Being in the moment: “In our highly complex information sharing society, I feel the pressure to participate so that is why at this stage in my life, my art is about being in and sharing a moment in time. It only exists for that moment–and I attempt to capture that moment with my digital images. Enlarged hay images show fragmented lines, each one the stimulus for a quilt that explores how simple lines create visual space. My final connection with each piece is hand stitching repetitive lines across the quilts surface. Thousands of tiny stitches allow me to once again be in the moment as three layers merge into one and my art transforms from a flat surface to one with texture, drape, and dimension.”
Posted on May 29, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . wonders if our teachers will be wearing masks in the Fall.
Posted on May 22, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . thinks as Memorial Day weekend approaches – will we still practice “Social Distancing”.
Posted on May 15, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . is stitching up more masks to get ready to get out of LOCK DOWN!
Posted on May 8, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . wonders when will I be able to pick up my Art at MMoA and the Hartford Framing Gallery.
Posted on May 1, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . sees LINE and SHAPES everywhere.
Posted on April 24, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . . is working on hanging SIX FEET apart!
Posted on April 17, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . knows it’s all OVER THE WORLD!
GALLERIES AND SHOWS TO VIEW MY ART
2020 – Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (CWA) Annual Members’ Juried Show April 4 – May 1, 2020 at the Art League of New Britain 30 Cedar Street New Britain, CT. Opening reception and award ceremony: Saturday, April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Closing reception: Friday, May 1, 6 – 8 p.m. Juror: Jean Dalton “I Like Nonsense” (12Hx12Wx1.5D) by CWSmith has been juried into this exhibit. (SHOW CANCELLED)
2020 – LOCAL COLOR: RAILS, ROADS & RIVERS – Studio Art Quilt Associates CT Regional Exhibition “Local Color: Rails, Roads & Rivers” celebrates the range of metaphors evoked by human-built and nature-carved modes of movement and transportation and the people who build and/or use them. First venue Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT – March 21 – April 25. Opening Reception: March 21st 5pm – 7pm. – Second venue Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, October 4th – December 6th. Opening reception of Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, October 4th. “Bales and Bugs . . . On the Trail” (30H x 40W) by CWSmith has been juried into this exhibit. Juror:Martha Wolfe.
2020 – “Documenting What You Do” – presentation and display of Art Quilts by Catherine Whall Smith, at the SAQACT state meeting at the Windham Textile & History Museum, Willimantic, CT. March 7th, 2020.
2020 – Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA), Mystic, Connecticut “Six by Six” Six Elected Artists Invitational Show and Sale of Art. Catherine Smith; Ralph Acosta; Catherine Weiss; Joan(J.R.) Dill; Mary Gazda; and, R. Douglass Rice. February 2nd – April 4th, Schuster Gallery (MM0A).
2020 – Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) Mystic, Connecticut , Annual Members/ Elected Artists Exhibition which is on view from January 30th – March 29th, 2020. “Please Join Us” by CWSmith has been included in this show.
2020 – “Thread Count” – January 11th – March 31st, 2020. The Gallery at Hartford Fine Art. 80 Pitkin Street East Hartford, CT 06108 (860) 528-1409. Monday thru Friday 9:30AM – 5:30PM, Saturday 9:30AM – 3:00PM. Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25th 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Invitational Show – Five Connecticut Fiber Artists; Diane Cadrain, Judy Ross, Clara Nartey, Catherine Whall Smith,Kate Themel