Rochelle Weiner is a Chicago artist who works in the mediums watercolor, encaustic and oil/cold wax. Rochelle is now showing her work in Chicago at The Leigh Gallery, the Andersonville Galleria, I Love Chicago on North Michigan Avenue and at O'Hare Airport, and her greeting cards are stocked at Artisanal Wilmette. She is a member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, winner of honorable mention at the IWS 2014 Members show, and the “Award of Excellence” IWS 2012 Members show, and was chosen as one of 60 contenders in 2012′s national juried exhibition, May 2012. Rochelle’s work has been featured on the sets of NBC’s Chicago Fire, NBC's Chicago PD and ABC’s Mindgames.

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Another workshop with Jim Scherbarth

Last weekend I drove up to Minneapolis for the pleasure of studying with one of my favorite artists, James Edward Scherbarth. I had taken a workshop with Jim last April at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. I really respond to Jim’s style of teaching and got so much out of the first class, […]

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I Love Chicago – Michigan Avenue

Very excited to announce that my work will now be on display at the new “I Love Chicago” store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. I have already been showing my work in their shop at O’Hare’s international terminal, and they have now invited me to show at their new shop as well. I’m headed […]

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Awarded Honorable Mention for Faded Chalkboard Memories

I just found out that my painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” has won honorable mention from the Illinois Watercolor Society’s 2014 member show. I am over the moon thrilled about this! Hooray! Show is on Sunday at 2pm if anyone wants to truck out to Bloomingdale. IWS Member’s Show 2014 The Bloomingdale Park District Museum 108 […]

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My work to be on Chicago PD

I just signed release forms today because the set designer for NBC’s “Chicago PD” is going to use some of my work in the set for the show. Don’t know which pieces yet but I will be watching carefully to see when and where they show up! What a thrill!

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Art Retreat 2014

Just got back from a 4 day artist’s retreat in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. 8 oil/cold wax painters, sharing a beautiful space at Shake Rag Alley, working side by side – what a great trip. Coincidentally there was a plein air competition happening the same weekend  in Mineral Point so we were surrounded by art and […]

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Entered into IWS competition

I just entered the above painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” into the Illinois Watercolor Society’s annual member show. It’s a juried show so fingers crossed my painting will get noticed. I had a good spy of the competition when I dropped off and there are some serious contenders in that room! The painting is a continuation […]

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One of my pieces was stolen

Ok – I was showing my work – 7 pieces – at a place that for privacy reasons I will not name. The show was over and I had planned to pick up the work on a agreed-upon day. The day before that however, I find out that one of my paintings had been stolen […]

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First day of workshop

Currently studying watercolor techniques with Karlyn Holman – today was abstract day. We worked with collage and watercolor for half the day and the other half of  the day we learned to work with alcohol inks. Having a ton of fun!

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5 originals sold in June

I am very excited to report that I have sold 5 originals this month. Three to my good friends who have just moved in together (their first art purchase together) and a 4th and 5th are a commissioned portraits. I can’t post the portraits yet as they are both surprise gifts, but the three paintings […]

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New studio!

Ok – the new studio is finally completed. Yay! I spent the last few weeks renovating my spare room into a real art studio. (Sorry overnight guests, you’ll have to bunk up in the office now). Super excited about getting to work in the new space!

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