Ruth Kates, ART  Boston MA



Awards, Distinctions and Recent Shows     


Newton Library Show Award First Place Award Newton Art Association, 2016 Newton Library Show

Mollie and Henry Schoenberg Award - First Prize
“The Happy Campers"

Pastel - Ruth has done a great job at capturing the unique character of the four individuals in this painting each with their own facial expression and pose - the individual body language of their hands and legs and feet- as if in a photograph but with much more emotion - bringing them together as a group for us to study and enjoy. 

September 2016
Robin Glazer, Director of The Creative Center at University Settlement (NY) notified Ruth on September 2, 2016 that
“Novartis Pharmaceutical has chosen your photo, Partners, for the patient journal that they will produce and distribute across the world. They have only selected 4 (FOUR) images- so it's quite an honor.”


          Ms. Glazer also notified Ruth that Artforce Corporate is working on several projects in Massachusetts.  They have also specified  “Partners” for reproduction, which will be fabricated in the healthcare environment.




Artforce also selected Five other of Ruth’s works to be shown and distributed across the state in Healthcare, Corporate, Enterprise, Hospitality offices, and Educational institutions.

Red Barn
               “Red barn in Wellesley”                           “Codman Farm, Afternoon Light”           “Wagon of Flowers”


         “Lower Falls Wine Company”                                                       “Chezzetetcook Inlet”



Rockport Art Association Award 2015  


 Joan Judd Memorial Award, Drawing, Excellence in any Medium

“Concert at the Mall” Rockport Art Association; Contributing Members Show









     Copley Society 2015


Rockport Art Association Award 2015

Concord Art Association, Roddy Competition Oil;
“Inside the Studio” (with Paul Rahilly and Janet Monafo)




        Newton Art Association



CAA Members Juried 2 first place

First Place Drawing, Members Juried II, Concord Art Association


Second Place Oil, 64th Annual Awards Show, Newton Free Library, Collective Juried




CoSo Marine Art Show- Distant Shores  

 CoSo Small Works – “In the City”





CAA Members Juried 2 first place



Newton Open Studios, Spring-JCC Location





          Newton Open Studios, Fall Show Newton Cultural Center



          Newton Open Studios, Spring-JCC Location

           Endowment Award Honorable Mention Newton Art Association

          Nordic Hall, Scandinavian Living Center.



CAA Monmouth Street




Concord Art Assocaiation, Members Juried I







   CoSo Artists- “Crisp”




CAA First Place 2006




  Concord Art Association Members Juried I,

  Painting and Sculpture "Monmouth Street"



  Concord Art Association Members Juried II, "The Problem Solver"



NAA First Place James King 2004


James King Bonnar Founders Award for Artistic Achievement





2003-Awards and Honors


BAC Art Treasures Award 2003






  Best in Show Oil Needham Art on the Common

 First Place Oil Needham Art on the Common


Best in Show V-Gallery Needham

Best in Show Pastel Portrait Mass Bay Fine Arts Festival

  • Popular Award Mass Bay Fine Arts Festival
  • Third Place Oil Newton Art Association
  • Honorable Mention Rockport Members Show
  • Featured Artist in Newton Magazine April 2002
  • Concord Art Association Solo Show Coleman Gallery Impressionistic Realism, Recent Work



    CAA Members Juried 2 first place  



  • Nancy Baldwin Drawing Prize First Place Concord Art Association

    - “Aunt Angelina”






  • Mary James Brown Memorial Award Excellence in any medium , Rockport Art Association
  • Rockport Art Assn, Honorable Mention Still Life
  • Best in Show Painting/Sculpture Concord Art Association
  • Best in Show Newton Art Association
  • 2000-










    1993 –

    1992 –


    1991 - Best in Show, Third place Newton Art Association



    Past Exhibitions*


    Copley Society, Newbury Street , Boston , Massachusetts

    Phillips-Brickman Gallery, Brookline , Massachusetts

    *Gallery 333, Falmouth , Massachusetts

    * Rogers Gallery , Mattapoisett , Massachusetts

    The Prudential Center, Boston , Massachusetts

    The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Newton , Massachusetts

    The Atrium Mall, Newton , Massachusetts

    Babson College , Wellesley , Massachusetts

    Armenian Art Museum , Watertown , Massachusetts

    JFK Building , Boston , Massachusetts

    Starr Gallery, J.C.C., Newton , Massachusetts

    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston , Massachusetts

    Daniels Gallery, Boston , Massachusetts

    *First Mutual bank, Newton , Massachusetts

    *Newton Library Gallery, Newton , Massachusetts

    Viewpoint Gallery, Newport , RI

    Boston City Hall , Boston , Massachusetts

    * 47 Mercer Street , New York . New York

    Jordan Marsh Company, Boston , Massachusetts

    * Concord Art Association, Concord , MA

    University of Massachusetts , Boston , Massachusetts

    Needham Village Gallery, Needham , Massachusetts

    *First National Bank, Newton , Massachusetts

    Perneux Wines Exhibit, Boston , Massachusetts

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Gallery

    *Artana Gallery, Framingham , Massachusetts












    *Solo Exhibitions 




    1988-Present Painting Instructor

    Jewish Community Center, Newton , Massachusetts


    1978-1982 Art Specialist K through 9

    Watertown Public Schools , Watertown , Massachusetts


    1983-2012 Painting/Drawing Instructor

    Brookline Arts Center , Brookline , Massachusetts

    1977-1978 Team Teacher

    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston , Massachusetts

    1982-1983 Drawing Instructor

    Needham Adult Education, Needham , Massachusetts

    Massachusettss Bay College , Wellesley , Massachusetts


    1972-1979 Coordinator for Private Portrait Classes with Paul 



    1982-1984 Substitute Art Specialist

    Watertown High School , Watertown , Massachusetts


    1970-Present Private Commissions in Various Collections

    Massachusetts , New York , Connecticut , Pennsylvania , and Paris .


    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston , Massachusetts

    Bachelors in Fine Arts, Masters in Art Education Studied with Charles Movalli (Rockport), Arthur Polonsky (BU), Paul Rahilly ( Boston and Lexington ), George Nick (MCA)


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