Rachael Marie Nyhus
2013 ORNAMENT MAGAZINE
I have been featured in a 6 page article about Windgate fellows that make personal adornment written by Ashley Callahan in Volume 36 of Ornament magazine.
2013 REFLECTIONS: 100
Brutishly Broken Before Becoming a Bauble has been chosen for inclusion into the Reflection: 100 exhibition brought to you by California College of the Arts. Reflections:100 is a juried exhibition commemorating 100 years of the Jewelry/Metal Arts program at California College of the Arts. I have also been selected as a featured artist for this exhibition.
2011 CRAFT FORMS

Announcing my inclusion into a juried show brought to you by the Wayne Art Center titled Craft Forms 2011. The opening will be December 2nd 2011 from 6:00 to 10:00pm
2011 ARROWMONT SCHOLARSHIP

I have been awarded a scholarship to study with Joanna Goldberg at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts this fall! I will be attending her "trapping found objects" workshop October 9th ~ 15th.
2010 WINDGATE FELLOWSHIP, study abroad

I will be traveling to Europe early September. My updated itenerary will begin with a, "Pencil Rendering designs for Jewelry and Hollowware," workshop with Valentin Yotkov. From the workshop I will make my way toward Bulgaria where I will visit two of the centers of ancient Roman Thrace, the modern cities of Plovdiv and Sofia. There I will study the Thracian treasure, remarkable chasing and repousse on golden hollowware. Subsequently I will work for two months as an artist in residence at the Stage De Forge blacksmith atelier in the south of France.
2010 WINDGATE FELLOWSHIP

I'm elated to announce that I have been chosen as a recipient for the 2010 Windgate Fellowship Award by the Center for Craft Creativity and Design! It is an amazing honor and opportunity.This fifteen thousand dollar fellowship is awarded to ten graduating seniors, nominated by their faculty, that the foundation believes will make a contribution to the world of craft. I will begin my adventure in Northern Italy at a workshop with master chasing and repousse artist Valentin Yotkov. There I will study chasing and repousse while immersing myself in the slow food culture. After a week of intensive study I will make my way to Bulgaria, home of the Thracian treasure, an extraordinary example of chasing and repousse. The treasure was utilized in ceremonial feasting, this feeds into my desire to raise the status of sustenance from something to be consumed in the car to a sacrement. My adventure will wind down with Terra Madre, a conference on sustainability that Carlo Petrini(founder of slow food) Vandana Shiva and Michael Pollan will all be at. After the conference I will return to the bay area to set up a studio and begin my career as a metal artist.