Awards and Competitions
2013|Jan 28Article by Emily Van Cleve, front page Sunday Journal Arts page
2012| Friday, Nov 23Article Gallery Guide Journal North,by Kate Mc Graw
2012| ALBUQUERQUE THE MAGAZINE CULTURE article, by Brandon Call
2011|NM Art in Public Places Competition Winner, Zimmerman Library, ABQ UNM Campus
2011|NM Arts in Public Places Competition Winner, St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe , NM
2011| Judges Choice Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, ABQ NM
2010| Best of Show Weems Art Fest ABQ NM
2009 | First place -2009 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta “IN DEPTH, WINTER STORM”
2009 | NM Art in Public Places Competition Winner, Village of Magdalena
2007 | American Tapestry Alliance Award FIRST PLACE Fiber Celebrated , Intermountain Weavers Conference, Durango CO
2003 | First Place New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show
2002 | ACCLAIMED ARTIST SERIES , competition winner, all 4 corner states, N.M. Art in Public Places Program
2002-| American Embassy purchase, Nairobi, Kenya.
2001 | Juror’s Choice Award, !Magnifico! “Roots and Routes” Albuquerque Museum
2001 | N.M. Art in Public Places Competition Winner, Santa Fe Business Incubator, S.F. N.M.
2000 | Bernallillo Cnty Art in Public Places Competition Winner, Bern Cnty Courthouse, Albq. N.M.
2000 | First Place,New Mexico Arts& Crafts Fair, (Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media)
2000 | Awarded opportunity to compete for 1% for Public Art competition, city of Albq. in conjunction with ¡ Magnifico! Water Show
2000 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, Competition winner,Nambe Pueblo Senior Center, Nambe, N.M. 2 tapestries
2000 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, Competition winner, Dept. of Labor, S.F.N.M.
1999 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, Competition winner, Deming Senior Center, Deming ,N.M.
1998 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, Competition winner , AT&SF Railroad Museum,LasCruses NM
1999 | First Place ,Fiber ,Clay and Mixed Media, New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair
1998 | Tapestry image selected for cover of Albuquerque Women in Business Directory
1997 | Purchase Award Winner, Southwest Arts Festival, Albq. N.M
1996 | New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, N.M. New Mexico Art in Public Places, competition winner,
1996 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, competition winner, San Juan College, Farmington, N.M.
1996 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, competition winner, commissioned tapestry, Espanola Hospital, Espanola, N.M.
1996 | New Mexico Art in Public Places, competition winner, State Police Headquarters, Santa Fe, N.M.
1995 | Public Arts Commission Award Project, competition winner. Commission awarded for City/ County Government Buildings. Albuquerque Public Art Program .Installed Dec. 96
1995 | Grand Prize Winner, N.M. Arts and Crafts Fair
Aug 2011| Local IQ magazine Full Spectrum article http://www.local-iq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2064&Itemid=55
March/ April issue Taos Magazine article
Aug 2009 | Albuquerque the Magazine Featured in “Creative Profiles”
Aug 2009 | ABQ Journal “Strands OF KNOWLEDGE Tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor creates masterful works of art as well as mentoring aspiring weavers”
August 2009 | Alibi- Albuquerque, NM Review of Mentor | Apprentice Show.
Aug 2008 | ABQ Journal Arts Section “LOCAL TREASURE “ interview
Dec 2007 | Article in “LOCAL FLAVOR “ magazine
May 2001 | “Threads of New Mexico” Albuquerque Museum Catalogue, Writing and photos by Douglas Kent Hall, 3 pages , review, interview, photos of artist and tapestry.
Aug. 13, 2000 | Albuquerque Journal,Front Page (F-1) ,Art section, Photo and Interview, by Anthony DellaFlora, in connection with the !Magnifico! Art of Albq. Water Show
June 1999 | 5 min appearance, interview and work and process shown on HGTV’s Carol Duvall Show
April 25, 1999 | Albq. Journal, Photo and mention, by Wesley Pulka, in connection with the “Kozikowski Invites 1” Show
OTHER 2008 | Awarded LOCAL TREASURE status by the Albuquerque Arts Business Association
2009 & 2002 | Selected for the jury of the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair.
2005 | Poster artist NMACF
2001 | Selected by the Albuquerque Arts Alliance to create the 2002 Bravo Awards.