Jo-an's paintings and jewelry have been exibited for almost 40 years at Cutter Gallery in Las Cruces, NM. The Cutters and Jo-an have partnered for over fifteen of Jo-an's one- woman shows.
Smith has resided in New Mexico since 1972. She received her MA in Art specializing in Metalwork from New Mexico State University. A Distinguished Member of the Society of Goldsmiths, she is also a painter, and her work in both mediums is collected nationally and internationally. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in American Women.