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 Secience, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Ga.
"Human Interferon", Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
Women's Caucus for Art Group Show, Salinas Art Center, Salinas, Ca.
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, N.Y
"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 Award in 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, N. C.
"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
San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California, April 2012
Quilt National: The Best of Contemporary Quilts
Everyone is a Philosopher, Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Chicago,
Journal of Everyday Thoughts, Pub. Neighborhood Writing Allicance, Chicago, IL
Design MIk.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" chosen for 2011 Advertisement
Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal 2011 - Winter Issue Vol. 21 - No. 1
San Mateo Times 2010, San Mateo, California
Journery of Hope in America: President Barack Obama, Voyager Press
500 Art Quilts, Lark Publications
Studio Art Quilt Associates Portfolio's 16~2008;17~2009; 18~2010
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
Grants & Awards
Recipients Award, Santa Cruz 2nd Annual Fiber Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz, Ca.
Bernice Seymore Award 2-D
Creative Capacity Fund, San Francisco, California
2009 NICHE Award Winner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 NICHE Award Finalist
Joe Tierney Award in 3-D
9th Quilt Nihon, Honorable Mention
Book Art Press, Grant