Ronald A. Short (Santa Monica, Ca. 1954 —)

Classically trained fine artist with national and international exhibitions.  Art therapist experienced in inpatient and outpatient, family counseling and correctional settings. Art and editorial director, writer, editor, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer with experience in nonprofit and commercial publishing and public information.


Classical and contemporary training in fine art, art history and the psychology of art

Master of Arts degree — Art Therapy: California State University, Sacramento

L’ Accademia delle Belle Arti, Florence, Italy — CSUS International Programs Scholarship (Fine Art, Art History)

Bachelor of Arts degree — Fine Art: California State University, Sacramento

Associate of Arts degree — Art: American River College, Sacramento

California State Vocational Education Teaching Credential  (inactive)


Mar.–Apr. 2012: Santa Fe Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico (solo exhibition)

June–July 2011: Santa Fe Baking Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico (solo exhibition)

Nov.–Dec. 2007: Tanglewood Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona (solo exhibition)

Oct.–Nov. 2003: Arts Prescott Gallery, Prescott, Arizona

Sept. 2003: Flagstaff Open Studios, Flagstaff, Arizona

Aug.–Sept. 2003: Apetizers for the Visual Feast, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona

Jan.–Feb. 1997: Oasis/Golden Braid, Salt Lake City, Utah (solo exhibition)

Mar. 1992: Recent Paintings, Barros & Barros, Spokane, Washington (solo exhibition)

Dec. 1991: Prazdnik: Baroque Ball, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Feb.–Apr. 1991: Addy Gallery, Tahoe City, California

Mar.–Apr. 1991: B Street Gallery, San Diego, California

Mar.–Apr. 1990: Works from the Soviet Union, LA Nicola, Los Angeles, California (solo exhibition)

Sept.–Oct. 1989: Allegories, Tver State Museum, Tver, Russia (solo exhibition)

Feb.–Mar. 1988: Allegories, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, Washington (solo exhibition)

Nov. 1976: L’Accademia delle Belle Arti, Florence, Italy


*Bonnie Horrigan: Stalla Maris, Explore – The Journal of Science and Healing, January 2017

*Jacques Laliberte: Don’t Miss This, Zene Magazine, October 2003

Greta Boulanger de Jong: L’Anima Eterna, Catalyst Magazine, February 1997

Gloria Glyer: The Crocker Celebrates for a Month, Sacramento Union, December 1, 1991

*Michael Ackley: Critics Long on Praise for Artist Ronald Short, Sacramento Union, February 27, 1990

* Jean Kavanagh: The Spokane Man, Spokane Woman Magazine, May 1990

*L. Polshikova: Allegories’ Ronald Short, Kilininskaya Pravda, October 20, 1989

*V. Andrienoff: Reopening America, For Communism, October 15, 1989

*A. Komerova: The First to Come Is an Artist, Kalininskaya Pravda, October 3, 1989

*G. Asina: Allegories-Ron Short, Smerna (Changes) – October 2, 1989

*John Sonnechsen: Soviet Art Exchanges Going Well, Eastern Weekly, September 25, 1989

*Paul Turner: Spokane Artist Ron Short Has Exhibit at the USSR’s Kalinin State Museum, Spokesman Review, August 27, 1989

Related Professional Experience

Fine Artist, Illustrator and Book Designer
–Present: Ron Short Studios, 2100 Calle de la Vuelta, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Publications Editor / Art Director
Aug. 2102
–Present: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, One Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Art Director / Production Manager
Oct. 2000–May 2010 Grand Canyon Association, 4 Tonto Street, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Creative Director / Communications Manager
Nov. 1992–Aug. 1997: Columbia HCA-Utah Division, 420 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Director of Publications / Chair University Press
Jul. 1983–Jul.1990: Eastern Washington University, 301 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004