Home: Recent News and Updates. For more frequent visual updates, follow me on Instagram @RachelBessArt
July 25, 2016 Two big shows coming up. September 9th at Lisa Sette Gallery and September 16th at Arcadia Contemporary Gallery!
October 10, 2016 Force of Nature, a three person show with myself, Chris Leib, and Stuart Amos opens at beinArt Gallery in Melbourne Australia on Saturday October 15th from 6-9 pm. The show runs through November 6th, please check in out if you're in the area. The preview page for the work is up HERE.
July 20, 2016 I will be giving a talk at the closing reception of my show Process at the Joseph Gross Gallery in Tucson, on September 1st at 5:00. In addition to the paintings, this show has prep drawings, color studies, and documentation of the underpaintings. I'd love to see you there! I'm also about to ship off a mini painting to Melbourne, for a September show focusing on miniatures at beinArt Gallery!
March 12, 2016 I have a painting in the inaugural show opening tonight at beinArt Gallery in Melbourne Australia. Thrilled to be included in this (it runs through April 27th) and will be having a 2 person show there in October of this year.
January 7, 2016 Happy New Year! I have an opening at Lisa Sette Gallery Saturday January 9th from 7-9pm. A link to the invitation is HERE. Please come! There is a parking garage on the SW corner of 2nd St and Catalina just diagonal from the gallery that is free on Saturdays.
December 19, 2015 Thank you for another successful Art Miami! I also have an image in the most recent image of Beautiful Bizarre, a wonderful high-quality art magazine, I'm thrilled to be included. Be sure to put January 9th, 7-9 pm, on your calendar for my opening at Lisa Sette Gallery!!
December 2, 2015 I am on the cover of Java Magazine this month with a wonderful article written by Amy Young! You can see scans of the print version HERE and the online version is HERE.
November 30, 2015 If you're going to be at Art Miami this year, come visit my work at booth #A-36 where it will be shown by the Lisa Sette Gallery. My next show will be opening January 9th (reception from 7-9pm) at the Lisa Sette Gallery. Lots of places to see lots of new work!
October 29, 2015 If you're interested in more process shots, and frequent updates, follow me on Instagram @RachelBessArt.
October 3, 2015 I was glad so many people made it out to the Chaos Theory show, my painting found a new home. :)
August 18, 2015 Thanks to all of the students who took my underpainting class at Scottsdale Artists' School. If you missed out, I'll be teaching another one in October. Thursday nights (The 1st, 8th,15th, 22nd, 29th) from 6:30-9:30pm. You can sign up from this page.
April 3, 2015 I've posted a brief time lapse video of me painting the color layer of "Smashed, Rotting Grapefruit" on Youtube HERE.
March 26, 2015 A lovely review of the 30 Years show at Lisa Sette Gallery HERE. There are some very kind words about my piece on the last page.
March 17, 2014 Announcing my show at the Phoenix Art Museum! It will be up from April 25th through May 31st. I will be speaking about my work in Whiteman Hall (at the Phoenix Art Museum) at 7pm on Wednesday May 13th. Free and open to the public.
March 10, 2014 I have a painting in, 30 Years, The 30th Anniversary show for theLisa Sette Gallery. This will be up through March 28th.
December 26, 2014 If you want to see some drawings and more in-progress and other behind the scenes stuff, you can follow me on Instagram @RachelBessArt (I also post them to Twitter @RachelBessArt.)
November 30, 2014 If you're going to Art Miami, please come see my work. The work will be shown by Lisa Sette Gallery at booth A-9.
October 8, 2014 There was a lovely feature on my work on the blog Bleaq today. You can check it out HERE.
October 6, 2014 Busy at work in the studio getting paintings completed for Art Miami this December and my show at the Phoenix Art Museum in May of 2015.
September 12, 2014 I do a lot of drawings, mostly as painting preps or just for fun. They really don't ever get shown but I've had some people express interest in seeing them. I've decided to start regularly sharing them on twitter, if you're interested, you can find me there at @rachelbessart.
May 15, 2014 Last night I was awarded the 2014 Arlene and Mort Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award from the Phoenix Art Museum. This is a huge honor and comes with cash and a show at the Phoenix Art Museum next year. I will also be giving a talk about my work at the opening of that show. Time for celebrating!