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The Association of Print Scholars invites you
to the ninth annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture:

“Breaking Ground in Ground Breaking Printmaking”

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith standing in front of a wall of flat files. Photo credit: Jordan James.
Photograph by Jordan James

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, with Neal Ambrose Smith

Born January 15, 1940, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana. Smith received an Associate of Arts Degree at Olympic College in Bremerton, WA, BA in Art Education from Framingham State College, MA, and MA in Visual Arts from the University of New Mexico. Since the 1970s, Smith has been creating complex abstract paintings and prints. She has received numerous awards, including the Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York, l987; the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters Grant, 1996; the Women’s Caucus for the Arts Lifetime Achievement, 1997; the College Art Association Women’s Award, 2002; New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2005; Visionary Woman Award, Moore College, Pennsylvania, 2011; election to the National Academy of Art, New York, 2011; Living Artist of Distinction Award, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 2012; The Woodson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015, among many others; as well as four honorary doctorates from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1992), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1998), Massachusetts College of Art (2003), and University of New Mexico (2009). Smith’s work is held in many collections, such as the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; Museum of Modern Art, Quito, Ecuador; the Museum of Mankind, Vienna, Austria; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Neal Ambrose Smith, descendent of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana, is a contemporary Native American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and professor. He has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM, as well as many workshops nationally, numerous of which, alongside his mother, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. He has developed an app called Artist Ideas, with 100 ideas for making art, available for Android and Apple. His work is included in the collections of many national and international institutions, including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Galerie municipale d’art contemporain in Chamalières, France, and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. He received his BA from the University of Northern Colorado and MFA from the University of New Mexico.
In their lecture, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neal Ambrose-Smith will discuss thirty years of exploration in solvent-free printmaking and embracing environmentally-friendly practices through teaching, exhibiting, and advocation.

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Pre-registration is required via a Zoom link.

The lecture will be virtual, free, and open to all. It will be recorded and made available on our website after the event.