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Debra Marie Barnhart


Contact Information: Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 W. Main Street, Buford, GA 30518




Master of Arts, Fine Arts, Montclair State University, New Jersey, 1999

Bachelor of Arts, English, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Penland School of Crafts (Printmaking and Photography), North Carolina, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2019

Art Student’s League, New York, 1987-1989

Parson’s School of Design, New York, 1985-1987

Professional Affiliations

Studio Artist, Tannery Row Artist Colony, Buford, Georgia

President, Board of Trustees, Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia, 2015

Appointed to Suwanee Public Arts Commission, 2021



Solo Exhibitions

2022 – "Do You See Me Now?" Suwanee Arts Center, Suwanee, Georgia, March 28 through April 30th.

2016 – Snellville City Hall, Snellville, Georgia, October 22 through December 1.

2014 – “Multiple Impressions,” Solo Exhibition, Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia, July, 2019.


Group Exhibitions

2023 – Suwanee Arts Center, Summer Exhibition, June 3 through August 2.

2023 – Spring Juried Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, Honorable Mention, April 15 through June 2.

2023 – Suwanee Arts Center, Spring Exhibit, March 25 through May 13.

2022 – Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida, 3rd Place in portrait category, October through November.

2022 – Photography Exhibit 2022 (Atlanta Celebrates Photography), Suwanee Arts Center, Sept 20 through Nov 6.

2022 – Tell Me A Story, Atlanta Photography Group, September 13 through October 13.

2022 – 1st Place among (Photography) Suwanee Arts Center, Member Exhibit, August 6 through September 10.

2020 – 1st Place among Tannery Artists, Spring Juried Art Exhibit, March 14 through May 1.

2019 – 2nd Place among Tannery Artists, Fall Juried Art Exhibit, September 14 through November 1.

2019 – Spotlight Exhibit, Kudzu Art Zone, January 11 through February 8.

2019 – Winners Circle Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, January 12 through March 1.

2018 – 3rd Place, Fall Juried Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, October 13 through November 17.

2018 – 2nd Place, 3-D Juried Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, June 9 through July 28.

2017 – Winners Circle Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, January 3 through March 10.

2016 – 3rd Place, Fall Juried Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, October 25 through December 2.

2016 – Open Juried Exhibition, Kudzu Art Zone, June 10 through July 22.

2016 – Honorable Mention, "First Impressions," Kudzu Art Zone, March 4 through April 14.

2016 – Spring Juried Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, February 27 through April 8.

2015 – Honorable Mention, "A Touch of Red," Kudzu Art Zone, October 19 - December 15.

2015 – Open Juried Exhibition, Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia, June  2- July 20.

2015 – 2nd Place Award and Honorable Mention,“The Joy of Movement,” Kudzu Art Zone, October 12 through December 2

2013 – Open Juried Exhibition, Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia, June - July, 2013.
2010 – Atlanta Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Chastain Arts Center, January 14-February 11, 2011.
2009 – Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Averitt Art Center, Statesboro, Georgia, February 20-April 3, 2009
2009 – Activist Artists Collectives Show, The University of the South, Sewanne, Tennessee, February 24-March 28, 2009

2008 – “Impressions”, The Danforth Gallery, Livingston, Montana

2008 – 2nd Place Award“ Journeys: Inward and Out,” Kudzu Art Zone, Old Norcross, Georgia

2008 – Sights and Insights, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia



Lynn Alper, Flowery Branch, GA

Greg Ashworth, Watkinsville, GA

Denise Brinson, Economic Development Director, City of Suwanee, GA

Celia Cole Boswell, Highlands, NC

Craig Brazeman, President, Profiles Investigations, Suwanee, GA

Dr. Amy Cates, Buford, GA

Ron DeAngelo, San Francisco, CA

Kim and Steve Fallona, Suwanee, GA

Jeannie Fortin, Johns Creek, GA

Kathy Hereen, Suwanee, GA

Julia Karoly, Duluth, GA

Daniel Kauffman, President, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Duluth, GA

Mani Krishnaswamy, Duluth, GA

Deborah Love, Wilmington, NC

Terry Metze, President, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, Inc., Nashville, TN

Dr. Zack Mills, Owner, Tiger Tails Animal Hospital, Duluth, GA

Walter Mullins, Lawrenceville, GA

Dr. Dana Picirillo, Duluth, GA

Sherry Robinson, Snellville, GA

Wendy Streetman, Vero Beach, Florida

Donna Scott Reed, Highlands, NC

Dean Tapp, Owner, Founder, LTI Atlanta, Suwanee, GA

Sid Theus, CEO, American Painting and Renovations, Duluth, GA

Donna Tracy, Snellville, Georgia

Bridget  and Paul Torregrosa, Duluth, GA

Mike Townsend, Managing Partner, McMullen CPAs, Suwanee, GA

Margaret Washburn, Owner, Washburn Law Offices, Lawrenceville, GA


Media Coverage

“Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford Features New Vision Gallery,” Gwinnett Daily Post, June 17,2015

“Tannery Row Based Artist Creates Alternative Prints,” Gwinnett Daily Post, November 23, 2016

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