Debra Wadlington

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Artist Information

Debra Wadlington

Debra Wadling­ton paints in a style that reflects the real­ism of the cul­tures of the Amer­i­can West and South­west. Debra’s life-long pas­sion res­onates through­out her art with every stroke of col­or, skill­ful­ly cap­tur­ing the indeli­ble spir­it of the land, the peo­ple, and traditions.

Native to New Mex­i­co, where she attend­ed school and began her career in art, Debra’s aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments include degrees in Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Art, Bach­e­lor of Art in Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, and a Mas­ters in Ele­men­tary Edu­ca­tion. She has taught at var­i­ous grade lev­els in pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary schools, in addi­tion to col­lege as an adjunct Pro­fes­sor of Art. Debra resides in Texas where she con­tin­ues to paint her passion.

Gal­leries & Shows

Jami­son Gallery, San­ta Fe, NM
Muse­um of West­ern Art, Ker­rville, TX
Joe and Joyce Walk­er Artist of the Year, Hobbs, NM
Lub­bock Allied Art Show, Lub­bock, TX
Tabor Art Gallery, San­ta Fe, NM
The Exchange Gallery, Austin, TX
Noel-Wag­n­er Muse­um, Spring Show, Odessa, TX
Llano Esta­ca­do Fall Show, Hobbs, NM
Carls­bad Area Art Show, Carls­bad, NM
Allied Art Gallery, Pas­co, WA
Old Pecos Gallery, Carls­bad, NM
The Wild Rose, Old Town Albu­querque, NM
Mon­a­hans Annu­al Art Show, Mon­a­hans, TX
Ft. Worth Trin­i­ty Art Fes­ti­val, Ft. Worth, TX
Raton Art Fes­ti­val, Raton, NM

Art in Pub­lic Spaces (Debra’s art is promi­nent­ly displayed)

Office of for­mer Lt. Gov­er­nor Diane Den­ish, Cap­i­tal Build­ing, San­ta Fe, NM.
Offices of the may­ors of Arte­sia, Carls­bad, and Lov­ing, NM.
Hobbs Pub­lic Library, Hobbs, NM.
Cen­ten­ni­al Cel­e­bra­tions Murals, Tatum USPS Post Office, Tatum, NM
Lea Coun­ty Muse­um, Lov­ing­ton, NM


One Per­son Shows

South­ern New Mex­i­co West Texas Oil and Gas Con­ven­tion, Carls­bad, NM,
Lea Coun­ty Muse­um, NM
The Art Gallery, Roswell, NM
Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Retire Din­ner for Sen­a­tor Pete Domeni­ci, NM
Hobbs Coun­try Club, NM
Hobbs Sun News, NM
Lea Coun­ty Cen­ter for the Arts, NM
Rock­wind Com­mu­ni­ty Golf Course and Restau­rant, NM
En Sueno Bed and Break­fast, Hobbs, NM
Pacif­ic Rim Restau­rant, Hobbs, NM
Cham­ber of Com­merce, Eunice, NM
Lea Coun­ty Wire­less Net­work, NM
West­ern Com­merce Bank, Hobbs, NM
New Mex­i­co Junior Col­lege, Pan­ell Library, Hobbs, NM
Uni­ver­si­ty of the South­west, Hobbs, NM


Fea­tured in Print & Advertising

Tele­phone Direc­to­ry Book Front Cov­ers:
San­ta Fe, NM
Hobbs, NM
Carls­bad, NM
Arte­sia, NM
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