Geology: Bonnie Bucknam Art Quilt Exhibition

Join us at 610 Arts Collective for  our exhibition "Geology" by Bonnie Bucknam.


Bonnie's abstract compositions are inspired by the colors and shapes of the natural world. Bonnie’s quilt “Crater” won Best of Show at Quilt National 2011. She has also exhibited in Visions San Diego, Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth, and numerous times in the biennial Earth, Fire, and Fibre exhibit at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Bonnie was part of the solo artist series at the Anchorage Museum in 1995, in Quilts: Stitching a New Tradition. Internationally, Bonnie’s work has appeared in the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Germany, the Museum of Modern Art in Verona, Italy, and other venues in Germany, France, Japan, England, Ireland, Brazil, and the Netherlands. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Tuch + Technik Textile Museum in Neumunster, Germany, the Patchwork Design Collection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the State of Alaska Art Bank.

Bonnie Bucknam has been sewing since early childhood. In high school she launched a successful mail order business manufacturing fabric purses. Since then she has always made art to enjoy and market. Bonnie grew up in Long Beach, California and graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Anthropology and Geology. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Alaska. She worked as an archaeologist and warehouseman building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. She remained in Alaska for 31 years, spending most of those working as a legal assistant at the Alaska Attorney General’s Office in Anchorage. She always used every “spare” minute to create fiber art. In 1997 she started a business, Handwerk, to market her quilts and hand-dyed fabrics. In 2006, Bonnie retired from legal work and relocated to Vancouver, Washington, where she now makes art full-time.

In addition to "Geology", Bonnie's mixed media pieces are available in the gallery shop, as well as numerous pieces from local artists including Kellie Day, Shauna Tewsbury, Stephanie Morgan Rogers, Henrik Haaland, Dave Kaufmann and more.

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