2005 Master of Fine Art, Painting; Master of Arts in Art (2003), University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
2000 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Selected Exhibitions, solo exhibits in bold.
2019 Faculty Exhibit, Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery, Ouachita Baptist University
2018 Abstract AR(t), group exhibition, Batesville Area Arts Council, Batesville, Arkansas
Group exhibit, February, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs
2017 Interrupted Paths, solo exhibit, Life in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas
Paths and Reflections, solo exhibit, Lyon College, Batesville
Donnie Copeland: Paintings, Texarkana Regional Arts Center
Invitation of Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council
View from the Art Village: Fifty Year Retrospective, Invitational Alumni Show, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
2016 Abstract AR(t), Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2015 Interrupted Paths, Aughinbaugh Gallery, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Art Educators' Show, Arkadelphia Arts Center, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Inspired By… An exhibit of works by community members, Hammons Gallery, Ouachita Baptist University
Pattern and Form, an exhibition highlighting work by artists who incorporate the use of pattern and/or form as a primary focus of their work. Justus Fine Art, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Abstract AR(t), featuring contemporary, abstract works of art by Arkansas based artists including:
Dustyn Bork, Justin Bowles, Megan Chapman, Donnie Copeland, Sam King, Don Lee and Steven Wise.
2014 Now and Then, Baugh Center for Visual Art, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas
February 10 - March 5, 2014
Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
2013 Abstract AR(t)
Butler Center Atrium Gallery, Little Rock
Abstracts, featuring work by Michael Ashley, Donnie Copeland, Vivian Noe-Griffith and Robyn Horn
Justus Fine Art, Hot Springs, Arkansas
2012 Boundary Hunters, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York
Exhibit included the work of seven painters: Donnie Copeland, Matthew Farina,
Amy Feldman, Julian Jackson, Karen Schifano, Laurel Sucsy and Rachael Wren.
Follow the link for the exhibit catalog,
Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, Hammons Gallery, School of Fine Arts, Ouachita Baptist University
2011 An Emphasis on Substance, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
53rd Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Juror: Meredith Ward, president of Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York
2010 An Emphasis on Substance, Boger Gallery, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri
Justus Fine Art Gallery, April and November showings, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Small Works on Paper: 23nd Annual Exhibition, Organized by the Arkansas Arts Council
Juror: Suzanne Bloom, Professor, University of Houston School of Art
Aspects of Abstraction, Trinity Gallery, Arkansas Historical Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 Small Works on Paper: 22nd Annual Exhibition, Organized by the Arkansas Arts Council
Juror: Edwin Pinkston, professor emeritus, Louisiana Tech University School of Art
Troika 7, Dragon Hall, Norwich, England
6X6X2009, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, New York
2008 23rd Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, The University of Texas at Tyler
Juror: Barry Whistler, owner and director, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Striations, Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, Texas
Caddo River Artists Guild Studio Tour, 702 Clinton, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
2007 The Inaugural Exhibit, Bellwether Gallery, Springfield, Missouri
Exquisite Corpse Exhibition, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, South Carolina
The Front Porch, Springfield, Missouri
2006 MOAK 4 State Regional Exhibition 2006, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
Juror: Katie Geha, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University
Parallel Perpendicular, Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus, Arlington, Texas
2005 Donnie Copeland: Paintings. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
Art St. Louis XXI, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Juror: Christian Rattemeyer, art critic, Assoc. Curator, Museum of Modern Art, Department of Drawings
2004 Brookhaven College School of Art Faculty Exhibit, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch,
New Texas Talent X, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Juror: Janet Kutner, art critic, Dallas Morning News
The Nature of the Work, Gorman Lecture Center, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
2003 Master of Arts in Art Thesis Exhibition, Upper Gallery, Haggerty Arts Village, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
The Black and White Exhibition, 2nd Floor Gallery, Grayson County College, Denison, Texas
2002 Visions International Competition 2002, Art Center Waco, Waco, Texas
Juror: Peter Frank, independent critic, correspondent for ARTnews
Visiting Artist Lectures and Conference Presentations
2010 Finding and Reclaiming: Making Use of the Natural and Man-Made and the Hope for Stronger Connections.
Green, Greener, Greenest: Romancing Nature Again , National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of
Artists, The Humanities and Sciences Department of the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
Guest Lecturer. Lecture and workshop coincides with the exhibit An Emphasis on Substance
Boger Gallery, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri
2009 Portfolio presentation. 2009 CIVA Biennial Conference, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
2008 Guest Lecturer. Lecture coincides with the exhibit Striations: From There to Here, Louisiana College, Pineville,
2006 Guest Lecturer. Lecture coincides with the exhibit Parallel Perpendicular, Tarrant County College, Arlington, Texas
Published Exhibit Catalogs/Exhibits in Print
Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University. Boundary Hunters: Four Parts to Every Story.
October 26 - December 1, 2012.
Exhibit catalog, text by Eric Sutphin and others. 2012.
Kansas City Artist's Coalition, River Market Regional Exhibition, July 8 - August 19, 2011.
Exhibit catalog, text by Patricia McDonald, 2011.
CIVA Visions Juried Exhibit 2009-2010. Christians in the Visual Arts 2009-2010 Directory. Exhibit in print.
Juror: James Romaine. Text by Romaine and others. Wenham, Massachusetts. 2009.
Springfield Art Museum. C-15b, exhibition catalog, MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition 2006,
text by Katie Geha and others. Springfield, Missouri, 2006.
Art Center Waco. Visions International Competition, exhibition catalog, text by Peter Frank and others.
Waco, Texas. 2002.
Harrison, Eric. "Making Waves." Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 6 September 2018: 5E, Print.
“Hot Springs Gallery Walk.” Published artwork (STR118). The Sentinel-Record, 6 September 2018: 5A, Print
Ford, Cody. “Justus Fine Art Gallery set to host ‘Making Waves: Striation Paintings by Donnie Copeland.’” Idle Class Magazine, 18 August 2018. Print.
Williams, Rachel. “Best Art Events in Dallas This Weekend: June 8 Through June 11.” www.dallasobserver.com, June 7, 2017. https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/best-art-events-in-dallas-this-weekend-june-9-through-june-11-9539147
“Hot Springs Gallery Walk.” Published artwork (STR113). The Sentinel-Record, 5 October 2017: 5A, Print.
“Weekend 10.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Style, 3 March 2016: E1. Print.
“Justus Art Gallery Features Copeland in March Exhibit." Hot Springs Sentinel-Record 24 Feb. 2016: 5B. Print.
Sutphin, Eric. “Four Sides to Every Story”, catalog essay for Boundary Hunters. October 2012. Print.
“Arkadelphia artist displays work at HSU.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Tri-Lakes Edition, 3 February 2011: T1. Print.
“No joke: Delta is back.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 21 December 2010: 1E, 6E. Print.
“Creating a Sense of Community,” Wayne Brian. Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Tri-Lakes Edition,
6 December 2009: T1.
“Area Artists have work on display in Small Works on Paper Exhibit,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette,
1 January 2009: 56.
Photograph. Springfield News-Leader, 17 November 2006: 1C.
Vinum Vulgi. Photograph. Dallas Morning News: Guide, The, 25 July 2003: Guide 48.
Corporate and Institutional Collections
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Greenberg Traurig LLP Dallas, TX
RedBird Capital Partners LLC Dallas, TX
Marriot Little Rock, AR
Iberia Bank, Little Rock, AR
Other, Service and Community Oriented Projects
2017 Deep Ellum Community Street Banners Project, banners produced, Deep Ellum Foundation, Dallas, TX
2017 Mural painting, Army Corps of Engineers Iron Mountain Visitors’ Center, DeGray Lake, AR
2016 Mural painting, Baptist Health Medical Center, Arkadelphia, AR
2015 Historic Bozeman Cemetery Panel Project, Clark County Historical Society, Clark County, AR