Press Coverage and Awards

Interview

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.

 

Information for the Press

Download my Press Kit

Publications

  • New print series shown in South Dakota Magazine gift guide, Nov/Dec 2019
  • Solo show at JFAC Gallery announced in Aberdeen News, South Dakota Arts, November 2019
  • Sioux Falls art gallery celebrates exhibit by Brookings painter Rasche
    The Brookings Register, August 2nd, 2019
  • Art Food Home, featured artist on June 17th, 2019
  • South Dakota Magazine, Spring 2019
  • South Dakota Magazine, included in South Dakota Art Museum advertisement, Winter 2018
  • South Dakota Magazine, article about my commissioned artwork for Sanford Hospital, Fall 2018
  • Oakwood Literary Magazine, published two paintings, Summer 2018
  • South Dakota Art Magazine, Fall 2017
  • Hood Magazine, Sioux Falls SD, November 2017
  • Minnesota Monthly, September 2017
  • The Brookings Register, cover story, April 18, 2016
  • South Dakota Magazine section opener! 2015
  • South Dakota Magazine winter issue, 2014
  • Interested in Impact, Spokesman Review newspaper, 2010
  • Behind the Paint, 2012

Awards

  • Oct 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition, part of the jury’s favorite 15% of the entries
  • 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition, jury’s favorite 15% of the entries
  • 2018 Brookings Arts Council, 3rd place
  • 2018 South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial Art Exhibition, jury accepted
  • November 6, 2018 South Dakota Art Museum, invited to exhibit
  • 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

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.”

 

 

 

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