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

Oct 25, 2016

Irvington Halloween Street Fair this Saturday

Irvington Halloween Street Fair
Saturday October 29th, 10AM to 5PM

Come see all of my latest work at the Historic Irvington Halloween Street Fair this Saturday. My booth will be on Washington Street again this year. This will be my last art fair for the year and it is always a great time, and best of all it's free. The street fair runs from ten to five and there are a ton of other activities going on all day long from costume contests to a parade. Come and have a great time before it gets too cold outside.