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Year in Review: 2020

What a year.  I’m not sure if anyone had the year they thought they would when 2020 started.  I know I definitely didn’t.  So many events I was looking forward to were cancelled and many that continued on were mostly spent unseen during the initial shutdown because of COVID-19 and subsequent orange zones.

Each year I like to look back at the year and review my progress.  Even though things didn’t go the way I planned or hoped, it was still encouraging to see my progress put together.

New Art Works

-8 acrylic landscape paintings
-9 gouache portraits
-31 Inktober sketches
-10 hand-painted birdhouses
-100+ hand-painted ornaments

Check out Monday’s interactive blog post to see the art I’ve created this year. 

Along the Riverwalk by Laura Jaen Smith. Acrylic landscape painting of Owego Riverwalk trail with historic buildings on right.

Art Exhibitions

Photo of artist Laura Jaen Smith in front of acrylic painting River of Progress at opening reception Tioga Arts Council Owego NY

-Participated in 13 exhibitions
-Exhibited 39 pieces of art

Exciting Art Opportunities

-Participated in Palettes of Keuka Art Tour
-Attended 2nd Annual Perspectives From the Porch artist retreat at Quarry Farm 

Escape to Paradise by Laura Jaen Smith. Giant palette-shaped painting of waterfall in Cascadilla Gorge Ithaca New York

What's In Store for 2021

Short answer – I’m still in the planning phase.  The next couple of months will be filled with creating for an upcoming show this spring.  Other than that I’m looking at the different opportunities out there and reviewing my goals for the year ahead.  

Thank you so much for your support in 2020!

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