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2015 A Cup of Art

Bonnie Feaster Chapa Invited as Featured Artist at A Cup Of Art Belton Texas

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s artwork will be featured in a solo show at “A Cup Of Art” at Arusha Coffee in Downtown Belton and will be on exhibit November 21st from 9-4 PM.  Market Days will be going on and I will have lots of different art gifts available for your Christmas list giving!  Big thank you to Leila Valchar at My Giving Tree Gift Shop and Gallery for supporting local art and giving me this opportunity.  See you there!

Venue

Arusha Coffee
126 N. East Street  Belton  Texas  76513  USA 

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2015 Art Night Springhill Suites Waco Texas

Bonnie Feaster Chapa Invited as Featured Artist at Springhill Suites Art Night in Waco

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“SpringHill Suites Waco / Woodway Hosts Art Night Event for Guests and Community Hotel; Showcases Local Art with “Evening of Inspiration.”

Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s artwork “Here To Stay”, “City Cafe” , Limited Editions of “Red Guitar” and “Waco Hippodrome” will be featured in the Art Night Exhibit at Springhill Suites Waco / Woodway and will be on exhibit November 19 – January 1, 2016.  Opening Reception will be November 19th, 5:30-8 PM.  It is an event you do not want to miss!  Support a great cause, art in local schools.  A portion of the proceeds will go to local art departments in Waco and surrounding area public schools.  Let’s give these kids the art programs they deserve! Thanks to the sponsors Allen Samuels Waco Chevrolet, Italian Granite and The CAST!

Venue

Springhill Suites Waco / Woodway
200 Colonnade Parkway  Woodway  Texas  76712  USA 

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Georgetown Art Works
The Cast Waco
2015 Art Night Springhill Suites Waco Texas

2015 Art Night Springhill Suites Waco Texas

New Bonnie Chapa Art: Concrete Butterfly

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Concrete Butterfly @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Concrete Butterfly @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in San Antonio, Texas.

“Concrete Butterfly”
Full of colorful bits from yesterday, trashy rough edges cracked to define her purpose, exposed wings and deep pockets of truth. She faces the light and knows her direction. She’s taking it all with her, because even concrete butterflies can fly.

Hand signed Limited Edition by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

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Light Space And Time Gallery: SeaScapes Exhibit

Bonnie Chapa Art Receives Awards in Light Space and Time Gallery’s SeaScapes Exhibition

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“Brave” received an award in the Special Merit Category and “Bird On The Beach” received a Special Recognition award in the Painting and Other Category in Light Space and Time Gallery’s SeaScapes Exhibition!  Many thanks to the gallery and judge Mallory Whitfield.

The gallery received 419 entries from 18 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Niue, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saint Maarten, Scotland,  Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Wales.  In addition, the gallery received entries from 27 different states.  View all entries in the SeaScapes Competition.

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bird on The Beach © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bird on The Beach © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: Brave

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“Brave” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Panama City Beach, Florida Summer of 2015.

There he was, flaming red hair, standing looking out over the huge ocean – brave.
All the things in the world bigger than him and he’s ready to conquer it all.  I saw him and instantly knew the name of this piece and thought of this quote by Mark Twain,  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Find your unique brilliance, dream big and be BRAVE.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

 

 

International Scout © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: International Scout

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“International Scout” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Troy, Texas. (In her sister’s bathroom of a tailgate!  Yes, believe it or not)  🙂

In my sister’s bathroom at her house, she has a tailgate of a Scout truck hanging on the wall.  I would always see the little swirly squiggly scratch over to the right side on the tailgate and would think of dirt devils rolling across West Texas.  Then one day it hit me to take a picture of it and see what I could come up with.  Many many months went by….then, finally…..

The rusted out area at the bottom of the tailgate reminded me of a cactus filled fence line in West Texas.  Behind that fence in the background there is a ghost town and mountains…..those mountains are the only thing left with the cactus and that dirt devil rolling across the big empty space after the boom and bust of the West Texas oil fields.

Some see it and some don’t, but I promise you, it is there!

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

International Scout © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

International Scout © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

ArtSpace Round Rock Arts

Bonnie Chapa Art Accepted for the Round Rock 100 Exhibit

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s artwork “Faces In Ordinary Things” was accepted into the Round Rock 100 at the ArtSpace Gallery in Round and will be on exhibit September 28 – November 1, 2015.  Opening Reception will be October 1, 5:30-7 PM.  Light refreshments will be served and is free and open to the public.

Round Rock 100 Days Project 2015 by Bonnie Chapa

Title:  “Faces In Ordinary Things”

Narrative:

Since I was a kid, I have always “seen” faces in ordinary things and have a been a bit shy in sharing this with others.   I saw the call for art for the Round Rock 100 day project and this idea to take pictures of “Faces In Ordinary Things” was honestly, the first option that came to mind.  I just knew once I started it, I wouldn’t see a single face because that’s what happens when you are actually making an effort and looking for it.  I had to make a decision on the project.  I was at the doctor’s office and saw #IfYouGotEmSmokeEm.  I stopped dead in my tracks and I knew, I wasn’t going to be short of faces over the next 100 days!

The images I captured, I would share with family and friends over social media as the 100 day project went along, still very shy about sharing them publically.  The next thing I knew, people were sending me their pictures of things they were now seeing faces in.  They had their own collections started!  That was amazing to me.

My thought process changed and I began to see the conclusion of my project was a much bigger picture.  Not only with things, but with people too, we should look past the outside… all the layers… and see what we have in common rather than our differences. When we do this we see our HUMANITY. That piece of ham has a face just like that coffee pot. They are different, but share something similar.

We hold so much power in our influences of each other.  If people who could not see faces before now can’t see past them, what did we do to influence this change?  We changed our perspective and opened our minds to creativity and acceptance of ordinary things and ordinary people with great gifts to give.  When we can recognize ourselves in others (in this case, ordinary things), we learn to accept each other. We may be each very different, but together we are all so very similar and have our commonalities. We just have to “face” it and then find it.

Left to right:

#BigMouthJoe  #Twinsies  #AngryBird  #IveGotASinkingFeeling  #Psycho  #RollWithIt  #ForkedUp  #WearinMyGoinToChurchSundayHat  #SpideySenses  #PotHead  #ISeaDooYouSeaMe  #LiarLiarPantsOnFire  #CheapDate  #NarrowMinded  #ElephantMan  #TunnelVision  #ImSweetOnYouSomethinWaffle  #IfYouGotEmSmokeEm  #SweetKeysus  #WhyTheLongFace  #AllMixedUp  #BikerBabe  #QBert  #BirdBrain  #AirHead  #APIERentlyYouHaveBeenScopingMeOut  #BeingSoNoseyIsThePits  #ButtFace  #MakinCopies  #Staples  #NinjaHinge  #BagLady  #SmileInsideNOut  #PumpJack  #StapleRemoversaurus  #DoNotDisturbTheDisturbed  #Bored  #SuchAHam  #Toasted  #BlockHead

Venue

ArtSpace Gallery
231 East Main Street, Suite 160, Round Rock, Tx 78664 Next to the Round Rock Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and across the street from the Round Rock Public Library.

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