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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 I am a member of NLAPW and a couple pictures from my "Water Bubbles" series was featured in the Spring Pen Woman Magazine. Lovely to have them and the story of how Water Bubbles came about in the magazine.

Monday, November 23, 2020

"She Votes" Book

 While compiling the "She Votes" book I made a couple of videos about the book. This book is historic in nature in that it features 113 original artworks created by 69 artists who are all members of Women's Caucus for Art.  Most artists are members of the Southern Callifornia Women's Caucus for Art Chapter but some are by members of other Chapters and Members-At-Large. The catalog is now available on

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Water Bubbles

My "Water Bubbles #1" was juried into SAQA's vitural exhibit Land Art: From the From the Forest to Your Balcony! 

The virtual exhibit will be up until the end of the year. I have been working on this project for a couple of years. Actually this project started casually by dipping fabric that was tied in the shibori method into my Indigo Bath. As many of my projects are created I can start blindly with just a feeling and the project evolves with time. I love this process as it lends itself to so much personal discovery. The total different sites I worked on probably were well over fifteen. The story behind "Water Bubbles" is a fun playful one. 
In the spring of 2021 an article I wrote about the playfulness of the inspiraion will be published.
Once the article is published I will do a update. Who knows what I will have been able to add to this project by then. Below is a detail of "Water Bubbles".

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Uncommon Ground Exhibit at Embed Gallery, Chatsworth, Ca.

 "She Votes" book was selected to be in the Uncommon Ground Exhibit at Embed Gallery, Chatsworth. Ca.  The "She Votes" book is a project I conceptualized to give voice to members of Women's Caucus for Art. Sixty Nine artist created 113 4 x 6 artworks expressing thoughts and feelings on the Centennial of the Ninteenth Amendment.
This is a very meaning full and important event for the book. All of the artworks were carefully selected for this exhibit to fit the theme that was curated by Suvan Geer and Sandra Mueller. Please click on the link below and take a look at the entire exhibit.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: 2020 Festival of Quilts

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: 2020 Festival of Quilts: I was asked to participate in the 2020 Festival of Quilts that normally takes pleace in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This is very much an hon...

2020 Festival of Quilts

I was asked to participate in the 2020 Festival of Quilts that normally takes pleace in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This is very much an honor as I had taken my "Swimming Upstream" series to the Festival in 2017. Fortunately, I was just wrapping up a new series titled "Drought". You can see my new textile series at . This is a totally on line quilt festival as you will see when you click into the link. My textile series is in the "Dynamic Gallery" section. This is definitely cutting edge. I have created an audio so you can listen to the story of how the series was conceptualized or you may read along.  Below is one of the textiles from the "Drought" series titled "Before and After the Drought". 52 x 54 inches.
photography: Deb & Mike Wong 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

"She Votes"

Not much time left to participate in the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art "She Votes" altered book.
We are creating the book to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Turnout for the book has been more than I could have imagined and the 4 x 6 artworks are a delight and some days I just have to look at them and try to figure out how they created the artistic gems. To particpate you just need to be a member of Womens's Caucus for Art or join a Chapter/be a Member At Large. More info and release is located on my web site. or feel free to contact me.
Here are some pictures of  the wonderful artworks that I have received so far. Some members have even created 4-5 artworks, let your imagination take hold.
Cut off date is July 31, 2020. If you need more time just contact me at
Voting is so important this year and we should celebrate those before us that fought tirelessly for our right to vote! We will have a online show of all of the works this fall for your viewing pleasure. Art works all along have been posted on SCWCA Facebook page for viewing.
 Aline Mare

Adra Stanton

Andra Stanton

Andree B. Carter

Andree B. Carter

Monday, June 15, 2020

"She Votes"

                                            "She Votes" SCWCA Altered Book

Here is a new artwork I received for the "She Votes" altered book I am autoring for Southern California Women Caucus For Art. This a really wonderful organization that I have been a member
of since 2007.  The idea came from 2020 being the Centennial of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. This is a big date to celebrate so I thought why not commemorate this
momentus occasion. So with the Board's (of which I am a member) backing we were off and running. The book will be exhibited and hopefully be placed in a museums archive after the book has toured.
Deadline to be included is July 31, 2020. Please help me fill this book.

Here is just a preview of what I have received. These are little gems that is for sure!
Ann Isolde

Melody Epperson

Shelley Hefler

Rachel Tirosh

Brenda Hurst

Works are coming in from all over the country! Come on and join the book! You just need to either be a member of WCA or just join WCA. You don't have to select a Chapter but you still can apply to any Chapters National Call for Art or our WCA Conference exhibits which are always wonderful and take place in either New York or Chicago.
Here is the release I need along with your wonderful piece of art.
SCWCA Art and Image Release Form

EDITOR: Bonnie J. Smith

PUBLISHER: Southern California Womens Caucus for Art (SCWCA), a California 501 (c) (3) nonprofit.

Artwork Title                                                                                                                       
File Name:                                                                                                                             

Artwork Title                                                                                                                       
File Name:                                                                                                                             

Permission is granted to the Southern California Womens Caucus for Art to include the original artwork and/or reproduce images of works listed above in print or digital form and for marketing purposes in print, online or social media.



PHONE:                                                          EMAIL:                                                        

Signature:                                                                                Date:                                      

SIGNED FORM RECEIVED:                                  Name of Chapter_________________

Please complete, sign and mail the original form along with your artwork to Bonnie J. Smith. Be sure to make a copy for your records.

Email: Email me for my address.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: "She Votes", Book

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: "She Votes", Book: Today I am showing a couple artworks from the "She Votes" altered book.   The book  is a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of t...

"She Votes", Book

Today I am showing a couple artworks from the "She Votes" altered book.  The book is a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment! I have been collecting the 4 x 6 artworks for a while and you have until the end of July to participate. Cost nothing to enter and open to all members of Women's Caucus for Art. Want to join just go to and go to the members page and join us in this collaboration. 

These artworks were created by Marleene Rubenstein SCWCA member and they are simply wonderful! I really want to thank everyone who has mailed me artworks. You can download more information and the required release at or feel free to contact me at