Dec 15, 2015

Number Twenty - Victoria Woodhull Study II


A new, bigger, and better Victoria Woodhull study. I particularly love the way the stars for the 37 states were arranged at the time she was running.  It works great with this piece.

Dec 11, 2015

Calendars have arrived! Along with New Prints to my Etsy Shop

Calendars have arrived

2016 Art Wall Calendar
This calendar features all my most popular pieces of artwork. They are spiral bound and each page measures 8.5 x 11 inches and 11 x 17 inches when the calendar is opened. Save the images after the year is over and frame them. They will ship out comfortably in padded envelopes. Click here to purchase from my Etsy shop.

New Limited Edition Reproductions



I've added some new limited edition reproductions of my artwork to my Etsy shop. These reproductions are larger at 7x7 and 10x7 Inches.  They are mated to fit into 12x12 and 11x14 frames.

Dec 10, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

2015 Stutz Holiday Open House


Tonight is the 2016 Stutz Artists Open House.  The event runs from 5-10PM with over 50 artists studios open there is lots to see.  Downstairs in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery is a group exhibtion of many artists participating in the open studios so you can choose which studio you want to visit first. Many artists have even decorated their studios for the holidays, myself included.  There will be maps passed out of all the artists open and best of all its free!  Parking is also free on the lot just north of the building.  The Stutz is even part of the IDADA trolly stop, visit multiple galleries without having to move your car. For more information visit www.statzartists.com





I will also have a few pieces in Tiny IV at the 924 Gallery.  This will be my fouth time participating in this exhibition  with over 300 pieces of artwork from over 80 different artists. The opening reception runs from 6-10PM, but the gallery is open during the month of December as well. For more information visit www.indyarts.org


I will also have a piece at the Harrison Center for the Art's annual color themed group exhibtion Black Tie. The opening reception runs from 6-10PM. For more information visit www.harrisoncenter.org

Nov 19, 2015

2016 Art Wall Calendar Pre-order


This calendar features all my most popular pieces of artwork. They will be spiral bound and each page measures 8.5 x 11 inches and 11 x 17 inches when the calendar is opened. Save the images after the year is over and frame them.

I expect them to arrive and ship out the first week of December. All pre-orders will receive free shipping in the U.S. They will ship out comfortably in padded envelopes. Please let me know if you need rush shipping for Hanukkah. 

If you would like to pick up your calendar at the Stutz Artists Holiday Open House December 4th from 5-10PM instead of shipping it, please let me know.  To oder one please visit my Etsy shop.



Nov 18, 2015

Day Eighteen - Qi-yo Ke-pe Study II


While crossing the second river Qu-yo Ke-pe removed her other moccasin and out flew Eagles, ravens, crows, owls, and hawks.

Nov 17, 2015

Day Seventeen - Pythia Study


This little charcoal study is of Pythia, the oracle at Delphi. I was going for mystic/mysterious but she's kinda creeping me out.

Nov 16, 2015

Day Sixteen Qi-yo Ke-pe Study


Over the Summer I read a book about Native American Stories and this is from one of them.  When crossing a river, Qi-yo Ke-pe removes and shakes her moccasin.  Out springs buffalo, deer, and antelopes all which had not existed before then.  When she shakes out her other moccasin birds fly out, perhaps another piece on the to-do list.

Nov 14, 2015

Day Fourteen - Knossos



Another ancient city I keep visiting is the Minoian city of Knossos. I've still got a couple little touch up spots to do once it dries tomorrow but besides that this one is done.

Nov 12, 2015

Nov 11, 2015

Day Eleven - Molly Pitcher



The nickname Molly Pitcher was given to many women during the revolutionary war.  Mary Ludwig Hay McCauley was one of the women given the nickname of Molly Pitcher.  Her job was to assist her husband by prepping the cannon between rounds.  After he died in battle, she took over firing the cannon herself.  At one point in the battle, British cannon fire went right through her skirt without damaging her.  She made some comment along the lines of, at least it didn't hit anything important, and kept on firing.

Nov 10, 2015

Day Ten - Pompeii Amphitheater Study


This is a little study I did of the amphitheater in Pompeii.  Are being covered in many feet of ash from Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, the amphitheater was one of the only structures still visible. This building was where gladiatorial games took place like in the Roman Colosseum.

Nov 9, 2015

Day Nine - Zac Kuk Study



Zac Kuk was a Mayan ruler who ruled for her son, Pacal the Great, until he came of age. She still had a lot of influence after her son took over the throne.

Nov 8, 2015

Day Eight - Dialpack Study VII




It's another birth control package! This one is sewen and will be stretched like a gallery wrapped canvas. 

Nov 7, 2015

Day Seven - Victoria Woodhull Study



Victoria Woodhull was many things; she owned a newspaper, she and her sister were the first women to become stockbrokers, she and her sister even spent their youth making a living as sprit mediums. What Victoria is most known for is being the first woman to run for president of the United States. This was years before women won the right to vote which she is also known for helping with.

Nov 5, 2015

Day Five - Eliza Lucas Pinckney



Today's piece is a quick study for Eliza Lucas Pinckney who helped boost Indigo production in the American colonies.  After a few failed attempts she got the plant to grow in South Carolina.  

Day Six - Sophie Blanchard Study



Sophie Blanchard was one of the worlds first female aviators.  She was described as was small, quiet, and nervous.  Noises like the busy street and the carriage rides bothered her, perhaps this is they she liked ballooning so much.  Sophie Blanchard and her husband were famous for their showy ballooning events.  Very often they performed stunts such as lighting fireworks from the balloon. This was very dangerous since the gas they used to inflate the balloon was flammable.  In fact, she died after her balloon caught fire and crashed.  For a great podcast about her, click here.

Nov 4, 2015

Day Four: Dailpacks Study VI

Dialpack Study VI

Today's piece is a dial pack study. I have been playing around with these for a while now and this is my latest one.

Nov 3, 2015

Day Threee: Pompeii III


Pompeii III

Watercolor and charcoal on paper

Pompeii was buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.  As a classical studies minor, I spent an awful lot of time learning about it.  I always loved the diagrams in my textbooks.

Technically I have been working on this piece since September, but today it is finally done! For this piece I put down a layer of watercolor, masked off sections, and then many many layers of powdered charcoal that I spayed with watered down matte medium.  This process took a long time since it is charcoal, I can't speed up the process with a hair dyer, it would just blow away. Below are are few in progress pictures.






Nov 2, 2015

Day Two - Ada Lovelace Study

Ada Lovelace Study

7x5 Pencil on Paper

Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer. Because of a divorce with her father Lord Byron, Ada's mother pushed her into learning about anything but poetry. She excelled in math. I have been meaning to do a piece on her for a while now. This piece is made up of the math formula used which I will no way attempt to understand.  For a great podcast on Ada Lovelace click here.

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Nov 1, 2015

Day One - Gertrude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle Study

Watercolor and Ink on paper


Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926. During her famous swim the water became very rough and her coach yelled at her to get out of the water.  She replied, "What for?"  Not only was she the first woman to swim across the English Channel, she also set the world record at the time for doing so beating the previous time by about two hours.  People at that time thought no woman would ever be able to swim across the English Channel, only five men has been able to do so before her.   She was welcomed home with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

Since swimming goggles had not yet been invented, she crated her own out of motorcycle goggles and sealed it with paraffin wax to make them water tight. They are now on display in a museum. She was also mostly deaf.

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50/50 Challange



I've decided to challenge myself by doing 50 pieces of artwork in 50 days.  Starting on November 1st and ending on December 20th, I will post a new piece of artwork here on my blog and on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Each piece will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop as well as on my website.  I will send out  updates through my newsletter periodically (I'm thinking every 10 days) but to get the first look at my pieces daily you will need to follow me here on my blog or social media.

There is a button over here where you can get all my blog posts sent straight to your e-mail. ~~~~~>

Some pieces will be small framed works, and others may be large oil paintings.  The majority of pieces will continue with my current work on women throughout history but I've also go a few other pieces planned. With each piece I will include some fun information such as what inspired me to do the piece, techniques I used, or what the process was. Have any ideas of your favorite ladies from the past you'd like to see me do? Share below.


Oct 26, 2015

Irvington Halloween Street Festival

Stop by my booth at the Irvington Halloween Festival 10-5


 
Stop by and see my latest work on Halloween from 10 to 5 for the Historic Irvington Halloween Street Fair.  My booth will be on Washington Street. Not only are there over 200 vendors this year, there will also be food trucks, music stages, activities for the kiddos, and much more.  Wear your costumes and participate in the costume contest or the parade. Both admission and parking are free.

There are ghoulish events happening all week including a slightly haunted puppet show, the vampire blood drive, the zombie bike ride, and more.   For move information please visit www.irvingtonhalloween.com.

Oct 13, 2015

New Artwork! Sybil Ludington Study

Sybil Ludington Study


Sybil Ludington was only 16 when she rode through the night to alert colonist that the British were coming. Some would call her the female Paul Revere except that she completed her mission. Paul Revere and two other men were captured by the British only a few miles into their midnight rides.



Oct 4, 2015

Monument Circle Art Fair

Stop by my booth at the Monument Circle Art Fair on Saturday.

Monument Circle Art Fair - Saturday October 10th, 10AM to 5PM
 
Stop by and see my latest work this Saturday at the Monument Circle Art Fair. This is the first year for this fair and I was selected to be one of the participating artists. The fair runs from 10AM to 5PM and is located on the circle itself. Admission is free and there will be music as well as food.

Sep 22, 2015

Rocky Ripple Festival

Come visit my booth at the Rocky Ripple Festival on Saturday

Rocky Ripple Festival - Saturday September 26th, 11AM to 6PM
 
Stop by and see my latest work at the 16th Annual Rocky Ripple Festival on Saturday from 11 to 6 at Rocky Ripple (Holt) Park. There is lots of art, great music, food and activities for the kiddos. As always it's free and lots of fun. For more information visit http://www.rockyripple.org


 
A big thank you to everyone who swung by last Saturday at my booth at Art Squared in Fountain Square.

Sep 14, 2015

Art Squared 2015

Come visit my booth at
Fountain Square Art Squared


 

Fountain Square Art Squared - Saturday September 19th, 12-6PM

Art Squared is all about three events all in one day. There will be an art fair all day, artists participating in Masterpiece in a Day, and it all ends with an art parade.  I will be participating in the Art fair from noon until 6. Stop by, say hello, and see my latest artwork. My booth will be on Virginia Avenue right in front of the library. This is one of my favorite art fairs, I always have a great time. For more information visithttp://discoverfountainsquare.com .

See you Saturday!

Jun 16, 2015

New Artwork! Thera Study II

Thera Study II
This is an original charcoal drawing of the Greek island of Thera, now called Santorini, which held an ancient Minoian civilization that was destroyed by a volcano in the center of the island. This civilization is thought to be one of the bases of the ancient city of Atlantis.

Thera Study II Framed

Jun 12, 2015

A New Way to Purchase my Artwork

Don't wait for summer art festivals, buy my artwork online.

I have just added another way for you to purchase my artwork online with the Square marketplace.  I have limited edition reproductions of my work listed for now and will be adding original artwork soon.
 

My Etsy shop currently has over 80 pieces of original artwork and limited edition reproductions in it.  Have you stopped by recently?  You might see something you love.
 

Apr 20, 2015

Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House 2015

I would like to formally invite you to the 22nd Annual 2015 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 Stutz 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 seventy 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 24th and Saturday, April 25th.  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 vintage car collection that fills up a room on the second floor and also scattered throughout the building.

What all is there to see and do at the Open house?
There are over seventy 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 and a scavenger hunt for kids on Saturday.
In the Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor of the building, there will be “First Peak” which is an art exhibition that features at least one piece of artwork from artists participating in the open house. The exhibition runs through the end of the month.  The gallery is open 11-2PM Monday through Friday and 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 building in the 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?
I have been busy creating work inspired from women throughout history this year. I also have some limited edition prints available this year. To get a preview of my work please visit my website www.bonniefillenwarth.com.   You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram.
 If you would like to purchase artwork prior to the open house, I still have my Etsy shop up and running.  Etsy is an online marketplace for artisans selling handmade items.  This is a great way to make easy purchases through Paypal. www.etsy.com/shop/bonniefillenwarth

 How much does it cost?
Tickets cost $15 the day of the event.  They are $12 in advance from Old National Banking Centers or at the Stutz Business Center Office (317)488-7373. You can also purchase tickets online for $15 at www.stutzartists.com through Eventbrite. Children twelve and under will receive free admission with a paying adult.  Saturday re-entry is free with the previous day’s ticket stub.  Save the enclosed postcard, the back has a three dollar off coupon.

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.

                                                           Hope to see you this year