Susan Carleton had the pleasure of watching National award winning artist
Ron Sanders work on a new oil painting during the sARTe`e sharing at the
North Port Art Center, 5950 Sam Shapos Way, in North Port, next to the YMCA.
Ron is also an instructor of drawing and painting and color value at the
North Port Art Center 423-6460.

North Port Art Center visitors Jill & Bill Roeder listen to artist Wanda Carter
explain about the use of colored pencils and soft pastels in the background as
national award winning artist Ron Sanders starts working on a figure of a wind-blown girl.

My workshop in Bucks County, PA, went very well.
You can see photos of the workshop and a plein air demo
on my Facebook Page:

The painting "Experimenting" was the Grand Prize Winner of the American Artist Magazine
Annual Cover Competition and was featured on the cover of the July 2011 issue.

My Painting "Experimenting" won first place at The Firecracker show in Punta Gorda, FL
And is now featured on the cover of Harbor Style Magazine's October (2010) Arts Issue with a multi-page article inside.

Dorothy Senior, an artist and poet, stood near the "Portrait Commission" watercolor painting

by Ron Sanders. Several poets from the North Port Poetry Workshop

selected a painting that was on display at the North Port Art Center

and wrote poetry to accompany it in the gallery.

Senior's poem was titled "Joint Venture" and covered the idea

of this invitation to artists and poetry on display.

Come and read all the poems that are partnered with the artwork,

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the North Port Art Center.

I often produce demonstration pieces, like this one in colored pencil, for my students during high season classes.


Plein Air & More
14 Artists show plein air paintings of Veterans' Park and the North Port Library Grounds.
January 30 - February 27, 2010
North Port Public Library, North Port, Florida

Mid Winter Festival of the Arts in South Florida

Ocean Reef Art League and Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation of Lac du Flambeau, WI, will join together to offer a Fun and Free Evening of art filled entertainment on January 22, 2010 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Ocean Reef Art League, 120 Anchor Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037.
I will be providing a demonstration painting at 5:00pm and will have artwork for sale at the event. Guests can watch me and other instructors paint, learn about our upcoming workshops at Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation in Northern Wisconsin, buy artwork, view slideshows, and enjoy the complimentary hospitality table. You can also register for hourly door prizes. For more information and for gate clearance, contact Sherri at 305-367-2359 or


The Artist's work is featured in
Best of America Oil Artists Volume II art book
by Best of Artists and Kennedy Publishing

Best of Show at FestivArts

Professional Artist & NPAC Instructor Ron Sanders not only won Best of Show
for his 'Redwing' oil at the North Port Art Center "FestivArts" Show on Nov. 7th;
but his 'Triple Self Portrait' oil won First Place over 2,338 entries
in the Portrait/Figure Category for the 26th Annual Artist's Magazine Competition.
Ron Sanders' 'Triple Self Portrait' was on display during a former art show at
the North Port Art Center this Summer.

Photos and Text by Louise Hall for the North Port Sun

The "FestivArts" Show winners were: (left to right) Honorable
Mention-Catherine Beausoleil for her 'Pollenation' silk painting, Second
Place-John Worthington for 'Sunset Life' h.d.r. digital photography and
Viewer's Choice for John's 'Oak and Pineapple' digital photography, 1st
Place-Pat Mumper 'Hisokani' Japanese Secret oil & mixed media, Best of
Show-Ron Sanders 'Redwing' oil, Honorable Mentions-Lefty Majher 'Breakers'
acrylic, and Coleen Henry's 'Floating on the Wind' acrylic. 3rd Place
winner-Wanda Carter (not present) for 'Old Grindstone' pastel. The show is
on display until January 8, 2010 at the North Port Art Center 423-6460, 5950
Sam Shapos Way, off North Port Blvd, near U.S. #41 and next to the YMCA.

Photos and Text by Louise Hall for the North Port Sun


Art Center Demo

"Professional artists and North Port Art Center members Ron Sanders and Clare Harvey
demonstrate their artistic abilities during the networking at 
'Where Community and Art Meet' Sept. 24th
hosted by the North Port Art Center and arranged by director Carol Neagles."

Featured in the North Port Sun Newspaper

On October 17th I also completed a Colored Pencil Portrait Demo at
Keeton's Office & Art Supply in Bradenton, FL to promote classes at the Art Center Manatee.
Later that same day I produced an oil painting demo in the entrance to Macy's department store
to promote classes as the Venice Art Center.
Both images were raffled off to lucky winners.


First Place Award at Above and Below Show

"Professional Artist Ron Sanders won 1st Place for his 'Summer Celebration' oil painting,
part of the "Above and Below" Art Show displayed until the end of October at the North Port Art Center,
5950 Sam Shapos Way, near US #41 - off North Port Blvd."


Ron Sanders' oil on canvas, "Bayview," priced at $7,500, is on loan at
the office of North Port, FL, Assistant City Manager Daniel P. Schult, SPHR.

Upcoming FREE Demos

Sept 24 - 6:30pm-8:30pm @ North Port Art Center
Event: "Where Community and Arts Meet"

Oct 10 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm @ North Port Art Center
Event: "Arts Night"

Oct 17 - 10:00am - 12:00noon @ Keeton's Office & Art Supply
817 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205-8646
Phone: 941-747-2995 or 1-800-833-4735
FREE Colored Pencil Demonstration



A Teacher and His Students
Ron Sanders PAA with Kitt Moran and Carolyn Miller

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September 5-29, 2009


SunArt Gallery
307 Taylor St. - Punta Gorda, FL 33950 - 941-639-3956

JUNE 18 - AUGUST 15, 2009



These shots were taken by my friend, Hodges Soileau, at Spanish Pointe as I painted the boat house. Hodge won 1st place for one of his paintings done at Spanish Pointe, with Mary Erickson, Bill Farnsworth and Katie Dobson Cundiff taking prize money as well.


Here I am concentrating on a watercolor demonstration for students at the North Port Art Center  Punta Gorda Visual Art Center Portrait Class working from live model.