Don has been showing art since 1984, mostly on the west coast but has participated in selected group exhibitions all over the United States, from Miami Florida to Seattle Washington. Showing mainly in bars and clubs in the 90’s, moving to selected group gallery shows, city calls for art and museum auctions in the 2000’s. Below is a brief list of exhibitions that Don DeLeva has been a part of.

I am not affiliated with any galleries at this point in time. If you are interested in a reference to more information about my work or history please contact: Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. or Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA.

Selected Group Shows


Opposite of Entropy, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. 8 paintings, 5 sold.

Museum of Northwest Art, Auction 2022, La Conner WA. Drawing: Raven and Coyote, sold. Don DeLeva drawing Raven and Coyote 2022

Biophilia, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. Drawing: Metallic Coyote. Dreaming Coyote Deleva drawing 2022 showing at Biophilia Confluence gallery Twisp Washington


Color Riot, Annual 10x10x10 , monochrome Tieton WA. 2 oil paintings sold.

In The Company of Crows and Ravens, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. Sold 2 pieces.


14th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

Hundred & Under Show, Retrofit Home, Seattle Wa.


13th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


2018 Benefit Art Auction, Artist Trust, Seattle, Wa.


Vision en Rouge, Confluence Gallery, Twisp Wa.


The Dark Slide Art, Dubuque, IA

“10x10x10”, Mighty Tieton, WA.


The Subject is War, Rouge Community College, Grants Pass, OR.

CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.


The Machine, 3231 Creative gallery, Everett Wa.


Group Show, Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Group Show, Art Attack, Seattle, WA.

CVG Show, Bremerton WA.


The Zero Gallery, Portland, OR

Sci-Fi show, Lowell Art Works, Everett, WA.

Lowbrow show, Lowell Art Works, Tacoma, WA.

CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.

Miami Basal (booth), La Familia Gallery Seattle Wa.


Christoff Gallery, Georgetown, Seattle, WA.

Georgetown Tile Works gallery, Seattle, WA.

The Bone Show, Lowell Art Works, Everett, WA.

575 Group show, 619 Building, Seattle, WA.

Sci Fi Show, Lowell ArtWorks, Everett, WA.

Artist in Shoreline, The Shoreline-LFP Arts Council Gallery Shoreline, WA.


Christoff Gallery Seattle, WA.

De Leva and Lovinger, Blue Heron gallery, Vashon, WA.

SURreality, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA


Kulture Lab, Tacoma, WA.

Small Works Show, Some Space gallery Seattle, WA.

Art of Text, Space 39 Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL.


Belinki & Du Prey gallery, Portland, OR.


Peacock Gallery Framing, Seattle, WA.


Peacock Gallery Framing, Seattle, WA.

University House, Seattle, WA.

East Shore Gallery, Bellevue, WA.


Auction, Chicken Soup Brigade, Seattle, WA.


Daniel Smith Inc, Seattle, WA.


Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Flux Event IV, Seattle, WA.

C.O.C.A. Northwest Annual, C.O.C.A. Seattle, WA..


Battery St. Gallery , Seattle, WA.

Flux Event III, Seattle, WA.

Daniel Smith Inc., Seattle, WA.


Flux Event I & II, Seattle, WA.

Sylvia Ullman Gallery, Cleveland, OH.

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.


Seattle Art Museum S.R.G., Seattle, WA.


De Leva-Holbrook-Lightner, Red Rock Gallery, Minot, ND.

Three Peoria Artists, Waterfront Gallery, Peoria, Il.

Black Hawk College, Kewanee, Il.

Sixty Square Inches Small Print Exhibit, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.

Junction City Gallery, Peoria, Il.


Works on Paper, Mc Neese University, Lake Charles, LA.

Midwest Regional Print Exhibition, Northwestern University, North Shore Art League, Evanston, Il.

Festival for the Arts, Peoria arts council, Peoria, Il.

Solo Exhibitions


13 Abstracts, Auburn City Hall, Auburn, WA.

Kymera, 55 Bell Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.


Compartments, US bank Seattle WA. (Boren and Madison on First hill)

Transhuman Intuition, Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, WA.


Constructivist Soul, Savy Jane Gallery, Seattle, WA.

MindUnwind Gallery, Seattle WA.


Paintings, 1998 to 2011, Gallery 3231, Everett WA.


Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.


Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.

Changing View, Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA.


Sharpe Angles, Edmonds Public Library, Edmonds, WA.


Abstractions, ArtsWest, West Seattle, Seattle, WA.


IMA-Independent Media Assoc, Seattle WA.


Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, WA.


Landscapes And Notes From The Dessert, Virginia Inn, Seattle, WA.


Fe 315, Bradley University, Peoria, Il.


Geometric Signs, Waterfront Gallery, Peoria, Il.


I was trained as a printmaker and focused on intaglio and relief printing. I was really drawn to the delicacy and permanency of zinc and copper etching. All scratches and acidic marks leave their history on the sensitive metal surface. I really liked the idea of the history of the plate and how I could integrate that into the image I was working on. Once I graduated and started painting I carried the concept of incorporating a paintings history into the final image, thus the reason for grid marks, perspective lines and why I don’t make sketches of my works.