The Coachella Valley Art Scene is excited to share with you the news of Ron Cameron as this season’s featured solo artist in our space, The CVAS Art Gallery, inside the Epidemic Skateboard Shop in Palm Desert.
For those not in the loop, Epidemic Skateboard Shop has dedicated wall space in their retail shop to The Coachella Valley Art Scene. Here is where we are allowed to bring in one solo artist every 2-3 months. The artist’s work is featured, for sale and the artist is also open to during small mural work throughout the store as well. The debut show/artist was Kylie Knight for her Buried Gas Line exhibition two months ago. Second artist to be featured at the CVAS Art Gallery will be Ron Cameron for his The Way Out exhibit this Sunday evening.
this SUNDAY evening
The Coachella Valley Art Scene
Epidemic Skateboard Shop
The Way Out
a solo art show and DJ set by Ron Cameron
at the CVAS Art Gallery inside Epidemic Skateboard Shop
72363 Highway 111 # A2, Palm Desert, CA
Time: 7:00om – 10:00pm
Age: All Ages
Facebook RSVP Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/232656173471234/
Official Event Flyer:
About Ron Cameron:
“I was born and raised in Sacramento, California; as were my parents and my grandparents. I was raised in the typical 1970’s single parent suburban family unit, one mom, one sister, and one dog. I wasted no time in moving to the other end of the state shortly after trying one semester of community college. Since then I have lived up and down the state of California, and never outside of that state of mind. The names of towns I have called home are: Carlsbad, Bonsall, Oceanside, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, La Jolla, Hercules, and (from being fed up with traffic for the last time) finally landed in the mysterious desert of the Coachella Valley.
My career path started early and strong, starting in junior high doing lawn jobs, then into high school with landscaping, tree trimming, building redwood decks, and hanging drywall in office buildings. Picking up the pace in the later half of high school, I stumbled into food marketing agencies at age 16, and then sign shops senior year while taking the off-campus Regional Occupancy Program (ROP). After high school my time was mostly devoted to designing graphics for a skateboard company, which became “my ticket out” the next year by moving me far far way to the land of discovery Southern California. With the flood gates of opportunity wide open, I was given the chance to do all sorts of things in the world of design, including: starting skateboard and clothing companies, designing shoes, editing videos, designing magazine layout, CD and record packaging, web design, and even a short detour to work at a Lucky’s grocery store for a few months!
Seeing the world had a slow start for me, up until the age of 20 I had barely been outside of California. Since then I have stepped foot in at least half the states including Hawaii and Alaska. Internationally I have visited Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Italy, and China. I’m still looking forward to Australia, Spain, Japan, and… hell I’ll go anywhere! I want to see it all.
Growing up I was always interested in anything colorful, exciting and outdoors. In grade school I played on all of the sports teams: basketball, baseball, football, and finally the one I liked best; soccer. In junior high skateboarding took over my physical and mental interest, something that team sports just didn’t offer as much of. I became much more attracted to the “me against me” challenge of independent sports. I also had a knack for some indoor activities as well, excelling in school which commonly placed me in gifted programs they called ALPS and GATE. Along the way I ended up in the Scouting program which was an interesting combination of indoor and outdoor challenges, and not being a quitter I rushed all the way to Eagle Scout instead of dropping out when starting to loose interest. I finished high school and with the strict urging of mom, went to college, but only lasted one semester because I was so busy with working for a skateboard company AND an ad agency, AND had a girlfriend, AND traveled because of skateboarding.”
Ron has designed for:
ASPHALT GIG MAGAZINE
BOARD DAUGHTERS CLOTHING
CHANNEL ONE SKATEBOARDS
EPIDEMIC SKATEBOARD SHOP
FORMULA ONE WHEELS
GRAPE NETWERK SKATEBOARDS
JONAS SALK JUNIOR HIGH
KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION
MICKEY FINN – BAND
SECTOR 3 SKATEBOARDS
SKATE RAGS CLOTHING
STATESIDE GARMENT TRADERS
THE AQUABATS – BAND
And many more!…
For more information on Ron Cameron, please visit:
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Big thanks Epidemic Skateboard Shop for allowing something like the CVAS Art Gallery event to happen. We have created a permenant space that the younger art community of the desert has a place to call their own. This first-ever space of its kind is where you will find rotating art works from local artists who styles we believe not only compliment skateboarding and desert culture but also have that speacial “umph” that really makes their work ‘pop’.
Below are some photos of Ron Cameron working on his installation. Make sure to come to the show to see his photography and graphics design work that is for sale as well. Plus!….gotta get that T-shirt!
Make sure to RSVP to the show!! We look forward to seeing you there!!!