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Mike Smith Named as Finalist in Smithsonian Portrait Competition

Watauga, Tennessee, 2014 © Mike Smith
ETSU photography professor Mike Smith was recently named as a finalist in this year's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Smith was one of 43 artists selected for the exhibition which will run from March 12, 2016 to January 8, 2017 and will feature works in painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. Along with key members of the Smithsonian staff, guest jurors Dawoud Bey, Jerry Saltz, Helen Molesworth, and John Valadez selected the finalists from more than 2,500 entries this year.

Other notable photographers in the exhibition are Paul D'Amato, Jess Dugan, Claire Beckett, Jessica Todd Harper, Dave Jordano and Cynthia Henebry.