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TFA Presents: An Evening of Art At The Library

Bonnie Chapa Art Featured At The Hewitt Public Library

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Be our guest and please join us for an evening of Art at the Library, featuring painters: George Giddens, Diana McCutcheon, Harley Johnson, Susan L. Sistrunk, Roy de Robero Deborah Reed-Propst, and Julie Milstead. Photography works by Bonnie Chapa, Spencer Moore, Sheri Hemrick, Rick Duhrkopf, and Silvia Anderson. Wood burning by Marsha Wilson.

Complimentary wine, and appetizers provided by Patti’s Kitchen.

Texas Fine Artists Presents:  An Evening Of Art At The Library

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Exhibit Dates:  September 8th – October 29, 2016.  Opening Reception:  September 8th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Chapa Art Featured at the Round Rock Arts Council, “The BIG Show”

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There is no theme for “The BIG Show”, but as the name suggests, the Round Rock Arts Council will feature BIG pieces of artwork.  A larger 4 foot version of my “Here To Stay” was submitted and accepted!  Many thanks to the Round Rock Arts Council.  Looking forward to the BIG show!

3rd Annual “THE BIG SHOW”

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY ROUND ROCK CAMPUS

Exhibit Dates:  June 14 – August 26, 2016.  Opening Reception:  June 24th, 6-8PM

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

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The Warhorse Art Gallery & Studio

Bonnie Chapa Art Featured at The Warhorse Art Gallery & Studio in Dublin

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Special thanks to Mat Tindell for the privilege to show my art at his new gallery, The Warhorse Art Gallery & Studio in Dublin, Texas!  It’s an honor to be among so many talented artists from around the country!

The public is invited to a special showing at the Warhorse Art Gallery and Studio as they unveil their new larger gallery and a large selection of talented Western artists.

The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th.

In addition to resident artist Mat Tindell, the gallery will be showcasing the works of: Justin Manning, Bonnie Chapa, Jim Clements, Charles Wallis, Lloyd Voges, Robyn Cook, Kim Banya, Sharon Linn, Mike Bollerud, Doug Monson, Doreen Plott, Jamie Means, Clyde D. Lewis and Sharon McConnell.

The new gallery is located at 119 E. Blackjack, across from the Dublin Rotary Building. For more information, call (254) 366-2360.

Article in the Dublin Citizen:  http://www.dublincitizen.com/articles/2016/05/04/warhorse-hosting-special-show-may-6-7

CANVAS AND COCKTAILS March 2016

Bonnie Chapa Art Featured at Canvas and Cocktails, Downtown Temple

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CVB to Bring Canvas & Cocktails Event to Downtown Temple
(Temple, TX) – The Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to introduce the latest downtown development creation, Canvas & Cocktails. This bimonthly event will feature local artists displaying their beautiful works of art at participating local restaurants throughout downtown Temple. The events will take place the second Saturday of every other month, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The first Canvas & Cocktails event is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th. Admission to the event is free and open to the public, however food, drinks, and art are purchased on your own. It is also recommended to make reservations at these restaurants if planning to attend.

“Our goal with Canvas & Cocktails is to continue the momentum we’ve generated and give residents another reason to patronize downtown Temple’s merchants,” said Temple’s CVB Director, Nancy Glover. “If you enjoy great food, signature cocktails, and unique art created locally, you are invited!”

Participating Restaurants & Artists In March
• Big Cal’s (12 S. Main St.) – Hosting Artist, Tamera Munoz
• J Kowboy (13 E. Ave. B) – Hosting Artist, Charles Wallis
• Nathan Paul’s Rations (10 W. Ave. B) – Hosting Artist, Shawn Knuckles
• Pignetti’s (14 S. 2nd Street) – Hosting Artist, Bonnie Chapa

For information regarding the Canvas & Cocktails event, please contact Nancy Glover at 254-298-5379 or visit DiscoverTemple.com

 

CANVAS AND COCKTAILS March 2016

I'd Bet Dollars To Donuts © Bonnie Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: I’d Bet Dollars To Donuts

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I'd Bet Dollars To Donuts © Bonnie Chapa

I’d Bet Dollars To Donuts © Bonnie Chapa

“I’d Bet Dollars to Donuts” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Special thanks to the Krumnow Family, owners of the Shipley’s Donuts in Temple for the “sweet” inspiration!  Home of the best donuts in all of TEXAS!
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Temple, Texas.
Sizes 20×20 inches and larger are Limited Editions.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

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"Surface Tension" © Bonnie Chapa

Bonnie Chapa Art Accepted into the LSU Animals in Art International Exhibition

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My photograph, “Surface Tension” was chosen for the Twenty-Sixth International Exhibition on Animals in Art being held LSU.  Artists from Canada, Israel and 38 different states submitted a total of 381 works.  75 pieces were chosen.  “Surface Tension” I am happy to say, is one of the chosen few!!!!  The scary thrill of standing there about 6 feet away from this beast with nothing between he and I, sweat in my eyes and shaking terribly, paid off!  It’s a photo opportunity I will never forget.

Animals in Art International Exhibition

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Animals in Art International Exhibition
Veterinary Medicine Library, School of Veterinary Medicine
March 19–April 18, 2016
Opening reception and awards presentation: March 19, 2016

Animals in Art International Exhibition is a longstanding international art exhibit in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine celebrating animals and their wonder. The exhibition focuses on traditional media featuring images of all types of animals.

Jonathan Mayers is juror and judge of the 2016 exhibition. Mayers is a Louisiana artist and Baton Rouge native who received a BFA in Studio Art from LSU and an MFA from the University of New Orleans. He is a founding member of TEN Gallery + Collective in New Orleans and has exhibited works in Propect.3+, Surreal Salon, and Notes from the Artistic Underground. His work is included in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery Permanent Collection and the art collection of Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point, Nova Scotia.

Read more at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine website.

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Bonnie Chapa Art BVAL Judged Show 2016

Bonnie Chapa Art Receives Awards at the 2016 Judged Brazos Valley Art Show in College Station, Texas

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January 7th, I attended the Opening Reception for the 2016 Judged Brazos Valley Art League show and what an amazing turnout!  There were so many fabulous artists and their work there.  Congratulations to you all!
The show Chairman Charles Wallis and everyone there at the Art Center in College Station put in a lot of hard work and effort to make this show successful and it showed.
Three pieces of my art were accepted through the juried process and I am happy to say that “Waco Hippodrome” placed 1st place in the digital art professional category.  “Utopia Longhorn”  and “Red Guitar” placed 2nd and 3rd place in the Professional Digital Art category also.
I want to thank the Chairman, Board and Members of the Brazos Valley Art League and Judge Taylor Clendennen.  It was an honor to be in such great company and talent!
The 2016 Judged BVAL show will be on exhibit and art pieces for sale in their Texas Gallery until February 2, 2016.

Art Center, 2275 Dartmouth Street, College Station, TX 77840

"Waco Hippodrome" 1st place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category

“Waco Hippodrome” 1st place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category

 

"Utopia Longhorn" 2nd place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category

“Utopia Longhorn” 2nd place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category

"Red Guitar" 3rd place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category

“Red Guitar” 3rd place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category

 

Urban Havana © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s Photography Accepted for the Little Boxes Exhibit at the Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, Texas

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s Photography Accepted for the Little Boxes Exhibit at the Georgetown Art Center

I went outside of my comfort zone on this one.  Typically, my art is created from photographs I have taken that, as I call it, “put the funk to it”.  I saw this call for art at the Georgetown Art Center which I have had the opportunity to exhibit at before for the Road Trippin Exhibit, and I loved the theme of Little Boxes and the idea behind it to create art inspired by the song “Little Boxes” by Malvina Reynolds.

“Little Boxes” is a protest song composed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962; it became a hit for her friend Pete Seeger in 1963. The song is a political satire about the development of suburbia and conformist middle-class attitudes.  You may know it from the TV series “Weeds” where the song was covered by numerous different artists on the show, including Regina Spektor, Death Cab For Cutie, and Linkin Park.

I was so excited to hear two of my photographs, without the funk :), were accepted for the exhibit that will include artwork by other various Texas artists featured including NJ Weaver, Catherine Small, and Sang-Mi Yoo.

One of my photographs accepted are “Once Upon A Time” which for me, represents what used to be a happy home, an imagined charmed, farmy cottage life and it is an abandoned shell with exception to the leaves off the trees and the family dining table left as it was.  Like the family just stood up from the table and left with no forwarding address.  My style has lots of color.  This being black and white is pretty rare for me, but an empty house has no “color”.  I came upon this house in Salado, Texas unexpectedly and the moment I saw this, I felt like I could not touch a thing there because it was sacred.  So, I captured this image and was left with the feeling that assumed ideals are not always as they appear.

Once Upon A Time © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Once Upon A Time © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

“Urban Havana” is the second of my two photographs accepted.  Just as the name suggests, urban with all the glass and metal of a chic shiny skyscraper, but the colors reflected made me think of Little Havana; a tight knit, colorful cultural overload community in Miami.  But….. this picture was taken in Vegas….so, again, all the little boxes and the name may hint at one thing, but the imagined is another.  As the lyrics to the song imply, we can all try to conform to those middle class ideals and all look, act and be the same, but under the surface, we are all just real people, with real lives, with real stories that make us unique in our own ways and I think my photographs reflect that.  It’s ok to go outside of that ticky-tacky box and be different.

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This is an open exhibit and the opening reception will be January 30th, from 7-9PM.  The exhibit will be up until February 28th.  Hope to see you there!

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January 29
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February 28
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Georgetown Art Center
816 South Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 United States

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CAC 2nd Annual Art Competition

Bonnie Chapa’s Art Accepted for Annual Competition at the Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas

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Bonnie Chapa’s Art Accepted for Annual Competition at the Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas

Cultural Activities Center 2nd Annual Art Competition

Cultural Activities Center 2nd Annual Art Competition

I am excited to be showing the four pieces below at the Howard Gallery in Cultural Activities Center in Temple at the 2nd Annual Art Competition. The show opens on January 16th with a public reception and awards ceremony from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The exhibit will run from January 16 – March 18, 2016.

“Snoozin’ Susan”, Limited Edition #3 of 100, “Concrete Butterfly”, Limited Edition #1 of 50, “Hey Have You Herd?” and “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special”

Hay Have You Herd? © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Hay Have You Herd? © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Snoozin' Susan © Bonnie Chapa

Snoozin’ Susan © Bonnie Chapa

 

Concrete Butterfly @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa


Concrete Butterfly @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

 

Venue

Cultural Activities Center
3011 North Third Street, Temple, TX 76501 United States

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BVALJudgedshow2016

Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s Artwork Accepted for the 2016 Brazos Valley Art League Judged Show, College Station, Texas

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s limited edition artwork “Waco Hippodrome” , “Red Guitar” and “Utopia Longhorn” were accepted into the 2016 Brazos Valley Art League Judged Show in College Station, Texas at the Arts Council of The Brazos Valley‘s Art Center at the Texas Gallery and will be on exhibit January 4 – February 1, 2016.  Opening Reception will be January 7th, 6-7:30 PM.  Open to public and art work from all over Texas will be available for sale, you don’t want to miss it!

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Arts Council of The Brazos Valley
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