Stan Matwychuk’s Summary
An Artist for most of his life and a jack of all industry trades finds Stan Matwychuk of Homebase Studios a well rounded hands on creative and community collaborator. With 10 years invested into the Howe Sound Corridor Stan finds lifestyle and work intertwined into seamless experience.
Stan has moved to Squamish in 2010 and has hit the ground running.
He has worked with corporate mega-brands like CTV and VANOC as well as finding time to teach art classes to the youth in the corridor through studio classes and high school programs.
He has facilitated the Fields Community Mural Project in Downtown Squamish on Winnipeg and Cleveland Avenue.
He runs and operates the Artist-run centre Homebase Studios at the end of Second Ave. Here artists and the community reciprocate the need for each other and incubate creativity along the way. From elder to youth Stan has always allowed time to teach and inspire for the arts.
Stan represented the studio at Live at Squamish as well as throwing Squamish’s first Culture Days Block Party,which was a pan-Canadian arts initiative.
In Whistler Stan sat on the lots 1/9 Community Dialogue for the Celebration Plaza Plan before, during and after the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
He has also collaborated with Mike Tyler and the new Whistler Public Library to create the Donor Wall/ Book Drop Off. Furthermore, Stan also spearheaded the first legally commissioned mural in Whistler with local artist legend Chili Thom and aspiring youth artist Devin White on the Terry Rodgers Bridge.
Stan has always brought community and collaboration to the heart of all of his projects and believes that creativity will allow for new ideas and momentum.
Graphic Illustration & Design, Outdoor and indoor murals, art facilitation, Creative consultation.
Stan Matwychuk’s Experience
Squamish Arts Council
June 2011 – Present (2 years 5 months) Downtown Squamish
I sit on a volunteer working board to promote arts and culture unilaterally in Squamish and the sea to sky corridor.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Food & Beverages industry
August 2010 – Present (3 years 3 months) squamish, whistler, vancouver
Recently have been given the opportunity to venture into Vancouver to manage existing & create new accounts for the HSB. I am also pursuing new territory on behalf of the Howe Sound Brewery in Whistler. I used to bartend at the brewery part time on weekends.
Homebase studio gallery
August 2009 – Present (4 years 3 months)
HOMEBASE STUDIOS is a creative design centre dedicated to collaboration in new facets for art exhibition, event management, creative & cultural consulting, curatorship, and artist promotion.
HOMEBASE STUDIOS values its time for the purpose to
educate, inform, and inspire for the arts.
HOMEBASE STUDIOS is creating alliances that want to push the limits of alternative events and
Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association
October 2010 – June 2013 (2 years 9 months) Downtown Squamish
I sit on the board of directors of the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association . This group takes on projects that further enhance the business community within its borders by managing funds raised by a district tax.
Work we’ve done in the past ranges from the organization of successful public festivals to most recently developing a brand and logo. We are currently in the process of installing public amenities, and executing beautification projects within our borders. A website is also currently in the works.