Who isRachel 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. After residing in Latrobe, PA for three years, she returned to Oil City. Too this day she continues to perfect her talents by working as a professional artist. Her recent achievements include acceptance into the Mr. Fred Rodgers Juried Exhibit (2020), and holding her first solo exhibit ‘First Light’ in May, 2019. She is proud to serve her clients by creating custom paintings and depicting the natural beauty in every day.

Awards & Exhibits

2015

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

1st - Intermediate Drawing 

2nd - Intermediate Drawing

 

Best in Show

 

People Choice Award 

 

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 Rogers

Juried Fine Art Exhibition (Sept. - Oct.)

Latrobe Art Center

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

Oil City, PA

 

2021

LAC Open Exhibit (May)

Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA

Honorable Mention - Open Division

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

Honorable Mention - Professional Painting

 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

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

 

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

2020

LAC Open Exhibit (June)

Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA

Best in Show - Abundance

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show (July)

Oil City, PA

Mister Fred Rogers

Juried Fine Arts Exhibit (Sept - Oct)

Latrobe, Art Center

 Home Grown Memories (Sept.)

Main Exhibit Gallery, Ligonier PA

Honorable Mention

Memberships

Transit Art Gallery & Gifts

2020 - Present

Oil City Arts Council Partner