Summer 2018 Art Festival Lineup

Rachel Brask is pleased to announce the lineup of summer and fall festivals and open studios in which she will be exhibiting her artwork. Links for more general information about each event has been provided below. Since some of the festivals aren’t for several months, check back to the links occasionally, as each organizer will be updating their event’s info as details are finalized for each event. 

July 15 (3-7pm): EP Heritage Days Festival, Pierce Field, 201 Mercer Street, East Providence, RI. Rachel will be at the HeARTspot Art Center booth.
More info…

August 11 (11am-6pm): Looff Arts Festival, Crescent Park, 700 Bullocks Ave, E. Providence (Riverside), RI.
More info…

August 18 (12-5pm): Attleboro Expo for the Senses, Attleboro, MA.
More info…

September 8-9 (11am-5pm): Slater Park Fall Festival, Slater Park, Pawtucket, RI
More info…

October 13-14: Seekonk Open Studios
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Above photo by Eric Johnson

 

 

Rachel Brask in Coastal Themed Exhibition at Sprout Gallery July 2018

Rachel Brask  will have up to 10 of her coastal-inspired paintings of beaches, oceans, coastal sunsets, and dunes. Some of these paintings are from her residency in Truro at the Castle Hill Center for the Arts in March 2018. This exhibition will include several other artists, full list TBA.

Sprout Coworking Gallery is located at 166 Valley Street, Building 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI. Sprout Gallery will be hosting a Providence Gallery Night reception with the artists in attendance on Thursday, June 19, 5-9pm, open to the public.

More about Sprout Coworking Gallery

New Class: Coloration Exploration June-July 2018

COLORATION EXPLORATION
Thursdays 6-7:30pm, June 14-July 19, 2018
Fuller Creative Learning Center
260 Dover Ave, East Providence, RI

In this new art class for adults, Rhode Island artist Rachel Brask will help students learn to understand the world of colors. Participants will learn the history of different pigments, the emotional associations with different colors, and of course, the mixing and use of each main color.

Registration required as space is limited. 

TO REGISTER:
Contact: Ryan McCauley   4012283903   fullercreativelearning@gmail.com

Location: Fuller Creative Learning Center

BankRI Turks Head Gallery to feature Rachel Brask for Gallery Night Providence April 19

You know what they say…April showers bring May flowers! During the month of April our Turks Head Gallery is hosting “Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask.” What began as a single moment of inspiration from a window fogged with rain and glimmering with color from the autumn leaves outside has turned into an obsession. Having perfected a technique to emulate the beauty of nature, Rachel’s unique works incorporate thick dots of oil paint aided by viscous stand oil to morph into one-of-a-kind shapes and eye-catching blends of color. While the stand oil requires 72 hours of continuous movement to works its magic, each painting takes several weeks to reach the tacky stage and months to dry completely. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to see Rachel’s paintings; they’re currently on display during our Gallery hours of: Monday-Wednesday from 8:30am to 4pm, and Thursday/Friday between 8:30am-5pm.

Since being inspired by a window fogged with rain and glimmering with color from the autumn leaves outside, Rachel has spent the last several years perfecting a technique she developed using paint and stand oil to emulate the beauty created by nature. From warm blues melting into cool gray lavenders, to deep rusty browns that dissolve into a warm orange, each of Rachel’s paintings is a study in a field of color.

We’re looking to get your weekend started a little early the week of April 19 week when we host our 2nd Gallery Night Reception of the year Thursday evening, April 19, at Turks Head from 5pm-8:30pm. Featuring “Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask,” the night will also include live music from guitarist Mark Armstrong and light refreshments.

While we’re sure you’ve had your fill of rain over the past few days, we promise you’ll enjoy Rachel’s works, which combine oil paint and viscous stand oil to create blends of color that emulate the beauty of nature and ensure no two paintings are alike. We hope to see you Thursday, but if you can’t make it, please remember that Rachel’s paintings will be on display until May 2nd.

Rachel Brask Paintings at Clad In for April-May 2018

Clad In will host oil paintings by Rachel Brask for the months of April and May 2018. This exhibition will feature the most recent “Abstracted Rainy Moments” paintings by Brask, recently painted during a two-week art residency at Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill’s Edgewood Farm, located on Cape Cod. Throughout the residency, Brask scouted out potential locations and landscapes that she could photograph as reference images to inspire new scenes for her to paint, then to have it “rain” on her painting compositions.

There will be an artist reception on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30pm. Come out for some light refreshments, meet the artist, and see how the the shop is curated to have the artwork and fashionware complement one another.

ARTBORETUM: the creative cultivations of Rachel Brask, Virginia Purviance & Shawndavid Berry

ARTboretum DeBlois Pcard ImageThe combined work of Rachel Brask, Shawndavid Berry, and Virginia Purviance call up garden-inspired artwork in ARTBORETUM. Continue reading

ALRI Members Exhibition at Warwick Center for the Arts

I visited the Warwick Center for the Arts to see the latest Art League Rhode Island Members Exhibition, in which I have one oil painting, “Mountains of Purple Rain II.” Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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

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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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.