Blu Smith - Alabama Center for the Arts
Blu Smith

Blu Smith

Adjunct Art Instructor
Athens State University

Degrees: BFA, Auburn University; MFA, Pratt Institute; MEnt, Otago University.

Background: As a painter, Blu Smith has placed in international juried exhibits and her work is in various private collections. For a decade in New York City, she was involved in developing the downtown art arena. During this time, she helped support several small art galleries and performance spaces. Her efforts were instrumental in establishing the use of abandoned buildings and schools as art centers on Manhattan’s lower east side. Since returning south, Smith has served on the faculty at the University of Alabama – Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, Tennessee, in addition to Athens State University.

Teaches: Lecture and technical courses in Fine & Digital Arts

Related Interests: Website development, art entrepreneurship, digital design, printmaking