Bonnie was recently hired by Al Ross Luxury Homes to paint a portrait of their latest custom built home as a housewarming gift to the new homeowners who bought the home. "I painted this with a folk art flair" Bonnie says. And it turned out beautifully. A great compliment to the home. Here's a great idea for all you Real Estate agents out there. What would make a better thank you gift to your clients than a Bonnie Blue portrait?
Art That Makes U Smile
On Saturday, May 21, Bonnie Blue invites you to her Celebration of Art. The party runs from 5 til 10 pm. There will be Hors D'oeuvres, Wine, Door Prizes and other Surprises including a live band. Bonnie will have Folk Art, Fine Art, Island Art and other goodies on display and for sale. Both of her artcars will be there for you to see. The famous Women that Rocks artcar and the beautiful Zena the Mermaid artcar too. Other artcars will also be there including Amy Lynch Kolflat's fabulous Z-Bra Mobile. Everything will be set up under a large palapa in the host and hostess' back yard. Bonnie wants all of her wonderful friends and fans to be there. And if you have one, bring your artcar. Bonnie will provide special parking for her artcar friends. This is going to be quite a party, you're not going to want to miss it.
Check out these cool Prince Rocks that will be available at the show!
A word about the Host and hostess for the party, Ralph Fellows and Teri O'Shea. Ralph is a retired OSI agent for the Air Force. He now works for the Pasadena school District as a computer IT specialist. Teri is a Forensic Investigator for the Medical Examiner for Harris County. Their friendship with Bonnie Blue spans four decades.
Bonnie has pledged that a portion of the proceeds from this show will go to the Artcar Tile Project to defray the out of pocket expenses of Amy Lynch. "I wanted to have something to do with the Smither Park project,"Bonnie says, "but I couldn't get involved because what I do is paint and they want tile mosaics. So this is a way for me to get involved and be a part of a wonderful, amazing project that I believe in." She is involved in a big way, painting over 100 tiles. And you will too if you make a purchase at this show.
You can read more about the tile project Here.
Each year as part of the Houston Artcar Weekend the artcars perform an outreach to places where there are people who might not otherwise be able to experience the Artcar Parade firsthand. It's called The Main Street Drag and it takes the artcars out to schools in impoverished areas, senior centers and most importantly for Bonnie Blue, the Lighthouse, a residence for the blind. "I always volunteer to be on the route that goes to The Center and The Lighthouse" Bonnie says. She loves showing the residents the various sculptural features and watching their reactions as they use their hands to see the car. "This is the best part of artcar weekend for me." Keep spreading smiles across the miles.
Big doings from Bonnie Blue this weekend. She will be the featured artist at the Peanutbutter Warehouse in Galveston's historic Strand District. Bonnie will be debuting some special pieces created in her newest medium Gulf Coast Sand. Come to the Island to celebrate the sun and sand and take home a little bit of Galveston with you to always remind you of the special times.
It's going to be a really great party down at the Peanutbutter warehouse. There will be musical acts performing, door prizes, live art demonstrations, two bars will be serving drinks, and wine and complimentary snacks will be available throughout the building. And Bonnie tells us she will be giving away small pieces of signed art. Fun! And as a special added bonus Bonnie's awesome artcar Zena the Mermaid will be on display.
As I said, this is a big deal for our Bonnie Blue. To be the featured artist at Artwalk is a vindication of many years being overlooked. "This is the work of my hands, my thoughts and my heart. I have been declined from more art shows than I want to admit to, juried shows don't see my work as art for some reason. But it has brought thousands of smiles to countless onlookers and that's enough for me!"
These are some of the pieces Bonnie will have on exhibit at the event.
The event is Saturday March 5, from 6-10. See You on Saturday!