Resume of Debra C. Cortese
art exhibitions/awards/interests*

2007
Pinecrest Arts Festival, Pinecrest, FL Jan. 07
Group Exhibition, Miami Art Group, Design District, Nov-Jan 07

2006
Coral Reef Yacht Club Art Show ad Sale, November 06
Group Exhibition, Miami Art Group, Design District, Nov-Jan 07
Solo Exhibition, Michele European Caffé, N. Miami, FL June-July 06
Solo Exhibition, Edward Beiner at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL Apr-June06
UM Physical Therapy Gala, Miami, FL Apr. 06
The Villagers Garden Tour Art Exhibition, Coconut Grove, FL Mar 06
AIRIE (Artist in Residence in Everglades auction participant/donor) Coconut Grove Women Club Mar 06
Orchid Art Show, Miami Beach Botanical Garden Feb 06
Pinecrest Arts Festival, Pinecrest, FL Jan 06
Beaux Arts Festival, Miami, FL Jan 06
Introduce 1st Children's book: 'Little One and the Nature Spirits"

2005
Arts & Biz Council Benefit Art Auction, Museum Science Miami
Mad Hatter Art Show, The Barnacle, Coconut Grove, FL Nov. 05
Trinity Chapel Art Exhibition, Miami, FL Sept 05
Solo Exhibition at STARBUCKS featuring new 'Dryspills' May 05
Miami International Billfish Tournament exhibitor 4/05
RMAS (Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) Benefit Auction participant/donor 5/05
AIRIE (Artist in Residence in Everglades auction participant/donor) Coconut Grove Women Club 3/05
Cover Photo/Feature Article 2/7/05 Miami Herald-Tropical Life
"Home is where the gnome is"
Pinecrest gARTens Fine Art Festival, Pinecrest, FL 1/05 "
Featured Poster Artist
Americas Museum "7 International Women" 1/05
Co-Founded ART FOR THE ANIMALS, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the treatment of animals through artistic expression and education

2004
Sundays on Sunset, South Miami, FL 2004
Gnomes Tour Coral Gables, FL 12/04
Holiday Art Show with the Gnomes, Miami, FL 12/04
Arts & Biz Council Benefit Art Auction, Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Ramble Art Exhibition, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 11/04
Sat & Sun in the Park with Art, Coral Reef Park, FL 10/04
Evening Among the Artists, Operation Smile at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami 9/04
The Gilded Hand, Coral Gables Solo Show, 9/04
Americas Museum, Encounters Exhibition, 9/04
Sea Turtles & Art in the Cabanas, Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, FL 7/04
Art & Tea in Coral Gables at “Theine” Tea Salon 5/04
Private Garden Show, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McMurry 4/04
Plant Spirit Images Open Studio Tour, Miami, FL 3/04
Private Garden Show, Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Neustein, Miami, FL 3/04
Pinecrest Gardens Art Show, Miami, FL 1/04
1st PLACE graphics/photography

2003
Cauley Square Holiday Art Show, Miami, FL 12/03
Private Garden Show, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McMurry, Miami, FL 10/03
Fairchild Tropical Garden, Ramble, A Garden Festival, Miami, FL 11/03
Operation Smile “Evening Among the Artists”, Miami, FL 10/03
PEx Cuba Gallery, Miami, FL 10/03-’04
AfterImage Gallery, Coral Gables, FL 11/03-04
Café TuTu Tango, Coconut Grove, FL 6/03-8/03

1998 - 2002
Rhinebeck Art/Craft Fair, Rhinebeck, NY 10/02
Art in the Garden, Vanderbilt Estate, Rhinecliff, NY 10/02
Woodstock Artist’s Guild, Woodstock, NY 11/01, 11/02
Hudson Valley AIDS Fundraiser, Kingston, NY 5/02
Little Hairem Boutique, Narrowsburg, NY 1/02- ‘04
M&T Bank, Kingston, NY 2/02- 3/02
Fleur de lis Gallery, Woodstock, NY 5/02-11/02
Bop to Tottum, Kingston, NY 10/01 - 11/02
Mid-City(SkyBox) Gallery, Kingston, NY 03-02
Fantastic Voyage, Kingston, NY 9/01 - 11/02
ASK, Art Society of Kingston, NY
- Annual Members Shows ‘00, ‘01, ‘02
- Graphic Design Exhibit ‘02
- Open Studio Tour Group Exhibit at Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY ‘01, ‘02
Alijax Gallery, On the Rondout, Kingston, NY 2/02 - 11/02
Off-the-Wall Gallery, Kingston, NY 12/01
Kleinart James Gallery in Woodstock, NY 11/01
Arts & Flowers Festival, Kingston, NY 9/01
Riverfest, Narrowsburg, NY 7/01 and 7/02
Donskoi & Co. Gallery, Kingston, NY 2/01
Kingston Library Bi-Annual Art Exhibits, NY 12/00, 6/01, 12/01, 6/02

1987-1998
Art Cache, East Burke, VT
Illuminati Gallery, East Burke, VT
Old Stonehouse Museum, East Burke, VT
Avery’s Café and Gallery, Lyndonville, VT
Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, VT
Hanover Art Show, Hanover, NH
Body, Mind, Spirit Expo, Portland, ME
Holiday Art Show, Burlington, VT
Flowerland, Lyndonville, VT
Annual Homeshow, Lyndonville, VT
Bailey’s Country Store, East Burke, VT

ASSOCIATIONS
Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Fl
Miami Museum of Science, Miami, FL
Mac User Group Member: FL, NY, VT
Arts Society of Kingston-Board Member, & Editor of quarterly newsletter, NY
Graphic Artists Guild, VT Chapter
AIGNY
Uptown Kingston Business/Environmental Group, NY
Greeting Card Association
Theosophical Society
The Woodstock Arts Guild, NY
Woodstock Center for Photography, NY
VT Chambers of Commerce (St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, Newport)
Burke Business Association Member and Editor of monthly newsletter
American Cancer Society Board Member, St. Johnsbury, VT
Business and Professional Women’s Club, St. Johnsbury, VT
Lyndon Children’s Center Board Member, VT
St. Johnsbury Rotary Club Guest Speaker/Presenter
St. Johnsbury Academy Career Day Guest Speaker/Presenter
PTA member: FL, NY, VT

 

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6395 SW 42 Terrace
Miami, Florida 33155
Tel: 305-665-2528
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