Ramona Freeman

Artist Information

Ramona Freeman

I’ve been moti­vat­ed to express myself and evolve and grow as an artist since my childhood…relaxing with pen­cil and paper, lis­ten­ing to oth­ers’ per­spec­tives and observ­ing, explor­ing and grow­ing from self-doubt to con­fi­dence. I love the impact of the ele­ments of design, the stu­dent and view­er process of mov­ing from uncer­tain­ty to recog­ni­tion and joy, the rev­e­la­tions in the tex­ture of clay, the way paint makes its own state­ment, and the tri­umph of hand and mind work­ing together!

I’m com­fort­able mov­ing from the con­trast between work­ing with clay to the var­i­ous medi­ums in paint then on to work­ing with pen­cil, part­ly because of the vary­ing tex­tures and unique chal­lenges each presents and part­ly because each ener­gize me as an artist with its unique oppor­tu­ni­ties for expres­sion. Although some of my work has been com­pared to Cubism I try not to con­fine myself to a sin­gle fixed style. I like to choos­ing dif­fer­ent medi­ums and mate­ri­als to match sub­ject mat­ter or feel­ings which my result in a real­is­tic, con­tem­po­rary or even abstract pre­sen­ta­tion. The work itself is my pri­ma­ry delight.

Art Moti­va­tion
I’ve been moti­vat­ed to express myself and evolve and grow as an artist since my child­hood … relax­ing with pen­cil and paper, lis­ten­ing to oth­ers’ per­spec­tives and observ­ing, explor­ing and grow­ing from self-doubt to con­fi­dence. I love the impact of the ele­ments of design, the stu­dent and view­er process of mov­ing from uncer­tain­ty to recog­ni­tion and joy, the rev­e­la­tions in the tex­ture of clay, the way paint makes its own state­ments, and the tri­umph of hand and mind work­ing together!

Per­son­al Per­spec­tive
I’m com­fort­able mov­ing from the con­trast between work­ing with clay to the var­i­ous medi­ums in paint then on to work­ing with pen­cil, part­ly because of the vary­ing tex­tures and unique chal­lenges each presents and part­ly because each ener­gizes me as an artist with its unique oppor­tu­ni­ties for expres­sion. Although some of my work has been com­pared to Cubism I try not to con­fine myself to a sin­gle fixed style. I like choos­ing dif­fer­ent medi­ums and mate­ri­als to match sub­ject mat­ter or feel­ings which may result in a real­is­tic, mod­ern or even abstract pre­sen­ta­tion. The work itself is my pri­ma­ry delight.

Art Awards, Exhi­bi­tions, Gal­leries, Publications

2019 Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts Nation­al Juried Com­pe­ti­tion, Abi­lene, TX (Diver­si­ty, Time, Tra­di­tion and Picas­so Trav­els West) Juror: Gary Bukovnik

2019 TRAHC 31st juried exhi­bi­tion, Texarkana, TX (Diver­si­ty, Time, Tra­di­tion) Juror: Injeong Yoon

2019 SYNC10 Gallery juried exhi­bi­tion, Den­ver, CO (Diver­si­ty, Time, Tra­di­tion) Juror: Louise Mar­tora­no, Direc­tor of Red­Line Con­tem­po­rary Art Center

2019 Gold Leaf Gallery, Tyler, TX (group show: Britt Pugh, Mary Hort­man, Ramona Freeman)

2019 Assis­tance League of Hous­ton Cel­e­brates Texas Art, Hous­ton, TX (Mech­a­niza­tion of Mankind) Juror: Jen­nie Gold­stein, Whit­ney Muse­um of Amer­i­can Art, NYC

2019 Pub­li­ca­tion- Assist. League of Hous­ton Cel­e­brates Texas Art by: Todd Bone, Chas. P. Young Co

2019 Edom Art Empo­ri­um, Edom, TX

2018 A Gen­er­ous King­dom III, Port­land, OR (Rings of Humanity)

2018 Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety of Acrylic Painters Online Inter­na­tion­al Juried Exhi­bi­tion 9th, WI (Migra­tion) Juror: Jan Mar­tin McGuire

2018 Find­ing Your Voice juried show, Kel­wood Con­tem­po­rary Art, Baton Rouge, LA (Enough!)

2018 Abstract Cat­a­lyst 5, Verum Ulti­mum Art Gallery, Port­land, OR (Migra­tion)

2018 Pub­li­ca­tion- Voy­age Dal­las Mag­a­zine, Dal­las, TX (Meet Ramona Free­man of RFree­m­a­nArt, July)

2018 P’s Gallery, Longview, TX

2018 JuneB­ug Fes­ti­val, Ben Wheel­er, TX

2018 TRAHC 30th juried exhi­bi­tion, Texarkana, TX (Picas­so Trav­els West) Juror: Sean Fitzgib­bons, Direc­tor of the Mead­ows Muse­um of Art in Shreve­port, LA

2018 Pub­li­ca­tion- TRAHC’S exhi­bi­tion cat­a­log, 2018 Texarkana Region­al Arts & Human­i­ties Coun­cil, Inc.

2018 RedLine’s Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter Rethink­ing Urban #5th, Den­ver, CO (Den­si­ty) Juror: Louise Mar­tora­no, Direc­tor of Red­Line Con­tem­po­rary Art Center

2018–19 Pir­tle Jew­el­ry, Athens, TX

2018–19 Zen & Beau­ty, Athens, TX

2017–2019 The Forge, Ben Wheel­er, TX

2017–2019 Frame House and Gallery, Athens, TX

2017–2019 Mr. B’s Art Gallery, Ben Wheel­er, TX

2016–2018 Dutch Art Gallery mul­ti­ple juried shows, Dal­las, TX

2016–2019 Athen­ian Art Salon, Athens, TX (col­lec­tor: David Yarbrough)

2016 Texas & Neigh­bors Region­al juried show, Irv­ing, TX (Picas­so Trav­els West)

2016–2018 Valerosa Design and Gallery, Tyler, TX

2015 Gallery3 Bish­op Arts Dis­trict Show, Dal­las, TX (Pas­sion Rose, Frozen Flo­ret) Juror: Rob­bie Conover

2015 Orisons Art Show, McK­in­ney, TX (2nd place Picas­so Trav­els West)

2015, 2017–2019 Art of Peace mul­ti­ple juried art exhibits, Tyler TX

2016 IAA 15th Nation­al Ani­mal juried com­pe­ti­tion, Irv­ing, TX (3rd place Migra­tion) Juror: Walt Davis

2015 IAA Wildlife & Domes­tic Ani­mal juried art com­pe­ti­tion, Irv­ing, TX (Small Wonders)

2015 Texas Round 13th Small juried show, Rowlett, TX (1st place 3D-Monet’s Pond)

2015–2019 Gold Leaf Art Gallery and Frame Shop, Tyler, TX

2015–2016 Star Har­bor water­col­or shows, Star Har­bor, TX

2015–2019 Gallery Main Street mul­ti­ple juried shows, Tyler, TX

2014–2019 211 Gallery mul­ti­ple juried shows , Athens, TX

2014–2015 NETFAA North East Texas Fine Art Alliance mem­ber ‚Ter­rell, TX

2014–2019 sell­ing work on Storen­vy and Face­book (search RFree­m­a­nArt or Ramona Freeman)

2014–2017 devel­oped web page RFreemanArt.com

2014–2016 Star Har­bor Water Col­or Soci­ety mem­ber, Star Har­bor, TX

2011 Hen­der­son Coun­ty art show, Athens, TX (1st place 3D bowl)

2006–2008 Ellis Coun­ty Art Asso­ci­a­tion Mem­ber, Wax­a­hachie, TX

1985 High School Art Schol­ar­ship, Ter­rell, TX

Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion
I grad­u­at­ed from Ter­rell High School, Ter­rell, TX; Navar­ro Col­lege in Cor­si­cana, TX; the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Texas in Den­ton, TX(BFA)

I have been and am cur­rent­ly con­tin­u­ing to enjoy being an art teacher (22 yrs.) to stim­u­lat­ing, ener­getic young peo­ple in grades 9th-12th and to var­i­ous adults groups.

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