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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

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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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!

Details

Start:
January 29
End:
February 28
Cost:
Free
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Venue

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

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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!

Venue

Arts Council of The Brazos Valley
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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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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.

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#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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