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 Joanne Beaule Ruggles  (1946 - )

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: abstract figure paintings, landscapes

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She studied at Ohio State University from 1964 to 1968 on a university scholarship, earning a B.F.A., and continued on as a teaching assistant, earning her M.F.A. in 1970.  Professor Ruggles taught at several colleges and universities, and retired from California Polytechnic State University in 2004, being granted the status of Professor Emeritus.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from 1973-on, including:

2005   Irwin Zlowe Memorial Award, American Society of Contemporary Artists' 87th Annual, SoHo, NY 
2002    Donald Pierce Memorial Award, American Society of Contemporary Artists 84th Annual, Soho, NY
2001    John McKee Memorial Award (Figure Painting), San Diego Art Institute, 45th Annual International
1999   Juror's Award, American Society of Contemporary Artists 81st Annual Exhibition, Soho, NYC
1998   Juror's Award, Memories, 16th Annual International Juried Show, Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
1997    American Artist Award, Annual International, National Acrylic Painters Assoc. , Art Concepts, Tacoma, WA
    Selected Artist, Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
    First Prize, Memories,  Roswell Museum, NM
     First Prize, 14th Annual Exhibition, Lewis- Clark Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, ID
1996   Purchase Award, Americas 2000, Minot State University, Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND

Selected Solo Exhibitions: 
2004    Spotlight Gallery, Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA, A Stone of Hope
2001    Gallery, Linfield College, Portland, OR, The Pain of Human Weakness / The Joy of Human Strength
2000    Cliffs Conference Center, Shell Beach, CA  & The Garden of Avila, Avila Beach, CA,
    KCBX Central Coast Wine Classic 2000 Featured Artist  (two exhibit sites), Configurations
    Performing Art Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, Mozart Festival Concert Artist-in-Residence
1999    Gray Gallery, Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA Configurations: Aspects of the Human Condition
1998    Markham Vineyards Winery, St. Helena, CA  Vineyard Dreams
1997    Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA  The Dance of Life
1996    California State University, Chico,Third Floor Gallery, Bell Memorial Union, Chico, CA  Figuratively Speaking
1995    Sinclair College, Triangle Gallery, Dayton, OH  Go Figure
1994    California Polytechnic State University Julian McPhee Galerie,San Luis Obispo, CA  Scratching the Surface

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions and Invitationals:
2006    37th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2005    NAWA 116th Annual  / Small Works, NAWA Gallery on Fifth Avenue, New York , NY (award)
 2004   Point of View  (Invitational), Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY
 2003   Expressions West, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
 2002   Bare Facts: Unconventional Nudes, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
 2001   Media Room Installation, College Art Association 2001 Conference, Chicago, IL
 2000   AIM FOR ARTS, International Painting Biennial, Performance Works, Granville   Island, Vancouver, BC 
 1999   National Acrylic Painters Association Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London, England 
 1998   American Society of Contemporary Artists, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY  

Ruggles served as curator for several exhibitions  between 1998 and 2000, and is a member of  the International Society of Acrylic  Painters (formerly NAPA USA); the American Society of Contemporary Artists;  The National Association of Women Artists; The California Society of Printmakers;  The Boston Printmakers, and others. 

Her works are in many corporate and private collections, in the U.S. and abroad.

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