Portland, Oregon
503-246-5661
Email

ALLEN SCHMERTZLER
Political Paintings, Drawings, and Caricatures

Biography

.
ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Multnomah Art Center Gallery, "Occupy Politics, 2012", Portland, Oregon September 2012
Trinity Episcopal Church, "Occupy Politics, 2012", Portland, Oregon October 2012.
Mt. Hood Community College, Fireplace Gallery, "A Divided House Across 150 Aprils", Gresham, Oregon, 2012
Ross Ragland Theater, "Politics,People and Motion", Klamath Falls, Oregon, 2011
Passion Lab Gallery @ The Contemporary Arts Kitchen, "New Paintings, The Body and Society in Motion", Klamath Falls, Oregon, 2010
Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2006
Talisman Gallery, annual exhibitions, Portland, Oregon 2000 - 2005
Multnomah Art Center, Portland, Oregon 1999

GROUP EXHIBITONS
Broderick Gallery, Rainier, Oregon, 2011
Artist Haven Gallery, "International Fine Art Painting Competition", Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Lewis and Clark College, "And Justice For All", Portland, Oregon 2010
Goodfoote Gallery, "Big One Hundred Show", Portland, Oregon 2010 
Pittock Mansion, "Changing Times, The Role Newspapers in America", Portland, Oregon 2010
Lake Oswego Art Festival, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2010
Olympic Mills Gallery, "Labor and Work”, Portland, Oregon 2009
Lake Oswego Art Festival, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2009
Kingstad Gallery, "Mixed Media", Beaverton, Oregon 2009
Kingstad Gallery, "Art Peace", Beaverton, Oregon 2009
Newport Visual Arts Center, "Human Form", Newport, Oregon 2004
Beaverton Arts Showcase, Beaverton, Oregon 2004
Columbia Art Gallery "Political Art", Hood River, Oregon 2003.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2002
White Gallery PSU, Portland, Oregon 2001
Macri Gallery "4 Play the Figure", Portland, Oregon 1999
Feinlein Gallery, Portland, Oregon 1997, 1998
Tualatin Art Splash,Tualatin, Oregon 1998
Wentz Gallery "Go Figure", Portland, Oregon 1996

AWARDS
American Art Awards 2011, ,
Second (humorous), Fourth, Fifth and Sixth ( political commentary ) place awards
Artist Haven Gallery, International Fine Art Competition, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Best in Category (Figurative/People/Portraiture)
American Art Awards 2010, First and Fifth place awards
Honorary Mention, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, 2009 y
Honorary Mention, Kingstad Gallery, Mixed Media 2009
Best in Show, Kingstad Gallery, Peace Art: Art Peace 2009
President’s Choice Award at Beaverton Arts Showcase February 2004
Blue Ribbon Award at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2002

ART AFFILIATIONS
Portland Open Studios 2002-2011
Founding Member of Talisman Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2000-2005
International Society of Caricature Artists ( ISCA ) 2009

PUBLICATIONS
Contemporary Painters
, Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden, Schiffer Books, 2012 
Road to Sunrise,
Olivia Beck, AuthorHouse, cover illustration 2011
2011 International Fine Art,
Publication Competition
American Art Collector, Alcove Press publication 2009
Multnomah Village Post Editorial Cartoonist, 1994-2005
PAC for Oregon Term Limits - "Oregonian" 2002
Portland State University, "Metroscape" 1998
Lewis and Clark College,Law Related Education Publicaton 1980 - 1986
"Portland Reflection", 1981
Oregon State Bar, "Oregon State Bar Bulletin" 1979 - 1980

COMMISSIONS (does not include commissions for individuals)
Eldon Rosenthal: (A sequel to "
Sneak and Peek" was commissioned by Rosenthal who was one of the attorneys representing Brandon Mayfield in the "Mayfield Versus U.S.” civil law suit.)
Hillsboro School District 1980 - 2000
Lewis and Clark College Writing Project 1990
Kaiser Permanente of Oregon 1983 - 1985
Committee to Elect Tigard Representative Paul Phillips 1983
J. Westin Walsh Publishing, Portland, Maine 1980 -1981
ART EDUCATION
Private Studio Figurative Painting with Arvie Smith 1997 - 2002
Animator, cartoonist, filmmaker Bill Plymptom 1980 -1984
Apprenticeship with Los Angeles editorial cartoonist, Merle Cunnington. 1975 - 1977
Los Angeles Magazine and New Yorker Cartoonist , Eric Teitlebaum 1976 - 1978
Life Drawing and Painting , Bill Garnett 1989 - 1994
Painting/ Drawing at Pacific Northwest College of Art - Portland, Oregon 1979 -1997
Sculpture, Michihiro Kosuge at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 1984
DEGREES
Oregon Standard Teacher Certification, Social Sciences 1980
California Secondary Teacher Certification, Social Sciences 1975
Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Northridge, California 1974