Ron Dewey: Sculpture


Ron Dewey

Artist's Statement

My personal sculpture work is very multifaceted. Representational work for public and private commissions is accomplished in the round or in relief, in bronze, stainless steel, and resin.

Abstract work carries my inner search expressed through multimaterial potential to create forms of a spiritual nature. Color, form, and light form the pallet for this expression. My goal is to express the symbiotic relationship between matter and spirit.

In addition to my personal work, I have a deep concern for the growth of the greater artistic community and its support of the artist through educational means, facilities, and organizations and interaction with other aspects of society. The expression of this concern has taken the following forms: disseminating process and media information through instructional lectures and workshops; development of a professional artists foundry available to the sculptor at many levels of interaction; membership in arts organizations on a local and state level; providing tours of the foundry facility and lectures about the casting process for interested parties from educational, industrial, and social organizations.


The following processes make up the palette of my knowledge. These were mastered through many years of training and experience in the fields of Sculpture, Industrial Design, and Industrial Arts.

Lost Wax Art Casting, All Phases

Stainless Steel Casting preparation, fitting, welding and finishing

Master Mold maker -
flexible and Plaster

Fabrication and Welding -
Oxyacetylene, Arc, Tig, Mig

Wood Jointery, Carving

Plastics - Heat forming, Fabrication, Casting

Metal Smithing -
Forge and Art Metal

Stone Carving - Alabaster, Marble, Onyx, Jade and Granite

Print Version

1952-1956 BA Cum laude, Industrial Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1964-1968 Commercial Art and Design,
Famous Schools
1968-1972 BFA, Fine Arts Sculpture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
(5 year professional program)
Sculpture Commissions

"Elmer Flick", Bedford Commons, Bedford, OH. 6'2" H, bronze and granite.

"Missing But Not Forgotten" for the Worthington Firefighters Community Park, Worthington OH. 3/4 life size, bronze.


"Angel in Tears", For the Anthony Fimiani family, Lakeview Cemetary, Cleveland, OH. 65"long x 39" deep x 56" H, Bronze and granite.

Winner of the Eugene H. Faehnle F.A.I.C.A. award for National Top Design of the Year, by the American Institute of Commemorative Art.


"Governor James M. Cox", Cox Industries, Atlanta, GA, 7'-6", Bronze.


"A Call to Service", P&F of Ohio, three over life size figures, granite memorial, Columbus, OH


"Ludington Lumbering Era", Harbor Park, Ludington, MI 25' X10'X2', Bronze.


"Ben and Mrs. Stefanski, Founder, Third Federal Savings", Third Federal Savings Corporate Headquarters, Cleveland, OH, Over life size, bronze.


"The Guardian" Fireman memorial for the City of Euclid, OH. Over life size, bronze.


"Draza Mihalouic" Memorial for Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Parma, OH.
Over life size half figure, bronze.


"Julius" award for the University of Southern California School of Public Administration. Awards to President George Bush and Colin Powell

"Lauree P. Gearity Memorial" University Heights, OH. Three figures, life size, bronze.

"Arthur B Model" 52" portrait relief for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Life size sculpture in bronze for
Jacobs Field, Cleveland, OH

1991 "Starting an Eye Splice" Over life size whaler sculpture in bronze for Sowul Development Group, Concord, Ohio.

"St. Peter and St. Paul" 5\6 life size figures for St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sarasota, FL

"Firebird" Commemorative sculpture in bronze for Grey Dance Studio,
Painesville, OH.

1976 "Two Nuns and a Child" For Sisters of Notre Dame, Toledo, OH
1974 "Together We Dance Alone" Ashtabula Art Center, 76" tall, bronze
2002 "The Invitational 2002", Convention Center, Little Rock, AR.
First Place, Three Dimensional
2001 Brenda Kroos Gallery, Channel 3 "Home Grown"
2000 Beachwood Center for the Arts, "Sculptures of the Millennium"

Arnold*Engman Fine Arts Gallery, Two person show,
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

National Juried Exhibition, Hot Springs Civic and Convention Center Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Entry purchased for permanent collection.

Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art,
South Bend, IN

1998 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation NOVA Art Exhibit

"Art At the Power House" Fifth Anniversary Show, Cleveland, OH

"Unrealized Vision Invitational", The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

1995 "Spirit Reflections" Two person sculpture exhibition at
Art at The Powerhouse, Cleveland, OH

"Agnon Show", Agnon school, Cleveland, OH

"Park Synagogue Invitational" Cleveland, OH

1992 "Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition"
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
1989 National City Bank Atrium Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1982 MT Sinai Invitational Show, Cleveland, OH
1980 Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH
1978-1980 Cleveland Institute of Art faculty shows, Cleveland, OH
1978 Studio Foundry Group shows: Lake Erie College, Painesville,OH. Bonfoy's on the Square, Cleveland, OH
1978-1980 Cleveland Institute of Art faculty shows, Cleveland, OH

Awards and Patents
2010 Eugene H. Faehnle F.A.I.C.A. award, American Institute of Commemorative Art, for "Angel in Tears" memorial
1991 Landscape Design Award, City of Mentor, OH for "Starting an Eye Splice" sculpture
1977 Recognition of service to artistic community by management of the ARTS Building, Cleveland, OH
1969 3M Print job of the year and readership award from Architectural Record
1962-1966 Four patents on complex electro-mechanical products used in the hospital field
Lectures and Workshops

Euclid Historical Society, Euclid, OH. Process talk and slides

Cleveland State University, casting demonstration

1998-1999 Cleveland Institute of Art internship

Urban Land Institute tour for North Coast Tours, inc.

St Leo the Great Grade School, Cleveland, OH
Process talk for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students


Internship for Beaumont School

Cleveland Institute of Art night sculpture class and tour

1991 International Sculpture Center's Tech Workshops "Foundry Techniques and Tours" in cooperation with Brost Foundry, Avalon Precision Casting, and The Studio Foundry
1990 Ohio City Home and Art Tour, Cleveland, OH
1988 Cleveland State University. Lecture/demo on flexibile mold making

Cleveland Museum of Art, Five Materials Exhibitions and lecture series at Ursuline College and The Beck Center, Cleveland OH

Cleveland State University, Lecture/demo on gating and investing


Cleveland State University: Lecture/demo's on lost wax casting and flexible mold making, Career Day for art students

John Carroll University, Slide Talk

Lorain Community College, Lorain, OH. Slide talk on lost wax art casting

Hawkin School, Foundry tour

American Society for Metals, North Chicago Branch, Chicago, IL. lectures and slides

Chicago Art Institute, Lecture and Demo on Lost wax art casting. Chicago, IL

American Powdered Metal Institute, Cleveland, OH chapter. Lecure and Slides

1981 Cleveland Public Schools, OH. A lecture program for schools
1980 Cleveland Institute of Art, Casting lecture for enameling class

Cleveland State University, patination demo

Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus, slide talk on lost wax casting and mold-making demo

Jewish Community Center, Visitations and Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Portfolio Day speaker

2010 to present Owner, Sculptor specializing in public and commemorative art.
1989-2010 Owner, Light Sculpture Works, Art Foundry and Studio, Cleveland, OH
1974-1989 Owner and Manager, The Studio Foundry, Art Casting Facility, Cleveland, OH
1983-1985 Freelance Product Designer, Hedstrom Corporation, Alliance, OH
1978-1980 Sculpture Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art night school, Cleveland, OH
1970-1972 Freelance Product Development, American Seating Company, Grand Rapids, MI
1967-1970 Graphics and Sales Promotion Manager, Educators Division,
E.H. Hauserman Company, Tacoma

Director of Research and Development, Joerns Furniture Company,
Stevens Point, WI

1957-1960 Product Development Engineer, Carrom Industries, Ludington, MI
Elected Positions
2001 to present Consultant, Harbor Park Commission, Ludington,MI
1998 to present Trustee, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
1994 Boston Mills Art Festival. Juror for selection of artists and awards in all categories
1980 Consultant for The Mildred Andrews Foundation; Produced Sculptors list covering Western Reserve for selection process for Case Western Sculpture commissions
1978 Jury Member for Ohio Arts Council for grant funding
1976-77 President, New Organization for the Visual Arts (NOVA) Cleveland , OH

Ron Dewey: Sculpture
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