"Dust Devils" Oil & Wax on Panel 36x48" ©Ruth Armitage 2015

“Dust Devils” Oil & Wax on Panel 36×48″ ©Ruth Armitage 2015

I’m proud to unveil this new painting, inspired by summer winds kicking up dust & chaff in the fields during harvest. I’ll also be teaching a class for Sitka this weekend at Hoyt Arboretum – Oil & Cold Wax. I’m looking forward to sharing this yummy process.

Join me to view this work and two more of mine in person – they’re always better in person! The quality of this show always overwhelms me, with over 400 works in a variety of media from more than 140 Northwest artists.  You’ll find sculpture, ceramics, paintings, metalwork, glass, fiber arts, book arts and prints to delight your senses and add culture and style to your home or office.

This weekend – join me for the 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational.

This public Exhibit and Sale benefits artists and artists residencies at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology on the Oregon Coast.

Attend free lectures and artist talks and learn what makes Northwest art unique. Find a list of participating artists here.

Saturday & Sunday, November 7 & 8th, 2015, 10-4

Miller Hall, World Forestry Center – Portland, Oregon

Party with the Artists, Friday, November 6, 5-10 pm

Tickets and more information available here

The Sitka Art Invitational celebrates artwork inspired by the natural world and complements the learning and art making that happens at Sitka during workshop and residency programs. The exhibit piques the interests of all types of art enthusiasts: makers, students, buyers and devotees. The show happens annually in Portland to help reach a larger audience than is possible on the coast. This event is an opportunity to connect with the Sitka community and build awareness for workshop and residency programs.

Most (but not all) of the Invitational artists have a connection to Sitka, as past Artists-in-Residence, teachers or students. Sitka shares art sales 50/50 in partnership with the artists. Because artists share in the proceeds, they bring their best work, making this exhibit an exceptional collection of high quality art pieces.

Sitka’s 2014 payments to artists:

  • $37,831 from the Sitka Art Invitational artist commissions
  • $69,657 paid to instructors in summer Workshop tuition
  • $23,750 in stipends for artists through special programs like the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency, the Recorder Residency, and the Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot stipends for visual artists.

Please come see the ‘Dust Devils’ in the show and bring a friend, or two!

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