Featured Artist Ruth Soller

Artsy Shark is very pleased to feature the paintings of artist Ruth Soller. See the rest of her amazing portfolio by visiting her website.

 

 

I have several goals at this point in my career. I am working at becoming more visible and recognizable online and to galleries and museums. One goal is to find additional commercial galleries to become long term business partners in order to grow my collector base. I am producing larger Western landscape and Native American paintings with a goal of a show in a Western Art Museum. I would like for these larger works to be acquired into art museum collections, business art collections, or private collections.

 

 

I have been successful in Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Western Invitational Show and Sale curated by Michael Grauer and won Best Oil Painting in the Western Spirit Show and Sale at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum in March 2011 juried by Jerry Palen, Sarah Woods, and Matt Flint. I am applying to other invitational shows at art museums in the West and beyond. Another goal is to write and publish a book of my best paintings and the stories behind these works.

 

 

Right now I am involved in a few projects. I have partnered with North Metro Fire Rescue of Denver and have donated 200 copies of my archival print “In Remembrance of September 11, 2001” which they are promoting as a fund raiser to support the Broomfield Community Park September 11 Memorial sculptures and the Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service of September 11. The original oil painting is in the collection of the General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) in their headquarters in Washington, D.C. Tuesday June 14th, Flag Day, I will be on site at a flag retirement ceremony to hand sign these prints at Fire Station 61 in Broomfield, CO.

 

 

Another project is a show curated and organized by Loveland professional photographer Robert Campagna of photography and paintings derived from a private tour of the historic 1891 Loveland, Colorado Feed & Grain Mill. I have produced four oil paintings for this exhibition at Tenfold Collective with a reception on Friday, July 8th from 4-9 pm. Novo Restoration Inc. has raised money to save this historic building from destruction and has received confirmation that Minneapolis-based developers Artspace Projects Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with Loveland Feed & Grain owner Barry Floyd.

 

 

Artspace Projects plans a multi-use project which could include gallery and performance space combined with studio and office space for arts organizations. One of my oil paintings in this group, “Fairbanks Scales at Loveland Feed & Grain Mill” , has sold to the Vermont Country Stores owner who says it will be a nice addition to his Antique Scales Museum in his Weston, Vermont store.

 

 

I will be doing a live oil painting demonstration in Central City, Colorado in the Opera House courtyard or in Gilpin County Arts Gallery located in the Victorian era jail across from the Opera House during the matinee performance of “Carmen” on Sunday July 10th from 1-4 pm.

 

 

The beauty of the rugged landscape, the historic buildings and the colorful people of the West inspire me to paint passionately and to work constantly to improve my craft. I am blessed to live in this gorgeous state of Colorado where I will always have more ideas than I can paint.

 

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