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December Events

Lots of things happening in December!  I’ve been busy with gallery runs this past week – I’m excited to have so many things going on in so many different places.  I hope you get a moment to visit.  

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Going into December this is where you can find my art. 

Art Walk | December 3rd 12-4pm

Photo of a collection of small ink drawings by Laura Jaen Smith

Downtown Geneva
20 Castle Street, Geneva, NY   

Browse the art of 40+ local artists throughout downtown.

On View:
Find a selection of my art, printed cards and mini print ornaments with Vines of New York Art Gallery (20 Castle St).

Annual Juried Exhibition | December 1 thru January 1

Finding Your Roots by Laura Jaen Smith. Ink drawing of tree roots and rocks along creek in Ithaca, NY

State of the Art Gallery
120 W State Street, Ithaca, NY   

Gallery Hours:
Thursday to Sunday 12pm-5pm
(Website for hours & updates)

Opening Reception:
December 2nd 5-8pm

On view: 
Finding Your Roots, Lean In, Life’s Twisted Journey

Silver & Gold Exhibition | December 2-30

Tioga Arts Council
179 Front Street, Owego, NY   

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-4pm
(Website for hours & updates)

Opening Reception:
December 2nd 5-8pm

On view: 
Gilded Reflections

Artfully Squared | December 1-23

Light blue glitter ornament, white hand-painted snowflake hanging on tree

Tioga Arts Council
179 Front Street, Owego, NY   

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-4pm
(Website for hours & updates)

On view:
Annual fundraiser – All ornaments are available for a $10 donation to TAC.  Find several of my glitter snowflake ornaments there.

Holiday Member Show | December 2 thru January 6

Connect With Your Roots by Laura Jaen Smith. Ink drawing of tree roots and rocks along creek in Ithaca, NY

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
79 W Market Street, Corning, NY   

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
(Website for hours & updates)

Opening Reception:
December 9th 4-6pm

On view: 
Connect With Your Roots

Climate Change Show | November 19 thru February 25

Community Arts of Elmira
413 Lake Street, Elmira, NY   

Gallery Hours:
Friday & Saturday 11am-1pm
(Website for hours & updates)

On view: 
Lakeside Triptych, ink drawings on homemade recycled paper

Genesee Valley 100 | November 16 thru December 31

Silver Lake Brewing Project 
14 Borden Ave, Perry, NY
(Website for hours & updates)   

On view: 
Middle Falls in Autumn

A portion of all sales will benefit the Genesee Valley Conservancy

Vines of New York Art Gallery (Main Gallery) | Ongoing

Water Flowing by Laura Jaen Smith. Ink drawing of water running over rocks in creek

Vines of New York
772 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY   

Gallery Hours:
Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm
(Website for hours & updates)

On view: 
A selection of Sketchy Tree ink drawings and waterfall paintings

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About the Artist

Photo of Laura Jaen Smith

Laura Jaen Smith is an artist who lives and works out of Horseheads, New York. Her inspiration comes from observing the beauty she sees around her.  After a decade living out west, she returned back to New York State and started seeing the same old places with new eyes.  She is most interested in capturing small moments in nature that might otherwise be overlooked.

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