Arvay’s first juried show was in 1971, at the Newark Museum’s 7th Triennial Exhibit (Jury: Gordon Smith, Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Jack Truman, Director of the Betty ParsonsGallery, New York City and Sam Gilliam, an artist from Washington, D.C.) Arvay’s painting “Cecropia” was one of 62 works selected from entries submitted by artists across the state of New Jersey.
Subsequent juried shows included the Millburn Art Society Show at the Millburn Paper Mill Playhouse in 1971 (third prize) and Regional Art Shows in the Art Center of the Oranges (New York/New Jersey metropolitan area) in 1973 (honorable mention) and 1975.
In 1976, Arvay participated in the 35th Annual National Exhibition of the Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, at the National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York City.
In October – November of 1986, Arvay had his first one-man show at the New York University Medical Center Institute of Environmental Medicine, Tuxedo, New York.
In 1987, Arvay was one of sixty-eight artists selected from 13,000 entries for AMERICAN ARTIST Magazine’s 50th Anniversary National Art Exhibition.
In recent years, he’s been free to work full-time in the arts.
Contemporary work includes non-figurative as well as figurative images.