2 December 2023 – 16 February 2024

About the Exhibition

Tesoros – Treasures, precious things. This exhibition brings together a group of wonderful objects including small paintings, functional and sculptural ceramics, traditional jewelry and wearable sculpture. This array of color, texture and form blurs the boundary between art and fine craft, representation and abstraction, and  materials  ranging from painting and precious metals to clay and found objects.


Laura Everett (jewelry, San Antonio) | Sherry Fotopoulos (jewelry, San Antonio) | Joy Elizabeth Gibson (painting, Pipe Creek) | David Guerrero (painting, San Antonio) | Maria Guerrero (jewelry, San Antonio) | Mark Hansen (ceramics/sculpture, San Antonio) | Gaye Lynn Hodgson (ceramics, Wimberley) | Michael Hodgson (ceramics, Wimberley) | Thelma Ortiz Muraida (painting, San Antonio) | Doug Oian/Sunrise Pottery (ceramics, Boerne)

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Laura Everett is a jewelry maker in San Antonio known for her delicate chain-work and hammered metal. Her recent work, however, includes innovative uses for now-defunct but colorful, malleable telephone wire and other found objects. Sherry Fotopoulos has been an important force in the San Antonio jewelry and metal-work scene for decades, including precious metals and precious metal clay. This exhibition presents a sculptural project of 100 related but unique “ear sculptures” – large, elaborate earrings, which can be worn individually or in pairs, displayed as a sculptural installation. Maria Guerrero’s jewelry is smaller-scaled and more traditional at first glance, but the elaborate combinations of materials, hand-made chains, and figurative combinations reward those who look closely.


Doug Oian creates functional ceramics with a range of textures, colors, and surface decoration that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the hand. Michael and Gaye Lynn Hodgson’s masterful stoneware creations bridge the art/fine craft divide with simple, functional forms and painterly, calligraphic surface designs that invite contemplation. Similarly, Mark Hansen slips effortlessly between purely sculptural ceramic forms and functional wares, unified by his characteristic textures and palette.


Joy Elizabeth Gibson’s small-scale abstractions are exercises in how to combine simple forms and a small number of flat colors to achieve a satisfyingly complex yet easily “readable” image. David Guerrero’s intense, saturated colors and whimsical, quirky abstractions defy the seeming simplicity of depicting trees, which become complex character studies in a dense netherworld of imagery. Thelma Ortiz Muraida explores the complex relationship between mythology, imagery, and personal and cultural identity in her richly layered paintings.