Tag: Jo Smail

Artist's Notebook

Ideas and Influences: Jim Condron

In addition to his regular practice of solitary drawing, painting, and sculpture, Jim Condron is working on a project that involves an array of other artists, writers, and thinkers. The pieces produced are on display in “Collected Things,” a solo exhibition at Art Cake, through June 17. On the occasion of this charming and poignant show, _Two Coats of Paint_ invited Condron to share some of the artists, objects, and ideas that inform his work. Here’s his list.

Group Shows

Geometric Abstraction update in DC

The best geometric abstraction goes beyond the formal arrangement of line, shape, and color to connect with larger themes and issues. In “GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion,” a big multi-venue exhibition in the DC area, curator Andrea Pollan has selected artists who use the visual language of geometric abstraction to explore […]


Baltimore painter Jo Smail wins Trawick Prize

Glenn McNatt reports in the Baltimore Sun that Jo Smail has won the five-year-old Trawick Prize, founded by Bethesda businesswoman Carol Trawick. The competition is open to artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington: “Baltimore painter Jo Smail, whose abstract paintings of pink squares and dark splotches of pigment on a […]