Curriculum Vitae

Debra A. Collins

Educations & Accreditations

2007 Extension Courses Marketing for Artist and Quick Sketching for Travel, University of California, Santa Cruz
2006 C.L.A. D. Credential
2004 Teacher Grant Program, Academy of Art University, San Francisco 1995 Teacher Grant Program, Academy of Art University, San Francisco 1992 The California Arts Project
1980 California Single Subject Teaching Credential – Art
1978 B.A. Art-Studio, California State University, East Bay
1977 A.A. General Education, Chabot College, Hayward

Selected Exhibitions


Site:Brooklyn, Paper Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA
San Francisco Women Artists, Climate Change:Protecting Mother Nature, San Francisco, CA, USA

John O’Lague Galleria, Embracing the World, Hayward, CA, USA

Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County, Tear It Down – HIV, Faith And Breaking Stigma, Fayetteville, NC, USA
Blue Line Arts, CrockerKingsley 2022, Roseville, CA. USA

The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, Brand 50 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Glendale, CA. USA
Highfield Hall & Gardens, Understory: Juried Exhibition of the Guild of American Papercutters, Falmouth, MA. USA
Bankhead Theater, Visions Of Spring, Livermore, CA. USA
Adobe Gallery, Spring Forward,, Castro Valley, CA. USA
John O’Lague Galleria, Go Abstract: Express Yourself with Colors and Shapes, Hayward, CA. USA
Sun Gallery, The Art of Dia de los Muertos Hayward, CA. USA
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Extending A Hand, Pittsburgh, PA.
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Artists Choice 2021, San Francisco, CA. USA
Oklahoma State University, Gardiner Gallery of Art, Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, Cimarron National Works On Paper Exhibition, Stillwater, OK. USA

Laurel Arts Building Bridges Somerset , PA. USA
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA. USA
A.R.T. Inc. For Art’s Sake, Castro Valley, CA. USA
Hayward Arts Council with the National League of American Pen Women, Celebrate Women!
Hayward, CA. USA
Hayward Art Council Members Show Winter 2021, Hayward, CA. USA
A.R.T. Inc. New Beginnings, Castro Valley, CA. USA
De Young Museum, de Young Open, San Francisco, CA. USA
A.R.T Inc. A.R.T. Goes Viral #3 Member Show Castro Valley, CA. USA
Sun Gallery The Art of Dia de los Muertos Hayward, CA. USA
Sun Gallery Planet Earth: The Beauty of Life Hayward, CA. USA
John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall Members Show! Hayward Arts Council Hayward, CA. USA
Adobe Art Center 41st Annual Area Artist Juried Exhibition Castro Valley, CA. USA
Alameda County Offices Art from the Adobe Art Center Oakland, CA. USA
Adobe Art Center 40th Annual Area Artists’ Juried Exhibition – Meaning Through Making Castro Valley CA. USA
VITA Art Center Draw, Drawing, Drawn Ventura, CA. USA 2013
California State Fair Sacramento, CA. USA

Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA. USA

Adobe Art Center Art Inc. Member Show Castro Valley, CA. USA 2007
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton CA. USA 2006
Adobe Art Center Spring Show Castro Valley, CA. USA

Solo Shows

2021 Papercuts Online, A.R.T. Inc., Castro Valley, CA. USA


2020Aquarium of the Bay Sea Lions In San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. USA


Juror’s Choice, San Francisco Women Artists, Climate Change: Protecting Mother Nature, 2023
Honors, A.R.T. Inc., Spring Forward, 2022
Arts Ambassador Award, Artists Embassy International and the Dancing Poetry Festival, 2021
1st Place Award in Mixed Media/Collage. Alameda County Fair, 2021
2nd Place Award. A.R.T. Inc., For Art’s Sake, 2021.
Margaret Robbins Award for Artistic Excellence. A.R.T. Inc., For Art’s Sake, 2021.
Teacher of the Year. James Logan High School 2016.
Teacher of the Year Nominee. James Logan High School. 2010 – 2018. 
Froyland Award. A.R.T. Inc. 40th Annual Area Artists Juried Exhibition. 2017. 
Merit Award. California State Fair. 2014.Merit Award. California State Fair. 2013.
Merit Award. A.R.T. Inc. Member Exhibit. 2008.
Merit Award. California State Fair. 2006.Merit Award. A.R.T. Inc. 2006.
Honorable Mention. Alameda County Fair. 2006. 
Silver Medal. Alameda County Fair. 2005 
Honorable Mention. Alameda County Fair. 2004. 
Merit Award. A.R.T. Inc. 2004.


2022 – Castro Valley Form, Spring Forward, April 13,2022
– Castro Valley Form, Castro Valley Form, Visions of Spring, March 23, 2022
2021 – Helen Hiebert Studio’s The Sunday Paper, Zooming Church, April 11,2021
-Castro Valley Form, Pen Women’s Art Show Features Four CV Artists, January 13,2021
2020 – Diablo/Alameda Branch of the National League of American Pen Women Peace &Activism video
-National League of American Pen Women’s Art of the Week, August 7, 2020
-The Episcopal Diocese of California’s DioCal News & Events, April 21 edition
-Sierra Club’s Green New Deal web show,
-Art For A New Earth, web gallery,
2017 – Tri-City Voice Artists Explore Meaning Through Making, September 19, Vol. 15 No. 38
2010 – Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library’s Traveling Show, Brooklyn NY. USA


Improvised Paper Cutting,” San Leandro Art Association, San Leandro, CA., November 9, 2021
“Improvised Paper Cutting,” A.R.T. Inc., Castro Valley, CA., October 16, 2021

Member of the Following Organizations

2021 – Board Member, Guild of American Papercutters
2020 – Present Guild of American Papercutters
2018 – Present Board National League of American Pen Women, Alameda/Diablo Branch
2015 – Present Hayward Arts Council
2015 – Present A.R.T. Inc.