Debbie Schmitt



EXHIBITIONS
2017
Creative Portland Art Gallery, Best of Portland, Portland, ME
2016
Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Art of the Hand-Pulled Print: Peregrine Press at 25, Portland, ME
A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA and Institute of Contemporary Art Gallery at Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, The Unity of Opposites, A collaboration between Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA and Peregrine Press, Portland, ME
2014
Tetra Projects and Friends of Shinegawa, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Peace through Friendship / Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa, Portland, ME
The L.C. Bates Museum. Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light, Hinckley, ME
UNE Art Gallery, Recent Acquisitions and Selections from the Permanent Collection, Portland, ME
The Engine, New Ink: Recent Works by Peregrine Press, Biddeford, ME
2013
Southern Graphics Council Conference, Local Conditions Peregrine Press Portfolio, Milwaukee, WI
2012
Rose Contemporary Gallery, Point Counter Point, Portland, ME
Patricia Ladd Gallery, Dunia Moja, Sandwich, NH
2011
Patricia Ladd Gallery, Peregrine Press Flat File, Sandwich, NH
Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange, Portland, ME
2009
University of New England Art Gallery, Selections from the UNE Permanent Collection, Portland, ME
2008
Saco Museum, First Impressions, The Portfolio Project and New Work by Peregrine Press Artists, Saco, ME
2006
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, The Maine Print Project: Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005, Rockport, ME
Reed Fine Art Gallery, Prints from Peregrine Press, University of ME at Presque Isle, and the Saco Museum, Saco, ME
2005
George Marshall Store Gallery, The Art of the Print, Works on Paper by Peregrine Press, York, ME
2004
Institute of Contemporary Art, Senior BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2003
Ocean Street Arts, Summer Show, Six person exhibit, South Portland, ME
2002
Zero Station Gallery, Portland Atlas, Suite Print Project, South Portland, ME
2001
Maine College of Art, BFA Merit Show, Portland, ME
1999
Delilah Pottery, When Fabric Isn’t Fiber, Four person show, Portland ME
1992
Jaffrey Civic Center, Paintings, Prints & Drawings, Four person exhibit, Jaffrey, NH
1991

Depot Gallery, Recent Monotypes, Four person exhibit, Hancock, NH

COLLECTIONS
Portland Museum of Art, University of New England, New York Public Library, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum of Art, and Colby Museum of Art, Archives of the Southern Graphics Council, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wheaton College, and The New Britain Museum of American Art.  

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Kate Mahoney/Marcy Carner Memorial Scholarship 2004, Maine College of Art Talent Scholarship 2000, Beatrice Gilmore Scholarship 2000, Phoebe Flory Watercolor School summer apprentice, 1989

EXPERIENCE
Member of Peregrine Press, a print co-operative in Portland Maine since 2004.
Over 18 years working in publishing and graphic design.
Spiral Arts, Portland, ME  2002 - 2011. Watercolor teacher: A community arts program, for people of all ages and offers opportunities for transformation through spirituality, art and learning.
Creative Trails/Support Solutions, Portland, ME  2010 - 2011. Guest artist: Printmaking workshop with young adults with developmental issues.
Brown Elementary School, South Portland, ME  2006. Co-artist / facilitator: Book Art/Literacy/Printmaking after school program with ESL students grades 2-5.

EDUCATION
B.F.A. 2004, Maine College of Art, Portland ME    
B.A. 1983, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH