Gatherers and Wanderers : Artists Lyn Belisle & Shannon Weber
December 2nd - January 6th, 2024


Gatherers and Wanderers will open at Mockingbird Handprints on December 2nd from 3:00 – 5:00 with an Artists Talk at 4:00

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints Olmos Park December 2nd – January 6th 2024

4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back
​GALLERY HOURS Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m

View an eclectic selection of assemblages, small sculptures,
magical objects,encaustic collages, charms and spirits,
fiber and clay, wire and wax, curious figuresand more from Lyn and Shannon.


Lyn Belisle is a multidisciplinary artist embracing encaustic painting, earthenware, digital imagery, sculpture, textiles and found objects to discover and connect synchronistic shards of meaning through collage and assemblage. She has always been strongly influenced by the idea of “shards” as a metaphor for human communication across time. A shard can be a found fragment of clay, a rusty nail, a scrap of handwriting – any little clue that becomes a “secret handshake” between the maker and the discoverer. Lyn received her MA from Trinity University where she majored in studio art as an undergraduate.  She teaches mixed-media workshops at Lyn Belisle Studio in San Antonio, and also teaches nationally, most recently in Santa Fe, Provincetown, Washington State, and Taos. Her signature media are earthenware, beeswax, paper and fiber. She has work at The Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe and in the San Antonio Art League & Museum.

Shannon Weber is a self-taught, award winning, interdisciplinary artist whose authentic object and sculpture designs are recognized for her unique methods of using the raw materials she has hand collected in various locations around Oregon. While there seem to be themes running through her designs, such as boats, or the “artifact” ambiance of certain objects, she allows the collected material to direct how the work is going to evolve. Every element collected has a history or a mythology of location, age, or place that is allowed to shapeshift as the materials and techniques are mixed to form the structure of the designs. Her work has attracted the attention of various curators of Fiber and Fine Craft which have included her work in their lectures for her skill and methods in design, both nationally and internationally. She has been asked to speak on her methods and use of materials, and she has been featured in numerous publications worldwide.

Soulful Sisters: Artist Melissa Grace Young
October 21st - Nov 25th


October 21st – Nov 25th

Artist Reception
Saturday, Oct 21st 4-6 pm
Artist Talk – 5:00pm

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

Olmos Mockingbird Handprints Gallery will host Melissa Grace Young for an opening reception to her exhibit of Soulful Sisters on Saturday, October 21 from 4 – 6 pm, including a lively artist talk about her work at 5:00 PM. She’ll discuss her figurative renderings of strong madonnas and how her creations follow her personal inner journey and evolution. Dialogue and questions are highly encouraged!

This exhibit includes her latest series of five ‘Sisters on a Mission’, taking inspiration from our San Antonio Missions and rich local heritage, and manifested though her focused madonna perspective.

Melissa Grace Young

Growing up in San Antonio, artistic expression began for me with scissors and crayons and paste and paints. Now I create because I must, for peace of mind, for my sanity really. And as I must, I’ve found ways to make art a big part of my life.

For the past twenty years, I’m drawn to figure and portrait sketching and painting, particularly the female form. And especially the divine female form: the madonna, with halos and hands and flaming hearts and crowns. I find myself creating madonnas of vivid colors and unbalanced facial features and body parts; so few things in life are perfect, and yet they can be so perfectly beautiful.

These days I fill journals with images of everyday wonders, and transcendent figures with extraordinary vision and strength, and I teach art journaling to help others on their creative journeys. My journal works inform my madonnas paintings and mixed media portraits of uncanny funkiness.

Melissa will also have some of her linocuts available in the show.

Patchwork Garden Featuring Artist Callie Luhrman
SEPT. 16 - OCT 14


SEPT. 16 – OCT 14, 2023

Artist Reception
September 16th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Artist Talk – 5:00pm

Closing Reception and Demo
October 14th, 4-6pm

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

Callie Luhrman is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, Callie graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialty in ceramics. She is a member of the Millard Street Artists group founded by Diana Kersey, an artisan pottery community.

Callie recently exhibited her artwork at Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Texas alongside artist W. Tucker. In addition, Callie’s work has been featured in Texas Monthly, San Antonio Magazine, CanvasRebel and VoyageSanAntonio. Local works available for purchase through Mockingbird Handprints in San Antonio and Curator Coffee; and in Houston at Koelsch Gallery.

Follow more current projects by visiting her Instagram or TikTok (@callieluhrman).

April 19th POP UP: Fiesta Happy Hour with Susan Butler


“Fiesta Circles I” - $140


Susan Butler
Fiesta Happy Hour
April 19th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

“Tuxedo Pearls & Onyx” - $220
“Fiesta Circles II” - $140
“Blue Sodalite & Crystals” - $140
“Greens & Blues” - $140
“Golds & Creams” - $180
“Blue Lapis” - $140
“Onyx & Cloisonné” - $140
“Hot Tamale” - $140

Texas Kaleidoscope, Larry Portillo


New works of Larry Portillo

Artist reception April 15th, 2023 – 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Artist talk starts at 3:00 pm
Please join us.

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

“Texas Kaleidoscope” Larry Portillo

“I have always had a passion for color. I love to use acrylic and oils on canvas and wood panels to create an impressionism effect. My art is characterized as having a distinctive meaning for each brush stroke color. The use of a palette of vivid colors brings the canvas to a unique life. Each painting may have a different interpretation to the viewer. I try to transmit the beauty and excitement of each landscape. Texas exists in all its glamor, style, and charm displayed to the eyes of the admiring. I want the eye of the viewer to enjoy the experience with the opportunity to facilitate an intersction between them and the art.”

New works of Deb and Dan Soder, formally of AdelAnte Restaurant


New works of Deb and Dan Soder,
formally of AdelAnte Restaurant

Artist reception Feb. 11th 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Artist talk starts at 4:00 pm
Please join us, AdelAnte queso will be served!

Dan and Deb closed their beloved restaurant, AdelAnte, on April 1, 2022 after 40 years of serving a healthy alternative TEXHEALTH. What to do in the next chapter?  Well, art is a big part, along with family, traveling, and doing whatever makes them happy.

Deb has always been in love with pottery. An avid collector. Drawn to the process of hand building-like when rolling out dough…

Dan’s work is mixed media, combining ink, paint and colored pencil. Being insprired by Mexican folk art-unfiltered and raw from the heart.