Christina Debarry
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  • Works in Print
  • Exhibitions
  • Awards
  • Juror of Selection
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Christina Debarry

Debarry is Past President  of the Pastel Society of America 1998-2001. She is also an elected member (vice-president) of the Allied Artists of America, a member of The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Pen and Brush and The Salmagundi Club 1991- 01, IAPS former  board of director. Artist Fellowship, American Artist Professional League (Fellow), Audubon Artist.

Debarry teaches pastel painting and enjoys giving workshops and demos. In 1997, Debarry traveled to China and gave demos, as a guest of the Chinese Government. Her pastel workshops have taken her to: Texas, Martha's Vineyard, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire in the USA as well as Canada, Bermuda, France and Mexico.

Formal Education

  • Newark School of Fine Arts 3 yr certificate
  • New York University BS Fine Art, and Art Ed Minor
  • The Art Student League of New York, also private studio classes and workshops

Works in Print

  • Who's Who in American Art
  • Pastel Highlights II Weaving Colors with Crosshatching reprint from America Artist
  • Basic Landscape, Stoking the Fires of Autumn, Artist's Magazine,
  • Basic Landscape, Joys of Summer, Artist's Magazine
  • USA Showcase, Pastel Artist International,
  • Interview with the artist , Pastel Journal,
  • Pastel Page: Weaving Color With Crosshatching, American Artist.
  • BEST OF PASTELS I and BEST OF PASTELS II Rockport Publishing
  • FLORAL INSPIRATIONS , Rockport Publishing
  • BEST OF FLORAL PAINTING, North Light Books
  • BEST OF PASTELS, Rockport Publishing
  • Contemporary Master Pastelists '94 Galerie Luminous, Taichung, Taiwan,
  • Great American "ART WORKS" pastels –cover illustration on the box of pastels


  • Butler Institute of American Art, OH
  • Europastel exhibition in Italy – Russia
  • Xi'an Academy Fine Art, China
  • Du Pastel Exhibition, France
  • Luminous Gallery, Taiwan
  • Hermitage Museum VA
  • Hammond Museum NY
  • The Morris Museum NJ
  • Colorado History Museum CO
  • Woodstock School of Art, NY
  • The Salmagundi Club NY
  • Pastel Society of America, NY
  • Allied Artists of America NY
  • Pen And Brush NY
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art
  • Audubon Artists NY Club
  • Knickerbockers Artists NY
  • American Artist Professional League, NY
  • Hanson Gallery, TN


  • Honoree 2006 Art du Pastel en France, featured artist in exhibition, Giverney, France
  • The Dianne B. Bernhard Gold Medal Award in Pastel; Allied Artists of America at the National Arts Club in NYC
  • The Gold Medal Art Spirit Foundation, Pastel Award; Audubon Artists. NYC
  • Distinguished Merit Award, NJAAPL
  • H K Holbein Award, Pastel Society of America
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Pastel Award
  • Butler Institute of American Art, OH "Journey's End "exhibited Dec. 04 (one of 7 selected from PSA Annual)
  • Colonel George J Morales Memorial Award-CLWAC, NYC
  • 2 Philip Isenberg Award, Pen and Brush, NY
  • 3 Best in show, Award of Excellence, Renee Foosaner Gallery
  • First place for Pastel, Nabisco Gallery
  • Ada Rosario Cerere Memorial Award, Pen and Brush, NY
  • First in Pastel Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Broome Street Gallery
  • Claude Parson Memorial Award for pastels at the AAPL Grand Exhibit
  • Pauline Wick Award for Pastel, NJ AAPL
  • Trump Purchase Award, PSA
  • Canson Purchase Award, PSA
  • Pastel award, CLWAC, Salmagundi Art Club
  • Margaret Sussman Award, Pen and Brush, NY

Juror of Selection - National and Regional Exhibitions

  • Pastel Journal 2008 juror of (100 Pastels) Competition Awards floral and still life
  • Hudson Valley Art Associatio, juror of pastels
  • Salmagundi Club, non-member exhibition
  • Pastel Society of America, annual exhibition
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club,
  • Allied Artist of America,
  • Exhibition Co-Chair for the Pastel Society of America / Butler Institute of Art / Exhibition 2003
  • Cape Cod Pastel Painters, co-jury of selection with Dr Zona
  • Taiwan Art Center/ Annual International Exhibition
  • Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans; LA
  • Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, Montreal, Canada
  • Lake Country Pastel Society, MN
  • Connecticut Pastel Society, CT and many local exhibitions
  • Cape Cod Pastel Painters, juror of awards and many local exhibitions


Christina Debarry - After the Hunt