Bonnie Meltzer
very mixed media
wire crochet + art from recycled + transformed digital photos + paint
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Portland, Oregon artist Bonnie Meltzer makes very mixed media figurative and abstract constructions which transform everyday objects, crocheted wire, digital photographs and painted wood into textured layers of social commentary, personal history and humor.

See images of the studio on Fliker here.

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maps, beads,
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fabric, wire
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2014

Article and Video
MIXED MEDIA ART MAGAZINE

The article includes a video in which Meltzer shows the decision making process about what and how to repurpose found objects.
See here.

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News Articles About the Exhibition

PORTLAND TRIBUNE, Sustainable Life
feature story with 2 pages of pictues and text

HUFFINGTON POST

2013

New Book
THE FINE ART OF CROCHET
Gwen Blakley Kinsler

Meltzer sculpture on the cover and a chapter about her inside.

Order from Amazon
and see a preview here

This sculpture will be at the January 2014 exhibition at the University of Portland.

Oregon Public
Broadcasting Video
VOICES OF COAL series
Artist Turned Activist
see video here

2012

November 9, 7:30

CRAZY JANE COLLABORATION CONCERT

Bonnie Meltzer has created an artwork with inspiration from Idaho Toccata by composer Cynthia Gerdes. Both were shown/heard at the performance of women of Cascadia Composers (local chapter of NACUSA).

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church
2828 SE Stevens Street, Portland  

More about the concert here

See more pix here

October 2012

Know Coal NO Coal
Window Installation

Blackfish Gallery
Portland, Oregon

Bonnie Meltzer has been totally involved in stopping the coal export that has been proposed to come through the Northwest (5 blocks from her home & garden) on their way to Asia from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Blackfish Gallery invited her to make a coal installation in one of their windows. Some photos here.

Coal export info and news on North Portland Coal Committee Facebook page here.

Oregon Episcopal School Sculpture Project

A wall sculpture for the Science and Math building was desgned and constructed by Meltzer with the help of 10 OES students. Almost all of the materials are found objects consisting mostly of computer and musical instument parts. Found wood lattice became a major part of the design and gave inspiration to the graph theme.

See pictues of the artwork and the process on Facebook here

2011

Global Warming
December 2 - 31,2011

Welcome to My World:
Artists Interpret the Globe
23 Sandy Gallery

An invitational show co-curated by Robert Tomlinson and 23 Sandy. Each artist found a globe and altered it to create an artwork.

Participating aritsts include: Mary Bennett, Allison Bruns, Chandra Cerrito, David Chelsea, Sue Collard, Anna and Leo Daedalus with Samuel Miller, Kerry Davis, Tamara English, Adrianne Feldstein, Linda Hutchins, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Laura LeHew, David Meeker, Bonnie Meltzer, Jim Neidhardt, Cynthia Nawalinski, Jane Schiffhauer, Joanna Thomas, Robert Tomlinson, Renee Zangara.


Memories Knock, Memories Answer........
December 2, 3, 4

Arts for Enlightenment
silent auction/fundraiser
to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Oregon Society of Artists
Portland, Oregon

featured artists Bonnie Meltzer, Cat Hargis, Ed Labadie & Martin Conley
Meltzer talk and demo
Sunday, December 3 @ 1pm

Bonnie Meltzer will have 11 artworks at the event. Several will use houses as a theme.

full press release HERE

crocheted wire sculpture June 24, 25, 26

Lake Oswego Arts Festival
The language of Sculpture
group exhibition at
Lakewood Art Center

Crochet sculpture demonstration
Sunday, June 26 @ 3:30

Meltzer sculpture pictured on far left of invitation.
More info here

..2sculpture form found objects
2010
...artist curated group exhibition..;

In addition to being a participant Meltzer also
curated this exhibition.