2018 review graphic with photos from year
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Year in Review: 2018

What an incredible year it has been this year!  Here’s some highlights from 2018.

New Art Works

The focus of the first part of the year has been researching, hiking to, and painting 50 New York Waterfalls. 

Other works:
Winter is for the Birds: Chickadee
Winter is for the Birds: Bluejay
Springtime Hummingbird
FUMC Prayer Garden
Orchid in Purple
Orchid in Blue
30 Inktober sketches

50 New York Waterfalls Collection by Laura Jaen Smith
Winter is for the Birds: Bluejay by Laura Jaen Smith. Framed acrylic painting of bluejay.
Sketchbook view of Garden of the Gods by Laura Jaen Smith. Black and white ink drawing of Colorado Springs rock formations.
Winter is for the Birds: Chickadee by Laura Jaen Smith. Framed acrylic painting of chickadee..
Orchid with Lavender by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic painting of white orchid with light purple background.
Springtime Hummingbird by Laura Jaen Smith. Framed acrylic painting of hummingbird with fushia flowers.
Sketchbook view of Drool by Laura Jaen Smith. Black and white ink drawing of dog drooling.

Blog Posts

I got the opportunity to write about so many different things this year.  These are the title for the posts, you can click the name to read any you may have missed. 

Exhibitions

This year brought a lot of new opportunities to show my art.  My work was juried into two different shows – New Wings and Shy Dinosaurs at Franklin Street Gallery and Fall Show at Dansville ArtWorks. 

I also exhibited through shows at the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and Community Arts of Elmira.  Two works were displayed in the Square Foot Show at Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association.  And of course 50 works were displayed as part of the Summer Mosaic show at 171 Cedar Arts.

This fall I was honored to be selected to exhibit a solo display of my work in a new partnership between the ARTS Council and First Heritage Federal Credit Union.  My show Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes was on display September through December in the Corning branch of the credit union and featured nine waterfall paintings.

 

Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes solo exhibition Laura Jaen Smith First Heritage Credit Union Market Street Corning NY.

This year also brought a newspaper article interview through the Genesee County Express about the Fall Show at Dansville ArtWorks and television interview for the Senior Notebook on WENY (scheduled to air 1/13/19) based on my Waterfall of the Finger Lakes exhibition.

What's Next?

I’m excited to see what this new year will bring!  I’m in the process of formulating new goals for 2019 and planning out the year’s calendar of shows and brainstorming new projects. 

What are your goals as we go into the new year?