Rachel Wilson - Mixed Media and Installation at When and Now Studios

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Rachel Wilson

When and Now Art Studios

928-526-8485 (h)


Flagstaff, Az. 



Awards and Residencies


2018 Alderworks Residency, Skagway Ak.

2018 Viola Awards invited artist installation for Flagstaff Arts Council, Flagstaff, AZ

2012 Artist in Residence Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, Az.
2010 Artist in Residence Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Dec.
2009 Invited artist at Biennial Sculpture exhibition, I-Park, East Haddem, Ct.
2008 Awarded Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant to attend Artists’
Residency at New Pacific Studio, Mt. Bruce, New Zealand
2005 Teaching Residency at Marshall Elementary School, Flagstaff, Az.
2004 Teaching Residency, New Start, Flagstaff, Az.
2003 Awarded Professional Development Grant by the Arizona Commission on the Arts to attend artists’
        residency at I-Park, East Haddem, CT.


Public Art and Installations


2016, 2017 “Waterbug I and II” The Arboretum at Flagstaff temporary garden installations, Flagstaff, AZ          2014 “Techno-Gyres”  InFlux temporary installation, Visions Gallery, for the City of Chandler, AZ.                                       2011-2012 “The Thought of Bloom” Sculpting Nature, McKee Botanical Gardens, Vero Beach, Florida,    reconfigured for Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff Az                                                                                                                2010 “The Face Is Familiar..” Jewel Gallery, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Az.
2009 “Pollen Wings” Environmental Art Biennial, I-park, East Haddem, Ct.
2009 “Pollen Wind” Showspace Gallery, Flagstaff, Az.
                                                                                              2008 “Weaving in Trees” New Pacific Studio, Mt. Bruce, New Zealand
2007 “Folded Year” Tempe Public Library Connections Cafe, Tempe,Az
2006 “Aurora” Smithsonian Culturefest, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
2005 “Woodland Gate”Art Inside the Park invitational, Jefferson City, Mo.
2005 “Gateway” for“Coloring Outside the Lines,” Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Az.
2005 “Early Spring” Coconino Center for the Arts “Recycled” show, Flagstaff, Az.
2004 “Summer Lake & Mountains” mural for Loyalton Assisted Living, Flagstaff, Az.
2003 “CT Transitions” I-Park Artists’ Enclave and Residency Program, East Haddem, Ct.                                                                                              2003-04 “Outrageous Sunsets” lease for Sculpture in the Streets, Colorado Springs, Co.                                                                                             2002-03 “Colorado Skies” lease  Sculpture in the Streets, Colorado Springs, Co.
2000 "Cottonwood Requiem" Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Az.
2000 "Banners International 2000" juried exhibition, Iowa State Univ, Ames, Ia.
2000 "Desert Sails" Art Detour 12 Alwun House Community Center, Phoenix, Az.
1999 "Sails Along the Verde" Dead Horse Ranch State Park, & Cottonwood Az. Public Library.




Art is a Living Thing Catalogue, NZ Pacific Studio, Masterton New Zealand                                                                                 Arizona Daily Sun, “Follow the Prelude Path” by Betsy Bruner, August 11, 2013                                                        The Noise, no.14 Feb. 2013, Claire Ann Rose ”It’s the Arts”
Arts Afire, Creative Engagement on the Arts, National Park Service, Dept. of the Interior, Carrie Bellisario             Grand Canyon News 12/8/2010 Rene Westbrook “Flagstaff Artist Featured at Canyon”  WilliamsNews12/15/10          “Reflections on the Land 2009,” catalogue, the Diablo Trust at NAU Art Museum
Mountain Living Magazine, Aug, 2008 “Somewhere in the Transition” by Seth Muller
Appetizers Tenth Anniversary Catalogue 2007
Shemer Art Museum Calendar Cover 2006
“Banners 2000,” Iowa State University Surface Design Conference and Exhibition catalogue
Earthbound catalogue “Arizona Women in Contemporary Art” 1992


Selected Exhibitions


2019 "Lunar Dreams" juried exhibit Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ

2019 10 x 10 invitational exhibit, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ 

2018 "Peace and Reconciliation" Art in Action Gallery, juried exhibit, Flagstaff

2017 “Feathered Friends” Toscana Stdio and Gallery juried show, Oro Valley, Az                                                   2017 “Grand Muse” invited artist Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Az

2016 “Art Is a Living Thing” invited artist Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand                                             2016 “A New Latitude” Art35N Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Az

2015 ”Crumpled, Dented and Crushed”  Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery juried show, Phoenix, Az

2015, 2017 “10 x 10” invitational Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Az

2014 “International Juried Show at Hud Gallery” Dab Arts, Ventura, Ca.

2013 “Nocturne” Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery juried show, Phoenix, Az

2013 “When Chaos Was” Preludes Open Studios show, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Az.

2013 “A Treasure of Ravens” invitational, West of the Moon Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ    

2013 “Guns and Children,” invitational, Sedona Library, Sedona, Az.                                                                  
2011 “Wordplay” invitational exhibit, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Az.
2010 “Strata” solo exhibit, Grand Canyon National Park Headquarters, Grand Canyon Park, Az.
2009 “Litter & Other Distractions” Solo show, Northern Arizona Univ. Sun Scenes Gallery, Flagstaff, Az.                                                                                     2009 “Alphabet Ruins” solo show Burton Barr Library, @Central Gallery, Phoenix, Az.
2009 “Reflections on the Land 2009” NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, Az
2008 “Landscape at Risk” Coconino Community College juried exhibit, Flagstaff, Az
2007 “Art and Politics” Galeria La Sirena invitational, Tucson, Az.
2006 “Transition Zones” solo show, McNabb Fine Jewelry gallery, Flagstaff, Az.
2006 “Salient Landscapes” solo show Darcy Falk Textiles and Fine Art, Flagstaff, Az.
2006 “The Sky is Falling” curated for Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, Az.
2006 “Air Conditioned” juried show, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Az                                                                   2005 “Dangerous Liasons” juried show, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff
2004“Arts of the Parks” Wupatki National Monument invitational, Flagstaff, Az.
2004“Reflections of the Land: The Diablo Trust Forum for the Arts - 2004” NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, Az. 


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