"Once you see his paintings, you won't forget them... His unique vision may change the way you see." -Robert Amos: Arts, Times Colonist


 

Friday
Jan162009

Art Demo and Reception at Artevo Gallery

I am pleased to announce that I will be providing a solo demonstration at Artevo Gallery in downtown Victoria on Saturday, January 24 2009 from 2-4 pm. A reception will follow from 4-7 pm.

Artevo Gallery is one of Victoria's newest contemporary art galleries, and I am thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate my painting process, to answer questions, and to meet with people who are interested in local artists and artwork!

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Artevo Gallery is located at 616 Fort Street, in the Bay Centre block (adjacent from the main Hudson's Bay outdoor entrance). I look forward to seeing you and your guests at the event!

--Marty
Friday
Jan092009

Looking Ahead to 2009

Happy New Year! I hope everybody had a warm and restful holiday season and that 2009 has started off well!

After a busy month of completing numerous holiday commissions, I am starting to plan the year ahead and to narrow my infinite sources of inspiration down to several basic categories-- no easy task! My studio is jam-packed with drawings and sketches that are close to becoming paintings, and my photo albums from my travels boast a sea of Post-It flags, each marking a building or nature scene that begs to be painted! :)

After careful consideration, I have decided to concentrate my artistic efforts on the following series for the upcoming year:

1. Trees

2. Czech Republic scenes

3. Lighthouses

Of course, I will still gladly accept commissions for any sort of custom painting throughout the year, but my own series of paintings will be driven by these themes in 2009 (if everything goes according to plan!).

In the meantime, please enjoy some photos of a few of the commissions that were completed as gifts for the holidays. All the best for 2009!

--Marty




Inglewood neighbourhood, Calgary AB House 2018: Inglewood neighbourhood, Calgary AB

Sooke, BC "Spooky" House 1997: Sooke, BC

Disneyland, California, U.S.A. Sleeping Beauty Castle: Disneyland, California, U.S.A.

All images are copyright Martin Machacek, 2008-2009.
Wednesday
Nov262008

Christmas Exhibition and Sale in Sooke, B.C.

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Please join myself and over 40 other local artists on December 5th, 6th and 7th for the annual Christmas Home Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition in Sooke! Artist Laura Bryant traditionally welcomes artists from Vancouver Island into her home for a show and sale weekend, and I am pleased to be a part of this event for the second year running.

I will be displaying limited edition giclées, block mounted prints, and greeting cards at the show. Please stop by and peruse the diverse local artwork! Details from the electronic invitation are listed below.

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Friday December 5 , 6 -10 pm





Saturday December 6, 10 – 6 pm





Sunday December 7, 10 – 4 pm





2404 Mountain Heights, Sooke





Your Guests are Welcome








Visa/MasterCard/AE/Debit card Accepted





For more information 250.642.6645





Exhibiting Artists Include:



1.Donna Southwood – Wildlife Artist- Original Paintings, Prints and Cards


2.Barb Bergstrom – “Kilndancing Pottery”


3.Grania Bridal – Paintings and Drawings


4.Doni Eve – Original Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings & Cards


5.Karen Lancey - “Metal Mermaid Welding”- Unique Art in Metal and Wood


6.Tyler Hayes & Kim Reid “ Mystic Glass Creations”-Glass Jewellery and Art


7.Marina and Lucy Bridal – Paintings


8.Lisa Riehl –Mini Canvas Necklaces & Small Paintings & Cards


9. Lindy Philip – Paint & Tile Funktional Art


10.Benjamin Philip - Photography


11.Linda Anderson –Beautiful Handpainted Original Porcelain Plates


12.Jasmine Larmour – Painting, Earrings and Cards


13.Peggy Elmes “ Rivers Edge Pottery”- Pottery


14.Laura Bryant – Bodycasting & Painting


15.Shawn Vandekerkhove – Oil and Acrylic Painting


16.Bonnie Spencer – Westcoast Art Acrylic & Watercolours


17.Karen Laharty –Cut it Out Cookie Creations


18.Jenny and Allen Crandall -“Jenny’s Old Country Fare”-Artisan Baking


19.Shirley Skidmore –writer of “Murder in The Sooke Potholes”


20.Alison Garrett-Hanneson- Fused & Leaded Glass with a Westcoast Feel


21.Diane Welters- “Glorious Soaps”- Soap Maker


22.Jennifer Callioux – Nature and Wildlife Photography


23.Marty Machacek – Marty Cultural Art Paintings


24.Sue-Lin Tarnowski- Beadazzled Jewelry


25.Robin Stewart- Hand Stamped Cards and Gifts


26.Debbie Sailer- Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads & Stained Glass Creations


27.Margaret Templeman – Driftwood Santas


28.Jackie Chamberlain – Charval Jewelry


29.Geraldine McGuire – Plates, Vases and Votives


30.Judy Hull – Original Acrylic Paintings & Cards


31.Mary Waskul – Wildlife Photography- Canvas, Prints & Art Cards


32.Robert and Dana - Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery


33.Hailey Bryant – Painting


34.Arie and Tristan Tarnowski – Stocking Stuffers


35.Steve Robertson – Watercolour, Sports Portraits and Prints


36.Johanne Rousseau –Silversmithing and Jewelry


37.Fern Dunn – Scarves, Stockings, Placemats & Other Sewn Specialty Items


38.Jeannine St. Pierre – Doll Maker


39.Geraldine Eisen - Jewelry


40. Ilda Turcott – Knifty Knits


41. Nic McCormack – Pen and Pencil Drawings


42. Michel DesRochers – Paintings and Giclee Prints




Sunday
Oct262008

Now On Display in Campbell River

Ten limited edition giclées of mine are now on display in the village at Willow Point in Campbell River, B.C.! I am pleased to announce that the Serious Coffee at Willow Point will be hosting my artwork for the next 2-3 months.

Paintings can take on a whole new look and feeling, depending on where they are featured or showcased. Although my paintings work well on most shades of walls or backgrounds (white, neutral-tones, and coloured walls), I have always felt personally that they looked the best on brightly and richly coloured walls.

For the first time, my artwork is being displayed on bright orange walls at the Serious Coffee in Campbell River, and I am tremendously pleased with the way the oranges, yellows, and peach colours in the pieces pop out against that shade of backdrop! It is incredible to see how different features of each painting get highlighted on different colours of walls.

If you live in Campbell River or happen to be visiting central Vancouver Island (it is stunning in autumn!), please stop by the Serious Coffee and check out the new display!

Kamennie Schodki, the green-framed painting on the far right, looks absolutely amazing on those bright orange walls!
Sunday
Oct262008

Online Store Now Open

Don't forget that you can now purchase Martycultural Art online through Etsy and Paypal!



Check out: www.martycultural.etsy.com for items currently listed in the online store. Remember that any item from my homepage can also be uploaded onto Etsy for purchase with a credit card through Paypal.