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Ron AndersonBiography: Ron Anderson is an Ohio artist who is a professional painter and an art educator. He has been a successful working artist for more than 20 years and has been the recipient of many awards for his original oil paintings. He was educated at The Ohio State University and Kent State University majoring in Illustration and Graphic Design. Ron is a commercial art instructor with The Columbus College of Art & Design. The art courses he teaches include "Oil Painting en plein air","Fashion Illustration", and "Art Portfolio". Over the years Ron has built a base of clients and has enjoyed the diversity of art projects that have included commission work in the areas of graphic design and illustration as well as the sale of his oil paintings. Prior to teaching commercial art classes at C.C.A.D. Ron worked as a Fashion Illustrator for the Halle's department store in Cleveland, Ohio and for the Lazarus department store in Columbus, Ohio. He gained even more retail experience over a ten-year period working as a Fashion Illustrator and as the Art Director for Madison's retail store in Columbus, Ohio. Ron served as a Regional Director for the Ohio Governor's Show/ Governor's Youth Art Exhibition from 1994-2000 and on the Board of Directors of the Worthington Arts Council from 1990-1992. Ron Anderson has developed a recognizable style of distinctive artwork and continues to devote time to his oil paintings. His art commissions have included original oil paintings for The Absolut Spirits Company, 3rd Annual Art Collection entitled "Absolut Expressions" and Portraits of George Washington Williams that are currently housed in the Ohio Statehouse. His most recent art commission involved creating six original oil paintings for the Ohio Supreme Court building. Ron's biographical information/photograph was included in the 2004 edition of "Who's Who in Black Columbus", documenting African-American achievement. Ron Anderson was a nominee for the 2005 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio in the Individual Artist category. Artist Statement "Working as an illustrator and painter for more than 20 years, I have often utilized the figure in narratives to communicate the nature of the human condition. I give each of my characters a role in my paintings that plays out like a scene from a motion picture. Carefully scripted by a personal experience, these characters go about their lives like you and me. Many of my paintings depict tension or energy in some ... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: U.S.A. Galleries: Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio Ron's artwork included in the following Art Collections: The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio The Ohio Statehouse: George Washington Williams Memorial Room, Columbus, Ohio The Absolut Spirits Company: "Absolut Expressions" 3rd Annual Art Collection, New York City, New York The Linda M. Dunbar Charitable Foundation, Columbus, Ohio America West Airlines, Columbus, Ohio The Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, Columbus, Ohio Awards: ARTIST COMMISSIONS The Ohio Supreme Court: Six Original oil paintings, Columbus, Ohio (2005) The Absolut Spirits Company/ "Absolut Expressions" 3rd Annual Art Collection: Original oil painting, New York, New York (2002) The Ohio Statehouse/George Washington Williams Memorial Room: Two Original oil paintings of George Washington Williams, Columbus, Ohio (2001) The Linda M. Dunbar Charitable Foundation: Original oil painting, Columbus, Ohio (2001) The Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus: Original oil painting, Columbus, Ohio (2001) America West Airlines: Original oil painting, Columbus, Ohio (1996) ARTIST EXHIBITIONS Ohio Wesleyan, The Richard M. Ross Art Museum: "Figuratively Speaking: The Human Figure in Art" Exhibition, Delaware, Ohio (2005) Capital University, The Schumacher Gallery: "African-American Artists of Central Ohio" Exhibition Bexley, Ohio(2005) Springfield Museum of Art: "Walking the tightrope: Paintings by Ron Anderson" Exhibition, Springfield, Ohio (2005) Columbus College of Art & Design (C.C.A.D.) Bi-Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Columbus, Ohio (2004) The King Arts Complex: "When the Spirit moves: African-American Dance in History and Art" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2004) The King Arts Complex: "African-American Artistry" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2005) The National Black Fine Art Show: The Puck Building SoHo, New York, New York (2004) Ohio Womenís Show/Greater Columbus Convention Center: Fine Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2003) The National Black Fine Art Show: The Puck Building, Exhibition, SoHo, New York (2003) Experience Columbus: Fine Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio(2002) ACE Gallery: "Ohio Curatorís Choice" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2002) *Best of Show Capital University, The Schumacher Gallery: "African-American Artists of Central Ohio" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2002) Columbus College of Art & Design (C.C.A.D.): Bi-Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2001) The Ohio State Fair: Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (2201) The Ohio State Fair: Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1999) *Best of Show The King Arts Complex: "Tribute to Jazz" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1999) *The First Annual Mahler Ryder Award Columbus College of Art & Design (C.C.A.D.) Bi-Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Columbus, Ohio (1999) Central Ohio Art Teachers Concurrent Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1999) *Best of Show Central Ohio Art Teachers Concurrent Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1998) *Best of Show The Ohio State University/Hale Black Cultural Center: Fine Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1998) Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center/Shot Tower Gallery: "African and African-American Art" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1997) Columbus College of Art & Design (C.C.A.D.) Bi-Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Columbus, Ohio (1997) Marble Gang Restaurant: Fine Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1997) Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center/Shot Tower Gallery: "Faculty and Alumni Exhibition- Influence/Confluence" Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1996) Business First/Business Arts Partnership Artist Award: 13th Annual Competition Award winner (1996) Dream Studio Competition sponsored by The Artistís Magazine: One of 200 Finalists in Art Competition (1996) Central Ohio Art Teachers Concurrent Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1996) *Best of Show Central Ohio Art Teachers Concurrent Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1994) *Best of Show Central Ohio Art Teachers Concurrent Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1993) *Best of Show Online Computer Library Center (O.C.L.C.)/Art Gallery: Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1993) Integrity Life Insurance of Worthington, Ohio: Fine Art Exhibition, Worthington, Ohio (1993) The Worthington Arts Council: Art Auction , Worthington, Ohio (1992) *Best of Show The Ohio State University/Ohio Student Union: Fine Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1992) ACE Gallery: Fine Art Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (1992) Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (M.O.R.P.C.): "M.O.R.P.C. presents Arts in the Halls, Art by Ron Anderson: "Light, Shadow & Emotion" Columbus, Ohio (1992) Media: oil Style: realistic Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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