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    MICHAEL SMITH

    Michael Smith is a long-time Pacific Northwest resident who has been producing and teaching art for most of his life. His current body of work represents his continual exploration of painting, printing and charcoal medias. He has been influenced greatly by the works of the printmakers and painters from northern Europe. The current focus of his work strives to depict the human condition with a broad range of emotions from the serious to the quite whimsical.

    Michael’s work can be found in a number of public and private art collections throughout the country, including being added to the permanent collection of the Maryhill Museum of Art. His work had been highlighted through regional galleries and national juried exhibitions.He currently resides and hosts his studio in downtown Vancouver, Washington.

    Education:
    M.A., Education, 2001. City University. Vancouver, Washington
    B.A., Education, 1996, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington
    B.A., Photographic Science and Graphic Communication, 1993, Eastern Washington University,
    Cheney, Washington
    A.A., 1991, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington

    Featured/Solo Exhibitions:
    RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, November, 2016.
    Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, Washington, September-November, 2016.
    Clark County Public Service Building, Vancouver, Washington, January-March, 2014.
    Vancouver Association for Contemporary Arts, Vancouver, Washington, November-December, 2013
    North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, February, 2012.
    WSU Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington, February-November 2011.
    Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, July, 2009.
    Grant House, Vancouver, Washington, May, 2009.
    The Press Club, Portland, Oregon, November, 2007.
    Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, September, 2007.
    Digicraft Gallery, Portland, Oregon, May, 2006.
    Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, February, 2006.

    Juried Exhibitions:
    Clark County Open Studios, Vancouver, Washington, November, 2015
    Clark County Open Studios, Vancouver, Washington, November, 2014
    Clark County Open Studios, Vancouver, Washington, November, 2013
    HeArts of Clark County, Peace Health, Vancouver, Washington, July-September, 2013.
    Bike Love, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, June, 2010.
    Mosaic Group Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, June 2010.
    Mosaic Group Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, December 2009.
    Mosaic Group Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, May 2008.
    3rd Annual Photography Exhibition, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA, February, 2008.
    Mosaic Group Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, Dec., 2007-Jan., 2008.
    Talisman Gallery, Portland, Oregon, December, 2007-January, 2008.
    American Print, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado, July-September, 2007.
    Male Creativity Exposed, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, April 2007.
    Mosaic Alliance Group Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, July 2006.
    Hand Prints II, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, New Mexico; May-July 2006.
    Male Creativity Exposed, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, April, 2006.
    Photography Exhibition, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, February, 2006.
    Mosaic Group Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, December, 2005.
    Imprints, Albuquerque Arts Alliance Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November, 2005.

    Museum Exhibitions:
    Reflections, Museum of Art, Los Cruces, New Mexico, October 2006.
    Group Exhibitions
    Southwest Washington Art Instructors, VSAA, September, 2016.
    Clark County Art Educators Exhibit, Clark County Building, Vancouver, Washington, January 2013
    Winter Solstice Exhibition, Fibre Arts Studio, Palo Alto, California, December-January 2012.
    Mosaic Group Show, Gallery 360, Vancouver, Washington, January, 2011
    Male Form, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, January, 2011
    Vancouver Printmakers’ Exhibition, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, July, 2010
    Falcon Art Center, Portland, Oregon, September, 2008.
    Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, Washington, May 2006-March, 2008.
    Members Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, January, 2007
    Politik, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, October, 2006
    Museum Collections:
    Maryhill Museum, Goldendale, Washington.
    Corporate Collections:
    Heritage Bank, Vancouver, Washington.
    Waving Tree Winery, Goldendale, Washington.
    Clark College, Vancouver, Washington.
    Columbia Credit Union, Ridgefield, Washington.

    Honors/Awards:
    2007 People’s Choice Award; Male Creativity Exposed; Sixth Street Gallery; Vancouver, Washington

    Bibliography:
    The Arts Economy in Clark County 2014, July 2014.
    The Columbian, “Artist transforms neighbors into larger-than-life works”, December 13, 2013.
    http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/dec/13/artist-transforms-neighbors-into-larger-than-life/
    The Vancouver Vector, “Featured Artist:Michael Smith”, December 10th, 2013.
    http://www.vancouvervector.com/arts/featured-artist-michael-smith/
    Lewis River Review; February, 2010, February, 2006
    Salal Review; 2007, 2006