About the Artist

Jennifer L. Smith designs handmade art-to-wear jewelry. She enjoys working in wire, precious metal clay, fiber and semi-precious gemstones. She won a Bronze Medal Award in Fire Mountain’s Pearls 2011 Contest and was a finalist in the 2011 and 2012 Bead Star Contests. She loves to show her work at outdoor art festivals. Her artwork has been exhibited at Corpus Christi Creative Connections and the Art Center of Corpus Christi. She draws inspiration from nature when designing her handmade art-to-wear and mixed media artwork. Her copper and gemstone flowers are featured in both necklaces and wall hangings. Jennifer's jewelry design business is called, "Laurelynn."

Jennifer studied English, Rhetoric and Composition (MA) and English, Technical and Professional Writing (BA) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She has been a professional educator in the area of English Language Arts and Reading since 1999.


JURIED ART FESTIVALS:
*Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts 2011
*Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts 2012
*Art Jamboree, Art Center of Corpus Christi 2012
*Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts 2013
*Rockport Art Festival 2013
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2013
*Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts 2014
*Port A Art Fest 2014
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2014
*Port A Art Fest 2015
*Galveston ARToberFEST 2015
*Kerrville Festival of the Arts 2015
*Salado Festival of the Arts 2015
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2015
*Port A Art Fest 2016
*Kerrville Festival of the Arts 2016
*Rockport Art Festival 2016
*Arts Alive! in Corpus Christi 2016
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2016
*Port A Art Fest 2017
*Kerrville Festival of the Arts 2017
*Rockport Art Festival 2017
*Arts Alive! in Corpus Christi 2017
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2017
*Port A Art Fest 2018
*Rockport Art Festival 2018
*Arts Alive! in Corpus Christi 2018
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2018
*Port A Art Fest 2019
*Arts Alive! in Corpus Christi 2019
*Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2019

JURIED ART EXHIBITS:
*Going Green Exhibit, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, March 25-April 25, 2011, "Petrified Forest Copper Cuff"

*The Independents Show 2011, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, July 1-July 31, 2011, "Persephone"

*The Independents Show 2011, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, July 1-July 31, 2011, "Arachne the Weaver"

*Dimension XXXIX exhibit, Art Center of Corpus Christi, October 1-October 30, 2011, "Copper Quilt: An American Sampler"

*Corpus Christi Creative Connections Gallery, Merriman-Bobys House in Heritage Park, March 2012 Artwalk exhibit, "Persephone" & "Copper Quilt: An American Sampler"

*The Independents Show 2012, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, July 6-July 29, 2012, "Celia"

*The Independents Show 2012, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, July 6-July 29, 2012, "Demeter"

*Dimension XL exhibit, Art Center of Corpus Christi, October 2012, "Perennial" HONORABLE MENTION

*The Independents Show 2014, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, July 2-July 27, 2014, "Storybook"

*The Independents Show 2014, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Meadows Gallery, July 2-July 27, 2014, "Epilogue"

CONTESTS:
*Bead Star 2011 Contest Finalist, Crystal Category, "Dulcinea Crystal Bracelet"

*BRONZE MEDAL WINNER 2011 Fire Mountain Gem and Beads' Pearls, Organic Beads or Clay Jewelry-Making Contest, "Pearls of the Journey Cuff"

*Bead Star 2012 Contest Finalist, Ceramics Category, "Sand & Sun Bracelet"

GIFT SHOPS & BOUTIQUES:
*Artists' Nook & Gallery, 2011-2012

*Corpus Christi Creative Connections Gift Shop, February 2012-2015

*Studio C Gift Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, 2013, 2014 rotating, Art Center of Corpus Christi

*Island Made Art, Jewelry Artist, 2013-present, Port Aransas, Texas

*MOSAIC, Jewelry Artist, December 2013-March 2014, Lamar Park, Corpus Christi, Texas

*Youga Yoga Studios Gift Shop, 2014-2016, Heritage Park, Corpus Christi, Texas

*Art Museum of South Texas Gift Shop, 2015-present, Corpus Christi, Texas

*Signed Sealed Delivered, 2018-present, Orange Grove, Texas

*Blue Moon Vintage, 2019-present, Corpus Christi, Texas (Calallen/Annaville/Tuloso area)

*Natural Elements & Spiritual Things Shoppe, 2019, Corpus Christi, Texas


MEDIA:
*Listed in Fire Mountain's "Jewelry Artists" http://www.firemountaingems.com/jewelryartists/jewelryartists_bio.asp?docid=SMITHJ

*TRUNK SHOW REVIEW BY TEJANA MADE

*American Towns

*Sparkly Ladies blog Featured Designer

Jennifer L. Smith filed a trademark application with the USPTO for the name "Laurelynn" on July 13, 2016. It was registered on April 4, 2017.