A native of Arkansas, Bogard has studied at the University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico; the Stanford University foreign program at the Universidad Autonoma at Guadalajara, Mexico; and received her bachelor’s degree at Texas Woman’s University, Denton. She did graduate work at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and earned her master of fine arts degree at the Insituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Her paintings have been included in such juried exhibitions as the Delta Regional (3) , Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; the Palm Beach International, Palm Beach, Florida; the Mid-South, Brooks Memorial Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; The Dixie National, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama; the Contemporary Southwestern Artists Invitational, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas; and the Contemporary Southern Art Exhibition, where she represented Arkansas, and which toured forty-four museums in North America.
She was selected by Robert Doty of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., to be presented in a four-person exhibition at Brooks Memorial Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.
Bogard was recently honored by the invitation to exhibit her work in the prestigious “Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea” in Florence, Italy.
While living in Mexico from 1987 to 2005, she twice was the only foreign female selected to represent Mexico in the “Color, Agua, y Papel” national exhibition which toured Mexico, Europe, and the Far East from 1994 to 1998. She was the cover story for two Mexican magazines, “Viaje’, and “Vista”. She has also been featured in an article in “La Revue Moderne des Arts” magazine, Paris, France.
Her paintings have hung in the U.S. Senate Building, Washington, D.C., and are included in corporate and private collections in the U.S., (the Rockefeller Foundation): Mexico, (Tequila Sauza, S.A.); Europe, and the Far East.
She presently works in watercolor/acrylic/collage, and in oil. She explores techniques in texture manipulation and layering. For many years she has been a student of anthropology and archaeology and many ancient designs find their way into her paintings.