Sondra Jonson

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Sondra Jonson

United States

The studio of sculptor Sondra L. Jonson has been located in rural southwest Nebraska for 24 years. Jonson, a magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, has also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia College of Art, the Centro D’Estudios Hispanicos in Madrid, Spain and the Frudakis Academy of Art.

 

            Jonson has installed over 100 large sculpture works across the United States and Canada, in public parks, churches, hospitals, schools, Veterans’ parks, shrines and private corporations, including an 11 ft. tall bronze Fallen Soldier Memorial in Sioux Falls, SD, three bronze monuments for the American Veterans Memorial in North Platte, NE, and a bronze WWII monument for the Veterans Park in Frisco, TX.  Her smaller works appear in private collections, office buildings, museums and churches throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa.

 

Jonson’s recent works include a 6 ft. wide bronze wall mural at the NE Farm Bureau Corporate Offices, two outdoor children’s sculptures for Hurricane, Utah, a life-size bronze sculpture group called “Guiding Grace” for St. Vincent’s High School, Savannah, GA, a life-size bronze sculpture group called, “The Children’s Hour” for the Syracuse, NE public library and a monument to St. Katharine Drexel for Resurrection Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. She has recently completed sculptures for the Community Hospital of Beatrice, NE, and St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, NE. Her large mosaic installations include a 6 ft. octagonal glass mosaic Baptism Font for St. James Church in Kearney, NE and a custom-made mosaic Baptism Font for St. Joseph’s Hospital Chapel, Denver, CO.

 

Jonson has been an exhibitor and award winner in numerous juried art shows and outdoor sculpture shows, and her sculptures and writing have been featured in regional and national magazines.  Ms. Jonson was awarded 2018 Award for Outstanding Women in the Arts by the D.A.R. She is also a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who in America.

 

Jonson’s most recent installations include a life-size Sandhill Crane bronze in Kearney, NE, an 8 ft. tall bronze of the Baptism of Christ, 14 bronze Stations of the Cross for Trinity Heights Shrine in Sioux City, IA, and Mosaic Stations of the Cross for St. John's in Cambridge, NE.

 

Ms. Jonson is active in the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artists-in-the-Schools program. She is secretary of her local local American Legion Auxiliary unit, and is active in her church and community.

 

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