After an illustrious 35 year career, Joanne retired 15 years ago as Professor Emerita, Studio Art, from Cal Poly. She now devotes her full attention to her own and collaborative art projects, as well as offering occasional studio workshops.
She has received both national and international acclaim with her work being exhibited in renowned art museums worldwide. She has had over 30 one-woman exhibitions and has been juried in to several hundred national shows during her career.
Her demo subject for our March meeting will be: “Intuitive, non-objective explora-tion with mark, color, shape, and/or pattern which starts my creative process – the more daring, the better. It is ‘tightrope walking’ – no need for a net, no preparation for failure, intensely in the moment. Eventually I WILL fall wildly into my figurative subject, and that plunge is exhilarating.”

​​The Tuesday, March 26, 2019 CCWS program meeting will take place in the Wesley Building of the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St, SLO.
The evening starts with Social Time at 6:30 pm and with Joanne Beaule Ruggles presentation starting at 7:00pm.











's presentation  timed to start at 7:00 pm. 



Inghen Ruaidh (“Red Girl”), © 2018, Joanne Beaule Ruggles, Acrylic and India ink on paper, 26 x 40.” 

Joanne Beaule Ruggles - Presentation for March 26, 2019 Program

The Central Coast Watercolor Society

Listening to Jazz, © 2016, Joanne Beaule Ruggles, Acrylic and India ink on paper, 40 x 26.”

The Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of furthering interest and appreciation in the watercolor medium.  It is an independent group of artists, collectors, teachers, students and anyone interested in watercolor and water media.  We are located on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo County.  CCWS holds a general meeting each month at 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo. All meetings are free and open to the public and routinely host guest artists, demonstrations, and lectures suitable for all levels.

Paintings by Joanne Beaule Ruggles and are copyrighted by the artist.