Ruth Kaldor paints in watercolor and oil. She is a Signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Ruth was a full time art teacher for thirty-one years, teaching visual art to grades K-12 at Cabot School, Vermont and currently part-time at Peacham Elementary School, Peacham, Vermont. Today, Ruth devotes full time to painting. She participates in a weekly figure drawing / painting group.
"I'm always working toward mastering my drawing skills, interpreting values, and keeping my colors clean. Outside my studio, plein air painting is a passion where I take in the sights, sounds, and smells. I rise to the challenge of capturing that light and sense of place." One plein air admirer said of Ruth's art, "Anyone can paint a picture but not everyone can paint a painting."
1973 B.S. in Art, Towson University, Towson, Maryland 2002 M.ED, Union Institute, Montpelier, Vermont
2015 Online Teaching Certificate, Marlboro College, Vt
Ruth has also studied at many painting workshops in Vermont with painters Susan Abbott, Lisa Beach, Annelein Beukenkamp, Billy Brauer, Jeneane Lunn, Robert O'Brien, Andrew Orr, Susan Bull Riley, Eric Tobin, and David Gray (from Washington State), and in Maine with watercolor painter David Dewey. She holds a signature membership in the Vermont Watercolor Society and membership in the New England Watercolor Society
2001 Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
2006 Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont
2015 Peacham Library, Peacham, Vermont
2014 Warren Library, Warren, Vermont
2015 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Waitsfield, Vermont 2015 Boothbay Harbor Paint Out, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 2015 Vermont Watercolor Society Group Show
2016 Jericho Plein Air Festival at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jeri cho, Vermont
2016 Barn Gallery Open Juried, Regional Exhibition, Ogunquit, ME 2016 Plein Air Painters of Maine 12th Annual Great American Paint Out, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
2017 Undressed, Figures Exhibition at the f8 Fine Art Gallery, Ken nebunkport, Maine
2017 Plein Air Painters of Maine, To Paint the Way a Bird Sings, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, Maine
2017 Vermont Watercolor Society 2017 Juried Members Spring Exhibition and Awards Show. Aqua, Waitsfield, Vt.
2017 Vermont Watercolor Society 2017 Juried Members Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Waitsfield, Vt.
2017 First Place, Grand Manan Art Gallery 12x12 show, Grand Manan, Canada
2017 Boothbay Regional Art Foundation, Boothbay Harbor, Me 2017 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, Me
2018 Bryan Memorial Member Show, Jeffersonville, Vt 2015 2020 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Waitsfield, Vt 2017 2019 Cabot Artisans Gallery
2019 New England Watercolor Society, New England Regional Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH
2021 Trees Exhibition Emile Gruppe Gallery , Jericho, Vt 2021 Watercolor Exhibition-Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville ,Vt.