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RON JONES

 

 

 

Ron Jones

10016 NE 122nd Ave.

Vancouver, WA  98682

millenium21@comcast.net

www.worldsthruink.com

360-885-0211

Artist Statement

Depth is my Gateway into the Black and White. Inspirations in my day-to-day life and studies of many different realities have defined the images I create from my Source.  My thoughts are brought to reality utilizing pen and ink with the influence of the artistic genius of M.C. Escher.  To focus these thoughts into actual images on paper, I define them by interpreting the details of mathematical equations taken from the Fibonacci numbering system.

Dr. Wayne Dyer describes and teaches about Source.  I enigmatically draw my connections to it.

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Exhibitions

2009

Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery, Chelsea NY (January)

Broadway Gallery (Solo Exhibition), Longview WA (April-May)

2008

Business 2 Waste 2 Art, White Sturgeon Gallery, Vancouver, WA

Bold Expressions, Northern California Arts Inc, Carmichael, CA

Gifts of the Spirit, First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR

Ridgefield Art Association Spring Show, Ridgefield WA (award)

Annual Fine Arts Festival, Salem, OR

Sixth Street Gallery Group Show with BGAA and MAA, Vancouver WA

Battleground Arts Alliance Spring Show, Battleground WA

Michael Servetus Gallery, Vancouver WA (Solo Exhibition),

Ink and Clay 34, Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA (award)

Sixth Street Gallery, ‘Ill’, Vancouver WA

Sixth Street Gallery, (20 x 15 foot fiber art installation), Vancouver WA (Solo Exhibit)

Newsies Coffee House, Vancouver WA (Solo exhibition),

Clark County Fair, Ridgefield WA (award)

English Estate Winery, Vancouver WA (Group Show)

Art Kudos International Online Exhibition (award)

Special 3 piece exhibit in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 victims, Tillamook and

Nehalem WA

The Tomfest Annual Christian Music Festival, Camas WA

2007

Sixth Street Gallery Annual Members Show July and December

Sixth Street Gallery ‘The Men’s Show’, Vancouver WA

Sixth Street Gallery ‘Cut and Paste’, Vancouver WA

Sixth Street Gallery ‘Celebration of Souls’, Vancouver WA

The Coffee Lounge, Vancouver WA (Solo Exhibition),

Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park CO

Art Kudos International Online Exhibition

Brand 36, Glendale CA

Clark County Fair, Ridgefield WA (award)

Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton OR

Annual Fine Arts Festival, Salem OR

Ridgefield Art Association Spring Show, Ridgefield WA

Battleground Arts Alliance Spring Show, Battleground WA

2006

Sixth Street Gallery Annual Members Show July and December, Vancouver WA

Sixth Street Gallery ‘The Men’s Show’, Vancouver WA

Clark County Fair, Ridgefield WA (award)

Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton OR

Annual Fine Arts Festival, Salem OR

Ridgefield Art Association Spring Show, Ridgefield WA (award)

Battleground Arts Alliance Spring Show, Battleground WA (award)

Society of Washington Artists Spring Show, Vancouver WA (award)

           

2005

Sixth Street Gallery Annual Members Show July and December, Vancouver WA

Sixth Street Gallery ‘The Men’s Show’, Vancouver WA

Sixth Street Gallery (10 piece Solo Exhibition), Vancouver WA

Clark County Fair, Ridgefield WA (award)

Society of Washington Artists Spring Show, Vancouver WA (award)

Ridgefield Art Association Spring Show, Ridgefield WA (award)

Education

I’ve educated myself over the last 17 years in the microprocessor industry.  My schematic ideas stem from the many detailed layers and patterns embedded within each microchip.  I also incorporate the mathematical engineering used to design and create a microprocessor.  I have no formal schooling other than High School, the USAF, 39 years of experiencing life and many reference books.

2008

Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition, 2nd Place (cash award)

Ink and Clay 34, Kellogg Gallery, Pomona CA, Honorable Mention (cash award)

Ridgefield Art Association Spring Show, 2nd place

Clark County Fair 2nd place

2007

New Art International by Book Art Press: Received an upgrade award for the

          2008 Edition.

Clark County Fair 2nd Place

2006

Clark County Fair, 1st Place (cash award)

Ridgefield Art Association, 1st and 2nd Place

Battleground Art Alliance, Received 1 of 3 Special Cash Awards

Society of Washington Artists, Best of Show (cash award)

2005

Clark County Fair, 1st Place, Judges Choice, Best of Show (cash award)

Society of Washington Artists, 1st Place

Ridgefield Art Association, 1st Place

Memberships/ Associations/Galleries

Agora Gallery, Chelsea NY

Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition

Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery, Chelsea NY

Electronic Cottage Gallery

Rhonda Schaller Studio and Gallery NY, NY

Inspire Art Gallery, Dallas PA

Ridgefield Art Association, Ridgefield WA     

Secretary of the MOSAIC Arts Alliance, Vancouver WA

Co-owner of the Sixth Street Gallery (non-profit organization), Vancouver WA

Recent Publications

2008 – New Art International by Book Art Press, Woodstock NY

2008 – Columbian newspaper, Vancouver WA (Small article)

2007 – Brand 36 Works on Paper: Secrets and Confessions, Glendale CA

2007 – Art Kudos International (Online Exhibition)

2006 – National Registers WHO’S WHO (Library of Congress in Washington DC)

Supported Organizations with donated works
Young Professionals of Vancouver Community Scholarship Fundraiser,  

Vancouver WA  2008

Living Hope Church auction supporting Living Free ministries, Vancouver WA

2008

Sixth Street Gallery Annual Fundraiser 2006, 2007, 2008

Ridgefield Overlook Park Project, 2007

SWIFT Annual Art Auction, 2006

The Enigmatist
Ron Jones

Depth is a gateway into the Black and White

The younger years of Ron Jones’ life were pretty complicated which is why his drawings are so puzzling and detailed.  Ron’s images are designed in relation to his past experiences, his walk with Christ and 17 years of employment in the world of microprocessor manufacturing.

Life started for Ron in 1968 with his birth in Santa Barbara California to parents that he has never known.  He was adopted within 2 weeks and spent his first 11 years in Ventura, California.  Ron’s adoptive parents then divorced and he spent the rest of his creative days with his mother and sister in the Pacific Northwest with trips to Southern California 2-3 times a year to visit his father.

Although Ron has never known his birth mother and father, he realizes that it’s their DNA line that is the essence to the creation and definitions within his work.  Ron was raised with the values and teachings of his adoptive parents, but it’s his mind’s thoughts that are original to the core relationship with his birth mother and father. This relationship through being raised by adoptive parents and also a DNA connection with birth parents that he’s never known is what he defines as his Source. 

Ron has always shared a link with ADHD and yet it wasn’t until the mid 90’s that he really learned to connect with his condition.  It turns out that the best therapy was found in 1997 when he created his first detailed pen and ink drawing.  Since Ron can remember as a child he has sketched and experimented with all kinds of art, but it was this first pen and ink original that sparked an archive within.  Ron has created over 40 pen and ink originals since ‘97 and has been adding more color in recent works.

Ron received his 1st professional opinion in 1998 after completing 2 original drawings.  An art dealers exact words were, “Nice detail, but you have a long way to go.”  It is now 2008.  Ron as well as many others believe he has reached that ‘long way to go.’ 

Studies of various art visionaries and the graphic masters has continually progressed his imagery.  M.C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, and Bridget Riley are his main Op Art and graphic inspirations.

Ron invests many hours on every original.  His masterpiece, Visions of the Enigmatist, took 9 months, over 500 hrs.

He is an extremely patient man.

The following pen and ink drawings were created by Ron Jones.

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