Wrapped in Wonder – Market Round Rock Arts Downtowner Gallery Nov. 10 2021-Jan. 7 2021
Lots of gifts to choose from including my Magenta Blooms Treasure and Blue Flowers Treasure
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
CAS “12 Square EAST ” Group show at Link & Pen Exhibit closes 12/19/21
“Bright Bluebonnets” at CAS “12 Square” exhibit at Link & Pin Gallery
33 artists are featured in this show at Link & Pin Gallery AST Tour Stop #247
Celebrations Round Rock Arts, Texas State University Campus Nov 12 2021 – 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”
Cypress Grill Group Show 2021 Rotating group exhibit. Art changes every 2 months
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 (Pending) Dec 4, 2021 – March 5, 2022
Treasure Trove 5 New pieces I created for an art call “Wrapped in Wonder” — Hand-painted wrapping paper and misc. treasures and trinkets. 2 pieces chosen for show
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
Fantastical Flowers in PurpleCreated 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. There are lights behind the frame too.
RePurposeful WavesCreated using upcycled soda bottles. Surprises under the waves!
These necklaces were created using parts from watches.
RePurposeful Wildflowers – Acrylic painted background & upcycled soda bottle flowers
I often use upcycled materials in my art and enjoy seeing the juxtaposition and interplay of the different media. The waves and flowers shown in the pieces above are created using soda bottles.
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
Melanie Hickerson, “1956 (West Texas)”
In addition to creating jewelry, decorative arts, and graphic design, I also am the Director of
, a non-profit that presents impactful original art, music, and dance through technology, media, and events. Art 84
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.
Previous Art Exhibits
Current & Upcoming Events & Holiday Shopping Opportunities
Holiday Art on the Lawn, Nov 28, 2021 Neill-Cochran House Museum,
Thank you to everyone who stopped by!
Art, entertainment, and activities for kids.
WEST & EAST Austin Studio Tour
Creative Arts Society “12 Square” at Link and Pin Gallery EAST Austin Studio Tour Exhibit Closes Dec 19, 2021
Participating 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. AST Tour Stop #247
Circle C Creatives Art Show WEST Austin Studio Tour November 6-7 & 13-14, 12-6pm
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
Outdoor Reuse Market Austin Creative Reuse June 2021
Colors of Online Market Creative Art Society Summer 2021
Neill-Cochran House Museum Art in the Lawn April 2021
Hope for Spring: The Flower of Texas” Neill-Cochran House Museum March 2021
Hope for Spring Special Joint Video Project Virtual Tour 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