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Merina Rael

Specializing in Graphic Art and Paintings

raelstudios.com

merinamrael@gmail.com

Education

Art major at

• Texas Women's University 1964

• University of Hawaii 1965

 

Exhibitions

• Voices of Women, Victoria Arts Council 2017

• Solo show: Gallery at the Greater Victoria Public Library 2016

• Xchanges Gallery members show 2015

• Solo show: Langham Court Theatre Gallery 2015

• Art Gallery of Victoria, "Black and White Essentials" 2014

• "Into the Light", Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV)

• Ballet Victoria art show 2013

• Langham Court Art Gallery 2013

• Art Gallery of Victoria, small show 2013

• "Look" show with CACGV, Victoria 2009 2nd place award

• "Unreal" art and film showing at CACGV, Victoria 2008

• Women in the World, CACGV, Victoria 2008

• The Drawing Room Exchanges 2007

• Look show with CACGV, Victoria 2005 and 2006

• “Monday" Magazine's 5th Annual Photo Contest 2005

• CACGV Artists' Corner, Victoria 2004

• University of Victoria Women's Conference Art Show 2003

• Shearwater Gallery, Victoria 2003-05

• James Bay Coffee and Books art show, Victoria 2002

• "Here's Looking at Us" art show CACGV, curator and artist, Victoria 2002

• Luminaria, performance art, Victoria 2002

• Reel Madness Film Festival, featured artist and filmmaker, Victoria 2002

• Art Gallery of Victoria, James Bay Association auction, Victoria 2001

• Cavities Art Show, Victoria 2001

• Circle Owl Gallery, Victoria 2001

• Reaching for Rainbows, Rogue Gallery, Victoria 2001

• Women of Wisdom Art Show and Conference, featured artist, Portland, OR 1995

• Border Book Festival, New Mexico, gallery show and poetry workshop facilitator, art teacher for rape survivors 1994

• PEERS for sex workers in recovery, art and poetry class 2011

Publications

“The Cutting Edge to life” 1989

“Reflections,” a book of art and poetry 2006

“Journey of a Mystic Artist,” 2010 non fiction

Awards

• CACGV Video Contest, "Facing Her Shadow", second place 2010

• Look show with CACGV, Victoria 2005, second place.

• Monday Magazine Photo Contest, Wild Spaces award 2005

• Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement in poetry, presented by poetry.com, Florida 2005

• “Golden Poet Award”, World of Poetry, Las Vegas 1990