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AUTHOR/ ARTIST’S BACKGROUND
Ruth Zachary has been a fine artist since 1977. From 1997-2004 she worked as a news reporter in Barry County and in Caledonia, MI, a suburban area outside of Grand Rapids, but also continued to exhibit her art in that same time period. She moved to Greeley, Co, from Michigan in 2004, and began showing her work in Colorado in 2005.
MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE.
•Ruth Zachary graduated from Western Michigan University in the Art Education Program, in 1967, which offered a wide exposure to many types of media.
•She opted in favor of a career in Social Work instead of teaching, until 1977, when she began a full time art career, self-employed for twenty years.
•In 1997 she was employed as a News Reporter until 2004, although she continued to show her artwork during that seven-year period.
•Since graduating from WMU, she has worked in several media, including: Painting, Mixed Media Collage, Photography, Intaglio Printmaking, Wearable Art, and Computer Art.
•She taught Beginning Painting classes at Kalamazoo Community College 1980s.
•She taught Printmaking classes at the Battle Creek Art Center, in the1980s.
•From 1985-1987 she owned and operated Graven Image Art Gallery in Kalamazoo.
•She was Juror at several Area Competitions at the Lansing Art Gallery through 1999.
•She has been Public Presenter at numerous art centers and educational institutions, workshops, etc.
•She gave a Presentation and Demonstration for the Greeley Art Association in May 2007.
•She took part in multiple Area Competitions, One Woman Shows and Group Art Exhibits in Kalamazoo, Lansing and Battle Creek, Northport, Petoskey, and Newaygo, MI, as well as South Bend, In, Milwaukee WI, and more,
•She exhibited her work in Outdoor Art Fairs in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, St. Joseph,
Saugatuck, South Haven, Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, in MI, and in Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, and more.
EXHIBITS: Most Recent to Past.
•Madison and Main Cooperative Gallery, ongoing since Nov. 2005
•Greeley Art Association Show, 2010, 2nd and 3rd prize for Mixed Media category.
•Greeley Art Association Show, 2008, 1st prize for Photography.
•Hidden Treasures of Greeley, 2007, group show at Sodbuster Bldg, Greeley.
•Farr Library, One Woman Show 2007, Vintage Montage, Greeley, CO
•Michner Library, Group Show, 2006 Social Commentary Show UNC, Greeley, Greeley Art Association Show, 2005, 2nd prize for Mixed Media category.
•Upjohn Company One Woman Show 2003, Kalamazoo MI
•Jefferson Street Art Gallery, One Woman Show 2003, Reflections of Yesteryear Landscapes in Water Media, Hastings, MI
•Upjohn Company, One Woman Show 1994? Kalamazoo, MI.
•Mythic Transitions 1984? Two-person show - Wearable Art Exhibit at Knauss Hall, WMU, Kalamazoo Michigan.
•Kay Gardner’s Ouroboros Cantata CD – Cover Design
•Diane Stein’s Stroking the Python, book. Cover Design
•We Moon Calendar – several years - Interior Illustrations.
Ruth’s work has been included in many Michigan Corporate collections and in private collections in other countries as well, including Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
•Attended Intermittent Classes and Workshops in Darkroom Photography and Photoshop at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts from1976 until 1997
•Attended Intermittent Classes and Workshops in Printmaking at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Including with Robert Marx and Robert Graves until 1987.
•Attended Many Creative Writing Workshops 1989-1997.
•Audited Contemporary Poetry class at UNC, Spring 2007.
•Madison and Main Cooperative Gallery, ongoing since Nov. 2005.
•Member of the Greeley Art Association ongoing since 2005
•Member of the Greeley Poetry Club since 2005.
•Member of a Greeley Writer’s Group since 2005
•Signature Artist’s Coop, Kalamazoo, MI from 1981 to 2004.
•Working Women Artists, Lansing MI from1991 to 1984, approx.
•Third Rail Artist’s Cooperative, Marshall, MI, from1978 to 1981.