First Fruits Exhibit: First Place Award

All That is Kept Within My Heart, Rachel Durfee, (c)2004, woodcut with hand coloring, 25 1/2″ x 25 1/2″

My work featured in this exhibit (All that is Kept Within My Heart) won a First Place Award.  Sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), this juried exhibit traveled to galleries throughout the United States from July 2017 – July 2020. 

Poetry Honorable Mention

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Of Many Wings, Rachel Durfee, color woodcuts, watercolors and thread, ©2012, 26″ x 26″ x 5″

I am happy to announce that my poem, Of Many Wings, written to accompany the image of the same name (shown above), received an Honorable Mention from the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters’ 2020 Wisconsin People and Ideas Fiction and Poetry Contest. My poem will be published in the Wisconsin People and Ideas magazine sometime during this coming year.  For more about the contest and winners, please read here Wisconsin People and Ideas Contest Winners