West of Lincoln Project

August 2015 – August 2017
Documents life growing up in Venice, CA and the powerful insights that come from street smarts. An installation of 13 paintings, audio that accompanies the “West of Lincoln” painting, a slide show, social media engagement, the Venice Tribute Wall and 12 featured biographies. Ruth was awarded a grant for an Individual Artist through the Carl Jacobs Foundation.



July 2017 – June 2018
Shares inspiring stories of how people find a sense of belonging through the land. Ruth Chase is an artist-in-residence with Nevada County Arts through a grant called Artists Activating Communities, awarded in part by the California Arts Council. The installation will be composed of a short film, the use of social media, interviews, community art made in free workshops and paintings by Ruth.





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