Camos attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in the mid 1970’s, studying under Elemore Morgan, Herman Mhire and Robert Wiggs. In 2005, Camos returned to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to complete her BA in visual arts.
Exhibitions and Commissioned Works
While working and raising a family, Camos has had numerous important group and solo exhibitions throughout Acadiana, including the Bridge Collection, which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She has also participated in public art projects, including Palates and Pate, and Pelicans on Parade. Her works have been exhibited in New Orleans at Louisiana Art Works and Steve Martin Fine Art Gallery. In 2008, Camos was a finalist in “Art Melt” at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In February 2014, Camos and visual artist Terree Tisdale-Kwarteng were commissioned by the Acadiana Symphony Association to create a montage representing Mardi Gras for a fundraiser auction. This same work illustrated the cover of the Symphony’s February 2014 issue of Overture magazine. Camos and the Symphony have enjoyed an ongoing association since 2005, the first year that the organization commissioned her work.
In 2012, Camos was commissioned to create the Games of Acadiana poster for the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center, and, in 2010, shared the distinction of official artist with Craig “WhooJoo” McCullen for Festival Internationale de Louisiane, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Camos has been commissioned by Faith House Women’s Shelter, the American Cancer Society, and Hospice of Acadiana, to create works for their fundraising events.
In 2001, Camos conceived, co-authored, and illustrated “The Gris Gris Sisters,” in collaboration with Jo Englerth. The story centers upon the comical misadventures of sisters Audrey and Camille, while also teaching simple French phrases.
Camos also published illustrations in Angels in the Kitchen, the cookbook for Hospice of Acadiana, and her works have appeared on the covers of the February and April 2010 issues of Bon Temps: The Official Guide to Good Times in Acadiana.
The artist’s lifelong personal commitment and service to notable causes has been celebrated with numerous awards from Faith House, the Acadiana Arts Council, and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. Camos’ works are on permanent display in the private collections of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Faith House, and Hospice of Acadiana, charitable organizations which provide vital support to Acadiana’s most needy. A firm believer in educational outreach, Camos has been a longstanding promoter of arts education in Lafayette, providing demonstrations at local schools and surrounding communities. Work & Education History 2007 – 2009 Owner and Director, Visions Art Gallery & Studio, Lafayette, LA 2005 BFA Visual Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 1970’s Studied under Elemore Morgan, Herman Mhire, Robert Wiggs, University of Southwestern Louisiana Affiliations Lafayette Art Association Crowley Art Association Louisiana Crafts Guild Public Art Projects 2008 – 2013 Palates and Pate, Acadiana Outreach Center, Lafayette, LA 2010 Official Artist, Festival Internationale de Louisiane, Lafayette, LA 2001 Pelicans on Parade, Acadiana Arts Council, Lafayette, LA
Bonnie H. Camos
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
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