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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: 2016 Leigh Weimers Award

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: 2016 Leigh Weimers Award: Yesterday was the ceremony for the 2016 Leigh Weimers Awards given by The Rotary Club of San Jose.  The location was beautiful and there mus...

2016 Leigh Weimers Award

Yesterday was the ceremony for the 2016 Leigh Weimers Awards given by The Rotary Club of San Jose.  The location was beautiful and there must have been a few hundred people in attendance.
I love speaking about my "Swimming Upstream" installation and how it relates to everyone trying to navigate life and as we were only given a few minutes I felt proud to be able to give a clear view of the installation with the help of a power point. Below is a picture of the very unique 3-dimensional award.  Money arrives next week, I have to say this is a very proud moment for me.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award

Just received notice that I will be receiving the  Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award on September 28, 2015, the award also comes with 5,000. The award will be presented by The San Jose Rotary club which is also one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the World.  I am delighted, overwhelmed and just plain excited!!  I will let you know how the ceremony goes later.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Valley of the Hearts Delight

"View From Above #3"; textile, 44 x 39, has been juried in Filoli Gallery's exhibit, "Heart of the Valleys Delight".  This exhibit is about artworks that represent Silicon Valley and its history.  As you know the valley was agricultural at one time and you can still see evidence of this if you know where to look. Filoli, is located in Woodside, California and is a wonderful representation of agricultural delight itself! Exhibit runs from August 23 - October 23, 2016. The artwork is for sale; if interested please contact me. Closing reception is October 20, 2016 5-7 PM.

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.