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Raine Bedsole - Exhibitions - Callan Contemporary


Born in Mobile, AL
1989     MFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1983     BFA Auburn University, Auburn, AL
1980     Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1979     Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Raine Bedsole currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA



2020     “Water and Dreams” Callan Contemporary - New Orleans, LA
2020     “Shifting Tides” Hathaway Contemporary Gallery - Atlanta, GA
2019     “The Alchemist’s Armada” Murphy Arts Center, Springhill College - Mobile, AL
2018     “Passage” Callan Contemporary - New Orleans, LA
2016     “Unseen Currents” Callan Contemporary - New Orleans, LA 
2015     “You Are The River” Mobile Museum of Art – Mobile, AL
2014     “Imagined Shores” Callan Contemporary – New Orleans, LA
2012     “Dream Documents” Callan Contemporary – New Orleans, LA
2011     “Ghost Fleet” Callan Contemporary (formerly Gallery Bienvenu) - New Orleans, LA
2009     “Recent Work” Gallery Bienvenu - New Orleans, LA
“Instruments for Navigation” University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL
2008     “Beneath the Surface” Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN
2007     “Fragments of Lost Days” Gallery Bienvenu - New Orleans, LA
“Raine Bedsole and Ron Bechet” Loyola University - New Orleans, LA
2006     “Lost Moorings” Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN
2005     “Raine Bedsole: Recent Work” Greenville County Art Museum - Greenville, SC
2004     “Navigation” Marguerite Oestreicher - New Orleans, LA
2003     “Ashes” Trudy Labell Fine Arts - Naples, FL
2002     “Navigating Light” Marguerite Oestricher Fine Art - New Orleans, LA
“Without Borders” Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN
2001     “Ephemera” Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, Delgado College - New Orleans, LA
2000     “Diary 2000” Eichold Gallery, Springhill College - Mobile, AL
1999     “Boats of Myself” Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Art - New Orleans, LA
“Memory of Flight” Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN
1998     Gallery 28 - Del Ray Beach, FL
1997     Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Art - New Orleans, LA
1996     Elizabeth Leach Gallery - Portland, OR
1995     Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN
1994     Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Art - New Orleans, LA
1992     Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN
1991     Suzanne Dey Gallery - Menlo Park, CA
1990     Hall Barnett Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2018     “Vessels of Mercy, Vessels of Wrath” Barrister’s Gallery - New Orleans, LA
2017     “Migration” Prospect 4 Satellite exhibition - Poydras, LA        
2016     “Natural Response” Springhill College - Mobile, AL
2015     “Bywater Biennial“ Bywater Art Center - New Orleans, LA
2014     Crevasse 22 – Prospect 3 satelite exhibition - Poydras, LA
2014     “50th anniversary exhibition: The Art and Design of Mardi Gras” - Mobile Museum of Art, AL
             “Little Sculpture” - International Sculpture Conference - New Orleans, LA        
             “Imago Mundi” - Prospect 3 Biennial - New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
             “Paper” - Mobile Museum of Art, AL
2011     “Trees” – Sibley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010     “Women Artists in Louisiana” - New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
2009     “Float” – Clark Gallery, Boston, MA
             “Gallery Artist Group Show” – Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston, TX
             “Visiting Artist Exhibition” – NOCCA, New Orleans, LA
2008     “Close Up”: Recent Work From Five Louisiana Artists - Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
             “40 Days and 40 Nights” – Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA
             Sculpture New Orleans – Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007     “Kaleidoscope Katrina” – Lord and Taylor, New York, NY
             “Elemental“ – Steve Martin Gallery, Miami, FL
             “Body Image” – Lee Gallery, Clemson, SC
2006     “Six American Women” - US embassy to NATO - Brussels, Belgium
             “Haverstraw Sculpture Exhibition” - Haverstraw, NY
             “Art from the Gulf” - Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Silver Spring, MD
             “Dedicated to New Orleans” - The Swan Coach House Gallery - Atlanta, GA
2005     “Made in New Orleans” - Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, AK
             “Artspace” - Shreveport, LA and Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2004     “Opening Exhibition” - Space 301 - Center for the Living Arts - Mobile, AL
             “Glass and the Bigger Picture” - Jonathan Ferrara Gallery - New Orleans, LA
             “Five New Orleans Artists” - Arthouse - Houston, TX
2003     “Saltline Biennial”- Mobile Museum of Art, AL
             “Celebrations; Art Off Center” - Saenger Theater - Mobile, AL

2001     International Biennale - Florence, Italy

            “Julia Street North”- Masur Museum of Art - Monroe, LA

“Repetition” - Sandler Hudson Gallery - Atlanta, GA

“Works on Paper “ - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

 (Juror: David Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum)

“Assemblage” - Barrister’s Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2000     “New Orleans Artists” - University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL

“Petite Physique - a body of small work” - Marcia Wood Gallery - Atlanta, GA

1999     “Triennial 1999” - Mobile Museum of Art, AL

“The Written Word: Text in Art” - Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN

“Goliad: A Cultural Convergence” - Goliad, Texas

1998     “Unbound: An Exhibition of Artists Books” - Weintrab Thomas Gallery - Sacramento, CA

“Shrines: The Sacred and Secular in Contemporary Southern Art” - Lenox Square Art walk, Atlanta, GA

“In the Footsteps of the Muse” - Bushbarn Art Center - Salem, OR

1997     “Drawing Invitational” - Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA

“Dix Artistes de Louisiane” - Artists’ Alliance, Lafayette, LA

1996     “Southeastern Juried Competition” - Mobile Museum of Art, AL

“Sculpture Invitational” - Southeastern Louisiana University - Hammond, LA

1995     “Innocence Lost and Found” - Elise Goodheart Fine Arts - Sag Harbor, NY

“Alabama Impact: Contemporary Artists with Alabama Ties” - Huntsville Museum of Art Huntsville, AL

“Contemporary New Orleans Artists” - Works on Paper -  Warwick Galleries - Warwick, NY 

1994     “Summer Group Show” - Stephen Haller Gallery - New York, NY

“Underexposed” - Contemporary Art Center - New Orleans, LA

1993     “Timely and Timeless” - The Aldrich Museum - Ridgefield, CT

“MS Represented” - Women’s Invitational Center for Creative Arts - Clarksville, TN

1992     “New American Talent” - Laguna Gloria Museum - Austin, TX

“Selections” - University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA

“Compact Competition” - Juror’s Merit Award - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA




South Carolina Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, LA

The Helis Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Benziger Winery, Imagery Estate Collection, Glen Ellen, CA

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 

Francis Collection, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

U.S. Embassy to NATO, Brussels, Belgium

U.S. Embassy, Surabaya, Indonesia

U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal

U.S. Embassy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Argo group

Capital One Bank


Hibernia Bank

Miami Herald

Nordstrom’s, Seattle, WA

Grand Hotel Marriott Hotel

Monterey Plaza Hotel

Mellon Collection

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Sam Maloof

Tommy and Dathel Coleman

Marcus Allen

Alice Newhouse  



2020     Helis Foundation grant, New Orleans, LA

2011     “Reference” Loyola University Library, Commissioned by graduating class as a gift to Loyola University -                            New Orleans, LA

2010      Jefferson Parish Public Art Initiative Grant Recipient - Metairie, LA

2009     “Becoming Rain” Tommy Coleman Sculpture Garden - St. Rose, LA

2008      The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Public Sculpture Grant Recipient - New Orleans, LA




2019     Visiting Artist - Kent State University summer program, Kent, Ohio 

2017     Visiting Artist - The American Academy in Rome

2014     Gibbes Museum - “1858 Prize” Finalist 

2012     Twilight: Breaking Dawn -  paintings and sculpture featured in motion picture

2007     24 Hours in Berlin -There Magazine

2004     Collector’s Club Artist - Contemporary Art Center - New Orleans, LA

2003     Artist in Residence -“The Mesa” - Springdale, UT

2001     Florence Biennale, Bronze Medal in “Grafica”



Season 1 Episode 1  WALE-TV “Made in New Orleans”

“Artist Profile” - WYES tv- New Orleans, LA, (June 8, 2016) 

“l’Odyssée de Katrina” - Gilles Biassette, La Croix newspaper, Paris, France.  (July 16,2015)

“Imagined Shores” - D Eric Bookhardt, New Orleans, LA. (Oct. 7, 2014)

“Art for Art’s Sake” - Doug MacCash, Lagniappe Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA. (Oct. 3, 2014) 

“Fragments of Memories” – Karl Volkmar, New Orleans Art Review.( fall 2012 

“Lofty Pursuits” - Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, (November 12, 2011)

“Books and Art Tango...” - The Tennessean, (September 25, 2011)

“Veranda Magazine” - (May/June Issue 2010)

“Close up” - Thomasina Bartlett, New Orleans Art Review, (2008)

“Kaleidoscope Katrina” - New York Times, (Sunday September 23, 2007)

“Skin Deep” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, (2007)

“24 Hours in Berlin” - There Magazine, New York, NY, (2007)

“The Fragile Journey” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, (September 28, 2004)

“Celestial Navigation” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, (December 11, 2002)

“Encaustic” - Southern Living Magazine, (March 2002)

“Ephemera” - Doug McCash, Times Picayune, (June 1, 2001)

“Catch a Wave” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, (May 29, 2001)

“Great Art in the Big Easy” - Julia Reed, Southern Accents Magazine, (Jan/Feb 2000)

“Cool Raine” - Thomas B. Harrison, Mobile Register, (October 1, 2000)

“New American Paintings” - Volume 28, The Open Studios Press, (June 2000)

“The Big Picture” - Doug McCash, Times Picayune, (April 1, 2000)

“Raine Bedsole: The Course of Mystery” - Christopher Fischer, New Orleans Art Review (Nov/Dec 1999)

“Small Boats and Flowers” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, (Oct. 12,1999)

“The Picture of Success” - Doug McCash, Times Picayune, (October 3, 1999)

“Going Ape” - Paul McClean, In Review, Nashville, TN, (March 23, 1999)

“More Than Words” - Donna Dorian Wall, Southern Accents Magazine, (Sept/Oct 1998)

“Artbooks” - The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, (December 14. 1997)

“Raine Bedsole @ Marguerite Oestricher” - D Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA (July/Aug 1997)

“New Masters of Art” - Art Santa Fe, (Summer 1997)

“Age Old Encaustic” - Donna Dorian Wall, Southern Accents Magazine, (May/June 1997)

“Women on the Verge” - Alan Bostick, The Nashville Banner, (March 17, 1996)

“An Optimist’s Eye in Ridgefield” - Viven Raynor, The New York Times, (December 5, 1995)

“Good Things Come in Small Packages” - Anne Price, The Nashville Banner, (1995)

“Underexposed” - Chris Waddington, Times Picayune

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