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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

Friday, July 24, 2015

                                          Frida Kahlo

This is one of three 4 x 6 textile cards I created for the International Women's Caucus for Art fund raiser. The work will be displayed at the United Nations this fall along with many others that have been created to financially underwrite expenses for our traveling exhibits. I believe the cards will be sold after they have traveled through 2016 for 25.00.


This is the Peninsula WCA last exhibit of the season.  My exhibiting artwork is "Caution". The work is a recreation of the caution signs that were for many years on California Highways the 5 and 405.  My concern when I first saw the sign was that it was confusing to immigrants coming in from the Pacific Ocean. Who's boundary was it or was it as 
many immigrants saw a safe place to cross.  Many lives were lost due to these signs.
The exhibit location is Coastal Art League, HMB August 21, 2015 - September 20, 2015
hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12-5. Opening  reception August 22, 2015 5-7.

Friday, June 26, 2015

                 "Swimming Upstream" Installation at Walnut Creek                                            Community Library
                                 Through August 15, 2015!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July Issue

My fiber art work "Upward and Onward" 65h x 35w is featured in the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  The article featured is about SAQA Celebrating Silver exhibit of which I was chosen to create an art work for this momentous celebration of their 25th Anniversary!

The textile is for sale at $1,900.00. This work would look great as a center piece of a room or would make a great gift to donate to a hospital or any type of center that has lots of people walking by as this is definitely a spirit lifter.
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                                                      "Upward and Onward" 65h x 36w

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"2 X" Exhibit

Women's Caucus for Art has a new exhibit at Twin Pines Gallery, Belmont California.
This is a interesting exhibit in that the artist are hanging two pieces of art work next to each other that have either a similarity, story or might be derived from the same inspiration.

My work "Terrain" and one of my original designed opera purses were created using my award winning design "Images".  Seems so long ago that I created "Images" from looking at aerial views of the Bay Area of Northern California. Below is a picture of my work hanging in the gallery.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

                       Westbeth Gallery, New York City

My artwork  "Swimming Upstream, small" was selected for the “Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access”, Petra Kuppers Juror, for the WCA exhibition at the Westbeth Gallery in New York for February 2015. The exhibit coincides with Women's Caucus for Arts National Conference in New York City.