Hire Me!

Big City Art Consulting

Principal: Cynthia D. McCreery

Contact / E: info@bigicityart.ca / Ph: 604.817.6005

Services

Are you a business or art collector looking for help with your art collection? Are you a designer looking for connections into the Vancouver and rural B.C. art scenes? I can help!

Big City Art Consulting is owned and operated by me, Cynthia McCreery. I love working as a collaborator and I am passionate about bringing art from the artist’s studio, to the space it was destined for.

Some of the services I provide are:

  • Sourcing and commissioning art from artists in Vancouver and around B.C.
  • Working with clients and designers to fit art into the overall design of a space
  • Hanging art collections
  • Acting as a liaison between the artist and the client to ensure that deadlines are met, shipping is seamless and quality is achieved
  • Negotiating safe transport of art to its final destination

Rate: $30/hr (quotes available upon request)

 

Portfolio

 

YVR Art Program 

(2015 – Present) Administration and Art Handling

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YVR Art Foundation 

(2016 – Present) Administration and Scholarship Recipient Relationships

Lattimer Gallery 

(2015 – 2016) Gallery Sales 

Artists for the Sacred Headwaters Workshop and Art Show  

(2013) Organized an art workshop weekend and fundraiser art show in collaboration with SWCC and Ann Perodeau

Installation of a Private Art Collection

(2010) Here is the client’s feedback:

“Cynthia, I am writing to say thank you for completing the rather large job of hanging our art while we were out of town.  As always your keen eye for detail is a great compliment to your education and good taste.  Our house is now our home, thanks to you!  Your services have been indispensable over the past 5 years and we will call on you again when the need arises.  Once again, thank you for your prompt and professional work.”

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Spirit of the River Art Show 

(2009) Curation of a fundraiser art show for Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

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Eagle Aerie Gallery 

(2009) Summer position at Roy Henry Vickers art gallery.

In Roy’s own words:

“I first met Cynthia a number of years ago when she was studying art she came to interview me as an artist. I was impressed with the work she had done to prepare for the interview. Cynthia has worked for my company at Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, B.C. and was appreciated by the gallery manager and staff as a thoughtful, hardworking person with respect for the work place as well as the people. Many years later I’ve come to know Cynthia personally and have appreciated her work ethic and passion for the arts. She is thorough and thoughtful in all the work she does. Cynthia is respected in her community as a hard working person with integrity, strength, and strong will. She is not afraid to speak the truth though it may be confrontational. She has a quiet strength with spiritual values that will continue to make her a valuable asset in the community.”

Leah Pipe – Artist and Designer  

(1999 – Present)

Leah’s feedback on my time with her:

“Cynthia McCreery has worked with me on a variety of projects over the years ~ exhibit installation, project research, text development, sign-making and canvas preparation. I work as an Artist + Designer, so the projects vary from one to the other and yet, each one has strict timelines and creative demands. In 2008, Cynthia was a key component in the installation of a public exhibit installation, called “Button Button” hosted by ‘Ksan Historical Village + Museum. She assisted in many aspects of the project: text research, photo/image collection, data management and the creation + installation of exhibit display elements. I have also contracted her to (hand)paint exterior signs and prepare canvas structures for large fine art paintings.

 Cynthia McCreery remains a top choice for many of my future projects; I always consider her when planning new endeavours because she’s smart, educated, talented, hard-working and reliable. She invests a part of herself into every project and cares immensely for its success and sustainability. She is also a kind person to work with ~ friendly, conscientious and calm in the face of intensely creative, and often, stressful environments. Including Cynthia as part of a project-crew guarantees a well-produced and well-managed outcome.” 

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