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Press, Video Stacy Sakai interviewed by Ioulia Reynolds for the Art Collective Network!


On April 9, 2013, I was involved in an art show organized by Ioulia for her Creative Art Management company. The show was at the beautiful Waterfall Building in Vancouver, BC. During the evening, a videographer captured parts of the event, including Ioulia’s interviews with each of the artists.

You can view the video at Ioulia’s Art Collective Network on YouTube.


Press, Video Stacy Sakai Featured on Shaw TV’s ‘go! Vancouver’ show


On Wednesday, January 30th, I will be featured on ‘go! Vancouver‘ on Shaw TV!

I was filmed in my studio discussing my artwork in general, and explaining the technique and meaning for some specific paintings. To check out my studio, and hear about my art, please tune in! The episode will air at 5pm, 7pm, and 11pm.

UPDATE: The episode is online, and can be viewed on the go! Vancouver TV show website.

go! Vancouver

‘go! Vancouver’ on Shaw TV

Events, Press ‘Light of Hope’ Charity Event


It’s such an honour to be part of the Light of Hope event at Inner Evolution Healing Centre, in Vancouver BC. This is a charitable event in support of orphaned girls in India. A selection of my paintings is currently hanging at Inner Evolution, and I will be donating 50% of any sales to the Light of Hope charity.

For more information, please see this article in Darpan Magazine!

Press The Fish House Now Featuring Fine Art by Stacy Sakai




The Fish House in Stanley Park now featuring fine art by Stacy Sakai!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (October 8, 2012) – The beautiful, historic Fish House restaurant located in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC is featuring original artwork by Vancouver based artist, Stacy Sakai. The paintings are abstracts based on galaxies and nebulae. The rich colours of the paintings enhance each of the three sections of the restaurant, as well as the traditional green exterior, creating warmth and harmony throughout. Local and international customers of the restaurant will enjoy this unique artwork that is displayed throughout the restaurant and available for purchase.

About the Fish House in Stanley Park
“Amongst the spectacular gardens and forests of Stanley Park in Vancouver sits the historic Fish House restaurant. Relax while we tantalize you with delicious fresh fish and seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Or sit back at the bar with a micro-brewed beer, glass of wine, or a seasonal martini! For a private event we offer three distinctive rooms, 2 which feature patios opening onto the scenic natural beauty of Stanley Park. Whether holding a corporate event, a cocktail reception, family-style dinner or boutique wedding, we will create a memorable experience for you and your guests.”
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About Stacy Sakai
Stacy Sakai is a Canadian artist, based in Vancouver, BC. She spent her childhood in South America, Florida and northern British Columbia. From an early age, her interest in art was influenced by the teachings of her father and grandmother, both also artists.

Over the past twenty years, Sakai’s involvement in the art industry has covered a diverse range of work. Her experience includes writing, work in film, curating, as well as event planning and production for art shows and live performance from here in Vancouver to New York City.

Sakai enjoys painting with freedom to create abstracts that emphasize colour. Her recent work combines her interest in astronomy and cosmology with her unique painting style. Studying the images from the Hubble Space Telescope inspired her to capture the colourful impressions of galaxies and nebulae in her paintings. In this way, she creates work that is abstract, yet specific.

Sakai’s art is a rich fusion of her intellectual interests and her expressive creativity.

Press, Video OMNI TV Interview on TREADZ Tire Art!


Lisa Wu, Reporter/Anchor for OMNI Television, did an interview on our TREADZ Tire Art during the Luxury & Supercar Weekend where we were exhibiting the paintings.

The interview aired tonight, with footage of each of the paintings, Raymond Chow discussing the series, and me and Raymond talking!

You can check it out here, on OMNI TV News – Mandarin, and please allow a few seconds for it to load.

Events, Press “One And The Same” Exhibition Listed on Quinary Art Projects Website


Being part of the Quinary Art Projects was fantastic! Information about the show is listed on the Quinary Art Projects website. Also, be sure to check out all of the weekly events listed under the Exhibition Listing tab!

Events, Press TREADZ Tire Art to Debut at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2012




Artists Raymond Chow and Stacy Sakai debut their unique TREADZ Tire Art paintings at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend, September 8-9, 2012 at VanDusen Botanical Garden!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Saturday, August 11, 2012) – Raymond Chow and Stacy Sakai combine their artistic talents to create a unique series of paintings using tires to impress tread marks onto the canvas! To create these abstract expressionist works of art, tires of various types and brands are covered in paint, and then rolled across a prepared canvas. This leaves a beautiful impression of the tire, the energy of the application, and the artist’s choice of colour, direction and pressure.

About the Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2012
“For the third time in Canada this lifestyle weekend is the Nation’s finest two day outdoor showing of Luxury & Supercars. The 2012 event once again offers a unique up-close and personal opportunity to view the world’s most important examples of automotive achievements.”  Excerpt from

Registered Press & Media Only
Preview of Shaughnessy Concours d’Elegance & New vehicle displays
Friday, September 7, 2012 4:00pm – 6:00pm

About Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow is an internationally renowned artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He first became known in 1960 for his drawings of old Victorian homes and buildings. His paintings and drawings now decorate homes of prominent personalities, collectors and gallery owners. Raymond also composes music, and he enjoys collecting cars.

About Stacy Sakai
Stacy Sakai is a Canadian artist, based in Vancouver, BC. She spent her childhood in South America, Florida and northern British Columbia. From an early age, her interest in art was influenced by the teachings of her father and grandmother, both also artists. Sakai enjoys painting with freedom to create abstracts that emphasize colour, and energy.

Pictures, Press Stacy Sakai meets Ray Villard, News Director for the Hubble!


On Friday, April 23, 2010, I was honoured to be included at a dinner for Ray Villard, News Director for the Space Telescope Science Institute (Hubble). There were about fifteen people at the dinner, mostly from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Listening to the conversation about astronomy, and the Hubble Space Telescope was fantastic! I was privileged to discuss my art with Ray, and have my picture taken with him.

The following day was the Hubble’s 20th Anniversary, and Ray gave a talk at the Space Centre in Vancouver. Afterwards, I spoke with him again. We agreed to stay in touch, and I look forward to more conversations about the Hubble, astronomy, and art.

Stacy Sakai with Ray Villard, News Director for the Space Telescope Science Institute

Press Artwalk Vancouver 2010 – Press Release


ArtWalk Vancouver Opening Night February 12 and Weekend Tour Showing Over 250 Artists

Friday, February 12th, 2010 (6pm to 11 pm) – Rachel Zottenberg of grace-gallery in collaboration with ArtWalk Vancouver 2010 presents ArtWalk Opening Night Party at 2 – 32 Water Street, Vancouver, headquarters of the grace-gallery satellite spaces featuring 23 of Vancouver’s top artists:

Raif Adelberg, Lisa Birke, Ronan Boyle, Bienvenido Cruz, Andy Dixon, The Dark, Christopher Donnelly, Christopher Fadden, Kris Krug, Malcolm Levy, Jeremy Riley, Pamela Masik, Jennifer Mawby, Christian Nicolay, Jeff Petry, Black Peter, Office Supplies Inc., Stacy Sakai, Jesse Savath, Philippe Sokazo, Johnny Taylor, Andrew Tong and Weakhand.

DJs for the opening night are: Michael Venus, Dickey Doo, and Cherchez! The opening night is sponsored by Bear Flag Wine, and City of Vancouver through the Great Beginnings Project and CAN.

ArtWalk Weekend Tour on February 13 and 14, 2010

Following the opening, on the weekend of February 13 and 14, 2010, artists and galleries in the Downtown Eastside, Gastown and Chinatown are opening their spaces to the public for viewing, sales, demonstrations and education. Visitors are invited to explore the galleries, retail spaces, studios and temporary “pop up” grace-gallery satellite spaces, and to see the work of over 250 artists from a full spectrum of disciplines. The ArtWalk weekend provides an opportunity for great public exposure for both locals and tourists during the much-anticipated 2010 Winter Games. Maps, signs and other media are available at

About Rachel Zottenberg, grace-gallery and the ArtWalk

In a few short weeks, the energetic Rachel Zottenberg, Director of grace-gallery, boldly secured empty, raw spaces from developers for grace-gallery satellite spaces, and transformed them for ArtWalk Vancouver 2010. Rachel is known to assist artists in the development and presentation of new visual, performing, literary and media art. She encourages artists to take risks, cross boundaries, ask questions, and develop the culture of Vancouver’s art community.

Rachel is also the Curator of ArtWalk Vancouver 2010. The ArtWalk Vancouver Society was founded to provide a platform to promote and aid visual artists in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Chinatown and Gastown community. It’s mission is to present an annual event of the highest standard for the enrichment of cultural life in Vancouver. The ArtWalk serves as a catalyst to arouse wider public interest in the arts, and to encourage artistic dialogue and cultural exchange.

Join the first annual ArtWalk Vancouver 2010, and support the hard work and passion of local artists and artisans who love creating and making art for the sake of art. For more information about this inaugural opening and tour, contact Rachel Zottenberg at:

Press Antennae on the Cover


My Antennae painting is featured on the cover of Eclectica magazine!

Antennae featured on the cover of Eclectica

Eclectica magazine cover

Additional paintings inside Eclectica

Additional paintings inside Eclectica