Rachel Brask to Exhibit at BankRI Galleries March-April 2018

After a recent studio visit by curator Paula Martesian, several of my paintings from the Abstracted Rainy Moments body of artwork for a two month solo exhibition in two BankRI gallery spaces.

  • March 1-April 4, 2018: BankRI Gallery at Pitman Street
    (137 Pitman Street, Providence, RI)
  • April 5-May 5, 2018: BankRI Gallery at Turks Head Building
    (1 Turks Head Plaza, Providence, RI)

There will be a reception on Providence Gallery Night, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the BankRI Gallery at the Turks Head Building, 5-8pm. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the reception.

Accepted to Edgewood Farm for Artist Residency

I am excited to announce that I’ve received notice of my acceptance into an artist residency at Edgewood Farm, in Truro, MA, for a two week residency. Continue reading

Rachel Brask Exhibiting at DeBlois Gallery with

Rachel Brask will be part of a three-person exhibition at DeBlois Gallery in Newport, RI,  along with Virginia Purviance and Shawndavid Berry. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, April 7,  2018, 5-7pm.

The DeBlois Gallery is located at 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI.

More information and exhibition images coming soon.

Time Lapse of First Phases of Painting ‘Rainy Moments’ by Rachel

Here’s a time lapse video showing several hours as only a few seconds in the process when I was painting one of the smaller oil paintings in my “Abstracted Rainy Moments” series.

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Commissioned Rainy Moments Triptych

Between November & December 2017, I had the experience of being commissioned for a painting by a former superior of mine as a Christmas gift for his wife to hang in their bedroom. They had been following the progression of my “Abstracted Rainy Moments” and wanted to have one of their own for their home. Continue reading

2018 Resolutions

For the new year, I’ve made a few resolutions. For 2018, I will commit to my art practice more than I had in 2017. A few factors have enabled me to have a little more time outside of my day job to work in the studio, and I’m committed in 2018 to make that happen. Here are my resolutions, key words and thoughts going in another new year. Continue reading

My Pop-up Art at West Elm

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 I was the featured pop-up artist at the West Elm store in Wayland Square, Providence, RI. It was a nice opportunity to get out and see some of my art and how it could function in a home decor store. Check out some of the photos from the day below.

 

2017 Year in Review: My Top 12

This past year my studio has been busy, and it’s been a great year. Here’s my Top 12 photos to review the highlights of 2017 in my art studio. Continue reading

Accepted into 31st RI Open Juried Exhibition at Warwick Center for the Arts

I’m excited to hear news from the Warwick Center for the Arts that two of my paintings, “Rainy Moment 08 (Forested Mountains in Rain)” and “Rainy Moment 15 (Lakeside Mountain Rain)” have been accepted into the 31st Annual RI Open Juried Exhibition! The exhibit will run September 13 – November 2, 2017. Date of the opening reception TBA. Both of these paintings are from a body of work I’ve work I’ve been developing over the past year called “Abstracted Rainy Moments.”

EPAC Members Inaugural Show

©Rachel Brask, Rainy Moment 13 (Open Ocean Rain). Oil on canvas. 40"x30".

I am pleased to join nine other members of the East Providence Arts Council for the EPAC Members Inaugural Show, exhibiting in the front gallery of the HeARTspot Art Center & Gallery (1942 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence, RI).

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 14, 6-8pm. Light refreshments provided.

In this show, I have two pieces: Rainy Moment 13 (Open Ocean Rain), and Autumn Trio.

 

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August 20-26: Studio Inventory Sale

SPECIAL Studio Inventory Art Sale

During the week of August 20-26 Rachel Brask Artworks be hosting an online Special Studio Inventory Art Sale! Any online purchases of pre-rainy-moments artwork that week will be significantly discounted 25% off for THIS ONE TIME ONLY! (using the promo code below)

Email subscribers will have EARLY ACCESS to the sale a few days ahead with access to 40% discount, August 16-19, using a special code. To become an email subscriber and get Early Access to this special sale, click here.

August 20-26, use coupon code “PREVIEWSALE1” to obtain 25% off your painting purchase!

This first-ever studio inventory sale is due to running out of room in the studio to store older work while Rachel continues to make new “rainy moment” paintings. Will you help me clear room in the studio by purchasing a painting?

The online shop for original oil paintings has been updated recently with all the paintings inventory from past bodies of work. Browse through, make a note of what paintings you’re interested in, email rbraskartworks[at]gmail.com with any questions.

Follow Rachel Brask Artworks on Facebook & Instagram to see featured paintings in the weeks leading up to the Inventory Sale.

Please note that paintings in the Abstracted Rainy Moments series are exempt from this studio inventory sale. 

August 19: Where to Start: Appreciating Abstract Art

Where to Start: Appreciating Abstract Art

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)
Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!

When you think of “abstract art,” what do you see? In this workshop for adults & teens, participants will learn about some elements to look for in abstract art, and have the chance to create an abstract painting on their own! If abstract art often leaves you clueless and you may not know where to start, this class is for you! Come with an open mind and a willingness to have fun. Paint & art materials provided. Registration is required. Workshop taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

Closing Artist Reception July 26 at The Olive Tap 

Rachel Brask is the featured artist at The Olive Tap in Wayland Square, Providence, RI for July 2017. Stop by the evening of Wednesday, July 26, 5-7pm for light refreshments and to meet the artist for the closing reception. 

The Olive Tap is located at 485 Angell Street, Providence, RI. Nearby street parking is available. 

Rachel Brask Art at The Looff 2017

IMG_2224Rachel Brask Artworks will again be participating in The Looff Art Festival on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11am-6pm. This fantastic art festival is held at the historic Looff Carousel at Crescent Park in Riverside (East Providence), RI. The art festival boosts live music performances throughout the day, food trucks, and many fine art and craft vendors.

Rachel Brask Artworks will be present with a booth including selections from the Abstracted Rainy Moments series, along with some other earlier abstract paintings and prints. She’ll also be at her easel, painting LIVE throughout the day.

This event free and open to the public, no admission charged.

For more information, visit http://www.eastprovidencearts.org/the-looff.html

Rachel Brask Art at The Olive Tap Wayland Square July 2017

During the month of July 2017, The Olive Tap Providence will host Rachel Brask as the featured artist. Visit The Olive Tap at 485 Angell Street, Providence, RI (in Wayland Square) to see several paintings and prints by Rachel Brask in the rear gallery & tasting area. A selection of “Abstracted Rainy Moments” paintings will be on exhibit July 1-28, 2017. All paintings and prints are for sale through The Olive Tap.

Join us for two events this month!

  • Meet the Artist at a Tasting Friday, July 14, 6-9pm: Every Friday, The Olive Tap hosts a tasting of a meal, pairing oils, vinegars with local chef-prepared cuisine and wine. On Friday, July 14, 6-9pm, meet Rachel Brask as she’ll be attending this tasting. Tickets are just $15 for an unforgettable tasting of food, wine, fresh bread, inspiration, and more than 40 artisan olive oils and authentic balsamic vinegars on tap. Please remember to RSVP via Facebook or by calling the store at 401-272-8200 as space is limited.
  • Closing Reception: Thursday, July 27, 5-7pm: Join the artist for a closing reception and light refreshments, free and open to the public.