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My work, What I Have Sewn and What I Have Left Undone, has been selected as part of the Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) Biennial Conference Art Exhibit. The work will be on display during the conference, June 12-15, 2019, with a reception on June 13 at 7:00 pm, in the Bethel University Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN.

What I Have Sewn and What I Have Left Undone,
Rachel Durfee, woodcut and thread, ©2013, 25 1/2″ x 25 1/2″
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First Fruits

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All That is Kept Within My Heart, Rachel Durfee, (c)2004, woodcut with hand coloring, 25 1/2″ x 25 1/2″

My work featured in this exhibit (All that is Kept Within My Heart) won a First Place Award.  This juried traveling exhibition, sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), will travel to galleries throughout the United States.  The first exhibit location will open with a Reception on October 6, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm,  in CIVA’S Gallery 212 (849 East Washington Ave.  Suite 212, Madison, WI).

Of Being In Significance, my entire series of 26 images made from a single woodcut and accompanying poetry, was exhibited February 9- March 6, 2014 at the Ganton Art Gallery, Spring Arbor University, MI.

To view a virtual version of the exhibit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GshMxxQyAFQ

To view my Artist’s Talk (3 parts) watch here:

Rachel Durfee and Linda P. HancockIdeas May Shift
Combined solo exhibits Overture Gallery IIApril 9 – June 24, 2012
You can watch my Gallery Talk here:

I use woodcut prints, paper constructions and poetry to illuminate and interpret “the internal psychological environment.”  The selected images, from my butterfly series, reflect the seasons of life and contrast mankind’s creative and destructive powers with its ultimate frailty and powerlessness.

Book includes my art

The book, Dwelling with Philippians:  A Conversation with Scripture through Image and Word, published by Eerdmans, is chock full of art, poetry and thoughtful reflections, including two of my images – Stand Firm and For Those In Captivity.  It is available through Amazon and other book sellers.

Internationally exhibited artist Makoto Fujimura created an original lithograph, “Song of the Bird King” for the Geneva Forum which was held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison in February 2010.  Only a few prints from this small edition are still available for purchase for only $500 (unframed).  Please contact me if you are interested.

A painter, author, former appointee to the National Council on the Arts and founder of IAM (International Arts Movement), Fujimura is a deep thinker and engaging speaker.   Raised and educated bi-culturally, Fujimura’s work fuses abstract expressionism, which he explored in the US, with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga. His art speaks of hope and the deeper reconsideration of life’s meaning within the context of beauty.  One who wrestles with deep issues of art, faith and humanity, Fujimura encourages us to see the culturally transformative potentials of creating extravagant, love-filled ‘Prodigal Art’.