Curriculum Vitae 2019
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2006 - 2008 columbus college of art & design. foundations/animation/illustration. columbus, ohio.
2008 - 2010 university of akron. painting/drawing/gen ed. akron, ohio.
Ohio Arts Council
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Downtown Akron Partnership
Akron Art Museum
Canton Museum of Art
Massillon Museum of Art
Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
PorchRokr Music Festival
Akron Community Foundation
Don Drumm Studios
solo exhibitions (recent)
2018 recent paintings, kave coffee bar, barberton, ohio
2017 illustrators showcase, ne ohio scbwi annual conference, elyria, ohio
2016/17 up above, mustard seed market, fairlawn, ohio
2016 recent works exhibition, nine muses art gallery, red room, barberton, ohio
2016 lobby exhibition, akron community foundation, akron, ohio
2016 fine art showcase/live drawing, art tech event, akron civic theatre, akron, ohio
2016 fine art showcase/live drawing, akron community foundation, red cross hall, akron, ohio
2016 fine art showcase/live drawing, sounds of akron event, ej thomas hall, akron, ohio
2016 fine art showcase/live drawing, collide event, cashmere cricket, cuyahoga falls, ohio
2015 illustrators showcase, ne ohio scbwi annual conference, cleveland, ohio
group exhibitions (recent)
2017/18 abstraction and reaction, beachwood community center, beachwood, ohio
2017 high arts festival, summit artspace, akron, ohio
2016 10th annual ohio online visual artist registry juried exhibition, columbus metropolitan main library, columbus, ohio
2016 upcycle art project, summit reworks/summit artspace, akron, ohio
grants and awards (selected)
2017 artist grant, downtown akron partnership/first night akron, akron, ohio
2017 second place overall winner (2d category), high arts festival, akron, ohio
2016 artist grant, downtown akron partnership/first night akron, akron, ohio
2012 second place overall, akron art prize competition, we gallery, akron, ohio
2012 first place (drawing section), reminderville juried show, reminderville, ohio
2011 honorable mention, fresh art juried show, summit artspace, akron, ohio
2009 artist grant, downtown akron partnership/first night akron, akron, ohio
2009 best of show, fresh and witty, summit artspace, akron ohio
2009 first place (drawing section), reminderville juried show, reminderville, ohio
2008 artist grant, downtown akron partnership/first night akron, akron, ohio
2008 best of show, fresh and spooky, summit artspace, akron, ohio
2006 portfolio scholarship award, columbus college of art & design
public art commissions
2017/18 smalley trolley display (interactive), first night akron 2018 event, akron-summit county public library, akron, ohio
2017 abstract fence mural, conceptual artist and mural artist, commerce park at 11 s main st, akron, ohio
2009 beneath the land of ice and snow, conceptual artist for multi-media aquarium installation, first night akron festival, akron civic theatre, akron, ohio
2008 the land of ice and snow, conceptual artist and builder of multi-media snow globe sculpture, first night akron festival, akron art museum, akron, ohio
2008 return to the land of the midnight sun, black light sculpture donated to mark soppeland, first night akron festival, summit artspace, akron, ohio
2008 specimen #1 (the haunted tree), multi-media room installation, haunted artspace, summit art space, akron, ohio
set design commissions
2009 cecelia smiths crossing bridges, scenic painting and stage element design, tri-c jazz festival, ohio theatre, cleveland, ohio
2008-09 ivans temple, miniature set design and grave yard design/construction for feature film ivans journey, akron, ohio
workshops and classes
2017 attended northern ohio scbwi annual conference, lorain community college, elyria, ohio
2015 attended northeast ohio scbwi annual conference, hilton garden inn cleveland airport, cleveland, ohio
2012 drawing lecture, performed live drawing, gave away artwork, gave drawing lessons to students, firestone park elementary, akron, ohio
2011 the power of the doodle, performed live drawing, gave away artwork, gave drawing lessons to visitors, redlight gallery, akron, ohio
image. "cold first night ushers in 2018" akron.com. january 4, 2018
mention. "high arts festival announces winners, awards $24,000 in cash prizes" cleveland.com. october 10, 2017
image/mention. "artists, songwriters, filmmakers receive $24,000 in prizes for high arts festival" akronist.com. october 8, 2017.
mention. "after initial successes, akron's artsnow is looking ahead" crainscleveland.com. may 13, 2017.
interview. "spoils of akron" podcast. january 3, 2017.
showcase/interview/video. miller, chris. "surreal paintings, photographs converge for mustard seed montrose exhibit" akronist.com. december 19, 2016.
mention. clark, marie. "artist shares her 'natural eye' in mustard seed exhibit" akronist.com. december 2, 2016.
image/mention. folkerth, kathleen. "objects get second chance as art" west side leader. november 3, 2016.
showcase. deshon, michelle. "designing porchrokr" the devil strip. august 18, 2016.
showcase. "measuring the impact: arts impact ohio 2016" arts ohio blog. june 15, 2016.
mention. "around town: masters come to massillon to benefit united way" indeonline.com. november 3, 2014.
image. "waves of mutilation event" babel-wavesofmutilation.blogspot.com. september 18, 2014.
mention. "miniature golf event set for nov. 6" timesreporter.com. october 28, 2014.
image: narcissistic trinity p. 5, issue two: summer eroticism, paper gallery zine.
interview: "i am an artist, kevin smalley, ohio", artismoving.com november 1, 2011.
showcase: "10 most inspiring wix art sites" kevinsmalley.com and artwork reviewed, wix.com. october 11, 2011.
shinn, dorothy. "exhibit takes aim at issues in news" akron beacon journal. april 3, 2011.
image. helms, april. "local artists garner accolades in annual fresh art show" the news leader. march 30, 2011.
image. helms, april. "local artists garner accolades in annual fresh art show" the stow sentry. march 27, 2011.
showcase: the college journal, issue no. 002 "anticipation" images, audio descriptions, bio, & mug shot published. march 2011.
showcase: the sketchbook of kevin smalley , "journal gallery" images, statement, & bio published. february 19, 2010.
interview/images. lesko, mike. "pumpkin patch posse exhibit captures first place at gallery" stow sentry. august 23, 2009.
interview/images. helms, april. "freshly harvested art" the news leader. august 20, 2009.
interview/image. lesko, mike. "stow men create unique art display" stow sentry. jan 18, 2009.
image. breckenbridge, mary beth. "get creative at first night" akron beacon journal. dec 25, 2008.
image. "aglow with holiday spirit" akron beacon journal. oct 30, 2008.
interview/image. shinn, dorothy. "fresh and spooky an artsy haunt" akron beacon journal. oct 12, 2008.
interview/image. wolfe, tess. "creepy kook fresh and spooky" stow sentry. oct 12, 2008.