Selective Process Names Smith Among Fellows
Initiated in 2005 the USA Lowe Fellowship awards 50 artists with unrestricted funding. A highly selective process with rounds of nominations, applications, and peer reviews whittled down the initial 2 million candidates to 50. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists eligible.
Smith's work focuses attention on the forgotten segment of the American landscape, Southern Appalachia. Documenting the people, the landscape, and daily activity has been the artist's focus since 1981. The frames are strong, bold, and engaging. The life is simple but rough, the people gritty, the landscape tough but rolling.
Mike Smith's Fellow Profile here
Smith is represented by AIPAD member Lee Marks Fine Art