Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Gregory Smith

Artist's Statement

I discovered my calling in kindergarten, when we joined in show and tell. I realized I wanted to be storyteller. And eventually, I became one: in words, pictures and movies. My gallery offerings reflect my pursuit of light, composition and moments that define places, people, animals and ideas. It's a lifelong journey, and I invite you to come along. Most of my pictures are available in a variety of sizes up to 24x36, and even larger for special applications, on a variety of papers, canvases and other strata. I carefully prepare digital files for all prints. And I print up to 13x9 inches myself with the latest archival photographic inks and papers.


  • 2015 and 2016 SAG calendar
  • 2015 SAG Holiday Show, first and third places
  • Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council, an NGO of the United Nations
  • Joseph Costa Award from the National Press Photographers Association
  • Southern Lens Award at the Beaufort International Film Festival (for "Keeping the May River Wild")
  • Best of ASMP award for "Keeping the May River Wild"
  • Lowcountry Art award from the Art Market at Honey Horn (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)
  • 1st and 2nd place in Day in the Life of Hilton Head
  • Juried into Elizabeth Verner Arts Award showcase (South Carolina) for two years
  • Juried into the Southeast Wildlife Exposition for two years
  • Member of S.C. Approved Artists Roster (for school arts residencies)
  • Outstanding master's candiate in Journalism at Ohio University
  • Former national board member and committee chairman, NPPA
  • Former state leader for ASMP