Year in Review
As we reflect on the passing year, we would like to offer our thanks and acknowledge our loyal clients, fervent collectors, and talented artists. Thank you for supporting our mission and for being a part of our journey.
We began 2019 with a celebration of women, featuring the works of eleven regional artists in our show Engaging Women. Leslye Discont Arian, Harriet Moore Ballard, Judy Barie, Ruth Bercaw, Cathie Bleck, Linda Butler, Susan Danko, Marilyn Farinacci, Pam Gilliland, Kathleen Hammett, and Ashley Sullivan all created visually compelling pieces. With fashions provided by women’s clothing store Evie Lou, Bonfoey hosted Art & Style, a fashion show benefitting the Norma Herr Women’s Center, to support the center’s important role in aiding homeless women.
The month of May brought the opportunity to partner with Laura and Fred Bidwell to host the FRONT International Canvas City Portfolio Benefit. The sales of the portfolio, which included six limited-edition silkscreens, were to fund the completion of six Canvas City murals in downtown Cleveland. We are thrilled to see the completed murals by Odili Donald Odita, Julian Stanczak, and Kay Rosen, and look forward to seeing the completion of the Heimo Zobernig, Sarah Morris, and Michelle Grabner murals.
Gary Bukovnik reunited with us in June to showcase his new book, Flowers – Forever Spring. Our show, Forever Spring, included new floral watercolors he painted earlier in the year while in China, along with watercolors that were featured in the book. This exhibition marked Bukovnik’s tenth one-person show with Bonfoey and his sixth international book release. His works are in many museums and private collections, but Gary was proud to have a work accepted into the Cleveland Institute of Art’s collection during his visit.
In September, we welcomed Darius Steward’s strong visual voice in Moving On through a partnership with Thomas French Fine Art. Steward’s masterful watercolor portraits feature his two children and investigate formal, social, and racial contrasts. After viewing the exhibition, Plain Dealer art critic Steve Litt declared that “Steward has the chops to continue producing important, attention-getting work that is already being collected by museums.”
November 1, we opened our current exhibition, Artists to Watch, including works by Helen Lewis, Lisa Schonberg, Robert Robinson, Mark Krieger, Kristina Paabus, and Susan Morosky. Collectively and independently, these artists and their pieces create a gestural, energetic, and introspective environment that flows into our upper and lower galleries.
We are grateful for all who were compelled to see a show, were inspired by our artists, and contributed to our successful year! Thank you. On to 2020!
ARTISTS TO WATCH | NOVEMBER 1-DECEMBER 7
THE BONFOEY GALLERY
1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115