Ruth Ann Loving

One thing remains consistent in my painting no matter how much I change.  I can’t escape it nor do I want to.  Color is what motivates and energizes me no matter how I express it.  I find that I respond to color; need color, and surround myself with it.  As I experiment with brush stroke and texture, color is a constant.  I believe my painting has more movement and surface excitement than ever before and I use these qualities to accentuate color.  My subject matter may change but it remains a vehicle to express what is important to me: color. Ruth_Ann_Loving

Reviews: Experience the Art of Nature Arts Healing Journey – Creativity can help keep the doctor away – The Free Lance Star – Times Dispatch

RUTH ANN LOVING

EDUCATION: 2005 Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, painting 1989 Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, studio arts

RELATED EDUCATION 2003 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, silk painting 2002 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, clay 1999 Synetics, Dahlgren, VA, computer graphics 1997 The Art League, Alexandria, VA, painting

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2003 – present, Art Instructor, LibertyTown Arts Center, Fredericksburg, VA 2003 Art Instructor, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, (FCCA), Fredericksburg, VA 1983 – 2003, Art Instructor, King George Art Guild, King George, VA 1995 – 1996, Art Teacher, King George High School, King George, VA 1991 Art Teacher, Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw, VA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITS 2004 It’s All About Color, M. I. S. Thesis Show, LibertyTown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, VA 1995 Salem Church Library, Spotsylvania, VA 1994 Canterbury Clubhouse, King George, VA

TWO PERSON EXHIBITS 2004 An Artful Journey, Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA 2002 River Seasons; River Colors, Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA 2001 Spirit of the Rappahannock, Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA 2000 Landscapes from Central America, Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA 1999 Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA

OTHER EXHIBITS 2005 Pawsitively Fredericksburg!, Fredericksburg, VA, juried 2003 – 2004, LibertyTown Arts Workshop Studio Member’s Show, LibertyTown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, VA, invitational 2003 Cycles, Patterns & Intervals, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA), Fredericksburg, VA, juried 2003 Interpreting the Masters, Eyeclopes Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, invitational 2003 Scanner VI, Frame Design Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, invitational 2002 Virginia Artists, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts ( FCCA), Fredericksburg, VA, juried 2002 Uniquely Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA, juried 2001 – 2002, Fredericksburg Exhibit, Fredericksburg Area Cultural Museum, Fredericksburg, VA, invitational 2001 Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Photo Show, Fredericksburg, VA, invitational 2001 MacRostie Art Center Show, Grand Rapids, MN, juried 1997 Student Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, invitational

AWARDS, HONORS & SCHOLARSHIPS 2004 Third place in digital, Uniquely Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA 2003 Best in show, Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA 2001 Second in printmaking, Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA 2000 First in printmaking, Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA 1993 Second in watercolor, Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA 1989 Summa Cum Laude, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA 1989 Lalla Gresham Ball Scholarship, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA 1989 Diane Hall Scholarship, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA 1989 J. B. Walford Scholarship, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA 1982 First in novice division, Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA

ART AFFILIATIONS 2003 – 2005, President, Art First, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA 2003 – present, Studio, LibertyTown Arts Center, Fredericksburg, VA 2003 – 2004, Member, Rappahannock Art League, Kilmarnock, VA 2001 – 2002, Member, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN 1989 – 1992, Board Member and Docent Director, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA), Fredericksburg, VA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION 2010 – present, The Backdoor Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, 1992 – 2014, Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA 2002, Mt. Airy Gallery of Fine Arts, Slatyfork, WVA 2002 – 2003, Bay Rivers Gallery, West Point, VA

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