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.”

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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

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

FREE Class Offered Again – Playing With Pointillism

Saturday, July 8, 2017,  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)

Registration required. Register online HERE or call 401-859-1406

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)

Free Art Workshop June 10: Appreciating Abstract Art When You Don’t Know Where to Start

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.

 

Appreciating Abstract Art
When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Saturday, June 10, 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 teens through adults, 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)

 

Recap of Opening Night for “Abstracted Rainy Moments”

I write this as an artist who is very closely attached to my work. That being said, you’ll be reading about this exhibition opening night through the artist’s eyes. If you want to hear about it through others’ eyes, I can refer you to a few who were there that evening.

I’ll start by saying — THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support me and the Samaritans of RI Forget-Me-Not Gallery by attending the opening reception! After making lots of check-lists and crossing of to-do’s on my lists, it was when the first guests of the evening walked in the door of the gallery that this whole event became real. Continue reading

Rachel Brask: Abstracted Rainy Moments Solo Exhibition April 7-June 30, 2017 at Forget-Me-Not Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

RACHEL BRASK Abstracted Rainy Moments

at the The Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery
67 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860
http://www.samaritansri.org

EXHIBITION DATES: April 7 – June 30, 2017. Curated by Eric J. Auger, Artist-in-Residence.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 7, 2017, 6-9pm Continue reading

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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Art Studio Year in Review: 2016

Here’s my 2016 Year in Review, in no particular order, of images from the studio over the course of 2016. It was a year of renewed focus, new directions, new commissions, new purchases, new teaching adventures, new opportunities and one of my best art years ever. Continue reading