The Peter Bullough Foundation is delighted to announce its first local artist-in-residence, Rachel Crockett Smith. For six weeks beginning on June 21 and ending the week of July 30, Smith will be working in the Foundation’s recently completed studio space in Old Town Winchester.
During her time as a resident, Smith will be working on a series of large abstract paintings inspired by the PBF’s studio space. Says Smith, “[the paintings] will focus on bold color and playful, gestural mark-making. This residency gives me the physical and mental space to create and push myself in new ways.”
Smith is an Arizona native and Brigham Young University graduate, who shares her home in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, four young daughters, and two dogs. An abstract artist whose work in oils and acrylics is informed by color, Smith has received multiple juror’s awards and has exhibited across the country. Winchester locals may have seen her work at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, where she completed a residency in 2018, at Tin Top Art & Handmade, where she had a showing in 2019, or at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where she was part of a group exhibition just this year.
Located on Cork Street, the Foundation’s studio space features two artist studios, complete with freshly painted white walls and black recycled rubber tile flooring. One of the studios features a large fireplace original to the building, while both feature large windows with natural light coming from the south and east. The studio space also features a writer’s room and kitchenette.
For more information about the Peter Bullough Foundation for the Arts, visit peterbulloughfoundation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Rachel Crockett Smith, visit her website at www.rachelcrockettsmith.com.