Ruth Jageman Panorama Juried Art Exhibit of the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts

Having received a hand written invitation from the Director of this event inviting me to submit work to the show, I quickly chose three photographs and sent in the necessary information!  The photographs entered were from my series of Erie’s Industrial Buildings; GAF, Erie Coke Company, and the Erie Forge.  All three pieces were accepted and on display in the Schuster Gallery located on Gannon University’s Campus in downtown Erie.

I was awarded Best of Photography for my photograph of Erie Coke Company.  Below is the juror’s statement from the show catalogue.

Best of Photography – The Vincent & Joseph Palermo Memorial Award

Award to Amelia Patsy for her silver gelatin photograph, Erie Coke Company.  My eyes were drawn to the strong black and white abstract quality of the images.  Kline-like in its simplicity.

2011 has been quite the year when it comes to getting my artwork out on display!  It has been very encouraging and exciting to have won a few awards, and to know that my work is being recognized and remembered in the art community in Erie.


Thanks to help from family and friends I got everything hung and in place with a few minutes to spare!  There was a a great turn out despite some rain, but I got to meet some amazing people.  I found that I got the most reaction out of the older generation, but also an overall positive reaction from everyone who came in to view my work.  It was interesting hearing the stories and connections the older generation had with the buildings I had photographed.  Overall I was very happy with the show!

June 10, 2011

Hosted by the Erie Art Museum

A selection of my black and white photographic work will be featured at the

Allen Stoneware Gallery.

Come check it out!

*for more information visit http://www.erieartmuseum.org/

2011 Barber National Institute Art Show


Fourth Annual Community Art Show at the Barber National Institute!

I recently submitted work to two art shows and was chosen to exhibit at the 2011 Art Show at the Barber National Institute.


I received an Honorable Mention award for my photograph of Hammermill located in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Slowly but surely I am getting my work out there for people to see and enjoy!

Edgewood Farm

I came across these images a few days ago.  They were taken in 2008 at a farm in Alfred which belongs to two very special people.  After photographing for a few days I noticed I had been taking a landscape view of the farm as well as a detail from the image…thus creating a diptych.  These images were shot with Adox 35mm black and white film.  Click on the images to see a larger view.

Below are some of the photographs I had taken a few years ago at my Grandmother’s house.  She recently passed away on July 6, 2010 exactly one month before she turned 87 years old.  I am proud to be named after such an amazing woman, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother!