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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

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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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Kamme Art Gallery Sanger Texas

Bonnie Feaster Chapa Invited as Featured Gallery Artist in Downtown Sanger

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa has been invited to be the featured artist at the Kamme Art Gallery & Studio in Sanger, Texas.  New to downtown Sanger, Kamme Art Gallery & Studio Gallery and Studio specializes in Texas artists with new showings every month featuring everything from abstract to Western, photography, sculptures and paintings.

The Opening reception will be help September 19th from 6-9 P.M. and will be on exhibit and for sale through mid October.  It is an event you do not want to miss!

Venue

Kamme Art Gallery & Studio
304 Bolivar, Sanger, Texas 76266

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Bonnie Chapa Art Accepted for the Georgetown Art Center’s Road Trippin’ Exhibit

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s artwork “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” and “Motorcycles At The Hog Pen, Leakey, Texas” were both accepted into the Road Trippin’ Exhibit in Georgetown at the Art Center and will be on exhibit July 10 – August 16, 2015.  Opening Reception will be July 11th, 6-9 PM.  It is an event you do not want to miss!

Venue

Georgetown Art Center
816 South Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 United States

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"Barbed Wire Scrub" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Barbed Wire Scrub”

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“Barbed Wire Scrub” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created and reworked January 2015 from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Troy, Texas, December 7, 2013.

This photo was taken the same day I took the photo of the longhorn used for my “Day of The Dead Longhorn”.  That day it was 21 degrees and miserably cold.  You can read my story about the longhorn inspiration here at this link.

Today, it’s raining and cold….continually cold….like Spring will never come to Texas and I have decided that this kind of weather is putting a serious damper on my usual surge of creativity.  I know me.  My most creative times are when the sun is shining and I am out in it.

When faced with this challenge of being cooped up and feeling like I am choking on mud and slush and gray everywhere, there is a creative beast in there wanting to get out, but locked up so, when I throw that beast a bone on days like this….”Barbed Wire Scrub” is what comes out.  Completely the opposite of the color infused images I create normally.

While some may say, “But, in it’s own right, this is still creative…..”, I will agree.  Yes.  But does it say what I want it to say?  Does it tell a story?  Is it LOUDLY screaming joy, happiness and laughter?  In the case of “Barbed Wire Scrub” the color is in the clouds.  The color is on the horizon.  The color will return eventually, we just have to wait for the rain to go away and the ice to melt so we can venture beyond the cold, harsh, sharp barbed wire.  And when that sun comes out….I’m going over the fence.  That scrubby little tree is going to BLOOM!
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

"Barbed Wire Scrub" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

“Barbed Wire Scrub” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Chapa Art Accepted for the Imagine 2015 Exhibit in Round Rock

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Bonnie Feaster Chapa’s piece “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” was accepted into the juried competition for the Seventh Annual Imagine Exhibit in Round Rock and will be on exhibit until May 15th.  Opening Reception details below, it is an event you do not want to miss!

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There are 4 places to obtain your Imagine VIP or General Admission Tickets!

1 – R Bank, 1900 Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock
2 – R Bank, 1111 U.S. 79, Round Rock
3 – ArtSpace, 231 E. Main St, downtown Round Rock
4 – On the Round Rock Art’s website at: http://roundrockarts.org/events/imagine

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Round Rock Arts presents its
7th Annual Imagine: An Evening of Art and Music

Fundraising Gala and Awards: February 28, 2015, 7pm-9pm
Art Exhibition: February 28, 2015 – May 15, 2015

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Round Rock Arts presents its 7th Annual Imagine, an evening gala fundraiser, as well as a three-month art exhibition, all of which will be held at Texas State Round Rock Campus.

Held annually in the beautiful Avery Building on the university campus, Imagine: An Evening of Art and Music, is a gala celebration of the area’s creative community. Three floors of the university campus will showcase the immense arsenal of creative talent in the Round Rock, Williamson County and Greater Austin area. Area talent in the culinary and performing arts will also be featured.

For a donation of $10 at the door, guests are welcomed with a complimentary beverage, light creative desserts, and cash bar. Membership packages will be available at the door for those wishing to contribute additionally. All guests are invited to cast their vote for the evening’s People’s Choice award.

With a donation of $250 per couple, guests will receive complimentary valet parking, an evening pass to the VIP lounge and amenities including fine wines, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, gift bag, and more.

As an additional feature of the evening’s fundraising, there will be a silent auction of original artworks and other items generously donated by area artists, individuals and businesses. All guests are invited place a bid on items.

This is a juried exhibit and cash prizes will be awarded. Last year over $5,000 was given to artists in three categories.

To commend those making a difference, we will extend an Imagine Honorary Chair award to Rufus Honeycutt, for his ongoing and active support of the arts in the area.

Imagine is not just one evening! The artwork will remain on view at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus until May 15, 2015. All artwork, unless otherwise noted, will be on sale at the reception and throughout the exhibition. All art sold will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. For inquiries about purchasing art, please contact Round Rock Arts using the information below.

Exhibition Dates
The complete exhibition will be on display at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus from February 28, 2015-May 15, 2015. For information about access to the campus to view the exhibition, including hours of operation and parking, please visit the university’s website at: www.rrc.txstate.edu.