David Webster Smith works in the San Francisco Bay on a tugboat as an engineer, pushing and pulling ships around one of the largest ports in the U.S. For three decades previous, he was a ‘hook and line’ commercial fisherman, leading him in and out of just about every port on the west coast, from Monterey, California, to Westport, Washington. His photography has been published in guidebooks like Moon Handbooks: Nicaragua, and Living Abroad in Costa Rica, and in periodicals such as AFAR, Hakai, the Los Angeles Times,  and the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is a recent profile of him from Soundings Magazine.

Recent Exhibitions

“Coastal” juried exhibition – ArtWorksDowntown, 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA                                                      Juror: Elia Haworth, April -June 2019 – San Rafael, CA

Infinity Towers Exhibition – April-July, 2019 – 333 Main Street, San Francisco, CA

“Textures and Patterns” juried exhibition – San Francisco Women Artists Gallery                                                                Juror: Deborah Corsini, April – May 2019 – San Francisco, CA

“World of Abstraction” juried exhibition – Jurors Choice – San Francisco Women Artists Gallery                                   Juror: Anne Herbst, January – Feb 2019 – San Francisco, CA

“Chromatic Awards” International Color Photography Exhibition – Abstract Honorable Mention – December 2018

Vibrant Vision Irving Street Art Banners – Juror: Matt Burns. Fall 2018/19 – 7th and Irving Street, San Francisco, CA

“Vibrant Vision” juried exhibition – San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
 Juror: Matt McKinley. October – November 2018 – San Francisco, CA                          

“San Francisco Bay International Photo Show” juried exhibition – Silver Medal Award – ACCI Gallery
Jurors: Debra Klomp Ching, Aline Smithson, and David Garnick – September 2018 – Berkeley, CA

“Patterns” juried exhibition – San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
Juror: Judy Shintani. July – August 2018 – San Francisco, CA

“Exposed 2018” juried exhibition – Marin Society of Artists
Juror: Susan Snyder. May 2018 – San Rafael, CA

“Purely Abstract” juried exhibition – Healdsburg Center for the Arts; received top prize and Award of Excellence.
 Jurors: Jerrold Ballaine and Satri Pencak.  May 2018 – Healdsburg, CA

“World of Abstractions” juried exhibition – San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
Juror: James Bazydola. April 2018 – San Francisco, CA

“Down to the Waterline”  solo exhibition – February-April 2018 – 540 Club, San Francisco, CA