Ron Monsma has been teaching drawing and painting at Indiana University South Bend since 1997.
work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago
and recognized with numerous awards and solo exhibitions in Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
is represented in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.
In 2000 a number of his
works were showcased in the Chinese book Contemporary American Oil Painting published by Jilin Press
Ron's pastel work has appeared numerous times in other publications as well including The Pastel Journal, International Artist Magazine, Art News Magazine and The Artist's Magazine
In 2006 his
work appeared in Pure Color, the Best of Pastel published by Northlight Books
and in the book 20th Century Indiana Landscape Painters.
In 2001 Ron
received the Diane B. Bernhard Gold Medal Award for Excellence and was awarded the 2008 Jack Richeson Best of Show Award in the 9th Annual Pastel 100 competition sponsored by The Pastel Journal