“Presently, the quilts that I create are influenced by my rural surroundings. Everyday activities are being incorporated into my art. My photos that record the cutting of hay fields being prepared to be rolled and packaged in white plastic and stacked like sculptures are now part of the visual images that make a statement about the seasonal changes that occur around me.”
GALLERIES AND SHOWS TO VIEW MY ART
2016 – “Storm Coming” and “Lyme Disease” by CWSmith can be seen in “Local Color: Connecticut Stories”, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region. The exhibit celebrates the concept of narrative as construed by Connecticut artists. The exhibit will be on view February 5 -21, 2016 at Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT. The opening reception is Friday, February 5, 5-7pm; it is free and open to the public. Admissions free. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.
2016 – The Nor’Easter: 46th Annual Juried Members Exhibition. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052. The Exhibition will be on view in the Stitzer Family Gallery from January 9 – February 14, 2016. Juror: Judith McElhone, Executive Director of Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 1-2:30pm. “Grab And Go” by CWSmith was juried into this exhibit.
2015 – arts center east – “Celebration of Fiber Arts” Show dates: October 11th – November 7th, 2015 – 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066 (860) 871-8222. http://www.vernonarts.org OPENING RECEPTION, Sunday, October 11th. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Hours: Thursday – Sunday 1-5 p.m. Three pieces by CWSmith included in this show.
2015 – Mystic Art Center – The 59th Regional show August 7th – September 19th. On view “In the Hay Field/Day”. Opening Reception Thursday, August 13th 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street Mystic, Connecticut 06355 phone: (860) 536-7601 http://www.mysticarts.org
2015 – Norwich Arts Center – “Artistic Wanderings 2015″ Norwich Arts Center Galleries 60 – 64 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 On view: “Tying Up the Hay #2″ and, “Sticks and Stones”. Exhibition dates: August 5 through August 29 2015. Opening Reception/Meet the Artists: Friday, August 7th from 6:00 – 9:00, Awards at 7:30 p.m
2015 – Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Exhibition @ Mystic Art Center – Mystic, Connecticut. Opening Reception, July 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s annual exhibition showcases a talented group of artists of all mediums from Connecticut and surrounding states. “Hay . . . Leave me Alone” was juried into this show. Jurors: Mark Patnode, Griffis Art Center, New London, CT and Jaclyn Conley, Asst. Professor, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.
2015 – Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, R. I. – Juried Regional Art Exhibit. April 29 – May 31. On view; “Sticks and Stones” CWSmith 2015. (Juror Clint Slowick, Director , Marquee Gallery, State Street, New London, CT )
2015 – Mystic Art Center – Members & Elected Artists at MAC, Mystic, Connecticut – April 17th – June 6, 2015 “In the Hay Field/Night” Opening Reception, Thursday April 23rd 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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