1982-PRESENT In the early 80's Bonnie started selling her hand woven work in several juried shows throughout Florida, but found her niche producing commissioned work to private and corporate clients though interior design professionals. In 1994 she established “The Nunnery” a unique gallery and shop in Historical Ybor City, that specialized in fine craft work by local artists and catered to a select group of designers and craftsmen by carrying hand crafted fabrics, rare antique trade beads and many other hard to find craft materials. From her home studio she also produced the ceramic ware for designer ceramic dinnerware that was marketed and sold to international buyers. At the same time she continued to pursue her intense interest and love of the fiber arts. Passionate about passing on her skills, she has developed and teaches classes that make her years of study, experimentation and professional experience accessible to her students no matter what their age or perceived "aptitude."
2015 Salvador Dali Museum St. Petersburg, FL Wearable Art Show at Suenos de Dali
2015 DFAC Wearable Art Fashion Show Dunedin Community Center Dunedin, FL Wearable Art XI
2015 Florida Craft Art St Petersburg, FL "Garden of Earthly Pleasures"
2014 DFAC Wearable Art Fashion Show Dunedin Community Center Dunedin, FL "Wearable Art X"
2013 Meta B. Brown & Douglas-Whitley Galleries DFAC’s annual national invitational "Winter Garden"
of fine art, craft + design.
2013 The Otagon Art Center Clearwater,FL "Female Voices"
A Juried exhibition of Fiber Art Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild and
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater
2012 Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL A National Invitational of Fine Art, Craft & Design "Behold"
2012 Florida Craftsman St. Petersburg, FL Holiday Boutique
2012 Clearwater’s Dolphins a public exhibition Clearwater Beach, FL “Pod at Pier 60 Park”
2012 Hillsborough Community College
School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery "Cuban Sandwich Show"
2012 The Geri and Robert Brizzi Gallery @ American Stage St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg, FL
2012 National Arts Program “Colors of Pinellas" ( Awarded Honorable Mention)
2011 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member Show " Gal*li*mau*fry"
2011 Florida Craftsman Gallery St. Petersburg, FL "Closet Artists"
2010 Osceola and Carnegie Galleries Clearwater, FL "Surveying Paradise"
2010 Hillsborough Community College
School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery "The Red Show"
2009 Brooker Creek Preserve Tarpon Springs, FL “Florida: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”
2008 Tampa International Airport Tampa, FL “Beyond Perfection”
2008 Dunedin Fine Art Center Dunedin, FL “Surfacing"
2007 Project Home: Installation Project “HOME BOUND”
Williams Park St. Petersburg, FL
1999 Academy at the Lakes Gallery Land-O-Lakes, FL “Festival of the Arts”
1998 Largo Cultural Center Largo, FL
1998 St. Pete Beach Art Gallery St. Petersburg, FL “Textiles in a Fine Art Tradition
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING
Dunedin Fine Arts Center Dunedin, FL
Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild Annual Conferences Eustis, FL
Youth Arts Corp. Pinellas County, FL
Highpoint Community Pride Neighborhood Family Center Clearwater, FL
Countryside High School Clearwater, FL (funded by a Target Grant)
Countryside High School (funded by Grant from Pinellas Country Arts Council)
Brooker Creek Preserve Tarpon Springs, FL
Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center, Safety Harbor FL
Waldorf School of the Suncoast Palm Harbor, FL
UPARC Clearwater, FL
Berkley Prep Elementary School Tampa, FL
Berkley Prep Fine Arts Camp Tampa, FL
Academy At the Lakes Day School Land-O-Lakes, FL
Fiber Arts Institute, Palm Harbor, FL.
Center for Creative Expression, Largo, FL
Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Clearwater, FL
Dunedin Fine Arts Center (Faculty Member)
Surface Design Association
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild (Board Member 2010-2011)
Visions A Publication of the College of Business, Cover, The University of Tampa Spring 1993
“Artwork that Breaks the Habit” Renee Kathleen, Ybor Connections 1995
“Lure of the Loom” Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, Floridian Section- St. Petersburg Times August.21, 1993