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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.


2024  Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Main Gallery Exhibition, Brandon Mill, Greenville, South Carolina 

2022  ContinuumFocus Gallery, Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


           Troubled Waters, curated by Bianca Littlepage, Hendrix University, Windgate Museum of Art, Conway, Arkansas


2021  Discordant, Clashing and Found: Painted Collage, solo exhibit, East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center

           Press release,  


           Faculty Exhibit, Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas


2020  Group exhibit, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas


2019  Recent Paintings, solo exhibit, Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts, Hot Springs


           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, Arkansas


2017  Interrupted Paths, solo exhibit, Umbrella Gallery, Dallas, Texas


           Paths and Reflections, solo exhibit, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas

           Donnie Copeland: PaintingsTexarkana 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


            Abstract AR(t)

            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,

            Dallas, Texas

           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.

Selected Bibliography

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.”, June 7, 2017.


“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


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