Debra Jo Radke
www.debraradke.com
dradke2@gmail.com
 
Education
University of South Florida, MFA Phi Kappa Phi, Painting, Tampa, FL 1997
Michigan State University, BFA High Honors, Painting & Printmaking, Lansing, Michigan 1978
 
Selected Exhibitions
MGC - Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY - 2016
2nd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition
Curator – David Kiehl, Whitney Museum of American Art  *Catalogue
The Studio@620, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL - 2016
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts - 2016
Fourth National Monotype / Monoprint Exhibition, MGNE Monotype Guild of New England
Curator – Andrew Stevens, Chazen Museum, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison  *Catalogue
The Studio@620, St. Petersburg, Florida  - 2015
Director’s Choice Exhibition II, Awarded in 2014 by Studio Artistic Director Bob Devins Jones
Ground Floor Gallery, The Print Show, Park Slope New York, NY - 2015
TECO Public Art Gallery, TECO Building, Downtown Tampa, Florida - 2015
Natural Chaos; Recent Prints & Paintings by Curator Debra Radke
Curated by - Erika Greenberg Schneider, Bleu Acier
Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Florida - 2015
              International Society of Acrylic Painters – Florida 9th Annual Exhibition, Top 10 Award
              Curator – Robert Burridge, ISAP Signature Member
Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria - 2015, 2013, 2011  
5th, 3rd, 2nd Lessedra International Painting & Mixed Media Competition  *Catalogues
Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
14th, 13th, 12th, 11th Lessedra World Print Annual Mini Print  *Catalogues
Solo Exhibition, Tampa General Hospital Complex Medicine Unit, Tampa, FL - 2014
L’Ecole d’Art D’Ottawa, ON, Canada, 5th Int’l Miniature Print Biennale - 2014  *Catalogue
Ink Shop Print Center & Olive Branch Press, Ithaca, NY - 2015, 2014, 2013
18th, 17th, 16th Mini Print International
Taller Galeria Fort, Adogi, Gerona, Spain - 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011  
               34, 33, 32, 31st Mini Print Internacional de Cadaques, Traveling Exhibition – 3 Countries 
The Tharrats Foundation of Graphic Art, Pinead de Mar, Barcelona, October – November, yearly
Galeria L’Etangd’ Art, Bages, France, November – January, yearly
Wingfield Barns, Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk, United Kingdom, July – September, yearly  *Catalogues
L’Ecole d’Art D’Ottawa, ON, Canada, 4th Int’l Miniature Print Biennale – 2012  *Catalogue
Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria – 2011
              10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, 2nd Prize Purchase & Residency Award
               8 International Judges from 6 Countries  *Catalogue
Elliot Gallery at Eckerd College, St Petersburg, FL - 2011  
             Monotype / Monoprint Invitational Exhibition     
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts – 2010, 2011
              Second National Monotype / Monoprint Exhibition MGNE / Monotype Guild of New England
              Curator – Joann Moser, Graphic Arts, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Eastern Oregon University Print Exhibition & Exchange, Le Grande, Oregon - 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008
Green Door Printmaking Studio, Print Exhibition & Exchange, Derbyshire, United Kingdom - 2008
Bleu Acier, Inc., New Editions, Tampa, FL - 2008
              Erika Schneider, Publisher & Curator
TECO Plaza Art Gallery, TECO Building, Downtown Tampa, FL 2008
 
Select Projects, Awards & Fellowships
The Morean Arts Center, 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, St Petersburg, FL – 2015
              Top Ten Award Winner, Robert Burridge, Juror International Society of Acrylic Painters
Lessedren & Sofia, Bulgaria – Special Exhibition; Two In One, Japan Print Exhibition - 2014
 
 
Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects - Georgi Kolev, Owner and Founder
             Residency in Printmaking, Lessedra & Sofia, Bulgaria – July through August 2013
             Ten International Artists over Three Months
Portrait Collaboration Project with Sculptor Marin Kasarski - 2013 Summer Residency Program
             Model sculpted in Clay, Cast into Bronze in Lessedren, Bulgaria – 2015
Award Life Enrichment Center, Tampa, FL - 2013
             Dr. Gladys S. Kashdin Above and Beyond Award
             Awarded for Teaching ‘Above and Beyond’ the required curriculum
Lessedra Contemporary International Artist Residency, Jury Award - 2nd Place - 2011
             Awarded by 6 International Judges: Bulgaria, Canada, The Netherlands, New Zealand & USA
Brandon News & Tribune, Award for Excellence in the Arts, Brandon, FL – 2008
The Arts Center of St Petersburg, Award of Distinction, St Petersburg, FL – 2005
University of South Florida, 1997 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award, Tampa, FL – 1997
 
Selected Corporate Collections
Allure Hair Design, Tampa, FL
Barnett Bank Trust Company, Permanent Collection, Tampa, FL
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & Koche, PA, Tampa, FL
Concierge Financial Organization, Permanent Collection, St. Petersburg, FL
First Florida Bank, Permanent Collection, Tampa, FL
Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Projects, Permanent Collection, Sofia, Bulgaria
Life Enrichment Center, Tampa, FL
Lincoln Property Company, Permanent Collection, Dallas, Texas
Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neil and Mullis, PA, Permanent Collection, Florida
Private Collections in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Texas, Bulgaria, Canadian Provinces, UK,  
 
Selected Bibliography / Catalogues*
2nd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition, *Catalogue, MGC, New York, NY,
Color illus.,“Garden Flowers, Pg. 14, 2016
Fourth National Monotype / Monoprint Juried Exhibition, *Catalogue, MGNE, Attleboro Arts Museum,
Attleboro, Mass, Text and color illus., “Hinged Seed Pod”, Pg. 41, 2016
14th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, *Catalogue, Sofia, Bulgaria, “My Sheep Followed Me Home from
Lesidren”, by Debra Radke, Text and 6 illus., Pgs. 16 - 17, 2015
Tampa Times, S. Tampa News, “Artist Inspired by Bird’s Eye View”, Laura Cone, Front Page; September 23, 2015
12th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, *Catalogue, Sofia, Bulgaria, “The Art Village Summer Residency 2013”
Special Supplement, 40 Pgs.,“Lesidren Dream”, by Debra Radke, Text and photos, 2 illus., Pgs.14 – 18, 33
11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, *Catalogue, Sofia, Bulgaria, illus. Pg. 17, 2012
Radio Bulgaria, “Gallery Owner Georgi Kolev presents Bulgarian and Foreign Artists at
Lessedra Gallery”, by Anna Kapiyanova. July 15, 2011-10:53 AM. Article reprint. Award for 1stst, 2ndnd & 3rdrd        
Place Winners with Country of origin and color illus. in Bulgarian and English, 2011
10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, *Catalogue, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2nd Prize, illus. Pg. 3, 2011
34, 32, 32, 31st e Mini Print Internacional de Cadeques, *Catalogue, Gerona & Cadaques, Spain, France,
UK, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 respectively.  Local and Regional Press dating to 1990 Upon Request.
 
Professional Activities
Curatorial & Writing
Curator of Exhibitions, TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa, FL 2003 – Present
“Arts in Review”, Columnist, Cultural Affairs Magazine, Tampa, FL 1997 - 2000
Teaching Experience
Painting & Drawing Instructor, Life Enrichment Center, Tampa, FL  2002 – 2014
Arts Workshop Teacher, Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa Museum of Art,
Grades 6 – 12, Tampa, FL 2007 – 2011
Professor of Design I, II levels, Academy of Design, Tampa, FL 1998 – 2001
Photo Styling & Production
Photo Styling and PA, Monte Media Productions, Ontario, Canada Tampa, FL 2010 – 2014
Photo Styling, Casual Living Catalogue Company, Tampa, FL 2003- 2009
Photo Styling and PA, Home Shopping Network – HSN, Largo, FL 2001 – 2013
 
Community Service Activities
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Michigan & Florida Chapters, Inducted 1976, Lifetime Member
Gasparilla Krewe of St Brigit, Active Member, Tampa, FL 2001 – 2016
Gasparilla Krewe of St Brigit, Board of Directors, Tampa FL 2001 – 2015
11th Congressional District, Art Competition Steering Committee, Tampa, FL 2000 – 2013
Las Damas de Arte, Ladies Art Support Group, Active Member, Tampa, FL 1998 - Present
Las Damas de Arte, V. Pres, President, Tampa, FL 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2003
Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O’Malley, First Female Gasparilla Krewe, Tampa, FL 1993 – 2003
References upon Request
 
 
 
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