background
Lon Brauer – Fine Artist

I am a painter of both figure and landscape.  Although a realist in my approach my main emphasis is on the narrative
of the making of a painting, skirting the abstract.  I feel that a successful painting must have energy, sophisticated use
of materials and mark making, confidence, and sound composition. And it must have innovation. I look to make
paintings that are both structurally sound and intellectually and emotionally relevant.  My challenge and goal is to bring
something new to the table providing the viewer with a new experience outside of the norm.

Education

MFA - Painting
                          2007
Fontbonne University                  St. Louis, MO
MA - Painting                             2006
Fontbonne University                  St. Louis, MO
BFA - Painting                           1980
Washington University                 St. Louis, MO

Gallery Representation

Opper & Webb, London, UK
Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Augusta Wood LTD, Augusta, MO

Memberships

American Impressionist Society
Missouri Valley Impressionists Society
Outdoor Painters Society
Missouri Plein Air Painters Association
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
Plein Air Painters of America
Art St. Louis


Awards

Purchase Award                                 Augusta Plein Air, 2015
Honorable Mention                             Augusta Plein Air, 2015
Honorable Mention                             Augusta Plein Air, 2015
Honorable Mention                             Augusta Plein Air, 2015
Honorable Mention                             Augusta Plein Air, 2015
1st Place Award                                 Steelville, Plein Air, 2015
3rd place award quick draw               Camp Hill Plein Air, 2015
1st place quick draw                          Mountain Maryland Plein Air, 2015
3rd place quick draw                         Mountain Maryland Plein Air, 2015
Plein Air Magazine Award                  Mountain Maryland Plein Air, 2015
Purchase Award                                Augusta Plein Air, 2012
Best in Category                                Augusta Plein Air, 2011
Honorable Mention                            Webster Groves paint-out, 2013



Award of Merit                                    Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 2014
Merit Award                                        SCCC Regional Exhibition, 2014
Award of Merit                                    Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 2014
Best of Show                                      Midwest Salute to the Arts, 2013
Outstanding Artist Award                    Southlake, TX Art Fair, 2013
Purchase Award                                 Augusta Plein Air, 2013
Best of Show                                      Queeny Park Art Fair, 2012
Best in Category                                Midwest Salute to the Arts, 2012
Donna Abbot Award                           Highland Art Fair, 2012
Best in Category                                Highland Art Fair, 2011
Award of Excellence                          Queeny Park Art Fair, 2011

Professional Experience

2009- present
       Fine art studio under name of Lon Brauer Studios                       Granite City, IL

1991 – present      Owner of Lon Brauer & Co.                                                            St. Louis, MO
                 •        Commercial photography and photo illustration, film and digital capture
                 •        Extensive work with product photography; specifically food, medical and scientific
                          devices, furniture, architecture       
                 •        Painting and fine arts instruction

1987-1991              Partner in Leslie-Brauer Studios                                                      St. Louis, MO
                 •        Commercial product photography, large format, film

1980-1987              Staff Photographer with Steve Adams Studio                                   St. Louis, MO
                 •        Retail product/Hard-line photography, large format, film


Exhibitions

2015
                 •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                          
Dark to Light                                              juried group
                 •        Galesburg Art Center                                 Galesburg, IL
                          
Galex 49                                                     juried group
                 •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                          
Honors Award Exhibit                               juried group
                 •        Foundry Art Centre                                     St. Louis, MO
                         
 Circus                                                         juried group

2014
                 •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                          
The Exhibition, XXX                                  juried group
                 •        St. Charles Community College                   St. Peters, MO
                         
 Invitational                                                  juried group
                          Merit Award
                 •        Edwardsville Arts Center                              Edwardsville, IL
                          
Literally Figurative                                     curated group
                 •        Foundry Art Centre                                      St. Louis, MO
                         
 Read all Over                                              solo
                 •        Art St. Louis                                                 St. Louis, MO
                          
Good & Evil                                                 juried group
                          Award of merit
                 •        Art St. Louis                                                 St. Louis, MO
                          
Food, Glorious Food                                    curated group
                 •       Third Degree Glass Factory                          St. Louis, MO
                         
 Outside Views                                             solo
                 •        Plein Air Southwest Salon                             Dallas, TX
                          
Salon Weekend                                           juried group
                 •        Foundry Art Center                                      St. Charles, MO
                         
 Figure Works                                              curated group
                 •        Art St. Louis                                                 St. Louis, MO
                          Pictorialist                                                   juried group
                          Award of Merit

2013

                  •        Art St. Louis                                                 St. Louis, MO
                           
Misperception                                             juried group
                  •        St. Louis Artist Guild                                    St. Louis, MO
                           
Clearly Human                                            juried group
                  •        Foundry Art Center                                     St. Charles, MO
                          
 Luminous Language                                  juried group
                           Group Award
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                          
 XXVIII Exhibition                                        juried group
                  •        Pennisula School of Art                               Door County, WI
                           
Door County Plein Air Festival                 group
2012
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
Blur                                                            juried group
                  •        Shameless Grounds                                   St. Louis, MO
                          
 Love, Lust, & Ethics                                  curated group

2011
                  •        Addison Art Gallery                                    Orleans, MA
                          
 OPA Eastern Regional                              juried group
                  •        Cedarhurst Center for the Arts                   Mt. Vernon, IL
                           
Southern Illinois Artists Open                  juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
Fine Line                                                    curated group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                          
 Drift                                                             juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
Eye of the Beholder                                   juried group
                  •        Gallery 101                                                 Collinsville, IL
                          
 Figure This                                                 solo

2010
                  •        Rive Gauche Art Galleries                           Scottsdale AZ
                           
Lon Brauer: Faces                                      solo
                  •        LAL                                                              Lexington, KY
                          
 NUDE 2010                                                  juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                 St. Louis, MO
                           
Seeing Red                                                 juried group

2009
                  •        CIAO Gallery                                               Jackson, WY
                           
How We See Ourselves                             juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
The Exhibition XXV                                  juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
Hops Art                                                     group
                  •        Gentleman Soldier                                      Noblesville, IN
                          
 War for Independence                              solo
                  •        Art St. Louis                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
Out of the Blue                                          juried group
                  •        Nude Nite                                                   Orlando, FL
                          
 Nude Nite                                                   juried group
                  •        Contemporary Longrifle Assoc.                 Cumberland, KY
                           
CLA at Cumberland                                 group
                  •        Ciao Gallery                                              Wilson, WY
                           
Naturally Nude                                         juried group
                  •        Taos Gallery                                             Taos, NM
                           
Open Category                                         juried group
                  •        Ciao Gallery                                              Wilson, WY
                           
Essence of Classic Modernism               juried group
                  •        Clatsop Community College                      Astoria, OR
                           
Au Naturel                                                juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                              St. Louis, MO
                          
 Human Nature                                          juried group
                  •        Bert’s Warehouse                                     Detroit, MI
                           
The Dirty Show X                                     juried group
                  •        Murray State University                             Murray, KY
                           
Kentucky National 2009                           juried group

2008

                  •        The Foundry Art Centre                            St. Charles, MO
                           
Beyond the Resume                                 group        
                  •        The Heights Community Centre                 Richmond Heights, MO
                           
More Patterns                                           group
                  •        The Foundry Art Centre                             St. Charles, MO
                           
Figurative Works                                      juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                               St. Louis, MO
                           
Patterns & Pixels                                      juried group
                  •        St. Charles Community College                 St. Peters, MO                
                          
 Invitational                                               group
                  •        St. Louis Artist Guild                                  St. Louis, MO
                           
Metzger Show                                           juried group
2007        
                  •        Lexington Art League                                Lexington, KY                  
                          
 The International Nude Show                 juried group
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Forest Park                St. Louis, MO
                           
Faculty Show                                                              group
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley         St. Louis, MO  
                           
Studio Annex Gallery
                  •        Fontbonne University                                St. Louis, MO
                           
MFA Thesis Show                                    group
                  •        St. Louis Artist’ Guild                                 St. Louis, MO
                           
Metzger Memorial                                     juried Group

2006        
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Forest Park                St. Louis, MO
                           
Faculty Show                                                              group
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley        St. Louis, MO
                           
Faculty Show                                                              group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                               St. Louis, MO
                           
New Works / 9 States                                juried group
                  •        Fontbonne University                                 St. Louis, MO
                           
MA/MFA Thesis Show                               group
                  •        The Foundry Centre                                  St. Charles, MO
                          
 Paintings                                                   juried group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                               St. Louis, MO
                           
Layered, Stitched, Assembled                 juried group

2005        
                  •        Art St. Louis                                              St. Louis, MO
                           
Surfaces: Within & Without                   juried group
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Forest Park                St. Louis, MO
                           
Then and Now                                                             solo

2004       
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Meramec                    St. Louis, MO
                           
Painted Plates III: Ovals                                              group
                  •        St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley        St. Louis, MO
                           
Faculty Show                                                              group
                  •        Cahokia Mounds                                                          Collinsville, IL
                           
Images of Native American Life                                 juried group        
                           Award:  Second Place - Color Photography
                  •       
 Art St. Louis                                              St. Louis, MO
                           
Validating the Object                              juried group
                  •        Mark Palmer Gallery                                 Paducah, KY
                          
 3 Artists                                                   group
                  •        Lexington Art League                               Lexington, KY
                           
Nude 2004                                                juried group

2003         
                  •        Art Co-Op                                                St. Louis, MO
                           
Photogrammar                                        juried group
                  •        Three Sinks Gallery                                 Webster Groves, MO
                           
Figure 8                                                   group
                  •        Plaza Frontenec                                       Frontenec, MO
                           
Art work in the Atrium                           group
                  •        Art St. Louis                                             St. Louis, MO
                           
Water                                                      juried group
                  •        Three Sinks Gallery                                 Webster Groves, MO
                           
Work in the Tub                                     group
                  •        Chase Park Plaza                                    St. Louis, MO
                           
Premier showing of “The Guys”           group display and panel discussion
                                                                                           (in conjunction with film)
                  •        St. Louis Artist’s Guild                              St. Louis, MO
                           
Portraits                                                  juried group
                  •        Lexington Art League                              Lexington KY
                           
Nude 2003                                               juried group

2002          
                   •        Louderman Lofts                                    St. Louis, MO
                   •        Art St. Louis                                           St. Louis, MO
                            
911+1                                                     juried
                   •        St. Charles Community College              St. Peters, MO
                            
Annual Regional Fine Art Exhibition.  juried group
                            Award:  Second Place
                   •        Three Sinks Gallery                                Webster Groves, MO
                            
6 St. Louis Artists                                  group
                   •        Art St. Louis                                            St. Louis, MO
                            
Multiples, because once is not enough  juried group
                   •        Three Sinks Gallery                                 Webster Groves, MO
                            
A Visual Discourse                                 solo
                   •        Art St. Louis                                             St. Louis, MO
                            
Black & White                                        juried group

2001          
                   •        North Gallery                                           Florissant, MO
                            
Relics from the Present                         solo
                   •        St. Charles Community College               St. Peters, MO
                            
Regional Fine Art Exhibit                      juried group
                   •        Art St. Louis                                             St. Louis, MO
                            
Not Your Ordinary Self Portrait             juried group
                   •        R. Duane Reed Gallery                           St. Louis, MO
                            
7 St. Louis Painters                                group
                   •        St. Louis Artist Guild                                St. Louis, MO
                           
 In Your Face                                           juried group
                   •        D’Arcy Advertising - St. Louis                  St. Louis, MO
                            
Fragments - New Sculpture                   solo
                   •        St. Charles Community College               St. Peters, MO
                           
 Invitational Art Exhibition                     group
                   •        Art St. Louis                                             St. Louis, MO
                            
Honor Awards 2001                                juried group
                   •        Art St. Louis                                             St. Louis, MO
                            
Outside the Frame                                  juried group

2000                 
                   •        Art St. Louis/ The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis                St. Louis, MO
                           
 Art-on-Art Collaborative                                                    group
                            Art St. Louis                                             St. Louis, MO
                            
Art St. Louis XVI, The Exhibition          juried group
                   •       Gateway Green Vendor Expo                   St. Louis, MO
                            
Recycle-Functional                                furniture/sculpture
                   •        Art St. Louis                                            St. Louis, MO
                          
  Arrangements                                        juried group
                            Award:  Award of Excellence
                   •       Three Sinks Gallery                                 Webster Groves, MO
                           
 Figure-Studies                                       solo
                   •        Art St. Louis                                            St. Louis, MO
                            
Mixed Bag                                              juried group
                   •        Art This                                                  St. Louis, MO
                            
Survivors-Art in the Wasteland          group
                   •        Art St. Louis                                           St. Louis, MO
                            
Structurally Speaking                          juried group

1999                  
                   •        Hot Locust Cantina                                St. Louis, MO
                            
Artwork in the Hall                               solo
                   •        Loft Works                                             St. Louis, MO
                            
Paintings in the New Space                 solo
                   •        Art St. Louis                                           St. Louis, MO
                            
Go Figure                                              juried group


Professional Teaching Experience

2007
                         Adjunct Instructor - St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
                   •        Design II, Design III, Design IV
                             
Adjunct Instructor – St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
                   •        Draw I, Draw II (Fall)
                            
Juror -- Washington, MO
                   •        Art Fair


2006                         Adjunct Instructor – St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
                   •        Drawing I (Fall)
                           
 Adjunct Instructor - St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
                   •        Figure drawing I and II (Fall)
                            
Adjunct Instructor -St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
                   •        Figure drawing I and II (Sum)
   
2005                         Co-Juror - Webster University                        Webster Groves, MO
                   •        Student Photography Exhibit

2004                         Adjunct Instructor – St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
                   •        Figure drawing I. (Fall)