In 2020 DEMI was selected to participate in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution ’s Pandemic Oral History Project, a series of 85 interviews of American artists and world figures living and working through the seismic events of 2020.

This dedicated collection gives voice to the arts community during one of the most turbulent periods in modern history, a time in which many cultural institutions have been forced to temporarily or permanently close, radically reshaping relationships between artists and the public.

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DEMI’S biography, artist statement and images of her paintings has been included in the prestigious Feminist Art Base of the Brooklyn Museum Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

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Nominated for an Joan Mitchell Foundationʼs Painters’ Fellowship.


The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, personally invited DEMI to display one of her paintings in the U.S. Embassy residence in the Vatican City as part of the prestigious Art in Embassies program.

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2005 / 2006

Nominated as a candidate for The Joan Mitchell Foundation 2006 Painters and Sculptors Grant

1998 / 1999

Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Award,
Florida Department of State


Since 1999 the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has been collecting ARTURO’S & DEMI primary records (correspondence, notebooks, drawings, photographs, catalogues).

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1992 / 1993

Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Awards, Florida Department of State.