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Ruby Chacon

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Ruby Chacón is first generation high school and college graduate in
her family. This experience has informed and inspired her lifelong work in the arts and how it relates to community.

Chacón’s  artwork  has  taken  her  to  many  places  in  the  US  and
around the world such as India, Thailand, and Morocco. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies to facilitate mural pro- jects. She has been the subject of documentaries, presented her work in many public forums as a keynote speaker, commencement speaker, and participated as a panel presenter. Her work has been published in books, magazines, calendars, as well as covers for aca- demic books. Her most recent book cover is: “Transforming Educa- tional Pathways for Chicano/a Students” by authors Dolores Delga- do Bernal and Enrique Aleman, Teachers College Press.
Her numerous awards include: Utah Governors Mansion Award for visual arts, Salt Lake City Mayors Award for Visual Arts, Humanitari- an Award as well as Distinguished Alumni through the Salt Lake Community College, and so on.  Most recently was named one of Utah’s 15 most influential artists.

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  1. Ruby, I read about your profile. Sounds like you have alot of experience in painting people in general. Do you or your female artist friends ever look for individuals to paint? If so, I would be interested id discussing your need and my interest. In particular, I would be interested in posing for undraped painting sessions for you or a select group of female panting artists. No men in the group

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    • Garth, please contact the artist directly at
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah


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