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

Abstracted Rainy Moments Exhibition Catalog now available!

The exhibition catalog for “Abstracted Rainy Moments” solo exhibition at the Samaritans of RI Forget-Me-Not Gallery has been published! It’s now available for preview and for purchase.
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This exhibition catalog chronicles the solo exhibition of Rhode Island contemporary abstract painter, Rachel Brask, in her exhibition of “Abstracted Rainy Moments,” held at the Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery in the spring of 2017. Included in this book are full-page, full-color photos of the 14 paintings on exhibit, photos from the programs, a curator’s statement by Eric J. Auger, an art review by Carrie Decker of Motif Magazine, and several poems inspired by the Abstracted Rainy Moments series.
Click here to virtually flip through the pages.
Exhibition catalogs are available for purchase online here for $16.00 each or contact Rachel to inquire: rbraskartworks@gmail.com

Closing Reception: June 23, 5-8pm

I can’t believe that the public gallery debut of “Abstracted Rainy Moments” at the Samaritans of RI Forget-Me-Not Gallery is finally coming to a close. The solo exhibition of oil paintings has been open for about three months from April to June 2017. There have been many events and programs throughout, and now it will all be coming to a close, as all good things do.

The closing reception will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery at 67 Park Place, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. I will give a brief talk about the art, followed by announcing the winner(s) of the People’s Poetry Prize award!

A newly-printed catalog of the Abstracted Rainy Moments exhibition will also be there, fresh off the press! People can look it over, and even order the catalog to take home to keep an archival version of this exhibit, with special back-stories to each of the paintings, a little about the artist, the gallery, and a special piece published by an art review of the exhibit, along with a curator’s statement by Eric J. Auger, Curator-in-Residence for the Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery.

 

Free Art Workshop: Playing Around with Pointilism

I am pleased to be instructing two FREE art workshops at the NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI) during June 2017! Each workshop will incorporate a little learning with the chance for participants to make their own painting creation.

Playing Around with Pointilism

Saturday, June 17, 1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)
Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!
Registration: register online here or call 401-859-1406

This interactive class will explore the brief background of the Neo-Impressionist movement of pointillism and its pioneering artists. Participants will then have an opportunity to make a painting inspired by the concepts of pointillism. This class for teens & adults, art materials provided. Registration is required. Class taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

In the Newspapers

In the weeks leading up to the opening reception for my solo exhibition, Abstracted Rainy Moments at the Forget-Me-Not Gallery, I received coverage in several local newspapers. I’m still not quite used to seeing myself out there with so much publicity…but if it helps bring more people to the gallery to experience my art in person, then I’ll put up with it and try to get used to it. I’m not giving out autographs just yet.

So naturally, I now have a big stack of each of these papers to save for posterity.

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Top 5 Things To Do in RI This Weekend, Providence Journal, April 6, 2017

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The Valley Breeze, April 5-11, 2017

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“Local contemporary artists work shows at Pawtucket gallery”, East Providence Post, April 5-11, 2017

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Sakkonnet Times, East Bay Newspapers, East Providence Post, April 5-11, 2017

 

New Art Class: Great First Impressionists

749b81de002b140a19176d9cc40604f5Starting on March 7, 2017  I’ll be teaching a new adult art class on Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:30pm at the Fuller Creative Learning Center (260 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI). The class will run for six weeks March 7-April 11, 2017 and is free to registered participants.

This class, “Great First Impressionists,” will explore the various artists, styles and techniques of the impressionism art movement, including artists Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh and others. Students of this class will create art projects inspired by signature artists of impressionism over the 6 weeks of this class March 7-April 11.

This class will be limited to 12 people, so register early! For registration information, contact fullercreativelearning@gmail.com

Top 8 of 2016: Art Highlights

 

2016 has been an excellent year for my continuing studio practice. A year full of new commissions, renewed focus, and new recognition and professional development have all added up to make 2016 one of my best and favorite years in my studio timeline. So here, without further ado, are what I considered to be the top 8 highlights of 2016.
~ Rachel

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Gift cards now available for the holidays

58a550af-c01a-4ca0-aa64-715b60688ccbYou can now give the gift of art choice by purchasing a gift card for Rachel Brask Artworks! These beautiful and colorful gift cards are available for purchases online, over the phone or in-person at Rachel Brask Artworks. Gift cards can be the perfect way to let the recipient choose what kind of art they’d like — a print, original oil paintings. a custom commission, or art lessons! Continue reading

Small Business Saturday (#SmallBizSat)

On November 26, Rachel Brask Artworks is excited to participate in Small Business Saturday. On this date, we will celebrate with both online specials and in-person specials at the studio! So mark your calendar now for Small Business Saturday! Continue reading

Which paintings should be made into prints?

vote_rain_printsjpgI’ve gotten all of the Abstracted Rainy Moments current paintings all professionally photographed with high resolution images, and now I’m thinking about making giclee prints of the Abstracted Rainy Series, and I need your help to prioritize which paintings should become prints first. You can VOTE by going over to the Rachel Brask Artworks Facebook page and comment with which two paintings you’d like to see first turned into prints! Continue reading

VIDEO: Artist Guest Speaker Rachel Brask at E. Providence Arts Council

On October 4, 2016, Rachel Brask Artworks gave a talk as artist guest speaker at the East Providence Arts Council meeting. Speaking about the non-linear journey her art journey has taken, Rachel speaks about her challenges, triumphs and travails of pursuing the art path in today’s world. Continue reading

New Art Class for Adults: “Beyond Paint Splatters”

NEW ART CLASS NOW ENROLLING!
“Beyond Paint Splatters: Experimenting with Abstract Painting Methods”
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm; Oct. 11th-Nov. 22nd
Location: Fuller Creative Learning Center, 260 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI

When you think of “abstract art,” what do you see? In this six week course for adults, students will explore creating an image from the real world that will become “abstracted” using different methods and styles of painting. If you’ve always wanted to try making abstract art but had no idea where to start, this class is for you! Continue reading