Resume – CV

Galleries

Ruth’s work is exhibited regularly at:

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, 1237 SW 10th Avenue at Jefferson, Portland, Oregon:  503-224-7604,  http://www.portlandartmuseum.org/rsg

Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, Oregon, by appointment only:    503-581-3229,  www.zeekgallery.com

Associations

Ruth has earned signature membership in the National Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Society,  The California Watercolor Association and the Northwest Watercolor Society. She is President Emeritus of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and Oregon’s Delegate to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Lectures, Demonstrations, Instruction

Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology – Otix, OR

Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ

Art & Soul Matters – Rocklin, CA

Whistle Stop Studios – Santa Barbara, CA

Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon

Creative Arts Community, Menucha Residential Art Workshops, Corbett, Oregon

CRB Endeavors, Salt Lake City, UT

Arts Central, Bend, Oregon

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, Oregon

Buffalo Grass Watercolor Society, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Art Media, Portland Oregon

Watercolor Society of Oregon

Cedar Hills Parks and Recreation, Beaverton, Oregon

Keizer Art Association, Keizer, Oregon

Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon

Umpqua Valley Art Association, Roseburg, Oregon

Juror

Emerald Art Association, National Juried Spring Exhibition, Springfield, Oregon

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, Oregon

Emerald Art Association, Mayor’s Show, Springfield, Oregon

Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, Vancouver, Washington

Mirror Pond Gallery National Watercolor & Pastel Exhibition, Bend, Oregon

Artists in Action, Salem, Oregon

Beaverton Arts Commission Showcase, Beaverton, Oregon

Keizer Art Association, Keizer, Oregon

Vistas & Vineyards Plein Air Group, Corvallis, Oregon

4 C’s Camera Club – Digital Art Division Statewide Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon: June 2014, March 2010, September 2005

Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, Oregon: July 2003, 2005

Clackamas County Arts Alliance 2013, 2014

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Arts Commission, February 2006

Salem Art Association, Focus Gallery, April 2002

West Linn Library, “Haunting Aunties” 2000

Judith M Gallery, 1997- 1998

Patricia Jewel Gallery, 1996

Group Exhibitions and Awards

2017

Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, Fallbrook, CA – The Beverly Sinclair Thordarson Memorial Award

California Watercolor Association National Exhibition – Pleasanton, California

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 42nd Annual Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon – Merit Award

Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon

Expressions West, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

National Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, San Pedro, CA

San Diego Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2016

American Watercolor Society’s 149th International Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Georgia Watercolor Society, Dawsonville, Georgia – Honorable Mention Award

Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring Exhibition – Silverton, Oregon – Sixth Place Award

Northwest Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Mercer Island, WA

“Portland 5” – Invitational Exhibition, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2015
National Watercolor Society International Annual Open, San Pedro, California – Loa Ruth Sprung Award

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Golden, Colorado

Sitka Invitaional, Portland, Oregon

Farm to Fork Invitational, Hood River, Oregon

Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Transparent Exhibition, Hermiston, Oregon – Award of Distinction

Watercolor Society of Oregon, Spring Aqueous Exhibition, Newport, Oregon – Award of Distinction

Louisiana Watercolor Society 45th International Exhibition- Merit Award

California Watercolor Association, Pleasanton, California

North Valley Art League National, Redding, California – Merit Award

2014

Sitka Invitational, Portland, Oregon

Watercolor West, Brea, California – Award

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Golden, Colorado

Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, Fallbrook, California

Texas Watercolor Society, San Antonio, Texas

‘Pulse’ – Mary Lou Zeek, Salem, Oregon

Oregon Society of Artists, Rose Festival Art Show – Best of Show

2013

Clackamas Arts Alliance

Sitka Invitational, Portland, Oregon

Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Exhibition, Bandon, Oregon – Acheivement Award

Watercolor West 45th Annual Exhibition, Brea, California – Merchandise Award

Northwest Watercolor Society Open Exhibition, Mercer Island, Washington

Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Bothell, Washington

Red River National Watermedia  Exhibition, Moorhead, Minnesota – Merit Award

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 38th Annual Exhibition, Dallas Texas – Merchandise Award

“Twelve Watermedia Masters” – First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon

Watercolor Society of Oregon Aqueous Exhibition, Albany, Oregon – Award of Distinction

Signature American Watercolor Exhibition, Fallbrook, California

“Then & Now” a Chronicle of Influence, Invitational Exhibition Lake Oswego, Oregon

2012

Aquarius Pacific Regional Exhibition, Paso Robles, California – First Place Award

Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Exhibition, Welches, Oregon – Achievement Award

Sitka Invitational, Portland, Oregon

Red River National Watermedia, Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, Minnesota

2011

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado

Pike’s Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia XVII, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Watercolor Society of Alabama 70th National Exhibition, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Signature American Watercolor Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, California

2010

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden Colorado – Swede Jensen Memorial Cash Award

Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Seattle, Washington

Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Exhibition, Salem Oregon

California Watercolor Association, The Presidio, San Francisco California

2009

Perceptions of the Past, Invitational Exhibition Celebrating Oregon’s Sesquicentennial, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon

Beaverton Arts Commission Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton, Oregon

2008

San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition, San Diego, California

Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington

Watercolor Society of Oregon Aqueous Media Exhibition, Hood River, Oregon – Award of Distinction

Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Open Exhibition, Seattle, Washington

2004

Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Exhibition, Ashland, Oregon – Sweepstakes Award

Watercolor Society of Oregon Aqueous Media Exhibition, Keizer, Oregon – Second Place Award

2003

National Watercolor Society Membership Show, Rancho Cucamonga, California

Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Exhibition, Forest Grove, Oregon – Achievement Award

National Watercolor Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Watercolor Society of Oregon Aqueous Media Exhibition, Springfield, Oregon

Hilton Head International Exhibition, Hilton Head, South Carolina – Honorable Mention Award

California Watercolor Association Exhibition, Danville, California

Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas – Merit Award

2002

Waterworks Exhibition, Northwest Watercolor Society, Seattle, Washington

Red River National Watermedia Exhibition, Moorhead, Minnesota

2001

Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibition, Grants Pass, Oregon – First Place Award

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Golden, Colorado

2000

National Watercolor Society Open Exhibition, Fullerton, California – Combined Donors Award

Taos Exhibition of American Watercolors, Taos, New Mexico

Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibition, Corvallis, Oregon – Fifth Place Award

1990's

1999 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Issaquah, Washington

1999 Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibition, Medford, Oregon – First Place Award

1998 Kentucky Watercolor Society- Brown-Foreman Purchase Award

1996 Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibition, Bend, Oregon – First Place Award

1996 Local 14 Art Show & Sale

1997-2010 Salem Art Fair

2002 Portland Art Festival

2000, 2001, 2005 Art in the Pearl

2003 Edmonds Art Festival

Collections:

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Lake Oswego Foundation of the Arts, City of Lake Oswego, Oregon

Brown-Forman Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. White

Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis

Dr. & Mrs. Steve Madey

Dr. Joseph Restic

Press

Seda-Reeder, Maria: “Landscape of Memory” Acrylic Artist Magazine, pages 47-55, Spring 2016

Seda-Reeder, Maria: “Looking Ahead” Acrylic Artist Magazine, page 104, Winter, 2015

Goetze, Janet: “Painter thinks in 3-D for a creative challenge” The Oregonian, Southwest Weekly, February 1, 2007

Kinch, Michael: “Expressing Mood with Watercolor,” Watercolor magazine by American Artist, Summer 2005 issue

Boule, Margie: “Crazy Fun Figures into Artist’s Big Birthday Bash”, The Oregonian, May 1, 2003

Statesman Journal: “Ruth Armitage’s New Watercolors Unveiled”, June 29, 2003

Lawrence, William B.: The Palette, Issue #3

Schink, Christopher: The Palette, Issue #3

Woo, Cathy: Watercolor Magic, Creativity Issue 2002, “Find Your Personal Style”

Watson, Donna: Watercolor Magic, Creativity Issue 2002, “The Fruit of our Suffering”

Lawrence, William B.: Watermedia Focus, Issue 22

Cowan, Ron: “Artists give auction life” Statesman Journal, June 18, 2001

Editors: Watercolor Magic, Yearbook 2000, “Ones to Watch”

Greenwood, Phaedra: “Abstracts dominate this year’s watercolor exhibit”, Taos News, July 20, 2000

The Oregonian, Neighborhood Extra, August 11, 2000 “Sisters’ Song”

Featured Artist: Oregon Art Beat, April 2004, K.C. Cowan, producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting

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