Jennifer Rugge Fine Art – 2021 Season

I have been working diligently in my studio this past spring and also had the pleasure of participating in on-line Art shows and events.  In April I added another gallery to show my work, the “Bronze, Silver and Gold Gallery,” located in Cambria, CA which is right on the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  It is a beautiful area and a great destination to visit.

Elephant Seals sun-bathing near Cambria
At the new gallery
Signs of Our Ancestors

Here are my Upcoming Events for this Summer and Fall:

1. Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA, “Eco-Centric” Art Show    

Front window gallery at 405 Vernon St. #100                               

Opening Reception June 19, 5 – 8 pm through July 10.

2. Nevada City Winery:

This exhibition is all new work, both paintings and sculptures reflecting our ancient ancestors and early signs and symbols of languages; in natural earth ochres and mineral paints; pit-fired clay sculptures.

Stories that Come into Be-ing
Joy With-in the Heart Exists Love

“Westono – wolf “

3. Nisenan-CHIRP Uba-Seo Gallery, “Visibility Through Art”         

 225 Broad St. Nevada City, CA.  July 10 to August 29    This is a project containing 12 wood panels covered with handmade papers that are painted with ochres and charcoal. Each 10×10″ panel has a number and animals written in the Nisenan language.  Prints will be available at the opening and during gallery hours. This photo shows work in progress.  All sales go to the support of the CHIRP foundation (California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project)

4. Open Studios Art Tour – October 9, 10, 16 & 17… more to come.

I enjoy sharing my artwork and my processes.  Please identify yourself when you may visit any one or more of these events.  I always enjoy hearing from you and celebrating with my followers, collectors and fellow artists.

Be safe. With kind regards,


Jennifer Rugge Fine Art

540-222-8071, and please leave a message.

HerStory Exhibition

This month, I received the honor of being invited into the Manhattan Arts International Exhibition “HerStory” –

An Exhibition of Art by Women
December 30, 2020 – March 2, 2021

“Thank You and Congratulations!  Your art has been selected for the Manhattan Arts International ‘HerStory’ 2020-2021 — the best online exhibition and an important milestone for women artists!”

How exciting to open this email on December 31, 2020, after a year where many have felt sadness, anxiety or impact stemming from Covid 19.  For me, it was a sign of greater things to come, the willingness to embrace the new, share inspirations and indulge in creativity.  

This exhibition promotes 90 women artists from around the world.  To be accepted to show art in “HerStory” is an honor.  The honor lies in that each artwork is chosen for the unique quality of its message and expression.  Renee Phillips, the director and curator of Manhattan Arts International, has created a wonderful platform to share and promote these artists. 

The mysteries surrounding these life expressions evolve from the “my-Story” into “HerStory “ by these celebrated women artists. 

Visit this exhibition at:

My art piece is on the second page, the 9th artist as you scroll down the page.  But be sure to look over and take in all the participating artists.  See what speaks to you.

Lastly, here is a video of creating the piece, The Humble Flute Player with Joy and Grace, that is featured in the HerStory exhibit.

Holiday Greeting

Enjoy the Season & Make it Bright!


This past year has been unpredictable, fearful and difficult at times.  But the strength with-in kept calling me to rise, see it through and feel the presence of being, the existence of gratitude within me.  Powerful ideas, visions and inspirations seemed to expand from my artwork… a series of Resilience.  Not meant to go back to the way things have always seemed to be, but to embrace the present into a forward journey to the new.  Together we can accept, discover and be grateful for the life experiences that generate progression and awareness.  

Sending lots of Love, Joy and Presence,

Guardians of Resilience

Featured Artist: Nevada County Arts Council

We mostly see Jennifer in supportive roles, cheering on fellow artists, quietly shouting jen mixingout a cause, always in service to her community.

Still waters run deep, though, and a glimpse into her working life as an artist shows a serious, driven commitment to her work, and a passion for color and technique.

Tell us about your art form and medium, Jennifer.

I use oils on 2D wood surfaces. I collect natural minerals, grinding and mixing them with oil and cold wax then paint onto the canvas covered with different papers and textures. Using pallet knives, brushes, and charcoal pencils I draw and paint.