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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.

The Secret
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

Seattle Art Fair

My sculptures, shown below, will be exhibited by the Smith & Vallee Gallery, Booth D59,
at the Seattle Art Fair, August 1-4, 2019.

New Exhibit of DeLacy Sculptures

August 2 – Sept 1, 2019 at Smith & Vallee Gallery
Artist Talk on August 10th at 3:30pm
Opening reception following, from 5 to 7pm
Theme: Give Me Shelter

BIMA exhibit extended

My exhibit in the Garden Gallery of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has been extended through June 9, 2019. Click here for photos and information about it on the Museum’s website.

Artist of the Week

My work is being featured in  KOMO online “Seattle Refined Artist of the Week” starting January 25, 2019. Look here for photos and interview.

3 of 14 images included in Artist of the Week feature