Debbie Hoskins

647 Blue Ash Drive, SE    

Kentwood, MI  49548


Postings of art and writing:

Mission:         Share. Participate.

Services:        Spiritual art and writing.

Books:        Hoskins, Debbie. Exploring Labyrinths: A Coloring Experience.

CreateSpace, 2016.


                Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator. December 14, 2015. No expiration.

                Professional Librarian Certification. Library of Michigan, State of Michigan.

                        Issued August, 1994. No expiration.


                Artist and Owner. Debbie’s Home Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan,


                Youth Librarian. Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan,


Creative Works:


                        “Labyrinth” (duct tape, chalk, stones, 36’x36’), ArtPrize, Grand

                                Rapids, Michigan, 2016.

                Juried Exhibits:

                        “Dance Meditation” (pencil, 9” x 12”), Reformation 500 Art Show,

                                Samaritas, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2017.

The Golden Notebook” (colored pencil 24”x32”), Reformation 500

Art Show, Faith Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2017.

Sammie”  (pencil, 8½”x11”), American Booksellers for Free

                        Expression, White Plains, New York.

Mary and Child” (watercolor, 8”x10”), American Booksellers for

                        Free Expression, White Plains, New York.

                Celebration of the Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Spiritual Landscape” (watercolor, 12”x16”).

Jesus and Mary Magdalene” (acrylic, 20”x30”).

Musings” (watercolor and colored pencil, 18”x24”).

                        “Remembering Summer” (mixed media collage, 10”x14”).

                “Remembering Summer” (mixed media collage, 10”x14”),

                        Festival Regional Arts Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art

Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Winter Dance” (mixed media collage, 10”x14”), Festival

        Regional Arts Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art Museum,

        Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Birth” (oil, 10”x14”), Art of Healing, Urban Institute of

        Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Untitled Nude” (pencil, 18”x18”), Pennsylvania Academy of the

        Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


                        Various (4”x6”), Postcard Salon, Muskegon Art Museum,

                                Muskegon, Michigan, February, 2018.

                        “Expressions of Play” (watercolor and colored pencil, 18”x24”),

                                2011 Opening: Artists” Donations, Urban Institute of

                                Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

                        “Tam Lin” (acrylic, 18”x24”), College for Creative Studies, Detroit,


                        “Cow Jumping Over the Moon” (mixed media collage, 14”x18”),

                                College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan.

        Solo Shows:

                        The Golden Notebook, Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell,

                                Michigan, 2010.

                        I See Fairies, Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, MI, 2005.

                        Express, Explore, Appreciate, Franciscan Life Process Center,

                                Lowell, Michigan, 2001.


                        Camp Fire West Michigan 4C, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

                        Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, Michigan.


                        Dianne Carroll Burdick, “Artist Debbie Stewart Hoskins’s Books

                Offer More than a Few Good Tales, “ On-the-Town,

      , Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 17, 2010.

Debbie Hoskins, “Vignette” (p. 5-6), in Maisel, Eric. Creative

                Recovery. Shambhala, 2008.

Debbie Hoskins, “Happy Bondages” (p. 136-147), in Maisel, Eric.

                Van Gogh Blues. Rodale, 2002.

Artist Residencies:

South Dakota Adventure, Solo trip, May 3-May 11, 2019.        

                Visual Journaling, Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell Michigan,

                        March, 2005.

                Expressive Painting, Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, Michigan,

                        Fall, 2001.


                Boot Blessing for the Poor,” Prayer and Labyrinth Walk, Orchard Hill

                        Church, Walker, Michigan, October, 2015, 2016; November, 2019.

Handmaking Books,” Evening Explorers at Grand Rapids Public Library,

                        Grand Rapids, Michigan, January, 2017.

                “Holding Space and Labyrinth Construction,” ArtPrize, Grand Rapids,

                        Michigan, October, 2016.

                “Harvest Moon,” Labyrinth Instruction and Walk, Orchard Hill Church,

                        Walker, Michigan, October, 2015.

                “Meditation Tools for Those in Recovery,” Labyrinth Experience,

                        Dominican Center of Marywood, Grand Rapids, MI, March, 2015.

Drawing Labyrinths,” Joseph Campbell, Power of Myth Class, Mother’s

Trust Interfaith Center, Ganges, Michigan, Summer-Fall, 2012.

                “Art Expression,” Weekend Workshop, Franciscan Life Process Center,

                        Lowell, Michigan, March, 2010.


                Dance Meditation,” Meditation Retreat, Franciscan Life Process Center,

                        Lowell, Michigan, February 16, 2019.

                “Framed Expression: Experiencing Writing and Drawing the Graphic

                        Novel,” Calvin College Youth Writing Festival, Grand Rapids,

                        Michigan, Spring, 2012, 2013, 2014.

                “Words and Pictures in Graphic Novels, Calvin College Festival of Faith

                        and Writing, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Spring, 2012

                “Paste, Make Goop, and Roll,” Michigan Association for Education of

                        Young Children, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 30, 2006.

                “Caldecott Mountain of Excellence: Inspiring Young Artists to Become

                        Climbers in Their Own Books,” Michigan Reading Association,

                        Detroit, Michigan, 2004.

Pictures Tell the Story, Too,” Calvin College Youth Writing Festival,

Grand Rapids, Michigan.

                “Collaged Urban Landscapes,” Literature and the Child, Baldwin Public/

                        Bloomfield Township Libraries, Birmingham, Michigan.


                Mastering the One-Person Business. Instructor: Eric Maisel, PhD.

                Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland Ohio. Labyrinth Facilitator Training and


                Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

                        Life drawing and painting.

                Philadelphia College  of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

                        Painting and illustration.

                Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. Life drawing,

                        painting, and design.

                Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. Children’s Publishing and

                        Writing Institute.

                Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M.S. Masters of Science in

                        Library Services. Focus: Study of picture books.

                Kent State University, Kent,Ohio, B.A. Bachelors of Arts in Music.

                John Carroll University, University Heights,Ohio. Study of mandalas,

                        mysticism in the arts, religion, and philosophy.


Related Experience:

                Member, The Labyrinth Society. 2017-2018.

                Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. 1987-2014.

                Volunteer, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2011, 2012.

                Contributor, Picture Book Artists Association, 2000-2006.

                Illustrator Coordinator, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

                        of Michigan.

Caldecott Committee Member, 2000, “Oscars” for the best children’s

picture book illustration given by the American Library Association.

Member, Fine Arts Committee of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts,

Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Girlfriend, grandmother, mother, and daughter. Enjoys dancing. Listens to non-fiction, fiction, and music. Journals. Walks the dog.