Vision, Empowerment... Transformation for the Changing Art World
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“Desert Zen IV” by Bonnie Clark (2019)

“Desert Zen IV” by Bonnie Clark (2019)

About Bonnie

Marketing Strategist | Cultural Entrepreneur | Mentor to International Artisans | Human Design Guide | Mixed media, Fiber and Textile Artist

I’m the founder of Gypsy Wolf Marketing, a boutique marketing consultancy dedicated to working with art galleries, artists, and international artisans.

Committed to the growth and empowerment of my clients, I provide them with the innovative, “out-of-the-box” marketing techniques and business strategies necessary to approach their business development and marketing challenges creatively in order to thrive in the changing art world.

Seven years ago, I began my journey with Human Design. I’m a 5/1 Generator with Emotional Authority and Human Design showed me how to navigate my life perfectly aligned with who I really am. It detailed my talents, skills, and potential, and gave me a blueprint for actualizing them. It shed light on my emotional, psychological, and energetic makeup, giving me the self-awareness and tools to align with my nature and step into my highest potential in every aspect of my life. As I continued my studies, I began to understand how Human Design could help my clients learn to honor their individual needs and make correct choices leading to improved health and well-being, better relationships, and fulfillment in their personal and professional life.

In addition to my consulting work, over the past 25 years I’ve leveraged my experience in business development, marketing, and the arts in a variety of positions in the art world including

  • Gallery director for an art gallery specializing in Native American arts in Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM

  • Mentor at the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston

  • Member of the Board of Directors for TransCultural Exchange, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures through art exhibitions, cultural exchanges, and educational programs

  • Volunteer in the museum collections department at the Museum of International Folk Art

  • Mentor in the Mentor-to-Market Artist Training Program, Volunteer Chair for New Artist Training, Volunteer Chair for the Artist Conference, Artist Assistant, and Volunteer Chair for Pop-Up Markets at the International Folk Art Market

I studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and exhibit my artwork under the name Dakini Dreams.

I live and work in Santa Fe, NM.


 
 

What Sets My Soul On Fire

Sunlight dancing on an adobe wall
Autumn in the Rocky Mountains
Scent of green chiles roasting
Hand-dyed fibers from Earth Guild
Embroidered textiles from India
C. G. Jung’s Red Book
Rumi’s poetry
Santa Fe sunsets
Smell of pinon smoke on a crisp winter night
Krishna Das chanting the Hanuman Chalisa
Spicy Santa Fe Mochas at The Teahouse 

Inspiration Abounds

ARTISTS:

  • Printmaker: Kiki Smith

  • Sculptor: Christina Chalmers

  • Painter: Hilma af Klint

  • Fiber Artist: Sheila Hicks

  • Ceramicist: Beatrice Hicks

  • Street Artist: Swoon

  • Collage Artist: Nancy Scheinman

  • Photographer: Diane Arbus

  • Textile Artist: Lesley Richmond

TRAVEL: India

ART MOVEMENT: Surrealism

FOLK ART: traditional embroideries of the Rabaris

ART-RELATED FICTION:

  • Seek My Face by John Updike

ART-RELATED NON-FICTION:

  • Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

  • Ninth Street Women: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

ART-RELATED BIOGRAPHY:

  • Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow

ART DOCUMENTARY: Our City Dreams

ART FAIR: Art Basel Miami

ART FESTIVAL: International Folk Art Market

ART MUSEUM: Museum of International Folk Art

 

On the Road to Shambhala

ART SCHOOL

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

GALLERY DIRECTOR

The artist’s story is crucial when selling a piece of art.

CULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR

TransCultural Exchange - Board of Directors
Creating a greater understanding of world cultures through art exhibitions, cultural exchanges, and educational programs.

International Folk Art Market
Mentor in the Mentor-to-Market Artist Training Program
Volunteer Chair for New Artist Training
Volunteer Chair for the Artist Conference
Volunteer Chair for Pop-Up Markets
Artist Assistant
IFAM’s M2M program develops leadership through trainings and workshops that equip artists with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to improve their livelihoods, grow their businesses, and participate more effectively in the global marketplace.

ART COLLECTOR

I buy from artists who are passionate about their work. My collection includes textiles and embroidery from India, Zuni fetishes, paintings (oils, watercolors, pastels, encaustics, mixed media), prints (etchings, monoprints, collagraphs), collage, spirit dolls, and Japanese Satsuma pottery.

ART TRIBES

Surface Design Association
International Polymer Clay Association

Finding a place in the art community, building and maintaining strong relationships, and giving back are the foundations for success.