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The Birds

It’s time for the annual February exhibition of bird art at Smith & Vallee Gallery.
The show runs from February 4-27, 2022.

If you aren’t able to get there in person, all the art is available for purchase online.
Visit the Smith & Vallee Gallery website for more information, including hours and driving directions.

Here is one of my sculptures on the postcard advertising the exhibition.

Marceil DeLacy‘An Owl in the Forest‘, Juniper, 11.5″ x 7″ x 5.5″

BIMA Online Auction 2021

My sculpture called “The Woods are Watching” will be available for bid & buy at the annual auction of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, September 22 – 26, 2021.

bear head looking out of cave

If you can’t get there in person, no worries, the auction is being held online. That means you can participate from wherever you happen to be. If you win the bid, the item will be shipped to you. This is a great way to add a beautiful piece of art to your collection while supporting a top quality museum.

The auction catalog is now available to preview.
Bidding for the general public begins on September 22nd at 10am and ends September 26 at 5pm.


April 2-25 at Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison, WA. Seventeen new sculptures by Marceil DeLacy to be exhibited and sold.

Treat yourself to a drive through the beautiful Skagit Valley where one of the best fine art galleries in WA is located in the historical artist enclave of Edison. 

The artist will be present for a Meet and Greet on Saturday April 3rd from noon to 3pm.

Birdland Fine Art Exhibition in February

My work is again represented in the annual bird art exhibition at Smith and Vallee Gallery. Check out the show online or visit the Gallery in Edison, WA, from February 5 to 28, 2021.

My sculpture of a cormorant, carved from the root of a redwood tree, is shown there for the first time.

a cormorant sitting on a base of redwood
Solitary Cormorant

BIMA Auction Success

The sale of the sculpture I donated to the auction for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art made a significant contribution to the great success of that event. Thanks to all those who participated, the auction met BIMA’s fund-raising goal.

Splash! 2020

In support of the Seattle Aquarium, I donated my Octopus II sculpture to their fund-raising auction: Splash! 2020.
Thanks to competitive bidding it was one of the highest money-raising items in the auction.

1 large and 1 small octopus on a rock of coolibah wood
Octopus II

Auctions are a great way to support important local causes.
Next up: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art: October 1-11

Additional gallery representation

Starting July 2020, The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is exhibiting a selection of my sculptures for sale.

This excellent gallery is worth a visit, but if you can’t get there in person, everything is available to see and buy through the gallery’s website:

For immediate release

The prestigious, trailblazing  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art  is adding two sculptures by Marceil DeLacy to its permanent Collection. 
These two works by Marceil DeLacy will be in the permanent collection.

wood sculpture of a cloth covering a box
The Secret
a pillow on a platform encircled by the words of a Spanish poem by Calderon de la Barca about life being a dream
Life is a Dream

New exhibition opening

New solo exhibition
December 5-29 at The Island Gallery, Bainbridge
“A Gift from the Forest” sculptures by Marceil DeLacy

For those in the Seattle area, this gallery is easily reached by a short delightful ferry ride.

The Island Gallery link:
Ferry schedule link: in a new tab)


Connecting with Philip McCracken

Marceil DeLacy and Philip McCracken

Marceil DeLacy shares a special rapport with Phil McCracken’s work and, in many ways, she’s both artistic heir and disciple. She cherishes her friendship with him and his guidance and in fact much of her wood comes from McCracken’s studio.

Recently, after examining several photos of her sculptures, Philip McCracken called her work “extraordinary” and “unique,” and exclaimed that “nobody was doing things like that.”  He said that she had “gone over the edge, past craft and into art,” and that, in his words, she had “arrived.” He referred to her sculpture as “finished,” meaning no further steps were needed. Later, after studying photos of her latest sculptures, Phil said, “Whatever Marceil does,  you can depend on the highest quality of craft. No question ever.”

In 2019, when one of McCracken’s own sculptures developed a crack and he was no longer able to work, he chose Marceil to do the repair, saying, “Marceil is a perfectionist. She is the best one to do it.”

Regarding Philip McCracken

A major American artist, whose wood sculptures and bronze casts are found in the collections of art museums, public institutions, and private collections across the country and abroad. His War God sculpture is on permanent display at the Seattle Art Museum. In the early 1950’s he had an apprenticeship with the great British sculptor Sir Henry Moore.

More about Philip McCracken’s War God sculpture in the Seattle Art Museum’s blog.

Philip McCracken in Wikipedia