Ruth Armitage is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. The Watercolor Society of Oregon has awarded her its Outstanding Service Award and nominated her as Oregon’s Delegate to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Ruth’s work has received many local and national awards.
Ruth’s award-winning work has been included in numerous national publications and exhibitions. In 2004 her work was profiled on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat.
You can find Ruth’s work at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, Mary Lou Zeek gallery in Salem, Oregon and theRiversea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. Ruth is a gifted instructor and has juried several local and state exhibitions. She enjoys sharing the creative process in the classroom and watching lightbulbs come on in her students’ eyes. Read their comments about Ruth’s classes on her ‘Workshops’ page. Ruth and her husband Marc, both fourth generation Oregonians, maintain a small farm and studio in rural Oregon City.
- West Albany High School
- Oregon State University
- Artist, present