Abstract Art Canada Interview

Art Sales, The Story Behind the Painting, What's the Big Idea?
The Artist painting the artist. Abstract Art Canada is a uniquely supportive online art gallery promoting the work of Canadian artists who work with abstraction. Founded by and for Canadian artists, I am happy to be working with them to share the Fun Money series. Recently they asked if they could interview me about my work. Of course I said yes! https://abstractartcanada.com/in-conversation-with-debbielee-miszaniec/ Aimee Coles recently interviewed me about my work for Abstract Art Canada’s Blog. Follow the link to read the article. Current Work In The Gallery: Decorative 18"x18"Peacock 18"x18"Up Flow 18"x18"Down Flow 18"x18"Guilty Pleasures 18"x18"Wiggle 2 8"x8"Wiggle 1 8"x8"Pop 6"x6"Works from the Fun Money, Currents Series available to purchase from Abstract Art Canada Online
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Ready For It? The 2022 Calgary Stampede Starts Tomorrow!

Art Sales, Events & Announcements
Pictured here: Cupcake, framed and ready to hang. My paintings will be there, framed and ready for you to purchase. Take a look at the gallery below to select your favourite, then head down to the Western Oasis on the grounds to pick yours up before it's gone. Access to the art show is included in park admission. Western Showcase Mini Masters SalonCalgary Exhibition & Stampede 2022 July 8 - 17th 2022Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Western Oasis - Art Show1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary AB T2G2W1  Butter Tart, Cinnamon Roll, Cupcake, Lemon Bar, Maple Cookie, and Strawberry ShortcakeEach 5” x 7” oil on canvas is CAN$ 250 framed.
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How To Prepare Your Art For The Show.

Art Sales, Uncategorized, Working Artist
Well the 2022 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase is a little over a week away and I have six oil paintings going into the show! So the task now is to make sure my art is show ready. Strawberry ShortcakeMaple CookieLemon BarCupcakeCinnamon RollButter TartPaintings in the show!Each are 5"x7" o/c $250 framed. So what goes in to getting art "show ready"? Painting finished, varnished, framed & ready to hang, with 3 points of identification on the back! Well, in case you have a show coming up and are looking for tips, I'll share my tips with you today. Finish the Art! Make sure your paintings are finished and dry enough to handle being out of the studio and in the real world (Duh, you say, but this can sometimes be a…
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In The Gallery: Arts Aqui

Art Sales
Can’t wait for Stampede, when a hot half dozen of my treat paintings will be available to purchase in the Mini Masters Salon Art Show at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (see my blog post about it here) ? There are four of the Cravings paintings available to purchase now, framed and ready to hang at Arts Aqui in Calgary’s charming Marda Loop neighbourhood. Nanaimo Bar, 6” x 8”, oil on canvas, CAN$ 350 framedHistory Lessons, 8” x 10”, oil on canvas, CAN$ 495 framedButter Tart, 6” x 8”, oil on canvas, CAN$ 350 framedContaining Desire, 10” x 8”, oil on canvas, CAN$ 495 framed
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Event: Western Art Show (& Sale)

Art Sales, Events & Announcements
Western Showcase Mini Masters SalonCalgary Exhibition & Stampede 2022 July 8 - 17th 2022Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Western Oasis - Art Show1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary AB T2G2W1 The Cravings Series will be in attendance: Lemon Bar, Cupcake, Cinnamon Roll, Strawberry Shortcake, Maple Cookie, and Butter TartEach 5” x 7” oil on canvas is CAN$ 250 framed. Dust off those boots and head down to the Stampede grounds for your dose of western fun, food and culture. Access to the art show is included in park admission.
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Limited Time/Limited Edition: A Fun Money Holiday Promotion

Art Sales, Events & Announcements, Uncategorized
It's better than an NFT: you can actually hold it in your hand. Better than cryptocurrency: a truly limited number of coins, less damage to the environment, and again, you can hold it in your hands. What is it? It's Fun Money: Unwrapped, a limited edition of 10 hand painted signed and numbered sculptures. Fun Money: Unwrapped. Sculpture. Edition of 10. 2021. 4.5"x5.5"x 1" And guess what? While valued at 95$ CAD each, this is a numismatic offer you can get in on for free for a limited time only. For the holiday season, now until January 1st 2022, I am partnering with Abstract Art Canada (whom I introduced you to last month) to give away 1 of the edition of 10 with each purchase of one of my paintings…
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A New Partnership with Abstract Art Canada.

Art Sales, Events & Announcements
As of November 2021 I am excited to be showing my Fun Money series of abstract paintings alongside the artists of Abstract Art Canada. Fun Money: Can I Lick It? (Guilty Pleasures), Debbie.lee Miszaniec This autumn I was invited by artist Jim Ulrich to show my abstract art through a new art e-commerce venue, Abstract Art Canada. I was impressed by the small and targeted selection of artists represented through Abstract Art Canada, the focus on learning more about the artist, as opposed to being just another sales portal, and the truly supportive interaction with the Abstract Art Canada team! Check it out, make a purchase, support Canadian Art and let yourself be transported out of your everyday, without even leaving home!
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Buy art for yourself, for your loved ones, for your very good friends this weekend!

Art Sales, Events & Announcements
Saskatoon Berry Pie, 6"x8" o/c Cupcake, , 6"x8" o/c Cinnamon Roll, , 6"x8" o/c Nanaimo BarButter TartCowboy Coffee O/C 9 x 12 Debbie.lee MiszaniecPancake Breakfast 9 x 12 O/C by Debbie.lee Miszaniec I'll be at the Beacon Original Art Sale this Sunday from 10-4 with a selection of my Cravings paintings available to purchase. And guess what, if you are worried about framing, don't be, All of my paintings are framed, wired and ready to hang! To keep it all Covid-19 safe we will be participating in the province's vaccination exemption program, so don't forget to bring your mask and vaccine proof or recent negative Covid-19 test, along with your Christmas nice list. See you soon!
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Am I the @$$hole?

Am I the @$$hole?

Art Sales, Working Artist
So there are a lot of things artists gamble their money on, because as they say, it takes money to make money. But it is also said that during the gold-rush days it wasn't gold miners, but merchants that ultimately cashed in on the dream. So a bit under a year ago I was approached by an individual starting up a website promoting local art and artists to those interested in buying local during this time of Covid induced closures and cancellations of the traditional venues and events for art purchases. The website offered Basic and Premium listings. Basic listing were free, with artists listings found under media categories. Each listing included a bio, an art image, a headshot and contact information. Premium listings (I don't recall what the subscription…
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Covid Chronicles Shop Update:

Art Sales, Covid-19 Art, Sketchbooks
The prints on offer during the July Pre-sale Hi all! So in July I let you all know in a blog post that not all of the Covid Chronicles products being offered on pre-sale would be on offer after the pre-sale. The pre-sale might have been the only opportunity to purchase some items. So following from that, a few items (greeting and post cards, some of the print images) offered then will not be offered for sale again in the near future. Kudos to you if you did manage to scoop an item not currently on offer, and thank you all for your support of art and artists! The Covid Chronicles Hardcover Book: 99 CAD + Shipping Covid Chronicles Zines: 29 CAD each + shippingCovid Chronicles Portfolios: 15 CAD each…
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