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Dee Ruff
Black Cat Mosaics

119 West Vista Street, Bisbee, AZ 85603

​(770) 712-5505

Druff015@gmail.com

www.Blackcatmosaics.com

PROFESSIONAL ART EDUCATION

 

2019. “Book Shrine and Assemblage Boxes Workshop,” Copper Queen Library, Bisbee, Arizona, with Bisbee Artist, Tamara Page.

2019. Mosaic Arts Online Professional Course, “Kickassiette” with internationally renowned mosaic master, Kelley Knickerbocker.

 

2018. “Creating Patinas” Class, Industrial Metal Supply, Tucson, Arizona.

 

2018. “River of Smalti” Professional Class, Listowel, Ireland with Belgian mosaic master, Mireille Swinnen.

 

2018. Mosaic Arts Online Professional Course, “Classical Andamento in Modern Mosaics” with internationally renowned mosaic master, Anabella Wewer.

 

2017. Mosaic Arts Online Professional Course, “Intuitive Andamento Work” with mosaic master, Rachel Sager.

2016. “Micro Mosaic Jewelry” 2-day Professional Workshop, Asheville, North Carolina, with internationally renowned mosaic master, Margo Anton.

 

2017. “Hammer & Hardie Bootcamp” 2-day Professional Workshop, Di Mosaico, Tucson, Arizona, with internationally renowned mosaic master, Michael Kruzich.

 

2016. “Bend, Fold, Undulating Substrates” 2-day Professional Workshop, Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit, Ashland, Oregon, with internationally renowned Australian mosaic master, Marian Shapiro.

 

2016. “Atmospheric Glazing” Ceramic Art Course, Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, Georgia.

 

2015. Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Glass and Stone Mosaic Professional Workshop with internationally renowned mosaic master, Sophie Drouin.

 

2013. Pattern Design Workshop, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina with internationally renowned UK artist, innovator, author, teacher, and speaker, Emma Biggs. Also attended “Pattern Now” international mosaic art exhibit, at Ciel Gallery, where Emma Biggs presented a showing of her work and provided educational commentary on works of other international mosaic artists.

 

2013. Mosaic Color Workshop, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina with internationally renowned artist and mosaic master, Emma Biggs.

 

2013. “Millefiori Mirrors using Vetro Tessuto” Professional 2-day Workshop with renowned author and professional mosaic artist, Laurel Skye.

 

2012. “Articulate” mosaic art exhibit, educational lecture/slide show “State of the Art: Contemporary Mosaic,” Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, with internationally renowned mosaic artist and author, Sonia King.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

2019. Presentation on Black Cat Mosaics Contemporary Abstract Mosaic Art. P.O.E. Chapter Meeting, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2016. Panel Presentation. Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA) Summit. Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon.

 

December 2016. “How to Add Texture to Mosaic Art.” Featured Artist. Mosaic Art Supply Blog, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

November 2016. “Artist Profile: Dee Ruff.” Featured Artist. Family Life Publications, Canton, Georgia.

 

2015. Presentation on History of Mosaic Art and Contemporary Mosaic Art. Alpha Arts Guild, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

AWARDS

 

2016. 2nd Place Winner for Purple & Green Starburst Waterproof Mosaic. “It’s About Blooming Time” Garden Art Show. Juried Exhibition, The Art Place-Mt. View, Marietta, Georgia.

 

PUBLIC/COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECTS

 

2019. Enthusiasm: Sunflower Mosaic Mural at The Studio at Mullany Art Studios, Flint Hill, Virginia.

 

2018. “Diversity Mural.” Luna Mosaic Arts, Orlando, Florida. A celebration of diversity and memorial for victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, as well as a tribute to all who suffer from discrimination.

 

2015. Bi-Polar Bear, Art Walk for Mental Health Awareness, Hendersonville, North Carolina.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2019. Micro mosaic jewelry featuring Venetian Gold Smalti, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2018. Mosaic Memory Frame featuring jewelry from client’s mother and glass tesserae.

 

2017. Micro mosaic jewelry featuring Venetian Gold Smalti and Mineral, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2016. Large Topiary Panel made of layered stained glass and hand cut stone.

 

2015. Two Mosaic Memory Frames featuring jewelry from client’s mother and glass tesserae.

 

2015. Two Natural Stone Mosaic desktop topiary sculptures with handmade ceramic bases.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2019. Altered Book Exhibition. A Silent Art Auction and Benefit for Copper Queen Library, Central School, Bisbee, Arizona.

2019. Bisbee Arts Commission Grand Opening CIG-Art Program. Bisbee Convention Center, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2019. Selected Artworks on Display at Keeling-Schaefer Wine Tasting Room, Willcox Spring Wine Festival, Willcox, Arizona.

2019. Water Art Exhibition. Central School Project, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2019. Recycled Art Exhibition. Juried Exhibition. Cox Communications Gallery/Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA), Tucson, Arizona.

 

2019. Healing, Inspiration and Art. Juried Exhibition. Roche Tissue Diagnostics/Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA), Community Gallery, Oro Valley, Arizona.

 

2018. Borderlines Exhibition. Central School Project, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2017. Bisbee Arts Commission. Art Exhibition and Silent Auction. Central School Project, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

2017. Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Art Sale Exhibition. Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2016. Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit (CMA). Juried International Exhibition, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon.

 

2016. “All Squares.” Juried Exhibition, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2016. “A Fractured Perspective,” Juried Mosaic Arts Exhibition. Luna Mosaic Arts, CityArts Factory-Gallery 29, Orlando, Florida.

 

2016. Public Library Exhibit. Alpha Arts Guild, Fulton County Public Library (Buckhead Branch), Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2016. “Oh, The Things You’ll See.” Alpha Arts Guild. Juried Exhibition. Avalon Center, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

2016. “Celebrate the Old, Bring in the New.” Juried Exhibition. Avalon Center, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

2016. “Monthly Juried Art Exhibit.” Juried Exhibition. Grandview Gallery, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2016. “It’s About Blooming Time” Garden Art Show. Juried Exhibition, The Art Place-Mt. View, Marietta, Georgia.

 

2016. “Wet and Wild” Art Show. Juried Exhibition, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2016. “Dogwood.” Juried Exhibition. Grandview Gallery, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2015. “Wine Walk.” Juried Exhibition. Alpha Arts Guild, Avalon Center, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

2015. “Petites Oeuvres.” Juried Exhibition. Alpha Arts Guild, Avalon Center, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

2015. “Americana.” Juried Exhibition. Alpha Arts Guild, Avalon Center, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

2015. Solo Art Show and Artist Reception. Land of a Thousand Hills. Land of 1000 Hills Coffee Shop, Roswell, Georgia.

 

2015. “Back to the Garden.” Juried Exhibition. Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

2015. “Trilogy III Art Show.” Juried Exhibition. Red Door Art Gallery, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia.

 

2015. “Trilogy II Art Show.” Juried Exhibition. Red Door Art Gallery, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia.

 

2015.“People, Places & Thingamabobs.” Juried Art Show. Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, Arts Center East in East Roswell Park, Roswell, Georgia.

 

2015. “Winter Juried Exhibit.” Juried Exhibition. Alpha Arts Guild, Avalon Center, Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

2015. “Trilogy I Art Show.” Juried Exhibition. Red Door Art Gallery, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia.

 

2014. “ART-Vision-9.” Juried Art Show and Charity Art Auction for Positive Impact, Stone Four Studios at Studioplex, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2014. International Mosaic Auction. Doctors Without Borders Charity Online Mosaic Art Auction.

 

CURRENT GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Belleza Fine Art Gallery, 27 Main Street, Bisbee, Arizona.

 

PAST AND PRESENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

2019. Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA).

 

2019. Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA).

 

2015 to Present. Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA).

 

2018-Present. Bisbee Women’s Club Art Chair Auction.

 

2017-Present. Bisbee Central School Project.

 

2016. Atlanta Artists Center (AAC).

 

2015-2016. Alpha Arts Guild (AAG).

 

2015. Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA).

 

2015. Atlanta Mosaic Art Guild.

 

OTHER EDUCATION

 

2006. National Certification in Therapeutic Massage, Advanced Credential, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

 

2004-2005. Professional Massage Therapy Certification Program, Baltimore School of Massage (York Campus), York, Pennsylvania.

 

1988. Master of Social Work (Clinical Program), School of Social Work and Community Planning, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

1985. Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Clinical Studies), Frostburg State College, Frostburg, Maryland.

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