Patricia A. Smith

2015 is already off to an interesting start! I’ve painted a large painting for a woman who happens to be the publicist for TV’s “The Voice”, written two songs and am working on a family biography that includes an escape from communist Hungary during the 1956 revolution. Aside from that, I’ve also filmed a couple of short films and a commercial, so even when I’m not painting, I’ve got my hands in all sorts of creative endeavors!

I’ve been exploring different aspects of media and art and recently collaborated with artist Jim Knauf on a project of his that really resonates with me. He combines his beautiful art with spoken word video by overlapping them and then adding external sounds to force the different senses to simultaneously be stimulated to create a completely different sensory experience.

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I will be part of a group show at the GAB Studio gallery in the Wynwood District in the month of July.  The opening reception takes place on Saturday, July 10 from 7 pm – 11:00 pm.  I’m proud to be exhibiting with Jay Lonewolf (visit his site at jaylonewolf.com) and photographer Bridges Aderhold, among others.  Visit gabstudio.com for more details and if you’re in the neighborhood, come on down to the opening!  I’d love to meet you!

“The Big To Do” will be auctioned off on Saturday, June 26th in Beverly HIlls at a fundraiser for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.   “In the Eye of the Hurricane Beholder” will be auctioned for the same cause in Miami Beach on Saturday July 10th, 2010 at the Alexander Hotel.  Four pair of my Spank Me Jeans (C) will be modeled on the runway for a fashion show that same evening and photo shoot of those same jeans will take place on July 7th.

Seven pieces of my work have been commissioned, painted and installed at Two Star Michelin Chef Josiah Citrin’s restaurant “Melisse” in Santa Monica, California.

I have been exploring and working with plexiglass over the past several months and plan to create more pieces to exhibit as a series.  I’m having fun playing with words and color!

Several of my pieces were exhibited in an “Underground” show last month called “Chocolat Art”. A one night only event, there was a lot of buzz and interesting work shown from up and coming artists in Los Angeles.

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May 2010:

The past year has been a busy one! I have painted a number of larger pieces and have begun branching out and exploring opportunities in California after successfully creating a number of commissioned works for clients there.

News from 2008:

September: I have been selected for a political art juried show titled “Visual Politics: Art & the American Experience” opening October 15, 2008 at the Santa Cruz Arts League in Santa Cruz, CA. The juror for this show is Peter Selz, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Pretty heady stuff to have been picked; I’m honored to be among 79 artists whose works will be displayed as part of the “Art of Democracy” movement.

You can read about the exhibition here:  http://www.metrosantacruz.com/metro-santa-cruz/10.08.08/artslead-0841.html

You can learn more about Art for Democracy by going to this page: http://www.artofdemocracy.org/exhibitions.html

I have been selected to exhibit in a juried art show in New York called “In the News”.  This show is being curated by Morley Safer, of “60 Minutes” fame.  The show will take place at the Pen and Brush in Greenwich Village and runs Nov. 6 – 30th, 208.  To learn more about this venerable gallery, go to this link:  http://www.penandbrush.org/about.htm

The artist reception will be held Saturday, November 15th from 2 – 5 pm. I hope to see you there!

I will be exhibiting in Brooklyn, New York at a brand New Gallery called Aeon Logic.  The exhibition runs Nov. 1 – December 15th.  Visit their website at:  http://aeonlogicartgallery.site90.net/

I am one of 125 artists throughout the world that has been selected to participate in a charity event that is being sponsored by Art Knows No Borders http://www.artknowsnoborders.com/aboutus.html and will take place in Hollywood, CA on November 18, 2008 at Safari Sam’s. Safari Sam’s is now in the old Regent Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles’ Downtown Arts District. Address: 448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Parking on the street after 6 p.m. or in the building across the street. This is a very exciting space! All proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

On November 13, all the art will be displayed in the arts district of Los Angeles during the Thursday Art Walk.   About 5,000 – 7,000 people attend the Art Walk. The work will not be available for bidding that night, but folks attending the Art Walk can preview it and come back on 11/18 to bid.

My work can be seen in an online juried art show dealing specifically with political art . You can view that here: http://newpatriots.net/art_other.htm

I am also part of an artist community called Make Art Change. You can view it here:

http://makeartchange.com/SCULPTURE.html

I am participating in a miniature canvas project that asks artist to capture minutes and moments by telling a story in a series of five frames. This show/exhibit will open in Atlanta at the Art House Co-op on December 12, 2008. You can view the details here:

http://www.arthousecoop.com/project/view/5


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