Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Celebrations by Bistro 108 Artist Bonnie J. McConnell

Celebrations by Bistro 108, Banquets, Wine Bar & Market would like to introduce you to Bonnie J. McConnell and her fabulous art. She is creative and goes to great links to produce her work.  Thanks Bonnie for sharing your talents will us.


Bonnie J. McConnell was born in Houston and graduated with Honors from the University of St. Thomas in the 70’s with a degree in Art, the tutelage of Earl Staley, Jack Boyton and the contributing impact and inspiration of the DeMenil’s. 

Although Bonnie produced art throughout her life, her artistic ambitions were restrained by child-raising and the demands of an entrepreneurial real estate business.  But upon grand-parenthood and retirement, her drive for art-making was unleashed. 

With new-found time and attention, she discovered and explored the painterly potential of Polaroid Transfers, emulsion lifts and chemical enhancements until Polaroid film ceased to be manufactured.  Forced to divert her experimentation, she began to explore new alternatives in digital photographic processes and is now on the cutting edge of the emerging field of digitally enhanced photography.  She creates her own substrates using transfer film, handmade papers, metals, and multiple other processes.

Houston Center for Photography-juried student show

“Twisted Sisters Family Reunion
BastropTX 2011

“Twisted Sisters”
Mary Nichols Art Guild
SmithvilleTx 2010

Mark Chapman Award
ArtWalk 2010

Group Show
Height’s Coffee House,
Houston, 2010

Fotofest 2008

Annual Membership Shows
The Art Guild of Rural Texas,
Fayetteville, 2007 - Present

Bonnie’s Eye”
The Art Guild of Rural Texas
Fayetteville, 2006