News, Exhibitions, & Updates


What a great pleasure it has been to meet with the artists of Ground Floor Contemporary, and to be their guest curator for this year’s group exhibition, Connections. Exhibiting artist are Sarah Jeanne Adkins, Sara Garden Armstrong, Florence Blair, Catherine Cabaniss, Patty B. Driscoll, Elizabeth Marie Farr, Catharine Friend, Anita Gómez-Ronderos, Melanie Grinney, Darius Hill, Barbara Hirschowitz, Daisie Hoitsma, Julian Jackson, Leah Karol, Elaine Kinnaird, Tara Stallworth Lee, Claire LeSar, Tracie Noles-Ross, Jimmy Nunn, Jr., Miriam Norris Omura, Emily Rice, Rae Trimmier, Susan Vitali, Ashley Wingo, Mary Grace Wolnski.


April 4- 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday April 4, 5-7:30pm‬

Ground Floor Contemporary
111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours: ‪Sun 1-4pm or by appointment


Gallery Talks:
Sunday, April 7 at 2pm, Ground Floor. Curator, Ty Smith will discuss the exhibition and work on view.
Sunday, April 14 at 2pm, Second Floor. Curator, Ty Smith will discuss the exhibition and work on view.
Sunday, April 14 at 2pm, Third Floor, 21st Project Space. Curator, Tara Stallworth Lee will discuss the exhibition and work on view.

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Of Weight and Breath

I am thrilled to share information on an upcoming show I have co-curated with artist, Christina Renfer Vogel for Nashville’s East Side Project Space. "Of Weight and Breath" is a show that brings together beautiful work by painters I deeply respect, Brett Baker (Raleigh, NC), Susanna Coffey (New York, NY), Clare Grill (Queens, NY), and Ellen Siebers (New York, NY).

Brett Baker
Susanna Coffey
Clare Grill
Ellen Siebers


April 7 - 28, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday April 7, 6-9pm‬

East Side Project Space / Packing Plant
507 Hagan Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Hours: ‪W-Sat 1-6pm‬ / ‪Sun 1-4pm


Gallery Talk: Saturday, April 14 at 2pm. Join curators Christina Renfer Vogel and Ty Smith to take part in a conversation about the work on view.

Press Release

  Image: Clare Grill, “Mary M” 2016, oil on paper, 19 x 15 inches /  image file

  Image: Clare Grill, “Mary M” 2016, oil on paper, 19 x 15 inches / image file





Studio Sale 2017

All works for SALE are 50, 100, 200, or $300.

All works are unframed.

Shipping is a flat fee of $10, via USPS.

Payment may be made through Venmo, Paypal, or check by mail.

If you would like additional images of the work, or if you have any questions, please use the Contact form, with a reference to the inventory number provided in the description of each work.

I will accept returns given there is no damage or change to the work. The buyer is responsible for the return of the work. 

For information and pricing on my portfolio work, please inquiry using the Contact form, and I will forward a current price list.


To view works: Studio Sale 2017

Structure for Seeing

Jürgen Tarrash & Ty Smith / Two Person Exhibition

January 6 - 26, 2017

Opening Reception: January 13, from 6-8pm 

Durbin Gallery at 
Birmingham-Southern College

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

Hours: Mon-Fri / 8:30-4:30 pm


Opening reception will be held in the gallery on Friday, January 13, from 6-8 pm. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public. For more information please visit



National Juried Show 2016

I am pleased to share I will be exhibiting one painting with the Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried Show, Juror: Jennifer Samet. A Gallery Talk by the juror and Awards Presentation will take place Sunday, September 18th at 2:00pm, Oxford Arts Alliance.


September 16 - October 14, 2016

National Juried Show 2016
Oxford Arts Alliance
38 South Third Street
Oxford, PA 19363

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Untitled, oil and charcoal on canvas, 20 x 18 inches, 2015