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.
- 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