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Thursday, May 2, 2019

France Patchwork Guild: Article by Catherine Bonte

The France Patchwork Guild, contacted me in January about writing an article in there magazine "Patchwork" about my textiles. Naturally, I said yes! Catherine Bonte the President of the Guild wrote the wonderful article and highlighting several of my textiles. A big thank you to Catherine and her Guild. The Guild boasts over 15,000 members and still growing.  I have always enjoyed viewing textiles from other countries as techniques really do vary from country to country.
The article is in French and when I do a google translation it really comes out choppy, which normally does not happen with google translate. The magazine hits the stores end of May. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019/2020 San Francisco Art's Commission Prequalified Artist Pool

Just received notice I was accepted into the 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool by the San Francisco Arts Commission's Public Art Program! This is for projects up to Five Hundred Thousand Dollars. This was a really nice email to receive!

 Below is "Alviso" one of the multiple entries I submitted to be accepted into the Artist Pool.
photo by Spring Mountain Gallery, Half Moon Bay

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Thoughts of the Mind Interpretations in Indigo"


My book about the Indigo Installation I created and my early childhood years that I wrote in 2014 is being placed in  SAQA Archives at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. This is so huge for me after this much time has passed and now Studio Art Quilt Associates of which I am a long time Juried Artist Member has decided to give me this honor. They feel it is a important addition for future researchers to be able to access.
A pdf of the book is available on Blurb for 9.99 or you can order the soft cover book from me for 24.50 plus 1.75 for shipping within the U.S.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is here and Visions Museum, San Diego, Ca. has its new on line exhibit titled "Spring" on line.
My textile "In Full Bloom" was chosen for this exhibit and it really fits the theme. click here

The idea for this textile came from a bouquet of roses my husband gave me. Every morning when I gazed at them I was surprised at how they kept blooming larger and larger. I then knew I had to create an art work about this beautiful bouquet. This textile was also exhibited one year at the Houston Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas also at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California. It brings me joy just looking at it. 

Hope you enjoy it also.
photo by Luke Mulks

Friday, March 15, 2019

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: Water, Water, Everywhere... Featured on NLAPW Web ...

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: Water, Water, Everywhere... Featured on NLAPW Web ...: So lovely that my textile artwork "Water, Water, Everywhere... is being featured on This textile is part of a traveling e...

Water, Water, Everywhere... Featured on NLAPW Web Site

So lovely that my textile artwork "Water, Water, Everywhere... is being featured on
This textile is part of a traveling exhibit titled, "Things That Mater" organised by Sandra Poteet and Lin Shiffer. The textiles have been exhibited so far at Visions Museum, St. George Museum and
Candler Arts Center. This is one very talented and celebrated textile artist group, I felt honored to be included.
Now my textile work art is being featured on National League of American Pen Women's web site.

Monday, February 25, 2019

 Installation view of  Bridging the Gap: Postcards of All the Nation of Art
A.I.R  Gallery Exhibition for National Women's Caucus for Art, Brooklyn, New York

My artwork "caution" 4 x 6 was juried into this post card exhibit to raise money for WCANational. My card is on the left third row down.  The cards will sell for 50.00. It really is an honor to have my work in this prestigious gallery.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: "Water Is Life Exhibit"

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: "Water Is Life Exhibit": My textile artwork "Pescadero" has been traveling the world for over two years now in the "Water Is Life" exhibit.  It ...