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Bonnie Chapa Art Accepted for the Salon 2015 International Exhibition at The Gallery At Round Top

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Great news!
My art entries were accepted for the juried Salon 2015 International Exhibition at The Gallery At Round Top and will be on exhibit until March 19th!  “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” and “Rattle Rock Road” will be included at the Opening Reception and awards presentation on Saturday, February 21st, 5:00-7:00pm at The Gallery located at 203 East Austin Street in Round Top, Texas located on the historic Bybee Square.  Hope to see you there! It is an honor to be included. Thank you to The Gallery At Round Top for the opportunity, the jurors and congratulations to all!

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“A Cup Of Art” Art Show Featuring Bonnie Feaster Chapa Art

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Please come and join us! Lots of art, fun and coffee – 3 things I don’t think I could possibly live without!
My Giving Tree Gift Shop & Gallery and Arusha Coffee will be hosting a solo show featuring me!!! 🙂 Ridin On The Right Side – Texas Artist Bonnie Feaster Chapa for A Cup Of Art.
There will also be a raffle for one of my pieces of art! Give as a Christmas gift or keep for yourself. $10/ticket for a chance to win a Ridin On The Right Side – Texas Artist Bonnie Feaster Chapa giclee 18 x 24 Limited Edition of your choice! ($100 value)
A portion of the proceeds from this Raffle will go to benefit Aware Central Texas located in Belton. The mission of AWARE is prevention of child abuse, neglect, and family violence.
You can buy tickets at My Giving Tree or buy raffle tickets online at: http://goo.gl/4oHKPi

Please share, invite your friends, come do some shopping and Discover Downtown Belton.
I hope to see you there!
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Bonnie Chapa Art Light Space and Time Open Art Competition 2014

Bonnie Chapa Art Receives Special Recognition in Light Space and Time Gallery’s Open Art Exhibition in Photography Category

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This was kinda cool to wake up to!
I decided that in 2015, in order to better understand my art for myself that I would enter some competitions, something that scares the hell out of me, but – #1, do what scares you and #2, the opportunity for me to learn & assess how my work compares to my peers is valuable.
Recently, and purely coincidental to my goal, I was invited to enter a juried show at the Brazos Valley Art League in College Station. I will find out if I am even accepted into their Jan 2015 show, later this month. But, until then, I see this competition all the time at Light Space and Time below at the link. They are pretty darn reputable. I have been watching them for about 2 years now. So, true to my usual self, 2015 isn’t even here yet and I couldn’t wait, so I entered 2 competitions. Call me crazy.
This morning I checked my email for the Light Space and Time Gallery entries to be announced today, NEVER ever expecting to see what I saw. 630 entries, 19 countries, 38 states – and 2 out of my 5 entries got Special Recognition, back to back in 14th and 15th place. “Cracked Beauty” and “I’m A Huge Fan”.
What you say? Yes! I had to look at it several times to believe it! I stuck my neck out and I’m pretty happy with the results for a first timer.
http://www.lightspacetime.com/open-art-exhibition-photography-category/

Bonnie Chapa Art Light Space and Time Open Art Competition 2014

Bonnie Chapa Art Light Space and Time Open Art Competition 2014

 

"River Terrace © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Chapa Art Wins Texas Hill Country Magazine Cover Contest

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Bonnie recently won TexasHillCountry.com‘s Magazine Cover Contest for the 2014 2nd Print and Online Issue with her artwork “River Terrace“.  Her “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” was also chosen as one of the top 11 images to be included on a double page spread inside the magazine.  Click the Cover below to see the full online version of the Texas Hill Country Magazine available at most NE Hill Country Chambers of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureaus and many other businesses. It will also be delivered to many others in the Hill Country over the next weeks.

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Here To Stay”

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Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa May 2014, in Troy, Texas.

There is something about this bird.

Rising above the thorny harsh mesquite out in that Texas pasture.

He was there by himself and he flew from spot to spot but always watched us out there on those 4 wheelers and I, there with my camera.

There is so much more to this story….creative clog sucks.  Nothing was coming out the way I wanted it.  I would try and try and get discouraged knowing eventually it would come, but this bird…..he knows.  I poured it all in there and he came flying out saying, “Tough, thorny, sharp, loud, out there, different, alone…whatever it is….you can’t knock me off my branch.  I’m here to stay.”

Special thanks to my long time friend Tonya Sacket for allowing my boys and I to come out and play.  We were chasing sunsets and bluebonnets before they were gone.  We had so much fun that day.

If it’s just killing ya to know what kind of bird this is, you can read all about it by clicking the link below 🙂

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/dickcissel/id

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

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Poppies Under The Texas Sky © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Poppies Under The Texas Sky”

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My great grandma, Granny Opal Humphres, had a fascination with poppies. She painted poppies all the time and there was always a tin coffee can with paint thinner and brushes sitting around soaking for the next masterpiece.

I love poppies too. I like to watch their petals, like delicate, almost translucent whispers of color as they flutter like butterfly wings, blowing in the wind.

Spring time in the Texas Hill Country is overwhelming with color. My husband, Frank and I, took a weekend trip to a B&B in Fredericksburg in April 2013 with my sister, her husband and some friends.

When we got to where we were staying I asked my brother in law, “When I start to get close to this area, I get a little flutter, don’t you?” He asked me what that flutter was and I told him, “You know, color flutter, like artsy fartsy flutter.” He quickly said he does not feel “the flutter.” You have to know my 6’5″, loud, crazy, truck loving, oil well drillin’, Louisiana born, crawfish eatin’, junk lovin’, large and in charge brother in law to understand perfectly: nope, he’s not feeling it. If it’s rusted and covered in dirt, he feels it.

“Poppies Under The Texas Sky” is as close as I can get to explaining the flutter. Like petals on a poppy in the wind, the flutter of color makes my heart dance. I think Granny Opal understood completely.

Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas, April 2013.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Poppies Under The Texas Sky © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Poppies Under The Texas Sky © Bonnie Feaster Chapa