Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Floretum Club Exhibit - Edmonds, WA


Coldwell Banker Bain in downtown Edmonds is hosting a Floretum Club art exhibit during the month of December. Bonnie Hodges will be showing 11 floral paintings in keeping with the Floretum Club theme.

Bonnie has been successful with her paintings of flowers. This digital painting won 1st Place in Cyber Art at the 2011 Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery:




"Swan Valley Flowers"
Digital Painting
24 x 18


This watercolor of blue columbines was featured on the award-winning 2012 Edmonds Floretum Garden Club yearbook:




"Columbines"
Watercolor
15 x 11

This watercolor was featured on the cover of the 2011 Edmonds Floretum Club Book and in the 2011 In the Red Juried Art Exhibit (Lynnwood, WA):




"Flowers"
Watercolor
10 x 14


Bonnie's "Skagit Valley Daffodils" won Third Place in the Paintings & Drawings category at the Arts of the Terrace 2010 Juried Art Show. It was also featured in the Edmonds Arts Festival 2011 Juried Gallery:




"Skagit Valley Daffodils"
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24


Bonnie will be showing 11 paintings, so please visit the exhibit. The paintings can be previewed at her website: link to still lifes.

Where:

Coldwell Banker Bain
108 5th Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 771-1000

When:

The entire month of December 2012. 

The Third Thursday Art Walk is on December 20 from 5 - 8 pm.


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Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
Edmonds, Washington
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Meet the artists: Hal Sutherland and Bonnie Hodges at Davenport Cellars in Woodinville


Meet the artists: Hal Sutherland and Bonnie Hodges at Davenport Cellars in Woodinville



On Thursday, July 19 from 4-8 p.m., join Knight Visions Gallery at Davenport Cellars in Woodinville as they host an evening of art with artists Hal Sutherland of Woodinville and Bonnie Hodges, of Edmonds. Artwork of more than 10 artists will be showcased during the themed evening wine, art and music event in the Woodinville Warehouse Winery district.
Classically trained and animation legend, Hal Sutherland, began his distinguished career in 1954 on the film, "Sleeping Beauty", because of his passion, fascination and knowledge of horses.  His career in the genre of animation would include Harmon Studios ("Popeye" & "Bozo the Clown", "Dick Tracy"), work at True Line Studios ( "Rod Rocket" ), and then becoming the director and a co-founder of Filmation Studios with Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott.  
While at Filmation Studios, Sutherland received an Emmy for his work on the animated Star Trek series.  Filmation Studios would produce well over 50 animated shows and movies during the mid 60's-80's including the New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek, Fat Albert, The Archie Comedy Hour, Groovy Ghoulies,  Aquaman, The Adventures of Batman, The Hardy Boys, Gilligan's Island, Tarzan,  He-Man, She-Ra and so many more! After 1974, Hal Sutherland returned to Washington State to devote his time to family and a fine art career, and paints to this day...always fascinated by meeting a fellow pioneer along the way!
Bonnie Hodges is an award-winning fine artist in Edmonds, Washington. Bonnie paints landscapes, portraits, still lifes and animal portraits. She works mainly in oil, pastel, and digital media.  Her beautiful and life-like paintings have been described as an alchemy of keen sense of observation, composition and the intuitive ability to capture the entire essence of the figure she is painting.
Featured in galleries, national and international art shows, Hodge's artworks are on display in collections in the USA and Europe. Bonnie teaches oil painting for beginners at Edmonds Community College. She also accepts private students.  

Event Details


Annie Archer
Posted by: Annie Archer





WhereDavenport Cellars 19501 144th Ave NE Ste B600, Woodinville, WA 98072
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Time4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Websitehttp://­www.­knightvi­sions.­com/­
Phone425-487-3408
Price$0


MORE ABOUT DAVENPORT CELLARS

Davenport Cellars

19501 144th Ave NE Ste B600, Woodinville, WA

425-457-4957
Owned by Jeff Jirka and his wife, Sheila, Davenport Cellars is a boutique winery located on 144th Avenue in the warehouse district. It produces a variety of fine blended vintages and offers tastings every Saturday. Tours, in-house events and a wine club are also available.  



http://woodinville.patch.com/events/meet-the-artists-hal-sutherland-and-bonnie-hodges-at-davenport-cellars-in-woodinville


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Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
Edmonds, Washington
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bonnie Hodges' Portraiture: Review by Parisian Art Collector

"The Cheerleader"
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Reminiscent of
Thomas Lawrence

Before I tell of my impressions about Bonnie Hodges' artistry, I must first qualify my statements by explaining how I first met one whom I modestly qualify as the finest living portrait painter of the day. For many years I have collected portraits by renowned artists from the 17th to the 20th century and have offered on loan portraits to major museums. The sitters represented in these portraits, whether famous poets or composers, Kings or Queens brushed by court painters or more intimate renderings by artists of their close friends, portraits have become my companions with whom I hold imaginary conversations and let my life unfold before their understanding eyes. In the following lines, I evoke the portraiture of Bonnie Hodges, not as an art collector, but as an amateur who loves the essence of art and finds it beautifully expressed by her significant talent.

"Woman with Turban"
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Shows mastery of muted and
contrasting colors 
Life has mysterious ways which defy coincidence, and it is by chance that I had the honor of meeting Bonnie Hodges and discovering her work. This brought me the great privilege of visiting her archives with countless works which had never yet been exposed to public viewing. Her "fond d'atelier" is one which merits the detour for any genuine amateur of sensitive portraiture, with many of her works not yet given the honorary place they deserve. From her sketches and preparatory drawings one can measure the mastery that a life of portraiture has brought to her craft, and beyond the academic excellence of her technique she has the unmistakeable genius of giving life to her subject.

"Native American"
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Bonnie Hodges is of the rare breed of portrait artists to have the gift of transposing to a painting much of the nature of the soul of the individual she portrays. While in these materialist times her portraits might be called psychological renditions, they would be referred to by art historians as belonging to the tradition of "humanist portraits," a rare achievement which precious few painters ever reached. For there is a great deal of humanity which is revealed of the figures in her representations, their very being or its quintessential presence given more permanent residence, transfixed onto canvas by a mysterious alchemy of pigments.


"Reclining Woman"
When her portraits include other elements in the sitter's vicinity, one cannot help but observe her sense of composition and a natural intuitive ability to create dramatic tension combining line with color. Beyond her quick pencilling in incisive and rapid strokes of motion-bound shapes and intention-filled expressions, she has a rare gift for color which reminds of Delacroix's teachings, and is able to bring light into her portraits in her own way, different from the quick gleam of Franz Hals portraits or the sheer vibrancy of those by John Singer Sargent. Highlighted by small areas of light, there is something of the soft presence of Regency period portraits by Thomas Lawrence. And her confident lines remind us of those of Degas where I find her greatest connection to an earlier artist, both marrying classical academic influences with a crisp personal style and both on their own distinct path regardless of contemporary currents. Beyond references to other artists who inhabit museums and our collective consciousness, Bonnie Hodges is her own artist and is destined to become a reference unto herself.



Law Office of Cynthia Hodges



"The Gypsy"
Reminiscent of 
Gustave
Courbet's realist movement 
As any art aficionado with an attachment to talent, I find myself wishing that one day I might commission a portrait to proudly display at the Valorism Institute founded in Paris earlier this year. For, beyond the vanity of having one's portrait painted by a gifted artist and the obvious legacy and patrimonial investment it constitutes, it has always been a sure way to link one's own destiny to that of one bound to compel admiration for time to come. I have met people who, from time to time, say "Renoir painted my grandmother" or "my father was friends with Picasso who painted his portrait." In the case of our own offspring, we can proudly grant them the privilege of declaring "my parent was portrayed by Bonnie Hodges."
"Day Dreaming"
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Dr. Richard Oren
Art Collector
Paris, France
November 27, 2011




To see more portraits,
please click here.







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Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
Edmonds, Washington
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Northwest Landscape Artist Featured in Edmonds Art Studio Tour


Landscapes by award-winning Edmonds’ artist, Bonnie Hodges, will be on display at the Edmonds Art Studio Tour (EAST) on the weekend of September 17-18, 2011. The tour features more than 40 Edmonds’ artists in 20 local studios.


"Red Tulip Fields"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
24 x 36
$2,800 Framed


Edmonds, Washington, March 2, 2011 - The Edmonds Art Studio Tour (EAST) will be hosting its annual art studio tour on the weekend of September 17-18, 2011. The tour features more than 40 Edmonds artists in 20 studios, including landscape artist, Bonnie Hodges. The tour is funded in part by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC), which seeks to establish Edmonds as a destination for the arts.
Hodges is a relatively new Edmonds’ resident, but she is already very active on the local art scene. Inspired by the natural beauty of her new Pacific Northwest home, Hodges has captured such scenes as the Edmonds’ ferry, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, and Cannon Beach on canvas. Her paintings have been featured in local shows, such as the Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, the 2010 Edmonds Art Studio Tour, the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show, Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Lowell Art Works in Everett, Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, and at library exhibits in Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. Hodges teaches oil painting classes at Edmonds Community College, and has donated paintings to support local charities, such as the Edmonds Mural Society and the Louis Braille School.

For more information about the exhibit and a map of the studios, please visit the EAST website at http://www.edmondsartstudiotour.com.





Law Office of Cynthia Hodges




About Bonnie Hodges:
Hodges is an award-winning artist in Edmonds, Washington. She holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Maryland, and worked as an illustrator for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Her paintings have been featured in national and international art shows, competitions, on book and magazine covers, and are on display in collections in the USA and Europe.

Contacts:
Nancy Thompson
Co-Chair, 2011 Edmonds Art Studio Tour
Poohfuff (at) aol.com

Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com
www.bonniehodges.com

More information:
What: Edmonds Art Studio Tour

When: Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18, 2011, 10 - 5 pm

Where: Various studios in Edmonds (see EAST map for details)

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Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
Edmonds, Washington
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com


Bonnie Hodges Exhibit Opens February 1



Bonnie Hodges Exhibit Opens February 1

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The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Bonnie Hodges Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West. The exhibit is entitled “Scenes from the Northwest” and will feature paintings by local artist, Bonnie Hodges, and will include scenes of the Edmonds Ferry and Skagit Valley. She works mainly with oil, pastel, watercolor, and digital media. Her realistic style brings spirit and energy to her paintings.




Hodges may be relatively new to the area, but she is already very active on the local art scene. Her paintings have been featured in local shows, such as the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show, Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Edmonds Art Studio Tour, Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Lowell Art Works in Everett, and more. Hodges teaches oil painting classes at Edmonds Community College.

Law Office of Cynthia Hodges



Hodges is an award-winning artist in Edmonds, Washington. She holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Maryland, and worked as an illustrator for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Her paintings have been featured in national and international art shows, competitions, on book and magazine covers, and are on display in collections in the USA and Europe.
The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.
The show runs through February 28 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.
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Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
Edmonds, Washington
artist (at) bonniehodges.com