Located in beautiful La Quinta, California, Sm'ART Studio is a working studio where everyone is welcome to create, learn, and play in a warm, positive place. We offer individual classes in glass painting, etched glass and fused glass art. We also offer space for artists to teach and sell their unique and "outside the box" art such as mixed media and assemblage art. Please stop by our gallery store which includes jewelry, paintings, glassware and assemblage art. Sm'ART Studio is also the distributor of Bullseye Glass, available for sale.
Kathy O'Keefe, Owner
My passion for glass started at a very early age. I would collect sea glass and incorporate it in all of my "Art projects". I attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington after a few years at the University of Washington. During my early years of marriage and having children I became an Artist Representative for artists from both east and west coasts. I also worked at O’Keefe and Partners, a retained executive search firm. Working with them helped me recognize talent. I became involved with a non-profit art studio in 2010 and my long lost “working with glass” passion was ignited again. I met Alana Marston at this studio and immediately saw what a talented artist and business woman she was. We have teamed up to bring something different to the desert and share our joy and passion.
Alana Marston, Partner
At this point in my life I am so lucky to be able to follow my passion. I started my career at Nordstrom managing fine jewelry. Then I moved on to bank management, years of public service and owning my own businesses. I realized that my real love was doing something creative and was given a chance to manage a non-profit art studio. While managing the studio and teaching many classes, I found that glass fusing was my real passion. I also knew there was a need in our desert to help the local artists show and sell their work. Kathy and I are happy to be able to provide a space that can accomplish this opportunity for the community.