RUTH JAMESON BIOGRAPHY
Born in Riverside 1935, she is a Third Generation Californian. Jameson’s early childhood years were enchanted by her father’s workshop in which he made wondrous things from wood. He was a master craftsman and a contractor in the building trades as his father before him.
Small wooden pieces became the elements she constructed into magical small sculptures she read about in her fairy tale books. These small works became her inner way to communicate with the world around her.
Her education was completed in 1975 after her children were in school. As a sixth grade teacher, she taught her students emphasizing the arts in all the subjects, even in classes of math.
Whittier College 1975 BA with majors in Art, Psychology, and Education.
Her early training in the elements of sculpture making was under the guidance of master acrylic sculptor Bijan Bahar. He taught her how to cast in resin, and the intricacies of mold making. Then she”found” bronze.
“A lasting love affair with the images of Henry Moore, and Rodin were inspiring to Me. Both sculptors had their own unique genre, and both were true unto their inner drummer.
Finding Bronze was my doorway to the visions always there in my heart. The strength of bronze gave birth to forms which could stand on a small self base. The ability of bronze to rise above and be true was the only media in which I could realize my visions. Movement in my forms spring from the Ocean. The Sea is the underlying web that holds this world of desires together, and the bronze makes it possible”.
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND ARTIST RESUME
Whittier College, Whittier CA. B.A. Majors in Psychology, Art and Education.
Long Beach State University, Long Beach Ca. Post graduate work in Fine Art
Costa Mesa Jr. College Costa Mesa Ca. Studies in Sculpture and Art History
Retired from formal professional field of teaching . Continue to be involved in personal art works, including design and furthering the Arts in Oceanside.
Professional Exhibitions at Oceanside Museum of Art March – June 2015 Paintings and Sculpture “Emergence”
“Visions 20/20” for our City of Oceanside http://visonsforourcity.blogspot.com/
Director/Owner of Kronos Fine Art Gallery 2006 - 2008
Director Curator of the OLARG Gallery 2008 - 2009
I.D.G. 20 years Design and Fabrication in Newport Beach, California. Partnered with Architects, General Contractors, Fabricators, and industry sales representatives. Clients included Santa Ana Country Club, McMillan Ring Free Oil Company, Residential, and Executive suites
Relevant Business Experience
Clients spanned the gamut from oil companies, Country Clubs, corporate offices, executive suites, private residents and design studio showrooms.
Relevant Experience in the Arts
Arts Commissioner as a member, writing the City Arts In Public Places policy Three Terms
Redevelopment Committee for City of Oceanside
Steering Committee member Master Plan for the Arts Oceanside
Visionary for the site of the Gill City Hall to become the Oceanside Museum of Art*
Founder of Artist Alley
Professional Memberships in the Arts
Artists Alliance OMA
North County Sculptors
San Diego Photoshop Users Group