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Ron Sanders is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1989 from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, with a BFA in illustration and minors in advertising, photography, and fine art.

Upon graduation Ron began producing commercial illustrations on a freelance basis and has been represented by agents in New York and Chicago. He has produced illustrations for advertising and promotional material, calendars and newspapers and for clients that include Spike tv, Doubleday Bookclub, Chase Financial, The Boy Scouts, BF Goodrich and many others.

In 1992 Ron began pursuing publication of his work as limited edition prints. And while he has experimented with that market in the years since, his focus is on the sale of original paintings through galleries and commissions.

To this end, Ron has studied the craft of oil painting in order to make the technical second nature and to give himself the tools and vocabulary necessary to express himself visually. And, while studying the styles and methods of other artists past and present, he has also actively pursued his own method of personal expression.

The results of this dedication have been numerous showings in juried national shows throughout the United States and the exhibition of his work in public and private collections.

Ron lives in North Port, FL, with his wife and three children.

Profile Summary:
Portrait Painting North Port, FL
Romantic Figure Paintings North Port, FL
Landscapes North Port, FL
Murals North Port, FL
Illustrator North Port, FL
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Art. Family
Work Experience:
Ron Sanders

Born: Fort Wayne, IN, 1966

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Alvin C. York State Historic Area, Pall Mall, TN

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Tippmann Group Corporate Collection, Lincoln Tower, Fort Wayne, IN.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Top 100 and 2nd Mini Top 50 awards, Paint the Parks Exhibition, St. Louis, MO 2008

Top 100, Mini Top 50 and 2nd 100 awards, 2nd Annual Paint America Top 100 national juried exhibition, Topeka, KS 2008

2nd Place in Oils and Acrylics, Ventures in Creativity, Fort Wayne Artists' Guild, Fort Wayne, IN. Juried. 2005

Merit Award/Traditional and The Indiana State Museum Foundation Purchase Award, 79th annual Exhibition, The Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN. Juried. 2003

1st Place & People's Choice Award, Annual Show, The Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN. Juried.2000

3rd Place in Oils and Acrylics, Ventures in Creativity, Fort Wayne Artists' Guild, Fort Wayne, IN. Juried. 1999

Honorable Mention, Ventures in Creativity, Fort Wayne Artists' Guild, Fort Wayne, IN. Juried. 1998

Judges Merit Award, Annual Show, The Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN. Juried.1998

Jury Prize of Distinction, Annual Show, The Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN. Juried.1997

First Place in Oil & People's Choice Award, 10th Annual Exhibition, Tri-State Artists', Angola, IN. Juried 1996

Isabel White Memorial Award for Best Work in Oil, Ventures in Creativity, Fort Wayne Artists' Guild, Fort Wayne, IN. Juried. 1996

People's Choice Award, Annual Show, The Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN. Juried.1996

People's Choice Award, Annual Show, The Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN. Juried.1995

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*Single Shows)

2008
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 2008 EASTERN REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL OILS, Nashville, TN - Juried

PAINT THE PARKS TOP 100, St. Louis, MO - Juried

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 2008 NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF
Education:
EDUCATION

The Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
BFA Illustration, 1989
CONTINUING EDUCATION

Artist's Empowerment - Munce Art Center, Zionsville, IN
C.W. Mundy lecture
C.W. Mundy, Todd Reifers, David Slonim, and Christopher Stuart - Question and Answer session
and painting demonstrations - July 23, 2005

OPA National 2005, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dan Gerhartz slide lecture and painting demonstration
John Michael Carter painting demonstration and discussion

Kerry Holsapple, Director - Atelier Indiana
One day plein air landscape class, Grabill, IN - August 2004

George Strickland - PAPA President
Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, AZ - December 1-6, 2003

Huihan Liu - OPA Master Signature Member
Fechin Institute / Donner Ranch Art Workshop, Taos/San Cristobal, NM - July 8-12, 2002
Organizations / Affilations:
Member: Oil Painters of America (OPA) - (1999-2000, 2002-present)

Member: The Hoosier Salon - (1996-2004)

Member: The American Artists Professional League - (1998-2001)

Member: Allied Artists of America - (1998-2000)

Member: Audubon Artists - (2000)

Member: National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) - (2000)

Member: The American Society of Portrait Artists - (1998-2001)

Member: Fort Wayne Artlink - (1996-2000)

Patron Member: The American Society of Classical Realism (ASCR)- (1995-2000)

Patron Member: The California Art Club (CAC) - (1998-2000)
Ron Sanders is located in North Port, FL and has the following skills: Portrait Painting, Romantic Figure Paintings, Landscapes, Murals, Illustrator
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Portrait Painting

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Custom portrait paintings in oil or watercolor from life and/or photos.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA, award winning professional artist
Years Experience: 28

Romantic Figure Paintings

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Romantic figure paintings in oil. Custom commissions available.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA, award winning professional
Years Experience: 28

Landscapes

Category: Art / Creative
Description
commission your ideal landscape painting. Custom work to fit your home of office space.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA, award winning artist
Years Experience: 28

Murals

Category: Art / Creative
Description
custom wall murals for home or office
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA
Years Experience: 28

Illustrator

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Commercial illustration in many styles. Specializing in figure painting and drawing from caricatures to historical and fantasy art.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA Illustration The Columbus College of Art & Design
Years Experience: 20