December 20, 2023

Susan J. Osborn in Bonita: Neighborhood Impressions and Dreams

Susan J. Osborn exhibition dates:  Feb. 10 – 24, 2024 artist walk-through with Susan:  Friday, Feb. 16 at 3:00pm Explore Bonita and Sweetwater Valley neighborhoods through the eyes of local artist Susan J. Osborn.   Susan is a well-known artist in San Diego County known for her colorful interpretations.   Visitors can walk along the many trails with Susan as she explores Morrison Pond and the topography around the valley. About “Neighborhood Impressions and Dreams” Artist Statement I have lived in Bonita […]
December 15, 2023

Veteran Art Project exhibition

  March 9 – March 30, 2024 Public reception: Sat. March 9, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop:  Wednesday, March 20, 3- 4pm Artist Ivan Sam, an enrolled member of the Dine’ (Navajo) Nation, U.S. Navy Veteran and SDSU Alumni will offer a workshop of healing conversations with hands-on instructions and sharing the spiritual meaning of the healing lifestyles and traditional concepts of Native American cultural arts and Medicine Bag-making.  RSVP required Curators: Steve Dilley & Heather Gallana The Veterans […]
September 29, 2023

Artist in Residence projects

NATALIA QUINTERO This month find artwork created by Natalia during her residency in the museum during August 2023. Natalia,  I gathered and boiled flowers, leaves, bark and other plants found in Bonita to extract the pigment to create natural dyes. While creating these dyes I pull color, history, and memory from thriving plants. In my work, I use hand embroidery, machine stitching along with hand dyed fabrics to create hanging textiles that are quiet, delicate, and soft in nature. My goal […]
July 26, 2023

Quilting: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Exhibition Dates: Sept 2 – 23, 2023 Reception: Saturday, September 2, 4:30 – 6:30 pm Curator: Linda Matlock, Sweetwater Womens Club Curatorial assistant and graphic designer: Natalia Quiroz Digital Catalog: https://my.visme.co/view/ep77191r-quilting-e-xhibit#s1 Featured quilts by South Bay and East County quilters in San Diego County.  Find a quilting boutique in the museum every Saturday. Heirloom quilts, contemporary quilts and an interactive quilt section to answer your questions and demonstrate quilting techniques.  Find the Interactive embroidery section too!  Local quilting groups include […]
July 16, 2023

Contemporary Art:  Folklore, Fakelore, Personal Myths & Narratives

Primavera by Jessica Damsky, Portland, OR EXHIBITION DATES: NOV. 4 – DEC. 2, 2023 RECEPTION: Saturday, November 11, 4:30 pm – 6:30 p.m. This exhibition is a survey of artists working in the field of visual storytelling throughout the United States.  Sixty contemporary artists are represented presenting new myths and tall tales, personal narratives and contemporary craft. Artists in the exhibition: Karen A Gaudette, Robin Adsit, Ellery Akers, Jessica Alazraki, Hilda Alsabrook, Magnolia Altamirano, Stephanie Angelo, Norman Aragones, Marsha Balian, […]
April 21, 2023

Cultural Celebrations, California Art Club

Exhibition Dates: May 6 – June 10, 2023 Reception: Sat. May 6, 4:30 – 7:00PM Welcome to Spring with a celebration of California Plein air in the Sweetwater Valley in South San Diego County.  In the exhibition find a celebration of the diversity of cultures in our region. The exhibition Cultural Celebrations will feature works by California Art Club members that showcases the artists’ personal cultural celebrations, or celebrations that they have had the opportunity to witness.  Click here to […]
March 29, 2023

Microtonal Music, The Artistry of Johnny Reinhard

Saturday, April 6, 2024 Recordings in the museum: Juhani Nuorvala TOIVO 128 performed by bassoonist Johnny Reinhard (Bonita Museum, CA) | Johnny Reinhard (bandcamp.com) Georg Friedrich Haas FOR JOHNNY REINHARD (Bonita Museum, CA) | Johnny Reinhard (bandcamp.com) Johnny Reinhard ZANZIBAR (Bonita Museum, CA) | Johnny Reinhard (bandcamp.com) The Artistry of Johnny Reinhard Johnny Reinhard, celebrates 45 years of microtonal themed concerts with performances at the Bonita Museum on April 6, 2024 at 2:00 P.M.   Also at the performance, find his […]
January 12, 2023

Vietnam Veterans, We Thank You: 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Exhibition dates: March 9 – April 29, 2023 Vietnam Veteran Honor Ceremony: Sat. March 25, 11:00AM March 29th, 2023 marks 50 years since our nation’s forgotten hero’s left the jungles of Vietnam. Though it is important to remember the historical events of war, there is something more important to remember. Our honorable Veterans who served. Veterans of the Vietnam war did not receive the appreciation they deserved when they came home, and it’s time to make sure they know that […]
January 6, 2023

Mark Siprut: Photographic Portraits of Bonita

Mark Siprut: Photographic Portraits of Bonita Exhibition Dates: March 11 – April 22, 2023 Chamber Concert: Saturday March 11, 2:00PM – 4:00PM Public Reception: Saturday March 11, 4:30 – 6:30PM Artist Walk-Through of the exhibition: Sat. April 8 at 3pm Chamber Concert: Performance by the Bonita Quartet 2 – 4PM Featuring: Ronald Goldman, violin; Julie Park, violin; Melissa Chu, cello; Adam Birnbaum, viola RSVP for the concert This original exhibition of digital photography with historical context, explores Bonita and Sweetwater […]