Deborah LaFogg Docherty, Wildlife/Landscape Artist Featured At ArtServe Exhibition

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, an internationally and nationally renown, award winning wildlife and landscape artist, will be featured at “CATALYST dba…” , an all media exhibition at Art Serve in Ft. Lauderdale. The public is invited to the Exhibit June 4 – 24th and a Meet the Artist Reception on June 9th. For eight years the celebrated DBA…Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs exhibitions have showcased a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists. The Rickie Report celebrates Deborah’s artwork and shares the details here.



ArtServe Inc.


Deborah LaFogg Docherty



“Catalyst dab: doing business as…”




Meet the Artist Reception

June 9th     6 – 8 pm





Exhibit dates: June 4 – 24, 2016


1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

For general inquiries: (954) 462-8190

Hours: Monday – Friday 9a-8p | Saturday 10a-6p





Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist



Deborah loves working in pastels, oils and acrylics. Her paintings have been in various shows, galleries and several museums around the country and have won numerous national and international awards. She has been published in many national and International magazines and newspapers.



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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Bathed In Morning Light”



LaFogg’s 2015 solo shows included the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge January through February 2015 and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center for the month of November 2015.  Her membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, The Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, the Oil Painters of America, member of the International Guild of Realism and the Women Artists of the West.




Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Pink Waters”




About this Exhibit:

For eight years the celebrated DBA…Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs exhibitions have showcased a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists. All graduates of the Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, DBA artists have put principles learned in the workshop into practice to create their own vehicle for artistic success. This year they present CATALYST, an all-media exhibition highlighting select works from this accomplished group.  Curators of the Exhibit are Michael Harris and Timothy Leistner.



Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Follow The Leader”




Deborah’s Recent awards:

  • 2016 2nd Place at the Delray Affair Art and Craft Festival, Delray Beach FL
  • 2016 Award of Merit National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society On-Line International Exhibit
  • Second place in the Delray Art Societies Autumn show, November 2015.
  • Merit Award in the St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Art Show July 2015
  • Second place in the Beaux-Arts Réaliste Pastel International Online Pastel Competition 2015
  • First Place, Artfest on the Green, Wellington, FL January 2015
  • 2015 Finalist in the Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts in Wildlife/Animal Category
  • Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, printed in the April 2015 issue.


Recent shows:

  • 2016 100 Years of the National Park Service exhibition at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell Mass.
  • 2016 Twenty-Sixth International Exhibition on Animals in Art, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, LA
  • 2016 ‘Wild’ Show at the Cornel Art Museum by the Palm Beach Plein Air Artist.



Please view Deborah’s website upcoming events/Shows/demos/workshops and pastel classes.



Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist




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Florida looks glorious through the eyes of area artists, according to Ralph Papa

Florida through the eyes of artists is astoundingly beautiful. More than 75 artists in the Landscapes 2012 exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum have captured the vivid colors and diverse scenery of the paradise that many of them call home. The Rickie Report likes that some of the pieces are three dimensional.  Much of the art in Landscapes 2012 brings you into the scene.  This show runs through January 5th, so bring your out-of-town guests with you and enjoy more of Florida than your own back yard!


Landscape 2012 Exhibition

Through January 5, 2013


Ralph Papa will be speaking about the art of landscape painting

December 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Lighthouse ArtCenter executive director Katie Deits, congratulates assistant curator Barbra Broidy on the excellent quality of the Landscape 2012 exhibition and introduces the exhibition’s judge artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Bruce Bain)


Nearly 200 people attended the opening on November 15, at which awards were presented by the juror Ralph Papa. Mr. Papa is an accomplished artist and a workshop instructor at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, as well as president of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild.


“There were so many great works in this exhibition,” said Mr. Papa, “It was really difficult to choose the award winners. I only wish there were more awards to give, as so many artists deserved them.”


Best of Show award winner Quince Quaintance (right) is congratulated by artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Katie Deits)


Katie Deits, executive director of the ArtCenter, also congratulated Barbra Broidy, assistant curator, on the entire look of the exhibition.  “Everyone has commented on the extraordinary quality of the artwork and how terrific the entire show appears,” Ms. Deits said. “The jurying and curation of the show is critical, and the jurying committee and Barbra truly excelled. Displaying 136 works of art, some of which measure more than 10-feet wide, and having a cohesive look is a challenge. We were also pleased that several pieces of art sold on opening night.”

First Place Award Winner in Photograph for “Sunset at Refuge House ” is Melinda Moore. (Photo by Katie Deits)


“Landscapes 2012 is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty that Florida offers and, as much of the art is also for sale, perhaps purchase a piece or two to adorn the walls of their home or office.,” Ms. Deits said. “This also helps to support artists who are working in our area”.


First Place Award Winner in Sculpture for “Double Eye Inlet” is Michael Harris. (Photo by Katie Deits)

The list of award winners are as follows: Quince Quaintance (Best of Show)(Oil on Canvas), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (First Place)(Painting, Oil on Canvas), Michael Harris (First Place)(Sculpture), Melinda Moore (First Place)(Photography), Malcolm MacKenzie (Second Place)(Photography), April Davis (Second Place), (Acrylic Painting), Lynn Morgan (Second Place)(Pastel) and Tracey Erickson (Third Place, Painting).  Honorable mentions were awarded to: Bruce Bain, Michael Brown, Rick Lewis, Frances Lynn, Deborah Neuhaus, Jane McIntyre  and Joanne Slattery.

John Ambrose joins his wife Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose, as she proudly displays her First Place Award in Painting for “House of Refuge, Sea View”. (Photo by Katie Deits)


Award were presented to artists exhibiting in Landscapes 2012 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum: (from left) Joanne Slattery (Honorable Mention)(Pastel), Lynn Morgan ( Second Place)Pastel), Michael Harris (Sculpture, First Place), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (Painting, First Place), Quince Quaintance (Best of Show), Rick Lewis (Honorable Mention)(Oil on Canvas), Deborah Neuhaus (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas), Bruce Bain (Honorable Mention)(Photography), Melinda Moore (Photography, First Place), Tracey Erickson (Third Place)(Painting), Frances Lynn (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas) and Mike Brown (Honorable Mention)(Photography).  (Photo by Katie Deits)


The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.


For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. 3rd Thursday is sponsored by Meyer Law Firm.


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