AJS WILL BE INCLUDED IN HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM EXHIBITION
Aj is excited to have work included an upcoming exhibition at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas. Celebrating Trinity Gallery 50 Years of Arkansas Artists will open on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 5:00-9:00 pm. While an RSVP is not required to attend the opening, it is appreciated. Come and meet the artist!
AJS and MWS EXHIBIT AT HARDING UNIVERSITY
Aj and his wife Marjorie Williams-Smith are honored that Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas is hosting their exhibition SHARED VISIONS in the Stevens Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from February 27 - March 24, 2023. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Stevens Art & Design Center. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the exhibition or the gallery please call the Harding University Art & Design Department at (501) 279-4426.
AJS NOW A MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTISTS
Aj is honored and proud to be invited to become a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) New York, NY. (November 2021) Since 1915 SAGA, an artists-run organization, has promoted artists-printmakers and fine art printmaking as an art form. To view Aj's entry on the SAGA website, visit the LINKS section of this website.
AJS GIVES VIRTUAL LECTURE TO HARDING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
On Monday, November 9, 2020 Aj and his wife Marjorie Williams-Smith presented a virtual lecture to art students and faculty of Harding University (located in Searcy, Arkansas). The lecture focused on Aj's and Marjorie's experiences as artists, their work process, and their recent exhibition at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. To visit a virtual presentation of the Governor's Mansion exhibition, please visit the LINKS section of this website.
AJ SMITH INTERVIEWED FOR ARKANSAS ARTS SCENE BLOG
Aj is proud to announce he was recently interviewed for the Arkansas Arts Scene Blog. He invites you to read this article. Visit the LINKS section of this website to connect to the Arts Scene Blog.
AJS INTERVIEWED FOR LAUREN ROGERS MUSEUM OF ART
Aj had the opportunity to discuss his work in an interview with Kristen Miller Zohn of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art located in Laurel, Mississippi. Aj's artwork is included in their permanent collection. This interview allowed Aj to talk about his background and the stories behind several of his drawings from the Faces of the Delta series. To view the entire interview, visit the LINKS section of this website.
AJS EXHIBITS WORK AT THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S MANSION
Aj and his wife Marjorie Williams-Smith were honored to have their art work on display at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. This exhibition ran from July 1 - August 31, 2020. Although this exhibition is no longer on display, a virtual tour is available. Please visit the LINKS section of this website to take the tour.
AJ SMITH IS FEATURED IN A NEW FILM
Aj Smith is one of ten artists featured in the new film DELTA 60. This film was created by Matthew Rowe for the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) and highlights Arkansas artists that were in the 60th Delta Exhibition, held in 2018. The film premiered at the Arts Center on June 28, 2019 which coincided with the closing of the AAC as it prepares for extensive renovations over the next two years.
NEW SILVERPOINT BOOK AVAILABLE & INCLUDES AJS DRAWING
Aj is honored to have his drawing DELTA BLUES: FACES OF THE DELTA SERIES included in the book Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A Complete Guide to the Medium which has just been released. This book is authored by Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzullo, two expert artists in this medium.
If you would like to order a copy of the book, please visit the web link provided in the Links section of this website.
LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Aj Smith has been honored with a lifetime membership at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His print CALM is part of the Museum's permanent collection.