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Christina (Holowchak) Debarry resides in Florham Park, NJ. She was born in Lviv, Ukraine and immigrated to the United States in 1950. She received a three-year certificate from the Newark School of Fine Arts and a BS in Fine Art from New York University. Ms. Debarry took additional courses at the Art Students League of New York as well as private courses and workshops.
Ms. Debarry is also an elected full member and treasurer of Allied Artists of America. In addition, Debarry is a full board member of The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, American Artist Professional League (Fellow) and Audubon Artists. She has received numerous awards including a Dianne B. Bernhard Gold Medal for Pastel from Allied Artist of America and a Gold Medal for Pastel from Audubon Artists, Art Spirit Foundation Gold and the Pastel Society H.K. Holbein Award. President of the Pastel Society of America from 1998 to2001; elected International Honorable Member of the Beijing Pastel Research Academy; 2006 Guest of Honor of the Art du Pastel en France, Giverney, France, served on the Board of Directors of the Catherine Lorillard Wolff Art Club (2015). Debarry is Past President of the Pastel Society of America. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
In 1997, she traveled to China and gave demos as a guest of the Chinese government. Most recently, she exhibited her pastels at the International Pastel Exhibition Invitational, Contemporary Art Academy of Qindao (2014), and the Xi'an Art Museum Invitational, Taiwan Museum, Taipei (2014-2015), amongst others. Her pastels have been reproduced widely, appearing in such works as the International Pastel Artist Invitational Exhibition Catalogue (2010; 2012); American Artist; Artist's Magazine; and Pastel Journal. Debarry gave pastel workshops in Texas, Martha’s Vineyard, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Provence, France, Acapulco, Mexico,,Canada and Bermuda.
Allied Artists is proud to feature Christina Debarry as an artist in our prestigious community.