Allen L. Smith

b. 1985, OR, USA

Education

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Visual Art and Multiple Subjects – Southern Oregon University, Magna cum Laude, 2012
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2D Studio – Abilene Christian University, Summa cum Laude, 2009

Professional/Affiliations

  • Logos Charter School: Fine Arts Lead Instructor; 2012-present
  • Studio Art Practice: Painting and Drawing,  2009-present
  • i-Contact, artist discussion group: Founding Artist/Lead Organizer; 2015-present
  • Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, OR: Gallery Exhibition Committee (Volunteer) Member; 2011-present
  • Young Artist Institute, Southern Oregon University: Head Resident/Assistant Director: 2015-16

Awards

  • Rookie Art Educator of the Year, Oregon Art Education Association, 2014
  • W. Patton Award, ACU Art Department, 2009
  • University Scholar, ACU, 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Big Country Art Association Competition, 2009
  • Merit Award for excellence in painting, ACU, 2009
  • 2nd Place, “Solely Art” Competition, TASA, 2009
  • Honorable Mention, BCAA Competition, 2008
  • 2nd Place, Intercollegiate Student Competition, CCA, 2008
  • Merit Award for excellence in painting, ACU, 2008

Residencies

  • Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, CA,  June 27 – July 6, 2017
  • Contemporary Artists Center Woodside, Troy, NY, January 2010

Solo Shows

  • Considering the Noumenal, 30 North Gallery, 30 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501, May 13-14, 2017
  • Open Studio: Work and Progress, 34 N. Central Ave, Medford OR. Feb 26, 2017
  • Noumenon, Southern Oregon University CVA Galleries, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520, February 24 – March 24, 2017
  • Noumenon: Paradoxical Intention, Manley Art Center & Gallery, 433 Oak St. Brookings, OR, August 30 – September 26, 2016
  • Open Studio: New Paintings, 34 N. Central Ave, Medford OR.  August 29, 2015

Juried Shows

  • Rogue Valley Biennial, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, June 1 – July 27, 2017
  • Progress, 30 North Gallery, 30 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501, March 10-11, 2017
  • Beyond the Demos IX: Oregon Artists Who Teach, Juried by Amanda Recker, ALT Creative Studio, 30775 SW Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville, OR, Oct 1 – Nov 1, 2014
  • Rogue Valley Biennial, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G Street, Grants Pass, OR, Mar 1 – Apr 26, 2013
  • Rogue Valley Biennial “Art of Our Time,” Jurors Bruce Bayard, Cody Bustamante, and Ann DiSalvo; Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, OR, Feb 18 – Mar 31, 2011
  • BCAA Juried Art Competition (honorable mention), Juror Rolando Diaz – Cockerell Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street Abilene, TX, Nov 6-Dec 11, 2009
  • 31st Annual Student Art Competition (merit award), Shore Art Gallery, ACU Campus Abilene, TX, Apr 17, 2009
  • TASA “Solely Art” Juried Art Competition, (2nd place) Juror Mary McCleary – Gypsy Ted Gallery, 2117 Hunt St, Abilene, TX, Mar 28, 2009
  • BCAA Juried Art Competition (honorable mention) Juror Russell Ellison – Cockerell Gallery 1133 N. 2nd Street Abilene, TX, Nov 7-Dec 12, 2008
  • Intercollegiate Student Art Competition (2nd place) Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress St. Abilene, TX, Nov 2008
  • 30th Annual Student Art Competition (merit award) Shore Art Gallery, ACU Campus, Abilene, TX, Apr 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Novelty Fun Pack, Pratt Studio Galleries, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201, Feb 26 – Mar 6, 2017
  • Men At (Art)Work (3 person show), Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR,  Jan 11 – Feb 17, 2017
  • Interpretations of Self: Annual Members’ Exhibition, Rogue Gallery and Art Center 40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, OR,  Nov 22 – Dec 20, 2013
  • Smaller than a Breadbox: 2011 Members’ Show, Rogue Gallery and Art Center 40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR,  Nov 11 – Dec 23, 2011
  • Emergence (invitation group show), Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR,  May 7-Jun 5, 2010
  • Printmaking 2009 (invitation group show), Cockerell Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street, Abilene, TX,  Jul 9-Aug 5, 2009
  • Retrospect (group senior show), Cockerell Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street, Abilene, TX,  Apr 9-May 2, 2009
  • Traditions Renditions (group print show), Cockerell Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street, Abilene, TX, Aug 2008
  • Student Cameo Show (group show), Cockerell Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street, Abilene, TX, Mar 2008

Talks

  • Southern Oregon Society of Artists: Guest Critic, Feb 2016
  • Panelist Artist (1 of 3): Abstraction vs. Realism, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, July 9, 2016

Performances

  • Art Walk Performance Painting, Middleford Alley, Medford, OR, Oct 2015
  • Valentine’s Day Live Performance Painting, World Famous Bean, ACU Campus, Abilene, TX, Feb 14, 2009

Miscellaneous

  • Art Walk – Medford OR, open studio visits by appointment

Collections

  • Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, ACU – Abilene, TX
  • Hardin Administration Building, ACU – Abilene, TX
  • Christopher and Bridgett Van Ness – Medford, OR
  • Craig Johnson – Medford, OR
  • Brenda Bender – Abilene, TX
  • Eric Connors – Medford, OR
  • Al and Judy Scott – Abilene, TX
  • Brad and Molly Rupert – Redding, CA
  • Tim and Nancy Egan – Medford, OR
  • Matt and Suzy Memeo – Sacramento, CA
  • Cassie Zimmerer – Medford, OR
  • Hilary Zamudio and Sam Scharf – Medford, OR









































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