Education:

2011    B.A.     Visual & Performing Arts, Visual Arts    University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO

1985    M.A.    History    University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX

1982    B.S.      International Affairs, East Asian Area Study    United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Exhibitions:

2021     Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA    Vibrant Landscapes Virtual Exhibit

            Sheridan Veterans Medical Center, Sheridan WY    2021 Sheridan Veterans Creative Arts Festival

            Edward A. Dixon Gallery, Dayton, OH    JOY (This is Just What I Needed)

            Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL    Bird is the Word! - A Virtual Art Show

            Library 21c, Colorado Springs, CO    Elevated Threads

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY     Lander Art Center Member's Show

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY    41st Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2020     Northcutt Steel Gallery Montana State University, Billings, MT    Broad Spectrum 2020

2019     Alamosa, CO    Artscape

2018     Gillette, WY    Avenues of Art

2017     Sheridan, WY    Sheridan Public Arts

            Sheridan Veterans Medical Center, Sheridan WY    2017 Sheridan Veterans Creative Arts Festival

            Sioux Falls, SD   Washington Pavilion Sculpture Garden

            Hutchinson, KS   Sculpture Walk Downtown Hutchinson

            Alamosa, CO   Artscape

            E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Northglenn, CO    Northglenn's Art on Parade

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY    37th Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2016     Sheridan, WY    Sheridan Public Arts

            Sioux Falls, SD   Washington Pavilion Sculpture Garden

            Eau Claire, WI    Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

            Mason City, IA    River City Sculptures on Parade

2015     Sioux Falls, SD   University of Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk

            Mankato, MN    City Art Walking Sculpture Tour

            Eau Claire, WI    Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

            Mason City, IA    River City Sculptures on Parade

            Gillette, WY    Avenues of Art

2014     St. George, UT    Art Around the Corner

            Sioux Falls, SD   Sculpture Walk

            Sioux Falls, SD    University of Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk

            Mankato, MN    City Art Walking Sculpture Tour

            Evergreen, CO    Art for the Mountain Community

            Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, Dubois, WY    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

2013     Cheyenne, WY    Wyoming Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition

            Sioux Falls, SD   Sculpture Walk

            Mankato, MN    City Art Walking Sculpture Tour

            Eau Claire, WI    Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY    33rd Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2012     Permanent Professors Art Gallery, United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Co     Recent Work:

                 Debra Zelenak

            Mankato, MN    City Art Walking Sculpture Tour

            Eau Claire, WI    Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY    The Small Things

2011     E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Northglenn, CO    Northglenn's Art on Parade

            Sioux Falls, SD   Sculpture Walk

            The Compass Galleries at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Colorado Springs, CO   

            GOCA 1420 / UCCS, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO    Rectify

            University Village Center, Colorado Springs, CO    Public Art Sculpture Evolution

            Smokebrush, Colorado Springs, CO    CoFusion

            The Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO    Finding Our Voices

            Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO    Studio Artist Show

2010     Avera Mckennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls, SD    Avera McKennan Sculpture Walk 

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY    31st Annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

            Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO    Studio Artists Show

2009     Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, Dubois, WY    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

            Sixth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, CO

2008     Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, Dubois, WY    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

            Lander Art Center, Lander, WY    29th Annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2007     Holiday Inn West, Westlake, OH    Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association Competition,

            Ronald E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships

            Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, Dubois, WY    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

2006     Ronald E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships

2002     Ronald E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships

2001     Ronald E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships

 

Awards:

2021    1st Place in Original Design in Needlework    Sheridan Veterans Creative Arts Festival

           2nd Place Professional    41st Annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show 

2017    2nd Place Fiber   2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

           1st Place in Fiber, Needlework and Carving Divisions   Sheridan Veterans Creative Arts Festival

           People’s Choice    Sculpture Walk Downtown Hutchinson

2014    3rd Place: Professional Sculpture    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

2013    Best of Show Bronze     City Art Walking Sculpture Tour

           Best of Show     33rd Annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2012    Best of Show Bronze & People's Choice    City Art Walking Sculpture Tour

2011    2nd Place People's Choice     Sculpture Walk

           Campus Excellence Award     Flight Selected for extended exhibition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

2010    2nd Place People's Choice     Avera McKennan Sculpture Walk  

           Best of Show, 1st Place Professional Sculpture     31st Annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2009    1st & 3rd Place: Miniature Sculpture   Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

           3rd Place & Honorable Mention: Professional Sculpture   Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

2008    1st & 3rd Place: Professional Wood Sculpture    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show

           1st , 2nd & 3rd Place Professional Sculpture    29th Annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show

2007    1st Place Species Intermediate, Third Best of Show Miniatures    Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association                   Competition

           3rd Place Species Novice    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships

           1st Place Amateur Sculpture    Wind River Valley Artists' Guild National Art Show  

2006    1st Place Bench Class Novice    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships

2002    2nd Place Species Novice    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships  

2001    2nd Place Species Novice    Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championships  

 

Bibliography:

Riverrun, Student Arts Journal, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Spring 2010, number 37.

Riverrun, Student Arts Journal, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Spring 2009, number 36.