I am thrilled to be showing new work at SAM Gallery! This is a portrait show with six fabulous Seattle artists. I’ll share about the making of these paintings, and post to V. Notes soon. SAM GALLERY PRESENTS: FREE RADICALS JUN 12 – JUL 7 2019 SEATTLE ART MUSEUM SAM GALLERY 10 AM – 5 PM The artists in this show create portraits based on museum-goers, pop stars, celebrities, unknown Etruscan citizens, and very specific emotions. Much like the 19th-century British artists on view upstairs in Victorian Radicals these artists bring their unique interpretation to the word “portrait.” Featured Artists John Armstrong Larry Calkins Troy Gua Curt Labitzke Ruthie V. Laura Van Horne I am presently in NY attending a Figurative Sculpture Marathon at the NY Studio School, and won’t be able to attend, but I invite you to go and enjoy the show’s opening reception June 13 from 6-7:30 pm. Wear a nametag that says “Ruthie V.” and smile at the generous people who talk to you.