About

Photo by Jenna Doughtry Photography

Photo by Jenna Doughtry Photography

Cheryl Rau is a mid-life emerging artist.  Since 2010, her images have been selected for numerous regional, national, and international juried exhibitions.

Cheryl discovered her passion for photography in her 40s when she purchased her first SLR camera.  She explored a wide range of subjects and genres including scenic landscape, architectural, and documentary photography. In addition to shooting conventional images, she was increasingly drawn to producing abstract fine art images. Her first two bodies of work were “Water Colors” (reflections on water) and “Wind Dancing” (flora blowing in the wind). While recovering from eye surgery and adapting to life with altered vision, she began to experiment with digital art forms in 2013.

A graduate of the photography program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, ME), Cheryl earned a bachelor of arts in Journalism & Communications from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA). Originally from Pennsylvania, Cheryl lived in the Washington, DC area for 15 years prior to relocating to the Maine coast.

Exhibitions

2017

Open (September 2017): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Colors (March 2017): international online art exhibition, Fusion Art Gallery
Femininity (July 2017): international online art exhibition, International Gallery of the Arts

2016

Second Annual Artist’s Choice (November 2016):  international online art exhibition, Fusion Art Gallery
Abstracts (March 2016):  international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Open (January 2016): international online art exhibition, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

2015

Women First (November 2015): international online art exhibition, ArtisTTable
Open (September 2015): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
All Women (March 2015): “Honorable Mention” award winner, international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Curves & Lines (March 2015): international online contemporary art exhibition, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA

2014

Abstracts (October 2014): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Art of Women (September 2014): international online art exhibition, ArtisTTable
Celebrate the Healing Power of Art (May 2014): “Aletta de Wal Artist Career Training Award” winner, international online art competition, Manhattan Arts International
Still Point VI (May 2014): “Best Digital Art or Mixed Media Work” winner, international online contemporary art exhibition, Still Point Art Gallery

2013

Open (November 2013): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Art Des Femme (October 2013): international online art exhibition, ArtisTTable
Water (May 2013): international online photography exhibition, New York Center for Photographic Art, and gallery exhibition (September 2013), Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York, NY
Still Point V (May 2013): international online contemporary art exhibition, Still Point Art Gallery
15th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition (May 2013): international online art exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
Everyday Ordinary Objects (February 2013): international online contemporary art exhibition, Still Point Art Gallery
All Women (February 2013): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
CREATE (January 2013): Selected Works by Continuing Studies Students at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012

Motion (October 2012): international online contemporary art exhibition, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA
Summertime (September 2012): international photography exhibition, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Abstracts (July 2012): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Still Point IV (April 2012): international online contemporary art exhibition, Still Point Art Gallery
Cityscapes (April 2012): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2011

13th Painting, Drawing, Print & Photography Juried Art Exhibition (November 2011): international online art exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
New England Invitational Exhibition (October 2011): regional art exhibition, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA
Abstracts (July 2011): international online art exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Still Point III (April 2011): international online contemporary art exhibition, Still Point Art Gallery
Maine Photography Show (April 2011): statewide photography exhibition, Boothbay Region Arts Foundation, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Pose and Gesture (February 2011): international photography exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2010

Spectra 2010 (October 2010): national photography exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
MILL-ENNIAL 2010 (April 2010): regional contemporary art exhibition, Saco Museum, Saco, ME