Rachel Houseman

Rachel Houseman

Santa Fe, NM, United States

About Rachel Houseman

I am a healing artist. I use color to place emphasis on the natural world and believe that the first step in healing the Earth is healing the Self through Awareness. We are in a constant process of "Becoming" and the Human Race has a tremendous potential to overcome great obstacles and become an integral part of the environment and spirit of the Earth. This process of evolution is our birth right, it is healing, synchronized with the natural realm and it is a peaceful transformation that cannot be suppressed. My goal through art is the transformation of our world through creating colorful awakenings and divine connections for the benefit and healing of all sentient beings.
www.rachelhouseman.com
zhibit.ord/rachelhouseman.com
eyeonthemountainartgallery.com
thesongofthetrees.com
humanpotentialtarot.com

Education

Rachel studied art, world religions, ecopsychology, and counseling psychology at Goddard College. She graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts in 2000. She then went on to received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College in 2007. She as since worked as an Art Therapist and Expressive Art Therapist for over 8 years and has experience in healing rituals for public and private groups, teaching art classes in the public schools, in groups and in private sessions. She is working as an artist and therapist in hopes of creating her own set of unique healing books and card decks, and eventually a curriculum of study at the collegiate level called "Art and Consciousness." She is licensed in Art Therapy, ATR-BC, She is a canaidate for REAT- Registered Expressive Art Therapist, holds licenses in 2 states for Professional Counseling and uses Sandtray and EMDR to assist clients in their healing. Rachel first discovered the healing qualities of making art in her own experience in 1997 when an art piece created positive change in her life. Rachel was attracted to the field of Art Therapy in 2004 at a 3 day institute at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has since become a member of the American Art Therapy Association and has membership with the National Board of Certified Counselors and the New Mexico Counseling Association. She currently works in the clinical setting, private practice, and teaches "Healing Through Art & Transformation" in workshops with an emphasis on the process of transformation in regard to healing oneself through an attuning through Art that connects us to the Earth. Her art career began after she studied in Art and Healing and Studio Art, Graphic Design and Fine Art at Goddard College and graduated in 2000. She managed an art gallery in Plainfield VT "The Blinking Light Gallery" for 4 years before opening her own gallery "Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery" in 2004 in Prescott, AZ where it was there as a staple of the art community until moving in 2011. She moved the gallery to Taos, NM in 2011 in hopes of creating a new concept Fine Art Gallery with an emphasis on "Sacred & Visionary Art" and with much success this idea took flight! After this the gallery moved to Santa Fe in 2014 bringing it's vision of healing for the community through a special collection of colorful, meaningful, with the sacred/ visionary themes. She is continually devoted to the raising of consciousness and awareness of her viewers and clients through her gallery and shows.

Events

Art on loan at City Hall, Mayor's Office, Albuquerque, NM 2018
Featured Artist Harry's Roadhouse, Santa Fe January 2018
Featured Artist at Red Boot Gallery, Bernalillo March-July 2017
Soul of Nowhere Book Signing & Exhibit at the following locations: Range Cafe, Freight House Cafe Bernalillo, Taos Diner I & II Taos NM, Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu NM, & at Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery March-August 2017
Abiquiu Inn Galleria Arriba Solo Exhibit, Abiquiu NM 2016
Cornell Winery Solo Show Malibu, CA 2016
Portraits Art Show at ASU on Central Ave, Phoenix Jan-April 2014
Featured Artist ASU Poly Tech Library Art Gallery Feb-April 2014
Featured Artist Pita Jungle Restaurants, All Locations Phoenix Metro Area 2012-13
Featured Artist Method Coffee, Prescott AZ Feb 22-May 3rd 2014

Exhibitions

Art Featured at Eye on the Mountain Gallery, Santa Fe NM (Home of ColorScapes Studio)
Art Featured at Gallery Andrea, Scottsdale AZ
Art Featured at Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Featured at Metallo Gallery, Madrid, NM
Art Featured at Range Cafe, Bernillio, NM
Art Featured at Hilltop Deli, Jerome AZ
Art Featured at Eklecticafe, Moab UT
Art Featured at Cornell Winery, Cornell CA
Art Featured at Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu NM
Art Featured at Taos Diner I & II, Taos NM
Art Featured at Peacetree Juice Cafe, Monticello UT
Art Featured at Burr Trail Outpost Boulder, UT
Art Featured at Athena's Heart Gallery, Prescott AZ
Art Featured at Flatiron Cafe, Jerome AZ
Featured at Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Juried Art Show
Featured at Arizona Fine Art Expo Juried Art Show in Cave Creek AZ
Moab Plein Air Festival 2011, 2012, 2013
Featured at Mission Federal Artwalk Juried Art Show in San Diego, CA
Featured at Fountain Hills Great Fair Juried Art Show in Fountain Hills, AZ
Featured at La Jolla Festival of the Arts Juried Art Show in La Jolla, CA
Featured at Thumb Butte Festival Juried Art Show in Prescott, AZ
Featured at ASU Library Solo Art Show at ASU Campus, Mesa AZ
Featured at Fountain Hills Great Fair Juried Art Show in Fountain Hills, AZ
Featured at Santa Fe Railyard Juried Art Show in Santa Fe, NM
Featured at First Fridays Artwalk Phoenix 2011-2013
Featured at Second Fridays Artwalk Mesa 2011-13