End of Year in the Studio

Working on artist commission deadlines before Christmas and need to reorganize my studio and regroup for the New Year. What are you working on? What do you need to accomplish or begin afresh? I have some UFOs (unfinished objects) s well as goals to accomplish before year end! who doesn’t?!

So here goes my end of year list into January happenings and more! You may want to take a workshop or class in the New Year, work alongside me to accomplish some unfinished objects, UFos. or simply have me begin your idea for you! Contact me, debra@debragoleyart.com ph#623-696-5693

EXHIBITS: Where I am exhibiting currently. My art is for sell and benefits the galleries. Great places to visit during the holidays!

Debra demonstrating her techniques!

Tree Of Life: Debra’s Art Box, video One #01

Launching first step by step paint along with Debra! If you would like to order supplies to do the project at your convenience , cost is $35 plus S/H. Your box will include:

  • To buy a monthly subscription to Debra’s ART BOX , an art lesson with step by step instructions, 3-4 supplies to supplement your supply closet and link to a 20 min video instruction, , click below your preferred amount to pay by PayPal, or contact me at debra@debragoleyart.com.
  • valued at $42.50 for one lesson
  • or 3 months (3 boxed lessons) for $119.50 plus S/H
  • Enjoy creating, artfully!

Video #1 Tree Of life box will include the following:

  • step by step instructions
  • Video link (you must have a google account for YouTube)
  • 3 paint colors ) brown, blue, red
  • 8 x 10 canvas board

What’s Up?

Is this phrase really a greeting? Is it an app? Apparently yes, as I learned this month while trying to connect with my daughter on a recent trip overseas. Funny! Or is it a question as to what is going on this summer? So here is to “what’s up!” Think I am making a list so I don’t forget TO Do and or in case you want to plug in somewhere and encourage me to get a day job? I told my husband last night that I am SO grateful that I get to do what I love…create Art!


  • Book Illustrations for a NEW children’s book that I am commissioned to do! Bee Kind. Excited!!
  • Guest Bathroom Design in private residence: looking at tessellations and quilt patterns to morph tiles to real desert lizards on walls/sink!!!
  • Art camp lessons for Henderson NV. Order paper ASAP
  • Canvas on order to do commissioned painting of Dinkelsbuhl Germany! Exciting! I want to go there!
  • Wine Glass Paint party: Remove 144 stickers from bottom of glasses and prep for participants! 60 people, SOLD OUT!

    Glass Painting by Debra Goley

  • Plan Adaptive art lessons and first fall lessons for after school kids.
  • Prep for Follow Your Art Jr, City of Goodyear, collage lesson for the day!
  • Instruct senior class August 3 at private clubhouse; Paint a new sample as I sold original.
  • GET TO WORK!!!

Thorn and Thistle, oil by Debra Goley


Summertime Blues


Placed FIRST at SAQA Regional AZ 2017  

I think not. I love summer and the out of routine and time to start new, make new, create a mess and clean up the mess, Not time for doing the mundane…just all good fun! My summer is filled with instructing kids art camps, working on unfinished projects, starting new project, illustrating  a book, figuring a tessellation design for a client’s home, straightening the studio shelves, preparing for our daughter to leave for college and making more of a mess and then I am a mess!  So here’s to summer and keeping it COOL in blue! 

Debra’s Artwork on Display Online at Visions Gallery San Diego.

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large fiber art by Debra Goley



In my studio, Debra Goley

Working on a artwork I started at Alegre art retreat 2 months ago after having taken a class with Jane Sassaman.  My goal is one art class a year for myself to learn new techniques and refresh to make new art and offer fresh ideas. I have had much pleasure teaching at Pebble Creek art center this Spring and at City of Goodyear for Catitude Arts to  dozens of talented artists. Contact Debra for your next project or class


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Digital design. Prints all sizes available. Please inquire.



Up next w/ Debra Goley

Debra Goley Art Camp, Goodyear AZ June 25-29 :M-F : The Art of Nature: Drawing nature,birds, fossils! Visit James Audubon’s art and O’Keeffe style  1:30-3:30 pm (10-17 yrs)
Debra Goley KIDS ART camp, Henderson NV  Summer Art Camp in Henderson NV. JULY 23-27 M-F 9-11 am (ages 5-12)
You can send in via email the form to reserve your spot!

Tween Teen Paint Night! June 29 6-7:30pm email Debra to reserve your easel!

“Wine Glass Paint Pairing” -July 20. 60 Maximum, 16 spots remain,Private residence Club. Let Debra know if you want to host your own paint night!


Giant Argentinian Cactus in progress, Summer blooms


Hello artists, friends!

Hope your summer full of creative ways to beat the heat…I will be doing art in addition to painting houses, murals, teaching kids ART camps and sending our daughter off to college (I am sad)!!! If you would like a private class, let me know and I can tailor to medium you are wanting to work in. I am currently working on a fiber piece that is large like a stain glass made from cotton materials(no fusible!) and resembles a Giant Argentinian cactus; I have represented it by showing off its stages of blooms in what I can an “anayltique”, a architects way of highlighting important things to tell a story. Image shown is just a part of this 24 x 54in in progress…..



See below as I want to invite you all to the Creative Aging exhibit at the City of Goodyear Library this month. My Adult students work is being shown and would love to see you all at the reception!  Awakening Our Creative Spirit,  on display at the Goodyear Branch Library from June 1st -30th  14455 W. Van Buren, St C-101, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Attached is a flyer to invite your friends! Also, mark your calendar for June 21st from 5:30 -7:00 pm, to enjoy a reception. The reception is open to the public and will have light refreshments and live entertainment.

 Please join us as we share with our community how important Creative Aging programs are to you.


Remember San Antonio, TEXtiles, Debra Goley displays three fiber art

Debra at the hemisphere fair grounds. April 6-8, 2018, marks fifty years since the 1968 World’s Fair came to San Antonio. I am pretty sure I was here then, right Dad?

A month to celebrate, a month to reflect, a  month to experience many emotions. My travels last month to TEXtiles annual SAQA conference in San Antonio was for certain a new experience, meeting new people, having my work critiqued by Judith Trager and MANY(a room of 50 ) others, enjoying talks from Meg Cox and Jane Dunnewold were just a few of my highlights. I was able to stay with Carol Esch in a familiar town that is dear to me having gone to high school here. And I was able to share a meal with Tammie Burns Patio, high school friend, and hike the mission grounds with Susan Parish from Bay City.

2 min Speed networking night on the San Antonio River Walk. I confess, we spent more than 2 min chatting away!

Friend Carol shares a refreshing drink with me at the end of river walk, after the conference. We were winding down.

Me and my art “Cells” , fiber, 26 x 27, being critiqued at a scheduled session by Judith Trager and the room. I had no idea i had to speak! Thank you Tammie for brunch beforehand. I believe I was calm having just having had great time with you.




TEXting, Debra Goley, fiber art

Island Of Steel, 25 x 40,fiber

I am heading to San Antonio for the 2018 SAQA fiber art conference. All things Texas for this gal. I can kind of feeling somewhat nostalgic as I return to my high school town and at same time giddy about attending my first SAQA conference where I have been a member of this organization for just three years and have learned so much about the medium of which I am so grateful! I will post photos upon my return. I am interested to see how artist speed dating(90 seconds to meet other artists) is to work on a river boat cruise!! It takes me 15 seconds just to feel grounded and now, on a boat..no way! Here is my “Island of Steel”, 25 x 40, debuting at Drury Hotel( 105 South St Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205) during the event! Come out to see it all my hometown peoples! Come see me too!!!!

Heart Of It, 39 x 27, fiber

Cacti At First Light, 40 x 45, fiber


New Beginnings

2018 sounds good. What’s not to love about a fresh calendar to write on, a new book to read, cleaning up after the holidays with fresh paint and new linens and oh why not, a new series to work on?! I actually completed this one at end of 2017 and was able to exhibit it at a local venue. I want to build upon it, no pun intended. I have a degree in Architecture, a love of design and well, a slew of portfolio work that I recently uncovered and revisited for inspiration. The photographs tell me that I have done hours of work and deadlines that seemed insane at the time. I remember one July 4th holiday where I worked the entire day while my family and friends were on the Washington DC mall celebrating with fanfare; did I mention that some of my favorite bands were playing?! It was grueling but something inside me says hard work, commitment to the task at hand is truly an exercise worth doing at least for a season and now on my third season of life and second century, I embark on still working hard and getting to do what I love. So here’s

to a New Year. Lets do this 2018!