Author Archives: Catherine Whall Smith

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.

Catherine Whall Smith . . . NBMAA Auction pieces – finally!!!

CHECK it OUT! During 2020 – so many shows went virtual – but now it looks like we are heading to that NEW NORMAL. The New Britain Museum of American Art is reinstating their Art Auction – so check it … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . Keep the OLD . . but add the NEW.

So when I was in college at the University of New Hampshire I signed up for a photography course to add credits to my Art Minor.  A trip to Boston, MA in the 1960’s allowed me to take many pictures … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . did the drop off – and is now doing some reading.

The drop off for the up-coming CWA* show was last Friday, and since I was in New Britain I stopped by the New Britain Museum of American Art and took in the Helen Frankenthaler exhibit ; https://nbmaa.org/exhibitions/helen-frankenthaler – as well … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . had to re-think what she was doing!

Pictured left “Hey . . Hay” (14Hx11Wx1.5D) is complete, as well as “Where did I put that Hay Round” (14Hx11Wx1.5D) below right. Both of these mounted on canvas pieces will be shown at the Annual Member’s show of Arts Center … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . so how many have you made – Phyllis Small has made 80!

Yeah, you read it correctly “80@80:The artworks of Phyllis Small” – Opening Weekend: Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 10a-4p & Sunday, March 21, 11a-4p. Grab & Go treats! FREE  From March 21 through May 1, 2021, The Windsor Art Center … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . Reminder ART CENTER EAST Drawing.

Art Center East’s Fashion show will end soon – but you still can enter their one day drawing. – – Donations made by Saturday March 13, of any amount over $5 will be automatically entered into the drawing!  CLICK on … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is a Completer!

I am  a completer . . . no matter how long it takes! Artists refer to unfinished work as “Works in Progress” (WIP’s). My “Barriers” and “Ruth Snow Bowen” quilts are still “WIP’s” I ask myself “Why?”.  Since starting these … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . use to MAKE CLOTHING, not anymore!

I grew up in a home where my mother Rose, was usually making something like curtains, clothes, etc. I too did the same when I had my own home. curtains, clothes, etc. But in the mid 1970’s when quilts were … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . JOINING borders to make a whole!

As “Transfusion #12” (the dresses) gets larger and larger – I realized that the weight of the quilt will compromise the stitching of each of FOUR separate border pieces on each of the sides. So my solution was to “Join … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . had a “studio pause” to meet a deadline.

Just when everything was going great in my studio as I worked through some ideas including adding my signature slashing lines inserted “after the fact” (see below)   for “Transfusion 12” – THE DRESS PROJECT, an email reminded me of … Continue reading

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