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Portfolio of
 Elizabeth Apgar-Smith 

Schoharie, NY
United States

Media Type(s):
    Oils & Acrylics

e-Mail Artist

Galleries in Portfolio:

Faithful Labors exhibition
Miscellaneous Prints
Prints (Faithful Labors Exhibition)

Interview with Artist


The Pepper Pickers


Elizabeth Apgar-Smith works in oil, pastel and watercolor. She has won numerous regional and national awards, been profiled in both American Artist and The Artists Magazine, and seen her work featured in six different books on technique. She maintains a gallery and teaching studio in the village of Schoharie, NY.


Skidmore College, B.S. Art Education (1975)

Continued study in painting with:
W.B. Romeling
Tom Nicholas
Charles Movali

Skip Lawrence
Milford Zornes
Charles Sovek

Zigmund Jankowski
Gerald Brommer
Woodstock School of Art

Frank Webb
Christopher Schink
Zhang Hong Nian

Serge Hollerbach
Dominic Di Stefano
Lois Woolley

Solo Shows
Oakroom Artists Gallery, Schenectady, NY '02

The Stedman Gallery, Latham, NY '01

The South Shore Art Gallery, Little Falls, NY ‘00

The Mural Gallery, Stamford, NY ‘00

The Catskill Center Erp Gallery, Arkville, NY ‘99

The Shellnut Gallery, PRI, Troy, NY ‘99

Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY ‘98

Picture Perfect Art Gallery, Canajoharie, NY ‘97

Colonie Town Library Gallery, Latham, NY ‘97

Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery, Canajoharie, NY ‘94

Dogtail Fine Art Gallery, Wingdale, NY ‘93

Grosvernor Gallery, State College at Cobleskill, NY ‘93

Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont ‘92

The Hudson Gallery, Hudson, NY ‘92

State University College at Oneonta, NY ‘92

The Wellesley Hotel Gallery, 1, 000 Island Park, NY ’91, ’93, ‘95

2 person shows – Oak Room Gallery, Unitarian Society, Schenectady, NY ’98, ’95, ‘93

Selected Awards and Juried Shows
Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge, NY (Adirondack Express Award) ‘99

Pastel Society of America National Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC ’96 (Award), ’97 (Award), ’98, ’99, ’00, ‘01

American Watercolor Society National Exhibition – Salmagundi Club, 5th Ave., NYC ’96, ‘99

The American Artists Professional League National Exhibition – Salmagundi Club, NYC ‘96

Winsor & Newton Ltd. Edition Collector Calendar Selectee ‘94

The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition ’92 (2nd in Landscape), ’94 Cover Competition Golden Circle

Munson Williams Proctor Institute 40th Watercolor Exhibition – Utica, NY

Frederick Remington Art Museum Watercolor Exhibition, Ogdensbury, NY

Northeast Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Goshen, NY – ’92 (Richard VanTieghem Memorial Award); ’93 (Times Herald Record Award); ‘94(Edith Pelin Award); ’96 (NEWS Award), ’97 (NEWS Award); ’98 (American Frame Award); ’99 (Award)

Adirondack Park Centennial Watercolor Exhibition (Silver Bay Association Award) – included in traveling exhibit

10th International Juried Exhibit of Pastels, Watchung Art Center, NJ (Julia Lucille Award)

15th Annual Non-member Salmagundi Art Exhibition, NYC – (Merit Award)

Pruyn House Annual Juried Exhibition Latham, NY – ’91 (Best of Show), ’92 (Best of Show), ’93 (Best of Show)

Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY – Stockade Award Winner – ’90, ’91, ’93, ‘95

Cooperstown Art Association’s 56th Annual National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY – (Rotary Club Award) ’92 (Merit Award) ‘97

9th International Juried Exhibit of Pastels – Pen & Brush Gallery, NYC

National Small Works Exhibition ’91 – Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY (Award Winner)


Juried Member:

Northeast Watercolor Society

The Pastel Society of America

Oakroom Artists – capital district professional artists


Schoharie County Arts Council (board member)

Colonie Art League

Work Published in:

Painting the Effects of Weather by Patricia Seligman, Quarto Publishing, London, England ‘92

Texture: How to Draw it, How to Paint it by Martin Davidson, Quarto Publishing London, England ‘93

Trees, Flowers & Foliage by Patricia Seligman, Quarto Publishing ‘94

100 Great Watercolor Tips by Miranda Fellows, Quarto Publishing ‘94

The Artist’s Magazine – December ‘92, August ‘94

Winsor & Newton Limited Edition Collector’s Calendar ‘94

Capture the Charm of Your Hometown in Watercolor by Frank Loudin, North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio ’98 (guest artist)

American Artist Magazine Feature artist – the pastel page – May ‘99

Featured artist on WNYT's "Backroads" segment


Faithful Labors, an homage to Schoharie County family farms, is an ongoing touring exhibition that has appeared at Wellington's Herb & Spice Farm gallery, The Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, The Rensselaerville Institute, The Old Forge Arts Center, & The Smithy-Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown.


The Apgar-Smith Gallery, Schoharie, NY

The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

Picture Perfect Gallery, Canajoharie, NY

ArtWorks Gallery, Cobleskill, NY

All About Frames, Cobleskill, NY


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