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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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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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Cultural Activities Center
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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.



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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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