Diverse in her many points of interest Bonnie Sprung brings all her talents into whatever she is creating.The sculpture of her physique, muscles captured on film, theatrical stages transformed,the many workings of graphics, illustration, oils, public art and computer takes Bonnie in all types of directions.
Born in New York with a paintbrush in her hand in the year of '58. She has always been an artist. After high school in Altamonte Springs, FL she freelanced as a graphics artist; as she attended Valencia Community College '76-'78. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in fine arts; specializing in oil painting, printing, lettering, and visualization. Valencia is where she got her first taste of theatrical production. Coining the name Valencia Character Company, she created the sets and makeup for a number of productions.
Bonnie moved back to New York in '78 to acquire her Bachelor of Arts degree at Hofstra University in '80 with a major in Theatrical production and minor in graphics design. She specialized in makeup and set design. Trained in perspective drawing, two to three dimensional design, drafting, layout, and photography.
Photography became another passion. Mastering the art of theatrical photography, actors head shots and capturing bodybuilders on film. She has worked on several magazines as a photographer and writer.
In '84 she got into the art of sculpting her body with iron. She is an accomplished National Competitor. For lack of being bored she has four businesses. Since 1986 she has owned Uniquely Sprung Art and Photography Studio and Muscular Motion Gym. Most recently added USA Studio and Associates; which helps people save money on their health benefits.
Florida landscapes of watery jungles are constant images captured on film in B&W then brought to life in two to three oil color combinations on acrylicly stained canvas; intertwined with muscular physiques ghosting through. Since Dec. '95 taking images of old and new ; illustrated and photo are brought to life once more in computer generated art. In 2000, Bonnie was introduced to public art and since has created designs for lizards, swans, butterflies, clowns, gators and geckos.
Bonnie is a member of the Women's Caucus For Art (www.wcafl.org)
and is the most recent past president of the Florida chapter. She has exihibited
her work in several shows over the years with the caucus and solo. Her work
can be seen at www.sprungart.com.
St. Johns River Arts and Craft Show, FL - 1985
Sanford First Street Gallery, FL - juried show 1989
Specialty House, Orlando, FL - "Nude Night" 1996
Osceola Center for the Arts Kissimmee, FL - "WCA show" - 1996
Art Works Orlando "Pop Goes the Easel" 1996
The Little Star Scholarship Award '95-96- $300.00 Pop Scholarship
VGroove Gallery, , Orlando, FL - "Nude Night II" - 1997
The Junk Art Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Mini Jam Show" - 1997
Orlando Library - "WCA show" - 1997
JCC, ChanukaArts Festival '97, Orlando, FL - 1997
Gallery 611, Orlando, FL - "Grand Opening Show" - 1998
Gallery 611, Orlando, FL - WCA Juried Show - 1999
VGroove Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Nude Nite 4" - 1999
Orlando Museum of Art, FL - "Black and White Only" Group Exhibit - 2000
Stardust Café, , Orlando, FL - '13 Visions' WCA Group Exhibit - 2001
Borders Winter Park - "Jewish Arts Week Show" - Juried Show, 2nd Place 2001
Orlando Museum of Art, FL - "Women" Group Exhibit - 2001
Borders Winter Park, FL - "Salon DeRefuse" - Juried Show, 2nd Place 2002
Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, Orlando, FL - Group Exhibit - 2002
Casselberry City Hall, Casselberry, FL - "Joie de Vivre" Group Exhibit - 2002
OVAL Gallery, , Orlando, FL - "Colaboration Show" Group Show - 2003
Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL "Not just Another Pretty Face" WCA National Juried Show - 2003
OVAL Gallery, , Orlando, FL - "Colaboration Show" Group Show - 2004
California Gallery - Group Show - 2004
Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee, FL - "A Common Bond" Juried Show - 2004
Brick City Arts Center, Ocala, FL - "A Common Bond" Juried Show - 2004
OVAL Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Portrait Show" Group Show - 2004
Center Stage Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Curved and Built" Solo Show - 2004
Austin Coffee and Film Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Just Nudes" Solo show - 2004
OVAL Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Colaboration Show" Group Show - 2005
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL - "Postcards From the Edge" Juried Show - 2005
Logans Bistro, Orlando, FL - "Bistros and Other Paris Scenes" Solo Show - 2005
Mosaic Hair Salon, Orlando, FL - "Bistros and Other Paris Scenes" Solo Show - 2005
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL - "Re-Visioning" WCA National Juried Show - 2005
Avalon Gallery, Orlando, FL - "Masque DeAvalon" Juried Show - 1st Place ($1000.) Winner - 2005
3TEN HAUSTUDIO, Atlanta Georgia - "ALT-CD-ART" Juried Show - 2006
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL - "Particpation/Members Show" - Juried Show 2006
COMMA Gallery, Orlando, FL- "Journeys" Juried joint exhibition with Northern CA WCA 2007
The Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA - "Strong Waves" Juried joint exhibition with Northern CA WCA 2007
3TEN HAUSTUDIO, Atlanta Georgia - "Peace Postcard Show" Juried Show - 2007
Eberwines , Orlando, FL "Aftermath" an invitational - Group Show 2007
Osceola Center for Art, Kissimmee, FL, "Matriarchs & Madonnas"- juried WCA National exhibit- 2007
Webber Center, CFCC- Ocala, FL, "Aftermath" an invitational - Group Show 2008
Steinway Gallery, Altamonte Springs, FL, "Visual Harmony" - WCAFL Board Members Show 2008
Maitland Library Show, Maitland,
FL WCA Group Show - 2008
P.O. Box 162482 * Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-2482
e-mail : USAStudioA@aol.com
To provide efficient, high-quality designs and photographs in advertising, theatrical posters, magazines, books, television, or film.
* 1986 - 2008
Owner of UNIQUELY SPRUNG ART STUDIO, Altamonte Springs, Florida. Providing service in logo illustration, design and set up of catalogs, flyers, music CDs, show programs, illustration for childrens books. Computer Art; (programs used Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Specular Infini-D, KPT Bryce, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, ClarisWorks; plus an extensive Font Collection). Sign and scenic painting. Photographing theatrical, television and movie productions. Clients include Lakeside Design, Media Today, Jewish Community Center, Toxic Audio, Southern Winds Theater, Vission Wizzard International, Entertainment Central Agency, Charismagic Entertainment. Inc., and Castle Talent.
* 1998 - 2000
Vice President and Creative Director of Film Art Inc., Winter Park, Florida. Providing service in key art for film and television.
* 1986 - 1997
Staff photographer and writer for "FLORIDA MUSCLE NEWS" and "NATURAL MUSCLE" magazines. Illustrator for Vission Wizzard International. Graphics designer for Troubadour Publishing Co.,"HEALTH, NATURE, & FITNESS" magazine.
* 1982 - 1986
GRAPHICS ARTIST, VARGA PRINTING, Longwood, Florida. Responsible for all layouts and original drawings.
SIGN and SCENIC ARTIST, SAK THEATRE, Orlando, Florida.
* 1981 - 1982
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR, SLIDEGRAFIX INC., New York City. Prepared mechanicals and illustration for slides.
* 1978 - 1979
FREELANCE GRAPHICS ARTIST, MEDIA SERVICES, New York City. Designed business cards and layouts for advertising.
GRAPHICS ARTIST, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY'S SPECTRUM PLAYERS, Long Island, New York. Designed posters and programs for "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Pirates of Penzance"
* 1978 - 1979
STAFF ARTIST, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY'S PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT, Long Island, New York. Designed layouts for posters, flyers, brochures, ect.; assisted in layout for "HOFSTRA REPORT" college paper.
ARTIST AND PRINTER, HESCO TRADES, Long Island, New York. Designed and prepared make-ready for silkscreen.
* 1977 - 1979
FREELANCE GRAPHICS ARTIST, BIG RED Q QUICKPRINT INC., Casselberry, Florida. Responsible for all layouts and original drawings.
* 1977 - 1978
GRAPHICS ARTIST, VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S VALENCIA CHARACTER COMPANY, Orlando, Florida. Designed posters and programs for "Spoon River Anthology" and "The Glass Menagerie".
ART EDITOR, "LA PRENZA", VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE PAPER.
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, in theatre, with a minor in graphics design, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, December 1980. Specialized in makeup and set design. Trained in perspective drawing, drafting, layout, photography.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE, in fine arts, VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, May 1978. Specialized in oil painting, printing, lettering, visualization.
* HONORS AND AWARDS
ALPHA PSI OMEGA, theatre honor society, historian, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY.
LAMBDA PHI, vice president and fund raiser, VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
* 1997 - 2000 WCA (Women's Caucus for Art), vice president, historian.
* 2002 - 2005 WCA (Women's Caucus for Art), president, newsletter editor.
OBJECTIVE To provide efficient, high-quality designs in set design and makeup for theatrical productions, film or television.
1998-2008 JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER PLAYERS, Maitland, Florida.
Set designer and Tech director for Fiddler on the Roof, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sisters Rosenswieg, The Odd Potato, Shayna Maidel, Bugsy Jr., Pinocchio, Diary of Anne Frank, Grease, Annie Jr., God of Vengeance, Two By Two, Bye Bye Birdie, Music Man Jr., Wizard of Oz, Odd Couple, But You're Not Sandy Kovack, Hair, Once on this Island, Gypsy, Driving Miss Daisy, Guys and Dolls Jr., Cantorial, She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain, Forum, Les Miserables (twice), God's Favorite, Cabaret, Suite Simon, The King of Schnorrers, Fools, Fiddler (twice), OY!, Rumors, You Can't Take It With You and Beau Jest. Set designer and Stage Manager for The Fishkin Touch. Tech director for Little Shop of Horrors.
2004 - 2007 MERRIT ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER THEATRE, Merrit Island, Florida.
Set designer and teacher for Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
2004 - 2005 ORLANDO BROADWAY THEATRE, Orlando, Florida.
Set designer for Nuncrackers and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Scenic artist for Camelot.
2003 TREASURES IN TIME PRODUCTIONS, Orlando, Florida
Set and Property Designer for Jerusalem Jones and the Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
SATELLITE HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER THEATRE, Merrit Island, Florida.
Set designer and teacher for 42nd Street.
2002-2007 FLORIDA CHIDREN'S REPETORY THEATRE, Orlando, Florida.
Set designer for The Fisherman and His Wife, The Emperiors New Clothes, Rip Van Winkle, Winnie The Pooh, Aasop Fables, The Snow Queen and Peter Rabbit and Me.
2000-2002 OSCEOLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Kissimmee, Florida.
Scenic artist for Mornings at Seven, Nuncrackers, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story.
1998 - 2002 MERRIT ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER THEATRE, Merrit Island, Florida.
Set designer and teacher for Annie Get Your Gun, The Pajama Game, Crazy For You, Children of Eden and 42nd Street.
1998-2007 SOUTHERN WINDS THEATER, Orlando, Florida.
Assistant director, stage manager, scenic design, photographer for A Christmas Carol
1999-2000 MARK II DINNER THEATRE, Orlando, Florida.
Scenic artist for Singing in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, A Chorus Line, King and I and Phantom of the Opera.
THE CIVIC THEATRE 2ND STAGE, Orlando, Florida
Set designer and Scenic artist for As Bees in Honey Drown and Toxic Audio.
Scenic artist for Always Patsy Cline
SOUTHERN WINDS THEATER, Orlando, Florida.
Stage manager, scenic design, photographer for Ladies Night Out.
1999 ORLANDO THEATRE PROJECT, Sanford, Florida.
Scenic Artist for 3 Days of Rain.
SOUTHERN WINDS THEATER, Orlando, Florida.
Assistant director, stage manager, set design, photographer for An Evening of Lost Songs I & II
1997 ORLANDO THEATRE PROJECT, Sanford, Florida.
Property designer for A Lion in Winter.
1994 THE ROGUE THEATRE, Orlando, Florida.
Scenic artist for Oleanna.
1986 THEATRE IN THE WORKS, Orlando, Florida.
Assistant stage manager, prop mistress, photographer for The Underground Kite.
1983-1986 IATSE, Orlando, Florida.
Stagehand for Nine, and Jerry's Girls; plus various conventions.
1983 ELECTROMEDIA PRODUCTIONS, Orlando, Florida.
Makeup artist for the Bellamey Brothers music video; I Love Her Mind.
ZETA PRODUCTIONS, Orlando, Florida.
Makeup artist for REAL LIFE, ACTUEL and US MAGAZINE. Photo layout on How to Date.
BRITT RUNION PHOTOGRAPHY, Orlando, Florida.
Makeup artist for POPEYES CHICKEN billboards photo layout.
1982 THE BRONX OPERA, N.Y.C.
Prop mistress for Hugh the Drover and The Magic Flute.
THE OPERA ENSEMBLE OF NEW YORK, N.Y.C.
Makeup artist for Hansel and Gretel. Prop mistress for The Rakes Progress.
QUEENS COLLEGE THEATRE, N.Y.C.
Set designer, makeup artist, photographer for Beyond the Horizon.
RIVERWEST THEATRE, N.Y.C.
Makeup artist, prop mistress, costume dresser for A Breeze From the Gulf.
Prop mistress for The Gangs All Here.
COLORADO OPERA FESTIVAL, Colorado Springs, Col.
Assistant scenic artist, prop mistress, makeup artist for Rigoletto.
1981 THE OPERA ENSEMBLE OF NEW YORK, N.Y.C.
Makeup artist, carpenter, lightboard operator, photographer for The Consul.
Makeup artist, spot operator, photographer for Albert Herring.
Makeup artist, photographer for Hansel and Gretal.
PROCESS STUDIO THEATRE, N.Y.C.
Makeup artist, carpenter for MacBeth.
ACTORS STUDIO, N.Y.C.
Carpenter for Joey No Talk.
QUEENS COLLEGE SUMMER THEATRE, N.Y.C.
Set designer, makeup artist, photographer for Rocket to the Moon.
1979-1980 HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.
Makeup artist for Fortune is in Eggs, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Slam the Door Softly,
Twelfth Night, Hippolytus, Importance of Being Earnest, and Spectrum Players - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
1980 NEW YORK PRODUCTIONS, N.Y.C.
Makeup artist, art director for 16mm dramatic feature, The Rake.
1979 ANNIE RUSSELL SUMMER THEATRE, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.
Carpenter for Same Time Next Year, A Murder is Announced, and Damn Yankees.
1977 VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHARACTER COMPANY, Orlando, Florida.
Makeup artist, set designer for Spoon River Anthology and The Glass Menagerie.