Nocona Burgess honors Native American subjects in his paintings

Nocona Burgess | New Work: Homage #TCCannon
Show Opens: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Special Artist’s Reception: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location: Bonner David Galleries

After incorporating his own style into his traditional paintings, Nocona Burgess feels a connection to them as well, and sees his paintings as a way of saying ‘thank you to Indians for their sacrifices’. Nocona’s work this season pays homage to one of his influences, T.C. Cannon.

Along with his artist’s reception, Scottsdale Gallery Association will be holding a Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk on February 28th, paying homage to Native American artists.

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!

Introducing Nocona Burgess

During Indian Market in Santa Fe this summer Christi Manuelito was delighted to run into fellow a classmate from her days in art school at University of New Mexico. Nocona Burgess and Christi had almost all their painting classes together and she was thrilled to see he had become a well known Native American artist. Christi immediately fell in love with Nocona’s new standing Indian series and knew she just had to invite him to show at the gallery she co-owned in Scottsdale Arizona with Clark David Olson. With the 21st Annual Western Artwalk around the corner it was the perfect time to introduce a true western artist to the gallery!

Nocona Burgess comes from a long line of artists. His father attended school for art and education and has always painted and drawn. Nocona’s maternal grandfather, Simmons Parker, was an artist, as was his maternal grandmother, Ina Parker; who was a quilt maker of her own designs. Even his great-grandmother, Daisy Tachaco, was an accomplished bead worker, despite being blind. With a family background rich in the arts it was only natural for Nocona to choose this path.

Nocona has paved his way as a talented and highly collected Native American artist and we are thrilled to show a few of his latest pieces. We can’t wait to see everyone on October 14th from 7-9pm for Western Artwalk. You are sure to instantly fall in love with Nocona’s work!For more information please contact the gallery at 480.941.8500 or email us at

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Nacona will be participating in the Heard Museum’s 53rd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stay tuned for more  information.