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Exhibits 2024

Pimal Forces-Earth,New Orleans, Louisiana 2024

NLAPW National Art Biennial, Cultural Arts Center Columbus, Ohio

Primal Forces-Earth,Dallas, Texas, 2024

Atlanta - Duluth, Georgia: March 7, 8 & 9, 2024

Lakeland, Florida: March 14, 15 & 16, 2024

February 29-March 3, 2024, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Virginia

Woven Tale Press, featured 2024

Santa Paula Museum, Santa Paula, California, 2024

World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Toronto Canada


Pennsyvani National Quilt Extraveganza Featured Artist, Oaks

Quiltfest,Featured Artist,  Greenville,Ssouth Carolina 2023

Welcome Blanket Project@ 2023

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR

"10th Annual Abstract Sanctuary"

Primal Forces: Earth: Brigham Young Univ. Museum of Art - Provo, Utah 2023

NLAPW- Before and After the Drought-Virtual



SDA, Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ

Inspirations Gallery, San Diego, Ca.

International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, Ca.

38th New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts,  Ft. Collins

Excellence in Fibers, Schweinfurth Art Center, New York

Fabulous Fibers, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

NLAPW, 2022 Biennial Art Competition Washington, DC

45th Anniversary Exhibition, SJMQ&T, San Jose

Gems of the Ocean lll, Yachats, Oregon

Poway Performing Art Center, Poway, CA.

Art Quilt Elements 22, Wayne, Pennsylvania


Wrapped, 3-Person Exhibit-Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaii, 2021

16th National Juried Exhibition; AXIS Gallery,

Sacramento, California,2021

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, CA

Shifting Tides; Olive Hyde Gallery, CA

Art Quilts 2;  California Heritage Museum

Las Laguna Gallery, "Sky Is The Limit", Laguna, CA

Land Art 2nd Selection; COCA, Rome, Italy  

Brittany Davis Gallery; Los Angeles, CA

She Votes Book a Community Project, Red Line Art Works; United Kingdom

SAQA, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

Primal Forces: Earth, National Quilt Museum


Land Art, Virtual SAQA Exhibit

Common Ground, Embed Gallery Chatsworth, California

Virginia Quilt Museum, Virginia

Festival of Quilts, U.K., Dynamic Gallery

Brittany Davis Gallery, Ojai, California

Chehalen Cultural Center, Newberg, Oregon

The 13th International Textile Art Biennial “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine

National League of American Pen Women Headquarters, Washington DC-2nd Place

The Intersectional History Exhibition: WCA Nat'l Conf; Woman Made Gallery

The Nineteenth Amendment at 100 Years: Women's Voices Then & Now, MI Chapter WCA

Shifting Tides, International gallery of Con't Art, Alaska

Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, Detroit Michigan 


Neutra Gallery, SCWCA Exhibit Review, Los Angeles, Ca.

SoLa Gallery, Los Angeles

Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, Washington

“9th International Biennial Exhibit Mini Textile Art “Scythia”, Ivano, Ukraine

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Sacred Threads, Henredon, Virginia

Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles

Works Gallery, San Jose, California

St George Art Museum, St. George Utah

Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO

Human Rights Gallery, Kean University, Union, New Jersey

Chandler Arts Center, Chandler, Arizona


"Things That Matter", Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, Pennsylvania

49th Biennial, National League of American Pen Women, Iowa

ETHNO.....................Art Gallery ARKA.Vilnius, Lithuania, Award for Cultural Awareness

Visualize Health Equity, Monterey County Health Dept. Admin. Bldg.

40th Anniversary Exhibit, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, Ca

Still At It,

World Quilt, Orlando, Florida

New Jersey Quilt Fest, Somerset, New Jersey

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia

The Twelfth International Textile Art Biennial "Scythia", Ukraine

Creative Genius, Kathleen Vermaelen, Author


World Quilt Show, Manchester, New Hampshire

National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks Pennsylvnia

Pacific International Quilt Fest, Santa Clara, California

Permanent Collection of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, (2 artworks)

Invitational, Atherton Arts Foundation Exhibit

John O'Lague Galleria, NLAPW, Hayward City, California

Renegade, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, California

Gems of The Ocean l, Yachats, Oregon

Pathfinders, Southern Utah Museum, Utah

Swimming Upstream Installation, Invitational, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England

Water is Life, New England Quilt Museum

Discovery Series, 3 person exhibit, Chico Art Center, Chico, California

Hobart Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart, Australia

Celebrating Silver, China

Memories & Identity, Coastal Art League & Museum

Excellence In Fibers-On Line -


Scuderie Aldobrandi Museum, Rome, Italy

2016 8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China

Coastal Art League, HMB, Ca

Aidene Arts & Craft Show, Australia

Saint Marys College, California

Filoi Art Center, Woodside, California

Water: United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, California

Filoli Gallery, Woodside, California

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, Taiwan City, Taiwan

The Festival of Quilts-Celebrating Silver-SAQA

University of Michigan Hospital, Michigan

Martin Luther King Gallery, San Jose, California

Redwood Shores Library, Redwood City California

Coastal Art League 31st Juried Exhibit, Half Moon Bay, California

Torpedo Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia


Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom • October 7 - 11, 2015

QKS, Dublin, Ireland • November 12 - 15, 2015

Harrogate, United Kingdom • November 26 - 29, 2015

United Nations, Commission on the Status of Women, New York, N.Y.

Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July issue 2015

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, Ca.

Foundation Des ETASTS-UNIS, Paris, France

Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

"Des Mariniers aux Polilus", Museum of the Loire Mariners, France

2015 NICHE Award Winner, Washington D.C.

Twin Pines Gallery, Belmont, California

"Strength and Resilience of Women", "Catholic University Angers, France

"Swimming Upstream", Installation, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Voices, An Artist Perspective,

San Mateo City Hall/San Mateo City Library, San Mateo, California

"New Beginnings", San Mateo Public Library, San Mateo, California

'Textile Art Around the World', Author Ellen Bakker, Textile-Link

"Boundaries", Coastal Art League & Museum, HMB, California

St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah

Art in the Chapels in Anjou, France


New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London

Fine Art Quilt Masters, Birmingham, England, Featured Artist

"Freedom", Angers, France & Loire Valley, France

Art In Public Spaces, Roseville Civic Center, Roseville, CA.

"Forming Our Lives", 3 Artist Exhibit, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

"New Beginnings", Invitational, WCA - Daly City Mayoral Inauguration Exhibit

"Celebrating Silver", Studio Art Quilt Associates; selected locations thru 2016

"Forming My Life", solo exhibit, Women's Health & Recreation Center, San Francisco, Ca.

"XX Factor", Martin Luther King Library, San Jose, California

Peninsula Art Institute, WCA, Burlingame, California

"Our Natural World", Twin Pines Art Center, San Mateo, California

"Thoughts of the Mind", Olive Hyde Gallery 46th Annual Textile Exhibit, Fremont, California

Swimming Upstream", "Special Exhibits"; International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

2014 NICHE Award Finalist, Rosen Group

Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins, Curitiba, Brazil


"Swimming Upstream", invitational solo exhibit; Lake Wales Performing Arts Center, Florida

"Stories We Tell", Women's Caucus for Art, New York

The Journey of Hope in America; Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia

ARTQUILTSwater, Page Walker Arts & History Center; Cary, N.C.

Solo Exhibit,"Thoughts of the Mind", Indigo Installation, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.

"Women Who Broke The Rules", Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

2013 NICHE AWARD Finalist, Rosen Group, Publishers of NICHE Magazine

"Color", WCA, Coastal Art League, HMB, Ca.

Women's Caucus for Art, Artist of the Month - November 2013

The Loft Gallery-Solo Exhibit,"What I See and Know" San Pedro, Ca.

Interview with Lesley Riley, Art & Soul

SAQA Trunk Show Sec. D, traveling the U. S. at selected venues

ARTQUILTSwater, to be exhibited at East Carolina University,Gray Gallery June 2012

"Women's Rights An Artist Perspective",


"Quilt For Change", International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

Honoring Women's Rights-National Steinbeck Center, Salinas California

King Center Arts, Columbus, Ohio

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 Science, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Ga.

"Human Interferon", Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California


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. European Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland/U.N. New York

"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 Beaujolais, 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 Hoffman director 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 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


Vol. 3 Museum Quality Art Quilts, 2023

10th Annual Abstract Sanctuary, 2023

Fiber Art Magazine, 2021 Excellence inFibers 2022

How Art Heals, Chapter 5 the Art Makers and Their Healing Art, author Andra Stanton-2021

Learn Lead Lift 2021, Author Wendy Ryan

Spring Issue-PEN Women Magazine, NLAPW, 2021

"She Votes", Catalog 2020 -

Art & Cake Magazine November 2020

Patchwork Magazine, France Patchwork Guild, 2019

etno / ethno @ ARKA Gallery Catalog, Lithuania, 2019

Art & Cake Magazine, L.A.

Eye Contact, Sacred Threads Catalog, 2019: available:

Professional Artist Magazine, Aug/Sep,

Creative Genius: The Inspirational Wisdom of Pen Women, 2018

Celebrating 120 Years of Pen Women 2018

The Outlook Newspaper, Saratoga, California 2017

Pretty Patches Magazine, June Issue 2017

Through the Eye's of a Child, memoir available on

Festival of Quilts Festival on line & brochure marketing, 2017

Chico Enterprise Newspaper, February 9, 2017

San Jose Mercury News, March 20, 2016

Art Quilts International, Abstract & Geometrics, Shiffer Publishing, 2017

The Craft Companion, Thames & Hudson Australia, 2016 -Magazine

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July issue pages 64-65, 2015

San Mateo Times, January & March 2016

San Mateo Times, September 2015

Textile Art Around the World, TextileLink Publisher, 2015

Swimming Upstream a Memoir with Portfolio Selections, available on web site

"Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo", self published 2014,

Fiber Art Now - Winter Issue 2014

San Mateo Times, April 2015

Quotes Illustrated, Authored by Lesley Riley 2015

News Chief, Lake Wales, Florida 2014

Sacremento Talent Magazine; Sacramento, Ca.

SAQA Portfolio 16 through 21,

The Ledger, Lake Wales, Florida 2014

The Lake Wales News, Lake Wales, Florida 2014

ART-I-Facts Magazine, Lake Wales Florida 2014

JOT, Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Chicago, IL., April, 2013

Niche Magazine - Winter 2014

San Francisco Examiner, January 2014

San Mateo Times, January 2014

Half Moon Bay Review Newspaper, Half Moon Bay, Ca. April, 2013

San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California, April, 2013

The Tampa Tribune, 2013

Carolina Arts, North Carolina

NICHE Magazine, Winter 2013 & 2015

American Art Collector; Alcove Books 2013

San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California, April/June 2012/September 2012

Quilt National 2011, The Best of Contemporary Quilts

Journal of Everyday Thoughts, Pub. Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Chicago, IL

Design, 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", 2011 Advertisement

Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal 2011 - Winter Issue Vol. 21 - No. 1

San Mateo Times 2010, San Mateo, California

Journey of Hope in America: President Barack Obama, Voyager Press

500 Art Quilts, Lark Publications

Studio Art Quilt Associates Portfolio's 15~2008;16~2009; 17~2010;18-2011 etc.

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


Interview NPR, Chico, Ca.

Embracing Failure and Success, Women's Caucus for Art Day @ Djerassi Artist Residency

Grants, Awards & Commissions

Vinnie Ream Honorable Mention Award, 2024

2020 Biennial Art Exhibit 2nd Place; NLAPW,

Washington D C

Humanitarian Award, ARKA Gallery, Lithiuainia

2018 Honorable Mention, Arts Council for Monterey County, Monterey, California

2018 Award of Excellence, "Swimming Upstream", National League of American Pen Women

2017 "Awareness of Cultural Medium", ETHNO-10 INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF TEXTILE MINIATURES,Lithuania

2016 Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Award & Grant

Achievers Award, National League of American Pen Women, Santa Clara Chapter

2015 Niche Award Winner, Washington D.C.

Honored by Voters Injured at Work, June 2013 for "Swimming Upstream" series

Creative Capacity Fund Grant, San Francisco, Ca., October, 2012

Commission; Sidle Professional Corporation, San Jose, Ca.

Commission; Image I.E Salons, San Jose, California

Recipients Award, Santa Cruz 2nd Annual Fiber Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz, Ca.

Bernice Saymore Award 2-D, 2009&2015 Half Moon Bay, California

Creative Capacity Fund, San Francisco, California 2009

2009 NICHE Award Winner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2010 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014 NICHE Award Finalist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015 NICHE Award Winner, Washington DC

Joe Tierney Award in 3-D, Coastal Art League, HMB, Ca.

9th Quilt Nihon, Honorable Mention

Book Art Press, Grant


IUPUI, Indianapolis Campus

Indiana Central, Indianapolis, Theater & Drama

Natural Dye Studies with Joan Morris, Professor Dartmouth College

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