February 2, 2024 Blog

Resident Artist Bonnie MacAllister featured in the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Online Winter Exhibition

Second-year resident artist Bonnie MacAllister is featured in the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) “Winter Small Works 2024” online exhibition now through February 29.

Founded in 1889, NAWA is the first women’s fine art organization in the country, that strives to support its community of professional, women artists through exhibitions, programs, and educational experiences.

Bonnie became a juried, signature member of NAWA in 2019.

The work “Sagas,” featured in the exhibition, is a fiber piece that exudes Bonnie’s signature style. Each embroidery, created from an original figure drawing, is transformed into needlepoint, a quilt of pores; then threaded with twenty or more colors. The piece is bound and knotted with each physical perforation, a performative puncture onto self-healing felt.

Learn more about “Sagas,” which is on view and available for purchase, in the NAWA online exhibition.

Bonnie is also exhibiting at the Yellowstone Art Museum (Billings, MT) this month, and Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (Alexandria, Virginia) in March. This is her second time showing at both venues.

Learn more about Bonnie and follow her on social media at @bonniemacart.