Exhibiting the finished painting will be revealed on August 5th @ Venice Arts

West Of Lincoln Project by Ruth Chase 2016

“West of Lincoln”
acrylic on canvas
48 x 60″ 2017
by Ruth Chase

A limited series of signed prints will be available at the gallery

The “West Of Lincoln” painting is a college of personal stories of people from all over the world, and across many decades. Every participant submitted an image and recorded an audio clip about their experiences and memories of Venice CA.

40% of all sales goes to supporting free, high-impact arts education & mentoring for low-income youth in Venice and Los Angeles.


Ric Clayton, Jenny Moore-Prather, Anna M. McGuirk, Ananda Jaynes with Mom, Noah Pachnowski, Dylan Pachnowski, Jon Reneau, Mark Rosenberg for Cheapskates, Doug Mug Swanson, Hassan DeSalles with Jason Sugars, Michael Cramer, Monica Leyba, Joey Leyba, Salvador Gonzales, Shannon LeFort for Bob Dean Robinson, Xavier Rimmington, Campbell Rimington, Christina Brunk Stroh for J.Kevin Brunk, Bingwa, Stacy McDannold, Bernardo Charca, Jeff Cody Morris, Colleen Graham, Dale Henderson, Jim Fallon & Brady Dalton, Melanie Camp & Tricka, Luciano Mota, Carolyn Rios, Roxanne Rossi Kovak, Tamira L. James, Beth Allyn/MsVenice, Kristina Peterson, Renee Smith, Carrie Hayrup for Eugene Tarango, Laura Ceballos, Richard (Dopey) Cortez and Robert (Trippy) Ayers, Francisco Letelier, Miguel Bravo, Joann Goodwin, Sybil Roberson, and Denise Woods

BIG THANKS to Ray Rae, David Scott, Mathew Martin, Care Burns, and Steven Luciano for use of their photos.


About the Author Ruth Chase

Ruth Chase is primarily a project based artist whose award winning series, West of Lincoln Project, probed into the lives of individuals who grew up in Venice, CA. She is a California-based painter that uses biographical portraiture to communicate stories of compassion, and valuable insight that promotes positive social change. Her work includes the use of social media in her creative process to stimulate conversation around human value, as well as engaging the public to actively participate in the final outcome of her work.