Allison V. Smith
Island House. August 2009. Vinalhaven, Maine
7×7" image on 8×10" paper
La Reunion TX (LRTX), an emerging artist residency program situated on a thirty-five acre plot of urban forest in Dallas, nurtures and inspires artists in the creation of new work. Since 2006, LRTX’s outdoor gallery and studio space has served local artists and students in cooperative efforts with the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Museum of Art, KERA's Art & Seek, The Student Conservation Association and through outreach programs such as Art Chicas Unidas and the Environmental Art Program. LRTX's initiatives fulfill the idea that "the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress." LRTX seeks to transform our community through art and create lasting social change in Dallas. La Reunion TX is a 501(c)3.
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Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she’s been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith’s portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. The photographer wanders the world with her red Hasselblad and her two yellow Labs—Bucks and Daisy. They patiently ride to Marfa with Smith several times a year, Maine once a year, and wherever else the work takes them (37 states so far). Smith’s work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston and private collections in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Moscow. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.