Orillia Ontario November/January

Very pleased and honoured to announce that one of my works Meditations on Landscape #28 was selected for the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed.

This exhibition was created in recognition of Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 18th year, this juried show calls on artists from across the country to submit work that embraces, challenges, comments, critiques, echoes, challenges, reworks or strengthens images, perceptions and interpretations of Canadian landscape through the artist’s chosen medium.

Special Opening Reception
Friday, November 8, 2019 7-9pm at the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

See you soon Orillia!

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, announcement card

Winnipeg – October 2019

Fleet Galleries in Winnipeg, Manitoba will be host once again for a solo exhibition of my work. Exhibition dates are October 22 – November 12, 2019. This will be a great opportunity to view work from the Havana exhibition as well as new work.

MOVIMIENTOS invitation card

Toronto – September 2019

green peace by deborah danelley

It is going to be a busy year! In early September I will be just one of 32 artists invited to participate in an exhibition honouring the UN International Peace Day! The exhibition will feature artwork by 32 artists from 6 different countries including Canada, Cuba, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and USA.

32 Points: 32 Voices, A Compass of Peace opens with a reception on Sunday September 8, 1 – 4pm at the Cedar Ridge Centre for the Arts in Toronto and runs until September 29, 2019. As well, marking the UN International Day of Peace on Saturday September 21 from 10 am - 4 pm, Cedar Ridge will be a community host to special interactive events in conjunction with the exhibition, including yoga, storytelling, music, dance and a Collage for Peace party hosted by myself!!.

More details soon!!!

International Exhibition

Havana 2019

For 5 weeks between December 21 and January 25, 2019, I am very pleased to say that La Moderna gallery in Havana, Cuba was host to my first international solo exhibition, titled Mono No Aware. Gallery director Magnolia Moré Abreu and her staff generously gave of their time, expertise and entire space to help mount this 55 piece mixed media collage exhibition.

The opening reception was held Friday evening December 21 to a very welcoming crowd of family, Cuban friends, dignitaries and others from Havana’s cultural community. In January I returned to La Moderna to conduct an artist’s talk for local artists and the general public. Following the talk, all were invited to stay and join me for a Collage Party in the centre of the gallery surrounded by inspiration….large tables were filled with an exciting and vast assortment of papers and materials, glue sticks and scissors, much to the delight of the participants.

Not an inch of space wasn’t covered - painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, art students, journalists and others worked side by side, happily squeezed in at tables, on the floor or working on their lap for the opportunity to produce and play. People even walked in off the street enticed by the music, activity and party atmosphere, and were welcomed to join in on the fun. It was a day I will long remember, and could become an annual event for me in Havana!

The exhibition itself was very well received by all and well attended throughout its lengthy run. Many new connections were made within the cultural community in Havana which may lead to other opportunities in the future. The intent of this exhibition personally was to obtain some major international exposure and challenge myself to create and produce a large amount of significant work. As well it was an opportunity to connect with other international artists and share our experiences as professional artists.

Of course there are many others during this process and journey that helped make this exhibition a success. Many thanks to my husband/roadie, Terry Danelley for his constant support and encouragement, Magnolia and everyone at the gallery for this incredible opportunity, my dear Cuban friends Yoan Barrios and his family, Jeff Gasenzer Jr/Sr at Fleet Galleries, Cindy Lange for invitations, Patrick White at Signcraft, Canal Habana for some valuable publicity, and last but certainly not least…. Canada Council for the Arts, who awarded me a generous travel grant which was so appreciated for an undertaking of this size. I am so blessed to have had this opportunity. I feel energized and ready, willing and able to tackle just about anything that may come my way in the future.

Also, all of the work is back safe and sound from Havana and I would love to make room in the studio for more, so if anyone is in need of a new piece or two to add to their collection or start one, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a studio visit. Go to my Contact page or call me at 1-204-453-8315.

Just Opened!

September 28 - November 10, 2018

20th Anniversary Exhibition

Celebration and Gallery Fundraiser
Friday October 12, 7:30pm

MHC Gallery
600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba

rsvp: 204-888-8761

20 years of art, artists and community connections are being celebrated in an anniversary exhibition featuring 76 artists who have been involved in one or more of the more than 160 exhibitions held in the gallery since 1998. Artists include Deborah Danelley, Aganetha Dyck, Megan Krause, Miriam Rudolph, Kathryne Koop, Yisa Akinbolaji, Jairo Alfonso, Hashim Hannoon, Francisco Núñez, Christian Worthington, Ovide Charlette, Reymond Pagé and more. M-F, 8:30-4:30; Sat, noon-5:00pm

This Week Only February 5 – 12, 2017

North Dakota Museum of Art
Grand Forks, North Dakota

261 Centennial Dr
Grand Forks, ND

“It is essential that we at the NDMOA discover the work of our own artists who haven’t yet crossed our radar.” The exhibition may include works from artists from N. Dakota, S. Manitoba, NW Minnesota and NE S. Dakota. This event honours one of America’s most beloved and creative curators, Walter Hopps (1932-2005), whose 1978 “ Thirty Six Hours” was the first such known exhibition of this type. One of Deborah Danelley’s intriguing book collage works titled “Challenged” will be exhibited for this event.


new work by Deborah Danelley

The Pathos of Things

September 24 - November 7, 2016
Artist in attendance: Saturday October 1 and Thursday October 20, 7-9pm.

Fleet Gallery
65 Albert Street Winnipeg MB

The title of this exhibition – the Pathos of Things, is a literal translation for the Japanese aesthetic idea known as Mono No Aware. It simply means empathy toward things, or a compassionate sensitivity to or identification with things outside oneself. It is also about an awareness and acceptance of impermanence, and a celebration of the natural beauty of things aged or in some way infused with the patina of life.

Often, the materials I use or the subject matter I am drawn to have been abandoned – used, misused, broken, damaged by time, rejected or just no longer needed. Like human scars, these are the very things that make someone or something unique. For me they carry physical proof of both strength and resiliency; they have had the ability not only to endure but to be transformed and now re-experienced for the appreciation of others.

Deborah is Back to Havana in July 2015

For two weeks this past July, Deborah was invited  back to Havana by Cuban curator Magdalena  Rivas, to participate in an international group exhibition titled “Por la Boca Muere el Pez” at the Galeria de Arte, “la Moderna” in Centro Havana.

Six new book collage pieces were created specifically for this exhibition, expanding on her Meditations on Landscape series but this time titled “Havana” Series V.

The pieces were well received by artists, curators and the director of the gallery, and Deborah now has several major opportunities for future solo and group exhibitions in 2017 in Havana and possibly Santa Clara, Cuba.

Las Mujeres

a contemporary cuban art exhibition
curated by Deborah Danelley
June 2 – 29, 2015

Cuban artists from a barrio in Havana, Cuba known as Muraleando, will have the opportunity of a lifetime – to exhibit their work outside of their community and outside of their country! Deborah Danelley has been travelling to Havana for the last 7 years to volunteer alongside these artists, in the Muraleando Community Art Project.

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In Celebration of Women’s Art

September 5 – 27, 2014

GFA is proud to celebrate Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) 30th anniversary with In Celebration of Women's Art - an exhibition that supports and celebrates the rich diversity of women artists. Opening September 5th at 7:00 PM, it features four gallery spaces of artwork featuring the women artists of Gurevich Fine Art. The exhibit will also feature visual artist Caroline Monnet’s installation Amik(waa), presented by Winnipeg's Video Pool Media Arts Centre. Caroline Monnet will also host a presentation at GFA on September 6th at 1:00 PM.

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Secrets From The Vault

July 4 – August 30, 2014

Gurevich Fine Arts is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Summer Group Exhibition – Secrets from the Vault. Join us at the gallery on July 4th and August 1st for First Fridays in the Exchange District. If you missed the Art and Architecture Exhibition, drop by and see my recent work.

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Art and Architecture Exhibition

May 26 – 31, 2014

As part of a group exhibition to welcome members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to Winnipeg for their 2014 Festival, Deborah will be showing new mixed media work from her collage series. Deborah creates a natural aesthetic and form of abstraction with her sophisticated use of repurposed material, in particular old books. Rough, torn or precisely cut fragments are built along strong, imaginary or visible lines, with a subtle neutral palette of colour and texture. 

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Botany, Books, and Beyond

February 14 - April 26, 2014

Join us for the launch of an exhibition of contemporary artists’ books and to celebrate the acquisition of Kew Garden’s journal Curtis’ Botanicals, donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by the family of renowned Manitoba horticulturalist Frank Skinner. In addition, early botanicals from the early 1700s and on from the Rare Book Room of Archives & Special Collections will be displayed.

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May 3 - 25, 2013

The masculine strength of John Erkel’s metal and mixed media pieces shown alongside Deborah Danelley’s paper-based work compliment and contrast each other showcasing the beauty of things industrial and organic, impermanent and incomplete, the beauty of things unconventional.

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Multiple Exposures

February 1 - 24, 2013
A group show featuring Winnipeg Artists/Photographers such as Lisa Bedard, Deborah Danelley, William Eakin, Richard Holden, Ted Howorth, Keith Levit, Tracy Peters, Jason Poturica, Don Reichert, Sheila Spence, Diana Thorneycroft, Dave Swieciki and many more. 

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Gurevich Fine Art

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Effective January 2013

Deborah is pleased to announce that her Mixed Media and Print work will now be represented by the Gurevich Gallery. For more information or inquiries please contact Howard Gurevich at (204) 488-0662.

Artist and Ambassador

December 2012 Issue

Before Deborah Danelley became an artist, she worked at a company that sold software that helps people decide on a particular vocation. 

“It was a program that allowed students to input information about themselves and their interests, and it would spew out different types of career options,” says Danelley. 

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