ART by Helen Mary V Marek

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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!

Current Events & Holiday Shopping Opportunities

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

Lots of gifts to choose from including my
Magenta Blooms and Blue Flowers Treasures
231 E Main St, Round Rock

CAS Holiday Market
Creative Arts Society
ONLINE Holiday Market

Click the link to see items from numerous for sale online from local Austin Area CAS artists

Round Rock Arts, Texas State University Campus
Closes 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

Cypress Grill Group Show
Rotating group show – Current Art until 12-20-21

Creative Arts Society sponsored exhibit – Stop by Cypress Grill for great food and great art!
4404 W. William Cannon in SW Austin

Zaviya Grill Group Show
Dec 2021 to March 5 2022

Creative Arts Society sponsored exhibit
Stop by to dine and see art. 1212 West Parmer in North Austin (Photo Credit: CAS)

Acrylic Abstracts

Treasure Trove
Hand-painted wrapping paper and misc. treasures and trinkets.
Aquatic Pirouette – The swirling ocean and twirling ocean life between the fertile land, the breaking waves, the majestic sky, and the twirling swirling life that inhabits them all. (NFS)

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 Flora (Still a “Work in Progress”)
Created from remnants of the flowers and leaves I made from upcycled plastic bottles
Fantastical Flowers in Purple
Created from upcycled soda bottles and beads
It looks so great on the wood wall of the 3 Legged Goat!
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.

Variety of jewelry to choose from

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.

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.

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.

Recent Art 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

At Link & Pin in front of my “Bright Bluebonnets”
33 Participating Creative Arts Society artists: Kat Zinna, Anca Thomas, Lauryl Eddlemon, Cristina White-Jones, Larry Akers, Lyle Adair, Shruti Mehta, Denise Schneyer, Joyce LaBaw, Betsy Denny, Matthew Tardy, Ann Yakimovicz, Leslie Kell, Steven Preuss, Linda Montignani, Mozelle Marks, Natasha Kanevski, Maggi Miller, Marilyn Rodriguez, Martha Kull, Eva Glock, Jane Fier, Lisa Zinna, R J Armstrong, John Berry, Carol Hayman, Lesley Bradstreet, Meena Matai, Gena Destri, Jill Robinson, March Mattingly, Helen Mary Vanston Marek, Kay Hughes.
(Austin Studio Tour Stop #247)
Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E 6th St #102, Austin

Austin Creative Reuse Holiday Reuse Market December 2021

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

At the beautiful and historic
Neill-Cochran House Museum
Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

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

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
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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