Artist Cedar Lee 


Gallery Representation

2007-2024 RiverView Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD
2015-2024 Attic Gallery, Camas, WA
2007-2012 Twigs and Leaves Gallery, Waynesville, NC
2012 Distinction Gallery/ArtHatch, Escondido, CA
2007-2010 Canton Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Large Projects

2022 Original paintings on 12 live edge slabs, to hang in Dahlke Manor housing development, Portland, OR.

12×17-foot indoor mural for Studio 7 Design, Portland, OR.

2021 Commission: Four outdoor murals totaling 384 square feet, Asheville, NC.
2020 Original paintings on 14 live edge slabs for Home Forward (Portland housing authority,) to hang in Williams Plaza housing development, Portland, OR.
2018 8×36-foot mural for Mudbone Grown Unity Farm at Oregon Food Bank, Portland, OR.


2023 Recipient, $4,000 in Career Opportunity Grants from Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation.


2020 Illustrator of “A Search For the Northern Lights” by Elizabeth Rusch & Izzi Rusch, West Margin Press, April 14, 2020.

Related Experience

1993-present Freelance Artist, Art By Cedar. Sold hundreds of paintings. Dozens of commissions. Thousands of hours of experience: painting, business administration/logistics and art marketing through social media.
2006-present Created educational videos for professional artists.
2006-present Continual website maintenance and design for
2023-present Loan of two paintings to the U.S. State Department through the Art in Embassies Program, to hang in the U.S. embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
2024 Mauser Ecohouse Artist Residency, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, January.
2016-2021 Portland Open Studios participating artist 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022. Portland, OR.
2021 Muralist for International Mural Project at Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, OR.
2018 Public art/muralism course with mural artist Hector Hernandez. Portland State University
2017 Painting purchased for permanent collection of Princeton Art Guild, Princeton, KY.
2012-2015 Founder, North County Painters Critique Group, Escondido, CA.
2013-2015 Private Art Instructor to children ages 5-16, Escondido, CA.
2012 Teen Mentor, ArtHatch, Escondido, CA. May-Jun.
2011 Expert speaker, Career Panel for art students, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. Mar. 8.
2009 Attended smARTist Telesummit, online conference for professional artists. January.
2008-2009 Gallery Installer, Howard County Arts Center, Ellicott City, MD.
2008 Featured Artist and Live Art Demonstrator, ArtWalk, Twigs and Leaves Gallery,
Waynesville, NC. June 21.
2007 Guest lecturer, Intro to Painting course, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. Oct.
2002-2007 Instructor of Jewelry Design/Beading and Painting, Anne Arundel Community
College, Arnold, MD.
1995-2005 Jeweler/Designer, Earthstar Enterprises, Inc.
2002 Mosaic Artist, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Completed 120-hour internship, May-June.
1997 “Artsperience,” College course in large-scale painting for high school students,
University of North Carolina—Asheville

Related Skills

Art materials/methods Art packing/shipping Business Coaching/Consulting
Photography Social Media Marketing Event planning/promotion
Photoshop Creative Writing Art exhibit setup/breakdown
Video editing Proposal writing Art sales
Web design Artist contracts Creative collaboration
WordPress Client communication Small group leadership
Woocommerce Interior design Small business administration
UX design principles Art education Workflow optimization

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 “Tondo: Into the Trees,” Cambium Gallery, Astoria, OR. August-Sept.
2022 Attic Gallery, Camas, WA. February.
2018 Beeswing Café, Portland, OR. June.
2018 “Keep the Wonder,” WHUUF Gallery, Portland, OR. March-April.
2017 “Eclipse,” Princeton Art Guild, Princeton, KY. Aug.-Sept.
2015 “The Trees and the Stars,” LifeQual Center, Beaverton, OR. June 22-August 20
2008 “Celebration of Nature,” Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD. Sept. 1-30
2006 “Looking Up,” Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD. April 8-28
2006 “Big Skies of Cedar Lee,” Hands of Time Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD. March 4-26
2005 “Roots and Wings,” Goucher College Corrin Gallery: Senior Thesis Show, March 13-26
2000 National Security Agency, Dec. 2000-Jan. 2001
1998 Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, NC, June-July

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 “Small Works Show,” Salem on the Edge, Salem, OR. December.
2015 “Kristin Blix, Mike Dean Orias, Cedar Lee & David W. Ferriday,” Attic Gallery,
Portland, OR. June 4-27.
2014 “Winter 2014 C Note Exhibition,” San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist,
San Diego, CA. November.
2014 “California, Sea to Desert,” Art Tradition Gallery, Escondido, CA. Aug.-Oct.
2014 “Regional Juried Show,” San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego,
CA. Juror: Dave Kesting, Founder of Fountain Art Fair, Director of Leo Kesting Gallery
and Kesting/Ray Gallery. Aug 22.-Sept 21.
2014 “The Craftsman Style,” Art Tradition Gallery, Escondido, CA. May-July
2014 “3rd Annual Fallbrook Art Center Artists Guild Exhibition,” Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA.
Juror: Ron Young. May 18-June 15.
2014 “Open Windows: The Art of Spring and Joy,” Art Tradition Gallery, Escondido, CA. Feb.-Apr.2013
2013 “The Forest: Paintings of Nature,” Art Tradition Gallery, Escondido, CA. Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014.
2013 “Emerald Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show,” Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR.
Juror: Marla Baggetta. April 30-May 31.
2013 “Afternoon of Art & Wine,” 2-Artist Show with Elena Karvodin, Escondido, CA. April 20
2012 Studio Artists Exhibition, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA. July 14-Aug. 8.
2012 “1st Annual Art-A-Thon,” ArtHatch, Escondido, CA. Jan. 14-Feb. 4.
2010 “Hoco Open 2010,” Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD. July 5-Aug. 13
2008 “Hoco Open 2008,” Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD. July 8-Aug. 17
2008 “Out of Order” silent auction, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. April
2006 “Will’s Creek Survey,” Allegany Arts Council / The Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD.
Juror: John W. Smith, Director, Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Sept.-Oct.
2006 “Palettes,” silent auction charity event for the Baltimore School for the Arts, September
2006 “An Artist’s Eye,” Exhibit by Anne Arundel Community College Instructors.
Barnes & Noble, Annapolis, MD. August
2006 “Anonymous Requiem II,” an Art On Purpose project about love, loss, and memory.
Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. May
2006 “Art You My Valentine” Juried Art Exhibition, Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD. February
2005 “The Art of Rhythm and Motion” Juried Art Exhibition, Mansion at Strathmore,
Bethesda, MD. Oct.-Nov.
2005 Juried Student Art Showcase, Goucher College, Towson, MD. May
2005 “Out of Order” silent auction, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. April
2004 Juried Student Art Showcase, Goucher College, Towson, MD. May
2002 “Face Us,” University of Maryland Baltimore County. Feb.-May
2000 Student Art Show, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. Feb.-May
1997 Buncombe County Art Show, Asheville, NC. Won Educator’s Choice Award. September


2005 B.A. in Studio Art, 4.0 G.P.A., Honors in the Major, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
1999 Erwin High School, Asheville, NC, First in Class


2021 “Walking with the Weird: Artist Cedar Lee” by Cassie Ruud, Bridgeliner, February 24, 2021. Online:
2019 Review of A Search for the Northern Lights: “5 Alaska children’s books perfect for gifting this holiday season” by David James, Anchorage Daily News, November 23, 2019. Online:
2017 “Art Guild hosts eclipse exhibit, open house scheduled Saturday,” The Times Leader, August 16, 2017. Online:
2014 “Sometimes Life Just Surprises You–Cedar Lee is one of TAE’s Latest Discoveries” by Chantelle Lamoreaux, The Art Elephant Blog & Magazine, 23 July 2014. Online:
2014 Cover Art, An Inkling Hope, Erin A. Thomas
2013 “Over a Glass of Wine, Artists Help One Another Improve” by Rachelle Sparks, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 February 2013. : Online:
2010 “Local Art to Improve Your Health” by Drs. Julie & Bryan Walsh, Village Connector, 3 October 2010
2009 Artwork featured, Poets & Artists: Self Portrait Issue, Volume 2 Issue 6: page 85, September 2009.
2007 Cover Art, Zahir (Journal of Speculative Fiction) Publication #14, Winter 2007
2006 Article in Goucher Quarterly, Summer 2006, pg. 72
2005 Artwork featured in Vagabond (Literary Magazine of Goucher College), Spring 2005
2002 Artwork featured in Bartleby Creative Arts Journal, Spring 2002, Volume XXII, pg. 119

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