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John Smither

My concerns lie more with the capturing of a feeling of time and place rather than an accurate physical rendering. I take fairly simple subjects and inject them with a visual rhythm and emotional interpretation. Season, place, time of day, and visceral experience all come into play. I intentionally give hooks of the recognizable which allow the viewer to be drawn in and participate with their own feelings and experiences of the subject. Since graduate school, my subjects have changed from chaotic frenzied beasts, to crumbling urban scenes, to eventually just plant forms. All of these have the thread of a similar treatment.

Recent Solo  / Two Person Exhibits


2018       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Vashon Art Center, Vashon Is., WA

2016       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012       Carco Theatre, Renton, WA

2012       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011       CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA



Recent Juried / Curated Shows

2019       Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

                Interstate, Central Wa Univ., Ellensburg, WA

                City of Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent, WA

2018       Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

                Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

                Kirkland Center for the Arts, Kirkland WA 

2017       Seattle Storefronts, Seattle, WA

2016       CVG Show, Bremerton, WA
2015       City Arts Summer Art Walk Awards Show

2014       On the Boards, Seattle, WA
                On the Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA

2013       COCA, Seattle, WA
                Gallery at Lake Forest Park, Seattle, WA

2012       Juried Arts at the Port Exhibit, Anacortes, WA
                Ida Culver Broadview Juried Show, Seattle, WA

2011       CVG Show, Bremerton, WA


You might also have seen my work in the Seattle area at...

A-1 Piano
Alchemy Salon
Calamity Jane's
Edward Jones
Habitude Salon and Spa
Pig'n Whistle
University Inn
Verve Bistro and Cellar
Wine World

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