Ruth has been an artist and educator for many years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University and continued her education through Notre Dame, and traveled extensively thru Study/Travel Programs. Places traveled include: most European countries, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, the Middle east and Israel, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and the American Southwest. Her travels focus on the Histories and Art of these civilizations, and her own art reflects connections with them. In 2009 she was the Guild’s “Artist of the Year." She has also been awarded the title of “Guild Master”, our highest honor. Ruth has exhibited in Museums, Solo, Regional, and National Exhibitions. Her art may be found in Private, Public, Museum, International, and Corporate collections. She is a Lecturer, Instructor, Panelist, and Juror. Ruth and her work have been featured on Public Television. Her studio is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.