I guess I just don’t like “anything” else to be too much like “everything” else….so call me eccentric if u wish…but even “eccentric” is too much of the “same”….Helene Ruiz
You can find prints of my works as totes, tee shirts, leggings, etc thru redbubble also. Just go through my portfolios and click on items available per image.
As an artist:
Art is my passion, religion and salvation. It is my way of surviving and coping. I paint what I feel, when I feel, There is no “correct” way to conclude the meaning behind my work as it is meant to reach inside of you and for you to decide how it relates to your soul, your life, your experiences.
I love to paint, I cannot imagine my life without it. Drawing and Painting is my true “freedom” as I can say whatever I want without restriction. My siblings all play a musical instrument and are all wonderful musicians. My instrument, however, is a paintbrush and my rhythm is from color.
The stories behind my works are many, I would love to hear how my works may relate to your stories.
As a curator:
I prefer to open doors to all people which also opens doors to education, thus helping to diminish stereotypical expectations and gives opportunity for a better understanding of the beauty of the diversity of all people and cultures. If I can create an opportunity for artists on a particular theme, I invite all creatives to participate and would know that those unfamiliar with the theme will have to research the theme, which is “learning” which is “educational” which helps to eliminate ignorance. I have learned that sometimes, when an artist of any medium is challenged in this manner, it is usually the artist who is least familiar with the theme that makes the biggest and most powerful statement which only proves that they took the time to learn and respect something other than what society or life has programmed them into thinking. I am sometimes asked by outside venues to find artists, musicians, etc of one nationality only for something they want to do, I will put the call out for them only to share opportunity to others but prefer not to be asked to do so. I prefer to open all doors to force learning and researching and reading on a topic for a better understanding and a possibility of breaking barriers that otherwise would remain. This has been and still is a big part of my mission. If we could learn and respect each other, then maybe we can work together on making the world a better place for the sake of the children and their future.
(hence a little story i remember from my grandmother: she said something like this " the coral in the sea never give up and they work together, when the old and sick die, the young and strong continue, they all work together to accomplish their mission")
Jus’ me .. jus’ sayin’…. Helene Ruiz
original works are available for sale, send me a message and let me know, we can always work it out, all original works prices are negotiable.
“(all works copyright, reproduction in anyway without my permission will be just cause for legal proceedings.)”which includes the use of my work on any of your sites without my permission…..
The Wrighter Interview
The NY Post
women in art
June 2010 Juried Invitational ExhibitionMY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 4!
in the darkness, there is
by Helene Ruiz
Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 35,000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 4. SoJie 4 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 4th one, ever, and 55 other artists, besides myself, are represented.
Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.
Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.
If you do not belong to the group, Solo Exhibition, you cannot participate in commenting; and joining to comment is not encouraged. But you CAN lend support by commenting in my journal, here, about the show.
THIS JOURNAL IS ALSO PART OF A WEB RING. You can also follow other artists involved, by clicking on the WEB RING BADGE below. You don’t need to be a member of Solo Exhibition to show your support, this web ring is especially for non members! Thank you!
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Visit My SoMBA Gallery – Elizabeth Bravo Find Music In Photography
You can SoMBA, too! – sponsored by Solo Exhibition
Visit My SoMBA Gallery – Helene Ruiz Lifes Rhythms And Rhymes
You can SoMBA, too! – sponsored by Solo Exhibition
Judge, July 2012 Juried
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<br />See my work in <strong>Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art</strong>, <br />sponsored by Solo Exhibition</a>
See my work in Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art,
sponsored by Solo Exhibition