Monday, September 12, 2016

Quilts Bound for Mayan Families

A new shipment is on its way. The first quilt is from my sister Linda in Palm Desert.


The next two are by one of my sister's friend, Marta, also from Palm Desert.



This is one of the charity quilts from my sister's Lunch Bunch in Palm Desert.  This one was pieced by Pam M.

This colorful quilt, Flash Dance, was pieced by Rosie from Seattle.
 

This is a collaboration between Rosie and Pat S. in Anchorage.

This is another by Pat S. in Anchorage.
Pat B. in Idaho has donated more than 20 tops! They are all so colorful and quirky!




This charm quilt is from Melisse in Ridgefield.

And these last 3 are mine. I've had lots of fun using up scraps in these alphabet quilts. The quilt at the bottom started with scraps leftover from the purses I make.


Mastery Exhibit in the News

Here are links to two articles about the Mastery exhibit at the Dairy Barn in the Columbus Dispatch and the Athens Post. The exhibit is also featured in the October/November issue of Quilters Newsletter!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Familiar Terrain Opens in Auburn, Washington

Familiar Terrain
Mixed Media Paintings by Bonnie Bucknam 
August 31 - October 26, 2016
Cheryl Sallee Gallery
Auburn Arts Commission and Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
Auburn Senior Community Center
808 Ninth Street SE
Auburn, Washington

The exhibit features 14 mixed media landscape paintings by Bonnie.
See news article here .  


 Approaching the Storm
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Pond Near Salmon Creek
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

 Shoreline
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

The Valley on Fire
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gallery Talk Videos from Mastery Exhibit

Gallery Talk videos from the Mastery: Sustaining Momentum exhibit at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio are now online. It's pretty interesting to see what the artists have to say, plus you get a peak at the work.  Click here to view.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Guatemala Bound Volume 2 Available

Guatemala Bound Volume 2: One Hundred Quilts for Mayan Families is now available for purchase on Blurb.com.  The book documents the first 100 quilts sent to the Mayan Families non-profit in Panajachel, Guatemala, for their Kids in Need program. The book is available in several formats, including hard and soft cover, and PDF.  Congratulations and a big thanks to all who contributed.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

New Shipment Guatemala Bound

Nine quilts were shipped to Guatemala Friday.  Here are the latest.

Safari by Melisse in Ridgefield WA.

 This one is from Pat in Idaho.

This one is from Pat in Anchorage.

These two "jelly roll race" quilts are by a group of friends in Vancouver WA.


This is from Patti in Anchorage.

This one is from Kimberly in Oregon City.

These last two were donated by folks in Anchorage.

Thanks again to all the contributors.  The kids in Guatemala will be thrilled.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Opens at the Dairy Barn Arts Center

It was an exciting week.  Mastery: Sustaining Momentum, an exhibit curated by Nancy Crow, opened at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio on May 27th.  The exhibit runs through November 27, 2016.  Twelve artist are represented by three major works each.  The work is consistently stunning.  In addition, each artist has several small works which present some of the processes of designing the larger works. I am honored to be a part of this exhibit.



1000 Palms Oasis
copyright 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
80" x 80"
Photo by Mark Frey

 Sea Ice - Cook Inlet
copyright 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
80" x 80"
Photo by Mark Frey
 
 Forest Trail
copyright 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
80" x 80"
Photo by Mark Frey

Unfortunately, I did not do a very good job of photographing the exhibit.  I'm posting a couple here just so you can get an idea of what the space looked like. 

 View of the gallery, including work by (left to right), Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Heide Stoll-Weber, Judy Kirpich, and Kit Vincent.

 View of the gallery, including work by (left to right) Helen McBride Richter, Bonnie Bucknam, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right) Coleen Kole, Margaret Boys Wolf, and Marina Kamenskaya.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right), Marina Kamenskaya, Nancy Crow, and Leslie Joan Riley.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right), Marina Kamenskaya, Gerri Spilka, and Nancy Crow.

Small works by Marina Kamenskaya.

Small works by Judy Kirpich.

The artists in the exhibit are:
 Margaret Boys Wolf
Bonnie Bucknam
Nancy Crow
Marina Kamenskaya
Judy Kirpich
Colleen Kole
Helen McBride Richter
Leslie Joan Riley
Gerri Spilka
Heide Stoll-Weber
Kit Vincent