Exhibition Catalogue: "José Luis Rodríguez Guerra," essays by Lauro Flores and Deborah Caplow, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Latino Northwest: "Conceptual Magic or Alchemic Exile?" Magazine article by Alfredo Feregrino. Page 16-19. No 4 September / October 1999
Reflex: "Living in a Borderland" By Chris Schonoor with Alma Gomez. Page 10-11, Dec. 1996 / Jan. 1996, Boise, ID
Seattle Times: "Generations of Mexican Art Create one of a-kind exhibit" By Sydney Gillis. Friday, April 21, Seattle, WA
Seattle Times: "Paintings Show Power of Color, Form" By Dolores Tarzan Ament. Scene Section E, Thursday, August 26, Seattle, WA
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "José Luis Rodríguez builds on Brokenness" By Regina Hackett. Section C, Tuesday, May 26, Seattle, WA
The Spokesman: "Artfully Evoking Hispanic Legacy" By Kary Kosack. Spokane Chronicle, Section D, Page 10, Sunday, January 14, Spokane, WA
The Port Townsend Jefferson County Leader: "Artists find month-long haven at Fort Worden" By Jon Bauer. Arts and Entertainment, A 9, Wednesday, September 19, Port Townsend, WA
Reflex: "Expressions in Contrast" By Mike Rainey. March-April, Page 25, Seattle, WA
Reflex: "José Luis Rodríguez 217 2nd Avenue" By William J. Moore. Page 24, Jan. / Feb., Seattle, WA
Seattle Times: "A Mater of Taste" By Dolores Tarzan Ament. A Northwest Annual Exhibition at COCA, Thursday, March 9, Seattle, WA
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "COCA jury favored the funky" By Regina Hackett. COCA Art's Northwest Annual, Tuesday, March 9, Seattle, WA
Oregon Observer: "Well known artist returns for visit" By Roberta Eady. People Treasure Valley Community College Art Gallery, May 12, Ontario, OR
El Nuevo Herald: "Cientos se dan cita en la celebración" Mirta Ojito. (Foto) Artista José Luis Rodríguez Guerra signs a poster for Liliana Escasena, Miami, FL
Herald Examiner, Vista: "Hispanic Palette" Ray Estrada. Fifty artists exhibit reality as they see it. Expresiones Hispanas, September 18, Page 12-13, Los Angeles, CA
Eagle Rock Sentinel: "Lincoln Heights artist recognized" Expresiones Hispanas 50 National Hispanic artists, Saturday, July 9, Los Angeles, CA
Seattle Times / Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Adolph Coors Company's National Hispanic Tour" By Dolores Tarzan Ament. Commemorative poster by José Luis Rodr?guez, Section K2, Dec. 6, Seattle, WA
Art Week: "José Luis Rodríguez Red Afternoon" By Jeannette Ross. June 6, Oakland, CA
The Idaho Statesman: Western Art Kicks Cowboy Image, Ropes in New Ideas By Jeanette Ross. Section D, Page 1 & 3, January 6, Boise, ID
La Voz / News Magazine: "The Common Man's Artist, Rodríguez Style" Article by Bob Marvel. Arts Section, Concilio for the Spanish speaking, July, Seattle, WA
The New York Times: "How the Myth and Violence of the West inspires its Artists" By Michael Brenson. Arts & Leisure Section 2, Page H-33 & H-38, Sunday, June 15, New York, NY
The Library of Congress: "America Isn't a Country It's a World" By Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, for the Brooklyn Museum of Art.Third Western States Exhibition, card catalog number 85-052333, ISBN 0-961171-02-2, Washington, DC
Vision / A Review of Northwest Art: "José Luis Rodríguez" Article by Bill Elston. Third Western States Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Northwest review, Vol. 2, summer, Seattle, WA
The Wall Street Journal: "Art: Range Riding Curator Hunts the Best of the West" By Nancy Melich. Leisure & Arts, Curator of Contemporary Art, for the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Third Western States Exhibition, (Photo drawing of Charlotta Kotik and painting of the artist José Luis Rodríguez), Tue., August 27, New York, NY
Art Access: "State of the Art" By Greg Burkman. at the Art Attack Alternative Space, Rainier Square Building, January, Seattle, WA
Idaho Arts Journal: "Six Idaho Artists Considered for National Exhibition" Boise, ID
Art Week: "Attention that Transforms" By Jeannette Ross. Volume 16, number 25, Section Exhibitions, Page 4, July 13, Oakland, CA
The Idaho Statesman: "No line is waisted in José Luis Rodríguez's work" By Dietrich Kindermann. Daybreak, Section D, Friday, July 12, Boise, ID
The Independent: "Chicano Latino artist featured in exhibit" By Susan Morrison. Clark's Index Gallery, Page 9, February 4, Vancouver, WA
The Idaho Statesman: "Every painting has a message; otherwise it's a waste of time, according the artist" By Ashley St. James. Section D, December 13, Boise, ID
The Idaho Statesman: "LaChase / Rodríguez show opens" By Judy McConnell Steele. Gaston LaChase and José Luis Rodríguez Guerra, a two-solo show, Friday, November 16, Boise, ID
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Exhibit explores common Chicano and Latino roots" By Regina Hackett. Chicano and Latino artists in the Pacific Northwest, November 2, Seattle,WA
Idaho Arts Journal: "The visual arts and the public"By David Airhart and José Luis Rodríguez. Art Attack commentary, fall issue, Boise, ID
The Idaho Statesman / Best Bets: "10 Artists" Area artists featured in exhibition, Boise, ID
The Idaho Statesman: "10 Artists" By Deborah Haynes. Reflects well on Idaho art scene, Friday, December 30, Boise, ID
The Idaho Statesman: "Rodríguez focuses on body expressions" By Deborah Haynes. Art Review, Friday, January 7, Boise, ID
The Idaho State Journal: "Boise Artists to Open Show, Monday at ISU" Entertainment News. Boiseans at Transition Gallery, Section C, Page 9, Sunday, February 8, Pocatello, ID
The Idaho Statesman: "Paintings and prints by members of the Boise Art Group" A salute to Kathe Kollwitz by Rodríguez, April 21, Boise, ID
The Idaho Statesman: "A Splash of Art from Idaho's Mexican-Americans" By Julie T. Monroe. Art Section, Page 4D, Friday, March 11, Boise, ID Photo by James Crespinel The good painter is wise, God is in his heart. He converses with his own heart.
Quimbaya Award, presented to Rodríguez Guerra by Seattle's Centro Cultural Hispano Americano "for excellence, contribution and achievements in the advancement of fine arts, culture and education."
1999 and 2000
Selected as cultural representative to travel with Washington State Governor Gary Locke during Trade Mission to Mexico.
Member of the Tacoma Art Museum committee in charge of organizing the exhibition Catalan Masters of the 20th Century featuring works by Picasso, Dalí, Miro, and Gonzalez in the spring of 1997; and Luis Jiménez's exhibition Man on Fire in the spring of 1998.
Appointed Arts Cultural Commissioner, Mexican Center for the State of Washington, Consulate of Mexico in Seattle.
Recipient of the Aztec Award for art excellence, presented by Washington's Human Development, Seattle, WA.
Appointed to the Seattle Arts Commission by Mayor Norm Rice.
Featured in Windows, documentary film by David Johansen, Seattle's Channel 29.
Winner of artist-in-residence competition, Center for the Arts printmaking workshop, Port Townsend, WA.
Invited as artist and ambassador for Expresiones Hispanas, national exhibition of Latin-American art sponsored by Coors Co.
Selected in competition for the Third Western States Biennial Exhibition sponsored by the Western States Arts Foundation, the Phillip Morris Companies, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts, and curated by Charlotta Kotik of the Brooklyn Museum.