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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.



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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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"I Put The I CAN In Pelican" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “I Put The I CAN in Pelican”

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“I Put The I CAN in Pelican” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took Port Aransas,Texas, June 2014.

One morning I was up wide awake at 5AM. Startled actually. I just woke up from a dream about a pelican. Sitting on the edge of my bed, I realized I had a picture of a pelican I have been meaning to go back to and work on.
In my dream this bird was telling me to get up, get busy. I looked up what dreaming about pelicans means. Jung says that the pelican could illustrate the process of realization in which new insights emerge, die, go back into the unconscious and return again.
Coincidence? I don’t know but that bird had been in the back of my mind for a while ….. goals I had been thinking about for 2015…..things I had not finished….and that very day, the bird took flight and became this.
As I was working on my pelican, I wondered, does my pelican look for direction or does my pelican look out knowing exactly where it’s going to go?
I have decided: that is a determined bird. He puts the I CAN in Pelican.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

"I Put The I CAN In Pelican" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

“I Put The I CAN In Pelican” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa