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Sturgill, Ruth Ann
painter (View Portfolio) Lima, OH 45805-2108
studioartist@woh.rr.com
Description
"What started out as a simple, pleasureable pastime, has turned into an all-consuming passion! I can't, nor do I wish to, imagine my life without creating art!"
Background
Education 2008 - Chuck Marshall - Mason, OH- plein air workshop 2007 - Chuck Marshall - Lebanon, OH- plein air workshops 2006 - Liliedahl School of Fine Art La Porte TX earned certificates in the study of landscape and still life 2004 - Marge Brandt - Wapakoneta OH - watercolor classes Nita Leland - Lima OH - color theory workshop 2002 - Homer Hacker - Lima OH - watercolor workshop Tony Couch - Lima OH - watercolor workshop 2001 - Joe Fettingis - Toledo OH - watercolor workshop 2000 - Fred Del Guiduce - Shreve OH - portraits In oil - live model Johnnie Liliedahl - Indianapolis IN - techniques of the Old Masters 1999 - Arleta Pech - Mentor OH - watercolor workshop Karen Patton - Hope IN - portraits in oil Muncie IN - portraits in oil Plymouth MI - portraits in oil 1998 - Phil Sugden - University of Findlay OH - drawing classes 1997 - Karen Patton - Hope IN - portraits in oil 1996 - Daniel Greene - Dayton OH - portraits in oil 1994 - Bluffton College Bluffton OH - studied under Prof. Jaye Bumbaugh - courses in painting, printmaking, life drawing Awards 2005 Best of Show Findlay, OH 2004 Award of Excellence Manhattan Arts of New York Michelle Award for Portraiture Piqua, OH People’s Choice Celina, OH Print Award Kennedy Printing, Findlay, OH 2003 Cook’s Spot Award Celina, OH Friend’s of the Library Award St. Mary’s, OH People’s Choice St. Mary’s, OH First Place Greenville, OH People’s Choice Ada, OH Third Award Sidney, OH Honorable Mention (2) Van Wert, OH 2002 Second Place Celina, OH Merit Award Findlay, OH 2001 People’s Choice Sidney, OH McCallister’s Award Celina, OH 2000 Outstanding Portrait Award Celina, OH Kuffner-Shaw Memorial Award Celina, OH People’s Choice Celina, OH First Place St. Mary’s, OH Honorable Mention Lima, OH Bibliography Books/Magazines 2006 - Seeds of Hope ( book by Christina Ryan Claypool ) cover art 2005 - The Paint Box (spring) front cover 2004 - The Paint Box (inaugural issue) front cover The Art-to-Art Palette (spring) article The Art-to-Art Palette (winter) featured artist 1997 - The Decorative Painter Magazine feature project 1996 - Let’s Paint Magazine article 1995 - Ben Franklin Magazine designer’s spotlight 1995 - Tole World Magazine feature article Newspapers September 21, 2008 - The Lima News August 2008 - The Lima News June 17, 2008 - Auglaize Merchandiser June 6, 2008 - Wapakoneta Daily News August 26, 2006 - The Lima News Lima OH pg. D-4 June 17, 2005 - The Daily Standard Celina OH front page December 10, 2004 - The Lima News Lima OH pg D3 July 29, 2004 - The Daily Standard Celina OH pg 10A March 25, 2004 The Lima News Lima OH pg D6 February 21, 2004- Van Wert Independent Van Wert OH February 26, 2004 - The Daily Standard Celina OH pg 8A July 24, 2003 -The Daily Standard Celina OH pg 7A July 31, 2003 - The Evening Leader St. Mary’s OH front page The Daily Standard Celina OH pg 9A April 2, 2003 - The Sidney Daily News Sidney OH pg 1B February 6, 2003 - The Lima News Lima OH pg D8 May 9, 2002 - The Daily Standard Celina OH pg 7A December 11, 2003 - The Lima News Lima OH sect D August 28, 2002 - The Daily Standard Celina OH pg 12 A April 26, 2001 - Sidney Daily News Sidney OH pg 9A September 9, 2001 - The Lima News Lima OH September 13, 2001 - The Lima News Lima OH pg D 11 June 14, 2001 - The Lima News Lima OH August 27, 2000 - The Lima News Lima OH pg C11 Television Appearances March 29, 2006 - WLIO Lima OH December 18, 2005 - WLIO Lima OH August 5, 2005 - WLIO Lima OH December 2003 - WLIO Lima OH November, 2002 - WLIO Lima OH December 15, 2001 - WLIO Lima OH September 13, 2001 - FOX 25 Lima OH Solo Shows 2008 - The Meeting Place Lima OH 2007 - The Meeting Place Lima OH 2006 - The Meeting Place Lima OH 2005 - The Meeting Place Lima OH 2003 - ArtSpace/Lima-Loft Gallery Lima OH 2003 - Richardson-Bretz Bldg. Celina OH 2001 - The Medical Park Lima OH 2000 - Civic & Convention Center Allen County OH
Services Offered
  • Offer Works for Sale
  • Education presentations to schools, community organizations
  • Teach Art Form
  • Exhibitions/Demonstrations
  • Speaking About My Work Before a Group
  • Assisting in Planning Arts Events
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities/Will Teach or Mentor
  • Commission Works
  • Doing demonstrations
Availability
I am always available by phone or email and pride myself in giving a timely response.
Fees
Fees are dependent on work desired. Some talks/demos may be free...check with artist. Commissions are accepted as time allows. Right now the artist has a 6-month wait list.
Portfolio
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