Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows is recognized throughout the United States for her bronze and silver sculpture. Her works can be seen in corporate and private collections, including the United States Capitol Building and the Reagan White House collections. Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows’ monument work has been commissioned by the University of Texas, the State of Montana, and most recently, James Irvine in Los Angeles. In 1990 Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows won the competition to sculpt the Washington State Korean War Memorial for the State Capitol grounds.
Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, Giving Thanks, Bronze in Monumental and 1/2 Lifesize
With a degree in fine arts, Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows has continued to study sculpture an dart history in the United States, Italy, France, and Greece. She currently lives with her artist husband, Fred Fellows and daughter, Fabienne at their home in Sonoita, Arizona.
Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, She Rode Good Horses, Bronze Edition of 35, 31" x 14" x 23"
Awards, Achievements, Education
2012 - Winner of AHAC (Arizona Historial Advisory Commission) Barry M. Goldwater sculpture commission, National Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
2010 - First Place in her Division, 10K Catalina Island Eco Marathon, CA
2009 - People's Choice Award, Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, TX
2009 - Inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Forth Worth, Texas
2009 - Only sculptor and only woman invited to premiere at The Prix de West, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
2008 - Won Best of Show Sculpture Award, Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, Texas. "Youth was in the Saddle There With Half a World to Ride"
2008 - Member of National Sculpture Society
Sept. - Nov. 2007 - "She Flies Without Wings" exhibited at juried show, American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, Kentucky.
2006 - Purchase Award for the Mountain Oyster Club collection
2005-06 - Top Sale at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Show, Fort Worth, TX
2005-06 - 1st Place Sculpture Award at the Academy of Women Artist Exhibition and Show, Desert Callaberas Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
2005-06 - 1st Place Sculpture Gold Medal at Buffalo Bill Show, Cody, WY
1996 - Fritz White Workshop, CA Museum
1987 - Human Anatomy, Jackson, WY
1986 - Jon Zahourek, Prof. Parsons School of Design
1985 - Bill Reese Painting Workshop, Bellevue, WA
1981 - Independent Study, Paris, France
1980 - Gonzaga University Advanced Art, Spokane, WA
1976 - Art History Independent Study, Belgium, France & Italy
1975 - Phippen Bronze Foundry Study, Prescott, AZ
1970 - Fort Wright College Study Abroad, Florence, Italy
1967-70 - Fort Wright College of Holy Names, Spokane, WA, Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts Major
1966-67 - Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1997 - "Coronado," Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ
1997 - "James Irvine II Monument", Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, CA
1996 - San Francisco Zoo Monument, San Francisco, CA
1994 - Lady of the Sea, (Life-size Monument), City of Anacores, WA
1992 - Cancer Center Donor Waterfall, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID
1992 - Korean War Veterans Memorial, State of Washington, Olympia, WA
1990 - Hecla Mining Company Centennial Monument, Hecla Mining Company, Couer d'Alene, ID
Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, Trail of Dreams, Bronze Edition of 50, 28" x 26" x 10.5"
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