My name is Ruth Chase, I live in Northern California and was born and raised in VENICE, CA. I started out as an oil painter that has evolved into a filmmaker, creating multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement. My focus is on positive social change, working with concepts that reflect identity and the value of people.

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BELONGING at the 2018 Nevada City Film Festival

The public plays a vital role in the outcome of my work,

taking a journey with me that can last up to two years. I produce multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement.

“You are turning being a member of our town into an art. I can’t wait to see the progress and participate in BELONGING. This is one of my favorite ways of belonging here!!

Valerie Hiestand Stuart
“Through the West of Lincoln Project I have been able to reconnect with old friends and remember the amazing chapter in my life that is the formative time for who I am now.
You have reignited my deep passion for painting and renewed the value of it in my life.
Love from rainy England”
Sybil Roberson
Venice, African Americans from Venice, tags from Venice, CA, California, Venice Skate Park, David Fowler, art for humanity, Skateboard art, artist, female artist from Venice Beach, Art about people, urban art, Venice Ca artist, Paintings, Acrylic portraiture

“The West of Lincoln Project has given me the inspiration to continue working on the book I’ve been writing about the women in my family, “Amazon Women of The South”

Rhonda Lynn Wise

“What others often don’t understand about people who grew up in Venice during the late 70’s was that, in Venice, you had to be tough; hold your own on the street”

Meta Zimmerman

“The West of Lincoln Project is bringing people together because you are caring about their stories, it is truly the spirit of old Venice and community”

Jill Weiss Ippolito