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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.  

Deann

 

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

 

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Catching smoke

Catching smoke will be presented in the Art Incubator Gallery at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre from August 21st to October 3rd.  I’m excited to say the gallery spaces will be re-opening, so you can see this work live (respecting all COVID-19 guidelines of course).  There will not be an opening reception, but grab your mask, come visit, and enjoy my show and Jill Ho-You’s exhibition Latent Monuments

Click on the links for more information. 🙂 

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ISEA 29th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

I am pleased to say my work Light and dark II was accepted into the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) 2020 29th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.  Due to COVID 19, it will be a virtual exhibition for this year, but there are plans to celebrate the first ever collaboration with Canadian members and friends in a unique way.  St. Albert, Alberta, Canada looks forward to hosting a symposium and exhibition in 2022.  

Update:

You can now see the virtual exhibition, Pushing Boundaries.  

My submission Light and dark II received a merit award!

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Of the eye (and some of the mind)

Pop Up On Line Exhibition

Inspired by another artist, I decided to exhibit some of my work on line in a small exhibition. The photographic works are of the nature I see on my walks in the river valley, in particular ice and water, and also a little of what I see when I’m paying attention in the moment.  My digital drawings are pieces that developed while working on specific series or were a side product of that work.  As I don’t often set out with a specific idea in mind, I look at the shapes, shadows, and lines I have made to determine where a piece will go.  

Want to know more about me?  Check out my biography, or some of my meet the maker posts from March.  

You can also check out three of these pieces at Harcourt House’s Art O Rama 2019 until December 16th.  

 

 

Unless otherwise stated, all work is professionally printed on high quality art paper.  Pricing for 2019 is as follows*:

Limited edition prints

Size

Unframed

Framed

8 x 10  

edition of 10

$95

$120

11 x 14

edition of 5

$140

$160

16 x 20

edition of 5

$170

$200

14 x 24

edition of 5

$195

$245

18 x 24

edition of 5

$220

$260

24 x 30

edition of 3

$320

$415 (glass)

$425 (plexi)

24 x 36

edition of 3

$345

$450

*Prices subject to change without notice. 

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Art-o-Rama

I will be participating again this year in Harcourt House Artist Run Centre’s Art-o-Rama.  Come and purchase art for you or for someone you love December 7th to December 9th at Jake’s Framing + Art Gallery 10441-123 Street, Edmonton, AB.    

The show offers original, small format works in a variety of media, including: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, glass, ceramics, jewellery, metal design works, and mixed media compositions by leading and emerging artists and designers from Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto. Excellent as Christmas gifts for big and small budgets!

I will have 3 pieces available for purchase.  A portion of the proceeds supports Harcourt House’s art exhibitions and education programs.  

Important Dates:

  • Friday, December 7th : Preview (with sales) from 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Friday, December 7th : Opening Reception (sales continue) from 7 pm – 10 pm with food, cash bar, and music by Bill Damur and the White Cats
  • Saturday, December 8th : Art Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, December 9th : Final Day of Art Sale from 10 am – 4 pm

 

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All exits look the same – Artpoint Gallery 2018

I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for my show All exits look the same in the Upstairs Gallery of the ArtPoint Gallery and Studios Society in Calgary, Alberta last week. I had many interesting discussions, and was also pleased to find a community of people who have lived similar experiences to mine. It’s hard to put into words that feeling when you are among people who understand.

Art became, and continues to be, my way of processing events in my life. It can be as simple as a stick drawing or something more developed. It can be traditional pencil and paper or paints, or it can be an art-based application. The method is not as important as taking the time to make marks, or an image. Put away the critical voice in your head and just try.

Watch for my next post about art applications. If you have a smart phone or a tablet, applications are relatively inexpensive ways to be creative.

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All exits look the same – Artpoint Gallery

I am excited about my upcoming showing of All exits look the same in the Upstairs Gallery of Artpoint Gallery and Studios Society in Calgary, Alberta.

The show will run from February 1st to 24th during Exposure 2018. Opening reception for members and invited guests on Thursday, February 1st from 5-9 pm.

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 11-5 pm
In February, during the Exposure Photo Festival, the gallery will also be open on Sundays 1-5 pm.

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Sneak Peek – Art from the Unknown

Here is a sneak peek of what I will have on display for Art from the Unknown. It’s been a busy month already! This past week I took down my graduating show at the Faculty of Extension, and attended the opening reception for Visual Arts Alberta/CARFAC’s Ten Voices 2017. Now it’s time to get ready for Art from the Unknown.

Art From the Unknown is a group exhibition, which originated with former Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Raj Pannu and is continued by the Hon. Rachel Notley.

Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Opening Night Reception with Live Music
Saturday October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – General Gallery
Sunday October 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – General Gallery

This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to our community’s new and emerging artists. Over the 3 days of the exhibition, 700 visitors are expected to view 70+ artists at this free gallery.

Stop by and say hi!

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Ten Voices 2017 – Edmonton

My work is a part of this group exhibition.

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC, in partnership with the Friends of the Jubilee Auditoria Society
presents Ten Voices 2017 in the ​Kaasa Gallery at the ​Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 ​- 87 Ave​nue NW​)​​

This Alberta- wide juried exhibition of artwork by 10 Alberta artists, creating photographic and digitally manipulated imagery, features classic and innovative artwork diverse in subject matter, style and technique.

The exhibition ​focuses on the different ways artists respond to the world around, and within, them. ​

Location: ​Kaasa Gallery, ​Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 ​- 87 Ave​nue NW)​​

Reception: Thursday, October 19th from 7 to 9 pm.

The ​​Kaasa Gallery is open during preshow and intermission during Jubilee performances, or Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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Art From the Unknown

Art From the Unknown is a group exhibition, which originated with former Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Raj Pannu and is continued by the Hon. Rachel Notley.

Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Opening Night Reception with Live Music
Saturday October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – General Gallery
Sunday October 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – General Gallery

This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to our community’s new and emerging artists. Over the 3 days of the exhibition, 700 visitors are expected to view 70+ artists at this free gallery.

I will display some of my new photographic works as well as some digital drawings.

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