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Paul Rutz
Coming in March


Paul Rutz in the Jaqua Gallery

Paul Rutz will be the guest artist in March with the exhibit "We Are Full Body Viewers". Paul X. Rutz took a military/balletic route toward becoming a full-time figurative painter. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 2001, earned a master’s degree eight months later, then served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kennedy. While in the Naval Reserve he danced ballet with a few small companies, using painting to examine the events and people he encountered. After working as a reporter for the Pentagon’s press service, he went back to school to study imagery in American culture, completing a Ph.D. dissertation on art and the Iraq war in spring 2011. Paul works in Portland, Oregon.

National Juried Show
2015 National Juried Show

April 28th-May 29th, 2015
Awards presentation May 1st

Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the 10th annual National Juried Art Show. Deadline for entries is March 7th. The exhibition will run April 28th-May 29th. The juror will be nationally recognized watercolor artist Eric Wiegardt. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of American (Master Status) and others. There will also be a workshop by Eric in April "Creating an Area of Dominance". Make sure to sign up before it is full. read more >

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