Category Archives: Abstract Impressionist

Catherine Whall Smith . . . thinking about the long week-end ahead . . . suggests attending the Opening of Nor’Easter: The NBMAA’s 44th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

My piece “Staying In Line” was juried into Nor’Easter: The New Britain Museum of American Art 44th Annual Juried Members Exhibition.  Juror:  Lexi Lee Sullivan is the Assistant Curator at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Lexi has curated … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith – wonders in an election year – do your quilts have political themes?

Four years ago when we were in the midst of searching for a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, I was working on this piece that incorporated images of past United States presidents. At the time, there seemed to be … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith suggests quilting from the back of your fiber art

My signature stye of hand quilting can be seen by looking at the back of one of my pieces. Several years ago I decided that I needed to focus on the process of hand quilting rather than thinking about the … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith asks – do you “sew” or “stitch” ?

So, when asked what are you doing – do you say “stitching” or “sewing”. Does one term have a different connotation than the other? My mother, Rose (Puglisi) Whall as a teen-ager was a stitcher in a shoe factory. She … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith finally got her “Cow Girl” boots!

Last May 2011, while attending the annual SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) meeting in Denver, Colorado, I had a little time to do some shopping and dining with close friends Rita Hannafin, and Cynthia Long of CYN WORKS (www.cynworks.com). While … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith sharing good news from Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

The Schweinfurth Art Center’s Quilts for Art Small Quilts Raffle raised over $3,000 during the Quilts=Art=Quilts 2011 exhibition. “Pearls in the Sunlight” CWSmith 2011 was one of the donated pieces in this auction.

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Catherine Smith wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR

So where did the year go – time to reflect on where I am today vs 365 days ago. Better yet – leave it all behind and move on – I guess my work is still about that simple line … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith – holiday gift idea – check out “The Studio Quilt, No. 6 by Sandra Sider

Dear artists,      Check it out on Amazon.com – it’s easy to find by searching; sider studio quilt. This latest full color publication by critic and curator, Sandra Sider showcases recent quilts by sixty artists.      Martha Sielman, Executive Director of Studio Art … Continue reading

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Catherine Smith Invites you to Open Studio 2011 – 2 more days – December 3rd & 4th

Thank you to all who stopped by for the first week-end of Artists Open Studios 2011 – There is one more week-end left  Saturday, December 3rd, and Sunday, December 4th.  – Artist studios will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith – Quilts for Art: Mini Quilt Raffle – “Pearls in the Sunlight” (18H x 14W inches)

Quilts for Art: Mini-Quilt Raffle – October 29, 2011 – January 8, 2012 – Here is your chance to win a small quilt donated by one of the exhibiting quilters in “Quilts=Art=Quilts 2011”.  Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. … Continue reading

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