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LUTHER A SMITH, JR.

Born: 1950, Tishomingo, Mississippi

(817) 257 6718

 

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Photography 1974, Rhode Island School of Design              

B.A. Photography 1972, University of Illinois, Urbana 

 

OCCUPATION       

 

1991-Present

Professor of Art, Texas Christian University, Department of Art and Art History

 

1983-1991

Associate Professor of Art, TCU, Department of Art and Art History

 

1981- 1983

Associate Professor with tenure, Head of Photography, University of Illinois, Urbana

                 

1975-1979

Assistant Professor of Art, University of Illinois, Urbana

 

1974-75

Visiting Instructor of Art, University of Illinois, Urbana

 

GALLERY Representation:               

William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Photographic Archives, Dallas, Texas

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

        

        

Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Fidelity Investments corporate collection, Texas,

Harry Ransom Resource Center, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Illinois State Museum Springfield, Illinois

Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

LaGrange College Art Department, LaGrange, Georgia

Longview Museum of Art, Longview, Texas,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Pacific Telesis Collection, San Francisco, California

Phoenix Arts Commission, Phoenix, Arizona

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

Tarrant County Junior College Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2001

“The Trinity River,” The Betty Warmack Branch Library, Grand Prairie, Texas

 

“The Trinity River, photographs by Luther Smith,”Fort Worth Country Day School, Texas.

 

1999

“The Trinity River,” Seventh Floor, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas,

                 

“A Picture’s Worth 150 Years: featuring the Trinity River Photographs,” The Fort Worth International Center, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1998         

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

 

1997

Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Plano Art Center, Plano, Texas

Center for Contemporary Art, Abilene, Texas

William Campbell Contemporary Art

 

1995

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

Image Gallery, Longview, Texas

Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

 

1994

University of Rhode Island, Kingston

Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, Texas

 

1992

University of Oregon Museum of Art

 

1991

Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

1990

Dept. of Journalism, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus, Hurst, Texas

 

1988

Brown Lupton Gallery, Texas Christian University, Ft Worth, Texas

 

1987

Waco Art Center, Waco, Texas

 

1986

Odessa College, Odessa, Texas

Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus, Hurst, Texas

 

1985

Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

 

1984

Tarrant County Junior College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois

Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

 

1983

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas

 

1982

Parkland College, Art Gallery, Champaign, Illinois

 

1981

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois

Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

 

1980

J. A. Logan College, Carterville. Illinois

Rend Lake College, Ina, Illinois

 

1979

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

 

1978

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

 

1977

Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia

Tarrant County Junior College, Hurst, Texas

 

1973

Loomis School, Windsor, Connecticut

Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

 

1972

Depot Theater, Urbana, Illinois

 

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2000

“Image 2000: An International Exhibition of Photography,” Art Centre of Plano, Plano, Texas

 

1997         

"Photograph Texas,” Texas Historical Foundation, Austin, Texas

 

1996         

"Silver Traces," The Boston Photo Collaborative, Boston, Mass.

 

1995         

"Photograph Texas,” Texas Historical Foundation, Austin, Texas

"Members Only Exhibition," Texas Photographic Society, Austin, Texas

 

 

1992

"Texas Invitational," Bentlier-Morgan Galleries, Houston, Texas

 

1991

"North Georgia National IV," North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia

 

1990

"Current Works 1990," Kansas City, Missouri

 

1989

"Platinum/Palladium," Odessa College, Odessa, Texas

 

1988

"Main Street Arts Festival," Fort Worth, Texas

 

1987

"Photospiva '87," Joplin, Missouri

"Photographing Children," Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

1986

"Works on Paper," Fort Worth, Texas

"Main Street Arts Festival," Fort Worth, Texas

 

1985

"Contemporary Photoworks III," Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

1984

"Midwest Photo Invitational," University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin

"Art in the Metroplex," Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

"First Juried Exhibition," DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas

"Works on Paper," Tarrant County Junior College, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1983

"Photospiva," Joplin, Missouri

"Camera Movements," Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1983

"Illinois Photographers '82," Springfield, Illinois

"Between Twelve and Twenty," Windsor, Connecticut

 

1982

"Cal Arts Photo Competition," Valencia, California

"PhotoRegional," Louisville, Kentucky

 

1981

"Photospiva," Spiva Art Center Joplin, Missouri

"Springfield and Vicinity Exhibition," Springfield, Illinois

"The Finished Print," Farmington, Connecticut

"Exposure Time 5," Harrison, Virginia

 

1980

"First Yuma Juried Photography Exhibition," Yuma, Arizona

"Photospiva 80," Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri

"American Vision 1980," Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY

"A Celebration Of The Human Family," John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois

"13th Annual Exhibition," Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

"Contacts," Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

"Alternatives 1980," Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

"6th Annual Exhibition," Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

"Exposure Time IV," James Madison University, Harrisburg, Virginia

"LaGrange National V," LaGrange, Georgia

 

1979

"Freshwork '79," Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, Virginia

"Photospiva '79," Spiva Arts Center, Joplin, Missouri

"Members Exhibition," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California

"New Talent," Center For Contemporary Art, Beverly Hills, California

"Photographic Exhibition," Allied Arts Association, Richland, Washington

"13th Annual Exhibition," Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penn.

"Juried Exhibition," University of South Carolina, Conway, South Carolina

"12th Annual Exhibition," Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

"7th National Exhibition," Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

"5th Annual Exhibition," Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

"Galex 13," Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois

"The Finished Print," Art Guild, Farmington, Connecticut

"f/o," Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

1978

"Self Portrait Exhibition," Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

"Photospiva '78," Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri

"Members Exhibition," Friends Of Photography, Carmel, California

 

1978

"Light Images," Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

"3rd Annual Exhibition," California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

"LaGrange National IV," LaGrange, Georgia

"67th Annual Exhibition," Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, Texas

'New Photographics '78," Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

"34th Annual Exhibition," Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana

"Illinois Photographers'78," Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

"Galex 12," Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois

"Six State Regional," Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

"54th Annual Exhibition," Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

"Survey of Illinois Photography," Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois

 

1977

"4/4," Arc, Artemisia, East Hubbard, and N.A.M.E.Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

"Great Lakes Regional," Inter-Media Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan

"Members Exhibition," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California

"Women," Southwest Center of Photography, Austin, Texas

"5th Annual Exhibition," Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

"Magic Silver Show," Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

"Images of Woman," Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

 

1976

"E Pluribus Unum," Floating Foundation of Photography New York, New York

"Members Exhibition," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California

"Invitation to Photography," Inner Visions Gallery, Westfield, New Jersey

 

1975

"New Photographics '75," Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

"Members Exhibition," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California

"First Light," Humboldt State University, Eureka, California

"5th Annual Exhibition," Octagon Art Center Gallery, Ames, Iowa

 

1974

"Photography Exhibition," State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York

"New Photographics '74," Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

 

1973

"Members Exhibition," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California

"Radius," Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

 

TRAVELING GROUP EXHIBITIONS:        

 

1995

"Photograph Texas," Texas Historical Foundation Exhibition travels to:  

Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, Laredo, Texas , June

Historical Museum in Buffalo Gap, Buffalo Gap, Texas, July 1-Aug. 2

Fayette Heritage Museum, La Grange, Texas Aug. 15- Sept. 30

Lubbock Christian University, Art Dept., Lubbock, Texas Nov. 13- Jan 12

 

1988-1991 "Visions of Texans," Traveling in Mexico

Institute Cultural Mexicano, San Antonio, Texas, September, 88

University of Coahuila, Mexico, May, 89

University of Mexico, Mexico City, August, 89

 

1988-1989 "Book of Days," Texas

Midland College, Midland, Texas, November, 88

Art Moderno Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, November, 88

Excucom Gallery, Austin, Texas, December, 88

Odessa College, Odessa, Texas, February, 89

Abilene Convention Center, Abilene, Texas, March, 89

 

1987-1988 "Road and Roadside," United States

 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois July- August, 87

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California Jan.- Feb., 88

 

1985-1986 "Midwest Photo Invitational," United States

Fine Art Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, July, 85

Iowa State University, Ames Iowa, September, 85

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Nov., 85

University of Wisconsin- Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, December, 85

Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, February, 86

Center for Creative Studies Detroit, Michigan, March, 86

 

1982-1983 "University of Illinois Traveling Exhibition ," Malaysia

Institute of Technology, Mara Shan Alam, November, 82

University of Malaysia, Kaula Lumpur, December, 82

National University Malaysia, Bangi Selangor, February, 83

American Embassy, Kaula Lumpur, July, 83

 

1982-1983 "Between Twelve and Twenty," Organized by Walter Rabetz,

Barns Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut, April, 82

Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, September, 82

University of Connecticut, November, 82

Hotchkiss School, Lakeworth, Connecticut, January, 82

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February, 83

 

1980-1984 "Invisible Light," Traveled by The Smithsonian Institute

State University of New York, Albany, New York, September, 80

Erie Savings Bank, Buffalo, New York, November, 80

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, March, 81

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon, June, 81

Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 81

Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, November, 81

Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, January, 82

Colegio Universitario des Turabo, Cagunas, Puerto Rico, March, 82

Discovery Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June, 82

Pasillo des Artes Gallery, Austin Texas, July, 82

University of Iowa, Iowa city, Iowa, September, 82

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, November-December, 82

Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, February, 83

Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, April, 83

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, September, 83

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, October, 83

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, February, 84

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, April, 84

 

1981-1983 "Second Light," Harvard University, International

Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, May, 81

University of New York at New Paltz, New York, September, 81

Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado, April- May, 82

Camera Work Gallery, San Francisco, California, November, 82

Burlington Cultural Center, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, May, 83

 

1980-1981 First Annual CIAC Invitational, Central Illinois Arts Consortium

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, September, 80

Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois, October, 80

MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, November, 80

Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois,  December, 80

Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, January, 81

Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois, February, 81

Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, March, 81

Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, Illinois, April, 81

Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, May, 81

Quincy Society of Fine Arts, Quincy, Illinois, June, 81

 

1979-1981 "Self Portrait Exhibition," Arizona State University    

Cochise College, Douglas. Arizona, November, 79

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, February, 80

Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona, March, 80

Yauapai College, Prescott, Arizona, May, 80

Charleston Heights Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 80

 

1974-1975 "Photography as A Fine Art," Exhibited at Numerous United States Diplomatic Missions around the world Sponsored by American Information Agency & University of Florida

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2002

“Lawrence McFarland and Luther Smith: Photography,”  Baylor University, Waco, TX

 

 

2001

“Sublime: The Landscape Re-envisioned,” Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX,

 

2001

“Creatures,” Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, TX,

“Comfort and Joy, “William Campbell Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas,

“Summer Exhibition,” Gallery III, Houston, Texas

“Spring and Summer exhibition,” Photo Archives, Dallas, TX,

 

2000

“40th Annual Invitational Photoview Exhibition,” Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas

 

1999

“Expansive Vision,” Focus Gallery, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas,

 

1999

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1999

William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas

“25th Anniversary Celebration,’ William Campbell Contemporary Art

 

1998

“Sacred Sites, Then and Now: The American Civil War, May--August

“Masterworks: Picturing Modern Life,” Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

“Souvenirs and Meditations,” Photographic Archives Gallery, Dallas

“Texas Roots,” Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

“New Work/New Faces,” William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth

 

1997

"Lone Star Landscapes", University of Texas, Arlington

"Photographers of the South," Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

 

1996

"Photographers of the South" Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

"Photoview" at he Longview Art Museum, Longview, Texas, Fall 1996

"Masterworks from the Collection," Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

25th Anniversary Show," Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

1995

"Recent Gifts to the Collection," Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth

"Holidays Exhibition," Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

1994

"North Texas Photography Invitational," Tarrant County Jounior College NW, Texas

 

1992

"Ways and Means, Six Contemporary Photographers," Springfield Art Museum, Missouri

"Texas Invitational," Benteler-Morgan Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

1991

"Rodeo Romance & Rodeo Remembered," Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

"Recent Acquisitions," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, October

"The Best," Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

1990

"Ultra Large Format," Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia

 

1989

"Visions/Discourses," Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas

 

1988

"Two View Texas," Austin College, Sherman, Texas

"Radiant Energy," Contract Design Center, Dallas, Texas

 

1987

"Introductions," Clifford Gallery, Dallas, Texas

"Texas 150," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

 

1986

"Permanent Exhibition," Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts

"TCU at OSU," Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

"New Texas Photography," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

"TCU Graduate Faculty & MFA Candidates, Midwestern State, Wichita Falls, Texas

 

1985

"TCU at ETSU," Commerce, Texas

"New Faces," Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, Texas

"Summer Exhibition," Gallery One, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1984

Panhandle Plains Museum, Canyon, Texas

 

1983

"University of Illinois Photo at SIU," Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

 

1983

"Images," Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri

 

1979

"Luther Smith & Dirk Park," Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

"Alumni Exhibition," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

"Black and White and Color," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ma

"Members Invitational Exhibition," West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

"Six Views," Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois

 

1978

"Group Exhibition," Olin Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

"Illinois Photographers," Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois

 

1977

"October Exhibition," Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, Washington

"Summer in the City," Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas

"Photography Show," Florissant Valley Community College, St Louis, Missouri

 

1975

"84 Prints from 'First Light," Focus Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

1974

"Graduate Exhibition," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

 

 

1972

"George Ringler And Luther Smith,"1007 Photography Gallery, Urbana, Illinois

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2001

Photography: 7th Edition by London, Upton, Kobre and Brill,

Prentice Hall, Publication date 7/15/2001, One photograph included, full page reproduction, “Brenda 1976”.

 

1998

“D” Magazine, Article on  the Trinity River, May

 

1997

The Trinity River  by Luther Smith, a monograph, published by TCU Press

"1997 Beaux Arts Ball: Fine Art Auction Catalogue," Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

 

1996

"The South By  Its Photographers," Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

 

1994

Cover photograph for Lessons of the Locker  Room: The Myth of School Sports, by Andrew Miracle and C. Roger Rees, Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York

 

1992

"Texas Christian University, Research Bulletin," TCU, Fort Worth, Texas

"New Waves," The Research Newsletter of Texas Water Institute, Texas A & M University

 

1989

Book of Days, Book of photographs and appointment calendar, published by Book of Days, Inc., Austin, Texas, distributed by Texas Monthly Press

 

1988

“Visions of Texans,” catalogue of exhibition, edited by Rick Williams, Roy Flukinger, published by Texas Photographic Society, Inc.

 

1986

"Fort Worth Magazine," article on High School Rodeo, June

 

1883

The Book of 35 mm Photography, Curtin & London

 

1983         

"Cottonwood 30," Spring, University of Kansas

"Visual Arts Research," Vol. 9 No. 1 University of Illinois

 

1982

"The village Voice," Illustration of Joell Chadabe, Aug. 10

 

1981

Photographing Indoors With Your Automatic Camera, Curtin & London

 

1980

Electronic Flash Photography, R. Carraher and C. Chartier

 

1979

Darkroom Dynamics, Jim Stone

"New Letters Magazine," University of Missouri

"Calendar of Poetry and Photography," Moon Pony Press, Tucson, Arizona

 

1978

"Chicago Magazine," December, Vol. 27, No. 12, Chicago, Illinois, Illustrations

 

 

1978

"American Artist Magazine," Oct., Vol. 42, No, 435, New York, New York

 

1977

"New Letters Magazine," Apr., Vol., 43, No, 3, University of Missouri, Kansas City

"Flat Land Journal," Issue No, 1, The Back Yard Press, Urbana, Illinois

 

 

1975

"Camera International Magazine for Photography," Lucerne, Switzerland

"New Letters Magazine," Mar, Vol., 41, No, 3, University of Missouri, Kansas City

"Ishmael," Spring, Vol., 3, No, 1, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 

1974

Photography Year 1974, Time-Life Books, Inc., New York, New York

 

1973

"Ishmael," Vol., 2, No, 3, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 

1972

"Mademoiselle Magazine," August, New York, New York

 

GRANTS

 

1993

National Endowment for the Arts Regional Photographers Fellowship

 

1983-2002

Six TCU Research Fund Research Grants

 

1982         

Illinois Arts Council Completion Grant for "High School," photography series

 

1980

Illinois Arts Council Completion Grant to mat, frame and crate "Highway Landscape"         

1976-1979 Three University of Illinois Research Board Grants for materials                     

 

1976-79

Three Ford Foundation Grants, allocated by the Department of Art and Design, University of Illinois 

                                                                                            

AWARDS

 

1997

Cash prize, "Photograph Texas," Texas Historical Foundation 

 

1995

Cash prize, "Photograph Texas," Texas Historical Foundation

 

1986

Sesquicentennial Award, Tarrant County Works on Paper, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1984

Best of Show, Tarrant County Works on Paper, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1983

Award of Excellence, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1982

Purchase Prize, "Illinois Photographers '82," Springfield, Illinois

 

1980

Purchase Prize, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Two Purchase Prizes, "LaGrange National," LaGrange, Georgia

 

1979

Purchase Award, Allied Arts Association, Richmond, Washington

 

1979

Cash Award, "Coastal Carolina College, Juried Exhibition," Conway, South Carolina

Honorable Mention, Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana

 

1978

Third Prize, Gallery Art Exhibition, Galesburg, Illinois

 

1977

Juror's Award, "Great Lakes Regional," Ypsilanti, Michigan

Purchase Prize, "Images of Women," Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

 

1976

Second Prize, "E Plurisbus Unum," Floating Foundation of Photography, New York

 

1973

First Prize, "Northeast Regional Photography Contest," Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts

 

 

1972

First Prize,” Mademoiselle Magazine Photo Competition," New York, New York

 

LECTURES

 

1997

"Understanding One's Idenity with the Landscape: the Trinity River Project," Lecture as part of symposium, Honoring the American Landscape: Conversations with Contemporary Photographers, The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

 

"Why I Photograph," Fort Worth Camera Club , Texas

 

"Photography: a Collecting Seminar," the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Texas

 

1996

"Luther Smith's Photographs," Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Arlington

 

1995

Gallery talk, Image Gallery, at the opening of the SOLO Panoramic exhibition, Longview, Texas            

 

"Photographing the American landscape, " Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand

 

1994

"My Photography," Gallery Talk and Slide Lecture, Art Department, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

 

1993

"Panorama Landscapes,” Friends of Photography, Dallas Museum of Art

 

1991

"My Evolution as an Artist," Slide Presentation/Lecture, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas

 

1989

"Landscape," slide presentation/lecture, South Central Regional Conference,Society for Photographic Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman

 

"North Texas High School Rodeo Association, A  Rodeo Culture," slide presentation/lecture, Texas/Southwest Popular Culture Conference, Lubbock, Texas,

                                   

Visiting Artist, Dye Transfer Workshop, Southern Methodist University, Fort Bergwin Research Center, Taos, New Mexico

 

1988

"My Photographic Works, An Overview," Slide Presentation/Lecture,

East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas

 

1986

"High School, A Series of Photographs," Slide Presentation/Lecture,

Odessa College, Odessa, Texas

 

1985

"Photographic Portraiture," Slide Presentation/Lecture,

Dallas Center for Visual Communication, Dallas, Texas

 

1984

"High School," slide presentation/lecture, South Central Regional Conference,The Society for Photographic Education, Amarillo, Texas,

 

1982

"My Photography," Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

 

1980

"My Evolution as a Photographer," Slide Presentation/Lecture,

Rend Lake College, Ina, Illinois

 

1979

Visiting Artist/Lecture, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

 

1978

"Infrared Images," slide presentation/lecture, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Carmel, California

 

1977

Lecture/Slide presentation about my work, Bradley, University, Peoria, Illinois

 

1977

Lecture/panel discussion, Florresent Valley College, St Louis, Missouri

 

WORKSHOPS

 

1995

"Fine Tuning: the photographic project," one week workshop for photography majors,  Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand

 

1993

Children's photography class, The Amon Carter Museum, May 8

 

JURROR

 

2003

Society for Photographic education, National Conference, San Antonio, TX    

 

1990-93

"Mayfest," An Exhibition of Art and Crafts, Trinity Park, Fort Worth, Texas, May

 

1991

"20th Annual East Texas International Photography Contest,"

East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, April 13

 

"Photography Contest, National Arts Program," Tarrant County  employees

 

1982

"Fourth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition,” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

 

1982

"Photo Images," National Juried Photography Exhibition, Sponsored by Friends of Photoimages, Springfield, Illinois

 

MEMBER

 

2000-Present

Board of Directors, Texas Photographic Society

 

1992-93

Board of Directors, Texas Photographic Society

 

1972- Present

The Society for Photographic Education