845-887-3156 debra@debracortese.com

Resume of Debra C. Cortese
art exhibitions/awards/interests

PO Box 205
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tel: 845-252-6650

Summer Blues and Edibles exhibit
Western Sullivan Public Library- Narrowsburg, NY
February – April 3, 2017

Create, launch, curate, manage www.gallerynumbernine.com
Design and build client websites 2013-14
Art in the Sixes DVAA Narrowsburg, NY 2013-14
Riverfest 2013

Seeds of Intention Creative Workshop – Women’s Circle, Miami – October 2012
TRIAD Exhibition Valmar Art, Bird Road Art District, May – July 2012
Seeds of Intention Creative Workshop – business group, Miami – July 2012

GroveHouse Artists Gallery, member/exhibitor/curator, Coconut Grove, FL  Jan – July 2010
Child’s Voice, custom design bags, Woodale, Ill,  Jan. ’11
A Night In Bollywood, annual fundraiser for Sunil’s Home Orphanage, custom design bags, March ’11
The Work at Home Woman, custom design “Forest Tone Diamonds” bag, April, ’11
The Women’s Fund of Miami, custom design “Orchid Diamonds” for Power of the Purse, April ’11
Surtex, international art licensing trade show, May ’11
Honeybee Invasion Art, Miami, FL July ’11
Cortese Design Bags Dare To Share, Coral Gables, FL Oct. ’11
Aqua Foundation Aqua Affair Event, Custom Design “Transitions” Bag, Nov. ’11
Holiday Open Studio, Cortese Bags, Custom Art, Paintings, Miami, FL Dec. ’11

Noblivity, On The Edge “Emerging Designers: Debra Cortese Tapping into Nature’s Energy”, Jan ’10
Kreativ Blogger Award, Feb. ’10
Gifford Lane Annual Art Stroll, March ’10
Wildlife Adventure, “Turtle’s Bad Day” Shark Valley, Everglades, April ’10
The History of Miami Beach The Musical, Arts at St Johns, April ’10 – Oct. ’10
Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts, Breakfast with The Artist, Foccaccia Restaurant, Coconut Grove, May ’10
Market Boutique, Cortese Design Bags, Miami, FL  July ’10
The Business of Art Licensing Intro Workshop, Arts at St Johns, Miami Beach, Sept ’10
Trunk Show, LVS Salon Boutique, South Miami, Sept. ’10
The Business of Art Licensing Intro Workshop, GroveHouse Arts, Coconut Grove, Oct 10
Arts at St Johns, “Miami Beach The Musical”, marketing/pr/design, Oct. ’10
GroveHouse Arts, Artist of the Month, “Blues Collection”, Oct. ’10
The Business of Art Licensing Intro Workshop, Hardcore Contemporary Gallery, Oct. ’10
Fashion Designers Expo, Cortese Design Bags – Pink Hits The Runway, Newport Beach Hotel, Oct. ’10
Badges of Courage Foundation, custom design Healing Pink Badge co-created with BOCF, Oct. ’10

Taste of the Garden, Garden Art Exhbition at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Jan. 09
Cortese Design Bags, Debra Cortese named in “Designers to Watch” by Fashion Industry Insiders, Jan. 09
Featured Designer at Handbag Designer 101, Jan. 09
FII Preview Show, Hollywood, FL, Feb. 09
Art Marketing Salon 8 workshops facilitated by Debra Cortese, March 09 – May 09
Miami Beach Women’s Conference Art Exhibit, March 09
SWAN Women’s Event, Cortese Design Bags, April 09
Photo Shoot Cortese Design Bags, Lincoln Road, April 09
Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts, Group Exhibition, Coconut Grove, FL  May 09
Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts, Summer Salon/Fashion Show, Coconut Grove, FL June 09
Good New Radio, featured Guest Speaker, June 09
Miami Herald 1st Tweetup, Tobacco Road, Miami, June 09
The Business of Art Licensing, series of workshops, July 09 – Dec. 09
Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts, Blue Show, Coconut Grove, FL July 09
River of Art, Life Is Art event at Epic River Lounge, Miami, August, 09
Untapped Fashion & Music, Cortese Design Bags, Inc. Lounge, Time Hotel, NYC, Sept 09
Common Roots Art Exhibit, Co-curator, exhibitor, Arts at St. Johns, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Oct. 09
Bromeliad Society of South Florida, custom designs by Debra Cortese, Oct. 09
Balloon Art apprenticeship with Irina Patterson, Coral Gables, FL, Nov. 09
Holiday Art Bazaar, organizer, exhibitor, The Mutiny Hotel, Coconut Grove, Dec. 09

Organic Coffee Art Exhibit, Starbucks, Pinecrest, FL
Windisch Hunt Fine Art “Have a Heart Exhibit”, Coconut Grove, FL March 08
Making Mango Salsa exhibit at Fairchild Mango Festival, July, 08
Pink Bags for Making Strides annual walk, Sept 08
Tomato Art Series, Sept. 08
Figure Drawing at Windisch Hunt Fine Art, Oct. 08
Adopt A Shelter Dog Calendars by Debra Cortese for Miami-Dade Animal Services, Nov. 08
Cortese Design Bags, Fashion Expo White Party, Mansion, South Beach, Nov. 08
Cortese Design Bags, Mode Lifestyle Magazine & Level Magazine Shoot at Havana Club, Dec. 08

Pinecrest Arts Festival, Pinecrest, FL Jan. 07
Group Exhibition, Miami Art Group, Design District, Nov-Jan 07

Coral Reef Yacht Club Art Show ad Sale, November 06
Group Exhibition, Miami Art Group, Design District, Nov-Jan 07
Solo Exhibition, Michele European Caffé, N. Miami, FL June-July 06
Solo Exhibition, Edward Beiner at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL Apr-June06
UM Physical Therapy Gala, Miami, FL Apr. 06
The Villagers Garden Tour Art Exhibition, Coconut Grove, FL Mar 06
AIRIE (Artist in Residence in Everglades auction participant/donor) Coconut Grove Women Club Mar 06
Orchid Art Show, Miami Beach Botanical Garden Feb 06
Pinecrest Arts Festival, Pinecrest, FL Jan 06?Beaux Arts Festival, Miami, FL Jan 06
Introduce 1st Children’s book: ‘Little One and the Nature Spirits”

Arts & Biz Council Benefit Art Auction, Museum Science Miami
Mad Hatter Art Show, The Barnacle, Coconut Grove, FL Nov. 05
Trinity Chapel Art Exhibition, Miami, FL Sept 05
Solo Exhibition at STARBUCKS featuring new ‘Dryspills’ May 05
Miami International Billfish Tournament exhibitor 4/05
RMAS (Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) Benefit Auction participant/donor 5/05
AIRIE (Artist in Residence in Everglades auction participant/donor) Coconut Grove Women Club 3/05
Cover Photo/Feature Article 2/7/05 Miami Herald-Tropical Life “Home is where the gnome is”
Pinecrest gARTens Fine Art Festival, Pinecrest, FL 1/05 “Featured Poster Artist
Americas Museum “7 International Women” 1/05
Co-Founded ART FOR THE ANIMALS, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of
the treatment of animals through artistic expression and education

Sundays on Sunset, South Miami, FL 2004
Gnomes Tour Coral Gables, FL 12/04
Holiday Art Show with the Gnomes, Miami, FL 12/04
Arts & Biz Council Benefit Art Auction, Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Ramble Art Exhibition, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 11/04
Sat & Sun in the Park with Art, Coral Reef Park, FL 10/04
Evening Among the Artists, Operation Smile at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami 9/04
The Gilded Hand, Coral Gables Solo Show, 9/04
Americas Museum, Encounters Exhibition, 9/04
Sea Turtles & Art in the Cabanas, Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, FL 7/04
Art & Tea in Coral Gables at “Theine” Tea Salon 5/04
Private Garden Show, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McMurry 4/04
Plant Spirit Images Open Studio Tour, Miami, FL 3/04
Private Garden Show, Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Neustein, Miami, FL 3/04
Pinecrest Gardens Art Show, Miami, FL 1/04 1st PLACE graphics/photography

Cauley Square Holiday Art Show, Miami, FL 12/03
Private Garden Show, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McMurry, Miami, FL 10/03
Fairchild Tropical Garden, Ramble, A Garden Festival, Miami, FL 11/03
Operation Smile “Evening Among the Artists”, Miami, FL 10/03
PEx Cuba Gallery, Miami, FL 10/03-’04
AfterImage Gallery, Coral Gables, FL 11/03-04
Café TuTu Tango, Coconut Grove, FL 6/03-8/03

1998 – 2002
Rhinebeck Art/Craft Fair, Rhinebeck, NY 10/02
Art in the Garden, Vanderbilt Estate, Rhinecliff, NY 10/02
Woodstock Artist’s Guild, Woodstock, NY 11/01, 11/02
Hudson Valley AIDS Fundraiser, Kingston, NY 5/02
Little Hairem Boutique, Narrowsburg, NY 1/02- ‘04
M&T Bank, Kingston, NY 2/02- 3/02
Fleur de lis Gallery, Woodstock, NY 5/02-11/02
Bop to Tottum, Kingston, NY 10/01 – 11/02
Mid-City(SkyBox) Gallery, Kingston, NY 03-02
Fantastic Voyage, Kingston, NY 9/01 – 11/02
ASK, Art Society of Kingston, NY – Annual Members Shows ‘00, ‘01, ‘02
– Graphic Design Exhibit ‘02
– Open Studio Group Exhibit at Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY ‘01, ‘02
Alijax Gallery, On the Rondout, Kingston, NY 2/02 – 11/02
Off-the-Wall Gallery, Kingston, NY 12/01
Kleinart James Gallery in Woodstock, NY 11/01
Arts & Flowers Festival, Kingston, NY 9/01
Riverfest, Narrowsburg, NY 7/01 and 7/02
Donskoi & Co. Gallery, Kingston, NY 2/01
Kingston Library Bi-Annual Art Exhibits, NY 12/00, 6/01, 12/01, 6/02

Art Cache, East Burke, VT
Illuminati Gallery, East Burke, VT
Old Stonehouse Museum, East Burke, VT
Avery’s Café and Gallery, Lyndonville, VT
Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, VT
Hanover Art Show, Hanover, NH
Body, Mind, Spirit Expo, Portland, ME
Holiday Art Show, Burlington, VT
Flowerland, Lyndonville, VT
Annual Homeshow, Lyndonville, VT
Bailey’s Country Store, East Burke, VT


Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Fl
Miami Museum of Science, Miami, FL
Mac User Group Member: FL, NY, VT
Arts Society of Kingston-Board Member, &
– Editor of quarterly newsletter, NY
Graphic Artists Guild
VT Chapter AIGNY
Uptown Kingston Business/Environmental Group, NY
Greeting Card Association
Theosophical Society
The Woodstock Arts Guild, NY
Woodstock Center for Photography, NY
VT Chambers of Commerce (St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, Newport)
Burke Business Association Member and Editor of monthly newsletter
American Cancer Society Board Member, St. Johnsbury, VT
Business and Professional Women’s Club, St. Johnsbury, VT
Lyndon Children’s Center Board Member, VT
St. Johnsbury Rotary Club Guest Speaker/Presenter
St. Johnsbury Academy Career Day Guest Speaker/Presenter
PTA member: FL, NY, VT