Creating art and sculptures has been a life long passion and experience!

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At age 4 Don’s, father introduced him to welding, wood working along with basic fabrication.  After years of practice combined with a love for art, nature and science fiction, he was inspired to create a large variety of sculptures.  Don attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and worked 20 years as a production artist and art director where he was responsible for designing displays, brochures, catalogs, instruction manuals, corporate identity material, packaging, billboards and ads.

 

After leaving the advertising field for the fine arts, he created corporate sculptures commissions, furniture, contemporary, indoor outdoor pieces, insect and and robot sculptures.  Now under the Jones Robo-Works banner, his creations are mainly up cycled, recycled robot sculptures which can be found and purchased online and from several galleries, shows and various artist markets.

Adventures

December 1999 Group Show,  Lafond Galleries,  Pittsburgh,  PA  . . .  August 2001 Alumni Show,  Art Institute of Pittsburgh,  Pittsburgh, PA  . . . August 2001 Forms in Steel, Sculpture by Don Jones,  Lafond Galleries,  Pittsburgh,  PA  . . .  August 2001 Shady Side Art Festival,  Pittsburgh, PA,  June 2002 Alumni Show,  Art Institute of Pittsburgh,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . October 2002 Sculpture Installation,  2 PPG Place,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . November 2002 Alumni Show,  Art Institute of Pittsburgh,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . November 2002 Wings and Wildlife Art Show,  National Aviary,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . November 2002 Retro Robot Installation,  Fifth Avenue,  Pittsburgh,  PA . . . April 2003 SciTech Festival Retro Robot Installation,  Carnegie Science Center,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . August 2003 Installation Alumni Show,  Art Institute of Pittsburgh,   Pittsburgh, PA . . . November 2003 Wings and Wildlife Art Show,  National Aviary,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . November 2003 Light Up Night Retro Robot Installation,  2 PPG Place,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . February 2004 Race to Anyplace Retro Robot Visit,  USX Tower,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . April 2004 Cultural Awards Events,  Sculpture Display,  Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Solders and Sailors Memorial Hall,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . April 2004 SciTech Festival Retro Robot Installation,  Carnegie Science Center,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . November 2004 Wings and Wildlife Art Show,  National Aviary,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2006 – October 2006 Bug Out of the Box Contemporary Art, History, and Science of Bugs Exhibit,  Berkshire Museum,  Pittsfield, MA . . . August 2007 Bugs Weekend,  Carnegie Science Center,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . September 2007 – October 2007 Bugs, Creatures, Toys and Fun,  Saint Vincent’s College,  Latrobe, PA . . . December 2009 – January 2010 Retro Robot Installation,  Fifth Avenue,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . May 6, 2010 2010 Data Awards,  15 Minutes Gallery / Pittsburgh Technology Council,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . April 2011 2011 GA/GI Festival Robot Display,  Pittsburgh Glass Lofts,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2011 3 Rivers Arts Festival With Planet Art Gallery,  3 Rivers Arts Festival,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . October 2011 Bloomfield 1st Friday Gallery Crawl,  Technology Council Gallery With the Society of Sculptors,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . April 2012 2012 GA/GI Festival Robot Display,  Optimums Technologies,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2012 R.O.U.S. / Robots Of Unusual Size,  Fe Gallery,  Pittsburgh, PA . . June 2012 3 Rivers Arts Festival With Planet Art Gallery,  3 Rivers Arts Festival,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2012 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival,  Twin Lakes Park,  Latrobe, PA . . . July 10, 2012 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Night Market 1,  925 Liberty Ave,  Pittsburgh, PA . . .  July 10, 2012 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Night Market 2,  925 Liberty Ave,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . January 2012 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Night Market 3,  131 7th Street,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . April 2013 2013 GA/GI Festival Robot Display,  Edge Studios,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2013 Junk Art 2 Featuring Don Jones,  Graffiti Gallery .Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2013 3 Rivers Arts Festival With Planet Art Gallery,  3 Rivers Arts Festival,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2013 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Night Market 5,  8th Street and Penn Ave,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2013 September 2013 The Art of the Robot Exhibit,  The Appleton Museum of Art,  Ocala, FL . . . August 2013 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Night Market, The Rubber Duck Bridge Party,  Roberto Clement Bridge . . Pittsburgh, PA,  September 2013 A Fair in a Park,  Mellon Park,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . February 2014 May 2014 The Art of the Robot Exhibit,  The Idea Museum,  Mesa, AZ . . . June 2014 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival,  Twin Lakes Park,  Latrobe, PA . . . October 2014 Mt. Lebanon Artist Market,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . July 2015 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival,  Twin Lakes Park,  Latrobe, PA . . . September 2015 Mt. Lebanon Artist Market,  Pittsburgh, PA . . .  June 2016 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival,  Twin Lakes Park,  Latrobe, PA . . .  September 2017 Mt. Lebanon Artist Market,  Mt Lebanon,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . May 2017 Nebula Awards Robot Display,  Pittsburgh Marriott City Center,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2017 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival,  Twin Lakes Park,  Latrobe, PA . . . September 2017 Mt. Lebanon Artist Market,  Mt Lebanon,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . May 2018 Nebula Awards Robot Display,  Pittsburgh Marriott City Center,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . June 2018 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival,  Twin Lakes Park,  Latrobe,PA . . . September 2018 A Fair in a Park,  Mellon Park,  Pittsburgh, PA . . . September 2018 Mt. Lebanon Artist Market,  Mt Lebanon,  Pittsburgh, PA