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Catherine Whall Smith . . . gets MESSY! Posted on May 26, 2023

Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares Red (Magenta) is the color for 2023! Posted on May 4, 2023

Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares the 2022 Bicentennial House and Quilt of the Month blog posts. Posted on April 12, 2023

Catherine Whall Smith . . . TIME to GET OUT of the Studio! Posted on March 17, 2023

Catherine Whall Smith . . . KNOWS it’s BORING, but found more Treasures! Posted on February 1, 2023

Catherine Whall Smith . . . NOT SURE how it happened – the skeleton images! Posted on January 25, 2023

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.”



2023 – Gallery 53 , Meriden, CT – FABRICATED VISIONS: 2023 Fiber Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6 / 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM On Exhibit: May 6 – June 1, 2023. “Body Bones” Can be viewed in this exhibit. Prize Juror: Gina Frank.

2023 – Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly Rhode IslandMay Exhibition, “28th Annual Juried Art Exhibit” – May, 4 – 28  Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 5–8 pm, Awards Presentation, 7 pm. Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM-7PM; Sunday, 1-5PM; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. “Back Pain” has been juried into this show. JUROR: Megan Horn, Curatorial Assistant, Newport Art Museum.

2023 – Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. – CWA annual Members show. Location Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St. New Britain, CT – Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 1 – Saturday April  22nd. Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday April 1 2-4pm. Closing Reception Saturday April 22 1:30 – 3:30 PM. My piece – “Body Bones” was included in this show https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/ClosedShowImage.aspx?OJSID=57525&w=f&eid=487614. The collection of works was juried by Dr. Anna Swinbourne, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO of the Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut. Note: “Body Bones” is a complex work created with thread and batting, improvisational piecing and slashing, and is machine pieced and hand quilted. My photo images of skeleton bones have been applied to treated cotton.  Link to Exhibiting Artists

2023 – MONSON Arts Council “What Was . . . What Will Be” – Show and Sale – Show Dates – April 15, 16 – 22, 23 – 29, 30 open 12:00-5:00  Reception – April 15 1:00-4:00  Award presentation – 2:00. On View “Cows Got Milk and Plasma”(39H x 22W) by CWSmith – Catherine Whall Smith . . . just read “Cows Help with COVI-19 Treatment – No Bull !”  https://catherinewhallsmith.com/2020/09/25/catherine-whall-smith-just-read-cows-help-with-covi-19-treatment-no-bull/

2023Art Center East Members Show – Exhibit Dates: March 11–April 1, 2023. Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm. Free and open to the public. “Love Letters as the Numbers GROW”; “Sunny Day in the Hay Field” ;and “Back Pain”, can be viewed here; https://artscentereast.org/artist-members-exhibit/ .

2023 – Art Center East 2nd Annual Fiber Arts Exhibit – 709 Hartford Turnpike Vernon, CT. Opening reception, Saturday, February 4, 2023, 2:00–4:00pm. Awards will be announced at 3:00pm. Exhibit Dates: February 4–February 25, 2023 Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm. (860) 871-8222. “Cut, Stitch, Sew”: and “Transfusion . . . in TWO PARTS (a Second Place prize) were juried to this show. Juror: Kate Themel  View show on line: ttps://artscentereast.org/fiber-arts/

2023 – CAFA + MEMBERS SHOW is now ready to view! – January 28 – March 4, 2023   SEE THE SHOW – https://www.ctacademy.org/cafa-members-2023     Catherine Whall Smith – Elected Member Back Pain Fiber/Artist Photo 43 x 44 in   https://www.ctacademy.org/cafa-members-2023-view-all?pgid=lddoxtk31-9142ed1d-1830-4261-953e-736fb65e77df   

2023 – Mystic Museum of Art – Members & Elected Artists Exhibition – January 27th – March 5th, MMoA – 9 Water St, Mystic, CT. OPENING RECEPTION:   Thursday, January 26th 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

2022 – Chaplin Bicentennial Talk – Chaplin Homes in Fiber Art and Photos, Saturday, November 5th,   1 p. m. – Chaplin Senior Center, Chaplin, CT. Presentation by Catherine Smith and Bruce Raymond. 

2022 – Greater Hartford Quilt Guild – Saturday, October 15th. Illing Middle School, Manchester, Connecticut. “Working in a SERIES” Presentation and Display by Catherine W. Smith 1:00 p.m.

2022 – Connecticut Women Artists Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, Exhibition Dates: Sunday, October 16 – Sunday’ November 13, 2022.  West Hartford Art League’s Saltbox and Clubhouse Galleries, 37 Buena Vista Rd. West Hartford, CT.  Opening Reception and Awards, Saturday, October 22, 2 – 4 pm. “Back Pain” was juried into this show.  Juror Lisa Hayes Williams, Associate Curator, New Britain Museum of Art.

2022 – Local Color: A Connecticut Welcome (SAQACT Regional Quilt Show) – on view at the Windham Textile & History Museum Willimantic, CT from Friday, August 5th, through Sunday, September 25th, 2022.  All locations, listed below: 

  • Guilford Art Center (Guilford, CT)
  • Greenwich Art Society (Greenwich, CT)
  • Milford Art Center (Milford, CT)
  • Windham Textile & History Museum (Willimantic, CT)

2022 – Gallery 53 – “The Fabric of Our Journey” – Textile Show 2022: May 7th – June 2nd. Prize Judge; Janet Leombruni. “Tying Up the Hay #9” by CWSmith was awarded the 3rd Place Award.

2022 – Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT “Quilt National 2021” traveling show March17th – April 17th, 2022.  Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is honored to present a selection of contemporary quilts from Quilt National ’21, on loan from the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. Opening Reception tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 17th. “Transfusion in TWO PARTS” by CWSmith can be seen in this traveling show.

2022 – Monson Art Council – Spring Art Exhibition & Sale “Shapes. . . .and Colors!”  Weekends April 23rd – May 8th. “Back Pain” (43H x 44W) was juried into this Exhibit and awarded a First Place Multidimensional prize. JURORS: Anne Greene,  Ron MaggioShauna Shane .

2022 – Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. Annual Members Show – Saturday, April 2nd – Friday, April 29th 2022.  Art League of New Britain 30 Cedar Street. New Britain, CT – Opening Reception & Award Ceremony Saturday April 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Two of my Parts series (12Hx12Wx1D) – have been juried into this show. “Don’t Stand Behind” and; “Your Mountain Is Waiting”.

2022 – Art Quilt Elements 2022 – Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA March 27-April 30, 2022. “Cut, Sew, Stitch” – Transfusion #8 is included in this Exhibit. March 27th – April 30th, 2022.

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2022 – Connecticut Women Artists Member Gallery  https://www.ctwomenartists.org/member-gallery

2022 – Art Center East, Vernon, CT – 11th Annual Artist Members Exhibit- March 5th – 26th 2022 Thursday – Saturday 1 – 5 pm Viewable on-line at www.artscentereast.org/ace-artist-members-exhibit. “Herd Immunity” and “Cows Got Milk and Plasma” . . . Hay Keep Your Distance #11, have been included in this show.

2022 – February 11th – July 24th – Windham Textile & History Museum – Willimantic, CT – “Something Old / Something New” https://millmuseum.org/something-old-something-new/ This exhibit includes antique and vintage wedding gowns and suits, examples of wedding quilts, and the history of the accoutrements of the wedding experience, like bouquets, veils, guest books, photos, traditions and more. Want to join in?  E-mail your wedding story to themillmuseumarchives@gmail.com or bring it to the Museum for our “Community Wedding Wall” where photos, traditions and more of people around Eastern Connecticut will be posted. My quilt “Marriage is Seldom BLACK & WHITE . . . but many shades of GREY” is on display along with my mother’s wedding dress and photo. – The Mill Museum * 860-456-2178 * 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 Open Fri-Sun, 10-4.