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Rita V. Schultheis Edit Profile


Rita Virginia Schultheis, American artist. Recipient certified Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, 1991; recipient National Nature Art award, 1980, 85, 86, 87. Vice president Lawrence Elementary PTL, 1992, 93, 94; board directors Humane Society Ohio Valley, 1989-1993, chairperson Art for Animals show, 1980-1993. Member Marietta Area Arts and Crafts League (past secretary, past vice president, past president), Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild.


Schultheis, Rita V. was born in April 1954 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of B. Burl and Naomi Perry.


Graduate, Famous Artist School, 1973.


Veterinarian assistant, 1971-1972. Framing and store manager Marj Teague Art Gallery, Williamstown, West Virginia, 1972-1980. Owner R.V.S. Art and Frames, Marietta, Ohio, since 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited works in shows including Steubenville Art Association, 1975, 1982, 85, Washington County Fair, Marietta, 1983, 85-91, 93, West Virginia Bass Festival, St. Marys, 1984, 86, West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival, 1985, 87-93, National Nature and Wildfowl Show, Dayton, Ohio, 1987, National Nature Art Exhibition, Troy, Ohio, 1986. Represented in public and private collections including Doris Day's Private Picture Gallery, Carmel, California, John L. Yons.


Board directors Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 1989-1993, show chair Art for the Animals Art and Craft Show, since 1981. Active Marietta Area Arts and Crafts League, since 1973, past secretary, vice president, president. Active Lawrence Elementary P.T.L., since 1989, vice president, 1992-1993.


Married Thomas D. Schultheis, November 16, 1973. 1 child, Theresa L.

B. Burl

Naomi Perry