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Rural | Urban Invitational Art Exhibit II, The Volland Store February 3, 2020

“Rural” and “Urban” are defined by the current address of each artist, but the artist’s current address does not necessarily indicate their origins. Once the artists are selected, the discovery begins:  where did they grow up?  what were the influences that led them to become artists?  how are their early experiences revealed in their work today?  or are they?  This is the fun of the exhibition.  Join us in the journey, and learn each artist’s… Read more

Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension January 6, 2020

Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension By Holly Wilson June 29 – July 3, 2020 Colored wax on a flat surface is just the beginning! We are going to look at materials and form to bring your ideas to life, allowing you to create fascinating structures that leave the two-dimensional plane. Material is an important part of our visual language, so you will want to carefully choose the materials you wish to speak with.… Read more

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Big Stories in Small-Scale & Wearable Art Casting January 4, 2020

Big Stories in Small-Scale & Wearable Art Casting Holly Wilson July 6 – 10, 2020 I am a strong believer in creating small things that carry a big story. Whether you want to create wearable art or small-scale sculptures, the methods are the same. In this workshop, you will create unique pieces carved or built up from wax, or cast directly from nature using leaves, pinecones, pods, etc. You will learn the process of “lost… Read more

Holly Wilson Solo Exhibition, MA Doran Gallery August 29, 2019

October 10, 2019 Dream within a Dream, Solo Exhibition  Opening 5-8 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019 M.A. Doran Gallery 3509 S. Peoria Avenue Tulsa, OK 74105 Read more

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On Turtle’s Back, Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Fine Art Center August 29, 2019

Sept 13, 2019 – December 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 5-7 pm Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan Blvd Dunedin, FL 34698  727.298.3322 www.dfac.org Read more

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Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Nasher  Museum  of  Art  at  Duke  University August 27, 2019

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now. Current location: August  22,  2019  –  January  5,  2020, Nasher  Museum  of  Art  at  Duke  University,  North  Carolina  February 22 through May 17, 2020, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis past locations: October 6, 2018, through January 7, 2019 Crystal Bridges Museum of Art January  25  –  July  19,  2019,  IAIA  Museum  of  Contemporary  Native  Arts,  New  Mexico (my piece will not be up at… Read more

Origins, Orenda Art International Paris August 20, 2019

“Brother and Sister” Bronze, Patina and Found Wood 12” x 15” x 4.5” May 30 – September 20, 2019  Origins, Group Exhibition  Opening Thursday, June 6, 2019 Orenda Art International 54, rue de Verneuil  75007 PARIS – FRANCE http://orenda-art.com Read more

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The Intersection of Encaustic, Resin, 3D and Mold Making – June 24-28, 2019 January 24, 2019

The Intersection of Encaustic, Resin, 3D and Mold Making Holly Wilson June 24-28 It is the intersection of material, form and ideas that you will explore. Encaustic is the wax-based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment, which is kept liquid on a heated palette, and then applied to an absorbent surface. Learn to create fascinating structures that leave the two-dimensional plane. Come to this workshop with your own variety of materials including wood, cardboard,… Read more

Small Things Matter, Wearable Art – July 1 – 5 January 24, 2019

Small Things Matter, Wearable Art Holly Wilson July 1 – 5 Believe in the small things, create wearable art that makes the everyday matter and flicker with sterling silver and bronze. The work you create can be all unique pieces carved, built up or cast directly from nature. You will learn the process of “lost wax” casting – both gravity and centrifugal methods. This workshop will include an introduction to the materials, methods, and safety… Read more

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Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly January 24, 2019

March 7 – June 2, 2019 Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly Group Exhibition  Opening Friday, March 7, 2019 Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210 http://www.nermanmuseum.org/index.html Read more

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Below The Surface, Solo Exhibition Travois January 23, 2019

March 1 – April 30, 2019 Below The Surface, Solo Exhibition  Opening Friday, 6 – 8 pm, March 1, 2019 Travois First Fridays 310 W. 19th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64108 Travois.com Read more

Beautiful Minds – Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage January 21, 2019

November 9, 2018 – July 14, 2019 Beautiful Minds – Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage Group Exhibition  Science Museums Oklahoma’s smArt Space Galleries 2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City Read more

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Holly Wilson Solo Exhibition Bonner David Galleries January 20, 2019

April 12 – May 2, 2019 Solo Exhibition  Opening 6 -8 pm, Friday, April 12, 2019 Bonner David Galleries 7040 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 https://www.bonnerdavid.com Read more

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20 Anniversary Contemporary Realism Survey January 19, 2019

May 16, 2019 20 Anniversary Contemporary Realism Survey Group Exhibition  Opening 6 -8 pm, Thursday, May 16, 2019 M.A. Doran Gallery 3509 S. Peoria Avenue Tulsa, OK 74105 Read more

On Turtle’s Back, Solo Exhibition at MoCNA, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts November 24, 2018

May 25, 2018 – January 27, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 16, 5-7 pm IAIA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS (MoCNA) South Gallery 108 Cathedral Place Santa Fe, 87501 United States (888) 922-4242 www. iaia.edu/museum          Read more

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Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present July 29, 2018

October 5, 2018 – January 6, 2019 TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART 110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke, VA 24011 540.342.5760 https://www.taubmanmuseum.org February – July 22, 2018 Museum of the Shenandoah Vallery 901 Amherst Street Winchester, VA, 22601 88.556.5799 https://www.themsv.org August 19, 2017 – November 26, 2017 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220 804.340.1400 https://vmfa.museum.org Read more

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The 97th Santa Fe Indian Market, SWAIA May 10, 2018

August 18 – 19, 2018 Booth #719 LIN E 7:00am-5:00pm. The 95th Santa Fe Indian Market Transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 900 of the continent’s finest Native American artists showing their work in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets. The Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world. Read more

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Talk Story, Solo CN Gorman Museum December 30, 2017

January 9 – March 16, 2018 “Talk Story”, Solo Exhibition Artist Talk & Closing Reception March 14 @ 4-6pm CN Gorman Museum 1316 Hart Hall Universtiy of California One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616 www.gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu Holly Wilson (Delaware Nation/Cherokee) is a contemporary multi-media artist. She uses the figure as a vehicle to lure the viewer into her stories. Story by story we learn more about the artist, about ourselves, about the ties that bind and the threads… Read more

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Native American Contemporary December 9, 2017

Jan 5- Mar 3, 2018 Spiva Center for the Arts 222 W. 3rd Street Joplin, M0 64801 (417) 623-0183 http://spivaarts.org             Read more

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Native Art Now October 29, 2017

Nov 10, 2017 – Jan 28, 2018 Native Art Now The Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.636.9378 http://www.eiteljorg.org ENOUGH Bronze, Patina 10.5” x 14.5” x 12.5”, 2015   Read more

21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City October 27, 2017

“A View From Within Under The Skin” and 7 Photographs 21c Museum Hotels Oklahoma City 900 W Main St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 August 2017 – Febuary 12, 2018 The way we see others and how one is seen has been a subject that I have had in my life since I was small. I am both Native American and Caucasian, but growing up I felt more times than I care to count that I… Read more

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Art Prize Nine September 19, 2017

September 20 – October 8, 2017 Bloodline Art Prize 9 Location Monroe Community Church 800 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Voting Code: 65643 http://www.artprize.org/65643 It is the stories of family, history, and identity that brought me to “Bloodline”. It is a long trail of my Native American history, my bloodline. To be ‘on the Rolls’ as an American Indian you must prove a quantum of blood verified through birth and death records until you… Read more

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“Return from Exile” Traveling Group Exhibition July 31, 2017

August  21 – December 8, 2017 Fine Art Museum John W. Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723 828.227.7211 www.wcu.edu January-May, 2018 (exact dates TBD) Museum of the Southeast American Indian University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina www.uncp.edu   GATHERING Bronze, Patina and Locust Wood 28” x 16.5” x 5.5”, 2015 $12,000 Available Through the Studio When I was young we lived on a mountain in… Read more

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Gallery America Features Holly Wilson April 6, 2017

I am very thrilled and honored to share that I will be on Gallery America on OETA Tonight April 6th at 7pm only on @OETATV https://youtu.be/VbLoxDcwox0  Once it airs you can see the feature here as well. www.oeta.tv Read more

Holly Wilson Looking For The Magic – November 2016 – Studio and Springfield Art Museum January 17, 2017

Holly Wilson Looking For The Magic – November 2016 – Studio and Springfield Art Museum What is that need to make art. Read more

Four by Four 2016: Midwest Invitational Exhibition November 20, 2016

I am so pleased to be a part of this beautiful biennial Four by Four 2016: Midwest Invitational Exhibition. The Museum spotlighted one artist from four different states and I was honored to have been chosen for the state of Oklahoma. The exhibition is in its final weeks so I do hope if you have not had an opportunity to see the show that you find time. I have included the work that is apart of… Read more

Holly Wilson | The Artist Formerly Known as The Waitress August 25, 2016

The story behind the title here is when I first meet my husband we were both waiting tables in Houston and he made me a business card as a gift that said “Holly Wilson the artist formerly know as the waitress” his belief in my work has been the true and lasting gift. I had a wonderful afternoon talking with John from nativeokc.com sharing this and many more stories about my life and my work. I hope… Read more

Conversations: Eiteljorg 2015 Contemporary Art Fellowship February 13, 2016

The exhibition “Conversations” is in its last few weeks at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. I have been so honored to be apart of this 2015 fellowship, to have meet such wonderful people and to be given the opportunity to share my stories. There are many to thank for this opportunity the selectors that choose my work, 2013 Fellow Julie Buffalohead (Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma), former contemporary art curator for the National Museum of the… Read more

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“GATHERING” by Holly Wilson apart of the traveling exhibition “Return From Exile” January 6, 2016

“GATHERING” Bronze, Patina and Locust Wood 28” x 16.5” x 5.5”, 2015 by Holly Wilson When I was young we lived on a mountain in Cherokee, NC, my father taught at the Indian School for several years. My memories have no words from that time just images, some of running the woods, others of going up and down the winding stairs to go to school.  The “Gathering” is my interpretation of that part of my… Read more

Shadow play in the work December 30, 2015

The shadows play a big part in my work. Here are two new geode figures stay tune for more. Read more

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“TEMPORAL” New Photography by Holly Wilson April 27, 2015

TEMPORAL New Photography by Holly Wilson JRB Art at the Elm Gallery Temporal Photography pertaining to and concerned with the present life of my world. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1st 6:00 – 10:00PM Show Runs: May 1 – 30, 2015 JRB at the Elms 2810 North Walker Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103 405.528.6336 www.jrbartgallery.com You can see more of my work on line at: www.hollywilson.com Read more

First of 3 Different Series by Holly Wilson January 16, 2015

“IF I WERE”, 2010 – 12, is of an ongoing series of birds that are part human part bird, shape shifters. Pulled from stories of my mother and our Native heritage. As a Delaware/Cherokee Native American, I grew up hearing family stories of shape shifters with the idea of a trickster who hides their identity, birds as messengers, and owls as bearers of tragic news. In “If I Were” you see where the bird is… Read more

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MOTHER by Holly Wilson December 17, 2014

Mother represents for me that ancient archetype. I am reminded of my own mother and her roll in my life, now my part as a mother in the lives of my own children. Available at: Bonner David Galleries 7040 E. Main Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 480.941.8500 http://www.bonnerdavid.com Read more

Holly Wilson Announced As One Of Eiteljorg 2015 Contemporary Art Fellows December 10, 2014

It is my great honor to share with you that I am one of the artist named a 2015 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellow. The Eiteljorg Museum features the world’s foremost collection of contemporary Native American art. The museum’s commitment to contemporary fine art features sponsorship of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, which celebrates the established and emerging Native American artists of today. Eiteljorg Museum Press Release: EITELJORG ANNOUNCES 2015 CONTEMPORARY ART FELLOWS Special show, opening one… Read more

Fine Art Connoisseur, Holly Wilson’s “Intertwined” October 24, 2014

“With new bronze sculptures and encaustic paintings, Holly Wilson imagines a realm between the human and the spiritual.” by Jeffrey Carlson Here is a link to the article by Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today, (October 23, 2014), Fine Art Connoisseur www.fineartconnoisseur.com  “Intertwined” Holly Wilson at Printworks Gallery in Chicago Show runs: October 17 – November 29, 2014 Please come by the gallery or visit the new work on line. www.hollywilson.com Printworks Gallery… Read more

American Art Collector July 2014, Holly Wilson, Shared Emotions June 23, 2014

Holly Wilson-July 2014 American Art Collector Review-Page 118 American Art Collector wrote a wonderful preview of my work in their July 2014 issue. The work will be at the upcoming ART SANTA FE, represented by Bonner David Galleries. The Art Fair is this July 2014 in Santa Fe, NM. I hope you will get to enjoy both the words and the work.  Click this link for PDF:  HollyWilson-July 2014 American Art Collector Review July 10… Read more

“I’m Not Done Yet”, by Holly Wilson June 13, 2014

“I’m Not Done Yet” New work by Holly Wilson at M. A. Doran Gallery The first row of origami cranes are white for hope, the second row are red for passion, and the top row are black for our fears. Please come by the gallery or visit the new work on line.www.madorangallery.com M.A. Doran Gallery 3509 S. Peoria Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74105 918.748.8700 www.madorangallery.com Read more

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Fine Art Connoisseur, Holly Wilson: Behind the Mask April 19, 2014

Here is a link to the article by Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today, (January 16, 2014), Fine Art Connoisseur, www.fineartconnoisseur.com Read more

SWAIA 2013 Holly Wilson Booth 906 CAT, @Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe NM September 12, 2013

Holly Wilson-SWAIA 2013 Best of Show preview- won 2nd Place Mixed Media Sculpture Here are few photographs of the Process of getting ready to go to SWAIA Indian Market, in Santa Fe, NM, as well as the event itself. This event is recognized as the largest Indian Art Market in the world. Over 1200 Native American artists are juried in to participate. It was an honor to be included in this show. This show ran… Read more

The count is in for “How many boxes and tubs does it take to move Holly Wilson’s Studio” August 2, 2013

Walls for upcoming “SWAIA 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market 2013″ Booth # 906 CAT Aug 17, Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m Aug 18, Sunday, 8:00 – 5pm Moving a home is tough but I do feel moving a studio and business is a whole other beast! I was not sure my hands could hurt this bad or that I could be so tired but with that said the end has come and all… Read more

How many boxes and tubes does it take to move Holly Wilson’s Studio July 15, 2013

For me moving has always meant that I must stop, take stock of my life and then give up asking “why do I have so much stuff” and just put it in a box and move it to the new place! To make this more fun I offer a guessing game! like that of how many jelly beans are in the jar, but “How many boxes and tubs does it take to move Holly Wilson’s… Read more

Holly Wilson at the 55th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market 2013 March 20, 2013

Holly Wilson in her booth March 2 – March 3, 2013 “55th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market 2013” Booth # D-56 Heard Museum Phoenix I must say this was one of the best weekend. I worked hard but feel it was all worth it. Read more

Stainless Steel Pins January 24, 2013

“Stainless Steel Pins” those are the words I forgot to say to myself  last time I did this base! They will hold the investment in place so it does not move! We are happy and NOW ready to pour! Read more

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1000 cranes… “Keeper of the Sorrows” January 13, 2013

“Keeper of the Sorrows”, Bronze, 31″ x 29″ x 17″, by Holly Wilson Working out where the sticks go and how many origami cranes I need. This is a piece I have been working on for about a year and then some. “Keeper of the Sorrows”. It was inspired from a story of a young 12 year old Japanese girl, Sadako Sasaki, that was diagnosed with leukemia several years after radiation exposure from the atomic… Read more

Wonderful Grant Opportunity For Native Artists January 11, 2013

Wonderful Grant Opportunity For Native Artists Grants support teaching, learning, and collaborating of traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms between two Native artists from two different regions. Grants up to $1,500 are available per exchange. With Rolling Deadlines  http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/national_native_artist_exchange_grant Read more

painting 1, 2, 3 January 10, 2013

Oil on Birch, 20″x 16″, 2013 Here is the first of hopefully more paint in my life and not the walls of my house! I have always wanted to paint so this is the year I jump in the deep end! I am still working on it but love how it making my brain think this way! Here is a few views of the painting in progress. Read more

everything has a beginning January 10, 2013

view of the studio wax table Everything has a beginning, and today I have decided is as good as any to start this blog. I will have post of process and work, soon video of more process and bronze pours. I hope some with find it informative and interesting but in all I will just enjoy the share. Read more