Binding Arts

Binding Arts


Honors / Recognition


U.S. Design Patent: Jewelry Element 2011

Created two piece spinning charm which creates an optical illusion: it has to be in motion to be read. 

State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of Citizen Exchanges*Participating Artist / Entrepreneur May & October 2010: *Organized by the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development in collaboration with the Center for Family & Privately Held Businesses of the University of Toledo College of Business Administration, Al Zaytoonah Private University (Jordan), Lebanese University (Lebanon), and Zayed University (UAE). Entrepreneur Career Makeover   Won writing contest for consulting services and other prizes to help further business development and marketing strategies. (2010)

TriState Youth Academy / Buckhorn Children & Family Services of Kentucky, Chesterville, Ohio Award of Appreciation from the participants and staff for creating and facilitating You Gotta Have HeART arts program (2009)

The Giuliani Foundation Funded a pilot arts program at a residential treatment facility for teenage boys who were referred by the juvenile justice system. (2007-8). Program deemed successful; success funding granted annually through 2012.

The Creative Center’s National Training Institute for Hospital Artists, New York One of ten artists selected out of over 100 applicants to train in The Hospital Artist-In-Residence Program (2006).  Only one from the class of 2006 to be invited to teach at The Center and at Gilda’s Club. Have taught annually since then. 

Ohio State Based Collaborative Artist In 2005, designated as a Teaching Artist Who Leads the Way -- Ohio State Based Collaborative Artist.  One of Sixteen artists selected and trained by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Team (including: the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education) to teach pre K-12th grade teachers integration of arts processes in their classrooms (2005). One of seven artists selected and trained as a Peer Teaching Artist Coach/ Artists’ Mentor (2006).

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center, Ohio Developed and facilitated children's workshops to create art for a line of winter holiday greeting cards to be sold online and in retail outlets. (2008)

Developed and facilitated children's workshop to make winter holiday ornaments which were then photographed for the Hospital’s annual greeting card. (2005)


Women’s Collective Magazine, Winter 2010

BeadStyle Magazine, May 2010

500 Handmade Books, Lark Publishing (2008)

POIESIS: A Journal of the Arts & Communication, Volume VIII (2007)


Ohio State University Library Center for the Book, Invitational  (2012) Art Gallery, Editor’s Choice Painting Juried  (2010) Watercolor painting 

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio Invitational (2007)

Sunbury Community Library, Ohio Invitational (2006)

Columbus Calligraphy Guild, High Road Gallery, Columbus, Ohio Invitational (2005)

The Intensive Spirit; Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Colorado Juried, (2005)

Paper white: Handmade Paper and Book Arts, The Works Museum, A Smithsonian Affiliate; Newark, Ohio Juried (2005)

Mansfield Art Center Members' Show, Ohio Juried (2003)  


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Debra Fink Bachelder
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