Bonnie’s talents go far beyond creating beautiful commissioned art. Bonnie puts her heart into all aspects of her work, and she always strives for perfection. She has an uncanny ability to listen to a client and reach into the soul of the organization to ensure that the donor wall art reflects their values. 
 
I have had the pleasure of working with Bonnie for several years on many projects. Our work together involves designing, fabricating and installing donor walls that reflect the values of our mutual clients.  She is my go-to artist for many reasons, foremost among them are her creativity, collaborative style and passion.
 Her background in graphic design allows us to present renderings that help the customer understand what they will receive.  Her professionalism and organization skills make our job easier.  She never misses a deadline and can work within established budgets. How so many terrific qualities find their way into one artist can be described with one word…”heart”.  
 
Kathy Davis, Welch Sign CompanyVice President Welch Sign Company, Scarborough MEWelch Sign Company

“Bonnie Cohen was an absolute dream of a partner for the recognition wall outside our Charles S. Bresler Tikkun Olam Values (TOV) Center.  Like the skilled mosaicist she is, she ably synthesized the disparate facets of our congregation’s vision for the project, including our deep-seated dedication to social action, grounding in Jewish text and symbolism, and an elegance that complements our building’s heritage as the oldest and largest synagogue in the nation’s capital.   The dazzling work of art she created reflects our mission and honors the contributors who made this work possible.  Small touches, such as hand-crafting hamsas stamped with our animating values, embellishing the lead donors’ names with gold, or ensuring that our materials were produced as sustainably as possible, demonstrated that she is as intentional and insightful she is creative.  The modular system of tiles bearing our donors’ names was an innovative touch that will help us continue to grow.  She articulated the significance of each aspect of the project in an eloquent and moving statement.  Throughout the design process, she partnered seamlessly with a broad spectrum of clergy, staff, and lay leaders.  At every step of the way, she worked tirelessly and with meticulous attention to detail, delivering a finished product that exceeded our already sky-high expectations.   Should the need for another recognition project arise – and we hope it does! – I would reach out to Bonnie immediately to work her magic.”

Miriam Feffer Director of Development, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

“Everything about our donor wall requires an exclamation point! I do not have the gift of words to describe the infinite elation I feel when looking and even thinking about the most beautiful donor wall on the planet! It looks like a magnificent piece of artwork that just happens to double as a donor wall. Thank you for the beautiful work…and the perfection of the install. Bonnie put her entire heart and soul into this piece. We knew from the minute we read her artist’s statement that we were on the right track and there could simply be no other artist who could define us so well. And when we spoke to her…it was obvious, a proper match had been made! Her work is positively glorious! Outstanding doesn’t even begin to describe. Stunning. Magnificent. Undeniably beautiful. The comments I have heard so far are purely spectacular.”

Temple Beth ShalomCherry Hill, NJ

“Bonnie, I think JCA should start selling tickets to The Bonnie Cohen Wall. Friday afternoon, people seemed to appear as if by magic because they had heard it was there. And EVERY one loved it! Thank you again!”

Jewish Senior Agency of Rockville, MDRockville, MD

 “How can I tell you the impact your extraordinary artwork has had on everyone who sees it.  Eyes light up, people stand and stare. The expressions of amazement and wonder at the beauty and talent that are so clearly displayed on the wall of our building are joyous to behold. You created something spectacular that lights our hallway and our hearts. Thank you from the bottom of mine for making this piece so special, and allowing us to share in your vision. I know the wider congregation will feel its joy, especially at the High Holy Days, and it will enhance our synagogue and our synagogue experience for as long as our building stands.”

Northshore SynagogueSyosset, NY

 “Bonnie was a pleasure to work with every step of the way, cooperative, professional, helpful, a total delight. She is warm, friendly, and as a professional Jewish educator, able to make her art especially meaningful. Her artwork is stunning in its beauty and color and is now the major focal point in our lobby.”

Temple Beth AmiRockville, MD

“I have never met an individual more caring, spiritual and able to understand the needs of a project. I can only say that you would be blessed to have someone like Bonnie to work with you.”

Jewish Senior Agency of Rhode IslandRhode Island

“Bonnie is the utmost professional when working with staff, lay leaders, teachers and students. Her ability to conceptualize from sketch to a large installation is amazing. She is a most exceptional artist.”

Shaw JCCAkron, Ohio

“Bonnie is a gifted artist and a joy to work with. The art she created for our Synagogue is magnificent and truly stunning. It continues to inspire and enlighten our congregation.”

Northern Virginia Hebrew CongregationReston, VA