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“I have been an artist since my earliest recollections of childhood. In those years my grandmother and I would stroll through colorful and lush gardens in my native city of Santiago, Chile. Here, she introduced me to the fabulous shapes and vibrant colors of flowers. The excitement, awe, and elation of each discovery became the palette with which I began to paint.”

 

Smrz always loved creating designs that are vibrant, joyful, and grand in size. Early in her professional career she painted murals in homes and commercial spaces. Eventually, She transitioned the murals onto wood panels, sculpting the design to a three-dimensional base-relief, and hinging the panels to create a free-standing screen. These sculptured screens have been shown in fine art galleries throughout United States.

 

Ines lives and works in Massachusetts.

 

2014 -  The Legacy Art Exhibit - Governor Ames Estate - North Easton, MA -

          Honorable Mention

2013-   Digital Diversity - Morini Gallery- Mansfield, MA

2012-   Blanche Ames National Art Exhibit-Honorable Mention and

          voted Viewer's Favorite

2012 -   Spring Show- Canton Art Association Honorable mention

2012 -   Canton Art Association- February Artist of the Month

2010     Ames Free Library - Artist of the Month - North Easton, MA

2009 -   Perk's Cofee House - Norwood, MA

2009     Barnes & Nobles - Walpole, MA

2009     Starbucks - Canton, MA

2008     Mystic Art Show  - Mystic, CT

2007     Mystic Art Show - Mystic, Conneticut,

2007     Las Olas Art Show (Howard Allen show), Ft. Lauterdale, Florida.

           Also 2006.

2007     Hyde Park Art Show- Tampa, FL

2007     Boca Art Show -  (Howard Alllen show), Boca Raton, Florida Also 2006.

2007     Delray Beach Art Fair -  (Howard Allen show), Delray Beach, Florida.

           Also 2006, 2005.

2007     Artigras - Jupiter, Florida.

2006     Monument Square Art Show - Racine, WI. Award of Excellence

2005     Solo Show - Schauer Art Center - Hartford, WI

2005     Oakbrook Fine Arts FAir - Oakbrook, Il. Invitational. 2004,2003,2006.

2005     Artstreet  Fine Arts Fair- Green Bay, WI   Also 2003, 2004, 2006.

2005     Morning Glory Fine Crafts Art Fair - WDCC- Marcus Center- Milwaukee, WI

2005     Gold Coast Art Fair - Chicago, IL. Juried. Also 2003, 2004, 2005.

2005     Art In The Park -. Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI.  Juried.

           Also 2004,2003,2006.

2005     Kohler Art Fair - JM Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI .Juried Also 2004,2006.

2005     Oshkosh Museum Art Show - Oshkosh, WI. Juried.

2005     Strawberry Art Fair - Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, WI. Juried. Award: Best of

           Painting.  Also 2003,2004,2006.

2005    Monument Square Art Fair - Racine, WI. Juried. Award of  Excellence

2005    Promanade of Art - Arlington Heights, IL . Juried. Also 2004, 2003.

2005    St. Charles Downtown Art Fair - St. Charles, IL.  Juried. Also 2004.

2005    42nd Annual Marshfield Art Fair - Marshfield  WI . Juried

2005    The Grove Arts Show - Elm Grove, WI.  Juried.  Also 2003,2004.

2005    Vero Riverside Fine Art Fair - Vero Beach, Florida.  Juried.

2005    Downtown Dunedin Fine Arts Fair - Dunedin, Florida. Juried.

2005    Indialantic Fine Arts Fair - Indialantic, Florida.  Juried.

2005    Aventura Fine Arts Show- Aventura, Florida.  Juried.

2004    Wisconsin Club - Annual Art Show for members. Milwaukee, WI

2004    Wausau Festival of Arts. Wausau, Wisconsin. Juried.  Also 2004.

2004    Oakbrook Fine Art Exhibition - Oakbrook, Illinois. Invitational. Also 2003,2004.

2004    Strawberry Fair- Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg,WI. Juried. Award: Best of Show

2004    Hinsdale Downtown Fine Arts Show  - Hinsdale, Illinois. Juried..

2004    Virtual Mix - Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors exhibit at University of

           Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Juried.

2004    Solo Exhibit - North Shore Presbetyrian Church- Shorewood, Wisconsin.

2003    Solo Show--Ines Smrz Art Exhibit - Latino Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2003    Concepts in Art Gallery - North Miami Beach, Florida.

2003    Art in the Park- Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

2003    Katie Gingrass Gallery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2002    Hopkins Fine Art Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

2002    Port Clinton - Highland Park, Illinois

2001    Raku Gallery - Jerome, Arizona

2001    Wit Gallery - Lenox, Massachusetts.

2001    Windsors Gallery - Boca Raton, Florida.

2000    DeLind Fine Art Gallery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1999     EXPO - New York City, New York.

1998     The Gallery Shop - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

1997     EXPO - New York City, New York.

1996     Lakefront Festival of Arts - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Juried

1996     Kohler Art Festival - Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Juried. Award

1996     Milwaukee Teachers of Art - 55th Annual Membership Exhibit.Juried. Award.

1995     Milwaukee Teachers of Art - 54th Annual Membership Exhibit. Juried. Award.

1995     Portraits: Self, Family, Friends - Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors

            Membership Show, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Juried.

1995      Frost and Fantasies - Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juried.

1995      Harvest Festival of Arts  - Ozaukee Art Center, Ozaukee, Wisconsin.Juried.

             Honorable Mention.

1991      Shapes of Color - Group Show, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1991      Landscapes and Furniture - Group Show, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee,

             Wisconsin.

1989      Group Show - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1989      Whitt-Kraus Gallery - Palm Desert, California.

1989      Duncan Gallery - Hudson, Ohio.

1989      Cupola House Gallery - Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

1988      Premier Gallery - Fredricksburg, Virginia.

1988      Group Show - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1987      Lakefront Festival of Arts - Milwaukee Art Museum.Juried. People's Choice Award.

             Also 1986,1996.

1987      Twelve Women Artists - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1987      Summer Group Show - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1987      Morning Glory Art Festival - Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee,

             Wisconsin.   People's Choice Award.

1987      Waterfront Gallery at The Abbey Resort on LakeGeneva,Fontana,Wisconsin.

1986      Response '86 - Wisconsin Women in the Arts, University of Wisconsi Juried.

1986      Wisconsin Attitude - Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum. Juried.

1986      Morning Glory Art Festival - Chs.Allis Art Museum,Milwaukee,Wisconsin.

             Juried. Award.

1986      New Works - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.