Press about Jessie’s Artwork


Publications

2023

Artist Spotlight in Outdoor Painter

Jan Plein Air Magazine

2022

Named Artist to Watch by Southwest Art Magazine

southwest art magazine

Sept and Nov in Plein Air Magazine

Winter – South Dakota Magazine

Hopkins Center for the Arts Artist Talk recording

2021

Winter – South Dakota Magazine

2020

Artwork behind Julie Gerberding on her home office wall during Congressional testimony, on CNN and ABC, Aspen Institute, World Economic Forum, etc.

Artwork shown – Living in a COVID-19 world | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (minneapolisfed.org)

2019

Winter – South Dakota Magazine

December – Art talk by South Dakota Landscape Artist Jessie Rasche at JFAC Gallery on December 10th – Apeksha News

November – Solo show at JFAC Gallery announced in Aberdeen News, South Dakota Arts

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

August 2nd – Sioux Falls art gallery celebrates exhibit by Brookings painter Rasche, The Brookings Register

June 17th – Art Food Home, featured artist

Spring – South Dakota Magazine

Cover of “Limes and Compromise” by Erika Saunders, published March 2019

2018

South Dakota Magazine, included in South Dakota Art Museum advertisement, Winter

“Jessie Rasche’s Healing Art.” South Dakota Magazine, fall 2018, South Dakota Magazine, article about my commissioned artwork for Sanford Hospital, Fall

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

2017

South Dakota Art Magazine, Fall

Hood Magazine, Sioux Falls SD, November

Minnesota Monthly, September

2016

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

2015

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

2014

South Dakota Magazine winter issue

2012

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

2010

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

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.

 

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

Un-Still Life | The Artwork of Jessie Rasche

November 15, 2021, through February 11, 2022. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Center for Western Studies, 2121 South Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD.

With her bold brushwork and ethereal edges, Jessie Rasche’s figure work leaps off the canvas with an energy that a quarantine-weary population craves. You’ve never seen the everyday world around you so brilliantly expressed.” – Kristi Thomas, 2021 Curator for the Center for Western Studies