On November 4th, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith was honored at the CUE Art Foundation Gala and Benefit Acution for her tremendous contributions as an artist, arts worker, curator, and educator. A series of Smith’s new paintings are also on view at CUE in an exhibition alongside Athena Latocha, which opened on Saturday, November 7th.
For those who are less familiar with CUE, the foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is one of the most acclaimed American Indian artists of today. Smith has had over 110 solo exhibitions and offered more than 225 lectures in the past 40 years and has done printmaking projects nationwide. Over that same time, she has organized and/or curated over 30 Native exhibitions, and lectured at more than 200 universities, museums and conferences internationally, most recently at 5 universities in China. Smith has completed several collaborative public art works such as the floor design in the Great Hall of the new Denver Airport; an in-situ sculpture piece in Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco and a mile-long sidewalk history trail in West Seattle and recently, a new terrazzo floor design at the Denver Airport.
Image Credit: CUE Art Foundation