Painter of 30 years now also illustrating children's books and designing textile prints for children and adults. Seeking continued contract work and licensing possibilities. Whimsical hand rendered images in mixed media. Illustrations and designs are digitally edited.
Deborah Eve Alastra
Artist / Children's Illustrator/ Textile Designer
Portland, Oregon 2008
Freelance fine/graphic artist; product design, surface designs for upholstery, bedding, wall decor, graphics, children's illustration.
-Children's Book Illustrator for Great Hills Publishing.
-Children's Book Illustrator for independent authors; Rosalinda Vargas and Linda Carlin; preparation of illustrations for ebook and print format.
-Children's Book Illustrator, Pioneer Valley Press, Amherst Mass.
-Children's Book Illustrator, 35 Illustrations for book by author Edgar Nash, children's book author.
-Artist for Gicleelink, limited edition wall art for decor, Pam Williams, London, UK.
-JeCorporate, agent for textile sales in China, 2008.
-Textile Designer for NR Designs, NY, Nadia Reisman Design Studio.
-Graphic Artist for New Native Baby Co., surface designs for maternity bags, juvenile tshirts and website.
-Artist for Running Fence Recycled LLC; www.runningfence.com, Dianne Smith
-Kipp Collection, Pacific Design Center Los Angeles, Jay Bowyer Curator; textile designs for upholstery and drapery.
AWARDS / COMMISSIONS / PUBLICATIONS
2005 CAL-Research, Richmond CA; commission for 2005 Poster.
Painting of farmworkers titled ?Healthcare for All?. Edition of 2,000 to be printed in October 2005. Supports CAL-Research studies and grants for California social service non-profits; Richmond, CA.
May 2005 Progressive Greetings ArtSource, United Kingdom?s International Trade Magazine for the Greeting Card Industry. Featured with photo and two paintings. London, England U.K.
2005 Art Business News, Originals, feature publication with photos of newest floral watercolor series, contact information. Susanne Casgar, Editorial Director, Art Business News, Pfingsten Publishing, L.L.C., Cleveland, Ohio.
2005 Rasco Products LTD, BookMarker Plates; four designs in print utilizing four paintings for the bookmark/bookplate industry. (to be published and marketed by 2006 in bookstore chains throughout the US and Europe). Steven Schultz, Rasco Products LTD, Fresno & New York.
2004 BriteVision Media, Java Arts Program. Coffee Sleeve Designs for print publication of two images for San Francisco CA.
University of California at Santa Cruz Slide Archives, ?Visions of the North Coast?, Deborah (Levin) Eve Alastra. McHenry Library, UCSC. (1988).
2005-06 Harmonic Inc. Company, Commons Room, Sunnyvale, CA. Floral Watercolor Giclee Print Series, 'Floral Interiors'; Carol Dabb Corporate Art Consultants Inc., Los Altos, CA.
1999 Bargetto Winery, Soquel, CA. watercolors, ?Reflections?, Liz Freidman,curator.
1995 Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA. watercolors and oils, Views of Davenport. Beth Regardz, curator.
1989 De Silva Gallery, San Jose, CA. watercolors and oils. ?Mexico Memories?.
Ricardo de Silva, curator.
1988 Whole Earth, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Paintings and Diaramas. Tom Brownbridge, curator.
1986 Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, CA. Recent Works, watercolors and oils. Curators, City of Santa Cruz, Art Committee.
1986 Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA. Views of the North Coast in watercolors and oil, Beth Regardz, curator.
1985 Old Town Art Center, Los Gatos, CA. watercolors and oils, Works by Deborah Levin.
1984 Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA. Diaramas, Joseph Schultz, curator.
1983 Del Mar Gallery, Del Mar, CA. Relief Prints, Jack and Ur Sharpe curators.
1979-1981 Kipp Collection Showroom, Pacific Design Center,
Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition of four photo silkscreened Textile Designs for upholstery and drapery. Designer?s showroom, Jay Bowyer curator
2008 Invitation / Acceptance: All About Design Shanghai International, Shanghai, China, Yeping Shi; JeCorporate: 48 Textile Designs.
2005 Invitation / Acceptance: The 51st International Art Exhibition, organized by the Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia and directed by María de Corral and by Rosa Martínez.
2003/2004 Santa Cruz Digital Arts Exhibits, Daryl Wise. Watercolors and Oils digitalized and edited using Photoshop. Group exhibitions.
1986-1988 Santa Cruz Open Studios. Cultural Council of Santa Cruz. Paintings and Prints. Group exhibit from home studios.
1984 Santa Cruz Art League, Dia de los Muertos Group Art Exhibit. Painting and Diarama submissions.
Bellas Artes, Guanajuato, Mexico 1977-1980
General art studies; painting and drawing. Part of the Bellas Artes, Mexico City.
UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 1980-1983
BA in Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking.
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA 1998-2000
Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Media, computer graphics for print & the web