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Ruth Ellen Hoag paintings are showing now at the following galleries.

GraySpace Art Studios

Visit GraySpace Art Studios and see where my paintings are created, and what is in progress at the moment. My painting time varies, but I’m always there during Gallery open hours. Other times, call if you wish to visit. 805-689-0858. 

Have a group? Belong to a book club or other social groups? Bring them to GraySpace Art Studio! Let me know you are coming and I will host with light refreshments and drinks.

Kathryne Designs, 1225 Coast Village Road

Now at Kathryne Designs, 1225 Coast Village Road, Montecito for one week only.
Saturday, September 21 through Friday, September 27, 2019.
Open Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5.

As a featured artist, much of Ruth’s newest work is currently hung salon-style, across the walls of the main room – much of it so new the paint’s barely dry and unframed. “I love the new work! Ruth is a master of color and these experimental paintings just had to be shown! They had to be in the gallery representing our featured artist this week.” Jessica, Kathryne Design gallery curator. 


Santa Barbara Funk Zone Mural

Ruth Ellen Hoag's Installed mural in the Funk Zone

Ruth Ellen Hoag’s Mural “East of Yesterday” Installed  in the Funk Zone

John Ummel is giving walking tours of the Funk Zone, and “East fo Yesterday” is one of his stops. He often brings the group to GraySpace Art.
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These murals were inspired by historical places and figures from Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

Below you’ll find a legend for each panel, identifying the real-life individuals behind each figure.

“East of Yesterday” Panel One Legend


Download Panel One Legend


“East of Yesterday” Panel 2 Legend


Download Panel Two Legend


Join the Santa Barbara Art Walk on July 20th, 2018, or stop by any time to view this epic mural!


Kathryne Designs

Montecito Boutique & Studio
Tel 805.565.4700

1225 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

“Icy” Watercolor on Paper 21×20″ ©Ruth Ellen Hoag