Sue Rauschenfels

The Artist Sue Rauschenfels’ love of nature, color, people and whimsy are often captured in her work. For added texture and interest, she often incorporates mixed media, making her own collage papers using paints, stamping blocks, cardboard and hand sketched drawings. She enjoys telling a story in her work which is often as she sees things or dreams of how things should be rather than the realistic narrative. Sue is currently exploring abstract art and enjoying the challenge and excitement of learning to stretch and express her art voice.

Sue Rauschenfels began painting watercolor full-time in 2009 after retiring from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has participated in art classes and workshops locally, nationally and internationally and very grateful to study and connect with creative artistic mentors for inspiration and support. 

A member of Lake Superior Watercolor Society LSWS since 2014, Sue also is a member of Artists of Minnesota since 2015, Arrowhead Artists, Lake Superior Abstract Interest Group, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth Art Institute and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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Sue’s work can be seen:

Yellow Bird Arts Duluth MN
Yellow Bird Fine Art Grand Marais MN
Karlyn Yellow Bird Gallery Washburn WI
Lizzards Gallery Duluth MN
47 Degrees Gallery in Knife River, MN (Seasonal)
Art on the Planet Gallery in Superior, WI
Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook, MN

Sue’s Exhibition Highlights:

Solo Exhibitions

“Up North” – Northwoods Friends of the Arts Cook MN August 2021
“Sisterhood” Series – Duluth Art Institute, DAI, Duluth, MN  Apr-Oct 2020 (juried)
“For the Love of Trees” – Lyric First Stage Gallery, Virginia MN Aug 2020 and Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, Duluth, MN Oct 2019 (juried)
“Favorite Things” Pizza Luce, Duluth, MN June 2019
“Drizzle Series” – Lakeside Gallery, Duluth, MN Feb 2019
“Birch Trees and Horses” Duluth Whole Foods Coop – July 2019

Group Exhibitions

“Ancient Cedars Trail: An Artistic Exploration” an 11 regional artist traveling exhibit where Sue was Exhibit Coordinator and a participating artist. The exhibit traveled 4 months Summer 2021-(June) The Lyric First Stage Gallery in Virginia MN, (July) The Art Corner in Ely MN, (Aug) Borealis Art Guild in Hibbing MN and (Sept) Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook MN.

“Foot in the Door” Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN 2020
Duluth Art Institute Members Exhibits, 2010-present
“WDSE: Celebrating the Years”  Zeitgeist Arts Café, Duluth MN Nov 2019 (juried)
“Dylan Days” Annual Art Exhibit, Duluth MN 2016-2019 (juried)
“Color” Prove Gallery, Duluth MN 2019 (juried)
Lake Superior Watercolor Society Exhibits, 2014-present
Artists of Minnesota Exhibits, 2015-present