Kathi J. Smith

Office Phone: 603-535-2544, 

Art Department, Draper & Maynard Office 207B


 Personal Website: kathismithpaintings.com


About Professor Smith

 Kathi Smith graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of New Hampshire in 2008 and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Southern Maine in 2003.  She is Adjunct Faculty in the art department at Plymouth State University, has also taught for UNH, and grad assisted in the UNH in Italy program.  Content areas include Painting, Drawing, Foundations of Design and Color Theory, Watermedia, 2D Professional Presentation Practices. She shows her artwork regionally, nationally, and is an active member of the Ogunquit Arts Association.  Based on tradition as well as a love for the outdoors she is vigorously making watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings that deal specifically with landscape in the en plein air tradition.


Selected publications/presentations/exhibitions

2012  Kathi Smith: A Closer Look, New Hampton School, New Hampton NH (Solo                           Exhibition)

2012  Kathi Smith & Rose Sielian Theriault : Paintings, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit ME

2012  Kathi Smith: In Ink, Nichols College, Dudley Mass (Solo)

2012   National Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, NY, NY Juror: Lance Espund

2012  Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham MA (Juried                                            Exhibition)

2012  Working Waterfront, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Maine

2012  Winter Exhibition, George Marshall Store Gallery, York ,ME

2012 Love, Lust, Desire, McGowan Fine Art, Concord NH (Juried)

2011  National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, NY, NY, Juror Paul Reiska

2011 Recent Drawings Heide Gallery Holderness School, Holderness NH (Solo)

2011  Kathi Smith: Recent Work, Inspire Gallery, Plymouth NH (Solo )

2011  Faculty Exhibition, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH

2011  Wild Blue Yonder, Artstream Gallery, Rochester NH

2011  Regional Juried Show, Barn Gallery Ogunquit

2010  After Drerup, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University

2010  Ice, Northeast Harbor Library, Maine (Juried)

2010  “Alma Mater”, USM Alumni Exhibition, Isaac Dyer Gallery, Gorham ME

2010  Kathi Smith: Watercolors, Inspire Gallery, Plymouth NH  (Solo)

2010 Recent Watercolors, Lamson Library, Plymouth State University NH

2009 Dreaming in Italian, Artstream Gallery, Rochester NH (Solo)

2009 Bella Vita, Ampers & Gallery, Newmarket NH

2009 The Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Biennial/ Arches Juried Student                                     Show, Boston University

2008 Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University (Juried)

2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire

2007 1st Year MFA Invitational, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2006 “Miniature Works”,, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, OR (Juried)

2005 “The Men, The Women”, Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis, OR

2005 USM Alumni Exhibition, Albert Glickman Family Library, Portland, ME (Juried)

2003 USM Alumni Juried Exhibition, University of Southern Maine, Gorham ME

2003 Mass Distraction: BFA Thesis Exhibition, SPACE Gallery, Portland ME

2003 USM Student Juried Show, University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham,

2002 911: Maine Responds, Juried, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset ME


Awards or recognition

2012  Selected as an Alternate, Acadia Residency, National Parks Services

2012 VCCA Fellow  :Artist Grant, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Residency)

2010 VSC Fellow:  Full Fellowship Award supported by Joan Mitchell Foundation,       Vermont Studio Center (Residency)

2007 Art Department Grant for UNH in Italy Program

2006 Art Department Scholarship, University of New Hampshire

2003 Departmental Award for Excellence in Drawing, University of Southern Maine

Courses Taught

      Undergraduate Courses

Drawing: Objects, Interiors, and Landscapes

Drawing:  Figure In Value

Drawing: Special Problems

Drawing: Advanced Concepts

Drawing: Personal Voice

Painting: Theory and Process

Fundamentals of Color and Design

Introduction to Watermedia

2 Dimensional Presentation Practices

Creativity in the Visual World (Independent Enrollment)


Graduate Courses

Graduate Independent Study: Watermedia

Contemporary Challenges in Art Education: En Plein Air Watercolor



2010 Concord Monitor, image of “Ashland” Watercolor 2010

2009 Cover image to book “Still on the Island” edited by Lauren Gifford

2008 Fall/ University of New Hampshire Magazine, Article: “Italy in Context”

2007 University of New Hampshire Holiday Card

2003 Fall/Winter USM Mainstream Magazine

2002 Wiscasset Times, 911: Maine Responds

Department News

2015 Faculty Exhibit: Objects that Inspire

Gallery Talk – BFA Studio Art Thesis Students

Stacy Howe: Visiting Artist

Contact Us

Art Department

Nick Sevigney
Art Department Chairperson 2014-17
Ceramics Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Art

Draper & Maynard Building, Room 207
Phone: 603-535-2201
Email: dlstalnaker@plymouth.edu (Debra Stalnaker, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2938

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #21B
Plymouth, NH 03264