Calendar, news, and info about artist Laura Sturtz
Upcoming and Recent Exhibits (2021) You are invited by Laura Sturtz of Twin Creek Studio to see her artwork and/or jewelry at the following…….
I will be showing a limited selection of my jewelry designs and my ‘Austin-music themed T-shirts at a couple of brief pop-ups in far South Austin in December (weather permitting).
SUN. DEC. 5, MOONTOWER SALOON, 10212 Menchaca Rd., 12-5pm
SAT. DEC.11, LUSTRE PEARL SOUTH, 10400 Menchaca Rd., 12-5 pm
I showed my artwork in the Austin Studio Tour at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd. Suite 122. I showed a broad range of my art but currently have no other plans to show my sculptural works this season.
But live theatre is back in Austin!! Please support it by seeing the upcoming musical at Ground Floor Theatre Dec. 3-19.
I have some earrings in the Old Bakery Emporium again.
If you usually buy jewelry from me at the ‘Dillo’, we can arrange for you to see images and I can mail you items.
I also have pieces of art in various locations. You can always contact me directly and I’ll be happy to send you images or discuss any of my artworks.
My wood sculpture ‘Bright Side Angle’ was juried into the Texas Sculpture Group exhibition at the Art Museum in San Angelo. This was an excellent exhibit and I was honored to be a participant.
My wood wall sculpture ‘Wave‘ was juried into the exhibition intitled ‘Water‘ at the Downtowner Gallery in Round Rock and received 3rd place. This exhibit is currently down but I have a new wall sculpture on display there now. The current exhibit, Upcycled, is based on reclaimed/recycled materials. Hours are Tues.-Fri. noon-5. 231 E. Main St. Suite 160.
I had one-woman exhibition titled Linear Variations at Link and Pin Gallery April 22- May 29, 2021. I showed several works from my Shadow Sculpture series, a grouping of wood relief sculptures from reclaimed wood, 3-dimensional sculptures in both metal and wood, and metal wall reliefs.. Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. 6th St. #102, Austin.
I had 2 pieces in an exhibit titled ‘Let’s Talk: Advocacy in Art + Artists as Activists‘ at the Downtowner Gallery in Round Rock. They are both in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the events of 2020. The exhibit was up through April 23, 2021.
Places you can find my artwork (without me) when things open again.
The Hive Gallery of the Bee Cave Arts Foundation. I have shown artwork there including wall sculptures and sculptures on pedestals. This gallery is in the Hill Country Galleria. There was recently a membership exhibit and my ‘Quilt for Bees’ was shown.
Outdoor Public Sculpture Locations:
June 11, ’21 I installed my ‘Would You Like Some?’ and ‘Hands’ sculptures in Old Town Keller. They will be there for 2 years.
I have some of my larger outdoor sculptures at several public art locations where they will be shown for a year. I will be installing sculptures in several locations in the next few months. (Sept.-Nov.)
My Curly Fish sculpture is installed in downtown Round Rock. It is near the Downtowner Gallery.
I installed 2 sculptures in Marble Falls in fall 2020. They will be there for 2 years.
My Bird in Flight sculpture was recently installed in a park in Lampassas and will be there until fall 2022.
My Angle Burst sculpture is installed in Jewett, TX as part of the Leon County Art Trails.
In Bastrop, are 2 transformer boxes that I painted summer of 2017. They are located by the movie theatre. You can see them by entering the parking lot and drive toward the back of the movie theatre on the east side toward Farm St.
2018-2021 past exhibitions:
– For the WEST Studio Tour in May 2019, I showed at ACC Highland Campus.
– I showed at SCULPTFEST April 26-28, 2019 in Round Rock at Centennial Plaza.
– The New Texas Talent exhibition in Dallas accepted one of my wood wall sculptures in their annual summer exhibition. I was very excited to have been juried into this exhibit.
– I had several artworks in the exhibition, “I Found You” at Link and Pin Gallery in July. It was a group exhibition of artworks utilizing found and recycled materials.
– I had 3 pieces in the Texas Society of Sculptors exhibit at the Georgetown Library. The exhibit was up for much of the summer and September.
– In the spring of ‘18, I showed a selection of my sculptural and relief artworks in the 26th annual SculptFest in Round Rock, TX. The event was held in Centennial Plaza and will hopefully be there again in 2022.
– I exhibited again at the WEST Studio Tour in May @ Blue Genie. I was #59 on theTour. I showed a large variety of my artwork including several chess sets.
– I had a solo exhibition of my metal wall art at the UT Performing Arts Center on the 4th floor from Jan. through mid-March 2018.
An interesting thing that I found out a few years ago is that I have several ancestors who were metal workers. I have always considered myself primarily a sculptor, although I created mostly 2-D art for a while. I worked in clay for a number of years and then started migrating to metal. I enjoy what it can do. Now that I found out there were 2 tinsmiths, a blacksmith, and also a tailor in my ancestry (I’ve been doing a metal quilt series), it seems that I’m following a path that was set in motion a while back. (?) I wonder what kind of things they made.
2021 3rd place, Water Exhibition, Downtowner Gallery, Round Rock, TX
2021 2nd Place, Cityscapes, 3-D category, Fusion Arts Online
2021 Honorable Mention, Abstracts, Grey Cube Gallery Online
2021 Honorable Mention, Landscapes, Art Room Gallery Online
2020 1st place, Critters Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center, GT, TX
2020 Honorable Mention, Textures and Patterns, online exhibit, Art Room Gallery.
2020 5th Place 3-Dimensional Art, 2nd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects online exhibit, Fusion Arts.
2020 Honorable Mention, Textures and Patterns, Art Room Gallery Online