say cheese

Yesterday was a marathon day of travel, art installation, and opening reception. There were also snacks.

The show is a collection called ‘city/seen’ on view at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild (Mankato, MN) till June 17.

Any excuse to eat cheese & crackers…

cheese plate

133/365: cheese platter with tongs

All Aboard: Final Hours on Kickstarter

Today is the final day of my Kickstarter campaign in support of my first solo gallery exhibition.

I’m thrilled to announce that I reached my project goal last night. I feel incredibly blessed and relieved!

If you still want to be part of the fun and claim an artful reward visit my Kickstarter project page to become a backer.

! 15 HOURS TO GO !

Thank you to every single backer who helped me reach my goal!

I’ll post the final gratitude list after the campaign wraps up TONIGHT at 11:59pm Central Time.

long time no see + two openings

Hi there. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while. A long while. Let’s consider the past three months my creative hibernation…

I figured today was as good a time as any to jump back in since I have pieces in two exhibitions opening tonight!

While I haven’t been blogging or taking many photos lately, I have been working on other projects and business opportunities; I hope to start sharing more about all that in the coming weeks. Plus, I’m revving up to get out with my camera ASAP and often.

Opening tonight at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, MN: Lush Vibes (isn’t that a great name for a spring show?). I’m exhibiting one of the images from the Never-Ending Wood series for the first time. It’s all about GREEN, the color I miss most this time of year.



Also opening tonight: Encroaching City at Flow Art Space, a group exhibition that ‘looks at city life juxtaposed with the natural environment, the relationship between humans and nature, and the footprint city living creates’.



09.07.13 coffman recap

Free hummus. Live jazz. Old friends. What more could a girl want?

blog090713_coffmanreception150/365: coffman gallery opening reception

Meditation & Medium‘ works by Terra Rathai & Antoney Lakey is on view in the Coffman Gallery on the University of Minnesota campus until October 7th, 2013.

08.31.13 coming attractions

If you are anywhere near Minneapolis, please join us for the opening of ‘Meditation & Medium’ a joint solo show (with Antony Lakey) featuring many pieces I haven’t shown before (including favorites like this one). The show is at the Coffman Memorial Union Gallery on the University of Minnesota campus (my alma mater). Reception 6-8pm. The more the merrier. There will be food 🙂

blog083113_koi@coffman243/365: dream of koi (2011) @ coffman gallery exhibition

08.05.13 exhibition news: MacRostie Art Center

In lieu of a daily photo (yes, I flaked again), I have news from a new exhibition that opened last Friday. I’m so happy to be part of the 21st Annual Juried Exhibition this year at MacRostie Art Center!


Water Works Exhibition

Excited to have Plunge included in the juried summer exhibition at the Duluth Art Institute.

Water Works
Celebrating our most precious resource and the artists who share in the primitive pull towards H2O
June 20 – August 25, 2013

Opening Reception tonight (June 20) 5 – 7

Rathai01_PlungePlunge, 30″ x 30″ metallic print, $800

05.02.13 open water

The only picture I managed to get yesterday was this one – a shot of my finished wood block-mounted print – ‘Wave’ – for the 7th Annual ‘Open Water’ Exhibition. I’m pleased to be part of this show for the 2nd year. All the details – plus, the two other pieces I’ll have in the show this year – are included below.

blog050213_waves on wood122/365: ‘wave’ on wood

open water 2013 sp‘self portrait on the dock’ – Open Water, 2013

angler‘eclectic angler triptych’

seasons on the land

Avant Garden Photography @ Seasons on the Land

(clockwise from upper left: Sheep at Pasture, Branch Silhouette, Snow Trillium, Leaves Under Water, Red Leaf, Black Water)

I am so happy to be part of this event! Seasons on the Land is a 2-day art show & benefit for the Natural Land Institute, one of the oldest private conservation groups in the Midwest.  The event is being held at Prairie Street Brewhouse and promises seasonal drinks, local foods, and live music.  The art selected for this show celebrates our connection with the land. Proceeds from art sales support local independent artists like me while helping NLI to protect our precious wild places.

The show includes five of my photographs (seen above). Each framed, archival print measures 11″ x 15″ (framed to 16″ x 20″), except for Snow Trillium  which is 11″ x 11″ (framed to 20″ x 20″). $250 each. See below for more information on purchasing prints (20% will go to NLI)!

Click to view the official Seasons on the Land invitation. Please share with anyone you know who lives near Rockford, Illinois – or might be passing through in the next two days. It’s a good cause and is sure to be a great time! Once again, I wish I lived closer so I could join the party.

***If you can’t attend the benefit in person, but want to support NLI, the earth, and ME by purchasing one of these five prints, please contact me through the form below. I will donate 20% of the purchase price to the Natural Land Institute on sales of these five prints through the month of November. Available in sizes from 5″ x 7″ to wall size :).***