AL
2019 3rd Place, Animals category Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition
2019 Miniatures in Mariposa at Sierra Artists Gallery - 1st Place
2019 Award of Merit, Copley Society of Art, Fruition Small Works Show
2018 International Guild of Realism Show Finalist
2018 Honorable Mention in MPSGS.org International Miniature Exhibition
2018 Several Bold Brush Fav 15% Finalists
2018 3rd Place, Miniatures in Mariposa International Exhibition
2018 Wet Paint Award in the Studio Pintura Floral Exhibition
2018 Honorable Mention International Gallery of Art "No Theme" Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2018 Honorable Mention Sulphur Springs Miniature Show, Willcox, AZ
2017 Finalist in Portrait Society of America members only competition
2017 Best of Show International Gallery of the Arts Still Life Competition
2017 International Guild of Realism Finalist
2017 Best Still Life, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) for “Sips”
2017 First Place Colors of Humanity Animals Show
2017 Copley Society of Art Award of Merit, Autumn Aura Show
2017 Honorable Mention, Small Works, Big Impact Show, Gallery Underground, Crystal City, VA
2017 May Sedona Art Prize Finalist
2017 Manhattan Arts HERstory, Award of Excellence
2017 Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Finalist
2017 American Women Artists Online Exhibition Award of Merit
2017 Finalist in ArtFields Competition and Festival, Lake City, SC
2017 Finalist in FASO Bold Brush several months
2017 Finalist in Art Renewal Center Still Life
2017 2nd Place and 3rd Place Still Life, Honorable Mention Landscape, as well as People’s Choice, Mariposa Show at Sierra Artists Gallery, Mariposa, CA
2017 1st Place Sulphur Springs Miniature Show, Willcox Art League, Willcox, AZ

Recipient of many sponsor awards including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Wet Paint, Rosemary Brushes and Dynasty Brush

Publications

Featured in several print and online magazines including Artists on Art, Ashburn Life and Elan Magazines
2020 Feature in January issue of Ashburn Magazine
2019 Feature in March issue of Elan Magazine
2019 Feature in March issue of Artists on Art Magazine
2018 Feature in Voyage Chicago July Issue
2018 Circle Arts Foundation Winter Quarterly Magazine
2018 Exquisite Arts Magazine Feature
2017 October American Art Collector Magazine
2017 October Southwest Art Magazine

Several of my paintings have been chosen for the Richeson art books and the Cheap Joes and Dick Blick Art Supply catalogs.

Podcasts

2019 February Interview with Linda Fisler on All Things Creative - Art Chats
2018 June Interview with host Don Victor on Drawn to Win Podcast
2018 March Interview with host Tara Roskell on Idea Medic Podcast
2016 Artists Network - Featured with Women. Artists. Mentors. Group on AMO Art Chats podcast
2016 and 2015 – Featured with Women. Artists. Mentors. Group on Artists Helping Artists podcasts, Blogtalk Radio

Signature and Juried Memberships

American Women Artists
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
Miniature Artists of America, the highest recognition a miniature artist exhibiting in the USA can attain. There are just over 60 active members in the world today.
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA, also juried member of the Copley Portrait Registry
Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master
International Guild of Realism Juried Member
Miniature Painters, Sculptors, Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., Member of Distinction
World Federation of Miniaturists
Hilliard Society of Miniaturists, Signature Member
Association of Miniature Artists
Cider Painters of America, Signature Member
Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia Featured Member
International Community of Miniature Art Featured Member

Corporate Collections

“Ethanol,” one of 50 paintings chosen from 1,000 for the corporate collection of Amazon Web Services offices in Herndon, VA.
In 2012, I was invited to paint a mural for Orange Walk Nazarine Preschool in Orange Walk, Belize.
“The Wharf” is in Gordoun, France, in the collection at Perigord Retreats.
”Ring My Bell” is in a Tokyo, Japan cafe collection.

Private Collections

Debra’s work is in private collections across the globe, including Japan, Belize, France, South Africa, China, Moscow, Canada and America.

Museum Collections

“Hot Topics” is in the Yellowstone Art Museum Collection in Billings, MT
“All About the Hat” is in the WaterWorks Art Museum Permanent Collection in Miles City, MT
“Red, White and Blue” is in Custom House Museum’s permanent collection in Clarksville, TN

Recent Workshops

September 2020, Florence Thomas Art School, West Jefferson, NC
December 2019, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
March 2019, DebKArt Home Studios, Ashburn, VA

 

To view a selection of Debra Keirce paintings, please visit: https://www.DebKArt.com

Debra Keirce YouTube Channel:

For information about workshops, private classes, or purchase or commission a painting from Debra Keirce, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.