R. Farrington Sharp

I have created many sculptures over the years in various sizes and media. I have been fortunate to have been selected to exhibit in  juried shows as well as having won or made the short list in a number of  juried public art competitions. Here are most of them:


Ronald Farrington Sharp, Sculptor, writer (rfsharpbooks.com)


      2003-20018 Work for private sales

      2002        City of Ft. Lauderdale “Art in Downtown” Selected Sculpture loan program

      1999        Mary Cameron Driver, wrought iron sculptural gates Ann Arbor, MI

      1999        South Bay Bronze, "The Gateway Project" San Jose, CA  bronze bas relief portraits

      1999        Dr. Frank S. Blumenthal, 10' wrought iron gate Ann Arbor MI

      1999        John Cologne Chrysler, Outdoor figurative sculpture, Pinckney, Michigan

      1997      Ferris State University, Michigan Art Walk, site specific outdoor sculpture, Big Rapids, MI

      1994-2001      Portrait Busts of Nikola Tesla for :

                     California Institute of Technology, Bridge Physics Building;

                     Harvard University, Jefferson Physics Laboratory

                     Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Barker Engineering Library;

                     Princeton University, Engineering Quadrangle;

                     University of Michigan EECS Bldg., Ann Arbor;

                     Yale University, Becton Engineering & Applied Sciences Building.

                     Also in Univ. of Wisconsin, Univ. of Maryland, and Purdue University  

      1995      Sterling Heights Library, Sterling Heights, MI, forty-foot wall relief - site specific

      1994       Dr. Elizabeth Dorner, San Jose, Costa Rica, Outdoor figurative Sculpture 

      1993      Clara Kott Von-Storch Gallery, Dexter, Mi, Garden Fence, gate and 3D sculp.  site specific

      1992      University of Central Florida, Orlando, Percent for Art, Site Specific Wall Relief Sculpture 

      1991      Mager Scientific Company, Scio Township, Michigan, Outdoor sculpture

      1991      Ramon Scott, Seattle, Washington, Outdoor Sculpture

      1990      University of Wisconsin Ceramics Lab, Percent for Art Sculpture purchase

      1986      Dominos Pizza, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mi. Bronze Portrait Bust

      (and many other private collections)


      2017        2d place, Dexter Plein Air competition, Dexter, Michigan

      2006        Florida Palm Beach Sculpture Biennale Juried outdoor sculpture show

      2000        Finalist, City of Williamsburg VA public Sculpture project (cancelled lack of funding)

      1999        National Finalist UAW Memorial to Electric Autolite Strike, Toledo, Ohio

      1999        National Finalist University of Wisconsin Madison Percent for Art Sculpture @ Waisman Center

      1998        National Finalist State of Ohio Percent for Art Sculpture, Columbus State Community College

      1998        Third Place Port Charlotte County Florida Justice Center National Sculpture Competition

      1998        Finalist for a percent for art commission in St. Petersburg, Florida: Police Administration Bldg

      1998        Finalist City of St. Petersburg Northeast Water Reclamation Plant sculpture project

      1997        National Finalist, City of Rockville, MD, Art in Public Places National Site Specific Competition

      1997        Beach Art Center Open Competition, award for sculpture. Indian Rocks Beach Florida

      1996        City of St. Petersburg, finalist, Outdoor sculpture site specific competition, Fire Station

      1995        Honorable Mention, Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania National Design Competition

      1991        Finalist, National Sculpture Competition, Aurora, Illinois Parks Dept.

      1991        Second Place Columbia Missouri, National Sculpture Design Competition

      1990        Merit Award for sculpture, Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, California

      1989        Finalist, National Sculpture Competition, Juneau, Alaska

      1989        Finalist, National Sculpture Competition, St. Michaels Church Project, Mt. Airey, Maryland

      1989        Finalist, National Sculpture Competition, Montgomery County, Maryland

      1988        Finalist, Spirit of Sterling Heights Sculpture Competition, Sterling Heights, Michigan

      1988        Third Place, National Sculpture Design Competition, Clack Art Center, Alma, Michigan

      1985        Honorable Mention, Whirlpool Sculpture Competition, St. Joseph, Michigan



      2017        Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association Annual Juried Show, Birmingham, Michigan

      2006        Palm Beach International Sculpture Biennale international juried outdoor sculpture show

1999          National Open Juried Exhibition, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, Florida

1999        “Figure it Out” National Juried Exhibition, Susannah Keith Gallery, Dexter, MI

      1998        "Past, Present, Future" Clare Spitler Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan

      1997        "More or Less" Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor MI

      1997        Annual Open Competition, Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach Florida

      1996        "Love and Hate"  Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

      1995        "Then and Now" Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

      1994        “Art and Social Justice” Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend,  Indiana

      1994        "Introducing the Radicals" Clara Kott Von Storch Gallery, Dexter, Michigan

      1994        Dr. Martin Luther King Exhibit, Three bronze panels, Univ. of Mich Community Ctr Ann Arbor MI

      1994        Jackson Area Show, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan

      1994        “Business and Pleasure” Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

      1993       "Issues of Oppression" Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana CA

      1993      Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Brimingham-Bloomfield Art Assoc.. Birmingham, MI

      1993       "1993 Fine Arts Competition" Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan

      1992        "Out of Clay" National Fine Arts Show, Clara Kott Von Storch Gallery, Dexter, MI

      1992        42nd Nat'l Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Academic Artists Assoc. Springfield MA

      1992         Jackson Area Show, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson Michigan                                 

      1992         Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Ass. Birmingham MI

      1991        12th Michigan Artists Competition, The Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan

      1991        Fine Arts Exhibition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan

      1990        Artists View the Human Form, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

      1990        Feats of Clay III Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, California

      1990        "Midwestern Sculpture Competition" South Bend Art Center, South Bend, Indiana

      1989        "Dearborn First Presbyterian Invitational Art Show" Dearborn, Michigan

      1988        "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

      1988      "Witness of the Time" Race Street Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

      1988        "9th Michigan Artist's Competition" Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan

      1988        "2nd Annual Ecclesiastical Art Show" Historic Trinity, Detroit, Michigan

      1988        "All Media Show" Left Bank Gallery, Flint, Michigan

      1987        "Recent Realism" Associated Artists Gallery, Buffalo, New York

      1987        "Family and Friends" Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

      1987        "Transforming Visions" Sword into Plowshares Peace Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

      1986        "Elegant Erotica" The Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C.

      1986        "1st Annual Juried Competition"  Southside Art League, Indianapolis, Indiana

      1985        "Whirlpool Sculpture Competition" Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

      1985        "8th Annual Capital City Arts" Lansing City Hall, Lansing, Michigan

      1985        "Little Erotic 85" Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, New York

      1985        "32nd Annual Open Competition" Mamaroneck Artist's Guild, White Plains, New York

      1985        "6th Michigan Artist's Competition" The Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

      1984        "National Small Sculpture Show" Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Elected to the Michigan Academy of Artists, lifetime;

      Washtenaw Community College Arts Advisory Board 1993-4

      National Sculpture Society, International Sculpture Center,

      Also, director of Farrington Keith Creative Arts Center, 1988-93 and sculpture instructor, speaker on art topics