About me

 

Education: Economist

Profession: Jeweler , Artist

Interest: Art, Kayaking, Photography, Tennis, Clocks, Antiques

Jerry Smietanka was born in Warsaw, Poland. He grew up on the banks of the Wisla River where he developed a fascination with flowing waters and deep love for the outdoors.

He began painting watercolors in High School. After College, he opened a silversmith studio and making jewelry became his career. In 1987, before collapse of the Berlin Wall, he immigrated to New York.

 In 1989, a sailing vacation in South Florida changed his life again, he moved

up there few years later. Surrounded by beautiful waters, wildlife, sun drenched beaches he

rediscovered his passion for watercolors. He has studied with acclaimed local artist Carolyn

Moline and joined Gold Coast Watercolor Society. He has been painting with oils for the past

decade, wanting to imbue the tropics with even more vibrant colors and textures

 

          Exhibitions/Juried Shows

  2016 Juno Beach Town Gallery, Fl/Solo Exhibit - Dec.9/2016 - Feb.7/2017

  2016 Nat'l Small Oil Painting Exhibition,Wichita KS

  2016 10th National Art Exhibit, Punta Gorda

  2015 Broward Art Guild /Human Exhibit

  2014 Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club

         2013 Victoria Park Art Show, Ft.Lauderdale

         2012 Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Reach 

         2012 City of Parkland/Solo Show

         2011 City Hall of Hollywood, Florida    

         2011 Sugar Sand Pk. Waterscapes, Boca Raton

         2011Greight Spaces Open Gallery, Pompano Beach

         2010 Inverrary Association Art Competition

         2010 Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club

         2009 Oakland Park Library/ One Man Show

         2008 Anne Kolbe Nature Ctr. Hollywood

         2007 Art Florida'07 Gallery of Unknown Artist, Hollywood

         2006 Broward Art Guild, Wilton Manors

         2005 Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, Auction for Hurricane Katrina's Victims

         2004 Coral Springs Museum of Art

         2003 Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

         2002 Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach

Affiliations:

Cultural Arts Committee City of Pompano Beach

Plein Air Florida,

Hillsboro Lighthouse Museum