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Rae Smith, elected MASTER PASTELIST by the Pastel Society of America in 1997, has exhibited her pastel paintings and oil paintings throughout the United States as well as Japan, China, France, Italy, Russia, Taiwan and Canada. She is presently on the teaching staff of the Katonah Art Center, Katonah, NY.

Her paintings have won many awards and have been in exhibitions at the following venues:
Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH
The Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA
The Slater Museum in Norwich, CT
The International Museum of Contemporary Masters in San Antonio, TX
The Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA
The Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ
The China Museum of Art in Suzhou, China (Painting in permanent collection)
The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
The National Taiwan Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Art Du Pastel En France, Yvetot, France

Rae is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and in The Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. She has been published in Mitsukoshi Magazine (Tokyo), Pastel Journal, International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Magazine and Best of Pastel II.

PSWC Award - Marin Society of Artists Gallery - Ross, CA 2013
Levy DeMedici Award (CPS Pastel Exhibition) Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT 2012
First Prize for Pastel (CLWAC Member Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC) 2011
CPS Award (Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT) 2011
Blick Art Award (PSA International, National Arts Club, NYC) 2011
PSA Founder's Award (National Arts Club, NYC) 2010
Audubon Artists Gold Medal Award
(Salmagundi Club, NYC) 2010
Jane Impastato Award for Artistic Excellence (Salmagundi Club, NYC) 2010
Richard McKinley Award (Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA - PSWC) 2009
Art du Pastel en France Award (Giverny, France) 2009
Connecticut Pastel Society Award (Allied Artists of America 􀂱 National Arts Club, NYC) 2008
Pastel Society of America Award (CPS
Slater Museum, Norwich, CT) 2006
Great American Artworks Award (PPCC - Harwich, MA) 2006
Board of Directors Award (Slater Museum, Norwich, CT) 2004
Artistic Excellence in Oil Award (Museum of Contemporary Masters, San Antonio, TX) 2004
Degas Society Award (Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA) 2004
Art du Pastel En France Award (Vernon, France) 2003
President's Award (75th Grand National, AAPL, NYC) 2003
AAPL Award (Hudson Valley A.A., NYC) 2002
Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor (Salmagundi Club, NYC) 2001

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