$100 Or Less Art Show at August Studios

I’m taking part in a group exhibition opening next week, the $100 Or Less show at August Studios. Yes, that’s correct! All of the art will be priced at $100 or less, which is a steal.

Join me and 20+ other incredible artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, for an exciting exhibition of art.

Look at that amazing roster of Vancouver artists. I am super excited, and I hope you will be too. Check out the August Studios IG account for a preview of some of the work that will be available.

100 or less

$100 Or Less Art Show
Opening: August 25th, 5pm to 10pm
Location: August Studios, 1320 E Pender Street
Dates: Aug 27-28, and Sept 2-4. Open 10am-5pm. Otherwise by appointment


Closing Reception for How to Mix Patterns

A small collection of my pattern mixing collages have been on display at Coup Salon for the past few months. This week we’re having a closing reception for the show on Thursday May 19th, 7 to 9pm.

Come through, say hello, and take the opportunity to view these works in person. We’ll also be celebrating Coup Salon’s 13 years in business!

Find us at 524 Shanghai Alley in Chinatown, just off of Pender Street.

How to Mix Patterns
Location: Coup Salon
Address: 524 Shanghai Alley, Vancouver BC
Date: Thursday May 19th, 2022
Time: 7pm to 9pm


How To Mix Patterns at Coup Salon

I’m pleased to present a small show of pattern mixing collages on display at Coup Salon until the end of March. The show is titled, How To Mix Patterns, and features seven small collage pieces, and two paper cut pieces.

This series of collages initially came about after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in my hands in early September 2021. They have been a way to continue creating but with a lighter impact on my body than the extremely intricate hand-cut work I typically produce. I came across these collections of beautiful papers, and it inspired me to think about turning them into collaged versions of my pattern mixing focused paper-cut pieces. I wanted them to relate but be their own unique body of work.

All of the pieces are available for sale and can be purchased through my online shop.

How to Mix Patterns
Location: Coup Salon
Address: 524 Shanghai Alley, Vancouver BC
Dates: January 21st to March 31st, 2022


25th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

After a two year hiatus I will be participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl studio tour in November, now in its twenty-fifth year! I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve taken part in the Crawl, but it’s my seventh or eighth time.

The event takes place over two weekends, Friday November 12th to Sunday November 14th is a preview by appointment only (booking calendar link). Thursday November 18th to Sunday November 21st is the main weekend of the Crawl with limitations on capacity and physical distancing requirements in effect. Attendees must wear a mask and be prepared to show proof of vaccination at the door.

I’ll have a variety of work available for sale, including pattern mixing paper-cut pieces, drawings, and collage. I’m also hoping to have one or two of my installations on display for the main weekend.

Eastside Culture Crawl
Preview weekend: November 12th – 14th, Fri 5-10pm, Sat/Sun 11am-6pm
Main weekend: November 18th – 21st, 2021, Thurs/Fri 5-10pm, Sat/Sun 11am-6pm
Location: 1610 Clark Drive, Unit 201, enter through back door


Instagram Live with Sara Khan

I’ll be doing an Instagram live with the lovely Sara Khan (aka @mindforking) on the morning of Thursday June 24th at 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT. We’ll be chatting about our current exhibitions and our work. I hope you can tune in.

I created a series of diptychs combining details of pieces from each of our shows. I love how these play off of each other.

Sara’s show, Roshni Ke Teh Mein (In the Fold of Light) opened at The Reach Gallery in Abbottsford in late May, and continues until September 4, 2021. It features her glorious watercolour paintings filled with pattern, colour, and meticulous details, as well as a large installation created from layered fabric. The exhibition is terrific.

It feels like a strange time to have a show, which is part of the reason the two of us decided to do this live conversation on Instagram. What does it mean to put so much of yourself into an exhibition that may not be seen by much of an audience due to Covid?


Patterns of Influence at the Craft Council of BC

After more than a year of hard work I am pleased to present my new solo show, Patterns of Influence, at the Craft Council of BC. The exhibition runs from May 20th to July 1st, 2021.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will not be an official opening event.

Rachael Ashe presents a new series of cut paper art and installations inspired by a maximalist’s love of surface design. This exhibition of intricate work was created through hands-on cutting and carving of paper, exploring pattern design and the concept of “slow work”. Slow work means creating mindfully and savouring the process while allowing it to take as much time as needed.

The exhibition demonstrates a new direction in Ashe’s paper art, elevating the complexity of her design elements. Inspiration is drawn from everyday life — clothing, interior design, and architecture — which are combined with patterns spontaneously generated during the process of cutting.

Central to the show is a modular installation of thirty-six individual hand-cut pieces created over five years, featuring Japanese and Islamic patterns, arranged as three-dimensional tiles. The exhibition also features limited edition hand-cut screen-prints in collaboration with The Hive Printing.

Patterns of Influence
Dates: May 20th to July 1st, 2021
Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, Thursdays to 8pm
Location: 1386 Cartwright St, Granville Island

The exhibition is part of the Crafted Vancouver festival.


Holiday Open Studio

Crowds aren’t cool this holiday season so wrap up your shopping early with unique art pieces for your special people (including yourself), snapped up at this open studio event!

Crissy Arseneau and I are teaming up once more on Sunday December 6th for our second open studio event. We’ll have all sorts of stunning original one-of-a-kind pieces of art made from paper available for your shopping and viewing pleasure.

Masks are mandatory to enter the studio, and we’ll have hand sanitizer available once you’re inside. The studio is quite spacious so maintaining physical distancing is a breeze, and we will be limiting the number of people browsing to no more than 3 at a time. You can book in advance for a specific timeslot to secure your spot. We’re looking forward to hosting you happily and safely!

Thank you for supporting local artists and small businesses this holiday season (and always)!

Holiday Open Studio: Rachael Ashe & Crissy Arseneau
Date: Sunday, December 6
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: 1610 Clark Drive, Unit 201 (rear entrance)

First Saturday Open Studios – Nov 7th, 2020

I’ll be participating in First Saturday Open Studios this Saturday November 7th, noon to 5pm. Visit me along with special guest star, talented fellow paper artist Crissy Arseneau, at 1610 Clark Drive, Unit 201. It’s a lovely opportunity to share in an afternoon of art while getting a start on your holiday shopping or picking up a little something to brighten your own space!

Cloud City group by Crissy Arseneau

Pattern Mixing series, Rachael Ashe

To facilitate a safe and comfortable environment for all visitors, we ask that everyone wear a mask and sanitize their hands prior to entering the building. The studio is quite spacious and, as First Saturday is a fairly relaxed event, we don’t anticipate large numbers of visitors at once so maintaining physical distancing should be a breeze! However, if you’d like to schedule an appointment with either of us, please contact Crissy or myself and we’ll do our best to accommodate. We’re looking forward to hosting you!

Visit FirstSaturday.ca for the full list of participating artists around Vancouver, North Vancouver, and New Westminster »

First Saturday Open Studios
Dates: Saturday November 7th, 2020
Time: noon to 5pm
Location: 1610 Clark Drive, Unit 201 (rear entrance)

Wood Paper Scissors: Raw Materials in Art

I’m thrilled to be working with The Art Shop and participating in their second pop-up group exhibition of the year. Wood Paper Scissors: Raw Materials in Art, will feature a brand new series of pattern mixing paper-cuts I’ve been working on over the summer and fall. My work can also be purchased through their online shop.

Participating artists:
Rachael Ashe, Lydia Cecilia, Ben Evely, Susan Jessop, Aaron Moran, David Ullock, and Kalvin Valko.

The Art Shop (TAS) presents its second Pop Up exhibition of local emerging artists in Vancouver. Wood, Paper, Scissors: Raw Materials in Art, aims to demonstrate and facilitate an approach to viewing and understanding contemporary art starting from its materiality. Exhibiting artists whose artistic process includes the use of what could be perceived as uncommon materials, the exhibition illustrates the immense possible definitions of what constitutes a work of art.
The participating artists work with materials of strong and natural qualities; from repurposed wood, to hand dyed fabrics, to paper cutting and collage. Transforming what was once its own raw entity into a work of art – the artists reconsider, repurpose, and redefine how art can differ from the traditional paint on canvas. The physical and technical aspects become the focus, allowing an access point for the viewer to recognize and relate to the artworks.

Wood Paper Scissors: Raw Materials in Art
October 23rd to November 3rd
Time: 11am to 7pm every day
Location: 879 East Hastings Street
Website: theartshop.ca

23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

After a two year hiatus I’ll once again be participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl. Visit me along with my lovely and talented studio mate, Michelle Sirois Silver, at 1610 Clark Drive, Unit 201. If you’re interested in textiles and paper art, our studio is the place to see!

Visit culturecrawl.ca for the full list of participating artists, or download the festival app »

23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl
Dates: November 14th to 17th, 2019
Time: Thurs & Fri 5pm – 10pm | Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Location: 1610 Clark Drive, Unit 201 (rear entrance)