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Rachel Stern – Artist
Solo: 2012, 2009, 2004: Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, Ohio,
2011: Decorator Show House – Columbus Museum of Art, Women’s Board, Columbus, Ohio
2010: Union County pARTnership Exhibit, Doc’s Bakery &
Cafe, 211 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Selected Group Juried Exhibits:
2020: Bryn Du Mansion Art Exhibit, Granville, Ohio
2020 – 2019: An Evening with Art, Columbus Museum of
Art, Women’s Board
2019 – 2021: Art for Life Auction, Sponsored by Columbus AIDS Taskforce, Columbus, Ohio
2019, 2013, 2009: The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition,
Professional Division, Columbus, Ohio
2013 – Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center
2008: Ohio Plein Air Society, Schumacher Gallery,
2007: ‘Dealers Choice’, Schumacher Gallery, Capital
University, Columbus, Ohio
2006: ‘Landscape Show’ Concourse Gallery, City of Upper
Arlington Fine Arts Center, Upper Arlington, Ohio.
My painting selected for cover of ‘Winter, 2006’.
2005: ‘All Things Considered’, High Road Gallery,
Worthington, Ohio; First Place Award
2001: ‘Watermedia 2001’, Springfield Art Museum,
2000: ‘Aqueous’, The Lanning Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Art League Annual Fall Exhibit, Columbus
Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
2009: January, Columbus Dispatch Newspaper, Review of
Solo Exhibit at The Sharon Weiss Gallery
2006: March, Columbus Dispatch Newspaper, Review
Solo Exhibit at The Sharon Weiss Gallery
1999: Interview with Elizabeth Ann James, Short North
Gazette, Columbus, Ohio
Group Membership: Collage of Women Artists
Columbus Museum of Art, Docent, 29 years
Columbus Collage of Art and Design
Studio Art Center International (SACI), Florence, Italy
The Art Institute of Chicago
Rachel Stern – Artist Statement
I paint my impression of reality. Color, light, form and texture provide important elements in my art. When painting “en plein air”, to manage the constantly changing light, I start by making a graphite sketch, painting quick oil studies that capture the light and shadow and provide a visual reference. My brush and palette knife move swiftly across the composition. As the light changes, I complete one oil study and begin another. My work includes Oil paint mixed with Cold Wax Medium.
Travel energizes me. Having traveled extensively in the United States and having visited approximately 20 countries around the world, I have observed and recorded through sketches and various images, the beauty of landscape and the wonders of a variety of cultures.
I began my formal art education and training at The Art Institute of Chicago. Living for 5 years in Brussels, Belgium, I continued my studies. My art education includes classes at Columbus College of Art and Design, individually with Jason Clary, workshops with Neil Riley and Fred Fochtman and classes with Fred Fochtman. I have also studied at the Studio Art Center International (SACI) in Florence, Italy where studied the Italian language and culture. Through almost 30 years as a Docent at the Columbus Museum of Art and classes at OSU, I also study art history. I am a student at Cold Wax Academy where experience and opportunity to work with Oil and Cold Wax Medium is offered.
I am represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North at 20 East Lincoln, where I had one person exhibits in 2004, 2006 and 2009 and 2012. I have had several significant reviews in magazines and newspapers, including a nearly full page review in the “Columbus Dispatch’ of my 2009 exhibit at the Sharon Weiss Gallery. The gallery always has a selection of paintings reflecting the various genres in which I work.