JEF RAASCH
         RESUME


​​Artist Statement

For over twenty-six years I have made my living as a self-employed artist and have exhibited my work in juried shows, all over the country. Clay is the medium in which I specialize. People, plants and animals are the focus of my work. Images of my art can be found at www.jefraasch.net. My work is featured in many collections including Epic in Verona, Wisconsin, the Menasha Public Library, WI, and The Hickory Museum of Art, in Hickory, North Carolina.
 


Show Participation

La Quinta Arts Festival,
La Quinta, CA

ACC Craft Show Baltimore,
Baltimore, MD

Saint Louis Art Fair,
Clayton, MO

Lake Front Festival of Art,
Milwaukee, WI

Coconut Grove Art Festival,
Coconut Grove, FL

Smithsonian Craft Show,
Washington, DC

Crafts on Park Avenue,
New York, NY

Plaza Art Show,
Kansas City, MO

Long’s Park Art and Craft Show,
Lancaster, PA

American Craft Exposition,
Evanston, IL

Main Street Art Festival,
Fort Worth, TX

Northern Virginia Arts Festival,
Reston, VA

Art Fair on the Square,
Madison, WI

Washington Craft Show,
Washington, DC

 
Awards

 2017  
Best in Show, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN

2014  
Award of Excellence, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI

2014  
Honorable Mention, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2014  
First Place, Wisconsin Designer Craft  Council Membership Exhibit

2013  
Best in Ceramics, Oconomowoc Art Festival, Oconomowoc, WI

2013  
Award of Merit, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Coconut Grove, FL

2012  
First Place in Fine Craft, Shaw Art Festival, Saint Louis, MO

2011  
Best in Show, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI 

2011  
People’s Choice Award, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center’s invitational Ceramic Exhibit,                   Bloomington, MN

2010  
Award of Distinction, WDCC Best in Contemporary Craft Show, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West   Bend, WI

2009  
Best in Show, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN

2008  
Honorable Mention, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI

2007  
Award of Excellence, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI

 
Education
 BFA Ceramics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1987