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2023 Events

"Selected Works 2020-2022" 

On Display Jan 2- Feb 28, 2023 at the San Marcos Community Center. A solo exhibition of some of the artist's favorite assemblage and collages. View artwork that was first viewed in public in 2021 in her "Immigrate:Assimilate- Stories of Resilience" and her 2022 show entitled "Anatomically Speaking: The Carnival of Life". Also included are a few artworks never on display before.

San Marcos Community Center 

3 Civic Center Drive

San Marcos, Ca 92069

Call for hours: (760) 744-9000

"Mother" Collage by Denise (bonaimo) Sarram

Mother- Collage 2020, by Denise (bonaimo) Sarram

2022 Events


All New Assemblage Art by Denise (bonaimo) Sarram

Encinitas City Hall 505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, California 92024

Call for hours: (760) 633-2600

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Meet The Artist Reception-
Art Night Encinitas
Sat. Sept 17, 2022

Encinitas City Hall

2021 Events

Tenement Life

Immigrate: Assimilate- Stories of Resilience

This exhibit was on display August 16- Sept 22, 2021 at the

Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Interwoven throughout this dynamic collection of 18 assemblages, collages and jewelry designs are memories, stories, photographs and official documents of the artist's ancestors who immigrated from Italy to America at the turn of the 20th century. 

Two special events took place:

On Sept. 11, 2021 (6-9pm) Art Reception Art Night Encinitas

Here is a short video of the festivities from the Art Reception:

On a warm Saturday evening hundreds of  visual art enthusiasts masked and mingled as various Encinitas civic and local art galleries swung open their doors.  This bi-monthly event celebrates the city’s diverse visual art scene at participating locations and is free to the public. We enjoyed  live music and refreshments while taking in the art by Denise ((bonaimo)) Sarram and several other artists whom had their art on display as well.

Art Night Encinitas was conceived by the Commission for the Arts to bring focus to our civic art galleries and thriving visual art scene. In 2021, twenty nine exhibits by local artists are presented in the City's three civic art galleries along with a myriad of local artists who exhibit their work at participating galleries. 

These events benefit artists through the sale of their art and provides the public an opportunity to interact with artists and learn about the creative process.

On Sept. 18, 2021 Denise hosted an Artist Talk:

Assemblage artist Denise ((bonaimo)) Sarram took  a deeper dive into her exhibition “Immigrate: Assimilate-Stories of Resilience.” Her artwork, which is based on historical research of her Sicilian ancestors who immigrated to America around the turn of the 20th century, makes for  interesting subject matter. The context not only tells the stories of her family, but addresses the larger narratives of the Ellis Island experience, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of NYC in 1911, and more. The 20 minute slide show presentation and a tour of the exhibition with a brief Q and A with the artist was well received.

If your organization would be interested in having Denise present her Artist Talk, please contact

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