As an award winning photographic artist, Cathy specializes in landscape, nature, architecture and travel photography. She also enjoys capturing those special moments and events in our lives. Photography for her is a satisfying blend of creativity and craftsmanship through the use of a digital camera and computer editing tools. By being observant and imaginative, she is able to create unique final images that are reflective of her feelings and passions. 

She has always enjoyed artistic endeavors in painting, crafting, and in taking pictures. But since 2010, photography has captured her interest and she has poured herself into this craft. Sometimes she will take pictures to document an occasion, but also to capture those moments in time that seemed to be of little interest to anyone but herself. Moments that stirred an emotional response that said, ‘this is beautiful or amazing’ and she wanted to capture that moment, share it and reflect on it later. Beautiful moments that were gifted to her by her Creator. Her mother’s motto and instruction was always do your best, and she has tried to apply that wisdom in all areas of her life, including her photography.

This photo is of Cathy, her two daughters and daughter-in-law. So much fun to share what you enjoy with those you love.

 

Currently you can find her work at:

The Elizabethan Gallery on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge  

The Market at Circa 1857 located on Government Street in Baton Rouge, LA.

Locally in Downtown Baton Rouge, LA, the First Saturdays of the month Arts Market

The Baton Rouge Mayor's Office from June to December 2018

On her website: www.cathysmart.com

Contact her at cathysmartphotography@gmail.com or 225-288-7627

 

 

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24

"For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9,

 

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'"  - Erma Bombeck

 

Noteworthy:

 

2018 - Baton Rouge Mayor's Office six month exhibit June - December

2018 - Arts Markets in Downtown Louisiana the first Saturdays of the month.

2018 - Vice President of the Louisiana Photographic Society

2017 - Flying Egret hanging in the Mayor of Hoover's Office

2017 - Art Melt - Forum 35 - Flying Egret #2 juried into this show, sold and is going to a good home. 

2017 - Arts Markets in Downtown Louisiana the first Saturdays of the month from 8:00 - Noon

2017 - Ebb and Flow, Downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2017 - Flying Egret #2 in Shaw Center for the Arts during the month of April

2017 - Brush with Burden Juried Art Exhibit, 3rd Place for Flying Egret #2 and Award Winner for Peaceful Morning on the Bayou

2016 - Bluff Park, Alabama, Annual Juried Arts Show, October, Award Winner 

2016 - Fest For All, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2016 - Arts Market in downtown Louisiana the first Saturdays of the month from 8:00 - Noon

2015 - Louisiana Photography Society's Monthly Meeting - Speaker at the September meeting; Topic: Composition

2015 - Arts Market in downtown Louisiana the first Saturdays of the month from 8:00 - Noon

 

Travels

 

Always Louisiana

2018 - Wildlife in the Atchafalaya - Louisiana Bayous and Birds with Doug Hansgate

2017 - Africa (Johannesburg, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia)

2017 - Guatemala

2016 - "As the Mist Rises" Louisiana Swamps with C C Lockwood

2016 - Africa, Maasai Mara Preserve, Kenya

2016 - Utah

2016 - Colorado

2016 - Nevada

2016 - New York

2016 - Maine

2015 - California

2015 - New Mexico

 

Recognitions

 

2017 - President's Award at the Bluff Park Art Festival, Alabama

2017 - Art Melt - Forum 35 - Flying Egret #2 juried into the show

2017 - Brush with Burden 3rd Place Winner, Flying Egret #2, on display at the Shaw Center for the Arts in April

2016 - Photographer of the Year Color Digital Projection, Level A, Louisiana Photographic Society

2015 - Overall Photographer of the Year, Louisiana Photographic Society

2015 - Photographer of the Year Color Prints Level A, Louisiana Photographic Society

2015 - Photographer of the Year Digital Projection Monotone, Level A, Louisiana Photographic Society

2015 - Baton Rouge's Forum 35's Art Melt 2015 - "A Framed View" accepted into this juried art exhibit and sale, and on display for six weeks at the Capitol Park Museum in Downtown, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

2015 - Brush with Burden juried Art Exhibit - won Third Place; At the conclusion of this exhibit the winning image was on display at the Shaw Center, downtown Baton Rouge, for the month of April.

2014 - Overall Photographer of the Year, Louisiana Photographic Society

2014 - Photographer of the Year Digital Projection Monotone, Louisiana Photographic Society

2014 - Photographer of the Year Monotone Prints - Level A, Louisiana Photographic Society

2013-2014 Pictorial Projected Image of the Year - Second Place - Gulf States Camera Club Council -  “Bridge in LaJolla”

2013 - Photographer of the Year Digital Projection - Black and White Levels A & B - Louisiana Photographic Society

2013 - Photographic Society of America - Prints: Color or Monochrome - Individual Award - Honorable Mention  “Rainbow Ignites”

2012-2013 Pictorial Color Print of the Year - Honorable Mention - Gulf States Camera Club Council - “Rainbow Ignites”

2012-2013 Nature Projected Image of the Year - Honorable Mention - Gulf States Camera Club Council - “Taking Flight”

2012 - Photographer of the Year Digital Projection Level B - Louisiana Photographic Society

 

 

Exhibits

 

2018 - Baton Rouge Mayor's Office June to December

2018 - August - Solo exhibit at the Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2018 - Elizabethan Gallery

2018 Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, exhibit and sale

2017 Capitol Park Museum, Forum 35's Art Melt juried art exhibit and sale

2017 Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, exhibit and sale

2017 Brush with Burden, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, juried art exhibit and sale

2016 Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge exhibit and sale

2015 Capitol Park Museum, Forum 35's Art Melt juried art exhibit and sale

2015 Greenwell Springs Library exhibit.

2015 Brush with Burden, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, juried art exhibit and sale

2015 Arts Council of Livingston Parish

2014 Arts Council of Livingston Parish

2014 Louisiana Old State Capitol - juried exhibit and art sale

2014 Brush with Burden juried art exhibit and sale

2013 Arts Council of Baton Rouge

 

 

Publications

 

2018 - 225's Spaces and Places Magazine, article "Wonder Walls" featuring "Flying Egret #2" on the gallery walls of owner Garrett Kemp

2015 - May - "Louisiana Remembers", 225 Magazine on the 'Picture This' page. 

2015 - April - In Register Magazine, Travel article and photos about trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the Fall of 2014 - .http://www.inregister.com/features/travel-journal-new-mexico

2015 - February - Country Roads Magazine - “A Framed View” article about the Louisiana Old State Capitol, photo by Cathy Smart

2014 - 25th Festival of the Bonfires - festivalofthebonfires.org - “Bonfire on the Levee” photo by Cathy Smart

2013 - December - Country Roads Magazine - Tramonte’s Meat and Seafood Market, photos by Cathy Smart

2013 - December - Country Roads Magazine, Lighting the Dark article - “Fire and Ice” photo of Bonfires in Gramercy by Cathy Smart

2013 - September - Country Roads Magazine - 30th Anniversary, 30 Favorite Things To Do - #28 Start a Bonfire - “Bonfire on the Levee” photo by Cathy Smart

2013 - February/March issue of Bayou Journal - Bayou Teche Experience - Cover Photo "Taking Flight" by Cathy Smart