I am pleased to announce my upcoming exhibition with Marjorie Williams-Smith at the University of the Ozarks. The exhibit is titled, The Artists' Perspectives: Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith. It opens Monday, October 5th and will remain on display until Friday, October 30th. The opening reception is Monday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. My lecture, titled Faces of the Delta, Places of the Delta will on Tuesday, October 13th, at 7pm. View this video link for more details.
Mr. Townsend Wolfe, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Arts Center invited Aj Smith to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1982 to become Artist-in-Residence. The Arkansas Arts Center now holds several of Aj Smith's art works in its permanent collection. The Arkansas Arts Center has honored Aj Smith with a solo exhibition of prints in 1983 and a 2006 solo exhibition of recent drawings. This link will take you to the Art Center's site where you can search their collection for Aj's work.
Aj Smith has lived in Little Rock, Arkansas since 1982 when he first became active in the Arkansas Arts Council programs. The Arts Council has continued to support the work of Aj Smith through several awards, honors, and grants.
Aj Smith recently joined The Society of Metalpoint Artists. Smith looks forward to working with the membership in promoting the art of drawing with silverpoint.
The Evansville Museum hosted a major exhibition of work by Aj and Marjorie Williams-Smith in the Spring of 2011 - Two Artists Two Visions. Visit this archived exhibition for details. (Be sure to scroll down to find the information.)
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences created an art collection for the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute that showcases the work of Arkansas artists. Aj's triptych The Quiltmaker and monoprint Spaces are part of this collection.
Aj Smith has worked with Greg Thompson since the establishment of Greg Thompson Fine Art in the early 1990s.
The Mosaic Cultural Center (MTCC) is a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. It is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and celebrating African American history, culture and community in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, and informs and educates the public about Black achievements especially in business, politics and the arts.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock, Arkansas