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Deb Baker Hall

Mixed Media Artist

Sacramento, CA

As a mixed media artist, working abstractly, I draw heavily on my background as a landscape designer, environmental horticulturist and geology-loving trekker. Through scarred and textured surfaces, torn and degraded papers, broken lines and dimensional “finds”, I reference the places I love best: slot canyons, granite domes, rubble-strewn streams, and any trail ascending to spare, expansive spaces that reveal their geological origins.

 

Likewise, I find pleasure in the flat and papered walls of urban streetscapes and the geometric adjacencies of multi-hued and textured growing fields. In all ways, my artistic practice mirrors my joy in discovering what lies beneath and within these weathered terrains.

My formal art studies at the University of Akron focused on printmaking.   Mono and relief prints still figure in my work as collage elements and substrates for both my paintings and assemblages. 

Publications

Artists of the Bay Area, Vol. 1  (2022)

Jen Tough Gallery / Blurb Books

https://www.blurb.com/b/11023213-artists-of-the-bay-area-vol-1

 

Recent Shows & Exhibition

2022

San Fernando Valley Arts & Culture Center

Best of Show

In the Abstract

Juried by Bob Burridge

Tarzana, CA

Artist Alliance/ Jen Tough Gallery

Works on Paper

Juried by Kerry Downey (RISD)

Santa Fe, NM

Pence Gallery

Community Wall /2021 Remembrance

Davis, CA

Blue Line Gallery

Member Medley

Roseville, CA

2021

Verge Center for the Arts

SAC Open Studio Preview Show

Sacramento, CA

Pence Gallery

Exhibit It!

Davis, CA

Artist Alliance/ Jen Tough Gallery

Member Show

Santa Fe, NM

 

2020

Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary

Modern Art National (Juried)

Plano, TX

Flagler County Art League

Honorable Mention Award

Every Color Has a Story  (Juried)

Palm Coast, FL

Verge Center for the Arts

SAC Open Studio Preview Show + Juried Auction

Sacramento, CA

Blue Line Gallery

New Member Exhibit

Roseville, CA

Blue Line Gallery

Member Medley

Roseville, CA

Art Education

1991-1995

University of Akron

Post-Baccalaureate Program/ Fine Arts

University of Akron

Akron, OH

2016 & 2019

Creative Vision Program

Art2Life Academy

Marin, CA