ART by Helen Mary V Marek

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Current & Recent Art Shows & Markets

Plastics Round Rock Downtowner Gallery, 231 E Main #160, Round Rock. Show May 11-July 7, 2023.

“Falling Floating Flowers” is made from upcycled Soda Bottles.

Hope for Spring – Texas Trees – Art on the Lawn
April 30, 2023 Neill-Cochran House Museum

Aftermath – The Gathering
Butterflies and Flowers Images make great Mother’s Day Gifts!

FREE outdoor art market on the NCHM lawn featuring artists from the current exhibit, Hope for Spring: Texas Trees. Access to the museum and lawn are free and open to the public. While adults shop, kids can join Sunday Funday: Flower Seed Paper Making, a free outdoor craft activity led by the NCHM staff.

My booth from November Art on the Lawn (photo source: NCHM)

Round Rock PopUp Art Show & Market
Sat April 22, 10am-3pm
Prete Plaza, 221 E Main Street

Thanks Round Rock Art and Cultural Center for supporting local artists. Great PopUp in April.

My Booth at Round Rock Prete Plaza – PopUp art Market – April 2023

Recent Work

Two new pieces “After the Storm” and “Picking up the Pieces” I created recently in response to the recent ice storm. In Austin alone 10.5 million trees were damaged or destroyed — 31% of the canopy cover was affected! (re Texas A&M Forestry Service).

“After the Storm” by Helen Mary V. Marek
“Picking up the Pieces” by Helen Mary V. Marek


Presented by Art 84
Ongoing exhibit at Cannon Coffee featuring 15 artists. 1901 W Wm Cannon #165A. Group exhibit closes May 26, 2023

Fantastical Flowers & Monarchs
Nature Reimagined
Displayed at Cannon Coffee through December 2022.
“Bluebonnets & Paintbrushes” by Helen Mary V. Marek

Ongoing jewelry display at the Three Legged Goat in Downtown Pflugerville (200 E Pecan).
Stop by 3LG for a glass or Texas wine, beer, or soda and enjoy art and music by local pfolks!

Watch fob necklaces, beaded jewelry, and origami art at the 3LG

Recent Art Exhibits

Three Legged Goat in Pflugerville
Holiday Sip & Shop Market in Dec 2022 was fun! Thanks TLG for supporting local artists

Downtown Round Rock is a happening place! Thank you to the Downtower Gallery for a fun Holiday mART with lots of gift ideas – including my watchfob necklaces + origami bird earrings & ornaments.

Recent Art Exhibits

Round Rock Arts
“My Art My Cause” Group show,
Texas State RR Campus
25% goes to Art 84 Non-Profit
Show Closed December 2

Bluebonnets & Paintbrushes

Neill-Cochran House Museum
Art on the Lawn Market
November 27, 2022
Fun Day plus sold some art!

My art booth at the NCHM
Sunday Afternoon at the Beach – SOLD!

WEST Austin Studio Tour
Nov 5-6 & 12-13, 2022
Two wonderful weekends!

Art 84 at Richcreek
NOTE: Geraldine’s Place is held over until Dec 20. Open Tuesdays 1-6pm & Saturdays 11am-2pm
and by appt:
For WEST we featured Art 84’s immersive exhibit “Geraldine’s Place” plus art by me (Helen Mary Marek), Melanie Hickerson, and Kim Eitze

Art 84 at Cannon Coffee
Group Show – 15 artists Through Dec 2022
1901 W Wm Cannon #165A

Mexican American Cultural Center
Austin Studio Tour Group Show
Show closes Dec 10th

Bright Bluebonnets – SOLD!

Recent Events

RR Arts Downtowner Gallery
So Close/So Far
Closed July 8, 2022

Sunday Afternoon at the Beach
Acrylic with beads (SOLD)
Stairway to the Unexplored (SOLD!)
Digital Collage

Zaviya Grill
Rotating Group Show
1212 West Parmer, Austin

CAS Holiday Market
Creative Arts Society
ONLINE Gift Market

Cypress Grill
Rotating group show
 4404 W Wm Cannon, Austin (will return soon)

Creative Arts Society sponsored exhibit
Jazzy Bluebonnets (left photo) sold, so I replaced it with Summer Wildflowers. Jazzy Paintbrushes in center photo.

Neill-Cochran House Museum
Hope for Spring – Pollinators
Closed April 16

Fantastical Flowers & Monarchs
Nature Reimagined
Displayed at Cannon Coffee through December 2022.

Pflugerville Arts Council
Group Show
Closed March 10, 2022
Pflugerville Public Library
Video Tour!

Wrapped in WonderMarket – Round Rock Arts Downtowner Gallery Closed Jan. 7 2021

Magenta Blooms and Blue Flowers Treasures

Round Rock Arts, Texas State University Campus
Closed March 11, 2022

Stop by the Tx State Round Rock campus, 3rd & 4th floor to see this beautiful exhibition. My pieces: “Fantastical Flowers,” “Midnight Fireworks” & “Spring Garden” 1555 University Blvd, Round Rock

Acrylic Abstracts

Many of my abstract works are a combination of abstract acrylic paintings and beaded creations or added beads, stones, and other misc. objects. Visit “My Art” and/or my Slideshow to see more examples

RePurposeful Art

Floating Falling Flowers
Fantastical Flowers
Created from upcycled soda bottles, a branch, and frame.
RePurposeful Waves
Created using upcycled soda bottles.
Surprises under the waves!
Quirky wind-chimes created using a plethora of upcycled items.
These “Watch Fob Necklaces” were created using parts from watches.
RePurposeful Wildflowers –
Acrylic painted background &
upcycled soda bottle flowers


Wire & Bead Jewelry

I design and create many different styles of jewelry using a variety of new and repurposed beads and other items. Visit my Jewelry page, “My Art” and/or my Slideshow to see more examples. Contact me for pricing and other information.

Art 84

Melanie Hickerson, “1956 (West Texas)”

In addition to creating jewelry, decorative arts, and graphic design, I also am the Director of Art 84, a non-profit that presents impactful original art, music, and dance through technology, media, and events.

Ongoing/Rotating Exhibits at Cannon Coffee in South Austin

Art 84 locations for the WEST Austin Studio Tour in Nov 2022:

North Austin: Art 84 at Richcreek
South Austin: Art 84 at Cannon Coffee

Watch for updates!

The Summer of 2021, Art 84 presented The Struggle and the Glory: The American Experience – works by Cornelius Carter with/at the Neill-Cochran House Museum. The exhibit has closed, but watch the virtual tour video along with other videos on our Art 84 YouTube channel.

Peaceful Greetings and Happy New Year!

Snowflake shaped section of “Peaceful Waters”

TFI’s 2021 Holiday Greeting

For 43 years, my family’s company, Technology Futures, Inc., has designed our own holiday cards reflecting a current event or trend. My father, TFI founder John Vanston, writes the verse and I design the card around the theme. This year we focus on the possibilities for civilian space travel as a great example of human imagination and technological ingenuity. Enjoy!

See links in the text below for the short highlight video and the longer tango version

These two (Short & Long) Tango videos are from the Closing Reception of the Struggle and the Glory. Hudson Marek filmed it and and I edited the videos.

Hope for Peace

“Sunflower” by Helen Mary V. Marek

Cypress Grill
Rotating group show

I don’t have anything currently at Cypress Grill, but visit for lots of great art by other local artists.
Jazzy Bluebonnets (left photo) sold, so I replaced it with Summer Wildflowers. Jazzy Paintbrushes in center photo.

Zaviya Grill
Rotating group show

I don’t have anything currently at Zaviya Grill, but visit for lots of great art by other local artists. Creative Arts Society sponsored exhibit
Stop by to dine and see art. 1212 West Parmer in North Austin (Photo Credit: CAS)

2021 Exhibits

Three Legged Goat
Mini Holiday Market, December 19, 2021

Thanks 3LG for Supporting local artists, musicians, and businesses.

CAS “12 Square EAST
Group show at Link & Pen
Exhibit closed Dec 19, 2021

“Bright Bluebonnets”

Austin Creative Reuse Holiday Reuse Market December 2021

Creative Arts Society “12 Square EAST” show
at Link & Pin. So much great art!

Holiday Art on the Lawn,
Neill-Cochran House Museum, Nov 28, 2021

At the beautiful and historic
Neill-Cochran House Museum

Circle C Creatives
Art Show
WEST Austin Studio Tour
November 2021

WEST & EAST Austin Studio Tour
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth for the WEST Austin Studio Tour at Circle C. We had a great turnout and tons of fun! AST Tour Stop #195
Participating Artists: Lyle Adair, Neelu Amar, Paige Booth, Katie Conley, Eva Glock, Elizabeth Jenkins, Gena Destri Keffer, Leslie Kell, Supriya Kharod, Joyce LaBaw, Doreen Landrum, Helen Mary V. Marek, Meena Matai, Adriana Mederos, Rhea Pettit, Teodora Pogonat, Vera Smiley, Cristina White-Jones, Amanda Zappler (1st weekend only. Tour Stops #189-203

“UpCycled” at Round Rock Arts
“Texas Bluebonnets – A New View” &”RePurposeful Waves” Downtowner Gallery in Round Rock – Closed Nov 5, 2021

Texas Bluebonnets – A New View (NFS)

3-Legged Goat
Solo show October, 2021

Thank your Three Legged Goat in Pflugeville for featuring my art during the month of October!

Austin Creative Reuse
I’m very honored that ACR chose me as their August spotlight artist! Much of my art incorporates upcycled items – often purchased from ACR.

Thanks for the shout out ACR!

Art on the Lawn Neill-Cochran House Museum Sept 2021

Austin Creative Reuse Outdoor Reuse Market June 2021

Creative Art Society Colors of Online Market Summer 2021

Art in the Lawn
Neill-Cochran House Museum April 2021

Hope for Spring:
The Flower of Texas
Neill-Cochran House Museum March 2021

Hope for Spring Virtual Tour
Special Joint Video Project
Art 84 partnered with the Neill-Cochran House Museum to create a Virtual Tour of “Hope for Spring: the Flower of Texas” art exhibit. (Details)

2020 Austin Studio Tour
Outside & Virtual Exhibit:
Elements of Nature: The Grandeur of the Unexpected
Artist Talk & Virtual Show
November 2020

Art for the People Gallery “Celebrations” Spring 2020

Change of Seasons (SOLD)
Art for the People Gallery Opening

Round Rock Arts “ReImagine”
Texas State University,
Spring-Summer 2020

Holiday Open House
Group Show December 2019

Art 84 – EAST Austin Studio Tour November 2019

Three Legged Goat Wine Bar
Solo Show, November 2019

Fall Art Show, Texas State University, Round Rock Arts
Fall 2019

This is Round Rock” Round Rock Arts. The Downtowner Gallery, Group Show, Summer 2019

Art of the People “Fun Fun Fun” Group Show Summer 2019

Art 84 – EAST Austin Studio Tour Nov 2018 & 2017

There are always flowers
for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

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