"And such was the sound that the chorus made together, that to have been a part of it at all was enough for me" -Sarah Dunant

Artist's Resume


Third Place oil painting division 2013 Gold Rush Days Annual Juried Art Show in Wickenburg, Arizona

Best of Show 2013 Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Show

Show Chairman Award and People’s Choice Award 2012 Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Show

Honorable Mention in oil painting 2004 Utah Statewide art competition

First Place professional oil painting category 2002 Marysville Art Council Annual Competition

First Place in professional oil painting division 2001 Northwest Washington Fair, Lynden Washington


First Place, Best of Division, Best of Show in professional category 2000 Orange County Fair


Books written by Deirdre West

"West Seeks to Tell Stories" by Becca Martin 1/4/2013 What's Up section NW Arkansas Times

Agra, India Newspaper 11/2008 

Art of America magazine July of 99 issue

Art published in Ellipsis Literary Magazine Spring 98, Fall 96, Fall 97


  2014 Exhibited in the Annual Juried West of Center show in Wickenburg, Arizona

2014 Exhibited in the Annual Juried Scottsdale Salon in Scottsdale, Arizona

2013 Exhibited in the American Women Artists Annual National Juried Exhibition in Fredricksburg, Texas

2013 Solo Show with the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, Arkansas

2013-14 Exhibited with the Artifacts Gallery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

2013 exhibited with the Underground Gallery in Fayetteville, Arkansas

2012 & 2013 exhibited with Poor Richards Gallery in Rogers, Arkansas

2011 & 2012 Exhibition in the People’s Choice show held by the Artists of Northwest Arkansas

2012 exhibited with Bella Luella in Bentonville, Arkansas

2012 Exhibition in the Juried Art Squared Show in Neosho, Missouri

2012 Exhibition in the Juried Artini Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas

1999-2006 Exhibition with the Coast Gallery in Laguna Beach, California 

2002 Solo exhibition at the Allied Arts Gallery in Bellingham, Washington

2002 Art on exhibit at the Stalk Exchange in Seattle, Washington

2002 Art on exhibit at the Karpeles Museum in Tacoma, Washington

2002 Solo exhibition at the Edmonds Washington library

2002 Exhibition in the Mountlake Terrace Annual Juried Art Show

2002 Art on exhibit at the Ironstone Vineyards Spring Obsession Juried Art show in Murphy, California

Art Related Positions

2011-2013 Imaging Specialist for Scott Imaging, Springdale, Arkansas

June-July 2013 painting instructor for the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas

May 2012, 2013 Judge for the annual "Starry Starry Night" art competition hosted by Youth Bridge


Bachelor of Science and Humanities (2014-2016) Summa Cum Laude

Masters in Professional Writing (2016-2017) 'With Distinction'

Northern Arizona University 

Flagstaff, AZ

Completed the Classical Drawing and Painting Program (1996-98, 2003-05)

Corry Studio of Figurative Art

Salt Lake City, UT

Drawing Program (2000-01)

Florence Academy of Art 

Florence, Italy

Illustration Major, Graphic Design Minor (1999)

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA 

English Major, Computer Science Minor 1996-98)

Westminster College 

Salt Lake City, UT

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