Archive for March, 2011

more new projects

Posted in Ron's World of Art on March 30, 2011 by stacystudios

Carol Hermesh took these great photos of us yesterday. Carol is working on a new website called The Gallery Project.

Some of Ron’s selected original sketches are available for sale.

Here is an explanation…

The purpose of The Gallery Project is to offer a venue for accomplished and established artists to offer to the public some of the artwork that they would not normally send to their commercial galleries.

As an example; a figurative sculptor will often spend a lot of time drawing in order to hone his sculpting skills. Their sculpture is committed to being sold in commercial galleries, but their drawings are not normally something that their galleries would carry or market. The Gallery Projectprovides an opportunity for the artist to market their “non conforming” art work publicly and in a way that benefits themselves, as well as their local public art gallery.

The Gallery Project also recognizes and supports their artist’s local Public Art Gallery’s by having each Gallery Project artist pledge at least 25% of their sale price to the public art gallery of their choice. You will see a link to the the artists chosen gallery(s) on there album page.

Last but not least… The Gallery Project also offers dedicated art collectors, art lovers and designers the opportunity to replace their mass produced “faux art” with real original one of a kind alternatives from established artists. It is also an opportunity for collectors to make “micro” investments in art.


Minister Ida Chong

Posted in stuff and such on March 26, 2011 by stacystudios

The new Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in BC is Ida Chong, and she represents Oak Bay on Vancouver Island. We’ve had four Ministers for culture in the last two years!We are forever hopeful that this government will listen to the voices of art advocates across BC. It would be helpful to email welcoming her to her new position, and urging her to be a real advocate for the arts, by reversing the devastating cuts of the previous two years, and growing the investment in our creative sector.

Detail ” Death of Art” Collage by Marcia Stacy


Posted in Stacy Studios on March 25, 2011 by stacystudios

Plans for a new Studio Tour in Summerland have begun. There will be 10 – 12 venues on the tour featuring all the wonderful arts and craft disciplines, painting, jewellery, fabric, wood, sculpture, glass, pottery, art smith, etc. I’m looking forward to the camaraderie of the artisans and the interest of the public (crossing fingers). Watch for further developments….

Meeting Wed night

Posted in summerland art on March 22, 2011 by stacystudios

7 pm at Stacy Studios

if you’re interested in a studio tour in Summerland, come to the meeting

Working on an Open Studios Tour plan for Summerland

Posted in summerland art on March 21, 2011 by stacystudios

We will hold a meeting on Wed. night to see how we wish to proceed with an open studios tour. After so many successful years on the Island, we figured it was time to get it happening here.

Watch for more information coming soon!

Thinking of You

Posted in Uncategorized on March 11, 2011 by stacystudios

Our hearts go out to victims of the earthquake in Japan…