Dec 3, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

I'll be one busy elf this First Friday.  I've been accepted into several exhibitions which feature smaller pieces which are perfect for holiday gifts.  Also, In honor of Small Business Saturday  you can use the coupon code SBSaturday2012 in my Etsy shop for a percentage off artwork and prints in my Etsy shop.  The code will last from Black Friday, through Small Business Saturday and will expire at Midnight on Cyber Monday.

December 7th 6-9PM

Tiny at 924 Gallery at 924 North Pennsylvania will feature artwork that is no larger than 6x6x6 Inches.  Some artists have even selected 6x6x6 inches of space in the gallery to create small installation pieces.  The opening reception will be on December 7th from 6-9PM.  The exhibition will run through January 7th. However, if you purchase a piece you can pick it before Christmas.  I will have a few tiny pieces on display and of course for sale.

Nottingham Forest
December 7th 6-9PM
The Harrison Center for the arts will be having their annual group color themed show again this December.  This year's theme is Nottingham forest and the color theme is green.  I will have two pieces in this show, one very large one and one very small one. This is always a popular show so arrive early.  The Handicraft Exchange will also be taking place in the gymnasium.


Fountain Square Art Mart
December 7th 6-10PM

The Fountain Square Arts Council will be having their holiday Art Mart again this year in the theater of the Wheeler Arts Community.  This is an excellent place to buy holidy gifts from 6-10PM.  I will have a booth space and I hope to see you all there.  Just In case I don't see you, have a wonderful holiday season.

Oct 29, 2012

Over and Up Studio Tour

Over and Up Studio Tour


November 2nd 5-9PM
Come explore the studios of artists and businesses at the Stutz this First Friday evening.  Bring $5 or 5lbs of pasta to support Second Helpings and receive a chance to win up to 20% off a piece of artwork.

Oct 3, 2012

Indy Star Article

Did you happen to pick up the Indy Star Thursday morning?  If so you would see an article about Friday's opening Women of a Certain Age: On Fire.  To few the online article click here.  The article tells all about the upcoming event and includes photographs of the artists hard at work.  One of the images is of the special piece I created just for this event.  See you all Friday Night for the opening reception from 5-9PM at the StutzArtSpace Gallery.

Sep 24, 2012

Women of a Certain Age: On Fire

October 5th - October 26th
Opening Reception October 5th 5-9PM

This year's Women of A Certain Age theme is women on fire, from finding our voices to voicing our passions.  Visitors to the Opening reception at the StutzArtSpace gallery will enter the gallery through a faux fire gateway.  Two fire dancers will hold performances throughout the night.  There will also be some audience participation pieces.

Visitors to the opening reception will be asked to write negative words, those things holding us back,  on special paper.  When this paper passes through the flame of a candle is vanishes. Visitors will also be asked to participate in creating a collaborative fiber art piece which when completed, will be given to the Pink Ribbon Connection.

This will be the second year that the Women of A Certain Age have paired up with the Pink Ribbon Connection.  Last year the women created a special calender to raise money for the Pink Ribbon Connection.  This year these wonderful women have asked me to create a piece for their exhibition.  Half of the proceeds from this piece will go to the Pink Ribbon Connection.  This piece will also be reproduced in limited edition art print postcards.  All the proceeds from these cards will go to the Pink Ribbon Connection.

The StutzArtSpace Gallery is located in the historic Stutz Building at 212 W 10th Street Suite B110 Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Sep 20, 2012

New Prints


A couple of lucky collectors got the chance to purchase some on my new limited edition prints at Art in the Park last weekend.  I still have a few left and I will have them for purchase at booth number 5 at Fountain Square's Art Squared this weekend. Hope to see you there!

Sep 9, 2012

More Art Festivals

My booth and I will be set up at two more art festivals this month. 

Art in the Park September 15th, 9AM-4PM
My first art festival this month will be in the town of Fishers, just north of Indianapolis.  This is the 7th year for the festival. The event will be located just next to the Fishers town hall.  There will also be a farmers market, children's activities and musical performances throughout the day.  What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday.   For more information please visit .

Art Squared September 22nd 11AM-6PM
Fountain Square's Art Squared is three art events all in one day.  There will be an art fair, masterpiece in a day, and an art parade.  I will be participating in the art fair and cannot wait to see you there.  The fair will be located in fountain square, just south of downtown Indianapolis, in between the Murphy and Wheeler building, just look for all the tents.

Aug 20, 2012

Prints Now Available

I've had so many ask me if I have prints made of my work.  I've finally started making some.  The first two prints I have printed are of two of my most popular pieces, Charybdis and Daphne II.  They are both numbered limited edition prints.  Only 25 of each were made.  They come already mated and ready to be placed into any 8x10 frame.  To purchase your own online please visit my Etsy shop. Which of my pieces would you like to have prints of?

Aug 4, 2012

Art Fairs

I have not had the  chance to post any new work recently that that is because I have been busy getting ready for my first few art fairs which is really exciting. Iv'e been busy picking out a canopy,  planning my booth layout, and most importantly how to fit it all into my car!

My first one will be at the Cumberland Arts Goes to Market on August 18th.  This is a wonderful art festival and farmers market on the far east side of Indianapolis. For more information click here.

My second festival will be the Fountain Square Art Squared on September 22nd. To keep up to date on all the places to view my latest work please visit my website

I've also been busy trying to get some reproductions of my work printed as well as doing some printmaking. Be on the look out for those soon.

Jul 6, 2012

First Friday July 6th 2012

Happy first Friday everyone!  The Stutz building will be having open studios from 12-5. come on down and see your favorite artists at work while you enjoy the free air conditioning.  The Stutzartspace will also be open starting at noon.  The reception for our newest exhibition "The HeART of Summer" will start at 5PM. "More than 20 artists explore aspects of the human heart.  American Heart Association receives 20% of sales and all proceeds from Carol L. Myers’ $20 prints."

At the Harrison center fellow Stutz artist Adam Collier Noel will be taking over gallery Number 2 from 6-9 PM.

The Earth House Collective's opening reception tonight from 6-9PM is The Feminine Mystique.  "The Feminine Mystique is the path of the female mystic. It is the secret power women wield quietly, and sometimes powerfully. It is the control over power and spiritual technology in the bedroom, the board room, and the broad spectrum of other places. The Feminine Mystique is both a what and a who."

Stay cool out there this first Friday and try to drink some water, not just the wine.

May 31, 2012

First Friday June 1st 2012

The Stutz will be buzzing with activity this first Friday.  From 12-5 around 20 artists will have their studios open, come visit some of your favorate artist and watch them in action.  At 5 the Stutzartspace will open with an exciting exhibtion called Walk Away With Art.  Also at 5 is One Flight Up.  A group of artists will have their studios open until 9. For more information please visit .

May 4, 2012

Fist Friday May 4th 2012

Its first Friday again.  The artists in the stutz building will be having open studios until 5PM.  At 5 the Stutzartspace will open for a new exhibtion featuring Stutz artists Tom potter and Gayle Moore.   Stutz artist Vicky Shaffer White also has a opening tonight at Earthhouse. Happy first Friday everyone and may the 4th be with you.

Apr 24, 2012

Get'em Before They Are Gone

One more look at my latest Etsy listings before the big event, The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House.  Last year I sold out of my works on paper and I expect many to find new homes this weekend.  So if you have been putting off ordering your favorite piece from my Etsy shop,  it may not be there long.

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Apr 17, 2012

2012 Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House

I would like to formally invite you to the Annual 2012 Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House.  Below are some questions and answers about this event. For more information please visit

What is the Stutz Open house?
The Stutz Open House is an annual event held every April. This event is a fundraiser for the Stutz Artist Association Residency Program in order to give free studios to a few emerging artists for an entire year.  It started out a few 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 eighty 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 the 27th and Saturday the 28th.  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 Ave.   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 car collection that fills up a special car room on the second floor as well as scattered throughout the building.

What all is there to see and do at the Open house?
There are over 80 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 including jazz musician Cynthia Lane.  There will also be some activities for the kids on Saturday.
In the StutzArtSpace Gallery on the first floor of the building there will be the “One Peek Show” which is an art exhibition that features on piece of artwork from every artist participating in the open house. The “One Peek Show” Opens on April 6th from 5:00 to 9:00PM and runs through the end of the month and it will also be open during 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 location in the Midwest.  This means there will be lots of art and lots of different kinds 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 and lots to see and there will be many volunteers placed throughout the building to help you find what you are looking for.

What will you have new this year?
I have been busy creating some smaller works on paper and on canvas this year.  To get a preview of my work please visit my website  You can also see my works in progress on my blog . And if that is not enough, you can like me on Facebook and follow me on twitter @BonnieStzE340.

How much does it Cost?
Tickets cost $12 the day of the event.  They are $10 in advance form Old National Banking Centers or the Stutz Business Center Office (317)488-7373. On Saturday, kids twelve and under will receive free admission with a paying adult. Also, Saturday re-entry is $8 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 specially marked lots for this huge event, and best of all it’s FREE!

                                                                                                Can’t wait to see you there, 

                                                                                                Bonnie Fillenwarth

Can’t make it this year?
I have opened a shop on Etsy this year.  Etsy is an online marketplace for people selling handmade items.  This is a great way to keep up with my newest works and make easy purchases through Paypal.

Apr 6, 2012

First Friday April 6th 2012

Its first Friday again!

It's a special first Friday for the artists in the Stutz building.  Tonight the "One Peek" exhibition opens in the StutzArtSpace Gallery from 5 to 9PM.  This exhibition features a piece from each artist participating in the Raymond James Stutz Artist Open House later this month.  This is a great way to scope out which artists you want to visit first.  Many of these artists will also have their studios open for our monthly open studios. Hope to see you all there from 12-5.

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Apr 3, 2012

Google Art Project

This is an image of the Acropolis from the New Acropolis museum in Athens.  This image was taken from an exciting new Google product, Google Art Project.  They have gone around to major museums and taken pictures while the museum is closed.  You can take a tour of the museum step by step, zoom in and out.  You can also view simple images from their collections.  This museum sits a few blocks away from the famous hill and is angled to match the Parthenon.  The ground floor has windows in the floors in the floor where you can see archaeologists digging up finds from the foundation of the building.  I was so excited to hear about this and even more so that the Acropolis Museum was included.  When I visited Athens a few years ago the museum was not yet complete.  Now I can visit it, the MOMA in New York,Chicago, Amsterdam, and a whole bunch more any time I want.

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Mar 20, 2012

Etsy Sales

I sent out my first Etsy sales this morning. I recently had postcards sized art prints made and moments after listing them, I got my first sales.  Right now you can purchase a pack of 5 prints, one of each.  I am in the process of adding each print individually as well. 

Feb 21, 2012

All the Ways to Follow

Did you know there are many ways to follow my work?  If your reading this blog that's a good place to start.  You can Also find me on Twitter @BonnieStzE340.  You can Also follow me on Facebook.  These are some of the best ways to check out my latest work and latest listing on Etsy.  As soon as I list a piece on Etsy I post it to Twitter and Facebook.

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Feb 17, 2012

Recently Listed on Etsy

In case you missed them, here are a few pieces that I have listed on Etsy in the last week. 

Knossos Study Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Thera Study Watercolor on Paper

Parthenon Study Watercolor on Paper

Theater at Epidaurus Study Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Feb 16, 2012

 I've been very busy in the studio the last couple weeks.  I have been getting some inspiration from my old Art history and Archaeology Books.  I had 4 of these classes one year which meant I spent a big portion of the year learning about Pompeii.  The city plan has always stuck with me.  Pompeii was buried by the ashes of a nearby volcano in 79AD.  Another ancient city plan I am fond of is the city of Knossos on Crete.  This bronze age city was the inspiration for the maze that the Minotaur lived in.I've been super busy listing items on Etsy and getting ready for the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House in April, so be sure to check back often.

Pompeii Charcoal on Paper

Pompeii Detail

Pompeii Detail
Knossos Pencil on Paper

Pompeii 2 Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Pompeii 2 Detail

Jan 31, 2012

10 Yards

Its just about Super Bowl time.  The artists at the Stutz have been very busy working on a very special exhibition for the Super Bowl.  It is called "10 Yards".  This name comes from football. It takes 10 yards to gain a first down in the game.  But you do not need to be a football fan to enjoy this exhibition.  The ten "yards" in this exhibition refer to 10 different locations around Indianapolis which include:

  1. Bishop Chatard neighborhood
  2. Broad Ripple
  3. Canal
  4. Children's Museum
  5. Eagle Creek Park
  6. Fountain Square
  7. Irvington
  8. JW Marriott
  9. Monon Trail
  10. Stutz Building
The Opening reception is Thursday February 2nd from 5-9PM.  The exhibition is open until February 24th.  Gallery hours are 11-2 Monday- Friday.Find out more at

Jan 24, 2012

Recently listed on Etsy

Below are a few of my latest Etsy listings.  Right now, this is the only way to purchase my artwork online with a simple click and filling in your address.  All Etsy transactions go through Pay Pal so they are secure.

This week has been mostly smaller pieces on paper.  This is a challenge since I am usually working on large canvases.  These pieces may be smaller, but they still carry my love for bright vibrant colors.  I am still going strong with listing one new item a day. To keep up with my daily listings follow me on Twitter and Facebook.


Jan 15, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Everybody wave to Jannetmarie!

Last week at the studio was a very snowy one which meant I spent a lot of time working.  I finished a piece for an upcoming show called 10 Yards. I am going to finish two more on Monday.  Here is a in progress picture.  To see the final piece you'll have to stop by the opening reception for 10 Yards at the StutzArtSpace on February 5-9PM. 

I've been keeping up with listing one item a day on Etsy which means I will be out of small pieces too add to my shop soon. This week I think I will start on some small pieces that will be mated in 6x8.  This week on Etsy was all about small paintings on canvas boards and my pinkscale pieces.  Below are a few pieces that I listed this week in my Etsy shop.

Artwork makes a wonderful gift for Valentines day. Roses, candy, and dinner reservations get pretty boring, mix it up with giving your loved one an original piece of artwork.


To keep up with new artwork that I list on Etsy daily, follow me on Twitter @BonnieStzE340 or on Facebook.