FunRaisers For I AM HERE

Paint ‘n Sip – SUN, JAN 6th, 3-5p

FunRaiser for Belonging | I AM HERE with Denise Wey
Summer Thyme, 231 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA

Learn to paint a Gaugin-inspired still life


  • No experience necessary
  • All materials provided
  • Just come and have fun!
  • Wine, beverages, and food are not included

Your donation supports the arts and theBELONGING / I AM HEREproject by Nevada County Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, Ruth Chase. www.RuthChase.comand


FEB 10 | Paint n Sip FunRaiser With Jude Bischoff
Summer Thyme in Grass Valley

MAR 17 | Pastel n Sip FunRaiser with Liz Collins

#BelongingInNevadaCounty #IAmHere


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Visibility Through Art ~ Invisible No More

Exhibition up through January 20, 2019

Akashic Visions Gallery
513 Searls Ave, Nevada City
Hosted by California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project
INVITATION to Opening Reception

~~ Visibility Through Art – Invisible No More ~~
This project was inspired by the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe’s desire to collaborate with local artists. The goal: to create conscientious art pieces that conversate around the history and culture of the Original Peoples of this land. Our deepest hope is to bring about awareness of local historic and current issues through the medium of art. A successful project will bring together community to reflect on the future, navigating a collective conversation. This is not a simple journey, artists are asked to engage in deep listening to the stories and history shared with them by the Tribal Council and Nisenan Elders. Together each artist collaborated individually on their art pieces to create respectful and reflective works. You can learn more about the artists here:

CALIFORNIA HERITAGE: INDIGENOUS RESEARCH PROJECT (CHIRP) was created to research, document, preserve, and protect California Indigenous culture. As an important first task, CHIRP has been following the history and stories of the Foothill Nisenan people of the Nevada City Rancheria, and has played an important roll in the re-introduction of the Nisenan people to the non-native community now residing in the Nisenan homelands of the Bear and Yuba river watersheds, especially in Nevada County where the Nisenan once had a federally recognized reservation. CHIRP lead restoration efforts at the Firehouse No.1 in Nevada City, California, where some of the last remaining Nisenan Tribal artifacts are archived and available for public viewing. CHIRP continues to support the Nisenan in their quest to re-establish themselves as the Indigenous people in the foothills where their families have resided for thousands of years. More info:

Sketch Artist For Dead Files

I was the sketch artist for “No Vacancy”,  filmed @ The Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, CA. for a TV reality program called The Dead Files on The Travel Channel.

I brought my daughter along so she could see it too,  I used to be a Set Decorator in LA for several years. So it was fun to show my daughter what I was talking about.

OK, so I met Amy, she’s a freaking trip, I mean whoa, she was incredibly interesting. And the real deal too. Sitting with her was like being with someone hallucinating, I think she couldn’t turn off reading spirits and energy,  it felt like she was reading me, her eyes all around but never looking at me.

As far as my drawings go, I was satisfied with what I did for the time and content I had to create.

NO VACANCY OUTLINE: Retired NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan investigate paranormal activity at a small-town hotel in Grass Valley, California. Their separate investigations take harrowing turns as Steve uncovers the hotel’s history of destructive fires and scandalous violence, while Amy comes face-to-face with the deranged dead during her overwhelming walk.

These were the drawings I did for the program.