Deby Harvey
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Exhibits

The Artist's Remarque
128 1st St, La Conner, WA

Purloin Studio Fine Art and Gifts
Fall City Installation
UP Front Art Gallery
The Underwood Gallery
Collective Memory
A long time artist, Deby Harvey began formal art studies in the late 1970s at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has worked in a number of mediums through the years, all with a common theme – nature. Her varied art career includes diverse work in pottery, fibers, jewelry and most recently hollowware, forged copper combined into organic sculptural pieces. Her recent series of sculptural copper leaves are a combination of the real and imagined worlds which offer nature's movement and grace in a familiar shape.

Deby's diverse work career leveraged her creative talents which included high end floral arranging, estate sized waterfall construction, landscape architecture and commercial showroom design.

According to Deby, "Nature is astounding in its ability to make the complex look simple. For me, that contradiction holds a parallel to every day of life. It's that same interplay of simple to complex that directs
my approach to art."

Deby is a founding member of artEAST a thriving co-op of artists in and around Issaquah Washington and currently serves on their board of directors. In addition, Deby is the current President of UP Front Art Gallery in Issaquah a for profit gallery affiliated with ArtEast. In 2005 Deby was the chairman of the first ArtEast fundraising auction which raised over $25,000 for local art projects. She is a past art docent for the Issaquah school district where she was honored a Golden Acorn award for her contributions.

Exhibitions

2009 Cohabitations, Fall City, WA
2009 Collective Memory, Issaquah community memory project - Issaquah, WA
2007 Collective Memory, Issaquah community memory project - Issaquah, WA
2006 - current Up Front Art Gallery – Issaquah, WA
2006 Collective Works – Issaquah, WA
2006 Rhino Studios Guest Artist – Issaquah, WA
2005 Issaquah Art Walk – Issaquah, WA
2004 Techlink Engineering Resources – Issaquah, WA
2004 Underwood Gallery – Wauwatosa, WI
2003 International Microwave Symposium, guest programs - Seattle, WA

Education

2004 Holloware and Fold Forming, Pratt Fine Arts - Seattle, WA
1978 - 1981 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
1976 - 1977 Southern California College - Los Angeles, CA

Professional and Community Experience

2008 UP Front [art] – Board President
2007 - 2008 artEAST – Board Member
2006 UP Front [art] – Founding Member
2005 artEAST – Founding Member
2004 - 2005 Waterfalls, Etc.
Flatwork rock installation and design and installation of large water features
1990 - 2003 Overleaf Designs – Founder
Landscape design with a focus on rock work including water features
1994 – 2002 Issaquah Valley Elementary Art Docent Gallery Program
Worked on a large installation that included a sculpture garden for 5th graders, a garden showcasing WA geology as well as other rock varieties, and 2 additional native gardens, all for student interaction and education.


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