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The Artist


Born in Ireland on a Good Friday, designer Ronald Neill Dixon
brings an extensive and diverse set of credentials and experience
to his work in the liturgical arts.
The son of a church organist, he was well grounded in the faith
before receiving his formal training in his craft at the college level.

With his strong foundation in religion,
a major in stained glass a
nd a minor in silversmithing,
he was sought out by an American liturgical arts studio
which sponsored his move to this country.

Working on staff and freelance with various studios,
Mr. Dixon received hundreds of commissions from churches and temples
of diverse denominations throughout the United States,
designing each project individually to produce a work of art
lective of the faith and lives of each religious community.
In the early 1990's, he began to design ecclesiastical art and interiors
under his own name through the Dixon Studio of Virginia.

above: full size drawing for wood bas relief
for Resurrection Cemetery; Peoria, Illinois, 1992


Belfast College of Art
     Stained Glass Major, Silversmith Minor
     graduated as top student, professional level

Related Employment
Stained Glass Designer, Artist, Painter for
     six national stained glass and interior arts studios prior to 1991
     and for DIXON STUDIO of Staunton, Virginia, 1991-present

Certificates and Awards
Full Merit Scholarship Award 
     to Belfast College of Art
     by the Ministry of Education
National Diploma of Design
     Special Level with London Adjudication
Craft Certificate for Stained Glass
     Irish government certification
Award of Excellence
     Stained Glass Association of America
Liturgical Furnishings Design Award
     Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture
Bene Visual Arts Award & 2 Honorable Mentions
     Ministry & Liturgy Magazine

above: invitation to First Things exhibition
at the Staunton Augusta Art Center, 2016

     Dixon Gallery; Staunton, Virginia
     November 2020 - May 2021
EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW - Archetypes of Belief & Challenge
     Dixon Gallery; Staunton, Virginia
     September - December 2019
MADE FOR HEAVEN - A Visual Hagiography
     Dixon Gallery; Staunton, Virginia
     October 2018 - Spring 2019
FIRST THINGS - Ecclesiastical Designs & Working Drawings
     solo show
     Staunton Augusta Art Center; Staunton, Virginia
     September - October 2016
FROM SHAME TO TRIUMPH: Images of Crucifixion
     invitational group show
     Washington Theological Union; Washington, DC
     December 2000-January 2001

ART & SOUL: The Stained Glass Work of Ronald Neill Dixon, NDD
     solo show
     Lynchburg Fine Arts Center; Lynchburg, Virginia
     an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
     December 1996-January 1997

author of Windows of Opportunity
     a guidebook for pastors & committees ©1994
featured in Windows of Kansas City
     by Bruce Mathews
     published by Kansas City Star Books, 2014

subject of 'Artist Takes Panes to Grace Churches'
     in The Richmond Times of Richmond, Virginia
     January 3, 2004
subject of 'Working His Wonders with Windows'
     in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia
     December 25, 1995
subject of 'Painting with Light'
     in Albemarle magazine of Virginia
     December 1995
subject of two articles in national Stained Glass magazine:
     'Liturgical Arts,' fall 1992 and
     'Artist-Designer: Ronald Neill Dixon,' spring 1983

Television Appearances
profile on 700 Club, March 17, 1997

     CBN national program
profile on WSET-TV News, December 1995
     ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, Virginia


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