Ron Reekers — Featured Work

 

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I think of my artwork as a record of ideas. I am curious about many things in the world and I get a pleasure from trying to authentically and sincerely depict all that I learn.  I am an engineer by trade and have received Black Belts in seven different Martial Art disciplines, but art has always just been there—a part of me, no matter what else is going on.

My work always includes strong subjects and themes, and uses the object to express the ideas, I’ve nothing against non-objective work; it is just that my soul expresses itself by portraying a scene, or an object, or an image – then modifying it to express my needs and passion.  There must be a connection between the subject matter of a painting I’m creating and my feelings and attitudes about that subject.  In general, I strive to be more expressive and thoughtful about my work.


Formal Education

California State University Long Beach BFA, Drawing and Painting, Printmaking
Mesa College, San Diego, Fine Art
Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico , Special Studies in Landscape
Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico , Special Studies in Figure


Representing Galleries

A Loft Art Gallery, Mike Henigman
926 Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, Ca. 92701
Tele: (714) 209-7321

R.A. Gallery, Liza and Alex Grigrolopolos
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622,
Tele: (773) 775-8410 Fax: (773) 862-8641


One Person Shows

1985: Jung Gallery – Theme: “A foundation in landscapes”
1986: San Diego Art Institute – Theme” “From present to past”
1987: Lyceum Gallery, Horton Plaza
2002: Thunder Center Arts


Exhibitions and Competitions

1984: Galeria Pargola – San Miguel de Allende
Art in All Media – Southern California Exposition
Oceanside 34th Annual Art Show – Carlsbad, Jurors:Frank Tauriero and Marilyn Zapp
SDAI 30th Annual Art Show; Juror: Richard Koshalek, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
Combined Organization to the Visual Arts Auction to benefit San Diego Artist

1985: San Diego Art Institute 31th Annual Art Show

1986: Small Image XI, San Diego; Juror: Susan Durrant
Art in All Media – Southern California Exposition: 1st Place
Mid-Summer Award Show SDAI

1987: Small Image XII; San Diego, Jurors: Stuart Burton and Allen Murrow
Mid-Summer Award Show – SDAI, Juror: Robert McDonald
Annual Award Show – La Jolla Art Association, Juror: Robert Hiram Meltzer
City Fest San Diego – Best of Show
Artist Masked Ball

1988: Rogue Gallery – San Diego, an art exhibit to benefit the San Diego Center for the blind

1993: Mid-Winter Award Show – SDAI
Pratt Gallery – San Diego Artwalk
Art in All Media – Southern California Exposition: Honorable Mention

1999: Huntington Beach Art Center – Call for Artist

2001: Huntington Beach Art Center – Call for Artist
Pastels on High International Exhibition – Placerville, California; Juror: Richard McDaniel; High Sierra Award
Orange County Fair – 1st place/Professional Painting in Pastels
1st place/Professional Painting in Oils

2005: San Diego Art Institute 48th Annual International
2nd City Council’s Member’s Exhibition, Long Beach
Rock Harbour Artist Loft, Costa Mesa


Curators & Galleries

1987: Larry Urrutia Arts Consultant, San Diego
1993: Tarbox Gallery, San Diego
1995: Crown Art, Huntington Beach
2002: Peirside Gallery Huntington Beach


E-mail: ronaldreekers@gmail.com
Website: www.reekersart.com

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