DETAIL OF SAILINGRON MCILVAIN

Born in St. Louis, Missouri
Currently lives and works in Kirkwood, Missouri

Telephone: 847.924.9142 and 314.835.1531
Email: ronmcilvain@gmail.com

Education

1972 Master of Arts (Painting and Bronze Casting), University of Kansas
1963 Bachelor of Science (Education and Fine Arts) Southeast Missouri State University

Juried Exhibitions 

 

2019
“Biennial Quad-State Exhibit”, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois (Juried by John Schuerman, Artist and Independent Curator, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  “Members Juried Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Robert A. Powell, Founder and Executive Director of Portfolio Gallery and Education Center, St. Louis, Missouri)
  “Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator Modern and Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri)
*Edgar L. Metzger Memorial Award 
2018 “The Essence of Form”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Fran Skiles, International Exhibiting Artist, Teacher, Lecturer with Studios in Florida and West Virginia)
  “Macro Micro”, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri (Juried by Peg Fetter, Nationally Recognized Metalsmith, Teaching at Craft Alliance, Washington University and Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri)
2017 “Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Emily Eddins, Art Dealer for 30 Years, Currently with Haw Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri)
*Conducted painting workshops in conjunction with the exhibition at the request of the Artists’ Guild.
2016 “130 Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Hanna R. Reeves, Gallery Director. Sager Baudis Gallery, Columbia, Missouri)
“ViewPoint 48”, The Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, Ohio (Juried by Sonia Hidalgo, Full-time Artist in Northeast Los Angelos, and Tamera Lenz Muente, Assistant Curator, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio; Final Judge — Cesar Santos, Globally Recognized Painter by Annigoni Museum, Italy; Beijing Museum, China; National Gallery, Costa Rica)
* Jack Richeson Award of Distinction
“Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience”, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missour
(Juried by Lynn Friedman Hamilton, Executive Director Maturity and Its Muse and Meredith Malone, Associate Curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri)
“Noticing Nature”, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missoui (Juried by Wayne Trinklein, Sculptor, St. Peters, Missouri)
Clearly Human II”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Victor Wang, Professor in Painting and Drawing Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri)
2015 “The Twenty-Sixth Cedarhurst Biennial”, Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois (Juried by David Brinker, Assisstant Director, Saint Louis University Museum of Contemporary Religous Art and Kathryn Nahorski, Executive Director, St. Louis Artist Guild)
Biennial Quad-State Exhibit”, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois (Juried by Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan)
 “MOVE! The Exhibit”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Bryan Haynes, New Regionalist Painter, St Albans, Missouri)
2014 “Summer Regional Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Assiciate Professor of Studio Arts and Art History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois)
2013 “Luminous Language”, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri (Juried by Matthew Cornell, Nationally Recognized Photorealistic Painter, Orlando, Florida)
2012 “Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juried by Marla Prather, Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Prior Juried Exhibitions

1970 “Artists Under 30”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
* Daniel Fitspatrick Award Winner
1969 “Oil and Sculpture Exhibition”, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
*Anonymous Prize Winner
1968 “38th Annual Exhibition”, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri (Juried by Ernest Smith, Director, Gallery of Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri)
20TH Annual Exhibit”, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois (Juried by Edward Betts, Professor of Art, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois)
1967 “Twelth Mid South Exhibiion”, Brooks Memorial Art Museum, Memphis, Tennessee (Juried by Sue M. Thurman, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston)

Other Exhibitions

2015 “All Abstracts”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Critics’ Reviews

Mary King, St. Louis Post Dispatch, “Ronald McIlvain won the $100 Daniel Fitzpatrick prize for ‘Structural White’, a tightly, intelligently organized composition with a viscous but dry surface.”

John Brod Peters, St. Louis Globe Democrat, “One of the most promising artists in the show is Ronald McIlvain whose impressive oil, ‘Structure No. 300’, is a handsomely composed, heavily structured treatment of reds which recede into blues. Effective variation of texture improves the essential gravity of the work which displays a quality of rich mystery akin to a medieval tapestry.”

 

Published Articles

Bryan Hollerbach, Ladue News, ” Art and Soul”, http://www.laduenews.com/arts-and-culture/columns/art-soul-ron-mcilvain/article_d92f4709-1104-5932-9581-6ddc1c32e7b8.html

Bryan Robertson, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Blog, “Abstract Sensations”, https://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/blog/2019/5/15/abstract-sensations

Professional Associations

St. Louis Artists’ Guild

Experience

2009 – Present: Abstract Painter
1974 – 2008: Various companies in the publishing industry managing creative, design, photographic, product
development, marketing, sales, and media consulting organizations retiring after 17 years from Thomson/Reuters as divisional VP/GM.
1971 – 1973: CEMREL, INC. (Central Midwestern Regional Educatonal Laboratory), St. Louis, Missouri, Director of design, photography, film making and production.
1970 – Ritenour School District, St. Louis, Missouri, Adult education drawing instructor.
1964 – 1970: Ritenour School District, St. Louis, Missouri, Art teacher, Art Department Chairman.
1963 – 1964: Jennings School District, St. Louis, Missouri, Art teacher.

Note: Accepted as a candidate for an MFA in painting at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970. Unable to attend for personal reasons.