National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

132nd Annual Exhibition 

was held Oct. 16 -23 2021 at


23 Warren Street, (Tribeca), New York, NY 10007

and at and

Debbie Received the Bernadette Award for 
"Impedance in Slumber" 

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Debbie was interviewed by Discon III who will be holding the 2021 World Con 2021. In this interview Debbie talks about her background, her  influences, her struggles as a woman illustrator in the SF Field and her upcoming projects. Please check it out on Youtube. 

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The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists

Debbie Hughes is the winner of the 2020 Chesley Award for her Unpublished color work:

The Raven, the Wolf and the Maiden. 

The Raven, the Wolf and The Maiden

This painting was completed in 2019, it is part of a series of works that Debbie is working on that center on folk tales and myths. She hopes to have a compilation of over 30 works for a illustrated book by the end of 2022. Please check back for updates because Debbie is intent on doing a Kickstarter campaign once the works are done.  

This award was presented on October 24th 2020.

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The National Association of Women Artists 131st NAWA Annual Members Exhibition

October 1 - December 30, 2020

Debbie is currently exhibiting her work:

The Dreaming Tree


This exhibit would have been at the main headquarters in NYC but due to covid, the exhibit is online only. Works can be purchased and viewed at NAWA.

Debbie's work is under the Paintings Category. In addition, NAWA will be printing a catalogue of all works by the end of the year. 

The National Association of Women Artists

Grand Visions: We Are Here

Grand Central Library, NYPL

135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017

Group Show.  March 1st - September 2020


This exhibit was held from March 1st to the end of September 2020. It was originally going to end in May, but due to Covid all public buildings were closed indefinitely. I was actually worried I would perhaps not see my painting again. After the pandemic subsided in NYC, my painting was returned.

You can still check out all works on line at the NAWA website.

"Seasons of Wither" won an honorable Mention at this show. There were a total of 4 awards. 

Debbie's work was featured in the 2020 December issue of Utopia Magazine where she was interviewed by the Editor Tristan Evarts. This is a very in depth interview with many of Debbie's published and unpublished works.