Legacy Trust Award Collection


This art project is for a state-wide competition of the Legacy Trust Award Collection held at the Museum in Grand Rapids in May.  This year I am submitting my colorful work “Logic of Tigress” completed in two days last weekend-I work fast.  The piece is on a painted canvas with graphite and colored pencils as the forefront medium.

The meaning behind the piece is about a woman that uses her animal instincts to hunt down the truth of life.  She seems like two beautiful creatures and the vibrant colors were actually a surprise for me…this canvas was given to me by the gallery I volunteer at.  They said I could paint over the orange and this is the result of my imagination of my illustration using the bright colors.  Many positive comments were made on Facebook so I hope others can admire it and try to receive the message as well.  Some women have to have claws right?!

My artwork was selected in both 2014 and 2016 and was printed in the Midland Daily News at:

I was selected in 2014 and 2016 for the collection and the piece was printed in the newspaper.  The work in the article for 2016 was sold from the museum for $500 from a buyer in Grand Rapids.


The top three prizes of this collection are for a cash prize of $500 and sponsorship in ArtPrize fall open art exhibition.

Published by heatherdeogracia

On the first day of my job, I walk into a production studio to hand in paperwork. A young gentleman stands up to shake my hand when I walk into the room. "Wow! You are tall." he states. I point to my heels of my shoes. "Wow! You are short." Laughter lights up the room. Matt Damon San Francisco Clear Channel Radio With an electric soul of an artist, Heather Deogracia, has an interesting personality that uses her manic branches of her mind to express her sense of humor, expand the creative hourly illustration addiction and continually read big books about artistic principles, elements and glorious techniques to feed her intellectual capabilities. “With a splash of color and chemicals in my brain, I have to clean it out once a day or it must flash flood my other organs.” Heather Deogracia Proud to start staging a background of her latest achievements, Heather was on the front page Sunday Feature in the Midland Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016 and is an Award-Winning Fine Artist for the state-wide competition Legacy Trust Award Collection for the past three years in a row. She displayed in over 30 exhibits and fundraisers in the tri-city area over the past four years. She has earned a 2017 Leadership of Bay County Achievement Award from Studio 23 and a Midland County Art Letourneau Award for "Collaboration and Creativity in Community Support". A harshly educated woman, Deogracia spent five years to earn a double major Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Medical Illustration in Pre-Medicine and Fine Art at California State University in San Bernardino. At the same time period, she held down three jobs as an Intern for the District Attorney, Graphics Editor for the college weekly newspaper and created the Peer Health Education program. Her artistic talents covered in the fine studio art requirements included painting, color theory, graphic design, photography, figure drawing, advanced drawing, watercolor, sculpture, illustration and art portfolio assignments to keep work organized. In the sciences, she has a background in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, advanced human anatomy and psychology, biology, genetics, comparative animal psychology, marine biology and medical microbiology. Currently, she has been an art instructor for workshops for the past year for Creative 360, teaching private art lessons and writing a graphic novel soon to complete by the beginning of 2018 named Heather Hurts Inside: Illustrations of a Broken Human. The new true story is about a suicidal bipolar woman that is prescribed Ritalin at the age of 38 and she reverts back to her glory days of her life. The truth is that no one knows the past is killing her mind.

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