Bonnie Wilber

A Member of
The MAC - McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Ave # 100
Dallas, TX
(214) 953-1212

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is a non-profit contemporary visual and performing arts space.

My art attempts to depict the human condition with imagination and humor. Color is paramount in strong oil paintings, while my etchings are more illusive, many in a unique grid style.

Many of my works express my interest in the arts along with a strong love of cats. Family and events in my life also have been an influence. I have done etchings about each family member and elements of these etchings have been worked into paintings that depict family history I have been told that I produce my art in an unusual way, working from etchings to paintings. Most modern artists work from paintings to prints, although I was told that Jasper Johns also works from prints to paintings.

In recent years I experimented with combining oil paintings with etchings, making the etching part of the scene in the paintings. The etchings are attached with rabbit skin glue and painted into so that they become part of the painting.

Each work starts with an idea floating in my head and is an experiment in progress until I decide it is done.

Curriculum Vitae

Media:
Oil Painting and Intaglio
Education:
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1982
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Boston Architectural School, Boston, MA
One Person Exhibitions:
Cafe Izmir 3711 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX, July 2007
Enchilada’s-Addison 2004-2005
Frank Borman School, Denton, TX February, 1992
Eastfield College Gallery, Mesquite, TX November 1990
Group Exhibitions:
Broomfield ART Guild 4 Town Regional Show Broomfield Auditorium July 2013
Delta, 2013 Anual Membership Show The MAC 3120 Mckinney Ave # 100 Dallas, TX . July 27, 2013 to August 31, 2013
Broomfield's First Annual Wonderful World of Miniature Show. April 30-June 1. Broomfield City Hall 2013. Sponsered by Palleteers
Broomfield Art Guild Membership Show 2012 Broomfield Auditorium Nov. 16-Dec. 28,
Broomfield Art Guild 1 x 1 Show Broomfield Auditorium September 13-27. 2012
Broomfield's First Annual Wonderful World of Miniature Show. April 30-June 1. Broomfield City Hall 2012
Broomfield Art Guild Membership Show 2011 Broomfield Auditorium Nov. 16-Dec. 28,
Blast from the Past Six Woman Artists Broomfiled, Co Auditorium April 19'th 22nd-May 19th. 2011
Broomfield Council on Arts and Humanities Call for the Arts Show Broomfield City Hall October 11-29, 2010
Colorado Visions. North Metro Arts Alliance. 4800 W. 92'nd. St. North Metro Arts Alliance, Westminster, Co April 15-May 28, 2010
Miniature Show Gallery 3698, 3698 72'nd St. Westminster, Co Jan. 15-Feb. 15,2010 Honorable mention.
Broomfield Art Guild Membership Show 2009 Broomfield Auditorium Nov. 16-Dec. 28, 2009 Merit Award
15th Annual Members Invitational The MAC 3120 Mckinney Ave # 100 Dallas, TX . XV Anything August 12, 2009 to August 29, 2009
Dallas Arts Revue, The Winter Show at the Bath House Cultural Center December 6, 2008 through January 3, 2009
14th Annual Members Invitational The MAC 3120 Mckinney Ave # 100 Dallas, TX gastronomia | erótica y estimulante August 02, 2008 to August 31, 2008
Trade USA Showroom Gallery 5019 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 2000-2005
Lakewood Theater Two Person Show 2002
Milam Gallery Two Person Show 5224 Milam Street Dallas, TX October 1994
Milam Gallery Group Exhibition 5224 Milam Street Dallas, TX November 1993
Crossing Over the White Line Dallas Women’s Caucus for the Arts November 1993 Upper & Lower Pavillions 2001 Ross Avenue
Six Artists from Texas Durango Arts Center, Durango , Co June 29-July 17, 1993
Week-end Gallery, Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX October- December 1992
Boston/Dallas Printmakers, Milton Academy, Milton, MA Oct.- Nov. 1992
SMU Printmakers Exhibition, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX , September 1992
Boston/Dallas Printmakers, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX October 1991
Rossi Gallery, McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX April1 1991
Greenhill School, Spring Valley, Dallas, TX 1991, also guest lecturer
SMU Alumni Printmaker’s Exhibition, Hughes-Trig Gallery Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 1990
Perspectives, Hughes-Trig Gallery Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX March,1990
Waterworks Gallery, Addison, TX March 1990
Flowers, Faces, Fetishes and Fantisies, Gallery Gorpal, Travis Walk, Dallas, TX, May-June 1989
SIXOFUS, Deep Elum Theater Garage, 3411 Main Street, Dallas, TX Nov., 1988
A Woman’s Space, Top Floor Gallery, 500 Exhibition, Dallas, TX Nov., 1986
Images of Woman, Top Floor Gallery, 500 Exhibition, Dallas, TX Sept., 1986
SMU Salon Faculty, Alumni show, The Crescent Gallery, Dallas, TX. March-April.1988
The Art of Printmaking, Sheraton Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, 400 Olive St., Dallas, TX, January-February 1988
SIXOFUS, Connection Gallery 3200 Main Street, Dallas, TX. May-June 1987
Four Printmakers, Eastfield College Gallery, Mesquite, TX November, 1985
Open Show, 500 Exhibition Gallery, Dallas, TX, May, 1985, 86, 88
Juried Exhibitions:
Broomfield Art Guild Annual Juried Membership Show Broomfield Auditorium Nov 15 - Dec 29, 2011
Recycled Exhibit Broomfield Auditorium July 2011
Broomfield Art Guild Annual Juried Membership Show Broomfield Auditorium Nov 12 - Dec 29, 2010
Broomfield Council on Arts and Humanities Call for the Arts Show Broomfield City Hall October 11-29, 2010
25'th Annual NationalFine Art Show Louisville Center for the ArtsSept 4-12, 2010
Broomfield Art Guild Annual Juried membership show, Broomfield Auditorium, November 16 - December 28, 2009, Merit Award
Common Ground, New Directions, National Exhibition, Dallas, City Hall Oct- Nov., 1990, Luanne Stovall, juror
Lakewood juried Exhibition, Lakewood library, Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX June 1999, First Prize - printmaking, Mike Hart, juror
DWGA Juried Membership show, ARCO Tower, Dallas, TX March, 1990 Second Prize, Mary Vernon, juror
Common Ground, Without boundaries, three state exhibition, Dallas City Hall, Dallas, TX November 1989, Marilyn Zetlin, juror
DFW Slide Registry Annual, Arlington, TX July-August 1989 First Prize, Vicki Meek juror
Director D’Art KERA Juries Show, Grand Kapinski Hotel, Dallas Texas April 1988 Honorable mention, Adolfo Nodel, juror
Contemporary Art Center, New Orlean The 500 Juried Exhibition Trammel Crow Center, Dallas, TX March 1988 Honorable Mention Woman Artists of three states, Dallas City hall Novembert 1987
Critic's choice, D’Art 1987 Featured in program Texas Realism
1984 Austin Texas Lardo Escardo Six State Exhibition Hobbs, NM
1985 Dallas Chapter, Texas Fine art association
1984 Honorable Mention Dallas Chapter Texas Fine Art First Prize and merchandise award
D. W. Galerie first juried exhibition 1984
Pembrook Art Association Pembrook MA
Copley Society of Boston member’s exhibitions 1976-1979 Honorable mention 1976
Brookline Arts Society 1976-1979 Second prize 1977
Reviews:
Janet Kutner, Dallas Morning News May 21, 1986
Current Memberships:
Broomfield Council on Arts and Humanities BoardMember
Connections in Art, Broomfield, CO
Louisville Art Association, Louisville, CO
Broomfield Art Guild, Broomfield, CO President 2012,2113
The MAC 3120 McKinney Ave # 100 Dallas, TX