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Marceil DeLacy

Bio and artist’s statement

Marceil DeLacy’s love of carving began as a child living on the outskirts of Seattle. With a pocketknife, she created images from ivory soap, then letter openers from kindling wood and arrows from tree suckers before graduating to the use of chisel and mallet. She learned her craft from the wood itself, letting it guide her eye and hand. In the early 1980’s she began serious fine art sculpting, winning awards in juried shows and having her work shown in the Bellevue Art Museum. After a break to pursue other interests, she resumed her artwork on a full-time basis, working in wood salvaged locally in the Pacific Northwest. Her lifelong affinity for trees and love of nature inspire most of her sculpted subjects. As human encroachment and climate change displace flora and fauna, her art serves as a way of giving voice to nature. To this end, she strives for simplicity of form and uses only a clear finish or no finish at all in order to let the natural color and beauty of the wood speak for itself. It’s a process she calls “listening to the forest.”

Marceil Delacy’s work is exhibited at noted galleries and museums. Among collectors of her sculptures, she counts airline CEOs, city mayors, interior designers, gallery owners and art connoisseurs whose private collections are exhibited at the SAM and other top-tier museums.

Exhibitions and Awards

Anacortes Arts Festival, WA, juried exhibition, July 28 – Aug 5, 2018

Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA, trio exhibition, July 2018

Into The Wood, solo exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA, June 22 – Sept 30, 2018

Edmonds Arts Festival, WA, juried exhibition, June 2018

Contemporary Craft at Home, an invitational group exhibition, Bellingham, WA, May 2018

Bloom (a group show), Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison WA, April 2018

Featured New Artist, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge, WA, March 2018

Flight of Fancy (a group show), Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison WA, February 2018

Private exhibit, Realogics Sotheby’s, Ballard, WA, September 2017

Art UnCorked, Mercer Island, WA, Sept 8, 2017

Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA, August 2017

Bird Invitational, Smith & Vallee, Edison WA, Feb 2017

Objectification 9, Smith & Vallee, Edison WA, Dec 2016

Private exhibit, Realogics Sotheby’s, Tacoma, WA,  August 2016

Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison WA, June 2016, featured sculptor; artist talk June 25, 4-5pm

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle, May 2016

Winter Birds, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison WA, Feb 2016

Bellevue ARTSfair, July 24-26, 2015

cARTography, ryan james fine arts gallery, Kirkland WA, April-May 2015

Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison WA, February, April 2015

Pioneer Square Art Walk, Seattle WA, April 2015

South Lake Union Art Walk, Seattle WA, Dec 2014 & May 2015

Visual Impressions, ryan james fine arts gallery, Kirkland WA, 2014

Spotlight Show, NW Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA, 2014

Madison Park Art Walk, Seattle WA, 2013

Bellevue Art Museum juried show award, Bellevue WA, 1983

Edmonds Arts Festival juried show award, Edmonds WA, 1983

NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle WA, 1982 and 1983

Richmond Beach Library art show, Seattle WA, 1982 and 1983