Art On A Loop (Raising Funds For Education Through Music - Los Angeles) - Aug 2019
One morning while sitting down for his morning coffee, composer Ronen Landa noticed visual artist Sheila Darcey (IG: @sketchpoetic) completing one of her daily sketch meditations and was immediately struck by her unique style. Over the course of their conversation they realized that they view their work through a similar lens: art has the power to heal our spirit and bring people together.
They embarked on a collaboration together. While listening to a playlist of Ronen’s film and concert music, Sheila created a series of original watercolor and ink works in response to what she heard. She sent Ronen time lapse videos of her process, and he then composed and recorded original scores to accompany them. With their loop fully in motion, Sheila created an additional work while listening to Ronen’s new music.
They released their multimedia album “Art on a Loop” on Bandcamp, featuring music, videos and the final artwork. All proceeds from the album benefit Education Through Music-Los Angeles, which works to provide a comprehensive music education to disadvantaged children in local schools.
www.artonaloop.com | sheiladarcey.com | ronenlanda.com
JoyTude Talk Series | Choosing Joy - Jun 2019
Joytude's mission is to spread joy and be joy in the midst of all circumstances. We believe that the best creative entrepreneurial journey is a healthy and well-balanced one, and that a supportive community is essential to sustainable success. To bring our mission to life, we have launched the Joytude Talks, a series of intimate conversations, that bring entrepreneurs and creatives together to learn from one another. Joytude Ventures have partnered up with moderator Jane Chung to bring you the first talk of the event series Joytude Talks.
Sheila Darcey, founder of Sketchpoetic and artist
Andrea Restivo, co-founder of The Yoga Nectar and yoga teacher
Venetia Pristavec, investor, author, and musician
Revolution Voice + SketchPoetic - Jun 2019
Revolution Voice + SketchPoetic have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind collaborative experience to help people relax, reflect, connect, and release. Explore the possibilities of creative art expression with Sheila and listen to the symphony of the quartz crystal singing bowls combined with Geeta’s singing voice to release stressful energy and provide balance and serenity for the mind, body and soul. 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.
Featured Artist on Pizza Party App - May 2018
Pizza Party is a digital goods marketplace where you can buy, collect, and share one-of-a-kind digital stickers designed by emerging artists. Use 'em in iMessage and email. With over 1,000+ stickers from 50+ artists, you are sure to find one that
Activation with Summit Mountain - Feb 2019
A late night art and music activation as part of the Summit Mountain Series in Eden, Utah.
Summit Mountain offers 10,000+ acres of skiable terrain to be explored, guest chefs, world-class speakers, emerging musical talent, outdoor activities, wellness programming, spa services, an incredible group of leaders to connect with, and much more.
VoyageLA “LA’s Most Inspiring Stories” - Jan 2019
Featured Artist in "LA's Most Inspiring Stories" section of VoyageLA magazine.
“Every neighborhood in LA has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common. From East LA to the South Bay (and everywhere in between) we’ve been blown away by how many creative and talented people call LA home.”
Art Installation: Holiday Pop-up - 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.
Activation with Summit LA18 and Verve - Nov 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.
Art Commission: 2018 Purple Ball - Oct 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.
Collaboration with Lost Heart Creative - Aug 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.
Workshop with Alexa Meade for 29 Rooms - Jul 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.
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
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.
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.
Featured Artist with @atshirtaweek - Mar 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."
Group Show of Venice Beach Artists - Mar 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.
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:
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.