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Art Installation: Holiday Pop-up at Santa Monica Place - December 2018

On Thursday, Nov 29, my largest art installation (3.5ft x 21 ft) was unveiled.

The visual inspiration for this piece was the book "The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World” by Amy K Stanton and Catherine Connors. It also tied into the theme of the StyleFirmLA Pop-up Experience “Designed in LA x Women of LA”.

This art installation will be up at Santa Monica Place, 395 Broadway St. (across from 3rd St. Promenade) from Nov. 29 to Jan. 15. Please stop by and check it out.


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Activation with Summit LA18 and Verve Coffee - November 2018

This creative arts + food/beverage activation was created in partnership with Summit LA + Verve Coffee. Summit LA18 attendees were invited to join SketchPoetic at Verve Coffee to take a break and take part in a creative self expression activity.

https://la18.summit.co/
https://www.vervecoffee.com/


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A Unique Collaboration: Revolution Voice + SketchPoetic - October 2018

Revolution Voice + SketchPoetic have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind collaborative experience to help people relax, reflect, connect, and release. The order in which these experiences flow are designed to tap into the collective energy of the group, while honoring the energy of an individual’s presence. We hope this experience inspires and brings more light into the world. 

http://www.sketchpoetic.com


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Art Commission & Donation: 2018 Purple Ball - October 2018

No More Kids with Cancer's annual event in Philadelphia was held on October 13th, 2018.

The Purple Ball celebrates survivors of childhood cancer, honors those who are trailblazers making change in childhood cancer and raises money and awareness for groundbreaking childhood cancer research. Over the last two years, this event has raised over $480,000 for childhood cancer research, and funded 2 research grants. 100% of the proceeds goes towards childhood cancer research. 

This watercolor and ink painting was inspired by Naya. Help bring her vision to life by donating today.

https://nomorekidswithcancer.org/purpleball/


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Fashion Collaboration with Lost Heart Creative - August 2018

Lost Heart Creative makes one of a kind items and ready to wear apparel. Changing the way we wear clothes from denim, leather, and staple fabrics. Up cycled.

The latest jacket has a screen print on the back with my original sketch titled "Where Energy Flows". The print is available in black and red and can be ordered directly from Lost Heart Creative for $250.

https://www.lostheartcreative.com/

 


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Workshop with Alexa Meade for 29 Rooms @ Refinery29 - July 2018

In an effort to create an immersive storytelling experience that is both playful and profound, Refinery 29 staged the pop-up interactive fun house “29 Rooms” to sold-out audiences in New York. Designed to inspire creativity as well as action, the event was first produced three years ago as a way for the media company, which focuses on women, to present its most popular content in a different way.Two-dimensional art becomes a 3-D interactive experience in Alexa Meade's room titled "Become a Masterpiece". It arrives in Chicago July 26-29. 

https://alexameade.com/


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Artist Spotlight: MAW - Moms at Work - May 2018

"Moms At Work" profile for Demarest Photography.

This is a new project by Demarest Photography called MAW, Moms at Work. 

"I have always had a deep sense of respect for moms who are not only able to maintain their passion careers but are able to successfully balance those passion careers with their family responsibilities. As an artist and mom I know how hard it has been for me to find that balance and I wanted to hear more stories from other moms. Since last fall I have connected with many Badass Moms, took their portraits and heard their stories." - Denise Demarest

http://www.demarestphotography.com/blog


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Artist Spotlight: Thalia Magazine - May 2018

"Women of Thalia" profile for Thalia magazine.

Thalia is an arts and literature magazine featuring content produced exclusively by women. The idea for Thalia was conceived in December 2017, a turbulent (but hopeful) year for women, the arts, and women in the arts. Inspired by this changing cultural climate. We are separated by geography but linked by a desire to carve out room for female voices. Thalia is a new kind of creative space, built by and for women.

https://www.thaliamagazine.com/


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Artist Spotlight: EAT ART - Apr 2018

Venice Artist Portraits & their stories along with photography by Debbie Zeitman.  Show will be on display at Wabi on Abbot Kinney in Venice from May through August.  Opening night on Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:30pm. 

https://www.wabivenice.com/


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Featured Artist with @atshirtaweek - March 2018

Selected as Featured Artist of the Week by New York based company "atshirtaweek":

"Sheila Darcey is a consciousness artist based in California, She explains her art as a form of daily meditation, Allowing her to tap into her unconscious mind and serve as a tool for transformation and healing. Sheila goes on to say that these designs are based on the exploration of letting go. “The beauty of art is in the process of creation itself. To be in the state of flow allows for unfiltered concepts and thoughts. It also serves as a way to connect with others in a way that brings forth your whole self. The goal of my art is to share this journey and make the process feel accessible to the masses."

http://atshirtaweek.com/artist/sheila-darcey/


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Group Show of Venice Beach Artists - March 2018

Group Show of 28 Venice Beach Artists from the Before They Go project - Opening March 3rd The Hangar LA.

Artists include: Barbara Lavery, Debbie Zeitman, Marty Katon, Gary Palmer, Monica Perez, MB Boissonnault, Tonan Ruiz, Megan Schoenbachler, Sunny Bak, Alejandro Gehry, Sandy Bleifer, Rohitash Rao, Flavio Bisciotti, Deepa Lani McNulty, Jason Marello, Allison Kunath, Mollie Favour, Sheila Darcey, Jean Edelstein. Crystal Michaelson. Kenny Harris, Judy Nimtz. Deborah Reilly. Trek Thunder Kelly, Jaclyn Wiseman, Barbara Schwan . Taylor Barnes, Kate Wolfgang Savage, and Ryland Arnoldi.


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Featured Art: Promega Art Show - Jan 2018

Two Creative Consciousness pieces titled "When Roots Take Hold" and "A Shift In Energy" as part of the collective show at Promega's Annual Art Show in Madison, WI.  

 


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Artist Spotlight: Ello.co - New Artist of The Week - Oct 2017

Selected as one of the New Artists of the Week on Ello.com.

https://ello.co/sketchpoetic


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Artist Profile: Los Angeles Art Association - Sep 2017

LAAA's mission is to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for Los Angeles artists, with an emphasis on emerging talent. Founded in 1925, LAAA has launched the art careers of many celebrated artists and has played a central role in the formation of Los Angeles' arts community.

https://www.laaa.org/sheila-darcey


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Artist Spotlight: Before They Go - Aug 2017

Photo series by Venice photographer, Debbie Zeitman, documenting Venice Beach artists in their studios. To read more of the feature, please click on the following link:

https://www.instagram.com/beforetheygo/


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Featured Art: 2017 Burning Man - Aug 2017

Selected Creative Consciousness piece titled "Into the Fire" as part of the collective show at the Burning Man Center Camp Café. This show hosts some of Black Rock City’s most talented artists. 

The Center Camp Café rises each year as one of the biggest and brightest stars in the Vault of Heaven that is Black Rock City. Located in Center Camp, the Café is the largest temporary freestanding tensile shade structure in the world. With almost an acre of shade, a full-service coffee shop, two stages, and interactive art installations, the Café is one exhibit you won’t want to miss. The fabulously lighted, entertainment-filled structure is a required stop on every evening stroll through the city.


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Artist Spotlight: ILeGaLiT Magazine - Jul 2017

Artist profile on ILeGaLiT Magazine, a Slovakian magazine showcasing emerging artists and illustrators.

Sheila Darcey is a Filipino artist who grew up in Brisbane, Australia and now lives in Venice, California. Art has always been her first love, but for the last 20 years she has focused her attention on building a career as a digital innovator and business consultant. She has recently returned to her artistic roots and studied the transformation of nature into the subconscious. This process requires leaving any pre-conceived ideas. Instead, focusing only on the creation process. It's a daily exercise that has evolved into meditative practice. Her goal is to introduce this process to others through art collaborations, so they can experience this state of flow and the healing power of creative expression.

https://casopisilegalit.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/ilustracie-sheila-darcey/


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Featured Art: Pop-up Art Show "What Is Extraordinary" - May 2017

Selected Creative Consciousness piece titled "In Full Bloom". 

voila! Studio presents an art filled evening supporting West Hollywood Elementary. Featured work by selected LA-based artists and emerging newcomers.