It was on a slow sunny summer Saturday, sitting on his front stoop, that artist Ronnie McClure was suddenly inspired to do something about his peculiar vision and the repeated remarks, “You see things differently.” He went to the bank, took out his whole life savings of $125.00, and bought his first camera, albeit used. McClure found an intensive course that promised to teach in six weeks ALL that he would need to know about photography. He promptly proceeded to ruin his first two rolls of film. Disappointed but undaunted, McClure eventually graduated from San Francisco Art Institute and Rhode Island School of Design.
Among the first generation of artists to embrace digital technology, some of Ronnie’s more notable accomplishments include:
• scholarship to the Kodak Corporation’s Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine,
• Lilly Endowment Grant for “Sacred Journeys: Twentieth Century Art and Faith” at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California,
• acquired as part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas and the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado,
• featured in publications such as Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual 2018,
• and numerous other awards in local and national juried exhibitions.