Catching smoke

Virtual guest book

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre 

Art Incubator Gallery August 21st – October 3rd, 2020

3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta


Thank you for visiting the exhibition! 

Please use the comments to sign my virtual guest book.  Click on the replies button.  



Thank you to the following people and dogs: 

Jacek Malek and Harcourt House for this opportunity to exhibit my work.  

Darren Kooyman and Wendy for their assistance and expertise in setting up the show.

My husband for being my partner and friend, and walking this path in life with me (even though it isn’t exactly how we saw it rolling out).  The rock under my feet in what can at times feel like sea of sand.* 

My children for always being supportive of what I do.  You are amazingly creative each in your own unique way.  

Mr. M for being my studio assistant/shadow/occasional materials taste tester.  

My parents and sisters for taking the changes in my life path in stride and being there for me no matter what.  

My extended family for their encouragement and support.  

My friends for being great friends.  Us people with anxiety need people like you.  

My fellow artists and mentors for their feedback, willingness to listen to me complain about app changes, and obsess about all things art-making related.  Special mention to Kim Blair who put me on the path of digital applications when I thought I would have to give up art altogether, and for our recent talk which has sparked many ideas! 

Mark at The Big Pixel for his printing expertise over the years and Lula, and Libby for always being happy to see me. (With fond remembrance of Leonard.)  

Dale at Pagemaster Printing, who exudes calm, for helping me navigate printing on a new material.  


*It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet and what is sand.

Madeleine L’Engle



11 thoughts on “Catching smoke

  1. Harry Abbink

    I’m looking forward to seeing this exhibition, having known Deann from art continuing education at UofA. Her work is the antithesis to mine, and so a good viewing challenge to shake up my thinking.

  2. Kim Blair

    A powerful and moving exhibition. Each piece draws you in giving you plenty of room to explore the darkness and the light.

  3. Barbara Brass

    Deann, finally got to your show and wow! I especially love ‘Lather, rinse, repeat’
    and ‘Feeding the wrong wolf’
    Your work is so mesmerizing. As I stand here I’m also very touched by Weight.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


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