BOOK RELEASES – which include my Art
2018 – Explorations: Journeys in Creativity Inside the Quilt Artist’s Studio – The works in this catalog were created for a juried exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA. Exhibition dates; Part I: October 3 – December 30, 2018. Part II: April 2 – June 23, 2019. Catherine Whall Smith pg. 144 – 149.
2017 – Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 1: Wall Art, by Anne Lee , E. Ashley Rooney, Foreword by Marcia Young, Introduction by Meredith Re’ Grimsley. Wall Art – connecting us to the wide variety of contemporary fiber art in wall-mounted format, this resource combines more than 600 photos with personal comments from 100 of today’s established and emerging artists.
2017 – Create your Own Improv Quilts by Rayna Gillman. Modern Quilting with No Rules & No Rulers. C & T Publishing. Inspiration and Improvisation: A Gallery see page 69 for information on my technique and image of Gold Hay #1.
2019 – “Stitched” Fiber Art by Joan Blade Johnson and Catherine Whall Smith. March 1st – 31st. Ruth Wells Center for the Arts, 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA. Reception and Artists Gallery Talks, Sunday, March 3rd, 2 – 4p.m.
2019 – Art Corridor on the Saint Raphael Campus of the Yale New Haven Hospital, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. The Art Corridor shows a wide variety of art and artists. The 2019 exhibits continue to exemplify how creative expression can make a powerful contribution to the healing process. Joint show month of February 2019; Catherine Smith and Linda McCarthy.
2019 – Stepping Inside the Outside, Bristol Art Museum (BAM), Bristol, Rhode Island – February 1 – March 10. A former carriage house, the light and airy gallery spaces in this museum promise to provide a unique setting for the quilts in this exhibit. Jurors: Mary Horrocks and Joshua Wills. This exhibit requires the artists to step outside, literally, to observe their natural environment and then share the textures, colors, and patterns as well as the emotions it evokes using fiber as the medium to communicate their vision. Show catalog. “Tying Up the Hay #2” by CWSmith has been juried into this show. Artist Reception February 1, 2019 6pm – 8pm.
2019 – May thru June – Diane Brown: Painter – Oil and Cold Wax; and Catherine Smith: Fiber Artist @ Indian Hill Country Club & Golf Course, 111 Golf St, Newington, CT 06111.
2019 – Tolland Arts Center, Tolland CT – Catherine Smith: Fiber Art and Jane Collins: Painter. Wednesdays and Saturdays during the month of September. Artist Reception: Saturday, September 7th 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2018 – 7th Annual Artist Members Exhibition 2018 – Arts Center East, Vernon, Connecticut – Exhibition dates: November 10 – December 16, 2018. “Tying up the Hay #9” and “Are you Leaning to the Right” have been included in this all media show. https://artscentereast.org/artist-member/artist-statement/catherine-whall-smith-2/face
2018 – A SENSE OF PLACE: LAND, SEA AND SKY – All media show. Exhibit Dates: September 13 – 30, 2018. OPENING RECEPTION – Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM. West Hartford Art League 37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT. “Get Me Out of Here . . Please!” was juried into this show. Juror: Shauna Shane. For more information on this piece click on; https://catherinewhallsmith.com/2018/08/07/catherine-whall-smith-wonders-what-is-the-right-amount-of-wrong/
2018 – EXPLORATIONS: JOURNEYS IN CREATIVITY: THE QUILT ARTIST’S STUDIO – contains masterfully creative artwork by 24 professional quilt artists who are members of the New England regions of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). In each show, 12 of the artists will display their 30” x 50” art quilt showcasing the signature technique for which they have been selected. The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852 nequiltmuseum.org. This exhibit is presented in two parts: Show #1 October 2-December 30, 2018. Artist’s Reception: October 13, 2018, 1pm; Show #2 April 3-June 23, 2019 Artist’s Reception: April 7, 2019, 1pm. “Transfusion #6” by CWSmith will be included in Show #1.
2018 – Mystic Museum of Art 62nd Regional, Mystic, CT. – August 3 – September 22nd. Opening Reception, Thursday August 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm. “Tying Up the Hay” was juried into this all media show. Juror: Don Woodford. The Alice Clark Hubbard Prize was awarded to my piece.
2018 – Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) – 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition – EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, September 1- Friday, September 28, 2018. LOCATION: Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Building #600, at Tunxis Community College. Opening Reception on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 2-4 pm. “Get Me Out of Here” was juried into this show.
2018 – Mystic Museum of Art Annual Members and Elected Artist Exhibition, Mystic CT. June 15th – July 28th. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm – 8pm. “Transfusion #5” can be seen is this all media show.
2018 – Arts Center East, – 7th Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit. 709 Hartford Tpk. Vernon, CT www.artscentereast.org – OPENING RECEPTION – Sunday, June 10th, from 2:00 — 4:00pm. “Get Me Out of Here” has been included in this juried show.
2018 – “Stepping Inside the Outside” – regional MA/RI SAQA exhibit. Highland Hall & Gardens, Falmouth, MA. Show dates: September 8th- October 31st. Artist Reception Sunday, September 9, 1-3 pm. “Tying Up the Hay #2” was juried into this show. http://www.highfieldhallandgardens.org . This show will then travel to the Bristol Art Museum (BAM) in Bristol, Rhode Island – from February 1 to March 10, 2019.
2018 – Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) – 25th Regional Art Exhibit at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, R. I. – May 3rd – May 27th, 2018. ACGOW is honored to have Michael Perry as juror. Mr. Peery is a professor at Rhode Island College, a professor of painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and teaches drawing at Woodstock School of Art. “Get Me out of Here” was juried into this all media show.
2018 – Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) – 107th Annual Exhibition – Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, Connecticut. Show Dates: April 20th – June 2nd, 2018. Jurors; Eric Aho Website: http://ericaho.com, and Robert Reynolds Website: http://reynoldsfineart.com/gallery/robert-reynolds/. “Transfusion #5” was juried into this show. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3rd 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
2018 – Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) Two of my “PARTS” pieces from “Transfusion #4” were juried into this all media show. Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St. New Britain, CT http://www.alnb.org. Show Opening and talk: At Home Abroad: American Women Artists in Late Nineteenth-Centtury Italy, Sunday, April 8th, 2 – 4 pm. Free and open to the public. Presenter: Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art at Wellesley College.
2018 – Gallery 53 -“ALL THINGS CONSIDERED” Reception and awards: Saturday April 14th, 12-2 pm. On Exhibit: April 14 – 27. “Hay for Sale” and “Spring Is Here” have been included in this textile show.
2018 – LOCAL COLOR: INSPIRED BY SCIENCE – Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Exhibition. Show Concept: Whether it’s the ubiquitous smartphone, the breakthrough in cancer research or the discovery of new planets, science has an undeniable effect on and in our everyday lives. Juror: Katherine Blossom, Arts Director at Connecticut Hospice. Where the Exhibition will be: – Zahn Gallery, 250 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT January 11th to March 14, 2018; – Windham Textile and History Museum, Williamantic, CT May 5th – July 8th, 2018; – Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT September-October 2018; – Connecticut Hospice Gallery, Branford, CT November – December 2018. “Leaves Turning Brown” has been included in this traveling show.
2018 – Art Quilt Elements 2018 (AQE) , Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA Exhibition Dates: March 16-April 28, 2018 www.artquiltelements.org . “Transfusion #3” was juried into this show. AQE 2018 is the 13th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show, unique for it’s professional presentation of art quilts. Jurors: Mi-Kyoung Lee, Program Director of Craft & Material Studies, University of the Arts; Marsha Moss, Public Art Curator and Consultant; and Paul Smith, Independent Curator.
2017 – “Global Murmurs” – This juried show explores the subtle and ever present concerns, joys, and curiosities of mankind so often influenced by cultural and national boundaries. Exhibition Dates: October 1st – 31st. Opening Reception: October 7th 2PM-4PM at the Wilder Building Gallery, 1 East Main St. Rochester, New York. “Here’s Hillary . . the three debates” was juried into this show.
2017 – Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) – “CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY” 25 years of Art ” 7 Canal Street, Westerly, R. I. August 30 – October 1. On view in this all media show “Hay . . . Leave Me Alone #2”. Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 5-8 PM.
2017 – Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) National Open Juried Show – Friday, September 1-29, 2017. “Hay . . . Leave Me Alone #1” was juried into this all media show. The Arts Center East, Vernon, CT. Juror Nancy Stula, Executive Director, The Benton, Connecticut State Art Museum. Serves as Chairwoman for Installation of the 87 pieces juried into this show.
2017 – The 61st Regional Show – Mystic Museum of Art. August 4th – September 16th – Opening Reception; August 10th 5:30pm – 7:30pm. “Transfusion #2” was juried into this all media show and was awarded The Joseph Gaultieri Prize. Juror: Nancy Grinnell.
2017 – Arts Center East – People and Places Exhibit Dates: July 27th – August 19th. Opening Reception: Sunday, July 23, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Awards @ 3:00 pm. Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066 – (860) 871-8222. firstname.lastname@example.org “Hip-Hop Follow the Dotted Line”; “Hay for Sale”; and, “Grab and Go #2” have been juried into this show. Jurors: Paul Batch, BFA & MFA, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; and, Kathryn Myers, artist and Professor of Art at the University of Connecticut. “Hip-Hop Follow the Dotted Line” received the Second Place award.
2017 – “Local Color: Stories of Our Members” @ The Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT. June 11th through August 4th. A dual exhibition presented by Studio Art Quilt Associates members from the Connecticut region and the Northern California/Nevada region. Two of my pieces “Lyme Disease” and “Storm Coming” have been juried into this traveling exhibition. Note: This show will travel to The Gallery at 48 Natoma, 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA. Dates: Jan 25-Mar 8 2018.
2017 – “Chrysalis” Invitational Show – 3 Women Show includes art by Lori Bradley, Alicia Blaze Hunsicker, and Catherine Whall Smith. Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, Mass. www.galleryw.org
2017 – Windham Textile & History Museum (WTHM) –Invitational Fiber Art/Quilt Show– “Locally Inspired” – includes work by 20 Fiber Artists. June 1st – June 30th, 2017. 411 Main Street and 159 Union Street; Willimantic, CT 06226 http://www.millmuseum.org . Also a one-day event celebrating Quilting and the Fiber Arts on June 10th.
2017 – CAFA 106th Annual Exhibition 2017 – June 16 – July 29, 2017 – Jurors Emilia Dubicki and Deborah Quinn-Munson – “Tying Up the Hay #9” was juried into this show. Host Gallery Mystic Museum of Art George G. King, Executive Director. Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, June 29th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.
2017 – Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, R. I. Regional Art Exhibit May 3rd – 28th. Opening May 5th, 5:00- 8:00 p.m. Three of my pieces have been juried into this show: “Hay For Sale”, “Tying Up the Hay #7”, and “Tying Up the Hay #12”. Juror: Julia Pavone, Curator/Director, The Alexey von Schlepp Gallery of Art, University of CT, Avery Point Campus. “Tying Up the Hay #7” received the Alice Clark Hubbard Fine Crafts Award.
2017 – New Britain Museum of American Art 17th annual Spring Gala and the Art Party of the Year – Saturday, May 6th. My donation #17 – “Tying Up the Hay #10″. Media: Fiber. Size: 24″ x 24”. 2016. To preview, pre-bid, or set your maximum bid, visit www.artpartyoftheyear.org
2017 – Mystic Museum of Art Center (MMAC), Mystic Connecticut – Members & Elected Artists, March 31st – June 3rd. Opening-Thursday, April 20th, 6:30pm – 8pm. On view” “Tying Up the Hay #8” (38H x 38W) $450.
2017 – Monson Arts Council – “Show Us Your Colors” – April 8th – 23rd. House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson, MA. Opening Reception April 8th 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Grab and Go” has been juried into this show. (Contact: email@example.com 413-267-0343 or 413-267-3042
2017 – Connecticut Women Artists Member’s Juried Show – Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. April 1 – 28, Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: April 1, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Closing Reception: April 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. “Tying Up the Hay #5” was juried into this show. Juror – Roxanne Stachelek is Executive Director of the West Hartford Art League.
2017 – “Go Red for Women ® “ luncheon to be held on February 24, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Park Plaza Hotel 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. “Transfusion” and “Spring Is Here . . . Love is in the Air” will be on display at this event.
2017 – The 73rd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition at The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT – all media show. January 22 – March 17, 2017. Juror – Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, CT. “Tying Up the Hay #7” was juried into this show. OPENING: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 from 1-3pm. www.slatermuseum.org
2017 – “MixMaster” – Juried Members Exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. January 29, 2017 – March 19, 2017. OPENING RECEPTION:Sunday, January 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – “Tying Up the Hay #8” was juried into this show. MIXMASTER seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists in the New England and tri-state region. Created to encourage contemporary art, this exhibition provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. Works were selected by Juror Meg White, Director, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA. Related Programming – Salon Talks with the Artists – Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February 28, 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 9, 1:00 p.m.
2016 – The West Hartford Art League – Members Juried Exhibition 2016 – November 23 – December 22nd. Club House and Salt Box Galleries. Juror Susan Powell, Susan Powell Fine Art. “Tying Up the Hay #7” was juried into this show. Opening: Sunday, November 20th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
2016 – ACGOW – members show – “DIVERSITY” – October 5 – October 30, 2016. “Grab and Go #1″ and “Grab and Go #2” on display in this show.
2016 -“Artistic Wanderings 2016” all mediums– Norwich Art Center Galleries, 60-64 Broadway, Norwich CT. August 3 – August 27th, 2016. Opening/Reception @ First Friday, August 5th from 6-9pm. Awards at 7:30 p.m. Juror: David Madacsi, Artist and Co-Founder Alexey vonSchlippe Gallery of Art. “Hay . . Leave Me Alone #2” and “In The Hay Field/Night” were juried into this show. “In the Hay Field/Night” was awarded the Alice Clark Hubbard Prize
2016 – CWA – Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual National Open Juried Show at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, Connecticut 06360. Hours: M-Fri. 9-4 pm, Sat and Sun. 1-4 pm. Opening Reception is Saturday, August 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Juror Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art. “Final Resting Place” was juried into this show – and it received a Third Place prize. EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, August 20 – Friday, September 23, 2016.
2016 – Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT www.millmuseum.org/ Textile Trio Event: Quilting 6/11, Knitting 6/18, Weaving/Spinning 6/25 – 10:00 am.- 4:00 pm. Saturday, June 11th will focus on Quilting & Fiber Arts. Vendors, Demonstrations, Hands-On events as well as a daily schedule of speakers. Many of my quilts will be included in this event.
2016 – 16th Annual gala “The ART Party of the Year: @ The New Britain Museum of American Art – 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052 When: May 7, 2016 6p.m. to midnight Attire: Black Tie. My piece Grab and Go #2 26Hx24W will be for sale at the Live Auction. For Tickets; Contact Gala Coordinator Marina Luri-Clark at (860) 229-0257, ext. 223 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 – Artists’ Cooperative Gallery (ACGOW) Regional Art Show in Westerly, R. I. Show runs from May 4th to May 29th, 2016. The opening reception will be Friday, May 6th, 5 – 8 p.m. Juried by Timothy McDowell, Professor of Studio Art at Connecticut College in New London, CT. “Spring Is Here” and “Black, Blue, and Bruised” were juried into this show. “Spring Is Here” was awarded a Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation Award.
2016 – Arts of Tolland -Tolland, CT– 13th Annual Open Juried Art Show April 10th – May 1st, 2016. – Opening Reception – Sunday, April 10th 1- 3pm. “Tying Up the Hay #2”, and “Tying Up the Hay #3” were juried into this show.
2016 – House of Art – 200 Main Street Monson, Mass. “DEEP” Week-ends April 16th – May 1st, 2016. Opening: Saturday, April 16th 1:00 – 4:00. “Finale Resting Place”, and “In the Hay Field/Night” were juried into this show.
2016 – Mystic Museum of Art Center (MMAC), Mystic Connecticut – Members & Elected Artists, April 15th – June 4th: Opening-Thursday, April 21, 5:30pm – 8pm.
2016 – “Storm Coming” and “Lyme Disease” by CWSmith can be seen in “Local Color: Connecticut Stories”, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region. The exhibit celebrates the concept of narrative as construed by Connecticut artists. The exhibit will be on view February 5 -21, 2016 at Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT. The opening reception is Friday, February 5, 5-7pm; it is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Admissions free.
2016 – The Nor’Easter: 46th Annual Juried Members Exhibition. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052. The Exhibition will be on view in the Stitzer Family Gallery from January 9 – February 14, 2016. Juror: Judith McElhone, Executive Director of Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 1-2:30pm. “Grab And Go” by CWSmith was juried into this exhibit.
2015 – arts center east – “Celebration of Fiber Arts” Show dates: October 11th – November 7th, 2015 – 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066 (860) 871-8222. www.vernonarts.org OPENING RECEPTION, Sunday, October 11th. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Hours Thursday – Sunday 1-5 p.m. Three pieces by CWSmith are included in this show.
2015 – Mystic Art Center – The 59th Regional show August 7th – September 19th. On view “In the Hay Field/Day”, which was awarded the Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize. Opening Reception Thursday, August 13th 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street Mystic, Connecticut 06355 phone: (860) 536-7601 http://www.mysticarts.org
2015 – Norwich Arts Center – “Artistic Wanderings 2015” Norwich Arts Center Galleries 60 – 64 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 On view: “Tying Up the Hay #2” and, “Sticks and Stones was awarded an Honorable Mention prize. Exhibition dates: August 5 through August 29 2015. Opening Reception/Meet the Artists: August 7th from 6:00 – 9:00, Awards at 7:30 p.m. Juror: Donita Aruny, Program and Marketing Director, Shoreline Arts Alliance
2015 – Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Exhibition @ Mystic Art Center – Mystic, Connecticut. Opening Reception, July 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s annual exhibition showcases a talented group of artists of all mediums from Connecticut and surrounding states. “Hay . . . Leave me Alone” was juried into this show. Jurors: Mark Patnode, Griffis Art Center, New London, CT and Jaclyn Conley, Asst. Professor, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.
2015 – Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, R. I. – Juried Regional Art Exhibit. April 29 – May 31. On view; “Sticks and Stones” CWSmith 2015. (Juror Clint Slowick, Director , Marquee Gallery, State Street, New London, CT )
2015 – Mystic Art Center – Members & Elected Artists at MAC – April 17th – June 6th. Opening Reception, Thursday April 23rd 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. “In the Hay Field/Night” CWSmith 2014.
2015 – 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition – February 8th – March 20th, 2015 @ The Slater Memorial Museum. Norwich, Connecticut http://www.slatermuseum.org . Opening Reception on Sunday February 8th, 1 – 3 pm. “Sticks and Stones” was juried into this show.
2015 – “A Show of Hands – The Fiber Arts” January 23rd – March 15th, 2015 – Invitational Show. Spectrum Gallery presents work by tristate artists who use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to create fine art, decorative and functional home decor. 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut. http://www.spectrumartgallery.org .
2015 – The Nor’Easter 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition – Juror Sharon Butler, artist and author of the art blog Two Coats of Paint. “In the Hay Field/Night” was juried into this show. January 10th – January 25th, 2015. New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.
2014 – October 20th- New Britain Museum of American Art – New Britain, CT – Docent talk by co – representatives of the Connecticut Chapter of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Catherine Whall Smith and Barbara Coleman Adams. One of the SAQA traveling Trunk Shows was displayed and referenced in this talk. “What is SAQA’s definition of an art quilt?” SAQA defines an art quilt as “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
2014 – “Quilting Arts” magazine August/September/issue70 – article title – “Gallery Local Color” pg. 17-22. “Hay in the Heat” by CWSmith page 20.
2014 – Gallery 53 – Meriden, CT – Textile Show on view September 13th – 26th – “Spring Is Here” and “Wait for Me”.
2014 – Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA 30339 http://www.cobbgalleria.com September 11 – 13 – Featuring quilt makers, quilt and quilt making from: Quilting Arts Magazine. “Heating up the Hay” was selected for this show.
2014 – Mystic Art Center – The 58th Regional show August 1st – September 20th. My piece “Tying Up the Hay #1” was awarded the Alice Clark Hubbard Prize. Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street Mystic, Connecticut 06355 Phone 860- 536-7601 http://www.mysticarts.org
2014 – June 6, 2014 – Wayne Norman radio show interview “The Quilts at the Mill Museum” The Executive Director of the Windham Textile & History Museum, Jamie Eves with fiber artist Melanie Johnson and co-representative of the Connecticut chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Catherine Smith talk about quilting and the pre-civilwar family heirloom quilt Wayne Norman donated to the museum.
2014 – “Inspiration Quilts – Then & Now” May 16 – September 7, 2014 – Windham Textile & History Museum – 25th Anniversary Show 1989-2014. The historic quilt collection at the Windham Textile & History Museum ranges from the pre-Civil War era to the mid-twentieth century. For the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration Co-curators Catherine Whall Smith and Michele Palmer wanted to showcase some of those historic quilts, and make then relevant today. Smith and Palmer invited twelve quilt artists to choose one of the museum’s quilts to inspire them to create their own interpretation of that quilt especially for the exhibit. They also asked members of the Connecticut chapter of SAQA Studio Art Quilt Associates to submit a quilt block featuring a spool of thread. The 25 blocks were sewn and quilted into a 25th anniversary quilt, which has become part of the WTHM permanent quilt collection. Smith interpreted the traditional 1930’s “Double Wedding Ring” quilt into what she titled “Marriage is seldom Black & White” – but many shades of gray. A pictorial piece in black and white fabrics – hand quilted – size 60 x 60 inches.
2014 – Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 103rd Exhibition (CAFA) – Mystic Art Center June 13 – July 26th, 2014. Jurors William Butcher and Claudia Seymour. “Hip Hop Follow the Dot” (part of my “Seeing Double” series) was juried into this show representing a range of fine art media. Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic Connecticut 06355 – Phone 860.536.7601 Website: mysticarts.org
2014 – Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly Rhode Island (ACGOW) RegionL Art Exhibit 7 Canal Street, Westerly, R. I. (401) 596-2221 www.westerlyarts.com “Rolled Hay” was juried into this show. and won the Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize for Crafts.The juror Roberta Richman, MFA, Printmaking, Indiana University, BA Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, and founding Artist member of Hera. SHOW DATES: May 2 – May 31st, 2014
2014 – 70th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition @ the Slater Memorial Museum – Opening Sunday, February 9, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Awards ceremony at 2:00 pm. Opening is free. Show dates: February 9 – March 21, 2014. – New work included in this show: “Tying Up the Hay #1″ and “Balancing Acts”. JUROR: Erin Monroe, Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
2014 – “Out of The Loop” – West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT- February 6 to 23, 2014 in the Clubhouse Gallery. The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 from 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. “In My Own World #1″ and “In My Own World #2″ are included in this show.
2014 – “LOCAL COLOR” opening at the Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT – Friday, February 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. – Sister in Cloth are hosting this event – so plan to attend and get one more opportunity to see “Local Color” in a whole new venue. Show ends March 16th. “Heating Up the Hay” and “Public Transportation” are included in this show.
2013 – Northeast CT – ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS (www.aosct.org ) – December 2013 – participant – Open home studio at 44 Chaplin Street, Chaplin, CT 06235.
2013 – “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 many shows at the deCordova Museum and has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art. She received an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Tufts University and a BA in Art History and Anthropology from Williams College. Opening Reception; Sunday, October 13th – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. At the museum in New Britain, CT.
2013 – Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street Meriden, CT 06451 – (203) 235-5347 – 89th Member Show – October 6th – November 2nd, 2013. Judge Jessica Sperry. My piece “First Cutting” was given the ACAM Crafts Award. Also on view in this show is “Two’s Company – Three’s a Crowd”. Both pieces incorporate my photos of rolled hay and graffiti images.
2013 – Connecticut Women Artists – 84th Annual Open Juried Exhibition – Connecticut Women Artists present the 84th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT
This Art Exhibit runs from August 31 to September 27, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Awards Ceremony at 3:30 pm Venue: Converse Gallery, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT. This event is free and open to the public. The gallery is handicap accessible.
This national exhibit enables Connecticut Women Artists to feature the work of numerous talented women artists in Connecticut and across the country. It is an honor to have one of my pieces “In My Own World #1” hung with the work of the participating CT and National women artists juried into this show by Douglas Hyland, the Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art; who will assign awards for excellence totaling $2,200.00 in cash and prizes on behalf of Connecticut Women Artists. www.ctwomenartists.org
2013 – Mystic Art Center – 57th Regional Juried Show – Show Dates: May 10th – June 22nd, 2013. “Gold Hay #6” and “In My Own World” were accepted into this show. Juror Tim McDowell, Professor of printmaking and drawing, Connecticut College. Opening Thursday, May 16th – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2013 – Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) Westerly, R. I. – 2013 Regional Art Exhibit – Show Dates: May 1 – June 1, 2013 – “The Kiss” was awarded the Alice Clark Hubbard prize for Fine Arts. Juror Ann Woolsey Deputy Director, Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. www.westerlyarts.com
2013 – “Local Color” a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut. Two pieces on view by Catherine Whall Smith – “Heating Up the Hay” and “Public Transportation”. “Local Color” will premiere at the Haas Library Western Connecticut State University campus, located at 181 White Street in Danbury, CT SHOW DATES: May 4th – June 14th, 2013 – Opening Reception – Saturday, May 4th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
2013 – “The 69th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition” at The Slater Memorial Museum at the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT. SHOW DATES – February 10 through March 22, 2013. OPENING RECEPTION; Sunday February 10, 2013 from 1 -3 p.m. Gallery hours at http://www.slatermuseum.org – “Views Country/City” part of one of my series has been juried into this show.
2013 – “Out of the Loop 2013″ a juried show at the West Hartford Art League show casing out-ot-the-ordinary, contemporary fiber works that advance traditional techniques. SHOW DATES: February 7 – March 3, 2013. Opening Reception: Thursday February 7, 2013, 6-8 p.m. “Gold Hay #1, #2, #3 (28H x 84W inches) and “Rolling in the Hay” has been included in this show. Check out their website http://www.westhartfordart.org
2012 – “Line Dances 2″ is on display at the Windham History and Textile Museum until Ocotober 19th, 2012 – 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT. The WHTM is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am- 4pm – Guided Tours: Sunday 2:00 pm. Hours are subject to change – so check their website http://www.millmuseum.org/
2012 – Line Dances: Quilts by Catherine Whall Smith – A 20 year Retrospective 1991-2011 at the UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Storrs, Connecticut; Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, West Corridor and the Homer Babbidge Library, Gallery on the Plaza. SHOW DATES: July 2 – October 19, 2012 . Opening Reception on Sunday, July 29 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Homer Babbidge Library, Gallery on the Plaza. For up to date information on UConn exhibits go to http://lib.uconn.edu/about/exhibits/
2012 – The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly – 19th Annual Regional Art Exhibit – Juried into show; Gold Hay #5, and “Alone”(but not Lonely) – May 2nd through June 2nd. Hours Tues. – Saturday 10-5 http://www.westerlyarts.com
2012 – The Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, Connecticut – 68th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition – ON VIEW – “Gold Hay #5″ CWSmith 2012. February 19 through March 30th. Opening Reception Sunday, February 26th – 1- 3 pm At the awards ceremony I received the Katherine Forest Craft Foundation Prize for Excellence in Textile Art.
2012 – Annual Members Show (Kindred Spirits) – Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, Connecticut ON VIEW “The Kiss” CWSmith 2011. January 13th – February 18th. http://www.mysticarts.org
2012 – Gallery 53 – Meriden, Connecticut – February Show to benefit the Meriden Humane Society ON VIEW “When” ( . . . do you cross over to the other side) CWSmith 2012. February 3rd – February 22nd.
2011 – Quilts=Art=Quilts 2011 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee Street, Auburn New York 13021 – Juried Show – Works accepted; “Gold Hay #1, Gold Hay #2” Diptych (28H x 56W inches) Open to the public October 30th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012
2011 – October 5th thru November 7th – View works by Catherine Whall Smith at The Sun-Up Gallery, 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly, Rhode Island. Artist Opening on Saturday October 8th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. www.sunupgallery.com
2011 – 82nd Annual Open Juried Exhibtion of the Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. Dates: June 19th – July 16th at The University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT – Jorgenson Gallery – “Lyme Disease” Reception – Saturday, July 9th , 2011- 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – www.ctwomenartists.org
2011 – THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE – Stone Quarry Hill Art Park – 2011 Juried Exhibition – Recent works by CWSmith – “Grey Hay” and “Straw Vote” have been accepted into the Art-Quilt Experience exhibition, which includes 64 juried quilts from 11 countries. Dates: June 12 – July 31, 2011. The Exhibition will be displayed in two venues. Opening Receptions; June 12, 2011 at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park – Cazenovia, NY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and; Cazenovia College – Art Gallery Reisman Hall, Cazenovia, NY 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.theart-quiltexperience.com/
2011 – The Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly 18th Annual Regional Art Exhibit – April 27th – May 21st, 2011 – “Follow the Leader” was accepted into this juried show.
2011 – Akus Gallery – Eastern Connecticut State University Exhibit “Home Grown” : Celebrating 30 Years of Artistic Community – 83 Windham St. Willimantic, CT On View – “Pearly Whites” 2011 – CWSmith.All rights reserved. Dates: March 24th – May 5th Reception Thursday – April 7th, 5-7 p.m.
2011 – FIBER ART by Catherine Whall Smith – On display during show dates Windham Theatre Guild -”The Butler did it” Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy this spoof of an English mystery, at the Burton Leavitt Theatre – 79 Main St. Willimantic, CT Show times 8:00 p.m. on March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 7, 8 – Sunday matinee, April 3rd 2:00 p.m. Tickets call (860) 423-2245 www.windhamtheatreguild.org
2010 – “Yellow Series #2” will be shown at “OUT OF THE LOOP” – juried by Ed Johnetta Fowler Miller – November 11th – December 5th– The West Hartford Art League’s first annual broad scale Fiber Arts Show includes out of the ordinary, contemporary and innovative fiber works in all mediums. The Opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 6-8 p.m. at the Blue Black Square gallery – 69 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT.
Week of November 14th, 2010 – “Artists & Authors” with Stephanie Summers –
A 30-minute interview about inspiration, process, politics, and future quilts.
Available through the end of 2010.
2010 – ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS ( www.aosct.org ) First week-end ONLY – Friday, November 26th; Saturday, November 27th; and Sunday, November 28th –SMITHSTITCH STUDIO – 44 Chaplin Street, Chaplin, Connecticut 06235
2010 Ocotober – GALLERY 53 – Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden, CT – 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibit – “Hiding” & “Drilling for Oil”
2010 Joint Show
Paintings by Barbara Lussier; Art Quilts by Catherine Whall Smith; Fine Furniture by Charlie Coombs Rosa Peckham Mansion – Putnam, CT
2010 Tribute to Truitt
81st Annual Open Exhibition Connecticut Women Artists, Juried
2010 15 Hay Bales
Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Rhode Island, Juried
17th Annual Regional Art Exhibit
2009 Where’s Hillary
Community Threads Project, Celebration of Quilts by Connecticut Artists
Community Health Services Building, Hartford, Connecticut
2009 Where’s Hillary
ACAM Excellence in Craft Award, GALLERY 53
Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden, CT
85th Annual Open Juried Exhibit
2009 Artist of the Month
Studio Art Quilt Association, Connecticut Chapter
2009 Artist Member
The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Westerly, Rhode Island
2009 Kindred Spirits
Dual Show with Catherine Smith (art quilts) and Barbara Lussier (paintings)
The Tolland Art Association, Tolland CT
2009 Where’s Hillary
Celebration of Quilts, Invitational
The Windham History & Textile Museum
2009 Abstract Apples/Green Worms
February, Annual Food Theme Exhibit, Juried
Gallery 53 – Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden
2009 White Pearls/Green Grass
June, Theme Exhibit, Inspirational Gardens
Gallery 53 – Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden
2008 Bodies in Motion
Chaplin History Museum – Chaplin, CT
1995 Thirty-Nine Rope Jumpers
Fiber Arts Design Book, Invitational
Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition, Juried
Greater Denton Arts Council
1993Thirty-Nine Rope Jumpers
Images 4, The New England Quilt Show, Juried
Sponsored by New England Quilters Guild
Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, MA
1993 Where the Red Moon Rises
A Quilt Show IV, Invitational
Sponsored by Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Church, South Glastonbury, CT
1992 Tropical Inspirations
Dual Show with Catherine Smith (art quilt) and Barbara Lussier (watercolors)
Greater Mansfield Council of the Arts Studio, Storrs, CT
1992 Where the Red Moon Rises
Quilt Connections, Invitational
Exhibit and oral history
Homer Babbidge Library, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1992 Jungle Beat
Wild Animals, Featured 30 of the nation’s finest craftspeople
Vista Fine Crafts, Middleburg, VA
1991 Telling Our Stories: Women’s Words,Women Quilts
Oral History Project (54 pages) – Interview with Catherine Smith conducted by Michele Palmer
1991 Lilacs and Daises, Where the Red Moon Rises, Ladies in Waiting
Quilts and Crafts of the Quiet Corner
Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic, CT
1990 Ladies in Waiting, Life Eternal my Flower Bed Quilt
Connecticut Quilters – Now and Then
Catherine assisted in hanging and curating show
The Windham Textile and History Museum, nd the Ellington Country Quilters Willimantic, CT
1989 Tea Time for You and Me
Vermont Quilt Festival, Northfield, Vermont
1988 Check-Bored Chums
Chaplin Artists Exhibit, local artists
Chaplin Museum, Chaplin, CT
1988 Life Eternal – My Flower Bed Quilt
The New England Quilt Museum, Juried
1987 Marcus In Motion
Vermont Quilt Festival
1987 Checker-Bored Chums
The Chaplain Valley Quilt Show
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
1986 Checker-Bored Chums
Vermont Quilt Festival
Second Place Ribbon
Clay, Cloth, and Wood Exhibition
Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT
1986 Love Turns My Heart
Art Auction, Donation
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1984 Love Turns My Heart
A World of Quilts V
Northern Star Quilter’s Guild, Somers, N. Y.
Second Place, Applique
1983 Letter T-Quilt, New England Images 1
Trip Around the Block
New England Quilter’s Guild