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Genoa Cowboy Festival may 2015


The Sierra Pastel Society’s
“Signature Member Art Show” thru Jul 27 at EDAC’s ArtSpace Gallery, Placerville w Artists Reception July 20, 2014 6pm > Pastel  
Meadow Grass
Taylor Creek Morning






Best of Show  16 x 20



More good news for me, I have had 2 paintings accepted into Pastels USA 2013 the Pastel Society of the West Coast 27th Annual Pastels USA International Open Exhibition, to be held June 9 - 29 at the Marin Society of Artist's Gallery 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Ross Ca. 415 454 9561
http://www.pswc.ws/index.html



Genoa Cowboy Festival 2015



 "Rare Air, Sierra Nevada Paintings "
All of these paintings and more will be on display and for sale  at the Gallery at the 
Northwest Reno Library at 2325 Robb Drive, Reno
May 10 - June 26  2014
with a reception on May 24  from 2-3 pm

please contact me  at bpaulis@yahoo.com if you are interested, thanks


Autumn Afternoon Light 8 x 32  $1200



Thunderstorm Coming 8 x 32   $1200
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Passing By, Lake Tahoe 8 x 32    $1200

Evening Shades 12 x 36  $1200

The Mountain in Winter 11 x 14
 $900
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Tallac Summer  11 x 14
 $900  SOLD

Sierra Summer, Lily Lake  12 x 16
$900  SOLD
Morning on the Trail 16 x 20
$1,000
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Montane Meadow at  Evening 11 x 14
 $900
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Morning, Lake Tahoe 12 x 24
$1000
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Evening Glow 8 x 10
$340

Summer Clouds, Hope Valley 11 x 14
$900 SOLD
The Mountain Above the Marsh 8 x 10
$340

Winter in the Valley  8 x 10
 $340
Zephyr Cove Reflections 8 x 10
 $340
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Late Day, Fallen Leaf Lake 8 x 10
 $340
Clouds over the Lake 5 x 7
 $195
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Path to the Lake 5 x 7
$195
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Whitecaps on the Lake 4 x 6
$165 SOLD

Clouds Above the Marsh 4 x 6
$165


I have received notice that I had a painting " Mid Winter Day, Fallen Leaf Lake" 16 x 20 accepted into the 83rd Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit : Incredible Spaces
the show opens June 1 and closes June 30, 2013 reception is Saturday June 8 3-5 pm, I was in the show 2 years ago and the art is really worth a look see if you are in the area
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Ca.

Mid-Winter Day Fallen Leaf Lake 16 x 20



The 3rd Annual Sample the Sierra Festival is being held over Labor Day Weekend 2012!!!


Sunday September 2nd, 2012


Lake Tahoe's only Farm to Fork Festival features 15 local wineries paired with 15 local chefs to create tasting samples using locally grown products from 15 farmers here in the Sierra Nevadas.  Festival highlights include food & wine tasting, a marketplace featuring local art and products,  live music by Trey Stone, and a Sierra Chef Challenge.

Park and take public transportation, walk or bicycle. Come early for the best experience.

I will be participating, it's a fun and DELICIOUS event !
Heart of the Jewel, Emerald Bay 12 x 36



I have a painting "SUMMER CLOUDS, HOPE VALLEY "  juried into the Pastel Society of the West Coast's 25th Pastels USA International Open Exhibition to be held at the Haggin Museum opening on April 24 and running through June 19 to be held at the 
Haggin Museum
 1201 N. Pershing Ave.
Stockton, Ca.
http://www.pswc.ws/
My painting was awarded the Margo Schulzke award, my first in a Pastels USA International show, quite an honor!

Just found out that I am included on this website, Pretty Neat !!!    http://www.scoop.it/t/landscape-artists

‘Tahoe in Bloom’ Garden Tour July 29 2012

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"It’s flower season. Watch your step!
To show off nature’s handiwork, our local gardeners at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host the 9th annual “Tahoe in Bloom” Garden Tour in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Besides the lovely gardens, headlining the tour is the much anticipated raffle for a giclee print of  “Tallac Summer” shown here by South Lake Tahoe artist Bonita Paulis who donated it to help raise money for the Museum.
This year’s garden tour will feature four gardens in the Angora Fire burn area, three off Pioneer Trail, and one in town where you’ll be treated to refreshments and music. Each garden will be available for viewing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
Tickets for the 2012 “Tahoe in Bloom” Garden Tour are only $20 and can be purchased at Aspen Hollow, Nels, Sun Basin and Tahoe Outdoor Living as well as the Historical Society Museum located at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Raffle tickets for the framed giclee of the original “Tallac Summer” pastel byBonita Paulis are $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets.  You can see the painting at the Museum and exhibits of Tahoe history and Osgood’s Toll Booth Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The garden tour is the primary fund raiser for the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum which is located at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd next to the TAL Art Center and the South Lake Tahoe Art Center. For more information about this South Lake Tahoe event, please call the Museum at 530-541-5458." by Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture Website


Here are the paintings I have completed in the last 3 days, all in the Hope Valley area.

Here are the paintings I have completed in the last 3 days, all in the Hope Valley area.


Second Annual Markleeville Plein Air - 2012  
                June 19 - 23, 2012
                    Exhibition & Sale June 23 - July 31, 2012

                      (Plein Air means painting "in the open air") 

Come watch the artists paint our beautiful vistas in Alpine County then you can purchase these paintings at the Markleeville Art Gallery. 

Markleeville Peak Morning 8 x 10

Morning at Pickett's Junction 8 x 10

First Day Of Summer, Hope Valley 8 x 10 SOLD

River Bend 5 x 7
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Sparkling River
( below Waterhouse Peak) 5 x 7
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Faith Valley Morning 4 x 6
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Artists will paint sunrise until sunset June 19 through June 22 at locations of their choice in Alpine County.  Artists will be painting in Hope Valley, Markleeville, and the many mountains, lakes, rivers and beautiful vistas that Alpine County has to offer.  Call gallery for artists locations.

Wednesday artists will be painting in Hope Valley area.

On Saturday morning, all the artists will be painting in the quaint little ol' town of Markleeville.  Reception starts at noon so come meet the artists and see what beautiful paintings they have created in just a few days.

Artwork exhibition and sale starts June 23 and will be in the Markleeville Art Gallery until July 31, 2012. Many of these artists have artwork currently on display in the gallery.


If you would like a brochure or want to be on the gallery mailing list, please email markleevilleartgallery@gmail.com or call gallery at 530 694-ARTS (2787). 
This is a list of 2012 artists - Bonita Paulis, Ray Freeman, Lady Jill Mueller, Thaleia Georgiades, Mike Bagdonas,
Kit Night, Greg Drinkwine, Erik Holland, Emma Auriemma, Marti Walker, Ron Schlorff, Richard Shokouh, Jane Welles, Cheryl LeClair-Sommer, James McKew, Beth Winfield, Debbie Gualco, Deborah Hill and Ida Glazier.

I'm adding pictures of a couple of paintings started on location and finished later in the studio
Faith Valley Evening 5 x 7




Boulder in the Meadow 11 x 14
off Blue Lakes Road
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WILD WESTERN LANDSCAPES

Please join us at HQ for a reception for award-winning pastel artist Bonita Paulis and her exhibit, Wild Western Landscapes.
one person show for the month of June
Featured Artist: Bonita Paulis Reception June 1, 6-8 pm

BONA FIDE BOOKS HQ

1069 Magua Street #4
Meyers, CA. (behind Getaway Cafe)



Pleasanton Weekly News








Late winter pastel exhibit opens in downtown Pleasanton 
Public show features trio of award-winning artists

Just in time for a week ofValentine's Day celebrations in downtown Pleasanton, three artists who are signature members of West Coast pastel art societies are showing their "Love of Art in Pastel" paintings to the public at Studio Seven Art on Main Street.
The exhibit, which is free to the public, features master pastel painters Debbie Wardrope, Bonita Paulis and Marla Baggetta. They're varying works show breathtaking landscapes, California vineyards and other colorful scenes.

"Nothing matches the color and inspirations of pastels," said Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio Seven Arts, which is hosting this late winter exhibition featuring bold and colorful works of the three master artists.

"Our featured works by Debbie, Bonita and Marla typify some of the finest work in natural scenes."

Debbie Wardrope is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast who also works in oil and acrylics. She teaches art through the city of Pleasanton for children and adults. Next Saturday, she will be at Studio Seven from 10 to 2 p.m. to demonstrate her pastel techniques and to showcase her latest works.

Bonita Paulis, a signature member of the Sierra Pastel Society, has created paintings from a diverse collection of areas in the western U.S., from the High Sierra, to the California coast and the desert southwest.

Marla Bagetta, who is a signature member of the Pastel Societies of America and Oregon, has been a professional artist since 1983 when she began painting the landscape. She is one of the West's' leading representational painters with her compelling and sophisticated imagery.

Studio Seven Arts, one of the Bay Area's largest art galleries, has been voted by readers as the 'Best Art Gallery in Pleasanton' by the Pleasanton Weekly in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2011, the studio was awarded the 'Best of the East Bay' by Diablo Magazine. The store is located at 400 Main St.

http://www.zoomvillage.com/newsStory.cfm?newsID=2607

http://lifeinpleasanton.wordpress.com/
Tallac Summer pastel 11 x 14 SOLD
Sugarpine Morning pastel 11 x 14
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"Trail to Heather Lake" SOLD

  • "Trail to Heather Lake"
    pastel 14 x 11 2nd place winner in the signature category at the "Spring Brilliance" show in Placerville, ca. EDAC building, main street
  • http://www.scoop.it/t/landscape-artists

Events 2012

  • http://www.samplethesierra.com/
  • Sample the Sierra Sept 2 2012 1-5
  • Artist Reception and Plein Air event Markleeville July 29
  • Kirkwood Wildflower Festival July 28
  • Markleeville Plein Air Event June 19 - 23, 2012.

April 24 – June 19, 2011

The Pastel Society of the West Coast brings itsPastels USA: 25th Annual International Open Exhibition back to The Haggin Museum beginningSunday, April 24 throughSunday, June 19.
The Pastel Society of the West Coast was founded by a handful of dedicated artists from Northern California. Some of the most elite pastel painters in the country enter the annual exhibition.
Since only about 100 paintings are placed in the show, acceptance is considered a worthy accomplishment. This year's exhibition attracted 555 entries from 172 artists


PSWC 25th Pastels USA International Open Exhibition



I have a painting "SUMMER CLOUDS, HOPE VALLEY " juried into the Pastel Society of the West Coast's 25th Pastels USA International Open Exhibition to be held at the Haggin Museum opening on April 24 and running through June 19 to be held at the

Haggin Museum

1201 N. Pershing Ave.

Stockton, Ca.


My painting received the Margo Schulzke Award, thanks!!

2009 43rd Mother Lode National Art Exhibition

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 I  had 2 paintings accepted into the 43rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association , juried by Dan Petersen and to be held at the Placerville Shakespeare Club 2940 Bedford Ave. Placerville Ca. from August 16 through August 30,on the left " Red Autumn Willows" 16x20, on the right " Big White Pine" 18x24 This tree was a stop on a hike last summer, base is about 28 feet around and it is rumored to be one of the largest white pines in the Sierras, a real beauty

North Tahoe Plein Air 2009

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The Plein Air Event at Northstar at Tahoe was a lot of fun, great weather this year and lots of activity during the show and exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, With so many beautiful paintings created I was very honored to be one of the award winners and pleased to sell 3 of my 5 pieces during the show. Many thanks to the judges, Craig Mitchell, Paul Kratter and Zee Zee Mott, and to Lois and Andy Skaff again for all their hard work putting the event together.



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Markleeville Plein Air Event ( First Annual)
June 21 through June 25, 2011

Come watch twelve Plein Air artists paint Markleeville and Alpine county with its beautiful vistas of mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys and cute quaint places like Markleeville and Hope Valley. Artists and collector reception June 25 between 2 PM and 4 PM then grand opening of the Markleeville Art Gallery for showing of all the artwork done during the event. 
Artwork will be available for sale at the gallery until July 31, 2011. 
Reception tickets $20. Space limited. Artist inlcude (so far) Charles Muench, Greg Drinkwine, Eric Holland, Lady Jill Muller, Don Fontine, Ray Freeman, Thaleia Georgiades, Bonita Paulis, Ron Schlorff.


Markleeville Plein Air Event ( Our First Annual) June 21 through June 25, 2011

Meadow Afternoon
Buttercups by the River SOLD
Early Spring SOLD
Markleeville Plein Air Event  ( First Annual)
June 21 through June 25, 2011

Come watch twelve Plein Air artists paint Markleeville and Alpine county with its beautiful vistas of mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys and cute quaint places like Markleeville and Hope Valley.  Artists and collector reception June 25 between 2 PM and 4 PM then grand opening of the Markleeville Art Gallery for showing of all the artwork done during the event. 
Artwork will be available for sale at the gallery until July 31, 2011. 
Reception tickets $20.  Space limited. Artist inlcude (so far) Charles Muench, Greg Drinkwine, Eric Holland, Lady Jill Muller, Don Fontine, Ray Freeman, Thaleia Georgiades, Bonita Paulis, Ron Schlorff.



PSWC 25th Pastels USA International Open Exhibition



I have a painting "SUMMER CLOUDS, HOPE VALLEY "  juried into the Pastel Society of the West Coast's 25th Pastels USA International Open Exhibition to be held at the Haggin Museum opening on April 24 and running through June 19 to be held at the 

Haggin Museum

 1201 N. Pershing Ave.

Stockton, Ca.

http://www.pswc.ws/
My painting was awarded the Margo Schulzke award, my first in a Pastels USA International show, quite an honor!  
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2010 Los Gatos Plein Air Art Show & Auction



Shoreline Path SOLD
Just returned from the show, great weather, beautiful green hills everywhere, I sold all 4 of the paintings I entered in the event!!!   but forgot to take pics of 3 of them, the one above is "Shoreline Path" 11x14, painted on Thursday morning at the edge of Lexington Reservoir, just west of town. I have been juried into the 2010 Los Gatos Plein Air Art Show & Auction June 2-5 We will be painting around the town and area from Wednesday June 2 through Friday June 4, Friday evening will be the Gala Plein Air at California Cafe in Old Town Center and Saturday June 5 will be the art show and auction at Old Town Center 11:00 to 6:00. Los Gatos is a beautiful little Classic California Town in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the way to Santa Cruz.



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The Plein Air Event at Northstar at Tahoe was a lot of fun, great weather this year and lots of activity during the show and exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, With so many beautiful paintings created I was very honored to be one of the award winners and pleased to sell 3 of my 5 pieces during the show. Many thanks to the judges, Craig Mitchell, Paul Kratter and Zee Zee Mott, and to Lois and Andy Skaff again for all their hard work putting the event together.

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North Tahoe Plein Air 2009 

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The North Tahoe Plein Air show ( formerly Martis Valley Plein Air Show) is coming up soon, I and 37 other artists will be painting on location at various locations around North Tahoe from September 9-11. On Sept, 12 and 13 there will be a public exhibit , sale and painting demonstrations at the Village at Northstar Saturday 12-7 Sunday 11-4 On the same weekend as the Autumn Food and Wine Festival. From Sept 14-October 18 the exhibit moves to North Tahoe Arts 380 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City. The painting on the left is a view of "Liv's Beach" on the east shore of Lake Tahoe near Logan Shoals which I did in oil pastel before Liv and I went for a kayak ride on the lake, beautiful day !



Santa Cruz Art League 79th annual Statewide Exhibition "Irreplaceable Places; Contemporary Landscape Painters of California


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I have had 2 paintings juried into the Santa Cruz Art League's 79th annual Statewide Exhibition entitled " Irreplaceable Places" Contemporary California Landscape Painters. Shown above they are "High Sierra Gem, Caples Lake 12x36 and Glacial Reflections, Roundtop Lake and 3 Sisters 18x24 the reception is Saturday June 6 from 3-5 pm at 526 Broadway in Santa Cruz and the exhibit runs from June 6-28. I also have found out that I have been juried into the North Tahoe Plein Air 2009. It was previously "Seasons of Martis" The judging will take place Saturday September 12 and the public sale and exhibit will run through Sunday, September 13th. It will be at The Village at Northstar again this year , at the same time as the Autumn Food and Wine Festival, and will have a continuing exhibit and sale at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City from September 14-October 18.


2009 43rd Mother Lode National Art Exhibition

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 I  had 2 paintings accepted into the 43rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association , juried by Dan Petersen and to be held at the Placerville Shakespeare Club 2940 Bedford Ave. Placerville Ca. from August 16 through August 30,on the left " Red Autumn Willows" 16x20, on the right " Big White Pine" 18x24 This tree was a stop on a hike last summer, base is about 28 feet around and it is rumored to be one of the largest white pines in the Sierras, a real beauty



SHOWS AND EVENTS

  • Los Gatos Plein Air event; just returned from a week in the Bay Area, painting around the town of Los Gatos, beautiful weather, green everywhere , sold all 4 of the paintings I entered in the event!
  • "SPRING BRILLIANCE" Sierra pastel Society Membership Show EDAC building, Main Street, Placerville Ca. 2nd place for " THE TRAIL TO HEATHER LAKE "
  • 2010 "Pastels USA" 24th International Open Exhibition ( 2 Paintings! :) ) Went to pick up the paintings and found that "January in the Sierras" had sold! bet that nice cool snow looked good on a hot summer day in Los Gatos.
  • 2010 Los Gatos Plein Air Art Show & Auction
  • North Tahoe Plein Air 2009
  • 2009 43rd Mother Lode National Art Exhibition
  • 79th Annual Statewide Exhibition
  • "Irreplaceable Places" Contemporary California Landscape Painters
  • Santa Cruz Art League June 6-28 http://www.scal.org/
  • North Tahoe Plein Air Sept 9-13 NorthStar at Tahoe



GENOA CANDY DANCE -- I'LL BE THERE !


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Event Dates

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Annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire

The Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire is on the last full weekend of September each year. The dates for the 92nd Annual Candy Dance Faire are Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

http://www.genoanevada.org/candydancefaire.htm