Rebecca Wachtman (b. 1965 Spokane, WA USA)

Currently living and working in King County, WA USA

www.RebeccaWachtman, BeckWacht@gmail.com, 206-745-2363

              

Awards:

Best Use of Mixed Media Award “A Resin-able Trio” – 2016/2017 Fiber Fusion Show, WA Surface Design Association

Honorable Mention “Goldfinch in Breeding Plumage” – 2014 Helen Norris Open Art Show, Sidney Gallery, Port Orchard, WA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Flowers, Fungi, & Flight, Pacific Rim Galleria, Redmond WA USA

 

Selected Juried Exhibitions:

2017 Make America Create Again, CoCA Gallery, Seattle WA

2016-2017 Fiber Fusion Show, travelling Washington Surface Design Association Show (Allied Arts, Richland WA; VALA     Redmond WA; Northwinds Gallery; Port Townsend WA; Schack Center for Arts, Everett WA)

2016 Silk In Transition show - Silk Painters International (Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN)

2016 Surface Speculations show – Eastside Surface Design Assoc. (Vision 5 Gallery, Redmond, WA),  Redmond WA; 2015 Fiber Fantasy Show, Vision 5 Gallery, Redmond WA USA

2015 Washington State Fair Fine Arts Show, Puyallup WA USA

2015 Group Dynamics Show - EAFA Summer Exhibit - University House, Issaquah WA USA

 

Selected Non-Juried Exhibitions:

2017 Surface Design Association Conference, Small works Show, Portland OR USA

2017 Fiber Arts, Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard WA USA

2016 Eastside SDA Wall Display at VALA, Redmond WA USA

2016 Senior Art Show, Kirkland, WA USA

2015 Bountiful Textures Show, Burien Arts Gallery, Burien WA USA

2015 Beyond Blue Show – Sidney Museum & Art Gallery, Port Orchard WA USA

2014 Helen Norris Open Art Show, Sidney Gallery & Museum, Port Orchard WA USA,

 

Collections:

Various works held in private collections in the United States and Australia

Aqueous Inspired in the private collection of Jan & Carl Fisher (Board of Trustees for the American Craft Council & Museum of Glass), Tacoma WA USA

 

Pioneered new sculptural technique: Resinous Fibers E(M)ergent Method©™ 2016

 

Selected Publications and Media:

2017 Center of Contemporary Art (CoCA) Members Gallery Catalog

2016/2017 Lauren Sinner “On Display” Surface Design Magazine, Volume 40, Number 4, pg 74, Winter

2016 Jonathan Halverson “Fiber Fusion Exhibit Comes To Gallery At The Park”, Video on the local NBC news affiliates KNDO/KNDU and on their website page http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/32118392/fiber-fusion-exhibit-comes-the-gallery-at-the-park “A Resinable Trio” shows from 00:13-00:16.  June 1st, 2016 5:26pm

 

Professional Affiliations:

Fiber 19 (Fiber Arts Group)                      Silk Painters International                            Surface Design Association                   

American Craft Council                            SnitzelGroup (Fiber Arts Group)                  Artist Trust

Evergreen Association of Fine Art            Northwest Collage Society

 

Professional Experience:

2021 Artist Attic Sale, Northwest Art Alliance, Seattle WA USA

2021 Art Journaling Teacher, SnitzelGroup Retreat, Goldbar, WA USA

2019 Demonstrating Artist, Folklife Festival, Seattle, WA USA

2018 Demonstrating Artist, Folklife Festival, Seattle, WA USA

2017 Demonstrating Artist, Folklife Festival, Seattle, WA USA

2017 Exhibiting Artist Sammamish Arts Fair 2017, Sammamish WA USA

2017 Shibori & Ice Dyeing Techniques, Teacher – Schack Center For Arts, Everett, WA USA

2017 Silk Painting Workshop, Teacher – Schack Center For Arts, Everett, WA USA

2017 Setup & Take-down/boxing artwork, WA-SDA Fiber Fusion Show/VALA, Redmond, WA USA 

2016-current WA SDA Eastside group secretary, Redmond, WA USA

2016 WA-SDA Fiber Fusion Show Website Tester & Blog Manager, Seattle, WA USA

2016 WA-SDA Fiber Fusion Show, Teacher - Silk Painting Workshop, and Ice Dyeing & Shibori Workshop, Allied Arts Gallery, Richland, WA USA

2016 Artist En Plein Air - Whidbey Island Garden and Art Tour, Whidbey Island, WA USA

2015-2016 WA SDA Facebook & Blog Manager, Seattle, WA USA

2015-2016 Volunteer - VALA, Redmond WA USA

2015-2016 Volunteer – ArtEAST, Issaquah, WA USA

2015 Artist En Plein Air – Port Orchard Historic Home & Garden Tour, Port Orchard, WA USA

2015 Demonstrated silk painting for Eastside SDA-WA, Redmond, WA USA

2014 Artist En Plein Air - Port Orchard Historic Home & Garden Tour, Port Orchard, WA USA

2014 Exhibiting artist - Sammamish Art Fair & Sammamish Nights, Sammamish, WA USA

2014 Exhibiting artist - Issaquah Art Walks, Issaquah, WA USA

2010-current Vocational Specialist/Job-Coach, Issaquah School District, Issaquah, WA USA

2010-2011 Created & taught art curriculum Issaquah ACT Program, Issaquah School District, Issaquah, WA USA

2008-2009 Computer & Art Docent Issaquah School District, Issaquah, WA USA

 

Education:

Workshops and Classes Including:

  • In-person and Online Classes with SnitzelGroup, led by Jean Mills 2017 to current

  • Online Workshops from Laly Mille 2020, 2021

  • Online Workshops from Tracy Verdugo 2020, 2021

  • Online Workshops from Jenny Grant 2020, 2021

  • Online Workshops Sketchbook Revival 2020, 2021

  • Online Classes from Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts 2020

  • Online Workshops from Karen Stamper 2020

  • Working SDA Class utilizing books by Andrew Simonet

Associates of Arts & Sciences Degree – Bellevue College

Bachelor of Science Degree (emphasis in Biology) – Central Washington University