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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Art Quilt Elements 2018

My new textile artwork "Alviso, The Drought", was juried into the prestigious  2018 Biennial Art Quilt Elements!
Art Quilt Elements exhibit will be at the Wayne Art Center through April 28, 2018.  AQE 2018 is the 13th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia. Jurors Paul Smith, Independent Curator Marsha Moss, Public Art Curator and Consultant Mi-Kyoung Lee, Program Director of Craft & Material Studies, University of the Arts "One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts.

                                           Photography by Spring Mountain Gallery, HMB

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Still Swimming Upstream

On March 6, 2018 I was interviewed by Valentina Cirasola. TV Producer/Host of her show Valentina Design Universe TV. This picture is a still from the taping.  We had lots of fun and I am very honored that Valentina wanted to interview me about my artistic journey.  The entire interview will be available shortly.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Water, Water, Everywhere!

                                                 Visions Art Museum

My textile artwork, "Water, Water, Everywhere" has been juried into Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California the exhibit "Things That Matter". The exhibit will run from April 21, 2018 - July 8, 2018.  This textile is part of my water series that I am creating about water problems in the world.

                                 Photography: Spring Mountain Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

Monday, December 18, 2017

                 Merry Christmas
Just want to tell everyone, "have a wonderful Holiday this year and may 2018 be your best yet"!

This 18 x 24 textile artwork is from my new book "Through a Child's Eyes".
My Great Grandmother Hoskin and her four daughters are the women in the artwork.

My Best,

Bonnie J. Smith 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Arka Gallery, 19th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures Award

I received an award from Arka Gallery, Lithuania by the judges for my two artworks submitted to the 10th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "Ethno". The object of my artwork was to create two artworks as if I had to leave my home in less than 30 minutes.  I created these two incomplete screen prints of a family running for their life.

BONNIE J. SMITH / United States of America
Už kultūrinės terpės pajautimą / For the sensation of cultural media

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Swimming Upstream

I am a member of Louise Webb's memoir writing class. Louise was a reporter on the local newspaper beat here in the Bay Area of California at one time. As I listened to her stories it truly sounds like Louise had a really interesting life.  At our last class she told us how she had interviewed Truman Capote once.  I could listen to Louise talk all day!

Back to my story, once a month someone from her Memoir Class is chosen to write for The Outlook which is the newspaper for Saratoga Senior Center. I was honored when they wanted to print my story for this Thanksgiving issue.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Spring Mountain Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

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This great spring day I was at one of my favorite places having new artworks photographed with two of my favorite people, Deb and Mike Wong at Spring Mountain Gallery! If you are ever in need of photography for your artwork, new family photos/business or framing this is the best place. Deb also works on restoring old photos and building web sites. Oh, and by the way the title of new textile is "ALVISO", 36 x 36 and is priced at 1,600.00.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Swimming Upstream Exhibited at 2017 Festival of Quilts

This was a dream come true for me to have my "Swimming Upstream" series in a gallery at The Festival of Quilts!  People were delighted, some of the comments were "Jolly Good!", Brilliant, Lovely, "It makes me so happy".  Need I say that the series was well received and the folks at Upper Street Events said it was the favorite at the Festival and to keep pushing the series out into the world! I really enjoyed meeting people from England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and I could go on and on. The stories they told about me what the series means to them are priceless.

Everyone "keep swimming upstream",  and enjoy your life! Bonnie J. Smith

Monday, July 31, 2017

Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Two of my textile artworks are now in the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles!  What a day! It was such a wonderful feeling to make that trip to the Museum last Tuesday.
They asked for "Color x 3" and "Upward and Onward".  Nancy Bavor the new Art Director at the Museum is working on expanding the collections which for me says, "one day that museum needs to be larger and living in Silicon Valley I believe we have to have a donor that can make that dream come true". The museum is great and wonderful right now but living in the Valley I believe it is time for someone to step up to the plate and say, I want to make this Museum even larger, let me be the one to fund this project".
"Upward and Onward, Little Swimmers" 68h x 36w, Collection San Jose Museum of Quilt & Textiles, photo Spring Mountain Gallery, HMB
"Color x 3", 48h x 49w, Collection of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, photo Luke Mulks

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Selected as one of 10 Emerging Artist in San Jose to Know!

Please check out this article. It lists me as one of the top 10 Artist to Know in San Jose.  I was overwhelmed and flattered!