Author: HollyWilson

EXPO Chicago 2023 with Center For Native Futures: Booth #419


Booth #419

13–16 APRIL 2023


EXPO CHICAGO is located at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611

Thursday, April 13 | 12:00noon – 9:00pm
By Invitation Only.


Thursday, April 13 | 6:00–9:00pm
Limited Availability | A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Admission to Opening Night at EXPO CHICAGO grants ticket holders exclusive first-look access alongside premier offerings and benefits. General admission tickets for EXPO CHICAGO are not valid for Opening Night.

Friday, April 14 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 15 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 16 | 11:00am – 6:00pm


Single Day Admission | $35
Single Day Admission + Guided Tour | $55
Student/Senior Single Day Discount Admission (available on-site) | $30
Three Day Admission | $50
Opening Night Admission | $150 (limited availability)

Click here for a link to tickets


Seen UnSeen Holly Wilson-Duhesa Gallery Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado

Seen UnSeen by Holly Wilson at the Duhesa Gallery Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado

Seen Unseen
Duhesa Gallery
Feb 21 – July 14

Opening and Talk 4:30 -6pm, Feb 21, 2023

1101 Center Avenue Mall
8033 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Duhesa Gallery can be found on the 300 level of the LSC near the Grand Ballroom and the Native American Cultural Center.

The Duhesa Gallery

Created in 1986, the Duhesa Gallery acknowledges the significance of Native American heritage in the United States. The gallery exhibits works of Native artists throughout North America.  Duhesa (Dew-He’-Sah) means ‘One Who Appreciates Beauty’. Therefore, the goal of the LSC Arts Program is to highlight artists who thrive within the realms of both contemporary art practice and traditional methods.

A look inside my studio process

by Holly Wilson

I came from a world of working in clay. I began using bronze when I had the need to make my figures stand on a single delicate toe and balance as if caught in mid air.

While many other bronze artist work in multiples’, I made a decision at the very beginning to never make a copy or edition. That is how I worked in clay and I feel that each piece is a spirit and a life of its own, I am telling a story with each work and feel I cannot repeat that story.

Here are some images of the process in the studio.


It is the simple moments in the day that spark my imagination: the way a certain stick looks like a bird in flight, or the amazement of my son when he saw the inside of a geode rock for the first time. These moments begin to intersect, and the work grows from the many elements seen, found, remembered, or felt. These are the moments I hold in my mind when I create the work.


Holly Wilson – It’s A Thin Line in wax





HollyWilson-wax girl
Holly Wilson – wax girl


Cylinder ready to pour investment - Holly Wilson Studio
Cylinder ready to pour investment – Holly Wilson Studio



Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension

Teaching this summer at Idyllwild Summer Arts in Idyllwild California 
Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension
By Holly Wilson
June 26 – June 30, 2023

Colored wax on a flat surface is just the beginning! In this workshop, we will look at materials and forms to bring your ideas to life, allowing you to create fascinating structures that leave the two-dimensional plane.

Material is an essential part of our visual language, so you will want to choose the materials you wish to speak with carefully. Along with your ideas, you will bring various materials; these could include wood, cardboard, metal, unglazed fired clay pieces, dried plasterwork, fiber, string, paper, objects from nature, or treasures you have held onto (a complete list of suggestions to follow). You will learn exciting ways to weave these objects into your work.

Experiment with how the materials may be dipped, painted, wired, glued, hammered, but most of all, waxed. You will start by making the encaustic medium to which you will add your pigment. Encaustic is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, resin, and pigment, which is kept as a hot liquid on a heated palette, and then applied to an absorbent surface. In addition to safety practices, you will learn various techniques, including fusing, using transparencies, glazing, layering, building up texture, line making, carving, image transfer, mold making, and resin application with different surfaces. Returning students will learn new methods and may choose to work on advanced projects if they wish. Each student will finish up to two pieces during the week (using 3D and relief techniques).

Skill Level: All levels
Age: 19 years and above
Dates: June 26 – 30, 2023
One week session
Tuition, room, and board: $1719
Day student tuition: $840

Lab Fee: $120 – includes: encaustic wax, pigments, 2 12”x16” wood panels, propane, Rebound 25 Brush-able, resin, liquid plastic, use of wood-burning tools, griddles, propane torches, alcohol lamp, two metal tools.
You will be asked to bring additional materials.
Materials List: Coming Soon
Enrollment limited to 8 students

New link to the enrollment
Click here

I Am-Holly Wilson
I Am-Holly Wilson
A View From Within Under The Skin by Holly Wilson
A View From Within Under The Skin by Holly Wilson
The Thread that Connects-GV1-Holly Wilson

The Thread that Connects, Holly Wilson at Spiva Art Center, January 14 – March 4, 2023

Holly Wilson: The Thread that Connects, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin Missouri


Holly Wilson
The Thread that Connects-Gallery

Holly Wilson
The Thread that Connects
January 14 – March 4, 2023

Spiva Center for the Arts
212 W. 7th Street
Joplin, M0 64801

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday
Located inside the Harry M. Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex
2nd floor


Holly Wilson
The Thread that Connects-Gallery view 1


August 20 – 21, 2022

100th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market on the Plaza

I am so thrilled to announce that I will be at this year’s SWAIA Market!
I hope you will stop by my new booth and see what I have been working on for the last year. I will have new Jewelry, Drawings, Bronze, and Paintings. It is a joy for me to see all the smiling faces and hear how you have been, so please stop by and say hello.

Booth #LIN W 719
Saturday Aug 20, 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Aug 21,  8:00am-5:00pm

There will be performances, music, food, and artists through out the Santa Fe plaza and surrounding area. This is a community event that has always been filled with amazing art, artists, camaraderie, performances, a place to meet new and old friends, and a celebration of diverse Indigenous cultures and creativity.

Wednesday, August 17th

Indian Market 2022 Private Preview & Artist Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 18th

Art Indigenous
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, August 19th

Best of Show Ceremony and Luncheon
12:00 am – 2:30 pm

Members Only: Sneak Peek of Award-Winning Art + Silent Auction
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

General Preview of Award-Winning Art + Silent Auction
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 21st

Native American Clothing Contest
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plaza Entertainment
9:00 am – 4:00 am

V.I.P. Indigenous Fashion Show Pre-Party
Time To Be Determined

Indigenous Fashion Show
3:00 pm

Indigenous Fashion Trunk Show
Directly Following The Fashion Show


All info for the events can be found at this link on SWAIA events page



The Volland Store presents:
November 6. 2021 – December 5 2021
The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS

Narrative is central to my work. I am interested in stories—the stories of my parents, my ancestors, my family, my community. I am a storyteller; through my work, I weave together the threads of these various narratives to create a tapestry that tells stories that are sacred and precious, personal and universal, powerful and at times volatile. Telling them brings to life things sometimes kept secret, hidden, and not permitted to be said because they challenge the status quo or reveal realities that neither side wants said.  -Holly Wilson

Opening Weekend Programming

Saturday, November 6 – The artist will explain her process, using examples of the various stages of bronze casting.  In the Blacksmith Shop at The Volland Store, 2 pm.

Sunday, November 7 – Artist remarks followed by conversation. In the gallery at 2 pm.

A selection of Wilson’s sterling silver jewelry, echoing the exhibition’s themes, will be available for sale during the exhibit.

Free admission. Refreshments will be served.
For your protection, and the safety of others, masks are required inside the gallery.