Art Santa Fe 2014

Santa-Fe-carriThis year, from July 10-13, 2014, Bonner David Galleries is excited to return to Art Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Throughout the event, Bonner David will be featuring artists will include Michael Carson, Gail Morris, Carol Redmond, Holly Wilson, Nathan Fischer, Mitch Fry and Christi Manuelito. Incredible art by each artist will be displayed, including several new works, which will debut at Art Santa Fe.

For more information about the event, including where to buy your tickets, please contact the gallery by email or phone at (480) 941-2500. You can also visit Art Santa Fe’s website for more information about this years event.

Art Santa Fe | The Encore

Last month, Bonner David Galleries was excited to be invited to be a part of Art Santa Fe. Gallery owners Christi Manuelito and Carri Baca were thrilled to spend time in Santa Fe, promoting the gallery, sharing their love for art, and meeting new people, as well as introducing some of the art to new homes in private collections.

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In case you weren’t able to make it to New Mexico this summer to see all the new works unveiled, on September 19th, from 6-9 pm, during artwalk, Bonner David Galleries will exhibit an encore show to Art Santa Fe in the gallery. All the remaining new works will be on display as well as some brand new works, not yet displayed.

Steel III

Among those brand new works will be more of Michael Carson’s “unpainting,” works on metal, using a new process. To create these unique works, he starts with a large steel canvas, which he covers with a solid coat of paint. Once dried, he then begins the process of sanding away shadows and shapes to reveal the beautiful figures we have all come to love. Next, he applies special chemicals which cause the metal to rust and tone the painting, creating more depth and detail. Finally, each piece is coated with a sealant, to protect the final product and prevent further rusting, sealing in the perfectly exposed figure as Carson had imagined it.

Other artists whose new work will hang in the show include, Nate Ronniger, Max Hammond, Gail Morris, Eric Boos and Quim Bove. The show will only hang through September 30th, so make sure not to miss it!

Art Santa Fe

ConglomerateSFINAL copyBonner David Galleries is excited to announce that they will be participating in Art Santa Fe 2013. The International art fair, which began in 2000, is a destination for art collectors and those in the field of art, hosting an especially diverse and unique array of high-class contemporary art.

This year, the gallery will be showcasing two new works by Nate Ronniger, combining bright colors and exquisite detail. Gail Morris will also have two new works featuring her lovely perspective on the Santa Fe landscape. Wood sculptor Mitch Fry has created new pieces for his “Line Derivation” series; and several new charming and creative porcelain sculptures from Eric Boos will also be there. Works by Quim Bove including his use of eye-catching gold paint will be shown as well as the beautifully abstracted figures of Max Hammond. Also on display will be the hauntingly beautiful and captivating portraits of Lu Cong. Additionally, we will be showcasing several new Michael Carson paintings, which will debut a new process, using a removal technique he calls “unpainting,” to create his recognizable figures.

ASFButtonArt Santa Fe will be open from July 11-14. On the evening of July 11th, there will be a Gala Opening and Vernissage. Tickets for that event are $100 a piece and can be purchased through Art Santa Fe directly. General admission tickets for all other times are $10 per person. For additional information, including location and details about the various events which will take place during Art Santa Fe, visit their website.

If you’re looking for an excuse to take a vacation or an escape from the Arizona weather, we would love for you to visit Bonner David Galleries at our booth in Santa Fe! To see the show catalog, please click on the following link: Art Santa Fe 2013 Catalog

 

Word to Your Mother

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May is here and Mother’s Day is right around the corner! It’s time to take a few extra moments to appreciate the women who have done the most for us. To honor the important women in our lives, Bonner David Galleries will have a special show, “Word to Your Mother,” which will feature a diverse selection of paintings which remind us of mothers and art women will love.

Among the artists featured will be Jane Jones, Dyana Hesson, Francis Livingston, Cary Ennis, Melissa Peck, Quim Bove, Max Hammond and Ellen Skidmore, among many others; including special words to their mothers from several of the artists.  From paintings of beautiful flowers, delicate still lifes and powerful landscapes, to those of SOHO shopping, backstage fashion shows and breathtaking abstract art, there is something for everyone.Window View resized

Take an evening to spend time with the mothers in your life and give a kind word to your mother while enjoying beautiful works of art. The opening will be held during artwalk on Thursday, May 9th from 6-9pm.

The Beginning of a New Decade

 

Carri Baca, Clark Olson and Christi Manuelito

Stunning art, bubbly champagne,  delicious cake, and lots of friends and family, what more could you ask for? As Bonner David Galleries celebrated their 10th anniversary this past weekend, the we enjoyed all that and more. The walls of the gallery were adorned with over 100 new works from nearly every Bonner David artists. As people mingled over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, everyone was able to sense the accomplishment which had been achieved.

In the world of art, a decade is a milestone many galleries never live to see. yet Bonner David Galleries has grown and flourished over the last ten years, managing to overcome the hardships they have faced; and with the recent addition of Carri Baca, Christi’s twin sister, to the Bonner David family as partner, the next decade looks bright and full of possibilities.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us this past weekend and to everyone who has helped to make the gallery what it is today. We are excited and have high expectations for where the gallery will go in this next decade!

 

 

“Oh The Places We’ll Go” PANDA Charity Event

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the 13th annual PANDA luncheon and fashion show will be taking place at the Phoenician Resort. The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, more commonly known as PANDA – People Acting Now Discover Answers will be hosting the event. Since being founded in 1999, they have raised over 3.7 million for the Steele Center, to support their mission of discovering improved treatments and cures for childhood diseases.

Bonner David Galleries is a proud commutity partner with PANDA. This will be the gallery’s 5th year as a supporter and partner. Last year alone, Bonner David Galleries was able to raise over 10,000 dollars, through the generous donations of our artists. This year, nine more pieces will be dontated by artists Quim Bove, Ron Burns, Carol Redmond, Michael Carson, Claudia Hartley, Francis Livingston, Dyana Hesson, Robert LaDuke and Jane Jones.

Bonner David Galleries and PANDA are also inviting you to contribute and take part in the bidding process. If you are interested contact Robyn Broshears from Auction Event Solutions at robyn@aesarizona.com or (480) 636-1303 to pre-register to bid remotely on items. She will collect the necessary information to register you and inform you how the remote bidding process works. They have asked that all pre-registration is completed by Friday, May 11, at 12 pm, so make sure to contact her if you are unable to attend the event but are interested in bidding on the paintings below. Also, you can go to PANDA’s Facebook page to get updates on all the latest.

These are all the images being donated this year. We hope the event is a great success for PANDA and thank you to the artists of our Bonner David family, for their generous donations, we are so proud to represent you!

Quim Bove “Abstractions”

Abstract painter, Quim Bove seeks, though his work, to embody passion and emotion, in a way that almost delves into the realms of the subconscious, bringing them to life with each masterpiece. Born in Catalonia, Spain, he has been painting his entire life. His art flourished in Europe for many years. He was a window display director for Hermes in Southern France, Christian Dior in Barcelona and later Saks Fifth Avenue, until he eventually moved to Arizona, drawn by the inspirational powers and colors of the Sonoran desert.

Painting is Bove’s passion and pure, untainted portrayal of that passion, has become his art. His work is characterized with palettes of colors that jump from the canvas with fluid patterns of motion and explosions. “My artwork translates the relationship between humanity and the universe through a metaphoric representation of flashes of the human mind in different stages.” He paints with a rich blend of color and shine, eliciting feelings of comfort and warmth.

Bove’s most recent collection, entitled “Abstraction,” will continue this theme, taking his portfolio to new heights. Each unique, and skillfully composed painting, is sure to capture the imagination and hearts of everyone in the room. Come and spend the evening with us at Bonner David Galleries, on April 26th, for an opening reception the show and witness the phenomenal works of Quim Bove.

"Novastream" by Quim Bove

Bonner David Galleries is thrilled to present brilliant new works from international contemporary artist Quim Bove’. His latest collection “Novastream” is undoubtedly his best yet, exploring the powerful universal energies that connect us all.

Quim Bove

Art has played a strong role in Bové’s life, from the age of six when he first picked up a paintbrush. “Painting is a part of my life, something I was born with that cannot be taken away,” he explains. “It’s not something you discover or something you can stop. I have to paint; it is a part of me.”

Quim’s work is beyond words. The intricate and complex emotions evoked by his art leave one pondering on the most theoretical of subjects, philosophy buff or not. Originally from the Catalan region of Spain, Bove’ has called Arizona home for almost a decade. He frequently visits Sedona to explore the mysterious vortex that inspires his life and his work.

Owner Christi Bonner Manuelito and I had a wonderful time visiting Bove’s studio and previewing his new collection. Of course this was one of many trips for Christi, but a first for me. However, judging from her reaction, I think it’s safe to say Christi was just as captivated as I was. Upon entering his home we were met with warm sincere hugs and kisses from Quim and his charming wife.

Bove's Studio

The studio, a custom built hanger, sits nestled in a private backyard. With high walls, lush vegetation, and cozy seating, I felt secluded from the hassles of everyday life, even though I was in the heart of Phoenix. Inside the hanger an antique chandelier hung from the center of the domed ceiling creating the perfect mix of modern industrial design and elegance.

Witnessing the magnitude of the paintings, I couldn’t help but smile. Enormous energy emanated from each canvas. At first glance one might think that these stunning paintings were impulsive, such is hardly the case. Bove’s work is no accident. Starting with sketches, he meticulously plans out each painting with clear intent and purpose.  

Bove's Studio

I carefully listened as Quim explained technical details of each painting. Describing how his new medium of oil and enamel has taken his work to a new level, it allows him more control to manipulate the pigments. He showed us his sketches and talked about his inspiration for the new collection.

My mind is still swirling with excitement and joy from the studio tour! This was my experience, and I want everyone to have their own personal connection with Quim Bove’s work. If you are in Arizona you must attend his opening on April 22, 2010 from 6-9 pm (Map to Gallery). If you can’t make it, don’t fret, the show will hang through May 13th.

Updates and photos will be up on our Facebook page after the show.

For more information  or to receive a full catalogue of Quim’s work email us at art@bonnerdavid.com or call 480.941.8500.