Texas Tough: Sherry Owens – Origins
Texas Tough features four renowned artists: Jill Bedgood, Amita Bhatt, Sharon Kopriva, and Sherry Owens.Texas Tough is Blue Starʼs first all-women exhibition since Arte Latina: ROAR, in April 2008. This exhibition, which runs from June 6, 2013 to August 24, 2013, includes artists from Austin, Dallas and Houston representing multiple visual arts disciplines.This exhibition was made possible by an NEA grant and the support of DCCD.
Biography: Sherry Owens, a native Texan, lives and works in Dallas. She received a BFA from Southern Methodist University in 1972 and the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999. She is a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists’ Support League. Owens has been in numerous exhibitions throughout Texas and the southwest including solo exhibitions at Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas; Women & Their Work, Austin; Martin Museum, Baylor University; Irving Arts Center; and Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos. Owens is known for her meticulous crepe myrtle sculptures, as well as large outdoor works in steel and bronze. Informed by observations in nature, she constructs nest-like objects using twigs and branches to create both dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space.