Saturday, August 12, 2017

Quilts Meet Their New Owners In Guatemala

Here are a lot of happy faces at the distribution of some of the quilts sent this year to Mayan Families in Panajachel, Guatemala!

Quilt by Marta of Palm Desert:

Quilts by Pat B in Idaho:

Quilt by Pat S in Anchorage:

Quilts by the Vancouver WA Loose Threads group:

Quilt by Lunch Bunch in Palm Desert:

Quilt by Linda B in Palm Desert:

Quilt donated in Anchorage, Alaska:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

"Zebra" in Quilt National 2017

Zebra at the Feeding Station, South Africa
c 2009 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Quilt National 2017 opened the weekend of May 26 to a slew of receptions and activities. It's a thrill to find myself in the middle of so much creativity.  Thanks to Nancy Crow also for allowing the artists to tour her teaching facility and studio.

Here's a photo of my quilt Zebra which is part of Quilt National 2017.  I've also included the photo, taken on my 2009 Nancy Crow tour to South Africa, which was the inspiration for the quilt and the recent painting.

c2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
 Photo by Mark Frey

Acrylic on paper
c2017 Bonnie M. Bucknam

"Bridge Controversy" Receives Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Founder's Award

Bonnie Bucknam received the Denton Family in Honor of Dee Denton Founder's Award in the Open Show category at this weekend's Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for her quilt, Bridge Controversy.  The show closes at 5pm today, so you still have a couple of hours to make it to the show.  The show features a craft fair at George Rogers Park, three special exhibits in the Lakewood Center, and the Open Show in the Pavilion Tent.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Spectacular Skies" at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Spectacular Skies
Februrary 17 - July 23, 2017
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center 
13480 Dowell Road
Dowell, MD 20629

c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam
12 " x 12"
Oil and cold wax on board

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seismic Activity on Display at Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton

Tenth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show 2017
January 21, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Collective Visions Gallery
331 Pacific Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
Gallery Hours 11am - 6pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat; Noon - 4pm Sunday
Peoples Choice Award and Guest Lecture, Friday, February 24, 2017, 7pm

Seismic Activity
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fiber Fusion Opening Reception February 4, Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend

The Washington Surface Design Association exhibit, Fiber Fusion, opens in the Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington, today.  The opening reception is Saturday evening, February 4, as part of the Port Townsend Art Walk. The Art Walk is a well-attended event in Port Townsend and worth the effort.  Hope you can stop by.

Sea Cave
c 2010 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Guatemala Bound

Another shipment is on its way to Guatemala today.  These quilts are bound for Mayan Families' Kids at Risk program.

These first two are from the Loose Threads and Friends group in Vancouver.

This is from the Lunch Bunch group in Palm Desert.

This Halloween quilt is from Marta in Palm Desert.

Down the Garden Path is from Pat in Anchorage.

These are from Pat in Idaho.

And these are mine.

This shipment will make 146 quilts sent to Mayan Families, keeping lots of children warm.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Snaps from Xi'an

Xi'an was our third stop.  The main attraction there is the Terra Cotta Warriors.

The warriors were created by artisans for the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in about 300 BC.  The soldiers were to protect the emperor in the afterlife. Over 8000 warriors, horses and chariots have been excavated. The site is thought to extend 38 square miles, only a small portion of which has been excavated.  It is truly an overwhelming sight.

Other photo ops in Xi'an.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Moments in Beijing

Me at the Great Wall outside Beijing.  I only made it to the second tower, bad knees and all.  But I felt ok with that.

Prayer garden at the Great Wall.

Views at the Summer Palace.

Some of our group joined in with the locals exercising at a Beijing park.

Street scene in Beijing.
 Forbidden City.

Remember this walkway from The Last Emperor? This was where His Highness learned to ride a bike.
 Scenes from a traditional Hutong neighborhood in Beijing.

Our local tour guide.