Awards and Special Showings
~Invited to the 1st Annual Crane Trust Art Show (March 2016) showing Lifetime/Quilt paintings of the Sand Hill Crane
~ Summer 2015 one man show “Take Me Back …” at the Petrified Wood Gallery in Ogallala, NE
~ 2015 Museum of Nebraska Art Purchase Award and Award of Excellence for “Convergence” Sand Hills Crane painting which is part of the 15-16 ANAC Traveling Show
~ Invited to be included in the 2015 University of Nebraska Alumni Show
~One man show “…Patchwork of Life” at the Hippodrome Gallery Summer 2015
~ Invited by the Crane Trust in Alda, Nebraska to show his bird paintings in August of 2013 and crane paintings in April/May 2014
~ In 2013 Ron participated in 3-man “Quilts and Ships Show” at the Carnegie Art Center in Alliance, Nebraska and in 2006.
~ Featured in “Nebraska Life” magazine’s Nebraska Writers & Artists section July/August 2011
~”Quilt at Winter’s End“ on cover of Nebraska “Country Register” Mar-Apr 2012 quilter’s magazine
~Best of Show with “Mato Tipila” at the 2011 Cheyenne County Art Guild Show
~Best of Show 2012 Railfest for “Days Go By” . Also Best of Show with “Tin Roof Sunday" and People's Choice with “The Rail Runners" at the 2010 Railfest Art Show in North Platte
~Best of Show at the McCook 2010 Fall Art Show with “In Father's Arms"
~One Man Show of musical theme paintings at the “Most Unlikely Place” Guest Gallery during July 2011, and also showing each Summer 2012, 2013, 2014
~ANAC Award of Excellence 2010 Nebraska State Show traveling exhibit winner “Where are You Little Cowboy?".
~First Place in 2-dimensional artwork at the 2008 Railfest Art Show in North Platte, NE was “Rhythm of the Rails".
~ Juried into IMPACT: Nebraska artists showing in more than 26 states (see the Impact website at impactart-ne.org for Impact shows and locations) until fall 2013.
~Self-portrait “Seeing Myself : Bloodstained and Bloodbought” chosen Best of Show at the 2008 Tri-State Art Show in McCook, Nebraska and Best of Show in the 2007 Cheyenne County Art Guild Spring Show.
~ “Quilt At Winter's End” was chosen Best Oil and Acrylic at the Carnegie Arts Center 15th Anniversary Show.
~ “Dancers On A Crazy Quilt” , won Best of Show at the 2008 Cheyenne County Art Guild Spring Show and Best Oil & Acrylic at the Carnegie Arts Center 2010 show.
~ He was also asked in 2006 to create a series of murals for the Western Nebraska Community College Aviation Maintenance Training Center
~ The Eastern Nebraska Veteran's Home in Bellevue, Nebraska has purchased "Flyover Dream" for their facility.
~One-Man show of Quilt Paintings at the Marie Sandoz Heritage Center 2006 and at the Carnegie Arts Center, Alliance, NE 2007