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
“Audiovisuals”
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 hello@shopstephanies.com. 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!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The old adage is true, as the rains of April have brightened the walls of Bonner David Galleries with flowers of all kinds.  Hyper-realist floral painter Jane Jones provides new work rendering the flowers she loves to tend in her own garden.  Dyana Hesson, known for her larger than life desert botanicals, showcases some of her favorite blossoms of the West.  Still life artist Cary Ennis has created classical works that lovers of traditional art will love and crave and Benjamin Shamback who also paints traditional still life’s but on copper, his work always demands a second look.   In addition, guest artist, Victoria Herrera will debut on the walls of Bonner David, with her moody and ethereal flowers. The varying styles of each artist complement each other to create a beautiful array of florals throughout the gallery space. The show opens with a special reception on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The show will hang in the gallery through June 5, 2014. Celebrating Mother’s Day has never been as much fun as with these lovely flowers of art that will never wilt.

Bone Appetite

ernie lgOn Thursday, April 10th, the Scottsdale Gallery Association is dedicating its first ever Scottsdale Art Walk to our four-legged friends. Bonner David Galleries has long been in support of our furry family members and is excited to join in the celebration of dogs. That night, we will be featuring the distinctive work of Ron Burns, who has become famous for depicting ‘furever best friends’ of all kinds. From search and rescue dogs and shelter dogs, to portraits of loved pets, past and present, he has a keen eye for capturing the souls of our favorite animals.

During the night, we will also have donations from Bentley’s Biscuts, who create healthy and tasty treats that dogs simply love. Join us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm of April 10th, for a night dedicated to our pets who hold a special place in our hearts.

Michael Carson “Mixed Emotions”

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Bonner David Galleries is excited to announce the latest show, by internationally collected painter, Michael Carson. This year he will feature his characteristic figures in an array of media. In addition to his highly collected oil paintings, which have gained recognition and attention in the art community, he is expanding to use new techniques on metal and paper.

His process on metal, which he calls ‘unpainting,’ depicts his same poised and moody figures in a fresh and unique way. He first paints the metal with a coat of white paint, then sands away the layer of white to create the figures. He then finishes them by adding a special coating to help the metal rust in a way to add dimension to the shadows and figures.

Carson has also begun to create smaller original works on paper. Using a combination of charcoals, graphite and water, he creates black and white figure drawings with all the elements characteristic of Carson’s work.

This beautiful, must-see show opens on March 20th, with a special artist reception from 6-9 pm. The show will be hung in the gallery through April 10th.  This is a show you don’t want to miss, so mark your calendars and come see these incredible works for yourself.

 

Gail Morris “Western Exposures”

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Bonner David Galleries is excited to announce landscape artists, Gail Morris’ latest solo show, “Western Exposures.” Her work is characterized by the way she utilizes bold, vivid colors to create stark, minimalistic scenery, simulating the momentary emotions evoked by a first impression. This year, will feature paintings inspired by her recent travels, particularly throughout the West. In addition to viewing many beautiful scenes, she had the opportunity to take several trips in small planes, allowing her to gain a new perspective of the surrounding scenery. This bird’s-eye view is evident in several of her new pieces, as she finds beautiful and interesting ways to translate landscape to distinguished works of art.

Morris’ distinct style provides a fresh and sophisticated take on the western landscape, which she loves and adores.This show opens on March 6th, with a special artist reception from 6-9pm. The show will be on display in the gallery through March 17th, so make sure not to miss out.

Dyana Hesson “Western Wonders” Charity Event

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Each year, Dyana Hesson makes an effort to make her show more than just an event about art, but also about making the world a better place. To do so, a special preview and fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-8 pm. At the event hors d’ouevres and wine will be served. Additionally, a raffle will be held for a chance to win “Autumn Rose.”

All proceeds from the night will benefit Show Hope whose mission is to provide financial grants to adoptive families so that waiting orphans can have a loving home.  Grant recipients from past years will be in attendance and all families are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here, as well as at the door.

Romona Youngquist “Back to the Country”

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Romona Youngquist’s work can be recognized by the picturesque barns and country houses, bright pops of color, and strong brushstrokes that make up her idyllic country scenes. The works from her newest show are no exception, allowing you to travel from the congestion of city life, to the serenity of the country.

Although Youngquist uses her surroundings in Oregon as a primary inspiration, each scene feels timeless and place-less, as if it could be right out a story book, or your favorite memory of home. The tension in her deliberate, impressionistic brushstrokes resolves within the serene images of rural fields and barns, resulting in a dramatic landscape full of tension, intrigue and beauty.

Her show will open on February 20, 2014 with a special artists reception from 6-9 pm. The show will then hang in the gallery through March 17th. Be sure to stop by and see these wonderful works in person, before it’s too late.

“Storytellers”

IMG_6945_edited webFor Scottsdale’s Native Artwalk, Bonner David Galleries has a spectacular show featuring two native artists, Painter Nocona Burgess and the our newest sculptor artist,  Holly Wilson. Together their works express two different ways of carrying on traditional and their works are both inspired and informed by stories of their histories, culture and beliefs.

Nocona Burgess, who is Comanche, uses accents of highly saturated colors in unexpected way to create the portraits of the real-life people from his heritage, those from the history of art and the animals he that filled the stories he heard as a child. His unique style blends the an often monochromatic figure, which vaguely resembles the black and white photo he may have used as inspiration with bold, unmistakable pops of vivid color, leaving his own mark on the pasts that inspire him.

image001Holly Wilson, Cherokee/Delaware, creates incredibly intricate, bronze and wood sculptures inspired by a mixture of observed human emotion and the legends of her background. Using the traditional lost wax method, Wilson creates each of her sculptures as one of a kind pieces, singular in edition, as she believes that each work of art has a unique spirit that can not be duplicated.

The show will open February 27, 2014 and remain on display until March 17, 2014. On Thursday, February 27, from 6-9 pm there will be a special artists reception to open the exhibit. This stunning show is one you do not want to miss, so come and join us for a night of exquisite art.

“Western Wonders”

Botanical painter Dyana Hesson and Landscape artist Claudia Hartley are coming together, once again at Bonner David Galleries to present their latest show, “Western Wonders.” Though their styles are drastically different, Hesson’s larger-than-life blooms contrast beautifully with the colorful, impressionistic landscapes of Hartley, both with work that captures the essence the wonders of the southwest.

SpringIntoAction24x36Dyana Hesson never fails to see the beauty in desert flora, often visiting the Desert Botanical Gardens to capture fleeting cacti blossoms and a wide array of succulents that will inspire future paintings. She then enlarges the scale of each flower to fill the entirety of her canvases, isolating its individual beauty and uniqueness. Additionally, Hesson will debut a new series of her much loved conversation roses.

WhiteSnow&AspenYellowClaudia Hartley has a keen eye for deciphering the colors of a landscape, which translates seamlessly to her vivid paintings. Though she now lives in most of the year in South Carolina to be closer to family, she spends several weeks of the year in Arizona, finding inspiration for new paintings and re-invigoration from the desert, which she loves dearly.

This gorgeous show opens on February 6, 2014, with a special artists reception that night from 6-9 pm. The show will hang in the gallery through February 17th and then move to Bonner David North, located in the Baker Showroom, for an encore show, “Encore to Western Wonders.”

Eric Bowman “Personal Space”

Blue Benediction (24x30) panelEric Bowman’s paintings focus on the many perspectives of everyday life and human emotion. From backstage scenes of ballerina’s stretching and getting in costume, to performers lost in the height of a song, his newest show features a variety of ways to view the term, “personal space.” He has the ability to portray these intimate scenes in a delicate way that embraces the grace, intensity, passion and fleeting nature of the moment.

Nationally awarded, Eric Bowman’s work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. His latest work comprises a beautiful and eye-catching must see show, which opens on January 23, 2014 until February 3, 2014. There will be a special opening reception on Thursday, January 23, from 6-9pm. Join for an evening of art celebrating people being people.