Working extensively with healthcare
organizations, Merchant strives to
enhance the relationship between
health and art.
This series of works and the panel
discussion with Dr. Rob Bruley, M.D.,
The Bruley Center, and Vicki Hovde,
Dorsey-Hovde ArtDesign are part of the
growing evidence based design
movement to create a healthier
The Art & Health Panel Discussion
explores art's personal healing,
meditative and calming effects when
healthcare and corporate environments.
Click HERE for info on Ron's original rock music group. Pepper Fog.
Famous Dave's, Lake & Hennepin. Friday, August 5, 2011, 11:00 cover $8.00 also Crow at 9:15
|Westfield Hospital Commissions New Painting
New Richmond, Wisconsin, November 2010
Westfield Hospital has commissioned a new painting by Ron Merchant for their newly remodeled reception area.
The painting, "Wisconsin Shade" captures the peacefulness of a sunny day overlooking the lake. Figures enjoy the
shade while a strolling dog walker enters the scene to share in the early fall season.
oil on canvas, 36" x 60"
|Merchant Selected as finalist for 2011 Minnesota State Fair Poster
St. Paul, Minnesota, November 2010
For the first time ever, the Minnesota State Fair has asked local artists to submit ideas for the official
commemorative art of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Oil painter, Ron Merchant, has been selected
from a field of 80 applicants to be one of five finalists to create sketches or near-complete artwork of their
visual interpretation of the fair. A stipend of $300.00 will be paid to each finalist to help prepare their work.
A final decision will be announced by January 21, 2011, to allow for completion by March 4th, 2011.
|. Sanford Heart Hospital
. commissions paintings
Sanford Heart Hospital has selected Ron Merchant to create a
series of paintings for inclusion in their new hospital located in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The new oil paintings will be installed in the waiting, family and
respite rooms throughout the hospital. The paintings will offer
positive distraction and familiar, comforting imagery of people
in serene outdoor settings.
The project is being coordinated by Oland Arts Consulting
located in Sioux Falls, and is scheduled to be completed
by November, 2011.
|Street Walkers II
16" x 20", oil on canvas