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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.”
2022 SHOWS & PRESENTATIONS
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 – Connectiut 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.
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. Noon – 5pm.“Back Pain” (43H x 44W) Transfusion Series #10 has been juried into this Exhibit. JURORS: Anne Greene, Ron Maggio, Shauna 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Posted on May 27th, 2021 Catherine Whall Smith . . . will be at the virtual QUILT NATIONAL 2021 on Friday, May 28th at 5 pm.
Posted on October 16, 2020 Catherine Whall Smith . . . being in control of WHAT!
July 10, 2020 Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares a “this makes me LAUGH!!!
Posted on July 3, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . Happy Independence Day Week-end 2020!
Posted on June 26, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . .was successful in finding more “Bird Seed” fabric!
Posted on June 19, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . is amazed that she has some “Corona Virus” fabric!
Posted on June 5, 2020 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . works in a series WHY???
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