Toni Wengler

Expressing myself creatively has been a passion of mine throughout my life. As a teenager, I designed and sewed clothes for a children’s boutique. As an adult, I created contemporary off-loom weavings. Later, I owned and operated a company specializing in commercial and residential Interior Design. While living in Australia, I published a cook book entitled, ‘’Best of Both Worlds.’’

During my travels around the world, I use my camera to capture places and events. Never did I expect that one day in 2006 I would be using these photographs to create a sketchbook of ideas from which paintings would be created. I continue to paint that which gives life special meaning to me, in the hope that others will feel touched by the beauty of what I see. Helen Keller said, ‘’the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.’’ This is what I hope to achieve with my art.

My friend, Doris Barks, a portrait artist, when referring to my work, said, ‘’You have an eye for detail, intuitive use of line and design in your composition, as well as gorgeous color, which gives great clarity to your highly individualistic and refreshing artwork. Your art is a lovely addition in any décor - office or home.’’ 

Art Show Awards:
2015   RCAS, FBCAA, PSSW  winner for pastel painting ‘’Hawaiian Waterfall’’
2015   DAR first place National winner for “We are not Alone’’ represented in DAR          Museum  Washington, D.C. during Continental Congress
2014   DAR first place National winner for “The Long Wait’’ represented in DAR Museum Washington, D.C. during  Continental Congress
2013   RCAS Membership Show;  Chickens in the Barnyard 1st place; Mosquito Flats
2013   RCAS 50+ show    “Cana lilies, colored pencil
2012   RCAS Membership Show   “Angus Cows at JR Ranch’’ second place
2011   CPSA Regional Art Show, Oklahoma City, Ok. First  Place “The Long Wait”
2011   CPSA National Art Show  Signature Member Award / “We are not Alone!”
2010   McKinney Art Club,  Artichokes and Crystal, Second Place
2010   Bosque Art Club,      Rising Glory, and  Jake in his glory
2009   Bosque Art Club, Proteeaah, C.P.3rd plc, Springtime, pastel, 2ndplc, Artichokes, M Members Choice
2009   Bosque Conservatory, Precious Moment, colored pencil

Art Gallery Representation:

2016     Silver Street Fine Art Gallery, Lake City, Colorado
2013     Wylie Art Gallery, Wylie, Texas            2013     MJ&S Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010     15TH Street Gallery, Plano, Texas        2010     14th on 15th Street Gallery, Plano, Texas  
2009      Kettler’s Stonewall Collection (Gallery), Clifton, Texas        2006-8    Mr. J’s Art Gallery

Art Show Exhibits:

2015    Richardson Heights Rec Center   one woman show, November
2015    DAR Museum, Washington, D.C.    National First Place Winner
2014    DAR Museum, Washington, D.C.    National First Place winner                 
2013    Guest Artist        Royal Lane Baptist Church
2013    Guest Artist        Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
2013    Guest Artist        Artist Showplace   
2012    Marshall-mcPhail Gallery    One Woman Show  Oct-Dec.
2012    City of Keller                       One Woman Show   “Artistic Expressions”           
2011    The Garden Café, Featured Artist
2009   CPSA 17th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
2008   FBCAA Juried Show, Carrollton, Texas / Pro-tee-ahh!, Colored Pencil, First Place
2008  CPSA 16th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA. /  Butterfly 2, C.P.
2008   RCAS Regional Art Show, Richardson, Texas Windows, Collage,  2nd Place,
2008   FBCAA Art Show, Dallas, Texas /  Pink Cactus, watercolor 
2007   RCAS 50+ Show   /   Pond Lily, colored pencil, 2nd place
2007   RCAS 41st Annual Regional Juried Art Show / Island Lilies, C.P., Merchant’s Award
2007   American Juried Art Salon  /  Pro-tee-aah! Colored Pencil Graphics Division,
2007   Bosque Conservatory National Juried Art Show - Pond Lilies’ Colored Pencil, (on cover of Bosque’s Art Catalog & Poster Advertising B.C)
2006   Bosque Conservatory Art Club Texas Snow,  W.C. 1st Place = Butterfly1, C.P., 2nd Place      2006      RCAS Membership Art Show   Pro-tee-ahh! Colored Pencil, 1st Place, Graphics Div.
2006   CPSA 215 Juried,  Island Lilies,  Colored Pencil, 2nd Place,
2006   RCAS 50+ Show   * Anniversary Roses  Colored Pencil, 1st Place, Graphic/Pastel Division
2006   American Juried Art Salon    Butterfly 2, Colored Pencil, Award of Merit
2006   Bosque Conservatory Art Club  (5 Awards) Red Tulips, Colored Pencil, 1st Place, Best   of Show  *Butterfly 2, Colored Pencil 2nd Place Anniversary Roses, Colored Pencil, Honorable Mention  *Texas Sunset 1, Pastel 1stPlace
2006   Finer Points Colored Pencil Art Exhibition    Anniversary Roses, Kudos Award

Art Show Exhibits:

2015     DAR Museum, Washington, D.C. National First Place Winner “We are not alone”
2014     DAR Museum, Washington, D.C. National First Place winner  “The Long Wait’’   
2013    Guest Artist      Royal Lane Baptist Church
2013    Guest Artist      Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
2013    Guest Artist     Artist Showplace   
2012    Marshall-mcPhail Gallery     One Woman Show  Oct-Dec.
2012    City of Keller      One Woman Show   “Artistic Expressions”  Month of April
2011    The Garden Café,   Featured Artist
2008-2010   Renner/Frankford Library  Art Show,   Featured Artist      
2008   Veria Health Center, Featured Artist
2008   Papagallo’s Boutique, Featured Artist
2007   Renner/Frankford Library Art Show, Featured Artist 
2007   Artist’s Showplace, Featured Artist
2006   Renner/Frankford Library Art Show, Featured Artist 
2006   Dr. Larry Korenman, Art Showing, Featured Artist

Art Clubs:

2016-17  FBCAA Vice President;    Pastel Society Marketing Dir.
2014-16 FBCAA Workshop Chair; Pastel Society Board member; RCAS Critique Corner chair        
2013  RCAS Board Representative    Pastel Art Society  Board Representative
2010-12 Artists Vote Painting of the Month 1st & 2nd place (3 art clubs: FBCAA, McKinney, RCAS)
2010-2012 FBCAA Workshop Chairperson and Special Workshops Chairperson
2010-2011 FBCAA Board, Program Chairperson
2009   Bosque Art Club Youth Show, Juror
2008   RCAS Regional Art Show, Co-Chairperson
2007   RCAS  “50+ Show”  Chairperson
2006-2007 workshop teacher for Colored Pencil, Bosque Conservatory, Clifton, Texas
               Juror for Chrildren’s art show, Clifton, Texas