“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”

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

‘Edible Desert’, Saturday March 4, 2017 – Benefitting the Scottsdale Gallery Association

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Saturday, March 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
River Trading Post
7033 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Scottsdale Gallery Association and Tarra Lazos Creative are also very pleased to announce a special, intimate reception on the evening of Saturday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at River Trading Post on Main Street. San Carlos Apache desert forager and lecturer Twila Cassadore will present sumptuous desert delectables for tasting, and discuss the benefits of a diet rich in the desert flora which sustained indigenous residents of Arizona long before European contact.

Ms. Cassadore is a San Carlos Apache Tribal member and has devoted the past five years to the Traditional Western Apache Diet Project, working with Apache elders to document and analyze the pre-reservation Apache diet and helping incorporate this knowledge into everyday community living. She also works on a number of community health issues and other cultural preservation projects in addition to being a caterer and food vendor She is the founder of Native Mothers Against Meth.

For tickets call 480-444-0001
$50 Donation

Lane Timothy’s “Americana”

Lane Timothy’s “Americana”
March 23-April 11, 2017
Special Artist Reception: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries

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For the first time this decade, Lane Timothy re-emerges with a classic oeuvre of new works focusing on simpler times in American history. His women, of all generations, captivate, his men appear single-minded and strong while his palette has become stronger than ever. Featured on the cover of countless magazines, you won’t want to miss Lane Timothy’s slice of life. Bonner David is proud to host this collection of his latest works seen anywhere!

Nocona Burgess’ show “Spirit and Symbol” opens March 2, 2017

BurgessEventCoverFeaturing symbols of the Native tradition, noted Comanche artist, Nocona Burgess, creates works introducing actual ancestors of his heritage in his colorful paintings. Each painting contains a story that has spiritual meaning not only to the artist, but to the viewer as well. Scheduled during Scottsdale’s Native Spirit art walk, this is the perfect time to cherish the heritage of our first peoples.

“Spirit and Symbol”
Featuring Nocona Burgess
March 2 – March 21
Special Artist Reception: Thursday, March 2, 2016
Scottsdale’s Native Spirit Art Walk
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries