March 2018 “The Chilkoot Trail” solo exhibition, a series of oil paintings and drawings that encompass the entire trail from, including as well as visual, aroma and audio effects. (in process)
December 2015 “Magic Under the Northern Lights” 2nd commissioned piece for the Yukon Lotteries Commission, 45″ x 45″ stained glass mosaic.
March 2015 “keeping Hope Alive” commissioned piece for Yukon Lotteries 45″ x 45″ stained glass mosaic
July/August 2014, Artist-in-Residence on the Chilkoot Trail, 2 weeks camping and hiking the trail doing Plein Air sketches all along the way and giving two watercolour workshops at Sheep Camp and Lindeman Lake campsites.
August 2013, “Day on the Dunes” exhibition at The Wolf Den Gallery, Carcross, sow of all participating artists work that they accomplished at the Plein Air Event.
July 2013, organized a Plein Air “Day on the Dunes”. Carcross, YT March 2013 “In my Footsteps” recent paintings, YAAW gallery. Whitehorse YT
July 2012 “Plein Air Festival” painting at a different site every day Monday to Friday, culminating with a show at YAAW gallery on the Friday night.
May 2012 “Footpaths” solos show at Copper Moon Gallery, Whitehorse YTa series of oil on canvas paintings of many footpaths throughout the local area
January 2012 “Somewhere Near Here”, solo show at “The Bistro” Yukon College a series of 12 oil on canvas paintings
August 2011 Commission for the City of Whitehorse, Installation of “The Whitehorse Horse” metal sculpture made from donations of metal from Yukoners
October 2010 Commission for the town of Carcross, Waterfront Project, Installation of the Sign for Carcross, “The Carcross Caribou” Caribou made mostly with WP&YR recycled metal
November 2010 “The Colour Show” combined show Arts Underground, Whitehorse YT
June-September 2009 “Whats Going On Up There” at The Reach Yukon Artists at Work Group Show, The Reach Arts Centre Abottsford BC
March 2009 “Reflections on Crater Lake” Cover Art for Northwestel TelephoneDirectory for Yukon and Northern BC
April 2008 Solo show, “Moving on with Colour”
October 2007 Combined show “Colour” with Jeanine Baker glass artist and Lise Merchant, fabric artist
Summer 2006 Yukon Arts Centre, group show for Yukon Artists at Work
March 2006 Group show, Yukon Artist at Work
November 2005 Group show, Yukon Artists at Work Gallery June 2005 Mennell family show at the Haven Café, Skagway AK
Summer 2005 Three works in the Permanent Collection Exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YT
March 2005 Group show, Yukon Artists at Work Gallery, Whitehorse YT
November 2004 Group Show, Yukon Artists at Work Gallery, Whitehorse, YT
June 2004 Solo show at the “Haven Café” Skagway, AK
2000 – 2011 Hosted and organized Annual Atlin Art Retreat, a casual fun art filled weekend at the end of April doing a variety of workshops and involving other guest artists.
1997 – 2008 Taught basic drawing, more advanced drawing courses, which included drawing therapy. Have also instructed acrylic and oil painting courses. These courses have taken place in Whitehorse, Carcross, Mt. Lorne and Atlin BC
Biography for Daphne Mennell,
2002 – 2003 Involved with a “Healing Retreat” in Carcross through the Yukon College campus, giving an art therapy session. Also involved in teaching drawing and introductory soapstone carving courses.
2001 – 2004 Participant in Cranberry Fair
2001 Taught various drawing and sketching courses through City of Whitehorse.
2000 Sponsored Artist to the Great Northern Arts Festival,
- Commissioned to create and paint exhibit for swans for Swan Haven.
- Contracted to paint 100 silk ties and ties for the Whitehorse Community Choir.
- Commissioned composition for the Whitehorse Community
- Choir entitled “the Light in the Darkness”
- Commissioned painting “Spring” for the Arctic Winter Games Exhibition
- Awarded grant for demo ‘Engage” exhibition in which my piece “Mountain Drama” was purchased for the Permanent Collection
1999 Permanent Collection of the Yukon, purchased “So You Want Out”, mixed mediums
1995 – 1999 Sponsored Artist at the Great Northern Arts Festival in 1999. Involved in various solo exhibitions through the Yukon Arts Society. Artist in the Parks demonstrations, various drawing courses, combined shows, and other ‘engage” exhibitions.
1988 – 2000 Awarded two Advanced Artist “B” grants, Yukon College large commissioned work, a Canada Council Exploration grant
1991 Installation of commissioned mixed medium triptych “Elemental” for the Yukon College
EDUCATION & TRAINING
1999 – 2000
Workshops involving carving in hard stone, soapstone and finishing techniques, taught by Angus Cockney, Eli Nasogaluak, and John Terriak, Inuvik, NWT
1994 – 1999
Workshops dealing with mixed media, abstract painting, pottery, raku firing, casting, and willow. Various instructors and locations.
1975 – 1994
Various workshops on painting, drawing, stained glass, life drawing and others
1972 – 1974
United World College of the Atlantic, Wales UK International Baccalaureate, Art major subject with honours, included history of modern architecture and art, outdoor sketching, and an exhibition in final exam
1999 – 2000
Vice-President, Yukon Art Society
Past Chair for the Board of Directors, Yukon Arts Centre 1996
Acting Executive Director, Yukon Arts Centre (May – October) 1993 – 1997
Board Member for the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT (1996-97 Board Chair)
NorthEnd Gallery, Whitehorse, YT
Craft Connection, Nelson BC
Jewell Gardens, Skagway
Klondike National Park Store – Skagway
Mennell Studio Gallery, Lewes Lake Road, YT