Debbie’s Art Debut

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Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Flux Salon
515 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
(just south of Stark)

Please stop by for a refreshment and view my first exclusive display of my artwork! All of my pieces are at least 90% made from reused materials that I have purchased at SCRAP. In honor of my very favorite non-profit, I am donating 40% of the sales of my art at the showing at Flux Salon during the month of March…to SCRAP! (Any pieces sold can be picked up at the end of March).

see more artwork on the Gallery page.

Rebel Craft Rumble!!!

SCRAP Presents…

Rebel Craft Rumble 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St.

With pinking shears drawn and glue guns locked and loaded, a fierce group of competitors will battle for crafting supremacy at Rebel Craft Rumble.  See what kick-ass crafts they’ll whip up and if they can seam-rip the title of “Craft Master” from Craft Zine’s editor-in-chief and last year’s winner, Sister Diane Gilleland.  All bouts will be judged by local celebs.

  • Must be 21 or older to attend.
  • General admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
  • Tickets available at SCRAP or online
  • Admission includes a beer ticket for more rowdy fun!
  • Featuring the funky DJ Sacrilicious on turntables!

Contact: Kelley Carmichael Casey at SCRAP, 503-294-0769 x3,


May 19, 2011


Portland crafters get ready to square off at SCRAP’s Rebel Craft Rumble, June 15

PORTLAND, Ore. – Armed with scissors, glue and plenty of sass, some of Portland ’s best crafters are ready to go head-to-head in the ultimate SCRAP smack-down.

Local crafters who believe they’ve got enough game to earn the title of Portland ’s Craft Master will square off and put their talents to the test in front of a live audience at SCRAP’s annual Rebel Craft Rumble, June 15.  

At Rebel Craft Rumble, four pre-qualified contestants will compete against one another for who can come up with the best craft creations under dramatic timed “bouts,” using only the materials selected for them.  To make it even more challenging, audience members also can bid on craft items that contestants must use as part of their designs. 

“It’s a true test of wits and strategy played out on ultimate crafting stage. Talent, time and tenaciousness will all come into play. The rowdiness of the audience may certainly be a factor as well,” said Kelley Carmichael Casey, executive director of SCRAP.

The contestants’ creations will be judged by Julie Sabatier of Destination DIY, Lindsey Newkirk of Junk to Funk Trashion Collective and Jen Neitzel and Richard Fox of DIY Lounge.  The best competitor will participate in the ultimate challenge against reigning champ and Craft Master, Sister Diane Gilleland, editor-in-chief of CRAFT.

Rebel Craft Rumble will be held at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, in Portland . Tickets are available at General admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door (admission includes 1 beer ticket). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and proceeds will benefit SCRAP.  This rowdy event is 21+.

As Portland ’s favorite place for creative inspiration, SCRAP provides an environmentally sound solution for individuals, families and businesses to donate reusable material and discover affordable, interesting arts and crafts supplies. At SCRAP, being creative means being kind to the environment – SCRAP diverts more than 103 tons of materials annually from the waste stream.  Located at 2915 N.E. MLK Blvd. , in Portland , SCRAP also can be found online

SCRAP thanks its hardcore sponsors for this event:  ReDirect Guide, Mid-America Overseas, Inc, MacTarnahan’s Brewing, Chinook Book and The Workshop.


New artwork showing at SCRAP

I just had some of my artwork (3 pieces) showing at Colored Pencils at City Hall on December 3, 2009.  I had great responses from folks.  Especially on the larger piece with almost 120 miniature collages framed in seed beads.  Now, the same three pieces are showing on the walls of SCRAP’s Creative Reuse Center at 2915 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, Oregon.

New artwork!

I have been spending a lot of time in my studio lately (not as much as I’d like).  I have a lot of fun experimenting with different mediums for my collage work.  The photos below include work with paint, nature, buttons, beads, and wax.  So much stuff that I want to do!  So little time!  aaahhh!