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Ruth Bird

Bird, Ruth, Flight, oil on canvas, 50" x 28"

Bird, Ruth, Formal Dedication, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 50"

I paint my environment – the sounds of the city, the cadence of the traffic, the structure of the architecture and the jumble of my studio. Sometimes I suggest familiar shapes, while at other times the images are distilled to become pure abstraction.

Color dynamics and gestural lines express the energy of urban life. Painting in acrylics and drawing in colored pencil, I invite the viewer on a journey of visual discovery.

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Wednesday, July 12th

Arts Club Closed in August

The Arts Club of Washington will be closed the month of August for renovations and repairs. We look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall!  

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Wednesday, April 19th

2017 Scholarship Awards to Student Sculptors/Ceramicists

Each year the Arts Club sponsors a scholarship competition to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium—this year, sculpture and ceramics. The competition is open to college students ages 18-28 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Serving as judges were local sculptors Charles Bergen and Thanasi Papapostolou and ceramicist Rebecca Ravenal. This…

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Rachel Corbett Wins $10,000 Marfield Prize

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