Artist: Ron Porter American Titled: Titled: “Always There,” Signed and dated 1991 on reverse

Size : 26”h x 34”w inches
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Farhat Art Museum Collection

 

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Ron Porter (Middle Tennessee State, Ohio) is an artist whose oil paintings reflect ordered interiors with an occasional visual pun. He has received many awards for his work including two individual Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council in 1990 and 1993. Porter’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions from the Huntington Museum of Art in Ohio and the Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago to the University of Shanghai in China. Porter’s work was published in the 1995 and 1997 issues of New American Painting. The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Franklin University are among the many public collections that include his work.

 

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts (Honors).-Painting  Ohio University  Athens  OH  1989

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors)-Painting Middle Tennessee State University  1987

Employment

Professional  Studio Production  Painting & Drawing 1987 to present

Senior Lecturer Studio Art  Vanderbilt University  1998-2012

Adjunct Professor of Art Middle Tennessee State University  Fall  1997

Visiting Professor of Art  Ohio University, 1994 Spring-1995 Winter/Spring

Visiting Professor of Art  University of Wyoming  Summer Session  1991

Adjunct Professor of Art  Shawnee State University 1989-90

Visiting Professor of Art  Ohio University 1989-90

Production Coordinator-Governor’s School of TN Summer MTSU  1987-88

Teaching Associate Graduate Studies  Ohio University  1987-89

Awards

Huntsville Museum of Art Red Clay Survey Purchase Award  2007

BRENAU College National Invitational, GA Best of Show Painting Cash Award ‘94

Merit & Purchase Awards People’s Bank Collection Marietta, OH 1994

Ohio Arts Council – Individual Fellowship  $5000  1994

T.N.T. Co  Patron Award   Columbus, OH  1993

BRENAU  Nat. Invitational  GA   Best Of Show Painting  Cash Award 1992

CONFLUENCE  ‘92  National  Painting/Drawing Juror’s Cash Award  1992

Washington & Jefferson College Nat. Painting Exhibition Juror Cash Award PA 1992

17th Annual Nat.Painting Show Hays University Kansas Juror’s Award  1992

Huntington 280:WORKS ON WALLS  Honorable Mention  WV  1992

Ohio Arts Council -Individual Fellowship  $10,000 1990

Huntington 280:WORKS ON WALLS  Honorable Mention   WV  1990

Mid-America Biennial  Owensboro KY  Purchase Award  1988

Tennessee Polytechnical Exhibition  2nd Place 1985

Tennessee Polytechnical Exhibition  1st  Place  1986

Symposiums & Workshops

Juror All Kentucky Exhibition  Bowling Green Ky  2008

Panelist:Art, Symmetry, & Perception  Frist Center for the Arts Nashville TN 2002

Vanderbilt Alumni Dali lecture continuing education. Philadelphia Art Museum 2005

Cumberland Gallery Summer Lecture Series  1999

Lecture and Juror Vanderbilt University Hamblet Award Study Abroad  1997

Lecture Marietta College,  OH  1995

Lecture Series Direct Encounters-W. Michigan University  1993

Fine Arts Networking Session  Ohio University  1991

Juror Mercersburg Academy  PA 1991

Lecturer Huntington Museum of Art Regional  Annual Docent Symposium 1991

Juror Star Bank 4th High School Competition Portsmouth OH 1990

Juror  Undergrad Exhibit OH University Branch Lancaster OH 1990

Juror 23rd Annual Arts Festival McConnellsville OH  1990

 One Person Shows

Hidell Brooks Gallery Charlotte Fall NC 2018

Moremen Moloney Gallery  Louisville KY  2017

Cumberland Gallery Nashville TN  2012, 2010, 2005,1999, 1996, 1993, 1991

Volunteer State Community College  Gallatin TN  2003

Gallery Vl,  Columbus, OH  1996, 1998

Marietta College  Marietta, OH  1995

Western Michigan University  Kalamazoo, MI  1993

Contemporary Art Workshop  Chicago IL  1993

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art  New Castle  PA  1991

Gallery 200  Columbus OH  1991

The Mercersburg Academy  PA  1991

Acme Art Company  Columbus Ohio  1990

Trumbull Art Gallery  Warren  OH  1990

Sandford Gallery  Clarion University  PA  1990

Middle Tennessee State University (drawing) 1986  (painting) 1987

Selected Group Exhibitions

20th Anniversary Exhibiyion Hidell Brooks Gallery Charlotte NC

15th Anniversary Exhibition  Hidell Brooks Gallery  Charlotte, NC 2013

LA Art Show via  Cumberland Gallery 2013 2014

Tinney Contemporary Invitatiional  Nashville, Tn  2012

American Juried Art Salon  2012

7TH Biennial National Art Exhibition Punta Gorda, FL 2010

Cumberland Gallery “FOOD” theme exhibition. Tn 2010

All American Juried Art Salon  Texas   2009

Acanthus Invitational  Sonoma CA  2009

Cumberland Gallery “Green Show” 2009

New Works/Nine States Art St.Louis 2006

DIVERSE VISIONS Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Faculty 1999, 2002, 2005

Artscapes Museum Show & Auction Knoxville TN 2004

AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York  2004

Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibition 2004

National American Landscape and Still Life  National Competition  Hays KS 2003

Oil & Acrylic Painters Society  National  Competition  Lake Ozark  MO 2003

Riffe Gallery, Ohio Arts Commission,  Columbus, OH Summer 1998

Back To Reality Southern OH Museum Portsmouth, OH  1997

Arts and Antiques  Cumberland Gallery Nashville, TN 1997

Small Works Invitational Cumberland Gallery Nashville, TN 1995,-2003

Spectrum Hunter Museum of Art Chattanooga TN 1996, 1997, 1998

41st Annual  Durham NC Art Exhibition  1995

4th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Invitational  1995

Art Fair International  Seattle  1994,1995, 1996, 1997

Inside/Outside  Cumberland Gallery  Nashville,  TN 1994

People’s Bank Collection Annual Invitational  Marietta OH  1994

Brenau College National Invitational  Gainesville, GA  1994

Three River’s Art Festival  Pittsburg  PA  1994

Keny Gallery  Columbus OH 1994

Art Chicago-The New Pier Show 1993

Corporate Environments of Ohio, Columbus, OH 1993

INTERIORS  Sandy Carson Gallery  Denver, CO  1993

Sight and Insight:Southern Ohio Museum  1993

Spirit Echoes Gallery  Austin TX 1992, 1993

Native To Neon  Exposition  Philadelphia  1992

Images ‘92  HUB Gallery  Penn St  PA 1992

Confluence:20th Annual Painting Show TX  1992

24th Washington & Jefferson Painting Show  PA  1992

17th National Painting/Drawing Show  Hays University  KS  1992

Brenau College National Invitational  Gainesville  GA 1992

Works On Walls:Huntington Museum of Art  WV  1991

S P A C E S   Gallery  Cleveland  OH 1991

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania  1991

Beyond Realism  Cumberland Gallery  Nashville TN  1991

Dimensions ‘91  Winston-Salem  NC  1991

Hunter Museum of Art  “Spectrum” fundraiser Chattanooga TN  1991-2003

Governor’s Residence Art Collection  Columbus OH  1990

Gallery Artist’s New Work  Gallery 200  Columbus OH 1990 -1991

Sandford Gallery  Clarion University  PA  1990

Exhibition 280 Huntington Museum of Art  WV  1990

53rd National Mid-Year  The Butler Institute  OH  1989

Allied Artist’s 75th Exhibition  New York  NY 1988

Shanghai Exchange  University of Shanghai  China 1988

Summer Gallery Artist’s Show  Cumberland Gallery Nashville TN ‘88-‘99

Mid-America Biennial  Owensboro KY  1988

34th Annual Small Drawing/Sculpture Ball State  Muncie IN 1988

Three Rivers Arts Festival  Pittsburgh PA  1988

Galex 22nd National Exhibition  Galesburg  IL  1988

Selected Public Collections

Music City Center  Nashville, TN

OMNI Hotel  Nashville Tn

Gaylord Palms Hotel  Orlando, FL

National  Endowment for the Arts  (loan 1998-2010) Washington DC

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Tennessee State Museum

Vanderbilt University Medical Library Collection TN

Opryland Hotel  Nashville TN

South Central Bell, Nashville TN

Kaiser Permanente, Denver  CO

Champions Development Group, Westerville OH

Franklin University, Columbus  OH

Boult-Cummins Law Firm, Nashville TN

Peoples Bank Collection  Marietta OH

Huntington Bank   Columbus OH

Dollar General Stores Corporation

Automatic Data Processing Company  Chicago IL

Pinkerton Tobacco Company  Owensboro  KY

Springs Mills Collection  Lancaster SC

Tennessee Valley Authority  Knoxville TN

Yellow Freight System Inc  Overland Park  KS

Greenville County Museum of Art  SC

Clarion University  Clarion PA

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts  New Castle PA

American Plastics  Columbus OH

Metro Health System  Cleveland OH

Kaiser Corporation  Cleveland OH

First Tennessee Bank  Nashville TN

 Publications & Reviews

THE ART OF COMMUNITY  Book; Tennessee Collection of Janet & Jim Ayers

THE NASHVILLE SCENE  2012  Critics Pick

VANDERBILT FACULTY WEB PAGE 2000-2012

THE VANDERBILT REVIEW Volume XVI  2000

VANDERBILT FACULTY WEB PAGE  2000-2010

The Distillery:Motlow St College Creative Arts Journal 2000

ART.NET CUMBERLAND GALLERY WEB PAGE  2000-2009

IN REVIEW: Nashville weekly.  Honorable mention Best Two Person Show of ‘99

NASHVILLE SCENE:Art Revue 1999

OBERLIN  COLLEGE PRESS  Cover “Vanitas Motel” Poems by Jon Loomis 1997

OPEN STUDIO PRESS-NEW AMERICAN PAINTING 1995,1997

ART IN AMERICA INDEX 92/93  94/95  96/97 98/99  2000/01 02/03  04/05  06/07

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR CATALOG 1994/95/96/97

ARTIST’S  MAGAZINE  May  1994

WESTERN HERALD,  MI 1994

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, IL  1993

NASHVILLE BANNER WEEKENDER-(cover) ‘93

NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN Review 1999

THE PLAIN DEALER  OH  1991

COLUMBUS DISPATCH  OH ‘90-’91-‘96-‘98

CLARION-LIFESTYLES PA  1990

NEW CASTLE NEWS-PA  1991

DIALOGUE-Arts in the Mid-West Summer Issue (cover) 1991

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