Video Tours from the 15th Anniversary Season at Bonner David Galleries

To celebrate our 15th anniversary year, we decided to change our show format a bit. Artwork will be experienced in a multi-sensory way so we can insure that our experiences are special for each guest. Show openings are now on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm and are limited to the first 35 RSVP guests. To view upcoming shows, please visit our web site.

In case you were unable to see any of our previous shows during our 2017/2018 season, we have created a virtual ‘video tour’ of each show.

“Touchstone” | Featuring the work of our African Shona Sculptors | October 2017

“The Best of Bonner David, 15th Anniversary Show” | Featuring work from each of our 40 artists | November 2017

“Scents of Place” | Featuring new work from Romona Youngquist
December 1-26, 2017

“Apples of the Moon” | Featuring new work from Peregrine Heathcote
December 29, 2017 – January 23, 2018

“Max and Ma” | Featuring new work from Max Hammond
January 19 – February 20, 2018

“Within the City”
New works from Brad Aldridge, Joseph Lorusso and Francis Livingston
February 9-28, 2018

Exciting new works unveiled in March shows at Bonner David Galleries

15th Anniversary Season
“Wonders of the West”
Nocona Burgess and Claudia Hartley
Show opening: Friday, March 2, 4:00-6:00 pm
RSVPs currently being accepted at 480-941-8500
Location: Bonner David Galleries

Noted colorists Native American artist Nocona Burgess and landscape artist Claudia Hartley will fill the gallery with colorful new works based on their experiences in the West. Burgess, who paints real figures from ancient photographs, will showcase his latest work based on these historical characters from the West. Claudia Hartley, who has been living in the West for over a decade, interprets favorite scenes from her hikes and travels as she is inspired by the rich landscapes of the desert.

Join us for a taste of the West as we celebrate these two renown artists. RSVPs are currently being accepted at 480-941-8500.

15th Anniversary Season
Michael Carson
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
Reservations required. RSVPs currently being accepted at 480-941-8500
Location: Bonner David Galleries

Gallery favorite artist Michael Carson debuts his latest work in a multi-sensory show combining his passion for music with his artistic talent. This special collectors-only event will showcase his latest figurative works inspired by music, remarkable for their simplistic beauty and well-executed details.

The evening provides the perfect environment to experience Carson’s newest paintings along with some of his favorite music. RSVP is necessary, please call 480-941-8500 as the opening reception is limited to 35 collectors.

Special Exhibit at Stephanie’s in Downtown Scottsdale
“Fashion and Art Collide”
Michael Carson Exhibit at Stephanie’s

Special Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-8:00pm
March 21 – April 13, 2018
Stephanie’s, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Inspired by famous lingerie designer Fleur du Mal’s spring 2018 urban floral line, internationally known artist Michael Carson will exhibit a special new collection of work during an exclusive Fleur du Mal trunk show. This collaborative event will be hosted by Stephanie’s boutique of independent designers, located at 4121 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251. For additional information please contact Bonner David Galleries at 480-941-8500, and to RSVP, please contact This promises to be an exciting, distinct evening where fashion and art both collide and reside.

15th Anniversary Season
“The Jack London Series”
Featuring the works of Gail Morris
Show opening: Friday, March 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
RSVPs currently being accepted at 480-941-8500
Location: Bonner David Galleries

A move to a new studio always provide excitement and different inspirations for an artist. After a recent studio move to the Jack London district of Oakland, color field artist Gail Morris presents her latest works from this different landscape.

Working to divide her canvases into two planes, she paints the flat surfaces of the buildings as the light hits these motivating and historic scenes. Her opening will celebrate these new paintings, complete with vodka shots and chocolate, something Jack London would have loved!

“Best of Bonner David” Show Celebrated 15 Years of Excellence in Art

Our “The Best of Bonner David” show this November was the perfect celebration of our 15th Anniversary. Thank you so much to all who attended our Anniversary Soiree!!  We adored having all of you with us to commemorate this occasion.

We celebrated 15 years of excellence in art by viewing the best artwork by each of our 40 artists. Please click here to watch a virtual video tour of the show!

Artist Dyana Hesson with gallery owners Christi Bonner Manuelito and Clark David Olson (image)

Gallery owners Christi Bonner Manuelito and Clark David Olson with Artist Andy Burgess (image)

Christi Bonner Manuelito, Artist Jane Jones and Clark David Olson (image)

Friends and guests at our 15th Anniversary Show with Clark David Olson and Artist Claudia Hartley

Larry Manuelito, Christi Bonner Manuelito, Artist John Schieffer, Clark David Olson and Nick Butler (image)

“Touchstone” Show features the beautiful, tactile sculptures of our African Shona artists

Our 2017-2018 season began last week with the opening of our inaugural show, “Touchstone”.

NYAM243Guests at our opening night were able to experience these hand-carved works by first touching them. Featuring the works of our African Shona artists, this exhibit will be on display until Nov. 7th. Watch this video for a virtual tour of the show!

The amazing story behind Jane Jones’ “Survivors”


I love the stories behind paintings as that gives them special meaning for me. Most people don’t know I waited seven years to get Jane Jones into our gallery. Having collected her work since 1997 (yes, I own 4), no one can paint flowers and glass with the detail she does. “Survivors” is about one of her favorite flowers, irises.

Jane and her husband grow hundreds of irises in their garden every season. One year, the irises were nearly blooming when a late season snowstorm hit Colorado.  Not to have all their hard work lost, Jane and John rummaged through their drawers and found over 122 socks that they could put over each bloom to keep them warm. What a stroke of genius. “Survivors” depicts four different varieties of irises.  Their bold colors, the perfect reflections in the glass vases, and the dramatic size of this painting brings me joy every time I look at it!

– Clark David Olson


Works from Andy Burgess’ upcoming show, “Mid-century in the Desert”

Burgess new worksWe can’t wait for Andy Burgess’ and Brad Howe’s upcoming show “Mid-century in the Desert” opening Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Bonner David Galleries! We hope you enjoy this preview of a few of Burgess’ stunning new contemporary pieces!

“Mid-century in the Desert”
Featuring Andy Burgess and Brad Howe
April 27-May 17, 2017
Special Artist Reception: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries

Below is a photo of Andy Burgess in his studio.


New work from contemporary sculptor Brad Howe

Howe-TopsoilHowe-LearningToSwimWe can’t wait to introduce new work by contemporary sculptor, Brad Howe. Above is a sneak peek from his new body of work. Brad Howe’s 2017 show opens at Bonner David Galleries on April 27th. Three new pieces have been created for this show, two will arrive soon and one has already been collected. Because the piece won’t be in his new exhibit, we wanted to share how incredible it looks in our client’s home. See for yourself in this video.

“Mid-century in the Desert”
Featuring Andy Burgess and Brad Howe
April 27-May 17, 2017
Special Artist Reception: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries

“Mid-century in the Desert”

“Mid-century in the Desert”
Featuring Andy Burgess and Brad Howe
April 27-May 17, 2017
Special Artist Reception: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries


Noted artist Andy Burgess, whose architectural paintings are collected worldwide, will be exhibiting his latest paintings featuring mid-century homes, pools, and iconic buildings at his inaugural show at Bonner David. His work, seen at Art Basel, London, and Palm Springs, brings a historic look with a contemporary flair. This is the perfect opportunity for those with a love of all things mid-century to enjoy a trip back into the past. His work will be complimented by the contemporary metal sculptures of internationally known artist Brad Howe. Trained in Brazil, his sculptures and public art are in collections around the globe.

Claudia Hartley and Dyana Hesson, “Near and Far”

Claudia Hartley and Dyana Hesson
“Near and Far”
April 20-May 15, 2017
Special Artist Reception: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries


Just in time for Mother’s Day, this popular duo is collaborating on a show featuring the close-up views of Dyana Hesson’s botanical paintings and the perspective of distance in the landscapes of Claudia Hartley, thus their title, “Near and Far.” Both of these heralded artists have a knack for using light and color to make their paintings seem to pop off the wall. Showing beautifully side by side, these two artists complement each other in so many ways that their show is always a delight to behold.