Pauline Hudel Smith
Pauline Hudel-Smith has 35 years of design, fine art, and educational experience. Pauline received a Master of Fine Arts from Texas A & M and has held teaching positions at the University of Texas – Arlington, Collin, and Richland Colleges.
In addition, Pauline has exhibited her work in a number of juried, invitational, and one-person shows - Internationally in China, Belgium, South Africa, Mexico, Italy, and nationally in 23 states and including San Francisco, Boulder, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn, Wichita, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Saint Louis, Santa Fe, and Houston.
Pauline has won numerous awards including multiple gold, silver, and bronze awards from the United Design Alliance International Design Awards, a Grand Apex Award and an Apex Award of Excellence, a Platinum and two Gold Hermes Creative Awards, a Light Bulb Award from the DSVC, a Special Judges Award - Best in Category and multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation.
My current work is called “Dissent”, defined as political and socially driven visuals designed to communicate and are a direct reaction to the current national discourse. Assimilating art/design into the culture can create meaningful citizen engagement and encourage a sense of belonging in communities. Artists/designers have a special skill set to strategize, problem solves, and innovate, providing visual solutions for positive social impact. My work concentrates on the catalytic role
of art/design, and how visual messages communicate ideas and connect with audiences. A portion of my work is devoted to underrepresented groups who are also underrepresented by art/design.