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About the Artist

Allen Smith is a self-described transmedia-disciplinary artist, working fluidly across artistic media combining traditional painting, repurposing objects, and studio items as well as furnishings to compose his unique (and sometimes quirky) artworks.

A Medford, Oregon native, Allen got his BFA in 2D Studio Art from Abilene Christian University and holds an MAT in K-12 education from SOU. In addition to these honors, he earned his MFA in Painting and Interdisciplinary Study from Texas Tech Universities.

Allen has exhibited solo showings at Manley Art Center (2015), Untitled 2.0 and the Grants Pass Museum of Art (2018), Texas Tech Administration & Clover Virginia Shore Art Gallery (2019), 5&J Gallery (LBB, 2020), and at Central Art Gallery’s inaugural show (Spring 2021). He has been an artist in residence at the Post-Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, NY (2011), Morris Graves Foundation Studio at The Lake outside Loleta, Northern California (2017), and Hummingbird Estate (2022).

Central Art Gallery announces its March 2023 “3rd Friday” Art Show, spotlighting New work by Allen Smith.


The opening reception will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, March 17th. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 103 N. Central.


Fri. 03/17 5-8pm – Art Walk (exhibition)

Show Title: "Effortful Aimlessness"

“In momentary pre-thought of the concepts here on exhibition, the phrase Neo-Impressionism came to mind. To my understanding the work presented here relates mostly from Western historical roots produced in the later half of the 19th century.

Belgian-born and Texas-based architect, professor and personal friend, Hendrika Buelinckx, suggests in line with theosophical ideas that our spiritual collective human being cycles every 80-100 earth calendar years.

“It makes some intuitive sense to me to see my work as processing reproductive spiritual content: a struggle to present what is human amidst the current of distractions (which is non-artistic representation).”

- from Artist's statement

You can see more of Allen's work on his website

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