© 2019 by Rachel Carlson

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Education

 

2014          BFA in Studio Art, Painting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

 

     

Grants/Awards

2018          Third Place, CT Women Artist (CWA) 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition (painting: Veiled)

2018          Best in Oil/Acrylic, Brilliant: Summer Open Show, (painting: Where I Stood)

 

2017          Dr. David Cugell Memorial Prize (Best in Show), New Haven Paint & Clay Club 116th Annual Juried Exhibit, (painting: She Used to be   

                  Mine)

2017          Samuel E. Armour Memorial Award, Academic Artists Association 67th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism, (painting:

                  Sitting Still)

2016          Adele K. Paier Prize, New Haven Paint and Clay Club 115th Annual Juried Exhibition, (painting: Ascending. Descending)

 

2016          Purchase Prize, New Haven Paint and Clay Club 115th Annual Juried Exhibition, (painting: Ascending. Descending)

 

2015          Best in Painting, Oils or Acrylic, 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition (painting: Absence of Being)

 

2014          Honorable Mention, Chamard Vineyard Exhibition (painting: Solitary)

 

2013          UMass Arts Council Grant Recipient 

 

2013          UMass Studio Arts Study Abroad Scholarship

 

2013          2nd Best in Show from the Internal Jury, 25th Annual Junior/Senior Awards

                   

2013          4th Best in Show from the External Jury, 25th Annual Junior/Senior Awards

                   

2013          Dina Brodsky Award, 25th Annual Junior/Senior Awards

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2013           In Asylum: A BFA Thesis Show by Rachel Carlson, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA December 3 - 6

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019

                  Along the Banks of the River, Earth and Fire Gallery, Essex, CT January 26 - April 13

                  75th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT January 13 - March 15

2018

                  CWA 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, Barnes Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT Sept.1 - 28

                

                  Brilliant: Summer Open Show, Essex Art Association, Essex, CT June 30 - July 21

                

                  48th Annual Nor'Easter Members Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

                 

                  New Haven Paint and Clay Club 117th Annual Exhibition, Creative Arts Center, New Haven, CT

 

2017

                  Elements, Earth & Fire Art Studio, Essex, CT October 21 - December 31

                 

                  Self -Indulgence, Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA September 10 - October 4 

 

                  Singlefare 4, Highline Stages, New York, NY, September 16 - 17

 

                  CWA 88th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition; Arts Center East, Vernon, CT September 1 - 29

 

                  New Haven Paint and Clay Club 116th Annual Exhibition, Creative Arts Center, New Haven, CT July 16 -  30

 

                  Academic Artists Association 67th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT May 3 - 19

 

                  47th Annual Nor'Easter Members Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT April 29 - May 28   

                  Book Ends, Herter Art Gallery, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA March 1 - 28 

 

                  73rd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT January 22 - March 17 

 

2016

                 8th Annual Figurative Painting & Drawing Exhibit, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA Oct. 22 - Dec. 11

                 New Haven Paint and Clay Club 115th Annual Exhibition 2016, Creative Arts Center, New Haven, CT May 13 - June 10

   

                Academic Artist Association 66th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT May 4 - 20

 

                 72nd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT February 7 - March 18 

    

                46th Annual Nor'Easter Members Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT January 9 - February 14   

2015  

                Academic Artist Association's 65th Annual National Exhibit of Contemporary Realism, Vernon Community Center, Vernon, CT May 3 - 22

 

                CT+6, Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, CT April 23 - May 31

 

                71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT February 8 - March 20

 

                Our First Show, SEEN Gallery, Pawtucket, RI February 7 - March 8

 

2014

               Kindness of Strangers, Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT November 21 - January 11

 

               Allurers Perogative, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT September 26 - November 19

 

               CWA 85th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition; Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, August 30 - September 26

 

               Chamard Vineyard Exhibition, Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT July 20 - October 1

 

               Through the Glass, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, CT July 20 - September 14

 

               70th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, February 9 - March 21

 

               WICKED: 2014 Juried Art Show, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Framingham, MA, January 30 - March 2

 

2013

               25th Annual Junior/Senior Awards Show, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

 

2012

               Means to End: Five College Advance Studio Seminar Show, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

 

Gallery & Art Organization Affiliations

           

              CT Women Artists (CWA), elected member, 2018 - present

              New Haven Paint and Clay Club, member, 2018 

              Maple and Main Gallery, 1 Maple Street, Chester, CT, gallery director & member artist  2014- 2018    

 

Permanent Collections

     New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT (painting: Ascending, Descending)

               Various Private Collections in Connecticut, California, and New York

 

 

Residencies

 

2016        Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT January 31 - February 26

 

2013        University of Massachusetts Amherst Studio Program, Paris and Chateau de La Napoule, France, July 4 - August 15

 

 

Publications

 

2017          Oct. 4, Deep River Historical Society, "Deep River Stories" (Illustration: "Ghost in the Library")

 

2015          Dec. 1st, Starry Night Retreat, "Artists to Look Out For" www.starrynightretreat.com/alf/

 

2015          Feb.16th, Hartford Courant, "Slater's Annual Juried Show Draws Artists from Across the State" www.courant.com

 

2015         Feb. 7th, Middletown Press, "Norwich Slater Museum Exhibition has Local Winners" www.middletownpress.com

 

2015       Jan. 20th, MassLive, "Western Massachusetts Artists Display Artwork at SEEN Gallery in Rhode Island" 

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