Zeca Medeiros will be the guest speaker at the High Fiber Diet meeting on Tuesday, October 17 at 1:30pm. Zeca has chosen 26 works from Columbia FiberArts Guild and High Fiber Diet submissions to be part of the 2018 Patchwork Design Contemporaneo exhibition to be held in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Curitiba, Brazil. He will be here to discuss the exhibit and to see the current work of our members. All CFG members are invited and encouraged to join us at the High Fiber Diet meeting.
Zeca Medeiros is the curator of the CONTEMPORANEO, the first artistic quilts exhibition in Latin America. His visionary view and work has provided understanding of contemporary quilt as part of the visual arts, gaining recognition from the media and the public. Over the years the exhibition has featured arts from various countries and it is currently visited by thousands of people.
In addition to presenting the history of CONTEPORÂNEO exhibition, Zeca will address in his talk topics such as: What is necessary to organize the show, the criteria for selecting arts, textile art in Latin America and especially the NEW CURATING PROPOSAL for the coming years. During the lecture, images and videos will be presented for a better understanding of the covered topics.
Also, Zeca is interested in seeing current work from our members. Please bring one of your current or representative works to show.
The meeting will be held at Crossroads Church, 2505 NE 102nd Avenue in the Gateway area of Portland, south of I-84 and east of I-205. Meeting will be held in the separate building located at the south end of the south parking lot. Please do not park in the row directly in front of the building. Portland police use the building as a rest area, and first row parking is reserved for police vehicles. There is no admission charge for the lecture, but a $1 room fee contribution is encouraged.
SAQA WA Region is pleased to be mounting its first regional exhibition, the State of WA(ter). Although nearly 5,000 square miles of our state are covered in water, the landscapes of the western and eastern regions could hardly be more different. Washington is a state shaped by extremes of water: the cool, rainy West contrasts vividly with the dry, more climatically severe East. Dividing the East from the West is the dramatic Cascade mountain range, itself a setting for a plethora of lakes, rivers, and glaciers.
We invited quilt artists in the Washington region to interpret these extremes of water, either by representing the character of water in the east or the west, or in the mountainous region between. Works that illustrate or celebrate the contrast between both regions are included.
Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey
Kindred: Celebrating Our Ancestors August 11, 2017 - January 28, 2018 Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road Dowell, Maryland This exhibit invites artists to celebrate the stories, people, and places that define them. Do you find meaning and a sense of connection in your family tree, or in those people you consider your kindred spirits? How do the tangible and intangible remnants of past lives speak to you today? For some, delving into one’s ancestry is the key to unlocking the mysteries of who and what you are. For others, creating a “family of choice” provides a sense of connection. However you imagine your family, we invite artists to celebrate how they are defined by the past, and the lives of those who have come before them.
Light Show Work by the Contemporary QuiltArt Association September 22 - December 12 National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson, Paducah, KY 42001
Light Show is an extraordinary exhibit of vibrant quilts. The artists from Washington’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association create a unique sensory experience that takes the viewer through an electrifying adventure of light.
Realism vs Impressionism features work by 30 painters in the Portland/Southwest Washington region. The exhibit is on view at Boomerang Fine Arts, 808 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington. The show runs now through September 29. Please stop by. Here are my five works that are part of the exhibit.
Bonnie M. Bucknam
Oil and cold wax over acrylic underpainging on board
Potter's Marsh, Anchorage
Bonnie M. Bucknam
Acrylic on board
Rooted to the Earth
Bonnie M. Bucknam
Oil and cold wax, oil sticks over acrylic underpainting on board
To see a short video on the history of Mayan Families click here.
Thanks so much for all your contributions to my Guatemala Bound project. About 175 quilts have gone to Mayan Families (after 100 quilts to the orphanage at Santa Apolonia). The kids really appreciate your contributions.
Take a couple of minutes to view the video that shows the history of Mayan Families. Then think about maybe sponsoring one child for school. The cost to sponsor a child for school is less than the cost of one meal out a month. And it makes such a difference.
Thanks again for your quilt contributions! Keep quilting. You have made a difference.
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.
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
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.