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Monday, July 11, 2016

Exploring Fiber Art

Lucky me my textile art will be featured in the new book "Exploring Fiber Art" by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney. The book will be out this fall and is being published by Schiffer Publishing.  When I have more information I will update!  Best to all!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

New Beach Series

This is a new series I have been working on titled "Sunset at the Beach" 24h x 18w. The inspiration for the series is photographs I have taken at beaches visited over the years. For sale at 450.00 unmounted. The work can also be mounted for a small service fee. Let me know if you are interested Payment through paypal.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Celebrating Silver

My textile artwork "Upward and Onward" in the Celebrating Silver Exhibit will be traveling to the 
 2016 8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China, September 21 - 23, 2016. 
                              Just received the news and I am so excited!!!!
                                                                          65h x 35w
This winning textile artwork can be recreated in any size you might prefer from 12 x 12 to 40h x 30w. 
                                                 Just contact me at

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Please check out this video sent to me by a member of Women's Caucus for Art! I have felt like this many times in my life.  How About YOU? Let me know your thoughts!

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Aunt Caroline & Bonnie Jo

This textile artwork which is #7 in my new Family Series was recently exhibited at the
Redwood Shores Library, Redwood City, California.  Two other works from the series were also
exhibited and were well received!
My Aunt Caroline taught U.S. History her entire career at Ben Davis High School,
my husband and both of my parents graduated from this same high school.
I soon will be sending out letters to take this series installation to libraries and other appropriate locations to exhibit.  If you have a location in mind please contact me. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Craft Companion: The A-Z Guide to Modern Crafting

Bonnie J. Smith textile artist, Indigo Installation was selected to be featured in The Craft Companion: The A - Z Guide to Modern Crafting, Thames & Hudson publishers, Australia. November 11, 2015 International publishing date.

Friday, October 23, 2015

                                                             View From Above #2
Coastal Art League & Museums 31st Juried Exhibit selected my artwork View From Above #2 this year! The exhibit runs from December 4, 2015 - January 10, 2016.  Opening is December 12, 2015, 5 -7 PM. Here is the link to see all of the finalist. CAL Annual Juried Show.  Artwork is absolutely for sale.  See you at the opening!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hard Art is Sometimes Soft @ The Frank

Yesterday I stopped by to see new member of Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art Tara de la Garza's curated exhibit "Hard Art is Sometimes Soft" at The Frank Gallery in Redwood City.  Again we have another member who has stepped outside the box and curated a must see!

The exhibit was quite interesting and I found the larger pieces with the mirrors attached intriguing asking the question "what do we see or need to see in life".  I do think my favorite was the ball of fabric that was used as a measurement to calculate the artist daughters movements. Personally, for me my works always have a strong personal tie and I liked very much the connection between mother and child.
The soft pink sculpture was also a favorite.  This sculpture seemed to parallel with my personal life right now.  If the oxygen is cut off life ends but with so little oxygen being pushed into the object it was full and dynamic, the soft pink color kept it from being overwhelming and gave a quiet glow that was soothing.
Thank you for curating such a interesting and out of the box exhibit Tara.

Please members stop by and take a look at this exhibit! If you contact Tara before hand she can meet you at this wonderful space, 2225 Broadway, Redwood City. Tara is also teaching a class this Saturday at The Frank click on the links for details or contact Tara.
                                                     The Frank

Bonnie J. Smith
Chapter President