Born in Abilene, Kansas, Bonese Collins Turner is an artist, designer, educator who deals primarily with drawing, painting and printmaking. She works out of her studio in Woodland Hills, CA.
These series "...in the beginning" and "Ongoing Concerns" are both the outgrowths of my long, continuing exploratin by visual means. Simply speaking, they are an artist's musings on science and our world shaped by personal experience and the excitement of our time. Memories of childhood visits to my father's laboratories still retain that feeling of wonder and mystery. These works attempt to express some of that same wonder and mystery; they are also a small tribute to my father and others like him - those that seek knowledge, question, explore and strive. The work is intensely personal, autobiographical and, I hope, still meaningful and insightful to others.
Major Exhibitions (selected)
Her work has been exhibited in:
The White House
The Butler Institute of American Art
Rocky Mountain National
National Watercolor Society
The San Diego Watercolor Society
The 1984 Olympics Art Festival
and numerous other exhibitions.
Major permanent collections
Her works hang in the permanent collections of:
The Brand Library, Glendale, CA
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Home Savings and Loan, Los Angeles, CA
Oregon Council for the Arts, Newport, OR
the Nebraska Public Libraries Collection, Lincoln, NE
San Bernardino Sun Telegram Newspapers Collection, CA
Hartung Performing Arts Center, Moscow, Idaho
The Robert V. Fulton Museum of Art, California State University, San Bernardino, CA
She has had over 30 one-person exhibits.
Publications, Interviews, and Reviews(selected)
"Who's Who in the West"
"Who's Who in American Women"
"Who's Who in American Art"
"Who's Who in the World"
"California Art Review"
"The Best of Drawing and Sketching"
"Watercolor Magic Magazine" (Autumn 1999)
"100 Artists of the West Coast" by Tina Skinner, Schiffer Publishing, 2009
Asahi and American cable television
Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Press Telegram
Glendale News Press
Juror Experience (selected)
National Watercolor Society - 1991, 1980
Brand National Exhibiton - 1996, 1980
San Diego Art Institute
Valley Watercolor Society
Collage Society of America
Bonese currently serves on the Advisory Board to the College of Art & Architecture, University of Idaho and to Collegiate Press of San Diego, CA. She was selected by the Dale Chihuly Foundation to teach a watercolor seminar in 2005. She was elected President of the National Watercolor Society for 1989-90 and was awarded Life Membership in 1990.
Adjunct Art Professor, L.A. Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
Adjunct Art Professor, Moorpoark College, Moorpark, CA
Adjunct Art Professor, LA Valley College, Valley Village, CA
Art Professor, California State University, Northridge, CA
Guest Art Instructor, Arrowmount College of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
California State University, Northridge, CA
(MA - Magna Cum Laude)
University of Idaho (Med, BS (Ed) Summa Cum Laude)