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

Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studio Tour

Labor Day weekend – August 31- September 2nd

Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5, and Monday 11 to 2 pm

Tickets available at Ruth’s studio if you want to do the Open Studio Tour
or visit for Tour tickets and attend the

Opening Reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, at Santa Barbara Fine Art,

Ruth Ellen Hoag opens her GraySpace Art Studio to visitors. See work in progress. She’ll be giving demonstrations of her painting process throughout the weekend. Many works not available on her website will be on view, both framed and unframed, and available for perusal and purchase.

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

On-going: Visit Kathryne Designs, 1225 Coast Village Road, for beautiful gifts and, of course, paintings. Stop by to see some of my newest works in watercolor and acrylic – scenes from travels in France and new figurative abstractions.

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.
For more information go to

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 21x20″ ©Ruth Ellen Hoag