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Many thanks to all those who contributed to the realisation of the Katja MacLeod Kessin Memorial Retrospective exhibition and catalogue. Both were made possible by the generous donations from the following individuals and organizations:

Katja’s children: Darcy Daszkowski, Katrina MacLeod and Audrey MacLeod
Katja’s father, Ernst Daszkowski, and her siblings Alexandra, Petra and Joachim

Janice Anderson
Sami Antaki
Salvatore V. Barrera
Lynn Beavis
Elise Bernatchez
Anna Cook
Karen Daszkowski-Koi
David Elliott
Jennifer Fisher
Elizabeth Foley
Cynthia Hammond
Adad Hannah
Lynn Hughes
Helaine Kliger
Loren Lerner
Paul Litherland
Kelly MacKay
Darcy MacLeod
Eisha Marjara
Kate McDonnell
Sara Morley
Jane Pavanel
Scott Prentice
Linda Rice
Catherine Russell
Tory Russell
Francine Salinitri
Lorraine Simms
Sherry Simon
Karen Trask
Dina Vescio

anonymous donors

Concordia University:
Art History Department
Dean’s Office (Fine Arts)
FOFA Gallery
Studio Art Department
PhD Humanities
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)

Design Postimage


opening reception & event

Opening reception: Thursday, October 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at the FOFA Gallery, Montreal.

Opening event: Performing Katja
A selection of Kessin’s interviews and performance pieces will be screened and discussed by the co-curators. Alexandra Daszkowski, Katja’s sister, will present, We hadn’t seen each other for two years, a collaborative work she made with Kessin.


show opens at FOFA

Katja invite

The Katja MacLeod Kessin retrospective memorial exhibition opens today at the FOFA Gallery.

366 Days, a work in which Katja created one painting a day for an entire year, is on show for the first time.


paintings for sale

With a view to help fund a modest exhibition catalogue to commemorate Katja’s life and artwork, paintings from her 2001 Earth Odyssey series were sold. Works from this series are still for sale and the proceeds go towards establishing an undergraduate scholarship in Fine Arts in Katja’s name.

Price: $227.90 CAN (including taxes)
Dimensions: 10” x 12”
Medium: acrylic painting on stretched canvas

If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please email Sara Morley (514-270-3555), indicating the number and title of the work you desire (rollover thumbnail to see the title or click to view larger image). We will update the website regularly, indicating which paintings have been sold. Please note that a tax receipt will not be issued.

Works can be collected at Design Postimage, by arrangement with Sara Morley.
Shipping can be arranged at the purchaser’s expense.


request for contributions

In October 2007, a retrospective memorial exhibition of Katja’s artwork will be presented at Concordia University’s FOFA Gallery.

Truly a labour of love, the exhibition is being organized by the curatorial team of David Elliott, Lynn Hughes, Loren Lerner and Sara Morley — Katja’s friends and peers.

An exhibition catalogue will be created to commemorate Katja’s life and artwork. The proceeds from the sale of the catalogue will go towards establishing an undergraduate scholarship in Fine Arts in Katja’s name.

Should you wish to make a donation to help offset the costs of printing the catalogue,
please send a cheque (payable to Concordia University) to:

Kelly MacKay
Faculty of Fine Arts – Dean’s Office
1455 de Maisonneuve West – EV 2.720
Montreal, Quebec – H3G 1M8

514-848-2424, ext. 5053

Any contribution that you can make is very much appreciated.
A tax receipt will be issued for all donations.