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Artist Bio

Deborah graduated from Meredith College, Raleigh NC, in 1978 with a B.A. In Religion, Visual Arts and Education. She received her M.A.Ed. From East Carolina University, Greenville NC. In 1980. She taught high school art in Perquimans Co. for 6 years and middle school art in Johnston Co. for 25 years. She was National Board Certified Teacher in Young Adolescent Visual Art Education.

Deborah’s recent awards include:

  • 2nd place in the NC State Professional Photography competition in 2012
  • 1st place in needle felting at the 2015 NC State Fair
  • 3rd place in the 2015 Johnston Co. Art and Food Festival Photography Competition
  • 2nd place in the 2016 Capture the Town Photography Exhibit sponsored by CVA

She has been juried into shows at:

  • The Litmus Gallery-Raleigh NC
  • Sampson Co. Arts Councit-Clinton NC
  • Tipping Paint Gallery-Raleigh NC
  • 311 Gallery-Raleigh NC
  • Cary Photographic Artist Juried Exhibition
  • JC Raulston Arboretum Juried Exhibitions

Artist Statement

I became an Art teacher to help students realize their God-given creative potential. Since retiring from teaching I now have the time to develop some of my own creative potential in continuing to develop my photography, painting and needle felting skills. I want to use these creative skills to help others see the beauty God has given us to enjoy and to help them discover their own creative potential.

“We are artists, because God is.”–Peter Kreeft

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Deborah Coates

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