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″


My art piece, Crossroadsis included in a Lenten Exhibition, entitled Inter+Section at Christ Presbyterian Church, Madison, WI through Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  

Crossroads, Rachel Durfee, ©1998, woodcut with hand coloring, 24″ x 18″


First Fruits


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).

Come to the Table

My work, “The Honor of Your Presence is Requested…” is included in this traveling exhibit organized by CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts).  The exhibit features thirty-five carefully selected works from artists such as Albrecht Durer, Jasper Johns and CIVA-member artists.  To view the images, see the travel schedule or for rental information please visit   http://civa.org/exhibits/traveling-exhibits/come-to-the-table/

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.

I am the Featured Artist in the May 2011 issue of Wisconsin Visual Artists Magazine.  To view the article online you can go to http://www.wisconsinvisualartists.com/public/article_full.php?user_id=505.