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"Discovering Beauty in the Commonplace" 

 The Dancers - The Dance

Sand Hill Crane Painting

Newest Work ~ ‘Deborah: Judge of Israel' and ‘Sanctuaerial' . 

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


Ron Nordyke ~ rnordyke@embarqmail.com ~ Box 807 ~ Chappell, Ne 69129 ~ (308)874-3401

 © 2007 Ronald Nordyke

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