Who Is Rachel Wheeler?

Rachel grew up in the small town of Oil City, PA where she was surrounded by a creative and artistic family. From an early age her love for drawing far outweighed all other things and soon she wanted nothing but to be an artist. With her family’s encouragement she began to pursue art as a career and attended St. Vincent College. Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor in Studio Arts in 2017. Too this day she continues to perfect her talents by working as a professional artist in Latrobe, PA. Her recent achievements include acceptance into the Mr. Fred Rodgers Juried Exhibit (2018), and holding her first solo exhibit ‘First Light’ in May, 2019. She is proud to serve her clients by creating portraits of beloved pets, loving families, precious children, and beautiful scenery.

Awards & Exhibits

2015

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

1st - Intermediate Drawing 

2nd - Intermediate Drawing

 

Best in Show

 

People Choice Award 

 

 2016

Graffiti Gallery - Featured Artist (Feb)

Oil City, PA

8th Annual Juried Figurative Art Exhibition, Lore Dengstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA

 

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show

2nd Place - Professional Painting

2017

Senior Exhibition I - Featured Artist (Spring)

St. Vincent Gallery, Latrobe, PA

Latrobe Art Center Open Show (June - July)

Latrobe Art Center

Best In show

1st Place - Amateur Drawing

 

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

1st Place - Professional Painting

2018

Latrobe Art Center Open Show (June - July)

3rd Place overall

'Complementary' Juried Exhibit (July - Aug.)

Greensburg Art Center

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

2nd place - Professional Drawing

Mister Fred Rodgers

Juried Fine Art Exhibition (Sept. - Oct.)

Latrobe Art Center

'Vibrant Jubilee' - Pop Up Exhibit (Oct.)

Oil City, PA

 

2019

‘As I See It’ Members Exhibit (Jan – Mar) Greensburg Art Center

'First Light' - Solo Exhibit (May-June)

Greensburg Art Center

Latrobe Art Center Open Show (June)

Latrobe Art Center

*Latrobe Art League Award – ‘Queen’

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

2nd Place - Professional Oil Painting

3rd Place - Professional Oil Painting

Art Neighbors (July – Aug)

Latrobe Art Center

'Picture This!' - Solo Exhibit (Oct - Nov)

Greensburg Public Library

Celebrating Our Art Community (Aug - Sept)

Main Exhibit Gallery Ligonier, PA

 

Upcoming Exhibits

YAH - Women In Art Juried Exhibit  (Feb. '20)

Jeannette, PA

Vibrant Jubilee II - Pop Up Exhibit (Oct. '20)

Oil City, PA

Memberships

Latrobe Art Center - Latrobe, PA

2016 - Present

Greensburg Art Center - Greensburg, PA

2017 - Present

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