Debra Calkins

P O Box 1203

Freeland, WA 98249

360-914-1003

Debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com

 

Education:

  2010 Edge Program, Artist Trust/ArtsNow

  2009 University of Washington, Fiber Arts Certificate

  1998 Workshop - David Walker

  1993 Workshop - Liz Axford, fiber dyeing

  1990 Workshop – Jan Meyers-Newberry, fiber dyeing

 

Exhibitions:  

   2016 Beneath The Surface LaConnor Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConnor, WA

   2015 Bountiful Textures Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA

           Beyond Blue, Sidney Art Museum, Port Orchard, WA

   2014 Edge Reunion Show, Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds, WA

           Out of the Blue, LaConnor Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, WA

          Art Show, Blooms Winery – A Taste of Art and Wine Whidbey Island, WA

    2013 Life on the Left Edge, Lattimer Quilt & Textile Museum, Tillamook, OR

            Island to Island, Aljoya Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA

             Edging Out, TK Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA

            Fiber Art , Everett Schack Center, Everett, WA

            Blue & Beyond, Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA

             Blue & Beyond, Lynnwood Library Gallery, Lynnwood, WA

           12 x 12, Todd Art Gallery Online Exhibit, MSTU, Murfreesboro, TN  

      2012 Who Does She Think She Is, TK Corridor Gallery, Seattle, W

            Art & Social Justice Conference, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

            Artist’s Trust Edge Celebration, WA Convention Ctr, Seattle, WA

    2011 Between The Lines, Café Solstice, Seattle, WA

            Connecting Threads, UW Towers, Seattle, WA

           Texture, Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, WA

           The Answer, Lowell Artworks, Everett, Wa

           Collective Works, Auburn City Hall, Auburn, WA

            One by One, Café Javasta, Seattle, Wa

   2010 On The Surface, LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum, LaConner, WA

          Equinox/Solstice,  Café Solstice, Seattle WA

          Making Our Marks Open Door Gallery Langley, WA

          Edge Exhibit Edmonds Conference Center Edmonds, WA

          Collective Works ArtsEast, Issaquah, WA

          Marks and Markings UW Business Center, Seattle, WA

          Along The Edge Maple Valley Creative Arts Center, Maple Valley, WA

    2009 Surface Matters, Penn Cove Pottery Gallery, Coupeville, WA

           Penn Cove Pottery Gallery, Coupeville, WA

            Fibermorgana UW Towers, Seattle, WA

    2008  That Was Then, Bayview Corner Whidbey Island

            Mellow Yellow, Lynnwood Arts Comm. Lynnwood Library (juried)

            It’s Good To Be Green Latimer Quilt & Textile Center,

             Tillamook, OR Curated by Larkin Van Horn (Invitational)

    2007 Rockhopper Coffeehouse and Folk Art Gallery Clinton, Wa

    2006 Coastal Bank, Freeland, WA

           Island Fabrics, Freeland, WA (solo show)

            Penn Cove Pottery Gallery, Coupeville, WA

    2005 Perceptions in Reality Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, OR

    2004 Perceptions in Reality LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner, WA

    2003 Three Uppity Women Penn Cove Pottery Gallery, Coupeville, WA

 

 

Installations

     2010  Hidden Among Us Good Cheer, Langley, WA

     2009 Move, Baby, Move, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, site specific

           Memorial, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Langley, WA

 

Grants

    2010 Whidbey Island Arts Council

 

Bibliography

“Memorial Placed at WICA”, South Whidbey Record, April 15, 2009

 

Professional Affiliations:

Member of Surface Design Association

Past President Contemporary Art Quilt Association