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The Sunflower Project is an ongoing initiative which symbolically affirms the multiplying power of positive action in the world through the gift of a sunflower seed painting.

To learn more, and sign up for your #payitforward gift of a sunflower seed painting,

Go to The Sunflower Project page!

Debbie.lee Miszaniec BFA



  • To The City of Calgary for commissioning a new Painted Utility Box from me this summer, and to Mary Haasdyk for all her hard work and guidance as a mentor for this program this year, and to the other members of the group for their participation and feedback in the design process. Thanks also specifically to Ashley Oshira, Sharon Fortowsky and Melissa Centofanti for each agreeing to host a sunflower seed on their painted utility boxes as part of the Sunflower Project.
  • To Dave & Kathy Foxcroft at Edge Gallery in Calgary for including the Dime Novel and Pancakes Forpaintings in the Summer Stampede Exhibition.
  • To the staff and volunteers at the Western Showcase Art Gallery for hosting my Western paintings at this years Calgary Stampede.
  • To Intact for hosting my Canada West paintings for the afternoon during their Diversity in the Arts program.
  • To Heritage Park Historical Village & Museum for including the Canada West paintings in their exhibit, Journey of a Lifetime
  • To Taking It Global & Wish 150 for including the Sunflower Projectin the Wish 150 Mosaic at Latitude 53 in Edmonton.
  • To Alberta Premier Rachel Notley & Art From the Unknown for including the Canada West paintings in the Calgary show.
  • To the Visual Art Studio Association of St. Albert for including the Fun Money paintings in Mystical Magical Fantasy.
  • To Alberta MLA Craig Coolahan & the Calgary-Klein Office for showing my Western & Portraitwork.



CLASSES: Discontinued as of January 1st, 2018. Endings are sad, but they clear the way for new beginnings. To that end: art classes, art parties and Artist on a Mission programs will no longer be offered. Thank-you to all of the marvellous people I have shared my love of art with! I hope you will all stay in touch.


City Painted Utility Box:
2018 Marlborough Community. Theme – Home

Check out the Public Art Gallery for the latest! 



Dime Novel Series:
History Rewrites The Victor
12 x 16 O/C

Dime Novels: Buffalo Bill – An Artist Talk
November 22nd 2018 2 PM
Coming this fall to Heritage Park Historical Village and Museum. Check Heritage Park for details!



Multifaith Calendar 2019
Multifaith Action Society of BC

The Giving Sunflower, from The Sunflower Project, will be making an appearance in the 2019 Multifaith Calendar. Visit MFAS to order yours!


Medium of Exchange: Process
April 2020

Stay tuned for details on the 10 year reunion show of Medium of Exchange: Debt, involving all the original artists: Jesica Campbell, Penny Chase, Jessica Hauser, myself, and Koren Scott!