More good things are happening for Shawn Smith. He was just curated into a fabulous show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum called “40 Under 40.” The exhibition investigates evolving notions of craft within traditional media such as ceramics and metalwork, as well as in fields as varied as sculpture, industrial design, installation art, fashion design, sustainable manufacturing, and mathematics. The range of disciplines represented illustrates new avenues for the handmade in contemporary culture. The exhibition runs July 19, 2012 through February 3, 2013. In addition Shawn was just included in a new book identifying the best new artists coming out of Texas by June Mattingly.
A link to the exhibition at the Smithsonian is here.