Wherever you are in the world I wish for you peace at this moment. The world may feel uncertain, it does for me. My hope is to stay curious and continue to make connections with the world around me. 


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I AM HERe Project

Ruth Chase is a multimedia artist whose work engages and activates community bridge building. Born and raised in Venice, CA in 2017 Ruth completed the West of Lincoln Project. West of Lincoln was about Venice and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for Art in Action, as well as a grant to an individual artist from the Carl Jacobs Foundation. Ruth was awarded an Artist in Residence at Nevada County Arts for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for BELONGING, I AM HERe, and most recently HOME.

What an experience it all was living out the theme of I AM HERe, then sharing with our community through our exhibit. I feel truly grateful to Ruth for her vision and to each artist for what she brought to this journey.

Kathleen Fenton

“I was so touched by your beautiful work on the West of Lincoln Project. The feeling in your studio and the people I met there made me tear up several times. You are doing good work in the world, Namaste”

Staci Tye

“Growing up in Venice, I learned that we all make a choice in life – we choose where we want to live in our consciousness, and how we want to spend our precious days on this earth”

Rhonda Elwell

“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

“The BELONGING project gives a voice and perspective of the Nisenan Indians, the Native Americans who were here for countless generations before the California gold rush. This project will help raise visibility and awareness of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe”

Shelly Covert

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