EDUCATION  

2001 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN - New York, NY - Mural Scholarship/training
1998 MASTER OF FINE ART; Painting, San Jose State University- Academic Honors
1995 BACCALAUREATE DEGREE; Painting, Mills College, Oakland, Ca. Academic Honors
1991 AA DEGREE - Fine Arts, Las Positas College, Livermore, Ca.  Academic Honors

FORTHCOMING  Exhibitions

2017 - Gildea Contemporary Gallery - 522 Southard St, 33040 Key West, United States

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 - The Barking Dog - In Memory Of...... - Solo exhibition - March 2 - 31 2017 : Modesto, CA

2015 - The Mop Shop Art  Gallery - Retrospective 1997 -2014Modesto, CA ~ July 2, - Aug 18

2015 -The Barking Dog - A Child's Perspective, Modesto CA ~ July 12 - Aug 18

2015 -The Barking Dog - Past Present and Future,  Modesto, CA  ~ August 19 - Sept 14

2015 - The Mop Shop Art  Gallery - Perspectives, Modesto, CA ~ Aug 19 - Sept 14

2013 - California State University StanislausTen Feet Under and Upside Down - Turlock, CA -- Aug 26, - Oct 18,
2013 - Modesto Art Museum - Wonderwall  April 1 -May 31,  Modesto Ca.
2013 - The Barking Dog  - Beneath the Surface - Modesto, CA. - April 17 - May 30
2013 - Peer Recovery Art  Gallery - Beneath the Surface - Modesto, CA March 1 - 30
2011 - MJC Art Gallery - DRAW THE LINE - CA; Oct. 2011 - The International House - Davis,  CA. Nov. -Dec
2011 - Dayton Visual Arts Center - DOMESTIC MEDITATIONS 2. Dayton, Ohio; May 12 -June 17
2009 YWCA Student Lounge Berkeley CA. -- Jan. Feb. March
2007 Lisa Lodeski Fine Arts Aliso Viejo, CA. May 19 - June 23
2005 Napa Valley College - Napa Ca. Nov 11 - Dec 14
2005 Modesto Junior College - Modesto, Ca. March 3 -24
2005 American River College - Sacramento Ca.   Jan -Feb
2004 Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV - Oct -Nov
2003 Merced Multicultural Center - Merced, Ca. - Oct - Dec
2003 Stanford University - Stanford, Ca. - July - Sept
2001 Cafe Sumatra - Solo exhibition - Twain Hart, Ca.  Oct
2001 Colombia College - Solo exhibition - Colombia, Ca. Sept
2001 Merced College - Solo exhibition - Merced, Ca. - April -May
2000 Benicia Public Library,  Benicia, Ca. -- Jan 11 - Feb 14
1999 Centro Colombiano Americano, Medellin, Colombia, SOUTH AMERICA- Feb. 10 - Mar 13
1998 French Cultural Center, Nairobi, Kenya AFRICA  Jan 12 - 23,
1997 Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Front Street Danville, CaJan 11 - Feb. 22, 
1996 Phoenix Cultural Center, Moscow, RUSSIA   Nov. 1 - 26, 1996
1996 Pacific Bell Corporate Offices,  San Ramon, Ca.    April 1- 30
1995 Beyond The Bench, Conference, Parcs Hotel; Oakland, Ca.

MURALS & PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2008   Modesto Junior College; Mural site specific, New Auditorium Entry: August
2008   Kaiser Hospital - Murals - site specific for Hospital entry: June 2008
2006   Modesto Junior College - Fireside Lounge mural -8h’ x 16’ w
2004   Lake Don Pedro Elementary School - Mural - 8’h x 40’ w
2003   Colombia College - Automotive mural - Colombia, CA
2001   Public art mural Community Bus Station - Planada, CA
2000   Sobrato Family Living Center - 10" x 15" mural with homeless children
1998- 1999,  San Jose Arts Council & The San Jose University Foundation - collaboration -
1998 - 1999,  San Ramon Marketplace - Art in Public places- Central Attractions -
1999 San Leandro Ca. - mural 20' x 40' collaboration with youth - probation - Juvenile Hall

TWO - FOUR PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 - New York The Proctors Theater ~ group exhibition October 21st - December 12, 2016;  New York.

2007 Irvine Fine Art Center;  Irvine, Ca. July 29 - Sept. 8 Site specific installation
2006  Exploding Head Gallery 924 12th Street, Sacramento, Ca.   Nov-Dec
2006  Benchmark Mortgage Company Santa Ana, Ca; May 17 - July 10
2005 Artists Resource Group - Corona del Mar, Ca - Sept - Nov
2001 National Academy of Design - New York,  NY - Sept
2001 MATRIX Gallery - Four person exhibit - Sacramento, Ca. - Nov
2001 Sinclair College - Three person exhibition - Dayton, Ohio - Mar -April
2000 SOMARTS - Three person Exhibition -  San Francisco, Ca. - Mar 7 - 25
2000 Bridge Center Gallery, three person exhibit - El Paso Texas - Feb 24 -Mar 31
1998  INTRODUCTIONS 98   Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts; San Francisco, Ca July 9 - Aug. 5
1995 Pacific Bell Corporation, Corporate Offices; San Ramon, Ca. July 1 - Aug 18

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 - CSUS Turlock, CA ~ Full time Faculty exhibition ~ MJC and Merced College, March 8 - April 6
2011 -2012 - Flow Arts Space ~ A Show of Light - Minneapolis, Minnesota Jan 5 -  14,  
2011 - Faculty Exhibit  Modesto Junior College Art Gallery     Sept. 13 - October 7
2010 - CCAA Mistlin Gallery - Modesto Ca  May 8 - June 24
2009 - Art Faculty Exhibition - Modesto Junior College -  Modesto, Ca.   Sept. 9 -- Sept. 24, 2009
2009  Group Exhibition Hollingsworth Gallery; ALCHEMY: OBJECT TRANSFORMED. Palm Coast, Florida
2008  Chico Art Center - All Media 08 - A National juried exhibition -- Chico, Ca
2006  Modesto Junior College Faculty Exhibition - Modesto, Ca. October 1 - 23
2003  Pretty Lies, Dirty Truths BC Space,   Jan 24- April 31,  Laguna Beach, Ca
2002  SJSU Faculty and Alumni; Computer Curriculum Corporation;  Nov. 1 '98 - Nov. 2002
2001 Merced College Faculty exhibition - August
2000 Colombia College Faculty exhibition - Aug 13 - Sept 13,
1999 San Jose State Multicultural Center, RISING a Multimedia Exhibition - Dec 1999
1999 Danville Fine Arts, World View Ethnic Diversity - Oct 4 - Nov 3 1999
1999 Heritage Bank, San Jose Ca. - SJSU Faculty and Alumni -  May 6th - July 6, 1999
1999 Center for the Visual Art, Oakland, Ca.; Five perspectives on the Global Child; Mar 4-27
1998 Applied Global University -  SJSU Faculty and Alumni - July 15 1998 - Feb 15, 1999
1998 The Center for Visual Art, THE LIGHT IS DIVERSE IN CALIFORNIA "The light and the Altar"  juror:  Enrique Chagoya     May 3 -June 7 1998
1997 California Museum Of Art, Ca. SMALL WORKS Oct 15 - Dec. 21,     Juror: Catherine Clark
1997 Woman Made Gallery   MAKING WAVES Oct. 3 - 24 Chicago Ill.      Juror:  Pearl Hirshfield
1997 CAL EXPO ... California Works, Juried; State Fair   Aug 16, - Sept 2,
1997 South Bay Women's Caucus, Lynn House Gallery;  Antioch, Ca. Juror: Lisa Lodeski
1997 Napa Valley College Gallery, BAY AREA ART, Jurors: Rene de Rosa, John Hannaford
1997 Gallery On The Rim, WHISPERS, 333 3rd St. SF. Ca.  April 2, - May 3,      Juror Eileen Bakker
1996 Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, Ca Sept. 12 - Oct, 24, Juror, Lisa Lodeski
1996 CAL EXPO .. Juried; State Fair"No Evil"   Aug 16, - Sept 2, Juror; Mike Henderson
1996 "I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS,  Galaria Tonantzin   San Juan Bautista, Ca.   May 23 - June 29 1996 "Behind The Wire" Juror: Anne Brodzky
1996 Whispers, Gallery On The Rim, S.F., CA  April 2 - 25333 3rd St "Target The Question" 
1995 Center For the Visual Arts, Oakland; Aug 6th - Sept. 12th
1995 "THE WOMEN'S SHOW", July 15 - Aug 26 Danville Fine Arts Gallery 233 Front St, Danville, CA"Behind The Wire" & "Gun Crazy"    Juror: Carrie Lederer

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full time Professor - Modesto Junior College - Hire date 8/2004
2003 - 04 - Instructor - Modesto Junior College
1999 - 03 - Instructor - Colombia College
2001 - 04 - Instructor - Merced College
1996 - 01 - Instructor - San Jose State University

LECTURES GIVEN

2014 - PEN~ National Womans Art Association 10/14

2011 - Dayton Visual Arts Center - Dayton, Ohio May 2011
2003 - Savannah School of Art and Design - Savannah, Georgia Mar 31, 2002
2003 - Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant MI. Mar 19 2003
2002 - Assistance League of Tustin --Tustin, Ca - Oct. 28
2002 - Promoting yourself as an artist seminar -Livermore, CaJune 1
2001 - Nation Woman’s Caucus for the Arts -Conference, Chicago, Illinois Feb. 25
2000 - Bridgecenter Gallery - El Paso, Texas - Feb 24
2000 - Benicia Public Library - Benicia, Ca - Jan 23
1999 - Superior Court;  Casa Program - Oakland, Ca - April 17
1999 - Universitario Antiquoria Museo -Medellin, Colombia, South America - Feb 9
1999 - Centro Colombo Americano - Medellin, Colombia, South America - Feb 12
1999 - Institute Bella Artista -Medellin, Colombia, South America -Feb 10
1998 - San Jose State University- Women in Art;   San Jose, Ca -  April 14
1998 - International University, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa - Jan
1998 - French Cultural Center, Nairobi, Kenya,  Africa - Jan
1998 - Bura Bura Art Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa - Jan
1998 - Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa- Jan  
1997 - Mills College, Oakland, Ca - Feb 23
1997 - Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, Ca - Jan 28
1996 - Youth Institute, Moscow, Russia, Nov 22
1996 - F.A.B. Organization, Moscow, Russia, Nov 14
1996 - Moscow Art Institute, Moscow, Russia, Nov 12
1996 - NAN Foundation, Moscow, Russia -Nov 5,

AWARDS

1997  American Business Women's Association National Achievement Award
1995 Liquitex - International Excellence in Art Award
1995 National Council of Family Relations; Coral Gables, Florida (Feminism and Family Studies) 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2001 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN - New York, NY - Mural Scholarship

1998 Helen Dooley Art Department Scholarship San Jose State University
1997 Viola Palmer Memorial Scholarship San Jose State University
1996 Viola Palmer Memorial Scholarship San Jose State University
1996 San Jose State University Art Department Scholarship
1994 Mills College Scholarship
1993 Mills College Scholarship

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION OF:

Carolyne Parsons - Oakdale Ca

Mr. & Mrs Carone, Modesto Ca
Ailish Brennan - Calgary, Canada
KAISER Hospital; Modesto, Ca.
Modesto Junior College; Modesto, Ca
Kris Pitts - Sacramento Ca.
Melissa Wackerman, Santa Ana, Ca
Jeannie Diradoorian, Santa Ana, Ca
Catherine Konop, Santa Ana, Ca
Craig Ratcliffe, Santa Ana, Ca
Brett Floyd, Tustin, Ca
Paula Davidson, Discovery Bay, Ca
Dr. Jonathan Weidenbaum, San Ramon,  Ca  
Mike and Lisa Archuletta, Warwick, New York
Raymond Ashley, San Jose, Ca  
Lisa Lodeski, San Ramon,  Ca
Sharon Krause, Danville, Ca    
Steven Tome Nyang'ate,  Nairobi, Kenya
Margaret Safari, Nairobi , Kenya  
MAPP Coalition, Oakland, Ca
Dori Sassin,  San Ramon,  Ca

 

ART RELATED EXPERIENCE

1997- 01   I was the US representative for the Bevey-Gate International Youth Program Heal The World, project based in Nairobi, Kenya.  Heal The World, is a program which focuses on creating and promoting awareness on issues surrounding our environment, wildlife, and the lives of street children in contemporary African societies.

1997 -05   I was the US representative for the Russian based project Children's Dreams, an international traveling art and concert exhibition.  Children's Dreams is a charitable international project to support gifted, orphaned, disabled and homeless children in both Russia and America. 

1996 - 1999    I was the officially designated U.S. representative for the organization "Wings Of The World", an idea which originated in Russia that is intended to bring attention and assistance to the needs of children around the world.  This project involves the transformation of a military plane through the application of children's art, changing it from an image of military might to a manifestation of world unity and peace through the power of children's dreams It will focus on the need to guard and protect the world's children, and to defend their mental and physical health through positive action. 

Bibliography:

2013-  - Public Catalogue   Ten feet under and Upside down

2009 KONK AM - Radio interview   ART TECH TALK -  July 10th
2008 Modesto Bee - Special Edition - Kaiser Hospital
2007 The Pirate’s Log; Deborah Barr: professor, artist, humanitarian; by Leo Daddario
2004 Modesto Bee - Portrait of the artist as a young woman - By Lisa Millegan;  11/03/04
2003 Merced Sunstar - Merced Multicultural Center presents paintings by Deborah Barr -  9/27/03
2001  Union Democrat - Artist Seeks Justice through Imagery; Jim Leitzell -9/27/01
2001 Merced SunStar - Paintings by Deborah Dague  -- 4/2001
2000 Solono Times, Artist Draws The Viewer into her Paintings; Cathy Jacobson 1/20/00
2000 Benicia Herald, Artist/Activist exhibit heading to the Holy Land; Richard Solono   1/12/00
1999 Oakland Tribune, Vibrant Mural Helps Teens Express Hopes and Fears; Jeanie Wakeland 6/13
1999  SBAWCA Newsletter; "Five Perspectives of the Global Child" San Jose, Ca.; Ruth Eckard 4/99
1999 Medellin Times - "Activist Painter focuses on Children" Medellin, Colombia2/16/99
1999 Radio Interview "Heartist Activist works for Children's rights" Medellin, Colombia
1999 Television interview -"Heartist Activist"  Medellin, Colombia  2/13/99
1999 Tri - Valley Herald  "Activist Painter uses art to inspire action"   by Monique Beeler 1/3/99
1998 Daily Nation, Nairobi, Africa "International Children's Artist" by Tim Gitau 1/22/98
1998 Focus; Nairobi, Africa "From USA with the Lost Innocence"   by Kabukuru Gichuki 1/18/98
1998 Daily Nation Nairobi, Africa edition"Standing up for Children's Rights" By Tim Gitau1/15/98
1998 Tri -Valley Herald "The World is Her Canvas" By Monique Beeler    1/5/98
1997 San Ramon Valley Times "Artist Bound for Kenya with focus on Children"     By Monica Lander   
1997 San Ramon V T "Artist Focuses Her Work On Threatened Innocence"     By Linda Davis 1/10/97
1997 San Ramon V T "Artist's Work Draws On Grim Children's Issues"    By Carol E. Robinson 1/6/97
1997 Diablo Magazine "Banned Art - Wake Up and Smell the Violence" by Lisa Trottier: 
1996 Nightclub News Moscow "Californian Artist/Activist Calls Attention To Children's "Small World"11/14/96
1996 Business Daily in Moscow "Artist Represents Brutality To Awaken Compassion"
1996 Moscow Times -- Happenings and Exhibits at The Phoenix Gallery
1996 Tri -Valley Herald Editorial "Art Should Raise Issues" 11/21/96
1996 Tri -Valley Herald "Artists Message Is Tough To Take" by Doug Campbell10/24/96
1996 The Ledger Dispatch Antioch "Piece de resistance" By Lauria Orella           5/16/96
1995 San Ramon Valley Times "Danville exhibit of Women's work"    8/14/95  
1995 Valley Times "Social Studies"  By David Goll     6/13/95
1994 Tri -Valley Herald "Artist Targets Teens, Family" by Emily Bazelon      4/5/94