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2015 Judged BVAL Show, College Station, Texas

Bonnie Feaster Chapa Art Receives Awards at the 2015 Judged Brazos Valley Art Show in College Station, Texas

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Last night, I attended the Opening Reception for the 2015 Judged Brazos Valley Art League show and it was awesome fun.  There were so many fabulous artists and their work there and I loved meeting them, discussing technique and my favorite part; getting to hear the stories behind the art and how it began before being what it is today for us all to see.  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.
Four pieces of my art were accepted through the juried process and I am happy to say that “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” placed 1st place and “I’m A Huge Fan” placed 3rd place in the Professional Digital Art category.
I want to thank the Chairman, Board and Members of the Brazos Valley Art League and Judge Les McDonald for having me.  It was a real privilage, a learning and rewarding experience and I hope to have the opportunity to take some of the experience and spread it out over 2015 and beyond!
The 2015 Judged BVAL show will be on exhibit and art pieces for sale in their Texas Gallery until January 31, 2015.

Art Center, 2275 Dartmouth Street, College Station, TX 77840
See all the Art accepted into the 2015 Judged BVAL Show
Learn more about Charles Wallis
Learn more about Les McDonald

"Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special" 1st place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category.

“Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” 1st place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category.

"I'm A Huge Fan" 3rd place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category.

“I’m A Huge Fan” 3rd place in the BVAL Professional Digital Art Category.

Bonnie Feaster Chapa accepted Artwork included in the 2015 Judged Brazos Valley Art League Show

Bonnie Feaster Chapa accepted Artwork included in the 2015 Judged Brazos Valley Art League Show

Brazos Valley Art League 2015 Judged Show

Bonnie Chapa Art Chosen for the Brazos Valley Art League 2015 Judged Show

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Make plans, you don’t want to miss it!
I entered some of my art for the 2015 Judged Show for the Brazos Valley Art League. 88 total pieces were chosen by the jury and 4 out of my 5 entries will be included at the Opening Reception and awards presentation that will happen on Thursday, January 8th, 6:00-7:30pm at the Arts Center located at 2275 Dartmouth Street in College Station. Hope to see you there! Please take a moment to see a preview of the juried entries by category at the link. Amazing work! It is an honor to be included. Thank you BVAL and congratulations to all.
http://bvartleague.org/2015show1.htm

Brazos Valley Art League 2015 Judged Show

Brazos Valley Art League 2015 Judged Show

My Giving Tree cup of art with cup in graphic

“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!
My Giving Tree cup of art with cup in graphic

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

 

Bonnie Chapa Art Handmade Rustic

Bonnie Chapa Art now at Handmade Rustic in Crosbyton, Texas

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Awesome news! Ridin On The Right Side – Texas Artist Bonnie Feaster Chapa Art is going places it has never been before! Getting prints ready to ship to Handmade Rustic in Crosbyton, Tx, about 30 minutes East of Lubbock. When Mick, the owner contacted me about carrying my art in his shop and I read his “About” page on his website and it said, “We specifically look for items that tell a story, portray a feeling or give a sense of meaning or history…”…. I knew right then, it was heartfelt and with purpose why they do what they do. Not to mention like minds and all that Mick and Lupe, both educators and entrepreneurial craftsmen understanding artistic purpose as their passion are living the dream and finding their path. And their path crossed mine. How cool is that? Thank you Mick and Lupe! Check out their page, website, like and share. You don’t want to miss the rest of this story in the making!
Their website:  http://handmaderustic.com/

Bonnie Chapa Art Handmade Rustic

Bonnie Chapa Art Handmade Rustic

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Waco Hippodrome © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Waco Hippodrome”

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“Waco Hippodrome” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa Story of the Waco Hippodrome Theatre below.

Created from an original picture taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa, September 2014, at the Waco Hippodrome in Waco, Texas.

Construction began on the Hippodrome Theatre in 1913 after a group of Waco businessmen organized by Thomas P. Finnegan and Mayor J.P. Harrison garnered support for a downtown vaudeville theatre.

The Hippodrome Theatre’s opening night, February 7, 1914, featured a live seal act, a five-piece orchestra and a magic act on the bill. Tickets were ten cents for adults, five cents for children, and box seats were a quarter. The theatre was operated by Mr. H.P. Hulsey & known affectionately known by Wacoans as “Hulsey’s Hipp”. The Hippodrome Theatre was the place for road shows, vaudeville tours, movies and local talent shows and events.

As the vaudeville era came to an end, the Hippodrome Theatre became a Paramount-Publix silent movie theatre. As an affiliate of Paramount Pictures, the theatre served as a movie theatre until a fire in the projection booth in 1928 destroyed much of the front of the building, forcing a renovation of the facility.

The consequent renovation resulted in the Spanish Colonial Revival style that is still present in the building today. In 1929, Southern Enterprises leased the theatre to Louis Dent’s Waco Theatre, and management changed the name of the Hippodrome Theatre to Waco Theatre.

The facility remained in use as a movie theatre and performance venue while undergoing renovations in 1936, 1961 and 1971. During this time, a number of celebrities performed and visited the Waco Theatre. Elvis Presley performed on stage, as well as taking in a movie while stationed in Fort Hood. The largest crowd ever gathered at the Waco Theatre was over 10,000 people to see John Wayne in town to promote one of his pictures.

The Waco Theatre remained open until the late-1970’s, but an increasing number of customers turned to newer movie theatres in suburban areas, ultimately causing the theatre to shut its doors. The Waco Theatre remained unused until 1980, when the Junior League of Waco began the process of restoring the Waco Theatre. At the time, Waco was in need for a performing arts venue, and the empty Hippodrome Theatre fitted the bill.

Between 1981 and 1986, community volunteers, the Junior League of Waco, and the Cooper Foundation contributed $2.4 million dollars and countless hours of dedication to undertake the restoration. The Waco Hippodrome Theatre was reopened on February 28, 1987 and became listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The facility was operated by the Waco Performing Arts Alliance and offered a variety of live theatre performances in the building until 2009-2010 when the Hippodrome Theatre once again closed its doors.

In December 2012, local developers Shane Turner and Cody Turner purchased the Hippodrome Theatre and began its current renovation. The theatre retained its classic look, but took on a few new changes. Inside the theatre, a retractable wall and movie screen was added to the balcony giving the building the capability to show two films simultaneously. The seating was refigured to be more stadium-like, as well as to give means for flexible seating with or without tables for dining. The second floor lobby has been renovated into a bar. An addition was constructed facing S. 8th Street that features two kitchens, a concession stand, a full-service restaurant and handicapped accessibility with restrooms on each level and an elevator to connect the floors.

While native Wacoans remember the Waco Theatre as a movie theatre, the Hippodrome Theatre has always been a performing arts center in one form or another. The new Hippodrome Theatre opening in 2014 will offer first-release films, along with classic films, live theatre, concerts, stand-up comedy, dance and much more. The Hippodrome Theatre is set to entertain Waco for another century.
Source: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1664

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

Waco Hippodrome © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Waco Hippodrome © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

"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.

Hay Have You Herd? © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Hay Have You Heard?”

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

Hay, have you herd the latest small (cow)town gossip?
Saw these girls laid up on a hill looking like they were talking about the whole bunch wandering around them.

One of my favorite quotes about gossip:

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

No tellin’ what cows discuss.

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

Hay Have You Herd? © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

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