Jane Jones’ “Glorious Survivors” Debuts January 19

"Glorious Survivors" | Jane Jones | January 19 - February 1, 2017

“Glorious Survivors” | Jane Jones | January 19 – February 1, 2017

There’s a beauty that’s evident behind the splendor in each Jane Jones painting. Every canvas tells a story, and each flower she paints represents survival, not only as a plant, but for what that strength portrays about the human condition. A staunch environmentalist, Jones is a hearty gardener; and she has a special attachment to many of the blossoms she paints since she’s grown them herself. Throughout the seasons, she carefully tends to her garden as well as her studio, creating meaning through the lasting depictions of the survivors she raises. Her 2017 exhibition is essential viewing for all of us working to survive.

Jane Jones’ “Glorious Survivors” will be on display January 19 – February 1, 2017.

We hope you will join us for a Special Artist Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Bonner David Galleries.

“Flights of Fancy”

Peregrine Heathcote | “Directing Our Histories to the Best of All Possible Worlds” | 52” x 72” | oil on canvas

Peregrine Heathcote | “Directing Our Histories to the Best of All Possible Worlds” | 52” x 72” | oil on canvas


The gallery has never had so many wonderful new works by acclaimed British artist, Peregrine Heathcote as his December 29th opening. While the champagne flowed and candy devoured, a record crowd was on hand to see these latest paintings featuring the luxurious life of the pre-war period: beautiful cars, beautiful planes, beautiful places, all inhabited by beautiful people—a perfect way to ring in the new year!

Michael Carson’s show was the talk of the town!

Michael Carson's show "Not Just a Pretty Face" opened December 1st

Michael Carson’s show “Not Just a Pretty Face” opened December 1st

All of Scottsdale and beyond were talking about the great new works at the opening of Michael Carson’s new show on December 1st. His couples, models, were staring at the revelers from three sides. This year has noticed an uptick in international sales of Michael’s works as he becomes more and more well known as a premier artist. To view this show catalog, please click here. For more on Michael Carson, please visit his artists’ page on our web site here.

Fundraiser Combines Art and Compassion

Tumbleweeds fundraiser

Henry Bayless, Jett Manuelito, JP Musselmann, Christian Smith and Carson Stern worked to gather donations for homeless children.

December 8th was all about shoes… Gallery artist Henry Stinson donated a painting of Converse tennis shoes.. while 5 teenage boys (pictured) wore the rubber off their soles by selling raffle tickets, each of which provides a pair of shoes for a homeless child through Tumbleweed.

After preparing hot chocolate and whipped cream for this holiday art walk, they also gathered personal hygiene supplies to donate. In total, over $2,000 was raised to purchase tennis shoes (over 100 pairs) for our local homeless youth! Thanks to all of our patrons for their generous donations to help those less fortunate.

Thank you Henry Stinson, Henry Bayless, Jett Manuelito, JP Musselmann, Christian Smith and Carson Stern for your kindness and spirit of generosity as well!

 

Introducing New Artist Brad Howe

"Within This Horizon", 2016, Polished Stainless Steel, 20" x 40" x 14"

“Within This Horizon”, 2016, Polished Stainless Steel, 20″ x 40″ x 14″

Bonner David Galleries is proud to represent internationally known sculptor, Brad Howe. Currently living in California, Brad Howe began his career in Brazil after studying history at the University of Sao Paulo. His work presents the influence of inquiry into the aesthetics of various cultures and distinct movements in the continuum of art history. Having solo exhibitions in Germany, South Korea, France, Italy and Switzerland in addition to over two decades of solo showcases in this country, Howe is in numerous corporate, city, and museum collections.
One need only take a look at his carefully crafted surfaces, the plethora of colors he chooses for his work to understand the many influences which inspire his graceful work. In his words, “My sculptures examine vitality and celebrate beauty. Their aim is to capture the vigor of life and radiate with unabashed potentiality.” We invite you to come take a look at his works in our gallery. He also works on larger commissions for specific installations.

RATED “R” Show Opens Bonner David Galleries’ 14th Season

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Behind our paper covered windows is a peep show of images all rated R to officially open our new season. With a special reception during art walk on Thursday, October 20th, we invite you to enjoy the dicey side of artists Max Hammond, Michael Carson, Karen Shapiro, John Schieffer, Todd Pierce, Peregrine Heathcote and partner in crime Christi Manuelito as they put on display graphic portrayals of the more sordid side of life. Open just 12 days this is a chance to find fine art which appeals to your seamier, secret side, in a very private setting.

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Support our Shona Artists

Work by Shona sculptor Moses Nyanhongo

Work by Shona sculptor Moses Nyanhongo

Currently, the situation in Zimbabwe is bleak, to put it mildly.  Unemployment levels have surpassed 85% and cash shortages have caused the government to issue food credits instead of salaries.  Those that are not benefiting from the historic levels of corruption within the government (95% of the population) are faced with merely subsisting by any means necessary.  Recent protests have been ramping up and increasing as the dire situation is starting to bubble over on a large scale.  The response from the dictatorial government is always harsh and extreme, with the more vocal protest leaders going missing, and severe beatings being doled out during peaceful demonstrations.

For our Shona sculptors, who are largely apolitical, the situation is equally challenging.  Aside from the risk of moving around during the hotbed of protests throughout the country, their access to the various stone mines can be deemed unsafe for long periods.  On top of that, with all the news reports highlighting the instability and violence, tourism to the country has largely halted.  Fortunately, with the convenience of digital communication, we are continuing to communicate with our artists, and make selections from their recent works from photographs.

With an entire country at risk, we’re proud to be supporting such international stewards of peace, culture and artistic excellence.
To assist them in their pursuit of this distinctive art for, we are offering for the month of October only, an End of the Season Special Offer. This means special pricing on all of our current inventory only until October 31. Just give the gallery a call for details. We are working with our artists to bring in several new pieces of Shona sculpture for a special release during the month of November, therefore it is important that we support them with sales from our current pieces. We want to make sure this outstanding work continues and are working to aid our artists any way we can.

Work by Shona sculptor Agnes Nyanhongo

Work by Shona sculptor Agnes Nyanhongo

You can reach us at Bonner David Galleries at (480) 941-8500.

To view works by each of our Shona artists, please visit their pages below:

Agnes Nyanhongo

Collen Nyanhongo

Moses Nyanhongo

Wellington Nyanhongo

Dyana Hesson keeps on Exhibiting

Hesson's paintings on display at the Mayo Clinic are in the gallery on the first floor of the hospital by the outpatient waiting room.

Hesson’s paintings on display at the Mayo Clinic are in the gallery on the first floor of the hospital by the outpatient waiting room.

On the heels of her successful 25th anniversary show and publication of her book Radiance, gallery favorite Dyana Hesson has opened a new exhibition at the Mayo Clinic at 5777 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. Mayo Clinic is internationally known as a front-runner in healthcare and their selection of Dyana to showcase her work by their outpatient waiting area is another indication of their leadership.

Should you have occasion to visit Mayo, make sure you make a point to see Dyana’s work which will be on display through the end of October. Also mark your calendar for her annual show, opening April 20, 2017 with Claudia Hartley, entitled “Near and Far.”

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LaDuke & Shapiro | “Reminisce”

"Ribbons" Robert LaDuke acrylic on panel

“Ribbons” | Robert LaDuke | acrylic on panel

Robert LaDuke and Karen Shapiro are two artists that are fond of things past. LaDuke paints old-fashioned cars and antique airplanes that take you back to a simpler time. Shapiro recreates pop icons from 30s to 50s, like retro-style Clinique lipstick and Heinz ketchup bottles. LaDuke and Shapiro want to remind people of their roots. Whether that’s a small town with simpler ways to travel, or growing up while playing with mom’s Revlon Mascara and helping dad finish off his Coke. While both artists are making sure that you’re still thinking about the good ol’ days, they have very different techniques.

LaDuke paints using vibrant acrylics that really draw you into the scene. His subjects – typically a retro form of transportation – are in front of other, small-town icons, like a local diner or an old-fashioned house. Shapiro, on the other hand, uses raku ceramic, a traditional form of ceramics that involves reducing the amount of oxygen in the firing process to give things a unique look.

7-Up Can

“7-Up Can” | Karen Shapiro | raku ceramic

LaDuke and Shapiro’s artist reception will take place on April 7, during the “Spring into the Arts” ArtWalk, from 6-9pm. Both shows will be up from then until April 25th. Make sure you stop in between now and then to see this colorful, filled-with-personality show.

Southwest ArtWalk featuring Claudia Hartley

HAR572Claudia Hartley is an artist who is always on the move. For her upcoming show, “Across the Country” well-known colorist exhibits her latests work as she trekked from South Carolina to Arizona, sketching as she passed through each state. Her distinctive, vibrant works catalogue her travels throughout the country. With this show, one thing is for sure: no matter the scenery, Claudia Hartley is ready to give you her own colorful persepctive.

Hartley’s upcoming exhibition will make it’s debut on Thursday, February 18th, with an opening reception from 6-9pm. Make sure you stop by the gallery and take your favorite of her latest works home.