Keira Boertzel-Smith Cut-Paper Art


Custom Family Portraits and Scenes ‖ Note Cards ‖ Exhibitions ‖ Sales Events


Over 50 nationwide commissions with business generated 100%

through repeat high-end customers and referrals


Sales Events:

  • Montclair High School Holiday Bazaar, Montclair, NJ December 2016
  • Artists Holiday Boutique, Montclair, NJ, November 2007 - 2013
  • Montclair Pop Up Store, Montclair, NJ, December 2013
  • Rock Paper Scissors Holiday Boutique, Montclair, NJ, December 2010 - 2012
    • Local Boutique Shops that have carried my work: Rock Paper Scissors, Chalk Farm, Montclair Paperie, Rabbit Rabbit, Watchung Booksellers, and Vintage Alley, Montclair and Verona, NJ 2007 - 2012
    • Art Fairs: Montclair Cooperative School “Annual Holiday Shopping Fair”, Montclair, NJ, “The Creative Women’s Collective”, Glen Ridge, NJ Saint Barnabas’ “October Tails Event” Verona, NJ, Montclair Farmers’ Market, Montclair, NJ, September - December 2008



  • NJ State Bar Association Juried Art Show, New Brunswick , NJ, September 2014
  • Studio Montclair’s 16th Annual Members Exhibition, Montclair, January 2014
  • St Catherine of Bologna, Patron of the Arts Association, Ridgewood, NJ, March 2013
  • Studio Montclair’s 15th Annual Members Exhibition, Montclair, January 2013
  • NCJW “Refocus on Art”, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, April 2012
  • Studio Montclair Block Gallery Group Exhibition “Animals”, Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ, March 2010Nandi School of Art Group Exhibition “A New Season”, Nandi Studio, Montclair, NJ , September, 2006
    • Studio Montclair Solo Exhibition “The People I Have Seen. The People I Have Been.”, Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ, May 2009
    • Montclair Arts Council - Montclair Gallery Walk “A Little Night Art III.” Studio Montclair Solo Exhibition, Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ, May 2009
    • Studio Montclair Summer Salon “What’s New” Members’ Exhibition, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ, June 2007, 2008, & 2009


Combining Art & Business - Call for Art Entries                        

  • Created and managed a Call for Art Entries for the New Jersey Psychological Association’s NJ Psychologist journal cover, West Orange, March 2012


Business Signage:

  • Business advertisement, Ferguson Dental Associates, Montclair, NJ, 2012
  • Program advertisement, Making Books Sing, New York, NY, 2011
  • Custom business logo, signage, and artwork- The Chocolate Path, Montclair, NJ, July 2006


Publicity and Awards:

  • “Honorable Mention” NJ State Bar Association Juried Art Show, New Brunswick , NJ, September 2014
    • “Honorable Mention” St Catherine of Bologna, Patron of the Arts Association, Ridgewood, NJ, March 2013
    • Verona/Cedar Grove Times article “It’s Time to Duck, Mingle” by Joe Olivier, August 14, 2008
    • Winner of the cover art contest for Montclair Townscape, Spring 2007
    • Montclair Times Article “Paint, Cut, and Glue” by Joan Finn, October 26, 2006


   Community Contributions:

  • Donations - Montclair Lacrosse Ball, National Council of Jewish Women, Red Cross, Family Service League, Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, Montclair Lacrosse, Glenfield Middle School, Montclair Community Pre-K, Watchung Elementary School, Glenfield and Mt Hebron Middle Schools, NJ, 2005 - 2017
  • Verona Chamber of Commerce “Ducks in a Row” - cut paper art decoration of a fiberglass duck for the Verona business district, Verona, NJ, September 2008


 Visiting Artist

  • Art of Healing Program - Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, November 2010 - May 2011
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