PUBLICATIONS & Awards

I want to share some things which shed light on my artistic career thus far. To think of all the possibilities for the future!


The Art of the Canoe with Joe Seliga. MBI Publishing 2002. Photography by Deborah Sussex.  Purchase a copy, signed by the photographer, in The SHOP.

Celebrating Birch; The Lore, Art and Craft of an Ancient Tree. North House Folk School 2007. Photography by Deborah Sussex. Purchase a copy, signed by the photographer, in The SHOP.

Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO: “New Work by Regional Artists” ~ Two submissions selected for juried show and awarded  2nd place. February 2016

Micro Grant; Durango Arts Center. Funding for Pastel materials to further personal studies. Spring, 2015

Durango Arts Center: “Members Exhibition” ~ Pastel painting submission selected for juried show and sold. Nov, 2014

Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve & Education Center, Mancos, CO: “Artist Residency in Photography” ~ Recently awarded for summer/fall, 2014

Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO: “New Work by Regional Artists” ~ Submission selected for juried show and awarded 3rd place. February 2014

Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO: “Exposure” ~ 2 submissions selected for juried photography show with one awarded for “Excellence”, December, 2013

Durango Arts Center: “Journey Stories” ~ Submission selected for juried show receiving Honorable Mention, November, 2013

Career Development Grant; Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. “Pastel; The Next Level”,

Workshop with master artist and teacher Richard McKinley. 2012

Quick Start Opportunity Grant; Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. “Pastel Stages; Emphasis Underpainting and Underdrawing”, Workshop with master artist and teacher Richard McKinley. 2012

Career Development Grant; Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. “Pastel Painting & Photography”,

One-on-one mentoring with master photographer Julianne Jonker. 2011

Quick Start Opportunity Grant; Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. “Studies in the Movement of Nature”,

Exhibit of personal work at the Open Eye Figure Theatre. 2011

Merit Award; Professional Photographers of America International Competition. Into the Mist, 2009

One Hundred and Fifty Lives That Make A Difference. Hamline University’s 150th anniversary, 2005 I was chosen as one of the 150 people, in Hamline’s history, to be recognized/honored in the book

Northeastern Minnesota Book Award; Non-Fiction, Art, Scholarship for The Art of the Canoe with Joe Seliga. 2002

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