2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
John SmitherSeattle WA USA
John Smither is originally from the Chicago area and grew up in the Midwest with an MFA from Washington Univ. in St. Louis. After showing in Chicago at solo and group events for many years he moved to Seattle and hasn’t budged since. In Seattle he has shown at numerous venues and is a founding member of Core in Pioneer Square. His concerns lie more with the capturing of a feeling of time and place rather than an accurate physical rendering. He takes fairly simple subjects and injects them with a visual rhythm, gesture and emotional interpretation. Season, place, time of day, and visceral experience all come into play in his work.