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 90 large sculpture works across the United States and Canada, in churches, hospitals, schools, public parks, Veterans’ parks, shrines and private
corporations, including an 11 ft. tall bronze Veterans 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 small-to-medium size works appear in private collections, office buildings, museums and churches throughout the U.S.,
and in Europe and Africa.
Jonson’s most recent installations include a 6 ft. wide bronze wall mural at the NE Farm Bureau Corporate Offices, a life-size bronze sculpture group called “Guiding Grace” at
St. Vincent’s High School in 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 in San Antonio, TX. She has recently completed sculptures for the Community Hospital of Beatrice, NE, and the St. Augustine Indian Mission
in Winnebago, NE. In 2016, she completed a 6 ft. octagonal glass mosaic Baptism Font for St. James Church in Kearney, NE and is currently working on a mosaic Baptism Font for St.
Joseph’s Hospital Chapel in Denver, CO.
Jonson has been an exhibitor and award winner in numerous juried art shows and has been featured in many magazines, both regional and national. This month Ms. Jonson
will receive the national D.A.R. Award for outstanding Women in the Arts. The award will be presented by the Lexington, NE chapter of the D.A.R., at 6:00 p.m. on March 13, at Grace
Lutheran Church in Lexington.
Ms. Jonson is active in the Nebraska Arts Council sponsored Artists-in-the-Schools program. She is also involved in her local church and community, and in the American Legion Auxiliary.