Amie Gonser

Originally from south Louisiana, Amie Gonser now lives and teaches art in Round Rock, Texas.  Amie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University. After taking a plein air workshop in Taos, New Mexico in July of 2015, Amie fell in love with painting outdoors. Plein air painting combines her lifelong love and appreciation for nature, with her passion for painting. 

Amie is very active in the local art community. She exhibits her work in the Gallery Off the Square in Georgetown, Tx. She has shown work in several group exhibitions in the Austin area including, Artspace (Round Rock), The Art Institute of Austin, Papi’s Pies, Jester Annex, Williamson Museum and J Gallery. Amie has shown in several juried shows organized by Round Rock Arts. She participates in at least two plein air competitions a year. In the 2016 Burnet Festival, she was awarded “best of show” and received second place there in 2018.  Amie is the founder of Plein Air Round Rock, a meetup group in which members get together once a month to paint the Texas landscape. 

Amie continues to grow and evolve as a plein air artist everyday. She paints outdoors as often as she can and feels most alive and connected to the world around her, with the brush in her hand and the challenges of a new painting before her.  

Artist Curriculum Vitae

Amie Gonser (b. 1974, New Iberia, LA). Lives and works in Round Rock, TX

Education

  • 2000, Master of Fine Arts, Florida State University
  • 1997, Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Shows and Competitions

  • 10/2019, Burnet Art Festival (Plein Air Competition), Burnet, Tx
  • 7-9/2019, The Calm Beneath I-35, Solo Show, The Art Institute of Austin, Austin, Tx
  • 5-7/2019, The Art of Plein Air, Group Invitational, Shalom Gallery, Ausin, Tx
  • 4-5/19, Visual Journeys, PARR Member Show, The Art Institute of Austin, Austin, Tx
  • 3/2019, Paint the Town (Plein Air Competition), Marble Falls, Tx
  • 2/2019, Earth, Water, Sky, PARR Member Show, Williamson County Museum, Round Rock, Tx
  • 10/2018, Burnet Art Festival (Plein Air Competition), Burnet, Tx
  • 9/2018, Chasing the Light, Group Show, Williamson County Museum, Georgetown, Tx
  • 4/2018, Solo Show Papi’s Pies, Round Rock, TX
  • 3/2018 Shadows on the Teche Plein Air Competition, New Iberia, LA

  • 3/2018, Imagine, Juried Group Show, Texas State University, Round Rock Campus, Tx
  • 3/2017, Paint the Town Plein Air Competition, Marble Falls, TX
  • 3/11-17/2017, Shadows on the Teche Plein Air Competition, New Iberia, LA
  • 3/2017, Imagine, Juried Group Show, Texas State University, Round Rock Campus, Tx
  • 2/2017, Shared View, two person show with artist Maura Schaffer, 623 Cuernavaca, Austin, Tx
  • 10/2016, Close to Home, Plein Air Round Rock Group Show, Lamppost Coffee, Round Rock, Tx
  • 9/2016, Plein Air Austin Member Show, Corridor of Arts, Austin, Tx
  • 9/2016, Burnet Art Festival, (Plein Air Competition), Burnet, Tx
  • 9/2016, 7th Annual Chalk Walk Festival, Round Rock, Tx
  • 3/2016, Spring, New Beginnings, Juried Group Show, ArtSpace Gallery, Round Rock, Tx
  • 3/2016, Plein Air Austin, 10th Anniversary Show, ArtSpace, Austin, Tx
  • 11/2015, Dia De Los Muertos, Juried Group Show, ArtSpace Gallery, Round Rock, Tx
  • 9/2015, Plein Air Austin Member Show, Corridor of Arts, Austin, Tx 


Awards

  • 2019, Third Place, Quick Draw, Burnet Art Festival
  • 2018, Second Place, Burnet Art Festival
  • 2018, Fourth Place, Open Gallery, Burnet Art Festival
  • 2016, Best Figure, 7th Annual Chalk Walk Festival, Round Rock, Tx
  • 2016, Best in Show, Burnet Art Festival 


Memberships

  • Round Rock Arts Association
  • Round Rock Arts, Gallery Committee
  • Plein Air Austin
  • Plein Air Round Rock (Founder)


Workshops Attended

  • 9/2019, Hindes Art Academy, San Antonio Tx, Instructor: Fran Ellisor

  • 9/2017, Painted Views Ranch, Florence, Tx, Instructor: Qiang Huang
  • 7/2015, Taos School of Art, Instructor: Jimmy Longacre


Teaching Experience

  • 2008- Present, Art Teacher, k-5, Round Rock ISD
  • 4/2019, Plein Air Workshop, Round Rock Arts, Round Rock, Tx
  • 2000-2007, Adjunct Professor of Art, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL