Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Local Artist Featured in Mount Lake Terrace Library Exhibit




Local Artist Featured in Mount Lake Terrace Library Exhibit

Paintings by local artist, Bonnie Hodges, will be on display at the Mount Lake Terrace Library in February 2011. The “Scenes from the Northwest” exhibit is sponsored by the Mount Lake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission as part of its mission to promote the arts in Mount Lake Terrace.

"Cannon Beach"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
12 x 18



"Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
18 x 36


Mount Lake Terrace, Washington, January 5, 2011 - An exhibit entitled “Scenes from the Northwest” will be on display at Mount Lake Terrace Library (23300 58th Avenue West) in February 2011. The exhibit features paintings by local artist, Bonnie Hodges, and will include scenes of the Edmonds Ferry and Skagit Valley. The Mount Lake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community. Its “mission is to nurture, support and promote the cultural arts as a vital element of our community’s quality of life, economic viability and vibrant community identity.” The Commission views the “arts as vital to the human spirit, a means to connect a diverse community, and essential to the health and vitality of our city.”



"Skagit Valley Daffodils"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24

Awarded 3rd place in paintings & drawings category
in
Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show

"Skagit Valley Tulips"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24



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. She has also donated paintings to support local charities, such as the Edmonds Mural Society and the Louis Braille School.




Hodges works mainly with oil, pastel, watercolor, and digital media. Her realistic style brings spirit and energy to her paintings. Jerry Goldstein, the owner of Post Gallery in Houston, described Hodges as “an extremely versatile artist [with] an ability to be tight and expressive with a use of color value that is extremely good.”
"Edmonds Ferry at Sunset"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
16 x 12


"Edmonds Ferry Docking at Sunset"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
24 x 36

For more information about the exhibit, please see the Mount Lake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission website at http://www.cityofmlt.com > City Services > City Council > Advisory Boards and Commission > Arts Advisory Commission.

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:

Mountlake Terrace Library
23300 58th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4630
(425) 771-1933

Bonnie Hodges Fine Art
425-673-2525
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com
www.bonniehodges.com

More information:
What: Scenes from the Northwest Exhibit - paintings by Bonnie Hodges

When: February 2011. The Mountlake Terrace Library is open Mondays to Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm, Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Where: Mount Lake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4630

Please see Enterprise Newspaper article about exhibit: Northwest scenes at MLT Library

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Edmonds, Washington
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com


Bonnie Hodges Animal Portraits



Friday, January 7, 2011

Lowell Art Work's January 2011 Juried Show - Domestic Animals Show


Please join us for this fun show featuring domestic animals at Lowell Art Works in Everett, Washington.




January 15 - February 12: Lowell Art Work's January 2011 Juried Show - Domestic Animals Show


Opening Reception: Saturday, January 15th, 4-9 PM
Address: 5205 S. 2nd Ave., Everett, WA 98203






The painting chosen by the gallery for its promotional materials is one of Bonnie's digital paintings.

"Got My Mouse!"
Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
20 x 16


Other paintings that will be in the show are:


"Rex"

Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
20 x 24

Featured in Fur, Feathers & Fins Juried Show
at Parklane Gallery, October 6 - 31, 2009

"Charlie"

Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
16 x 20

"Black Giant Schnauzer"

Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
16 x 20


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Edmonds, Washington
Artist (at) bonniehodges.com