About Tim Smith

Residing in Columbia, Kentucky since 1992, Tim Smith participates in juried exhibitions and has work in corporate art collections. His designs are often adapted for the creation of site specific commissioned work and public art projects. Awards have included funding from an Arts Build Communities Grant, the Appalachian College Association, and an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council. Tim Smith received an MFA from the University of Mississippi and currently is a Professor of Art at Lindsey Wilson College.


  • The Art of Storytelling in French Painting and Sculpture, Council of Independent Colleges and Kress Foundation, seminar participant, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • ArtSmith Artist Residency Fellowship, Orcas Island, WA
  • Artwork for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Purchase Award, Lexington, KY
  • Noel Studio Center for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky University, Purchase Award
  • Arts Build Community Grant: Artist recipient with the Adair County Tourism Board and  Kentucky Arts Council
  • Appalachian College Association: Ledford Student/Faculty Research Grant
  • Individual Artist Project Grant. Kentucky Arts Council
  • Teagle Foundation, Student/Faculty Research Grant


  • Current Works, Krantz Art Gallery, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville, KY
  • Horizons: Contemporary Landscape, International Juried Exhibition
  • “Connections”, Solo Exhibit, Western Kentucky University,  Bowling Green, KY
  • State of the Art: Painting, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
  • Art Faculty Exhibit, Lucretia C. Begley Gallery, Lindsey Wilson College
  • All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibit, ArtWorks Gallery, Bowling Green, KY
  • State of the Art: Drawing, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
  • Spotlight Exhibit, Cornerstone Art and Events Gallery, Frankfort, KY
  • Aqueous USA, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Louisville, KY
  • Art on Lime, LexArts Outdoor Sculpture, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
  • Success Through Change, Appalachian College Association, Summit XI, Abingdon, VA
  • Montgomery Council for the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Mt. Sterling, KY
  • Mountain Trails Global Highways, Appalachian College Association
  • 9th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN
  • Arte D’Italia, Traveling Group Exhibit, Lindsey Wilson College, Bluefield College, TN Weslyan
  • “Sarah Series”, Solo Exhibit, Maryville College, Maryville, TN
  • All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibit, Capitol Arts Alliance, Merit Award, Bowling Green, KY
  • Select Works and Sarah Series, Solo Exhibit, Center for Rural Development, Somerset, KY
  • Paper Marks, Gallery on the Square, Franklin, KY
  • Appalachian College Association Traveling Exhibition
  • Lees McRea College Invitational, Banner Elk, NC
  • Central South Art Exhibition, Tennessee Art League, The Parthenon, Nashville, TN
  • Monotype Invitational, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY
  • Images from the Mountains, Traveling Exhibit, Merit Award
  • Visions of the Kartslands, Colorfall Folkways Exhibition, Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Recent Works, Solo Exhibit,  Itawamba Community College, Fulton MS
  • The 16th Annual Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibit, Capitol Arts Alliance, Houchens Gallery, Bowling Green, KY
  • Images from the Mountains, Traveling Exhibit of Appalachian Artists
  • A Kentucky Investment, juried exhibit, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • Solo Art Exhibit, Parthenon Galleries, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN
  • Serving Up The Arts, Tennessee and Metro Arts Commissions, Nashville, TN
  • Summer Lights Annual Art Exhibition
  • Tennessee Art State Artist Exhibition


*Scales of Justice, Fountain Sculpture for Adair County Judicial Center, Columbia, KY
*First Kentucky Cavalry Memorial, Columbia, KY
*”Connections” Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY
Altec Corporation, Elizabethtown, KY
*St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Brentwood, TN
*”Legends of the Ozarks” Branson, MO
“Transformations” The Aspen Institute for Informational Studies, Wye, NY
Dominion Bank, Nashville, TN
“Urban Patterns” John W. Galbreath & Company,
Gulf Coast Development Company, Nashville, TN
Union Station, Nashville, TN
National McDonald’s Black Owners Association, “Gerry Newman” Portrait Bust
Northern Telecom Financial Corporation, “Communications”
Boult, Cummings, Conners, & Berry Attorneys, “2nd Avenue”

*denotes Outdoor Public Art


FleetGuard International
Telco Research
Nynex Corporation
Touche Ross International
Third National Bank
Northern Telecom Inc.
Hospital Corporation of America
Union Planters Bank
Southern Graphics Council, University of Mississippi