I am a multi-media artist and curator/publisher at www.highartfridays.com (HAF). I have been busy in the studio with several installation projects which include working in the unsustainable material, plastics. For the past three years, HAF has focused on international artists who are transforming the environmental hazard into works of art, with the hope of bringing awareness to our society of the damages this medium causes.
2019 - Art House - Urban Bright art residency, Cleveland Ohio
2019 - Firefish Festival '19 -site installation, Lorain
2019 - Rooms To Let '19, Cleveland Ohio (Slavic Village)
2018 - Firefish Festival '18 - site installation, Lorain Ohio
2018 - CAN Triennial - site installation, Cleveland Ohio
2018 - Rooms To Let '18, Cleveland Ohio (Slavic Village)
2018 - Lakewood Light-in-Sight, Lakewood Ohio
2018 - SPACES gallery 8 x 8 x 8, Cleveland Ohio
2018 - Cleveland Museum of Art. Mix: Spectacle, Cleveland Ohio.
2017 - 10dence gallery in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2017 - Generosity as a Currency, Auvelais, Belgium
2017 - Gaac in Wageningen, Holland, The Netherlands
2016 - Poligious Issues at de Kroon in Schiedam, the Netherlands
2016 - Poligious Issues at EAT, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 - San Francisco International Arts Festival: 2016: the 100-year celebration of DADA Global Arts Project (GAP) artists group show
2015 - Global Arts Project (GAP), Lecce Italy
2015 - Cleveland Museum of Art. CMA art bites 2-day tour: "men in hats".
2013 - Cleveland Fashion Week Duct Tape Competition. 2nd place Best Design cash prize.
2011 - Cleveland Playhouse "FusionFest" Men in Hats Performance
2019 - BBC News "our plastic world" featured In Pictures: plastic
2019 - CAN journal Spring 2019 "high art, plastic, and hats" by jimi izrael http://canjournal.org/2019/02/high-art-plastic-and-hats-ron-shelton/?fbclid=IwAR19J10Tc8wTG7glETLBRVHciE6rc-7OCw8isgYCq6xEoZSnFrvGxkf6AQc#.XHq7qXmhuSY.facebook
2017 - SIL Leadership Academy - certificate of completion
2015 - Global Arts Project (GAP) Artist Residency, Lecce Italy
2013, 2015, 2018 - OAC artists with disabilities award grant
2013 - Cleveland FashionWeek 2nd Place Duct Tape Wearable Art
2011 - RES baby Nudu hat on FOX "Bones" 2 episodes (baby Michael)
2001 - City Council, City of Columbus Ohio Resolution of Expression
featured image: "plastic air cylinder IV" (YELLOW) 5ft x 23in diameter, plastic, wire