Sep
1
to Sep 21

Chalk Hill Artist Residency

I've been awarded a 3-week stay in September at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency. I get to stay in an old farmhouse and use the barn as a studio on this large property along the beautiful Russian River in Sonoma County, California.

This is a chance for me to work on a specific project away from everyday distraction. It will be my first residency, so I'm curious and excited to see how it goes.

Studio in the converted barn at Chalk Hill.

Studio in the converted barn at Chalk Hill.

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Sep
1
to Oct 1

5th Annual Coaster Show @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery

La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents The 5th Annual Coaster Show
September 1 - October 1, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1st, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 1st noon-six PM

The Coaster Show 2017
It’s the Wooden Anniversary of the La Luz de Jesus Coaster Show. What started as a last minute substitution has grown into one of the most anticipated events of the LA Art Scene, now in its fifth year!

We’ve all done it. We’ve sat at the bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster.

But most of us aren’t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in this exhibition that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high art.

We produced a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform a 4″ tondo coaster into museum worthy exhibition pieces.

Whether you love beer or don’t, the art will blow your mind.

Contact Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667 or email: info@laluzdejesus.com

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Aug
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

Spacial Recognition @ Finishing Concepts

Finishing Concepts proudly presents SPACIAL/RECOGNITION

Reception: Saturday, August 26th 1-6pm

SPACIAL/RECOGNITION focuses on how architecture can shape and direct us in unseen ways.  Artists, who often work in non-traditional spaces, must grapple with how space, and changes to space, can affect the outcome of their work.  In this show, each artist explores the concept in a unique fashion, whether by challenging the traditional constraints of the rectangle, inhabiting three-dimensional space, or presenting the exploration of inner space in a profound manner.  SPACIAL/RECOGNITION contains pieces which touch and play with the space around them; they cut; they mimic; they assert.

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
-    Winston Churchill

Featured Artists:
Brandon Barr
Brad Bernhardt
Mandy Lyn Ford
Randi Hokett
Julian Lombardi
Gregory Martin
Narsiso Martinez
Allison Peck
Christine Rasmussen
Kristine Schomaker
Stephanie Sherwood
Surge Wintron

For the inaugural exhibit at their new location in Monterey Park, Finishing Concepts invites the community to come experience the newly renovated space. The opening reception will be held on August 26th beginning at 1pm and is free to the public.  SPACIAL/RECOGNITION was collectively curated by Julian Lombardi, Stephanie Sherwood and Surge Wintron. 

Finishing Concepts Inc.  is a professional company who specializes in Custom Framing, Mounting, Lamination, Fabrication, Crating and Face Mounting Photography Art.

Finishing Concepts
1230 Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park, CA 91754
http://www.finishingconcepts.biz/

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Jul
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Midsummer Infinitum @ Keystone

MIDSUMMER INFINITUM
Keystone Art Space
Group show and fundraiser benefitting Oliver Hess
Opening reception: JULY 8, 2017 6-8pm

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Keystone friend, artist, and former tenant Oliver Hess and his wife Allison need your support! Oliver has been fighting an aggressive cancer, trying everything from chemo to stem cell replacement and immunotherapy. 

Midsummer Infinitum is a group show comprised of over 30 artists, including Oliver and Allison’s friends and colleagues, as well as former and current artists of Keystone Art Space. All of the artwork in the show has been donated by these artists in the hopes to help raise some much-needed funds.

Keystone has always strived to be a supportive environment for the artists that work within it. Oliver has always brought some next-level thinking and work into the fold. Help us honor Oliver’s spirit of collaboration and group-driven projects by joining us for the opening on Saturday July 8th.

All proceeds from gallery sales will go toward Oliver and Allison’s expenses as they continue to fight Oliver’s cancer. 

Artists include:
Nurit Avesar
Sasha Bell
Kerry Buchman
Carolyn Castaño
York Chang
Leonardo Chalupowicz
Douglas Felde
Gina Ferrari
Olivia Fougeirol
Verity Freebern
Salomon Huerta
Madeleine Ignon
Matt Jones
Karen Kang
Roy Kesrouani
Jay Lizo
Charles Long
Krista Machovina
Melanie Mandl
Taline Olmessakian
Marjam Oskoui
Ruby Osorio
Nancy Popp
Christine Rasmussen
D. J. Richardson
S. Lee Robinson
Connie Rohman
Juliana Sabinson
Cam Sanders
Lauren Scanlon
Sarah Staskauskas
Felis Stella
Dean Styers
Micke Tong
Jesse Vogel

Can't make it to the show? There are other ways you can help - one is a Gofundme campaign. Another is a Patreon page set up by Oliver and Allison. They are taking the whole experience of navigating this disease and treatment, and turning it into art and research. 

C. Rasmussen | Selections from my Windows series.  Each: 6"x6" | Oil on panel | Available individually or as a set.

C. Rasmussen | Selections from my Windows series. 
Each: 6"x6" | Oil on panel | Available individually or as a set.

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Jun
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Cross Town Traffic Auction

Art Auction and Benefit: May 8 – June 17, 2017
Supporting Art Education at South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery and Manhattan Beach Art Center

RECEPTION / Exhibition / Final Bids: Saturday, June 17, 5:00 -9:00 pm
at Manhattan Beach Art Center Gallery
1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Public Welcome
 

I've donated this painting, "Hanging Over" (8x8 inches) to this auction. You can bid on it out online, or join me at the event on June 17. 

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco

stARTup ART FAIR ~ SAN FRANCISCO @ Hotel del Sol (SF)
Room 321: Shannon Amidon & Christine Rasmussen present Seeking Harmony

April 28 (2-10PM) | April 29 (12-9PM) | April 30 (12-7PM) | Purchase tickets | Join the Facebook event.


I'm thrilled to have been selected by a prestigious panel of art professionals for the stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco, April 28-30. It is a huge honor to be chosen out of a record number of applicants this year. This 3-day event is a rare opportunity for independent artists to exhibit in an Art Fair setting.

I will be exhibiting in Room 321 with my friend and colleague Shannon Amidon


SEEKING HARMONY
by Shannon Amidon & Christine Rasmussen (Room 321)

In contrast to the current climate of overstimulation and information overload, our work explores stillness, intimate moments and the in-between. In this time of social, environmental and political upheaval, our joint exhibition will offer viewers a moment of contemplation and introspection – a chance to reset.

Through layering and symbolism, the bold and graphic work draws an often unseen line connecting the past, present and future. Constructed environments and recorded moments, real and imagined, reveal reflections on the past and hopes for the future. Shannon Amidon’s muted palette and ephemeral imagery explores the cycles of life, calling attention to the environment’s transitory and fragile nature. Christine Rasmussen’s bright colors and strong compositions wrestle with boundaries, belonging and femininity.

The lack of human presence in both of our work raises questions about presence and absence, strength and vulnerability, hidden and exposed. The harmony created by the coexistence of these dualities invites the viewers to seek a fresh perspective.


In addition to our exhibit there will be 52 other artists exhibiting a variety of artwork as well as art conversations and special projects throughout the afternoon. To learn more and see a list of all exhibiting artists, go to: http://sf.startupartfair.com/artists.

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Mar
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Live Stream: My Interview with Mat Gleason

I'm being interviewed on art critic & gallery owner Mat Gleason's show Modern Art Blitz on March 19. The show will stream live from 5-6PM on Dromebox.

I will be one of a couple of interviewees, and my segment will be 12-15 minutes. Be sure to follow me on one of my social media platforms as I'll be providing specific times and details on the day of.

Exciting (and nerve wracking!). The recording will also be available afterwards on Facebook and Youtube - more details to follow. 

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Feb
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wine + Art: Benefit Show for CASA of LA

Wine + Art @ Werkartz

Pictured left: C. Rasmussen | On High | 2016 | 8x8 inches | oil on canvas.

Pictured left: C. Rasmussen | On High | 2016 | 8x8 inches | oil on canvas.

I've donated my painting "On High" to this Benefit Auction with proceeds going to CASA of LA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a nonprofit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children. 

CASA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive.
— CASA of Los Angeles

The Wine + Art event is their main fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $50 each and include wine tasting, light fare and access to the auction. Go to http://casala.org/wineart/ for tickets and more information. 

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Feb
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pickles Galore: A Pop-Up Event

"Pickles Galore" at Lamperouge Gallery is a culmination show of my peer critique group featuring work by 9 artists.

GUEST CURATOR
Linda Vallejo

DATE
Sunday Feb. 12, 2017
1-4PM

FACEBOOK EVENT

LOCATION
Lamperouge Gallery
660 South Avenue 21 (Unit 6), Los Angeles, CA 90031

What's a "peer critique group"? Good question. This is a group of artists who get together and give constructive criticism about each other's art. This particular group is made up of LAAA/Gallery 825 members and meets once a month.

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Feb
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

OneArt: Artists for a Cure

C. Rasmussen | Nostalgia | 8 x 8 inches | Oil on canvas | available at auction

C. Rasmussen | Nostalgia | 8 x 8 inches | Oil on canvas | available at auction

I've donated my painting "Nostalgia" to this fundraiser benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) which helps the lives of children and adults with type one diabetes. 

Tickets are $85 available here.

The evening is chaired by KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley and his wife, Elena Pearce Buckley, and will benefit JDRF, the global leader in type 1 diabetes research. 

Saturday, Feb. 4
6-8PM
Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica
Tickets

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Jan
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bold Beauty: Artist Talk

BOLD BEAUTY: ARTIST TALK
The show Bold Beauty “honors the bold beauty of femininity. Strong. Smart. Pretty. Sexy. Ageless beauty.” This Artist Talk will be a chance to meet the four featured artists, hear about their influences and techniques, and ask questions. 

WHEN
Saturday January 7,  2017
5-6:30PM

FEATURED ARTISTS
Christine Rasmussen
Mara Zaslove
Miki Berman
Nicole Fournier

LOCATION
Pilates & Arts
1844 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90026

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1759256251064810/

SHOW DATES
November 19, 2016 – January 25, 2017
*Hours vary; contact venue.

I'm showing new work from my Flawless series. Read about how I went from Flawless to Bold Beauty here

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Dec
10
to Jan 10

Blank Canvas Benefit Show for UCPLA

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BLANK CANVAS 5

100% of proceeds from this Annual Benefit Show go to support the programs at the UCPLA (United Cerebral Palsy of LA). UCPLA offers over 40 programs and services across five counties in Southern California for adults with disabilities.

OPENING RECEPTION
December 10, 2016 | 6-9PM

-Enjoy art and music
-Catering by Bread & Butter (http://www.breadbuttercatering.com/)

-Drinks provided

CURATORS
Robert L. Looker & Casie N. Kesterson

SPOTLIGHT ARTISTS
-Seong Chon
-Colin H. Clark (filmmaker)

COASTER ARTISTS – Curated by Christine Rasmussen
Christine Rasmussen, Clara Berta, Eric Hamm, Nancy Armitage, Nancy Spiller, Peter Dalton, Rebecca Bangs, Stephanie Sherwood & Tim Dilbeck

SHOW DATES
Dec. 10, 2016 – Jan. 10, 2017
Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10AM-4PM

WASHINGTON REID GALLERY
6110 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

*Parking on Washington Blvd; please no residential parking.*

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Nov
19
to Jan 25

Bold Beauty

Update

*Show extended to January 25, 2017*
View photos from the Opening Reception here.
Contact me to set up a viewing. 

DESCRIPTION
Honoring the bold beauty of femininity. Strong. Smart. Pretty. Sexy. Ageless beauty.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Christine Rasmussen
Mara Zaslove

Miki Berman
Nicole Fournier

ARTIST RECEPTION - November 19, 2016
7 - 10PM - Mix & mingle, enjoy cava mojitos & refreshments, view art
8PM - Meet and greet the artists with brief Q&A
8:30PM - Live music by Anacrusa L.A. featuring Chuck 'n Annie
9:30PM - raffle drawing

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

SHOW DATES
Nov. 19, 2016 - Jan. 25, 2017

ABOUT THE VENUE
Pilates & Arts is a pilates & dance studio whose owner, Tannis Kobrinsky, supports local artists by hosting regular group art shows.  This event will also celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Pilates & Arts!  

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Oct
22
to Nov 21

She Was Just a Dream

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UPDATE - View exhibition photos!

Join me in the Project Space at Washington Reid Gallery for my 2-person show "She Was Just a Dream" featuring original art by LA artists CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN & DALE RILEY.

I will be exhibiting some brand new paintings in my She Was Just A Dream series, which is about memory, loss & illusion. 

ARTIST RECEPTION
Saturday, October 22, 2016
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
View photos from the event


SHOW DATES
October 22 - November 21, 2016

MAIN GALLERY EXHIBIT
"Art: Perception & Appreciation"
by Maria Mears & Sylvia Drzewiecki

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day Program supports a vigorous community of working artists with a variety of developmental challenges, such as Autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, whose perspective is vital within the contemporary art world. 

GALLERY WEBSITE
https://www.ucpla.org/programsservices/washington-reid-gallery/

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Oct
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

LA Artcore @ Angel City Brewery

Well this is fun - an art show at brewery!  I love Angel City Brewery's IPA, so looking forward to this.  Show curated by Diane Williams & Sheli Silverio though Artshare LA and runs Oct. 8-Nov 3. So stop by, grab a beer, visit the food truck and enjoy the talent!

ARTIST RECEPTION
October 13, 2016
6-9PM
RSVP on Facebook

DTLA Art Walk is also this night. 

SHOW DATES
October 8 - November 3, 2016

C. Rasmussen | Deconstruction | Oil on canvas | 30 x 24 inches | $900

C. Rasmussen | Green City | Oil on canvas | 36 x 24 inches | $1080

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Aug
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Solidarity Group Show @ Lamperouge

Lamperouge Gallery presents a pop-up exhibition featuring 15 artists living within the Los Angeles area, working in various mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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This group of artists is a reflection of the great diversity that makes up this city. While the artists will present artworks covering a host of subjects, the exhibition encompasses the energy of Los Angeles, demonstrating a shared harmony and unity - a working dialog of acceptance - that comes from all its communities.

Pop-Up Show
August 21, 2016
      1-6pm

Artists in alphabetical order:
Gilles D’Amecourt
Hyunsook Cho
Lore Eckelberry
John Hogan
Beanie Kaman
Won Sil Kim
Nicholette Kominos
Kristan Marvell
Da Aie Park
Ann Phong
Christine Rasmussen
Peggy Sivert
Tracey Weiss
Michael Freitas Wood
Ben Zask

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Jun
8
to Jun 25

On Display @ Hive Gallery & Studios

Six of my original paintings are on display at The Hive Gallery & Studios June 4-25. 

Regular Gallery Hours: Wed- Sat. 1-6PM

  • First Saturday: 6/4, 8-11PM
  • DTLA Art Walk: 6/9, 1-11PM

    Want to connect with me there? Come to the First Saturday or DTLA Art Walk events, OR contact me to make an appointment.

    Directions to find my wall: Walk through room 1's group show and continue through room 2 to "Hive Resident" room 3. My wall is on the right-hand side when you get to an opening just before the bathrooms. If you look up to the left, my studio is in the only loft space. 
    OR
    Simply ask a Hive member to direct you to my wall:) 
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Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Live Painting @ DTLA Artwalk

I'll be set up out front of The Hive, painting (weather permitting). I also have a wall of work on display in the back of the gallery (up for the month of April during regular gallery hours). Come say hi!

Pictured: my setup from March 2016 DTLA Artwalk. Photo credit: Adi Marie.  

Pictured: my setup from March 2016 DTLA Artwalk. Photo credit: Adi Marie.  

Show Dates: April 9-30
Regular Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 1-6PM

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Apr
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

11 Year Anniversary Show @ The Hive

I have my own wall space up for display this month at The Hive. The April 9 show marks the 11-year anniversary of this eclectic space. The front room will feature a best-of former Hive members, with current members displaying throughout the back rooms. My wall is WAY in the back - so keep going to find me! 

Show Dates: April 9-30
Regular Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 1-6PM

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Feb
6
to Feb 27

Stitch Fetish & Erotica Show @ The Hive

C. Rasmussen. Peeping Tom, 2016 | $193 | 9"x12" | Oil on wood panel

Opening Reception:
Saturday Feb. 6, 8-11PM

I have a small painting in the "Erotica" themed group show at The Hive Gallery and Studios. Mine is a whimsical take on the theme, using my body-less clothes, though perhaps a little more suggestive:) Come say hi!

Regular Gallery Hours: 1-6PM Wed-Sat

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Dec
12
to Jan 8

LAAA's 2015 Open Show

My painting, Over, has been selected for the Los Angeles Art Association's 2015 Open Show! This is "LAAA's signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art." Leslie Jones, Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), selected my painting out of over 1200 submitted works to be featured in this group show at Gallery 825. 

Opening Reception: Dec. 12, 6-9PM.  Join me!

Featured artists: Alexis Arnold, Kristine Augustyn, Carlos Beltran-Arechiga, Clovis Blackwell, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Andrée Carter, Deborah Decker, Dani Dodge,  Yaron Dotan, Carolyn Doucette, ErikFlores, JeffFrost, KaoriFukuyama, Katy Ann Gilmore, AdamGreener, Karissa Hahn, K Ryan Henisey, AngelaHoener, Stanton Hunter, Mark Indig, FloraKao, Camella DaEun KIm, Tom Lamb, Leslie Lanxinger, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Stephen Linsteadt, Calista Lyon, Charity Malin, Sharon March, Jim McAninch, Mike M. Mollett, Alexis Murray, Margaret Noble, Julio Panisello, Christine Rasmussen, Fredericka   Roeder, Ann Marie Rousseau, Kristine Schomaker, Natasa Stearns, Iben G.Vestergaard, Tracey Weiss and Valerie Wilcox.

LAAA is a non-profit arts organization that supports, nurtures and develops emerging artists.

LAAA is a non-profit arts organization that supports, nurtures and develops emerging artists.

C. Rasmussen, Over, 2015. 24"x30". Oil on canvas. $875.

C. Rasmussen, Over, 2015. 24"x30". Oil on canvas. $875.

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Aug
28
to Sep 20

7th Annual 50|50 Show

7th Annual 50|50 Show
Aug 28–Sept 20, 2015

Trish Bransten, Juror

Preview FundraiserFri Aug 28, 6–8 pm
See the show early and reserve purchases
Artworks may be taken home from 7:30 on
$20 at BrownPaperTickets.com (1-800-838-3006)
$20 at the door day of show

Open-Door ReceptionFri Aug 28, 8–10 pm
Artworks may be taken home at time of purchase
Join the event on Facebook

Gallery Hours (after Aug 28)      Fri, Sat, Sun 1–5 pm
Office Hours      Tues, Wed, Thurs 1–5 pm
SanchezArtCenter.org     650.355.1894

My 50|50 tiles. My theme is "Windows - observations on place by an outsider." I used my own photos from my travels around the globe to create this series of paintings, from Pakistan to New Orleans. 

All of these are available for $55 each. 10% off if you buy 2 or more. Interested? Contact me for sale information. 

Note: there are over 60 other artists exhibiting their 50 works as well. Come check it out!

Images on postcard from 6th Annual 50|50 Show. 

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Aug
5
to Aug 30

August Show @ City Art Gallery

I'm showing again at City Art Gallery on Valencia Street in San Francisco! I have a big space in the back room, so will be showing some larger paintings. I also have prints at various price points. 

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday August 7, 7-10pm
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REGULAR GALLERY HOURS
Wed-Fri: 12pm-9pm
Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-9pm

I'll be sitting gallery shifts on Sunday Aug. 9 (11PM-4:30PM) and Friday Aug. 21 (12-4:30PM) - come say hi!
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My display at City Art Gallery this month - trust me, it looks better in real life. Don't believe me? Come see for yourself!

My display at City Art Gallery this month - trust me, it looks better in real life. Don't believe me? Come see for yourself!

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