Canyon Warmth
Devil's Castle
Morning Haze
Red Rock Country
Autumn on the Clark Fork
Sunglow

 

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     Rachel Pettit has 20 years experience painting landscape and is most inspired when oil painting ’en plein air’ (painting outdoors, from life). This method captures the spirit of a fleeting scene with expressive brushwork and spontaneity. She studies the works of contemporary and classic masters, but considers her constant dedication to painting to be the most important element of her artistic development. Rachel’s impressionistic paintings have been juried into numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions, and are included in collections throughout the United States. She has lived in various states including, Montana, Washington, Minnesota, South Dakota and recently moved with her husband to Tooele, Utah .

Selected Exhibitions, Awards, and Publications:

2008 Oil Painters of America 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils (Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT)
  Intermountain Society of Artists Spring Show (IAO Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT) Best of Show
2007 The Landscape Art Show, Color of the Land (Museum of Utah Art and History, Salt Lake City, UT)
  33rd Annual Statewide Competition (Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden UT)
2006 Salon International 2006 (Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX)
2005 Arts for the Parks Top 100 (Jackson Lake Lodge, Jackson, WY and USA tour)
  Oil Painters of America Regional Juried Exhibition (Snowfire Gallery, Estes Park, CO)
  Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils (Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL)
  Salon International 2005 (Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX)
2004 International Artist finalist, Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes Competition (pub. in June/July 2004)
  How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes, Vol. 1, International Artist Publishing, Inc. 2004, Artist #11
  Salon International 2004 (Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX)
2003 Oil Painters of America Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils (Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL) Honorable Mention
2002 Arts for the Parks Second 100 (Art West Gallery, Jackson, WY) Award for Excellence
  Salon International 2002 (Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX)
  Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils (Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL)
2001 Oil Painters of America Regional Juried Exhibition (Springville Museum of Art, Springville UT)
  Arts for the Parks Exhibition, Second 100 (Art West Gallery, Jackson, WY)
2000 Northwest Watercolor Society 60th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition (Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA)
1999 Oil Painters of America Regional Juried Exhibition (Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO)
1998 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils (P&C Gallery, Washington, DC)
1995 Northwest Watercolor Society Open Exhibition (Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA)
1987 Women In Art (Billings, MT) Best of Show


Professional Affiliations:
Oil Painters of America, Signature Member

Galleries:

Apple Frame Gallery
70 North Main, Suite 104
Bountiful, Utah
801-298-1227
www.appleframegallery.com

Prairie Edge Gallery
606 Main Street
Rapid City, South Dakota
800-541-2388
www.prairieedge.com


Contact Information:
PO Box 1087, Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 843-4369
pettit@rachelpettit.com
www.rachelpettit.com