Darcy Schultz maintains an art studio/art therapy private practice at Phoenix Office Park in Shirley. She has returned to the East Coast after nearly 20 years in Portland, Oregon, where she earned an MA in Art Therapy and showed her work in an alumni show at The Art Gym, art therapy association group show at ONDA, HipBone Studios, and participated in Southeast Open Studios. Prior to this, she was a member of Amory Street Studios (Jamaica Plain, MA) and then Artists Studios West (Waltham, MA), showing around Boston. Her work is in several private collections and was also selected for the Lowell Community Health Center’s ArtUP display and University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s permanent collection. Darcy is originally from Wisconsin and earned her BA from this institution.
Upon return to Massachusetts, Darcy was gratefully granted Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor to compliment her Registration as an Art Therapist, and recently acquired her School Adjustment Counselor/Social Worker license. In the past few years, she had solo shows at the Bull Run, Acton Memorial Library, and Roudenbush Community Center in Westford Center; a three-woman show at the Groton Public Library; a piece in the National Parks Juried Art Show at Brush Art Gallery in 2016 and in the New Hampshire Chapter of National Association of Women Artists’ Summer 2015 show (juried by Judith Rubin) at Plymouth State University; entries at Riverside Gallery’s 2014 NEATA Member Show; Gallery 119 in Lowell’s Member show; Parish Center for the Arts Regional Art Show in Westford, MA where she won first place a few times; The Brush Gallery’s 4×4 Benefit Auction; Gallery 118’s Benefit Auction; A.I.R.’s DUMBO gallery in Brooklyn; Townshend Public Library; West Medford and Fort Point Open Studios; Lowell Open Studios; and Sandywoods Gallery in Tiverton, RI.
Darcy’s artwork has an enduring focus on nature, motion, and color, with recent emphasis on the emotional memory of body as landscape. Her encaustics are hand-made whenever possible from beeswax, Damar varnish, and ground rock, even incorporating cocoa powder. Some of the works include organic collage material such as string, dried plants, and hair. This is in line with her strong belief in stewardship of the earth as practical and spiritual practice.