St George Art Museum, St. George Utah
Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, Pennsylvania
49th Biennial, National League of American Pen Women, Iowa
ETHNO.....................Art Gallery ARKA.Vilnius, Lithuania, Award for Cultural Awareness
Visualize Health Equity, Monterey County Health Dept. Admin. Bldg.
40th Anniversary Exhibit, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, Ca
Still At It, unitedwequilt.com
The Twelfth International Textile Art Biennial "Scythia", Ukraine
Creative Genius, Kathleen Vermaelen, Author
World Quilt Show, Manchester, New Hampshire
National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks Pennsylvnia
Pacific International Quilt Fest, Santa Clara, California
Permanent Collection of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, (2 artworks)
Invitational, Atherton Arts Foundation Exhibit
John O'Lague Galleria, NLAPW, Hayward City, California
Renegade, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, California
Gems of The Ocean, Oregon
Pathfinders, Southern Utah Museum, Utah
Swimming Upstream Installation, Invitational, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England
Water is Life, New England Quilt Museum
Discovery Series, 3 person exhibit, Chico Art Center, Chico, California
Hobart Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart, Australia
Celebrating Silver, China
Memories & Identity, Coastal Art League & Museum
Scuderie Aldobrandi Museum, Rome, Italy
2016 8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China
Coastal Art League, HMB, Ca
Aidene Arts & Craft Show, Australia
Saint Marys College, California
Filoi Art Center, Woodside, California
Water: United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, California
Filoli Gallery, Woodside, California
Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, Taiwan City, Taiwan
The Festival of Quilts-Celebrating Silver-SAQA
University of Michigan Hospital, Michigan
Martin Luther King Gallery, San Jose, California
Redwood Shores Library, Redwood City California
Coastal Art League 31st Juried Exhibit, Half Moon Bay, California
Torpedo Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom • October 7 - 11, 2015
QKS, Dublin, Ireland • November 12 - 15, 2015
Harrogate, United Kingdom • November 26 - 29, 2015
United Nations, Commission on the Status of Women, New York, N.Y.
Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July issue 2015
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, Ca.
Foundation Des ETASTS-UNIS, Paris, France
Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
"Des Mariniers aux Polilus", Museum of the Loire Mariners, France
2015 NICHE Award Winner, Washington D.C.
Twin Pines Gallery, Belmont, California
"Strength and Resilience of Women", "Catholic University Angers, France
"Swimming Upstream", Installation, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Voices, An Artist Perspective, UniteWomen.org
San Mateo City Hall/San Mateo City Library, San Mateo, California
"New Beginnings", San Mateo Public Library, San Mateo, California
'Textile Art Around the World', Author Ellen Bakker, Textile-Link
"Boundaries", Coastal Art League & Museum, HMB, California
St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah
Art in the Chapels in Anjou, France
New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London
Fine Art Quilt Masters, Birmingham, England
GlobalFundForWomen.org, Featured Artist
"Freedom", Angers, France & Loire Valley, France
Art In Public Spaces, Roseville Civic Center, Roseville, CA.
"Forming Our Lives", 3 Artist Exhibit, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
"New Beginnings", Invitational, WCA - Daly City Mayoral Inaguration Exhibit
"Celebrating Silver", Studio Art Quilt Associates; selected locations thru 2016
"Forming My Life", solo exhibit, Women's Health & Recreation Center, San Francisco, Ca.
"XX Factor", Martin Luther King Library, San Jose, California
Peninsula Art Institute, WCA, Burlingame, California
"Our Natural World", Twin Pines Art Center, San Mateo, California
"Thoughts of the Mind", Olive Hyde Gallery 46th Annual Textile Exhibit, Fremont, California
Swimming Upstream", "Special Exhibits"; International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
2014 NICHE Award Finalist, Rosen Group
Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins, Curitiba, Brazil
"Swimming Upstream", invitational solo exhibit; Lake Wales Performing Arts Center, Florida
"Stories We Tell", Women's Caucus for Art, New York
The Journey of Hope in America; Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia
ARTQUILTSwater, Page Walker Arts & History Center; Cary, N.C.
Solo Exhibit,"Thoughts of the Mind", Indigo Installation, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.
"Women Who Broke The Rules", Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
2013 NICHE AWARD Finalist, Rosen Group, Publishers of NICHE Magazine
"Color", WCA, Coastal Art League, HMB, Ca.
Women's Caucus for Art, Artist of the Month - November 2013
The Loft Gallery-Solo Exhibit,"What I See and Know" San Pedro, Ca.
SAQA Trunk Show Sec. D, traveling the U. S. at selected venues
ARTQUILTSwater, to be exhibited at East Carolina Univeristy,Gray Gallery June 2012
"Women's Rights An Artist Perspective", UniteWomen.org
"Quilt For Change", International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
Honoring Women's Rights-National Steinbeck Center, Salinas California
King Center Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, invitational @ Southern Utah Univ., Cedar City, UT.
"TQIF 2012", Tainan City, Taiwan / Taichung City, Taiwan, fall of 2012
"Mama Said", Women's History Month, Transition Gallery, Idaho State University
Quilt National 2011, Oceanside Museum, Oceanside, California
"Quilt National 2011", San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, Ca.
"Momentum", Los Angeles Art Ass., Gallery 825, Los Angeles, Ca.
NICHE Award Finalist in the Fiber Art Quilt Category, Rosen Group, Philadelphia, PA.
"The Journey of Hope in America", DuSable Museum, Chicago, Illinois
"I Love California", Milton Marks Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
"40 Watts", WCA Group Exhibit. Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, Ca.
Art Meets Science, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Ga.
"Human Interferon", Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
Quilt National 2011; Athens, Ohio
The Foundry Art Center; St. Charles, Missouri
"Reflections on Water"; Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos, Ca.
7th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, Vilnius, Lithuania
High Fiber Under Five, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; San Jose, Ca.
"Man as Object, Reversing the Gaze", WCA-SOMarts, San Francisco
SAQA Trunk Show; traveling thru 2013, Africa, Australia, U.S., EU, Canada
"Fabricated", Blue Line Gallery, Sacramento, Ca.
"AFTERMATH", Coastal Art League Gallery & Museum, HMB, Ca.
Three Sixty, San Jose, Ca.
"The Journey of Hope in America", NAAMCC, Wilberforce, Ohio
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
"What to Say About Race", Mancuso Shows 2011
"Quilt For Change", U.N. Eurpoean Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland/U.N. New York
"Volusia Wrapped in Fiber", "Thoughts of the Mind, Indigo String, DeBary, Florida
"Choices", MLK Gallery, San Jose/San Jose State, Library System, California.
"Better Luck Next Time", Works Gallery,San Jose, California.
Quilt Expo en Beujolais, France
Studio Art Quilt Associates: "Art Meets Science Exhibit", debut U.K. Fall of 2010;
Pfizer International Headquarters, New York, N.Y.
Solo Show "Abstracts & Images", 1870 Gallery, Belmont, Ca., January28-March3, 2010
"The Journey of Hope in America", NAAMCC,Wilberforce, Oh. April 2010-Dec.2011
"Fiber Force: A Futuristic Approach", Curated by Lisa Chipetine, exhibit traveling with Mancuso Shows as a special exhibit traveling thru November 2010
"3rd International Swan Day", Alameda Art Works, San Jose, California
"Local Color", Milton Marks Gallery, San Francisco, California
Avenue 25 Gallery, San Francisco, California
"500 Art Quilts ", International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
"Escape", Pacific Quilt International Festival, Santa Clara, California
"Breaking Traditions,"House", Plymouth, Michigan, traveling exhibit thru Michigan 2010
"Resolutions & Dissolutions", Martin Luther King Gallery-Library, San Jose, Ca
"Golden State of Mind", Milton Marks Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Redwood City Community Gallery", Redwood City, California
"New Works", WCA~Peninsula Chapter, Coastal Art League Gallery/Museum, HMB, CA.
"Gulf Oil Disaster Artist Response", Foster Collective
"Facing Racism Conference", Chicago, Illinois
"Olive Hyde Art Gallery 41st Annual Textile Exhibit", Featured Artist, Fremont, California
National Swan Day, Alameda Art Works, San Jose, California
"Art Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama", Montgomery College, M.D.
"Members Show", Coastal Art League Museum/Gallery, Half Moon Bay California-
Joe Tierney Award in 3-D.
United Nations Conference NGO, Mexico City, Mexico
"Fall Into Fabric", Gaul Searson Ltd., San Francisco Design Center
"Obama In Blue", featured on CNN
"Simple Pleasures", Coastal Art League, HMB, California
"9th Quilt Nihon Exhibition", Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan~Honorable Mention, This exhibit will travel for two years thru Japan and the USA 2008-2009.
"Transformations 2008", SAQA-This exhibit will travel thru Europe, South Africa & USA
"Art Quilt Elements", Wayne Art Center Philadelphia, PA., reviewed by Bruce Hoffmandirector of Snyderman Works Gallery: I liked very much the simple idea explored by Bonnie J. Smith in 4-Friends:, four recipient blocks containing repeated shapes and pattern with subtle color changes. Simple, powerful, successful: Design and Craftsmanship working together.
National Women's Caucus for Art,featured artist month of September.
Coastal Art League"24th Annual Juried Show",Bernice Seymore 2-D
"Allusions", WCA Sponsored; Avenue 25 Gallery, San Mateo, California
"Inner Landscapes", MLK Gallery, San Jose, California
"Gas Station-International Collaborative" - Jennifer Marsh Curator, Syracuse, New York
"Art Quilt Markings", Page Walker Art & History Museum, Cary North Carolina
"Sum of the Parts",14th International Surface Design Conference - Kansas City, Mo.
Juried members exhibit will travel thru 2010
"Road to California", Ontario, California
Santa Cruz Art League's 3rd Annual Fiber Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz, Ca.
"Count Down To Peace", Mendenhall Gallery, East Carolina University,
"Lower Town Quilt Walk", - Paducah, Kentucky
"Quilts A World of Beauty", Houston, Texas
"California Art Quilts", California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, Ca
"Small Works II", Ayers Loft Gallery, Lowells, Massachusetts
"National Small Art Quilts Exhibition", The Main street Gallery, Groton, New York
"Santa Cruz art League's 2nd Annual Fiber Art Exhibit","Recipient's Award"
"Wish You Were Here", Fiber Art Postcard's Exhibit, Tohono Chula Park, Arizona
"It's Not a Deli Art Gallery", Talisman Fibre Arts Studio, Toronto, Canada
Creative Genius: The Inspirational Wisdom of Pen Women, 2018
Celebrating 120 Years of Pen Women 2018
The Outlook Newspaper, Saratoga, California 2017
Pretty Patches Magazine, June Issue 2017
Through the Eye's of a Child, memoir available on www.blurb.com
Festival of Quilts Festival on line & brochure marketing, 2017
Chico Enterprise Newspaper, February 9, 2017
San Jose Mercury News, March 20, 2016
Art Quilts International, Abstract & Geometrics, Shiffer Publishing, 2017
The Craft Companion, Thames & Hudson Australia, 2016
Quilting Arts Magazine June/July issue pages 64-65, 2015
San Mateo Times, January & March 2016
San Mateo Times, September 2015
TextileArt Around the World, TextileLink Publisher, 2015
Swimming Upstream a Memoir with Portfolio Selections, available on web site
Fiber Art Now - Winter Issue 2014
San Mateo Times, April 2015
Quotes Illustrated, Authored by Lesley Riley
News Chief, Lake Wales, Florida
Sacremento Talent Magazine; Sacramento, Ca.
SAQA Portfolio 16 through 21,
The Ledger, Lake Wales, Florida 2014
The Lake Wales News, Lake Wales, Florida 2014
ART-I-Facts Magazine, Lake Wales Florida 2014
JOT, Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Chicago, IL., April, 2013
Niche Magazine - Winter 2014
San Francisco Examiner, January 2014
San Mateo Times, January 2014
Half Moon Bay Review Newspaper, Half Moon Bay, Ca. April, 2013
San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California, April, 2013
The Tampa Tribune, 2013
Carolina Arts, North Carolina
NICHE Magazine, Winter 2013 & 2015
American Art Collector; Alcove Books 2013
San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California, April/June 2012/September 2012
Quilt National 2011, The Best of Contemporary Quilts
Journal of Everyday Thoughts, Pub. Neighborhood Writing Allicance, Chicago, IL
Design Milk.com, August , 2011
The Studio Quilt, No. 6 State of the Art
San Mateo Times, Bay Area,California - May 7, 2011
Spartan Daily News, San Jose State University
The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio - "Color x 3", 2011 Advertisement
Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal 2011 - Winter Issue Vol. 21 - No. 1
San Mateo Times 2010, San Mateo, California
Journey of Hope in America: President Barack Obama, Voyager Press
500 Art Quilts, Lark Publications
Studio Art Quilt Associates Portfolio's 15~2008;16~2009; 17~2010;18-2011 etc.
Fiber Art of Bonnie J. Smith,
Haute Handbags, Spring Issue 2009
San Mateo Times 2009, San Mateo, California
Surface Design Magazine-Winter Issue 2009
New Art International, Book Art Press, New York
Tri-City Valley News 2009, California
Interview NPR, Chico, Ca. http://mynspr.org/programs/weekend-showcase#stream/0
Embracing Failure and Success, Women's Caucus for Art Day @ Djerassi Artist Residency
Grants, Awards & Commissions
2018, Award of Excellence, "Swimming Upstream", National League of American Pen Women
2017, "Awareness of Cultural Medium", ETHNO-10 INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF TEXTILE MINIATURES,Lithuania
2016 Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Award & Grant
Achievers Award, National League of American Pen Women, Santa Clara Chapter
2015 Niche Award Winner, Washington D.C.
Honored by Voters Injured at Work, June 2013 for "Swimming Upstream" series
Creative Capacity Fund Grant, San Francisco, Ca., October, 2012
Commission; Sidle Professional Corporation, San Jose, Ca.
Commission; Image I.E Salons, San Jose, California
Recipients Award, Santa Cruz 2nd Annual Fiber Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz, Ca.
Bernice Saymore Award 2-D, 2009&2015 Half Moon Bay, California
Creative Capacity Fund, San Francisco, California 2009
2009 NICHE Award Winner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2015 NICHE Award Winner, Washington DC
Joe Tierney Award in 3-D, Coastal Art League, HMB, Ca.
9th Quilt Nihon, Honorable Mention
Book Art Press, Grant
IUPUI, Indianapolis Campus
Indiana Central, Indianapolis, Theater & Drama
Natural Dye Studies with Joan Morris, Professor Dartmouth College