About Us

Robin and Sharon have entered their final stage of art making and we are no longer collaborating. Sharon is spending her time writing her memoir and hand-building figurative claywork and returning to her first-loved media, painting. Robin has resumed his solo work, metal  sculpture for the wall.  He is concentrating on patina work on new forms and adding fold forming, hammering and other delights to his metalwork.

Wolf Creek Studio represents a love affair between the two of us, our art making and our land. Since moving to our 20 acres of woodlands in 1991, we’ve been on a creative journey that has involved all aspects of our life.  We came together sharing a philosophy of how to live a valid life, seeking truth and beauty and enlightenment.  We know that balance in all things nurtures our soul, enriches society and protects the environment.  Though we don’t always succeed in maintaining balance, these are the things we value.

Sharon Matusiak   BFA in Painting  Millikin University  1988

Dorothy Sellers Art Award  1987

Art Department Award:  Outstanding Senior

Recipient of 1991 SIA Grant

JURIED EXHIBITIONS  (combined list for Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media Sculpture)

Old Town Art Fair,  Chicago,  IL  2003-8, 2015-18

St. Louis Art Fair   Clayton, MO  2004, 2018

Krasl Art Fair  St. Joseph, Mi 2017

Philadelphia Museum’s Fine Craft Show  Phil., PA 2016

Des Moines Arts  Des Moines, IA  2016

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,  Winter Park, FL  2003, 05-06

Ann Arbor Original  Ann Arbor, MI  2015-16

Armonk Art Fair  Armonk, NY 2015 -16

Palm Beach Contemporary  West Palm Beach, FL 2017

Northern VA National Art Fair  Reston, VA  2016-2017

Palm Beach Fine Craft  West Palm Beach, Fl  2014-15

Alexandria Festival of the Arts  Alexandria, Va  2013

Arlington Festival of the Arts  Arlington, VA  2013

Coconut Grove   FL  1999 & 2001-2008, 2010-11,  2014-2016

Port Clinton Art Fair   Highland Park,  IL  1996-2003, 2012, 2018  Merit Award Sculpture 1999  1st Place Award  3-D 1997  

Buffalo Grove Invitational  Buffalo Grove,  IL  2013  Outstanding Achievement Award  andPurchase Award for City of Buffalo Grove Permanent Collection

St. Louis Art Fair   Clayton, MO  2004, 2018

Riverfest Art Fair  Memphis,  TN  2012-17  Best of Sculpture 2016

Art Expo  NY., NY  2011

Art & Air  Webster Groves, MO  2013-15

Bonita Springs National Art Festival   Bonita Springs  2001-2003, 2011, 2013

Charlotte Contemporary  Charlotte, NC 2014-15

Cherry Creek Arts Festival  Denver, CO  2001

Columbus Arts Festival  OH  2001 & 2002

State Street Area Art Fair  Ann Arbor, MI  2000-2005, 2012

Summerfair  Cincinnati, OH  1996, 1999-2001,2003   1999 & 2000 2nd Place Sculpture

Toledo Arts  Toledo, OH  2003

Boston Mills Art Fair    Peninsula,  OH 1998 – 2000, 2002,2003

Longs Park Fine Art & Craft Festival  Lancaster, PA  2002

Austin Festival of the Arts  Austin TX  2002, 2015

Sausalito Arts Festival,  Sausalito,  CA  2001

Cottonwood Art Festival  Richardson, TX  2001

Naples National Art Fair  Naples, Fl  2000 & 2001, 2016

Scottsdale Arts Festival   AZ  2001

Laumeier Contemporary Art Fair  St. Louis,  MO  2001 & 2002

Art on the Square  Belleville,  IL  2003

Peoria Fine Art Fair  Peoria,  IL   2002 & 2006, 2012  2nd Place 3-D 2002

Magic City Art Fair  Birmingham,  AL 2001 Award of Merit & Collectors Purchase Award

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival   TX  2001

ArtiGras  Palm Beach Gardens,  Fl  2000, 2013

Bethesda Arts  Bethesda, MD  2013

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts   Tampa,  FL  1999 & 2000

Paradise City Art Fair  Northampton,  MA  1999

Plaza Art Fair  Kansas  City,  MO  1999, 2004

Art in the Park  Memphis,  TN  1999 – 2002

Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival  Carefree,  AZ  2002 -2003

Cain Park Art Fair   Cleveland Heights,  OH

Brookside Art Annual   Kansas City,  MO  1999

Central West End Art Fair   St Louis, MO   Award Winner 1998

An American Artisan   Nashville,  TN  1997 & 1998

Uptown Art Fair  Minneapolis,  Mn  1995-2000, 2005-7,  2018

Oakbrook Invitational Exhibition   IL  1995-98, 2000

ACC St. Paul,  MN  1997-8-9, 2011, 2013- 2015

American Craft Council Baltimore 2015, Atlanta 1997, 2017-18

American Craft Council Tampa, Charlotte  1997

New Eastside Art Works   Chicago,  IL  1997                             

Art on the Square   Madison,  WI  1997

Shaw Art Fair   St. Louis,  MO  1996,1997,2002

St James Court Art Fair   Louisville,  KY  1996 & 2000

TACA  Nashville,  TN  1996

Philadelphia Furniture Show   PA  1996

Affaire in the Gardens  Beverly Hills,  CA  Spring & Fall  1995     2nd Place Award

Lakefront Festival of the Arts   Milaukee Art Museum,  WI  1999

Central South Art Exhibition  Nashville, TN  1994

Fifteenth Biennial Michiana Show  South Bend, IN  1988   Painting Award

22nd Annual Drawing & Sculpture Show  Del Mar College, TX  1988 Del Mar College Permanent Collection Purchase Award and the Kenneth and Dorothy Holmes Purchase Award  

INVITATIONAL

                                Center of Contemporary Art      St. Louis,  MO  1998  Group Exhibition

                             del Mano Gallery   Pasadena,  CA  1997 Group Exhibition

                             Freud Gallery Birmingham,  AL  1997

                             Showcase Artist  Illinois Artisans Shop  Chicago, Il  March 1995

                             Solo Show  John A Logan College  Carterville, Il  1991

PUBLICATIONS

                                 Nashville Banner   June 10, 1997

                              The Living Museum  IL State Museum  Vol 57  #3  Fall 1995

                              Chicago Tribune  Sunday  April  2, 1995

                              The Milaukee Journal Sunday August 27, 1989

                              New Art Examiner    October 1988

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

THE BOEING COMPANY    St. Louis, MO    Leadership Center–4 sculptures

GENERAL ELECTRIC–SCHLEIFRING     Elgin, IL

STRYKER  Kalamazoo,  MI     Corporate Headquarters

BERKOWITZ LEFKOVITS ISOM & KUSHNER   Birmingham,  AL     Law Firm

CAP GEMINI ERNST & YOUNG   Clayton,  MO   2 sculptures

GENERAL TIRE CORPORATION        Mt Vernon, IL      Technology Center

SIGNET Memphis,  TN             Corporate Headquarters

HEWITT    Chicago,  IL          Corporate Headquarters

METRIS COMPANIES    Minn,  MN       Corporate Headquarters

DEL MAR COLLEGE  Corpus Christi, TX   Permanent Collection

EISCHEN FINANCIAL GROUP    Columbus, OH    

BRONZE CONSTRUCTION   Memphis,  TN     

KENT KEHR & ASSOCIATES    St. Louis,  MO   Law Firm

BLUEFISH   Lakeland, FL

NEIL LOCKE & ASSOCIATES   Itasca, IL   Hotel Procurement

                                

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