Press Coverage and Awards

Information for the Press

Download my Press Kit



  • Feb 2021 Daily Paintworks international competition, 2nd place
  • Oct 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition, part of the jury’s favorite 15% of the entries
  • Jun 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition, part of the jury’s favorite 15% of the entries
  • Feb 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition, part of the jury’s favorite 15% of the entries
  • 2018 South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial Art Exhibition, jury accepted
  • November 6, 2018 South Dakota Art Museum, invited to exhibit
  • 2018 Brookings Arts Council, 3rd place
  • 2016-2017 South Dakota and National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Career Development
  • 2013 Brookings Arts Council, 1st place
  • 2013 Oil Painters of America, jury accepted

Public Collections

  • “Social Hour I” donated 2020. Johnson Fine Art Center’s collection for public display, NSU, Aberdeen, SD
  • “Winter” “Spring” “Summer” and “Fall” acquired 2018. Sanford Memorial Garden, Sioux Falls, SD
  • “Space” and “Sheep Farm” acquired 2017. Edith Sanford Breast Center, Sioux Falls, SD
  • “My Wild Heart” acquired 2016. South Dakota state public collection, Pierre, SD


Ashley Ragsdale, the Director of the Brookings Arts Council, interviewed me November 25th, 2019, for the Community Conversation video-cast. Check out all the Community Conversations on the Brookings Arts Council page.

Selected Publications

“Work of Brookings Artist Featured in NSU Exhibit” The Brookings Register, page 7, December 9th, 2019

“Jessie Rasche’s Healing Art.” South Dakota Magazine, fall 2018

“Carrier” and “abstract” Oakwood Literary Magazine, published two paintings, 2018

“Painter, Teacher, Mentor” The Brookings Register, page 1, April 18, 2016

“Main Street Grain Elevator” painting used as art section opener, South Dakota Magazine, 2015

“Behind the Paint,” Pacific Northwest Inlander, article about a group exhibition, May 16, 2012

 “Interested in Impact,” Spokesman Review, article about my exhibition, 2010


Quotes About My Artwork

 “She likes to illustrate an image or emotion with patterns and gestures, many brush strokes that add up to a finished piece,” writes Jennifer Larue, Arts Reporter for the Spokesman Review. “When you step close to one of her paintings, you can see deliberate strokes of color, and when you step back, the colors blend and become whole, encompassing the viewer with a moment of beauty.”

 “There is a somewhat Romantic or nostalgic quality to [Rasche’s painting],” writes Greg Blair, PhD, BAC 2018 juror of awards & former Northern Galleries Director “but it is not overly idealized or accentuated to the point of artifice or disbelief. Instead the landscape is rendered as endearing in its straight forward candor and naturalness.” 

 “I love painting the affection animals have for each other”, said Jessie.  “Right outside town there are cows and horses and birds. Every time I see these animals, it makes me happy. I try to capture that joy in my art, so that my paintings will bring others happiness as well.”

“For me, your art tells a little story” says Manya, co-owner of Maje Gallery. “Each painting is like a little story poem that sets my mind dreaming about the details surrounding the piece. I also love how you celebrate farm life, with miles between homes and vast spaces being used for farming or ranching. It reminds us city dwellers (although I hail from farm life myself) that things are very different in the rural parts of our country, with their own beauty.”

 “Jessie Rasche is a talented emerging artist with vigorous raw energy.” wrote James Hill, owner of Second Space Gallery, Spokane WA