Thursday, November 5, 2020

Auction to Benefit Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage, Alaska

Pat from Anchorage and I donated this collaborative work to a fundraiser to benefit the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage, Alaska. You can view all the auction items and read about the fundraiser here. The auction goes live November 6 and closes November 29. Check it out!



Saturday, October 24, 2020

Quilt Visions Virtual Exhibition Opens at San Diego

 Visit the Quilt Visions exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. The exhibit opens October 24. You can see the art, learn about the artists and take a virtual tour. Click here.

Mc Callum Spring
c 2020 Bonnie M. Bucknam
66" w x 70" h

Mc Callum Spring, detail

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Quilts Donated to YWCA Safe Choice Shelter, Vancouver

 I made another drop-off today: 15 quilts to the Vancouver YWCA Safe Choice Shelter.

These first two quilts, Sailing Day and Red Barn, are by Suzanne from Anchorage.



Spring Garden is by Cheryl, also from Anchorage.


And Nettie's Stacked Bricks I is from Pat in Anchorage.


Two quilts, Primaries and Big Pink, are from our Oregon Coast retreat last year.



This quilt, Flipside, I pieced back in the 1980's. I just got around to quilting it. Remember vinyl records?


The rest are more of my square-within-a-squares and scrap log cabins. I'm stuck...








This last one incorporates some block I had from 4th Avenue Quilters in Anchorage. The second block in the second row is Judy Hopkins' Tin Man block.



Thursday, July 9, 2020

Quilts to Camp Erin, Portland

Just dropped off three of my quilts to Camp Erin, Providence Portland's grief camp for kids.




Saturday, June 20, 2020

Check Out the Gallery114 Virtual Exhibit TEXT/ILE

I have a piece in Gallery 114's virtual exhibit TEXT/ILE up through the month of June 2020. Check it out.

Codices
c 2020
Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Hoddick Photography


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Quilts to Brighten Safe Choice Shelter in Vancouver

 In February, 10 quilts went to the YWCA Safe Choice Shelter in Vancouver, Washington.

This quilt was pieced by Joan in Anchorage.

This one is by Pat S. in Anchorage.

This is a group quilt from several folks in Oregon and Washington.

And this one is from Rosie in Anacortes.

The others are mine. I'm stuck on scrap log cabins and square-within-a-squares.







Friday, December 27, 2019

Bonnie's Solo Show, Personal Landscapes, Opens in San Diego January 18, 2020

Personal Landscapes: A Visual Travelogue
Bonnie M. Bucknam
January 18 - April 5, 2020
2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, California 92106
619.546.4872
Hours : Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm

Bonnie will be having a solo exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. The opening and artist reception is January 18 between 5 and 8pm (exact opening time not known at the time of this post). The exhibit closes April 5, 2020. Catalogs are available at the Museum Gift Shop.

Bonnie writes: 
The anthropologist in me is fascinated by other cultures. And as someone who has always been interested in geology and the history of the earth, I love seeing the variations in terrain and the spectacular shows created by natural earth processes. I create landscape and abstract works inspired by the places I have lived and the exotic countries I have visited. I try to convey my response to the character and essence of these places, the people I have visited, and the creations of cultures that have come before. My works are created from my hand-dyed fabrics. I usually compose my pieces using an improvisational style and design on the wall. Some of the piecing is quite difficult and time consuming. I have a longarm sewing machine, which makes the close machine quilting feasible and the quilting process enjoyable.
I consider myself a beginner at painting. I have experimented with acrylics and with oil and cold wax. My first few paintings for this series I undertook as color studies for the quilts I wanted to make. Over the course of working on this concept, some of the paintings have developed to be works in their own right. Recently I have been working more with oil and cold wax. I feel it suits my style and hope to develop my expertise in the medium.
In my Personal Landscapes works I have been exploring the effect of the medium on the outcome of the work. I have started with a photograph, mostly taken on my travels, and then created a painting and also a quilt inspired by the photo. I find my interpretations to be quite different in mood, size, format, and degree of abstraction, depending on the medium. The Personal Landscapes series began, unbeknownst to me, with my Reflection quilt in 2008. I have explored this idea of interpreting personal landscapes in the years since. The experiment is ongoing.

1000 Palms Oasis
c 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey 

Paper Reed
c 2019 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Hoddick Photography
Holding Back the Sahara
c 2019 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Hoddick Photography