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Gallery 114, Guest Artist, New Works,Portland, June 2014
Hope Mural Project, Donald E Long, Portland, 2011
Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, June 2009, 2007, 2006
At Freedom’s Door, PNCA, Portland, 2008
Reed College, Kaul Auditorium, Portland, 2007
Alysia Duckler, Portland, 2004, 2002, 2000
Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, 1999
Quaratersaw Gallery, Portland, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
University of Oregon, Evelyn Kraus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon, 1995
Wentz Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland,1994
Temple University Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, 1994, 1990, 1989
School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993
55 Mercer, New York, New York, 1992
Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1989
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, 1989
Fremont Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1988

Highlights of the Lewis Museum, BWI, Baltimore, Maryland 2013
Oregon Public Broadcasting Artbeat Alumni, Portland, 2014
Race: Are We So Different, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, 2012
Wall of Heritage Walls of Pride African American Mural Exhibit, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, 11/10 – 2/11
Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, At Freedom’s Door, Baltimore, Maryland 2/07–11/07
Maryland Historical Society Museum, At Freedom’s Door, Baltimore, Maryland, 2/07-1/08
A Fifteen Year Survey of Baltimore Art, Artscape, curated by George Ciscle, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1995
Northwest Vision, The American University of Rome, Italy, 1995
Gli Amici di SACI, Florence, Italy, 1995
"Variations of Vision", Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1993
"Five Baltimore Artists", Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, 1993
"Works on Paper", Rockville Art Center, Maryland; curated by Grace Hartigan, 1993
"Spring 1993 Juried Exhibition", School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993
"Figure as Subject", Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, 1993
"Mixing it Up: Art Reacts to Society", School 33 Art Center; curated by Eleanor Hartney, 1992
Tribute to African American History, Kromah Gallery, Baltimore; curated by Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., 1992

"Arvie Smith at Alysia Duckler", Artweek, (cover; pg.25), 9/04.
"Tracing the Journey", Artweek, Lois Allen, 4/22/90.
"Black Eyed Susan", documentary video of Arvie Smith, Mary Avalon, '89.
"Art Choice", Willamette Week, Portland, Bernardo Barden, Portland, Oregon , 6/4/90.
"Colors and Perspectives", Willamette Week, Bernardo Barden, 1/19/89.
"Art Critic's Choice", Oregonian, Portland, Randy Bragg, 6/28/90.
"Laudable art work struggles to some how share'Vision'",The Sun, Baltimore, John Dorsey,10/93.
"Fivefold Power Joins' Hands'", The Sun, John Dorsey, 10/23/93.
"At School 33; forcing viewers to confront issues of race", Maryland Alive, The Sun, John Dorsey, 6/11/93.
("You Better Dance Now If You Gwinter Dance a Tall" reproduced)
"Variety in clear 'View' at UMBC annual exhibit", The Sun, John Dorsey, 5/3/93.
Seven Artist Show Works That React to Society", The Sun, John Dorsey, Baltimore, 12/24/91.
"Variations gives viewers lots to ponder", Howard County Times, Mike Guliano, 10/14/93.
"Life in a Fishbowl: Subtle Stuff and Blatant Barbs at School 33", City Paper, Baltimore, Mike Giuliano, 6/25/93.
"Arvie Smith at 55 Mercer", Art in America, Eleanor Hartney, Jan. 1993. (reproduction of Two Eves)
"Mixing it up: Art React to Society", Eleanor Hartney (exhibition curator and author of promotional) 1991.
"Whores and angels", Arts, Entertainment, Etcetera, Welcomat, Philadelphia, Andrew Mangravite, 1/12/94.
"Great Art in the Big Easy", Southern Living, New Orleans, Julia Reed, 9/1999.
D.K.’s Hot Sheet, "Arvie Smith’s version of The Scream," 9/04.
"Race in Your Face", Oregonian, DK Row, 6/19/06.
"A Discomforting Collection", A&E, Oregonian, D.K.Row, 6/11/04
Critiques choice, A&E, Oregonian, D.K. Row, 5/17/2002
"Where color and story collide", Oregonian, Terry Ross, 9/16/94.
"Nudes in electric colors bare painter's boldness", Oregonian, D.K. Row, May 17, 2002.
"Gritty narrative vigorously draw in high-key color", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edward Sozanski, 2/4/94.
"Visions that Invigorate the Mind", The Washington Post, Mary McCoy, 10/14/93.
"The African-American Artist: A Portland Close-Up", video, Portland Public Schools, 1989.
"Art with something to say at School 33...", City Paper, Baltimore, Carol Wood, Baltimore, Vol. 16 No. 2, 1992.
"Tell Mama All About It", City Paper, Baltimore, reproduced, Vol. 15, No. 51, 1991.

Artist Talk, Portland Art Museum, 12/2013 Oregon Arts Summit, Speaker, 10/2012 Wall of Heritage Walls of Pride African American Mural Exhibit, Lecture, Portland Community College, 2010.
Regional Arts and Culture Council Mural Commission, Juvenile Justice Center, Portland, Oregon, 2007-2009, Lectures: Summer 2009.
KMHD radio interview, Portland, Oregon, June 1, 2009.
Art Beat, PCC, Sylvania and Cascade Campuses, Portland, Oregon, lectures and painting class May 11 and 13, 2009.
Humanities Series on Social Justice, lecturer, Columbia George Community College, Hood River, April 23, 2008.
Open Studios Juror, Portland, March 23, 2008.
Pacific Northwest College of Art, At Freedom’s Door, Lecture, Feb 13, 2008.
KoFalen, Mali Cultural Center, board member, 2006- present.
At Freedom’s Door, Maryland Institute of Art, Reginald Lewis Museum, Maryland Historical Society, Artist in Residence, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005-2007.
Self Enhancement Incorporated, Resident Artist and teacher, 1994 – present.
Reed College, public lecture on exhibition, March 2007.
Caldera, Resident Artist, summers 2005, 2006.
Oregon Art Beat, OPB, featured artist, February 2008, June 2006, June 2003, Fall 2001.
Joy of Struggle, Lecturer, Reed College, March, 1999, 1997.
Speaking of Art, PNCA, September, 1997
Spirit of the Northwest, Channel 2 TV, Featured Artist, Portland, Oregon Sept. 9, 1994.
Mural Project, Capitol Renovation Project, Juror, Salem, Oregon, 1994.
Art Quake, Juror, Fine Arts Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, 1994.
KBOO, artist talk show, Guest Artist, Lois Allen, Oct., 1993, Julia Bernard, Feb, 2008, 2006, 2004 Sept., 1994.
Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop Series, University of Oregon Dept. of Fine Arts, Lecturer, 5/19/94.
Speaking of Art, Pacific Northwest, College of Art, Lecturer, 12/8/93.
Speaking of Art, Pacific Northwest, College of Art, Lecturer, 12/8/93.
Variation on Vision, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland, Curator, Sept.,93.
"Genye", Transitional Housing Program Project, Collaborative Installation, funded by Maryland State Arts Council, 1993.
Hugh O'brien Youth Foundation, "Art As Education And Industry", Panelist, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1993.
"Getting Started as a Visual Arts", Commencement Speaker, Pacific Northwest College of Art, May 1993.
Artists in Action, Installation Collaboration, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, 1991.

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, Baltimore, MD
City of Portland, Oregon
Multnomah County Courthouse, Portland
Donald E Long Juvenile Detention, Portland
Planned Parenthood, Portland
City of Tualatin, Oregon
Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Legacy Hospital, Portland, Oregon
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon
Transitional Housing Program, Baltimore, Maryland
Foster Goldstrom, Oakland, California
Nelson Mandela Art Collection, South Africa
Charlayne Hunter-Gualt, Johannesburg S. Africa
Jules Maidoff, Florence, Italy
Jordan Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon
Willie and Damien Staudemeier, Portland, Oregon
Dan Wieden, Wieden and Kennedy, Portland, Oregon
Al Solheim, Portland, Oregon

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Professor Emeritus, 2014 Associate Professor, 2002 to 2014; Assistant Professor, 1993 - 2001.
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Extension Program, Instructor, painting and drawing 1989-2001.
University of Oregon , Dept. of Fine Art, Eugene, Oregon, Visiting Assistant. Professor in MFA & BFA programs, Winter 1996.
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD., Instructor, painting, 1992/'93.
Creative Arts Council of Manucha, Oregon, painting and drawing, Artist in Residence, 1989, 1990.
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Visiting Artist, life drawing, 1988/89.
Studio Art Center International, Florence Italy, Teaching Assistant, printmaking, 1984/85.

Juror, RACC Collection, 2012.
Project Hope, Commission by RACC, 2009-11.
Juror, Open Studios, Portland. March 2008.
Artist Talk, City of Tualitan, Oregon, 2008.
Ko-Falen Cultural Center, Board of Directors, 2005-present
Caldera Camp, Painting Instructor, July 2006, August 2005.
Summer Arts Camp, Skemania Lodge, Instructor, June 2003, 2004.
Self Enhancement Inc., Portland, Inner city project for at risk youth. Artist in Residence. Summers 1994-2007.
The Hayden Project, Portland, Oregon. Inner city project bringing youth and artists together to create theater. Scenic Artist. Summer 1996.
Hyalite Summer Program, (inner city project for at risk youth), Portland, Art Instructor, Summer 1995.
Homowa Summer Program, (African Festival), Portland, Art Instructor, Summers, 2000. 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995.
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Youth Outreach Program, Instructor, Whitaker Middle School, 1994.
Transition Housing Project, Baltimore, Maryland, Artist in Residence. Artist collaboration with homeless youth in creating a community garden, Summer 1993.
Portland Public Schools, Art Instructor, Talented and Gifted Program, 1988/89.

M.F.A. , Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA, Baltimore 1992.
Graduate assistant to Grace Hartigan.
B.F.A., Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland 1985.
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, 1983-84. Teaching assistant, printmaking.
Il Bisonte International School of Printmaking, Florence, Italy, 1983-84.