Artwork

By Hetty & Norman Metzger

Gallery

Portfolio

Recognition

Awards

Award Show Year
2nd Place in Category Old Town Art Fair - Chicago 2016
Best of Category - Fiber Art on the Square - Belleville 2016
2nd Place in Category Old Town Art Fair - Chicago 2015
Best in Category La Quinta Arts Festival 2015
2nd Place in Medium Category Old Town Art Fair - Chicago 2014
Award of Merit - Fiber La Quinta Arts Festival 2014
Best of Show Fiber The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2013
Merit Award Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival 2013
1st Place Fiber Saint Louis Art Fair 2012
Award of Distinction Great Gulfcaost Arts Festival 2012
Award of Honor - Fiber Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2011
2nd Place in Show 40th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2011
2nd Place Fiber Saint Louis Art Fair 2011
Finalist in Fiber Uptown Art Fair 2009
Invitational Award Art Fair on the Square 2009
Best in Fiber Art City Austin 2009
Award of Merit Artisphere 2009
First Place Mixed Media Armonk Outdoor Art Show 2008
Best in Fiber Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2008
2nd Place - Fiber Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2008
Award of Merit Main St. Ft. Worth Arts Festival 2008
Best in Fiber Art City Austin 2008
Award of Merit Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2008
Award of Merit The Central PA Festival of the Arts 2008
Award of Excellence Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show 2007
Best in Category Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2007
Honorable Mention Armonk Outdoor Art Show 2007
Award of Merit Central PA Festival of the Arts 2007
Corporate Purchase Dow-Corning 2007
Purchase Award Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2007
Second in Show Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2006
Award of Excellence Central PA Festival of the Arts 2006
Best of Show Artisphere 2006
Third Place - Fiber Space Coast Art Festival 2005
Honorable Mention - 3D State Street Art Fair 2005
Best of 2D Gold Coast Art Fair 2004
Award of Excellence Frederick Festival of the Arts 2004
Award of Merit Central PA Festival of the Arts 2002


About Us

Meet The Artists

Hetty and Norman Metzger, wife and husband, live in the Hill Country area of Texas after having spent most of their lives in rural central Pennsylvania.

  • Hetty Metzger
    Artist

    Hetty’s endeavors in the artistic world have been ongoing since the birth of a second son brought about the choice of remaining at home to raise a family. Not a person of idle hands, she did so while actively engaging in artistic pursuits. Hetty’s work with acrylics and inks was very straightforward; traditional in nature and conceptually centered on the positive values common to the area in which she lived. When her satisfaction and creativity began to wane, a change in medium to paper resonated strongly with her interests and restored her need for artistic integrity.

    Hetty is not an academically trained artist. Her inspiration for art began as a child with a treasured box of Crayola crayons. Her training has been life long, fostered by a strong work ethic and focused on achievement. She has an innate ability to create in her work an aesthetic to which others are attracted.

  • Norman Metzger
    Artist

    Like Hetty, Norman has no academic training in the arts but unlike Hetty, his creativity is a recent discovery; an accidental artist as such. Unknowingly, perhaps, his artistic underpinnings began in the years in which he contributed to the finished product of his wife’s work by assisting with matting and framing; progressing ever so slightly with the creation of uniquely different mats for which there was no art to fill and beginning to bloom with the contribution of concepts for Hetty to ponder in her work.

    Through the co-adoption of Hetty’s medium and with ample discretionary time after retirement from a lengthy career in human services, Norman embarked on a major art project, which ended with a new career in full bloom.

Our current work is a collaboration of whom we are and whom we’ve been, with an ever-present eye to where we are going. We are pleased that the journey is enabling us to create art that is appreciated by the public and recognized by our peers.

 

The abstract geometric work we create combines four primary techniques; the construction of three-dimensional paper boxes, the weaving of hand-cut paper fringe, the edge layering of crinkled paper, and the layering of trapezoid shaped paper pieces. Our use of repetition of the combined elements provides the visual aesthetic we seek.

Norm Metzger

Shows

Schedule

Additional information about the following shows may be obtained by asscessing the show website. We will update the schedule as additional show dates are confirmed.

Dates Show Location
April 29-May 1 Art City Austin Austin, TX
May 7,8 Cottonwood Art Festival Richardson, TX
May 13-15 Art on the Square Belleville, IL
June 11,12 Old Town Art Fair Chicago, IL
June 24-26 Des Moines Art Festival Des Moines, IA
July 2-4 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Denver, CO
September 3-5 Art in the Pearl Portland, OR
September 9-11 Saint Louis Art Fair St. Louis, MO
September 24,25 Armonk Outdoor Art Show Armonk, NY



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