Sam Jones IV was born in Houston, Texas in 1970. He works predominantly in mixed-media, most recently combining wood, gold and resin to create multi-dimensional engravings. Influenced by line and composition from an early age, he has worked for years to refine his visual and conceptual vocabulary through his focus on the intersection between light, depth and form.
Jones has studied art at Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston, The Glassell Studio School and life drawing at the Austin Visual Arts Association. He has shown in Santa Fe, NM at McLarry Modern Gallery, at Kirchman Gallery in Texas and Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK.
Jones’s work can be found in myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. He currently lives and works in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Exhibitions, Awards and Media
February 2014 - Coconut Grove Fine Arts Festival Award Winner
September 2013 - Exhibition and Show at Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK.
April 2013 - Featured Artist, Art in the Square, Southlake, TX.
September 2012 - Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education’s - Featured Artist for Annual Art Fundraiser.
June 2011 - Featured on WLKY Morning News, Louisville, KY.
May 2011 - Featured on NBC Morning News, Kansas City, MO.
April 2011 – Selected Jury Member for US Congressional Art Show.
April 2011 – NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation - Featured Artist for Annual Art Slam Event and Fundraiser.
December 2010 – Selected Juror, North East Arkansas Annual Art League Show.
June 2010 – The Jonesboro Sun, Business Section - Featured Artist and Gallery. Jonesboro, AR.
May 2010 – Occasions Magazine, Cover and Feature. Jonesboro, AR.
April 2010 – Occasions Magazine, Gallery O Featured Artist. Jonesboro, AR.
February 2010 – Seton Williamson Foundation - Featured Artist for Annual Gala and Fundraiser.
November 2009 – Insite Magazine, Interview by Jo Anna Ordonez. Feature Sam Jones IV, Artist.
September 13th, 2009 – Arkansas Democratic Gazette, featured in an article covering the "Pinnacle Hills Arts Festival".
Spring 2009 - Kirchman Gallery | contemporary fine art, Featured the work of Sam Jones IV. Johnson City, TX.
January 2009 - Flat Creek Estates Winery, Licensed two of the “Dancers in the Wine” series for wine labels. Austin, TX.
December 2008 – Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival “Barrels Across Texas”, selected as one of 25 celebrity / artist to create and paint a wine barrel for charity. Austin, TX.
July 2008 – Art Business News, Featured Emerging Artist. Feature Sam Jones IV, Emerging Artist.
June 22nd - July 20th, 2008 - Austin Visual Arts Association. Selected Work for Scarbrough Exhbit
June 2008 - Eight Originals from “Dancers in the Wine” series purchased by Flat Creek Estates Winery.
October 12, 2007 - Houstonist.com, by Monica Danna. Interview: Sam Jones IV, Mixed Media Artist/Painter . Houston, Tx.
Featured artist 2006 World Salsa Championships. Las Vegas, NV.
World Poker Tour 2006 Commission. Las Vegas, NV.
Texas Challenge Ballroom Dance Competition, Licensed “Tango” for all marketing materials. Houston, TX. 2006-ongoing..
Selected for 2006 “Working Artist” program. San Antonio, TX.
Member Arkansas Arts Council