All Images copyrighted by Bonnie J. Smith and not to be used without permission!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Three of my artworks in the "Swimming Upstream" series have been juried into Professional Art Quilters Associations exhibit ARTQUILTSwater.  I do believe I am the only California artist chosen for this prestigious exhibit.
                         Below is "Swimming Upstream, cgre." 65h x 35w
This series is not just about myself but anyone trying to swim upstream in life!

Friday, November 2, 2012

NICHE Award Finalist for 2013!

I am a NICHE Award finalist this year.  This is quite the honor for me as the NICHE Awards are all about excellent levels of design and fabulous craft.  I was a NICHE Award winner in 2009 and coined the phrase "The NICHE Awards are like the Academy Awards for Artist".  Being so highly recognized by the art publishing world is wonderful. You can learn more about how this series was created by listening to my interview with Lesley Riley.  The interview is also avilable for download.
The NICHE Awards are presented every year by the Rosen Group at the Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia that takes place February.  NICHE Magazine and American Style are both publications owned by the Rosen Group.