Maître Pastelliste - Société des Pastellistes de France, IAPS-MC, PSA, PSNM-DP

Copyright © Colette Odya Smith. All rights reserved. 

Colette  Odya Smith is  a  widely-exhibited,  award-winning painter,  educator  and juror, working primarily in soft pastels for over 20 years. Working from natural subjects, her paintings have a contemporary, almost abstract sensibility. She has been featured in newspaper stories,  publications  and  artist  magazines  including  American  Artist,  The  Artist’s Magazine,  Pastel  Journal,  and  Pratique  des  Arts.  Her  recognitions  include  Masters Circle  IAPS  (International  Association  of  Pastel  Societies),  signature  member  PSA (Pastel Society of America) and Distinguished Pastelist PSNM (Pastel Society of New Mexico).


CURRENT WORKSHOP OFFERINGS:


International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) –
IAPS 12th Biennial Convention –
Albuquerque, NM

June 6th – 11th, 2017.
Demonstration and 1-day workshop.
http://www.iapspastel.org/index.htm 


Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI – August 28-30, 2017
http://www.peninsulaschoolofart.org/


Istria, Croatia “Pastel Workshops Croatia” week long workshop
September 9-16, 2017

http://workshops.pastelnews.com/colette-odya-smith-2017/



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Societe des Pastellistes de France – Master Pastellist

International Assn. of Pastel Societies –
         Masters’ Circle Designation

Pastel Society of America, Signature Member

Pastel Society of New Mexico, Signature Member,
         Distinguished Pastellist

Landscape Artists  International

Wisconsin Pastel Artists

Wisconsin Visual Artists

League of Milwaukee Artists


EDUCATION:

Education:  Macalester College, St. Paul, MN,     

BA in Fine Arts, Humanities, Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,  Milwaukee, WI


SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Wichita Center for the Arts

Plexus Corporation

Northwestern Mutual Company

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

Acuity Insurance Company

North Shore Savings Bank

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Wausau Hospital

Waterstone Bank

St. Francis Financial

Bank First National

Godfrey & Kahn

Numerous Private Collections


WRITING

Pastel Journal “Creative Life” column October 2016

Pastel Journal "Great Pastels" column  January 2016

Pastel Journal “Creative Life” column  October 2013

2016

2nd China Suzhou Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition – Ming Gallery of Art – Suzhou, CHINA 
International Invitational Show – Pastels en Perigord – Salon International du Pastel du Saint-Aulaye – St. Aulaye, FRANCE
Annual Juried Competition – Pastel Journal “Pastel 100” – 4th Place Award Abstract Category
International Juried Exhibition – International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) – IAPS 28th Exhibition – Salmagundi Club – New York, NY
Annual Juried Exhibition – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY
National Juried Exhibition – “Abstract National” – Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, KS
National Juried Exhibition – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Rahr-West Art Museum – Manitowoc, WI
Juried Exhibition – Milwaukee Riverkeepers – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, WI – 1st Place Award
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Judge – Wauwatosa Artists Workshop Exhibition – Wauwatosa Public Library – Wauwatosa, WI
Judge – Friends of Germantown Library Annual Exhibition – Germantown Public Library – Germantown, WI
Publication – Pratique des Arts Magazine – Pastel Portfolio – July 2016
Workshop – Presenting Artist - Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Workshop – Presenting Artist – Cedarburg Cultural Center - Cedarburg, WI
Published Writing – Pastel Journal Magazine “Creative Life” column – October issue

Published Writing – Pastel Journal Magazine “Great Pastels” column – February issue


2015
Master Pastellist designation - le Societe des Pastellistes de France

Invitational Show - le Societe des Pastellistes de France - Salon International du Pastel - Museum Schafstall in Neunstadt am Kocker Allemagne, GERMANY

Invitational Show - le Societe des Pastellistes de France - Salon International du Pastel - Charenton-le-Pont, Paris, FRANCE

Annual Juried Competition – Pastel Journal “Pastel 100” – 4th Place Award Abstract Category

Annual Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY

International Juried Masters’ Circle Exhibition – International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) – IAPS 11th Biennial Convention – Albuquerque, NM

Invitational Duo Show – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) on the Lake – Milwaukee, WI

Invitational Duo Show – Woodwalk Gallery – Egg Harbor, WI

Invitational Show – “WOW: Women of Wisconsin” – Alverno University – Milwaukee, WI

Invitational Show – The Hudson business center – Milwaukee, WI

Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Frank Juarez Gallery - Sheboygan, WI

Member’s Show – Wisconsin Pastel Artists ( WPA) – Cedarburg Cultural Center – Cedarburg, WI 1st Place Award

Juror - International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 27th webshow

Judge – Waukesha County Arts League (WCAL) annual show

Workshop – Presenting Artist - International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) – IAPS 11th Biennial Convention – Albuquerque, NM

Workshop – Presenting Artist - Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI

Publication- interview and blog with Kat Minerath – Shepherd Express Newspaper

2014

Invitational Show Invitee d’honneur - Salon International du Pastel – Propriete Caillebotte – Yerres (Paris), FRANCE 

National Juried Competition – Pastel Journal “Pastel 100” – 1st Place and 4th Place Awards

National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award (July/Aug issue)

National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award (December issue)

Invitational Show – Woodwalk Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Egg Harbor, WI

Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI

Recipient – Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund

Publication – Pratique des Arts Magazine – issue #116                     

Pastel National Juried Exhibition – Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, KS – Award

Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Juried Exhibition – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI – Award of Excellence

Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Mount Mary College – Milwaukee, WI

Juror/Judge for National Exhibition of Pastel Artists Canada – Beaux-Arts Brampton – Brampton, ON, CANADA 

Workshop – Presenting Artist – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI

Workshop – Presenting Artist – Wisconsin Pastel Artists – Milwaukee, WI                                

Workshop – Presenting Artist – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI – June 16-19


2013

National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award
National Juried Exhibition – Chicago Pastel Painters – Highland Park, IL – Best of Show
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Cardinal Stritch University – Milwaukee, WI – Best of Show
International Juried Show – International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) – website
International Juried Masters’ Circle Exhibition – International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) – IAPS 10th Biennial Convention – Albuquerque, NM
National Juried Show – Jack Richeson Art School and Gallery – Kimberly, WI
Juried Show – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) - Alverno College – Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Invitational Show – Festival International du Pastel – Feytait, FRANCE
Invitational Show – Delafield Arts Center – Delafield, WI
Members’ Show – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI
Signature Members’ Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM) – Matrix Gallery - Albuquerque, NM
Juror – Scholastic Art Awards – Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) – Milwaukee, WI
Publication – Landscape Artists International book “World Tour”
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Workshop – Racine Art Guild - Racine, WI
Published Writing – Pastel Journal Magazine “Creative Life” column – October issue

2012
Signature Membership and Distinguished Pastelist (PSNM) Pastel Society of New Mexico
National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – Noyes Museum of Art – Oceanville, NY
Pastel National Juried Exhibition – Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, KS
National Juried Show – Jack Richeson Art School and Gallery – Kimberly, WI
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM
Juried Exhibition – International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) – Website
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – UW-Parkside – Kenosha, WI
Juried Exhibition – Lynden Sculpture Garden and Gallery – Milwaukee, WI    
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Invitational Show – Miller Art Museum – Sturgeon Bay, WI
Invitational Show – Delafield Arts Center – Delafield, WI
Invitational Show – Gallery 224 – Port Washington, WI
Members’ Show – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI
Signature Members’ Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM) – Curious Crow Gallery – Socorro, NM
Juror/Judge for Alverno College Student Mixed Media Exhibit – Milwaukee, WI
Judge for Small Works Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM
Judge for A/C Art Association Member Exhibition – Meadowmere Community – Oak Creek, WI
Publication – Pratique des Arts Magazine – issue #102
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI


2011
National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award
National Juried Exhibition – Chicago Pastel Painters – Mayslake Peabody Estate – Oak Brook, IL – Award
National Juried Show - Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM – Award
Wisconsin Artists Biennial Juried Exhibition – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI – Award
Juried Exhibition - Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Alverno College – Milwaukee, WI – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY
National Juried Show – IAPS – website
Invitational Quad Show – Madden Arts Center – Decatur, IL
Invitational Trio Show – Center for the Visual Arts – Wausau, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Members’ Show – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI
Members’ Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Johnson’s of Madrid Gallery – Madrid, NM
Publication – Instructional Book “Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastels” by Maggie Price

2010
Pastel National Juried Exhibition – Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, KS – Purchase Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM – Award
National Juried Show – Jack Richeson Art School and Gallery – Kimberly, WI – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America –National Arts Club – New York, NY
National Juried Show – IAPS – Butler Institute ofAmerican Art – Youngstown, OH
National Juried Show – Jack Richeson Art School and Gallery – Kimberly, WI
National Juried Show – IAPS – website
Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Juried Exhibition – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Members’ Show – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI
Juror/Judge for “Pastel 100” Competition – Pastel Journal Magazine – Abstract/non-objective
Juror – Scholastic Art Awards – Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) – Milwaukee, WI
Publication – Pratique des Arts Magazine – issue #91
Publication – Pastel Journal Magazine – feature article – Jan/Feb issue
Commission – Sacagawea Award design
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI

2009
National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award
National Juried Show – IAPS – Ventana Gallery – Santa Fe, NM – Award
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI – Award
Invitational Exhibition – Milwaukee Riverkeepers – Consortium offices – Milwaukee, WI – Best of Show    
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY
National Juried Show – Jack Richeson Art School and Gallery – Kimberly, WI
National Juried Show – Northeast Pastel Society – Arts Center Old Forge – Old Forge, NY
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Trio Show – Cedarburg Cultural Center – Cedarburg, WI
Gallery Duo Show – Woodwalk Gallery – Egg Harbor, WI
Members’ Show – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI
Invitational Show – Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) – Milwaukee, WI
Invitational Show – Uihlein Peters Gallery – Milwaukee, WI 
Judge for National Juried Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building –Albuquerque, NM
Judge – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Featured Artist – Artmail.com
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Workshop – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM

2008
National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award
National Juried Show – Northeast Pastel Society – Arts Center Old Forge – Old Forge, NY
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Cedarburg Cultural Center – Cedarburg, WI
Invitational Show – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Invitational Show – Grava Gallery – Milwaukee, WI
Traveling Exhibition – Landscape Artists International – Old School House Art Center – Qualicum Beach, B.C. – Canada, Cultural Arts
Council Fine Art Gallery – Estes Park, CA, Terrace Gallery – Orlando, FL
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Publication – “Crafting the Right Space” feature – Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel
Judge for Oconomowoc Plein Aire Festival – Oconomowoc, WI
Juror/Judge for Lake Geneva Art Association Festival – Lake Geneva, WI
Featured Artist – Artmail.com
Recipient – Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI

2007
National Juried Competition – The Artist’s Magazine – Award
National Juried Competition – American Artist Magazine – Award
National Juried Show - Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM – Award
National Juried Show – Arkansas Pastel Society – Arkansas Art Center – Little Rock, AK – Award
National Juried Show - Jack Richeson Art School and Gallery – Kimberly, WI
Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Juried Exhibition – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Invitational Show – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Judge for Wauwatosa Artists’ Workshop Exhibit – Uihlein-Peters Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

2006
National Juried Show – Northwest Pastel Society – Harbor Gallery – Gig Harbor, WA – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Invitational Show – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI
Publication – “75 Women of Influence in the Visual Arts” – Mary Louise Schumacher, arts writer – Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel 
Publication – “Drawn to White” – Mary Louise Schumacher, arts writer – Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel
Juror for National Juried Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM
Juror/Judge for Winter Juried Exhibition – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI
Workshop – Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI

2005
“Pastel 100” Juried Competition – The Pastel Journal Magazine – Award
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Mount Mary College – Milwaukee, WI – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Mount Mary College – Milwaukee, WI
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Cedarburg Cultural Center – Cedarburg, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Solo Gallery Show – Schauer Arts Center – Hartford, WI
Publication – American Artist Magazine – feature article – July/August issue
Publication – Wisconsin Waters Calendar – Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

2004
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of North Florida – Gulfview Hotel – Fort Walton Beach, FL
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters – Madison, WI
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) –UWM Union Gallery – Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI

2003
“Pastel 100” Juried Competition – The Pastel Journal Magazine – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of the West Coast – Sacramento Fine Arts Center – Carmichael, CA
Workshop – Pastel Artists of Hawaii – Linekona Art Center – Honolulu, HA

2002
Signature Membership (PSA) Pastel Society of America
Pastel National Juried Exhibition – Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, KS – Purchase Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Hispanic Arts Building – Albuquerque, NM – Award
National Juried Competition – Pastel Artist International Magazine (now International Artist) – Cover Award
National Juried Show – Northwest Pastel Society – Harbor Gallery – Gig Harbor, WA – Award
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI – Award
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Wausau Center for the Arts and Beloit College – Award
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY
Juried Exhibition – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI
Juried Exhibition – Center for the Visual Arts – Wausau, WI

2001
“Pastel 100” Juried Competition – The Pastel Journal Magazine – Award
Juried Exhibition – League of Milwaukee Artists – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Juried Exhibition – The Paine Art Center and Gardens – Oshkosh, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Invitational Show – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI
Invitational Show – Macalester College – St. Paul, MN

2000
National Juried Show – Pastel Society of America – National Arts Club – New York, NY – Award
“Pastel 100” Juried Competition – The Pastel Journal Magazine – Award
International Juried Show – Sierra Pastel Society – Placerville, CA – Award
Juried Exhibition - League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) – Museum of Wisconsin Art – West Bend, WI – Award
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Museum of Wisconsin Art – West Bend, WI – Award
Invitational Solo Show – Wauwatosa Public Library Gallery – Wauwatosa, WI
Invitational Show – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI
Invitational Show – Uihlein Peters Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

1999
Associate Membership (PSA) Pastel Society of America
“Pastel 100” Juried Competition – The Pastel Journal Magazine – Award
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – University of Wisconsin Green Bay, WI – Award
Wisconsin Artists Biennial Juried Exhibition – Haggerty Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Juried Exhibition – Center for the Visual Arts – Wausau, WI
Juried Exhibition – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI
Gallery Show – Katie Gingrass Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI

1998
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Charles Allis Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Solo Gallery Show – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI


1997

Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI  – Award
Juried Exhibition – Constance Lindholm Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI
Duo Gallery Show – Constance Lindholm Fine Arts – Milwaukee, WI

1996
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) – Metropolitan Art Gallery – Dodgeville, WI – Award
Juried Exhibition – Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) –Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) – Milwaukee, WI
Juried Exhibition – Appleton Arts Center – Appleton, WI
Juried Exhibition – Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI *Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) was formerly Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors (WPS)