SAVE THE DATE: Shaping Alberta, September 6th 2019

IN CALGARY 

August 26, 2019 – October 4, 2019 

Shaping Alberta

Partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society

Shaping Alberta shares 10 Alberta artists’ visual perspective on life and creativity.

This juried exhibition, which travels to both Calgary and Edmonton, reminds us how significant our environment/personal landscape is to us all & what we see and do everyday shapes us personally.
The work we as creatives do, also shapes our communities and our cultural identity. 

Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas . Norman Burnham White . Jennifer Conneely . Margriet Hogue . Debbie.lee Miszaniec . Tatianna O’Donnell . Sherry Richardson . David Scott . Rene Thibault

Reception: Friday, September 6th, 7 to 9pm.
Location: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Jubilee Gallery Lower Lobby (1415 – 14th Avenue NW).

Parking & Directions
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IN EDMONTON

October 8, 2019 – November 25, 2019  

Shaping Alberta

Partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society

Shaping Alberta shares 10 Alberta artists’ visual perspective on life and creativity.

This juried exhibition, which travels to both Calgary and Edmonton, reminds us how significant our environment/personal landscape is to us all & what we see and do everyday shapes us personally.
The work we as creatives do, also shapes our communities and our cultural identity. 

Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas . Norman Burnham White . Jennifer Conneely . Margriet Hogue . Debbie.lee Miszaniec . Tatianna O’Donnell . Sherry Richardson . David Scott . Rene Thibault

Reception:  Friday, October 11, 7 to 9pm.    
Location: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in the Kaasa Gallery (11455 — 87 Avenue).

Parking & Directions
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The Motion of Shopping : Opening Tomorrow!

Opening April 25th 6 – 9 PM

Women’s Art Museum of Canada, AB Chapter, Edmonton

My painting, Security ( 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas), will be on view for the first time to the public for the duration of this show. If you are in Edmonton don’t miss this opportunity to see the real deal up close and personal.

Security
oil on canvas
20″ x 40″
Debbie.lee Miszaniec

Talking About: Buffalo Bill

Example of a header from an early Buffalo Bill Dime Novel

This is a quick announcement: I will be giving a talk emerging from my new series of paintings exploring Buffalo Bill in the context of the fictionalization of history. The talk will take place at Heritage Park Historical Village & Museum. It is scheduled  for Thursday November 22nd 2018 at 2pm. Stay tuned for further updates as the time draws near!

Building Bridges: The Sunflower Project & the 2019 Multifaith Calendar

Wish150 Alberta Mosaic
Detail
Acrylic on Panel

I am pleased to say that the Sunflower Project is growing yet again!

The wish 150 Alberta Mosaic Sunflower has been selected by the Multifaith Action Society for inclusion in their 2019 Multifaith Calendar. The 2019 theme is Coming Together: Exploring New Connections. As the  aim of the sunflower project is to create bridges of good will and the growth of positive action, I felt that the Sunflower Project would be a great fit for the Multifaith Calendar. I am also honoured to be recognized and included as an artist of no faith (by choice), by the inclusion of my work in the calendar.

” Founded in 1972, the Multifaith Action Society (MAS) is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to the facilitation of interfaith education and dialogue. For over forty years, MAS has worked to build bridges between the myriad cultural and spiritual communities that characterize British Columbia, and has collaborated on a wide variety of public education campaigns and initiatives that have affected positive social change while raising awareness of multicultural issues.”

I believe that the effort to promote understanding between cultures and faiths is a good and worthy one. Therefore I am happy to have the Sunflower Project featured in a fundraising initiative which will be supported by individuals who also believe in affecting positive social change across cultures and faiths.

I will make sure to let you know when the calendars become available for purchase!

Announcement: MOE will mark 10 Years!

Watch you in boxes!

Collaborative Painting, 36 x 36 Medium of Exchange 2010

Medium of Exchange is planning a 10 year anniversary show for January 2020.

Collaborative Painting, 36 x 36 Medium of Exchange 2010

Will we revisit our thoughts on the inspiration of the first exhibition; Margaret Atwood’s book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (2008)?

Collaborative Painting, 36 x 36 Medium of Exchange 2010

Will we create collaborative paintings, like each of the above, and auction them for charity?

Jesica Campbell 2010

Will we talk to our former selves, or give warning to those who come after? After all, hindsight is 20/20.

Penny Chase 2010

Who knows?

Koren Scott 2010

Certainly not us (yet).

Debbie.lee Miszaniec 2010

I will give updates as the planning gets underway for this event.

Jessica Hauser 2010

In the mean time, I hope you enjoyed these images of the produce from that last great show.

Event Announcement: CSWS – Art Gallery, July 6 – 15th 2018

Land of Fairytale Abundance
16 x 20 O/C

I am pleased to announce the selection of five of my pieces for inclusion in the 2018 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Gallery. Find the art at the Western Oasis on the Calgary Stampede grounds where the paintings will be on view and available for sale. If you are scheduling your visit, stay tuned for announcements regarding my participation in Artist InSite, the Western Showcase Art Gallery program set up to allow visitors to meet the artists and see them in action. I will post details and relevant links as they become available.

The Sunflower Project: Sharing Opportunities

Taking it Global, the group behind the Canada Wish 150 Mosaic Project, has asked me to share a funding opportunity for Canadians between ages 15 and 30 to initiate and implement community building projects, from gatherings to gardens and beyond. Funding levels for projects range from $250 – $1500. Visit   Canada Service Corps to learn more!

A shiny medal from Feedspot:

Canada Art BlogsAnuj Agarwal, the founder of Feedspot, contacted me recently via email to let me know they have selected my blog as one of Canada’s top 25 art blogs. Feedspot ranks a number of different niche blogs in Canada according to search engine and social media popularity as well as quality and consistency of posts. They also refresh results weekly and offer to send updates from top blogs direct to subscriber inboxes.

Cool, thanks Feedspot!

This Weekend! March 10 -11 2018, Canada West Artist Drop In:

Canada West Artist Drop-in

Heritage Park Historical Village, Gasoline Alley Museum.
Journey of A Lifetime Exhibition (January – April 2018):

Saturday, March 10, Sunday, March 11
11:00 AM-2:00 PM

FREE with paid admission to Gasoline Alley Museum

A Level Playing Field
16 x 20 O/C

The Canada West series are a group of oil on canvas paintings created by artist Debbie.lee Miszaniec. The works revisit early 20th century Canadian advertising posters that were intended to encourage immigration to the Canadian West. Each painting interprets the source image through juxtaposition, modification, or both. Debbie.lee is a life-long painter, a student of art history, culture and society. Visit the Journey of a Lifetime exhibit and join the artist for a session of informal dialogue and gain insight into this colourful and insightful series of paintings.