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Upcoming and Recent Exhibits (2021) You are invited by Laura Sturtz of Twin Creek Studio to see her artwork and/or jewelry at the following.......

I will be having a one-woman exhibition titled Linear Variations at Link and Pin Gallery. Included in this exhibit will be several works from my Shadow Sculpture series, a grouping of wood relief sculptures from reclaimed wood, 3-dimensional sculptures in both metal and wood, metal wall reliefs, and a couple of mobiles. April 22- May 29. The gallery hours are 1-5, Thurs., Fri., Sat. I will be in the gallery to meet with guests Sat. April 24, 1-5 and Sat. May 15, 1-5 and by appointment. Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. 6th St. #102, Austin.

You can always contact me directly and I'll be happy to send you images or discuss any of my artworks. If you usually buy jewelry from me at the 'Dillo', we can arrange for you to see images and I can mail you items.

Currently I have 2 pieces in an exhibit titled 'Let's Talk: Advocacy in Art + Artists as Activists' at the Downtowner Gallery in Round Rock. They are both in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the events of 2020. The exhibit is up through April 23, 2021.
Hours are Tues.-Fri. noon-5. 231 E. Main St. Suite 160.

Some of my Endangered Species series (small sculptures - hand-sized) as well as some other critters and a couple of football players were at 620 Art Gallery & Studio in Round Rock. This exhibit was up until Jan. 2.

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Places you can find my artwork (without me) when things open again.
Gallery Locations:

The Hive Gallery of the Bee Cave Arts Foundation. I have shown artwork there including wall sculptures and sculptures on pedestals. This gallery is in the Hill Country Galleria. (Nothing there at the moment)

The Old Bakery Emporium has been closed. The OBE usually had my ‘Austin music’ T-shirts as well as a selection of earrings.1006 Congress Ave, Austin

Art Connections Gallery, formerly in Bastrop, moved to LaGrange, TX. but has since closed permanently.

Outdoor Public Sculpture Locations:

I have my larger outdoor sculptures at several public art locations where they will be shown for a year.

My Curly Fish sculpture was recently installed in downtown Round Rock. I only dropped it off so I don't know exactly where they placed it. It should be near the Downtowner Gallery.

I installed 2 sculptures in Marble Falls in fall 2020. They will be there for a year.

My large 'Red Fish' sculpture is in a park in Lampassas for another year.

Three pieces are in Jewett, TX as part of the Leon County Art Trails.

Three sculptures are in Palestine, TX as part of Art Tracks.

In Bastrop, are 2 transformer boxes that I painted summer of 2017. They are located by the movie theatre. You can see them by entering the parking lot and drive toward the back of the movie theatre on the east side toward Farm St.

2018-2021 past exhibitions:

- For the WEST Studio Tour in May 2019, I showed at ACC Highland Campus.
- I showed at SCULPTFEST April 26-28, 2019 in Round Rock at Centennial Plaza.

- The New Texas Talent exhibition in Dallas accepted one of my wood wall sculptures in their annual summer exhibition. I was very excited to have been juried into this exhibit.
- I had several artworks in the exhibition, "I Found You" at Link and Pin Gallery in July. It was a group exhibition of artworks utilizing found and recycled materials.
- I had 3 pieces in the Texas Society of Sculptors exhibit at the Georgetown Library. The exhibit was up for much of the summer and September.
- In the spring, I showed a selection of my sculptural and relief artworks in the 26th annual SculptFest in Round Rock, TX. The event was held in Centennial Plaza and will be there again in 2019.
- I exhibited again at the WEST Studio Tour in May @ Blue Genie. I was #59 on theTour. I showed a large variety of my artwork including several chess sets.
- I had a solo exhibition of my metal wall art at the UT Performing Arts Center on the 4th floor from Jan. through mid-March 2018.

An interesting thing that I found out a few years ago is that I have several ancestors who were metal workers. I have always considered myself primarily a sculptor, although I created mostly 2-D art for a while.  I worked in clay for a number of years and then started migrating to metal.  I enjoy what it can do.  Now that I found out there were 2 tinsmiths, a blacksmith, and also a tailor in my ancestry (I’ve been doing a metal quilt series), it seems that I’m following a path that was set in motion a while back. (?)  I wonder what kind of things they made.
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RECENT AWARDS

2020 1st place, Critters Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center, GT, TX
2020 Honorable Mention, Textures and Patterns, online exhibit, Art Room Gallery.
2020 5th Place 3-Dimensional Art, 2nd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects online exhibit, Fusion Arts.

2018 Honorable Mention, Texas Society of Sculptors, Georgetown Public Library Exhibition

2017 Honorable Mention, Bastrop Downtown Sculpture Project, Bastrop, TX

2016 People's Choice Award, Leon County Art Trails, Jewett, TX

2015 Award of Excellence - 3D, Artwalk, Arts for Rural Texas, Fayetteville, TX