Ruth Ann Anderson

Working as an artist in the public realm for over 30 years, I have collaborated on both large and small projects, had the honor of watching my friends and students grow in their artistic journeys, enjoyed the private moments of drawing as meditation and have had the pleasure of hearing stories from all age groups in various projects.

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Projects ranging from a living labryinth to bronze sculptures to bus shelter posters.


I love to draw. My favorite medium is oil pastels and color pencil on Arches 90# paper.


I love working with students whether teaching web design, figurative sculpture, digital art or mass media literacy.


Artist for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension in Southern California for the City of Montclair.
A More Perfect Union, Facebook Postcard Project
Drawing as Meditation, ongoing oil pastels and color pencil on paper.

Image for A More Perfect Union, a postcard project in response to President Trump's recent policies.

towers for Metro Rail Gold Line City of Montclair

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension

West and East Proposed Towers for the Train Platform

Drawing as Meditation

12" x 12" oil pastel and color pencil on Arches 90# paper.

Who I am

I graduated with an MFA from CSU-Long Beach, majoring in figurative sculpture in 1980. The last several decades have taken me on a variety of paths including creating and exhibiting sculpture as well as drawings, receiving awards and residencies and teaching art at various colleges.

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Ruth Ann Anderson
West Linn, OR
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MFA: CSU-Long Beach, CA
BA: CSU-Long Beach, CA
Post Graduate: CSU-Long Beah, CA and CSU-Humboldt, CA

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