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Lura Schwarz Smith & Kerby C. Smith

Lura and Kerby, both artists, have been making their home in the Coarsegold area for 23 years, enjoying the community of other local artists. They are current members of Timberline Art Gallery, and will be showing on site there for the upcoming Sierra Art Trails, October 5-7th.

LK FlorenceLura and Kerby, both artists, have been making their home in the Coarsegold area for 23 years, enjoying the community of other local artists. They are current members of Timberline Art Gallery, and will be showing on site there for the upcoming Sierra Art Trails, Oct. 5 -7.

Lura Schwarz Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from San Francisco State University. She has been producing art quilts since 1975, originally showing in California galleries throughout the 70s and 80s. Since the 90s she has shown quilts and received awards at regional, national, and international quilt shows, both in the US and abroad. Several highlights of her career in the quilt world over the past decade are that one of her quilts was named one of the “100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century,” and she was included in the “30 Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World” exhibit at the first Tokyo Dome quilt show in 2002 in Japan.

NailHeadsIILura’s work has been juried into many prestigious art quilt shows such as Quilt National, Quilt Visions, SAQA’s Creative Force, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and her work is in private collections across the country. She is a member of the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association, and a professional artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Teaching and sharing her techniques with students is an important part of her art career.
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Kerby C. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Hobart College. For many years the focus of his creative work was in traditional photography, winning awards at various venues in the west. He regularly shows his work at the Chris Sorensen Gallery in Fresno, CA and the Timberline Art Cooperative in Oakhurst, CA.

His shift to the fabric arts was heavily influenced by his wife’s work with art quilts and together they wrote Secrets of Digital Quilting From Camera to Quilt.

Sikiel brochureThe book was released in February of 2010 by C&T Publishing. His textile art has been juried into many prestigious art quilt shows such as Quilt Visions, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and other gallery and museum shows. He is a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and currently teaches digital fabric printing at major seminars such as Empty Spools Seminars at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA. For more information, visit www.thedigitalquilt.com and www.lura-art.com.

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2 comments

  1. This will be a fabulous Art Trails! Very sad I won’t be able to make it up to the area this year in time for the event.

  2. Beautiful work. Art Trails is a wonderful day in the mountains.

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