Apr 27, 2017

Stutz Artist Open House

 

I would like to formally invite you to the 24th Annual 2017 Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House.  Below are some questions and answers about this event.  For more information please visit www.stutzartists.com.

What is the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open house?
The Stutz Open House is an annual event held every April. The open house is a fundraiser for the Stutz Artist Association Residency Program which gives free studios to a few emerging artists for an entire year.  The open house started out years ago with just a few artists inviting their friends and patrons over for a small party and has now grown into a two day event with around seven thousand people attending every year. This year there will be over sixty artists participating as well as many businesses.

What are the dates and times for the open house?
This year the open house will be Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th.  The doors open Friday at 5:30PM and close at 10:30PM.  On Saturday, doors open at 2:00PM and close at 7:00PM.


Where and what is the Stutz Building?
The historic Stutz Building is located in downtown Indianapolis at 1060 N. Capital Avenue. The building is so huge it takes up a whole city block.  It is between 10th and 11th Streets and Capital and Senate Avenues.

The Stutz building is a historic car factory in downtown Indianapolis.  The Stutz Motor company produced many different types of cars including racing cars at could be seen during the Indianapolis 500.  Today, many businesses and artists call the building home.  However, there is quite the vintage car collection that fills up a room on the second floor and also scattered throughout the building.  Locations and descriptions of the vehicles will be included in the program.

What all is there to see and do at the Open house?
There are over sixty artists who will have their studios all neat and tidy with artwork on display for purchase. There will also be musical entertainment throughout the building as well as many food vendors.  This year there will be artist demos both days and a scavenger hunt for kids on Saturday.  Wine and Canvas will also be doing special painting events.

In the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor of the building, there will be “First Stop” which is an art exhibition that features a few pieces of artwork from each artist participating in the open house. This is a great way to preview which artists you would like to visit first.

What kind of artwork will there be?
The Stutz building houses the most artists in one building in the entire Midwest.  This means there will be lots of art.  There are painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry makers, textile and fabric artists, artists who work with steel and other heavy duty metal, furniture makers, and many more.   Prices of artwork can range from $10 to $10,000.

Where is your studio?
My studio is E-340 on the third floor right in the middle of the E building.  Upon entry to the open house, you will receive a map of the entire building with the location of all the artists’ studios and businesses.  It is a very big building with lots to see, and there will be many volunteers placed throughout the building to help you find what you are looking for.  Many art lovers attend both days to make sure they don’t miss anything.

What will you have new this year?
Earlier this year I launched a Kickstarter campaign called “That’s What She Said”.  I created artwork inspired by quotes from women throughout history.  I will have many of these originals as well as limited edition prints available.  I have also added to my artwork of different amazing women throughout history such as Annie Jump Cannon who came up with a star classification system we still use today.  She herself classified over 400,000 stars.   To get a preview of my work please visit my website www.bonniefillenwarth.com.   You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram for some behind the scenes action. 
 
If you would like to purchase artwork prior to the open house, check out my Etsy shop. Etsy is an online marketplace for artisans selling amazing handmade and vintage items www.etsy.com/shop/bonniefillenwarth.  Use the coupon code OPENHOUSE2017 if you would like to purchase artwork online and pick it up at the open house to save on shipping. 

How much does it cost?
Tickets cost $16 the day of the event.  There are $12 in advance at select Old National Banking Centers or at the Stutz Business Center Office (317)488-7373. You can also purchase tickets online for $12 at www.stutzartists.com. Children twelve and under will receive free admission with a paying adult.  Saturday re-entry is free with the previous day’s ticket stub.  

Will there be parking?
There will be plenty of parking available.  There is street parking all the way around the building and parking in specially marked lots for this huge event, and best of all it is free.  For a map, please visit www.stutzartists.com. 

Hope to see you this year

Feb 1, 2017

Remember the Ladies

I am so excited to share this piece with you!

Remember the Ladies


 I just finished this piece of a Abigail Adams quote today.  This will be one of the prints you get to choose from when you back my Kickstarter project.

I also added another backing level.

Originals! I've added special backer levels if you would like one of these original pieces.  They will be framed and ready to hang on your wall.  Since they are original pieces only one will be available; so if you see one you can't live without act quickly.  I will be adding the original framed option for each piece as I finish them.

Jan 26, 2017

That's What She Said Kickstarter

Kickstarter: That's What She Said
 
I just launched my first Kickstater campaign.  I am wanting to create text based artwork of quotes from women throughout history. Help me reach my goal so I can spread the words of these amazing women. In exchange for your support I am offering some great rewards. Check out my Kickstarter campaign here.



Red at the Stutz 
Opening Reception February 3rd 5-9PM
 
I will have three little pieces in this wonderful exhibition during the month of February.  It is a mix of your favorite Stutz artists as well as some great local artists. 

What does RED conjure up for you? The Stutz Artists Association presents a February exhibition in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery titled "RED." This exhibit encourages artists to explore the range of emotions, symbolism and varied meanings of this powerful expressive color. Central Indiana artists interpret the concept of RED in a personal way through their chosen medium.

An opening reception will be held in conjunction with IDADA First Friday, February 3, 2017, 5-9 pm. The gallery will be open weekdays 11:00 am – 2 pm from Feb. 6–24.



And finally,  I will be adding lots of new items to my Etsy shop in the next few days. Note cards, postcards and original works of art, oh my!

Dec 7, 2016

Hoosier Women at the Central Library


If you happen to be at the Central Library downtown, check out this display I created for the bicentennial.  It features 19 historic Hoosier women from suffragists, to writers, to businesswomen and more.






Nov 28, 2016

Stutz Holiday Open House and more!

 

Stutz Holiday Open House
Friday, December 2nd 5-10PM

I wanted to take the time to personally invite you to the Stutz Holiday Open House. I will have my studio open as part of the Holiday Open House at the historic Stutz Business and Art Center on Friday December 2nd from 5-10PM.  More than 40 artists will have their studios not only full of amazing work, but also festively decorated. Stop by the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor to see artwork from all the participating artists.  This will have you figure out where you want to stop first.  Maps will be given out at the entrance so you don’t get lost.  Free parking will be available in the parking lot on 11th Street between Senate and Capitol Avenues, just north of the building.

I have been hard at work this year creating pieces celebrating women throughout history.  From Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer, Victoria Woodhull the first woman to run for president, to Hedy Lamarr who besides being an accomplished actress, helped create technology behind Wi-fi and GPS.


I will also have artwork up at several group exhibitions throughout Indianapolis.  I will have a few pieces at 924 Gallery’s Tiny.  All pieces in this exhibition are all under 6x6x6 inches.  Most pieces are even priced under $100 and they allow you to pick up your purchased piece before the closing of the exhibition in January.  I will also have work at the Harrison Center for the Art’s Blue Indy.  The color theme for this year’s exhibition is, you guessed it, blue. I will also have pieces on display at the Central Library downtown as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration; Indiana turns 200 on December 11th.  I have been very busy creating pieces celebrating Hoosier women.


Don’t forget to support your local businesses when shopping this holiday season and also that original artwork makes a great gift.


Happy Holidays,
Bonnie Fillenwarth

Nov 23, 2016

New Work! Anne Jump Cannon



Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)


An astronomer for over 40 years, Anne Jump Cannon developed a classification of stars that we still use today.  With this system, she is credited with cataloging nearly 400,000 stars from photographs taken with a telescope. While at work, she averaged cataloging three stars a minute. She became deaf after contracting scarlet fever in her thirties. Stop by and see her at the Stutz Holiday Open House December 2nd!

Nov 17, 2016

JCC Holiday Artisan Bazaar

 

JCC Holiday Artisan Bazaar
Sunday, November 20th 10AM-4PM

Free event open to everyone! Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the 4th annual Holiday Artisan Bazaar. Purchase one of a kind items such as jewelry, glassware, textiles, wood crafts, ceramics and much more. These items will not be found in a mall and your family and friends will cherish and appreciate the uniqueness of the gift.  More information can be found at jccindy.org.




Mark your Calendars!  Stutz Holiday Open House December 2nd
 
Mark your calendar and be on the lookout for more information about the wonderful annual event that is the Stutz Holiday Open House.  I will also have pieces in group shows throughout the city.  I will remind you as we get closer but if you want some more information in the meantime check out www.stutzartists.com