Reception, Saturday, August 5, 4 – 8 pm @ Venice Arts

The West of Lincoln Project is an exhibition of biographical paintings, audio interviews, written biographies, and a tribute wall as part of an examination of Venice, CA through the eyes of people have a connection with this city.  Born and raised in Venice herself, Ruth presents an authentic and intimate view of the Venice community.C


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

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.

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. ALSO to Denise Woods who transcribed the interviews, and Carl Jacobs for a grant to produce the project. To the private doner and Joanne Neft whose contrabutions made this project possible.

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 4-8P
View by appointment M – F. 10 – 5P
Elysa 310.392.0846 |


13445 Beach Ave., Venice Marina, CA