Jo-an Smith's paintings are on exhibit by appointment at Jo-an Smith Studios at 221 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM. Her jewelry is available through the elegant Phillips Gallery at the same above location. Smith's paintings and jewelry were exibited for over 40 years at Cutter Gallery in Las Cruces, NM.
The Cutters and Jo-an partnered for over twenty of Jo-an's one- woman shows. Following is a selected list of her one-woman shows: Pendanture, Ancient Space, Bold Statements, Together 33 Years, Inner Light, Glorious Gold, New Harvest, Up Close and Far Away, Vibrant Rhythms, Eclectic, Intertwined, and Beyond Imagination, Explorations, and Contiuum.
Special Saturday Events:
Saturday, May 7, 2016 Jo-an brings her private collection of sculptural jewelry. These dramatic and unusual large jewelry pieces were created when Jo-an was completing her Masters of Art. You are invited to Cutter Gallery to hear Jo-an describe how these jewelry pieces have influenced her curent art...both jewelry and paintings. Jo-an will be in the gallery to visit with you from 11AM to 2 PM.
"Celebrating 40 Years!" includes work from Jo-an's
private art collection as well as new creations. Several
unusual acrylic paintings were painted while she was recovering from a broken right arm last Fall.
"Small is Beautiful II" was the highly successful show
at the Adobe Patio Gallery. It ended in January of 2016. Jo-an had several watercolors in this show.
Jo-an's 2014 One-Woman show, "Beyond Imagination: From Deep Water to Outer Space" was her most successful show yet. A special Saturday event allowed a
a percentage of all sales that day to be contributed to the
NMSU new art building fund. There were other special events on the Saturdays following the opening. The new
subjects from "Deep Water" to "Outer Space were very exciting and well received. Jo-an has added these to her more familiar Southwest subjects which she continues to paint.
"Artist of the Week" article, "Bold Pallet: Cosmic artistic adventures fascinate Jo-an Smith," appears in the Las Cruces Sun News, Sunlife, Sunday, September 20, 2015, page E-4.
Jo-an's next One-Woman show will open April 23, 2016 at Cutter Gallery. Please watch here for details. Jo-an continues to exhibit with The Border Artists and selected Invitational Shows in the area.