Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows NSS Biography

Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, NSS Biography

 

Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows

 

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

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 and art 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"

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


Commissions:

  • 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
  • 1990 - "Turbulator," (Race Horse Monument), Playfair Race Tracks, Spokane, WA
  • 1990 - Boy Scout Monument, Boy Scouts of America, Diamond Lake, WA
  • 1989 - Father Arthur Dussault, (Monumental Bronze Bust), Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
  • 1988 - Easter Seal Memorial, Remington Park Racetrack, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1987 - International KOA Merit award, KOA Billings, MT
  • 1987 - "Deep Enough," Silver Sculpture, Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • 1986 - "Bull Pups Mascot," Monumental Sculpture, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Spokane, WA
  • 1986 - Henry J. Kaiser, (Monumental Bust), Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Napa Valley, CA
  • 1986 - Montana Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Missoula, MT
  • 1986 - "Trakehnor Horse," North American Trakehnor Association, Akron, OH
  • 1985 - Tribute to the Cowboy (12' Monument), Las Vegas, NV
  • 1985 - Hoisington Memorial Saddle Bronc Trophy, The Dalles, OR
  • 1985 - Henry Lang Memorial, Northwest Jumping Association, Spokane, WA
  • 1984 - Frank Irwin (Memorial Bust), University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 1984 - Manito Place Entry Sculpture (12' Sculpture), Manito Development Co., Spokane, 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
  • 1990 - "Turbulator," (Race Horse Monument), Playfair Race Tracks, Spokane, WA
  • 1990 - Boy Scout Monument, Boy Scouts of America, Diamond Lake, WA
  • 1989 - Father Arthur Dussault, (Monumental Bronze Bust), Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
  • 1988 - Easter Seal Memorial, Remington Park Racetrack, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1987 - International KOA Merit award, KOA Billings, MT
  • 1987 - "Deep Enough," Silver Sculpture, Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • 1986 - "Bull Pups Mascot," Monumental Sculpture, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Spokane, WA
  • 1986 - Henry J. Kaiser, (Monumental Bust), Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Napa Valley, CA
  • 1986 - Montana Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Missoula, MT
  • 1986 - "Trakehnor Horse," North American Trakehnor Association, Akron, OH
  • 1985 - Tribute to the Cowboy (12' Monument), Las Vegas, NV
  • 1985 - Hoisington Memorial Saddle Bronc Trophy, The Dalles, OR
  • 1985 - Henry Lang Memorial, Northwest Jumping Association, Spokane, WA
  • 1984 - Frank Irwin (Memorial Bust), University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 1984 - Manito Place Entry Sculpture (12' sculpture), Manito Development Co., Spokane, WA

 

Recognition:

  • Mt. Rushmore Park, Featured Artist "Women of the West in Art"
  • Best Sculpture Award, Museum of Native American Culture, Spokane, WA
  • Washington State Capitol, Governors Reception, Honoring Sculpture of Washington State Korean War Memorial
  • People's Choice Award, National Western Art Show, Ellensburg, WA
  • Montana State Capitol, Governor's Mansion Reception, Honoring Outstanding Achievement as a Montana Artist

 

Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, Trail of Dreams, Bronze Edition of 50, 28" x 26" x 10.5"

Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, Trail of Dreams, Bronze Edition of 50, 28" x 26" x 10.5"