Award-winning Alumna Painter to Exhibit at Canterbury Chapel

Rachel Ann Wakefield at Canterbury Chapel, November through January 2023.

BFA alumna Rachel Ann Wakefield has a solo exhibition, Passage, at the Betak-Frangoulis Art Gallery in Canterbury Episcopal Chapel in Tuscaloosa, which opened Friday, November 11, 2022. The exhibition will be up through the end of January 2023.

Wakefield has been making her living as an artist since she received the BFA in studio art with concentrations in sculpture and painting from UA in 2014, graduating cum laude. Originally from Florence, Alabama, she based her studio practice there for several years, and recently set up a studio in Northport, Alabama. Wakefield also works as a graphic designer at JNJ Apparel, a screenprinting shop in Northport.

Wakefield has had solo exhibitions at Kentuck’s Gallery at Hotel Indigo, Tuscaloosa; East Side Project Space, Nashville, Tennessee; Columbus (Mississippi) Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center; Mountain Valley Arts Council Gallery, Guntersville, Alabama; and others. Her work has been juried into B18: Wiregrass Biennial, Dothan, Alabama; Artfields in Lake City, South Carolina; and Shelby County Arts Council’s 2020 Adult Juried Art Exhibit, where she won Best in Painting in 2020; and the West Alabama Juried Art Exhibition in Tuscaloosa, where she won the Howard & Michael Goodson and Richard Zoellner Best of Show Award. Her work has also been included in a four-woman show, Intersections of Gender and Place, at MUW Galleries, Columbus, Mississippi; and in group shows at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts; and the Teer Gallery at Kentuck Art Center, Northport, among others.

Canterbury Episcopal Chapel is located at 812 Fifth Avenue, near Hackberry Lane and University Boulevard on UA campus. Contact the church for information about open hours for the Betak-Frangoulis Art Gallery.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.