Rachel L Goldstein

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah-Atlanta, GA Sept 2006-May 2009
Master of Fine Arts in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC Sept. 2004-June 2006
Certificate in Documentary Studies

University of North Carolina- Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Aug. 2003-May 2005
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
G.P.A. 3.85/4.0

Emory University, Atlanta, GA Aug. 1999-Dec.2002
Bachelor of Arts in French Studies
G.P.A. 3.3/4.0.
Center for International Educational Exchange, Paris, France Jan. 2001-June 2001
Courses: Anthropology of Literature, History in Film, Art History, French Grammar

Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC Aug 2015-present
Photography Instructor, Courses:
• Photography I & II: Introduces digital and darkroom photography, further develops creative vision, skills in the digital workflow of photography from camera to print
• Art Appreciation: Introduces students to concepts of design, composition, various art movements, media, and modes of analysis that bring more meaning to artworks created

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury NC Aug 2013-present
Photography Instructor, Courses:
• Photography I: Introduces darkroom photography, held at Waterworks Visual Arts Center
• Digital Photography: Introduces the digital workflow of photography from camera to print
• Art Appreciation
• 2D Design
• Computer Art: Photoshop and Illustrator for artists of all backgrounds.

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte NC May 2012-Dec 2014
Photography Instructor, Courses:
• Photography Appreciation: Introduction to Photography, Lecture course
• Computer Art: Photoshop for Artists of all backgrounds, Studio course

The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC Oct 2013- Dec 2014
Education Chair
• Facilitated and Lead Education Committee meetings
• Decided on policies for classes offered
• Guided growth of course and summer camp offerings at The Light Factory
• Planned class and summer camp offerings at The Light Factory

Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC Feb 2011-May 2011
Outreach/Education Intern
• Designed an interactive presentation on school integration
• Trained to give presentations and facilitate discussions about race, school integration, children in the civil rights movement, and black southern history through music, at local schools

2018 Beyond the Frame, The Light Factory, Charlotte NC, November
2016 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Faculty Exhibition, Clearwater Art Gallery, Concord
NC, October 2016
2014 Discover Local, The Galleries Cabarrus Arts Council, On view October 27- December 18 * Extended to Dec 20th.

2014, 2013 Homegrown, Cornelius Art Center, On View through February 2015

2013 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Art Faculty Group Show, Waterworks Visual Arts Center Gallery, Salisbury NC, September- November 2013

Derivations, Espada Bicycles, Charlotte NC, September- November 2013

2013 Faculty Show, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, May-September 2013

The Light Factory's 39th Annual Member's Show, Charlotte, NC, May 23- August 21, 2011 in the Middleton McMillan Gallery. AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION

2011 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh, NC, March 6 -May 2 2011, Juried by Peter Nisbet, Chief Curator of the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC

Art on the Green Juried and Judged Exhibition, Davidson NC, April 2010 — AWARDED BEST IN SHOW!

April is for Arts, Davidson NC, April 2010

Lake Norman Art League Spring Exhibit, Davidson, NC, March-May 2010 --- AWARDED FIRST PLACE!

Women’s Leadership Conference, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, March 2010

Athens Graduate Work of Georgia Exhibition (Encore Exhibit), Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2009

37thAnnual Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, July, 2009

“Silver & Ink,” 2009 HONG KONG Exhibition featuring work by Renowned Photographer Tom Fischer and the finest work by SCAD Photography Students, Hong Kong, June 2009.

Silver & Ink Annual Juried Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, April 2009

Athens Graduate Work of Georgia Exhibition, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, February 2009

Ten Penny, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA, December 2008

Ramen and Resolve: The Starving Artist Showcase, Annapolis, MD, October 2008

36th Annual Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, July, 2008

Important Pieces, Truspace Gallery, Savannah, GA, December, 2007

Open Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design- Atlanta, GA, 2007

Greensboro Public Library Hemphill Branch Community Art Show, Greensboro, NC, September 2005

Work-study show, The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, ME, August 2004


Charlotte Community School for Girls Art Auction, June 2010* Photograph Sold

Angels of ’97 Spaghetti Dinner Silent Auction, North Mecklenburg High School,
Huntersville, NC, March 2010* Photograph sold

The Light Factory 27th Annual Auction, Charlotte, NC, November 2008*
Photograph Sold

Silver & Ink Publication, Annual Juried Publication of Student Photography
from Savannah College of Art and Design, 2009


Layers of the Mindscape, MFA Thesis Exhibition of Photography,
Atlanta GA, June 2009

Works in Progress, West Village Apartments- Durham Art Walk, Durham, NC,
March 2006

Ladyfest Knox Records, Durham, NC, October 2005


Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Region
The Mint Museum
The Young Affiliates of the Mint
The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Lake Norman Art League, Davidson, NC. Secretary
Mooresville Art Guild, Mooresville, NC. Photography Chair

March 6th!!! 2011 North Carolina Artists Exhibition in Raleigh, NC!!!!
Now this is some very exciting news! I am THRILLED to announce that one of my pictures will be in the 2011 North Carolina Artists Exhibition in Raleigh, Mar 6- May 2nd at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery!!! Out of a record-breaking 550 pieces submitted this year, 65 pieces were chosen by the Juror, Mr. Peter Nisbet, Curator of the Ackland Museum of Art in Chapel Hill!!! The opening Exhibition will be this Sunday Mar 6 2-5:30 pm :) It’s the 2011 North Carolina Artists Exhibition!!!! If you know people who will be in Raleigh on Sunday, tell them to come and see it. The Juror, Peter Nisbet, is also going to do a walk-through lecture at 2pm, explaining his selections! If you can’t be there this Sunday, but will be in Raleigh another time before May 2nd, stop by then! ☺

The address is:

Progress Energy Center -- Betty Ray McCain Gallery
2 East South Street
Raleigh NC
March 17th
I will be doing a Presentation at the Statesville Artist Guild's March membership meeting, 7-9pm at the Signal Hill Mall. It will be an Artist Talk followed by a demonstration of some useful tricks in Photoshop, handy for creating a digital collage. Will have to celebrate St. Patrick's Day after!


1685 East Broad St, Statesville, NC

Once in the mall, walk straight, turn 1st right and it'll be the 2nd store on the left.

See you there!

April 8th
Will be hosted by the South Main Gallery in Davidson during the "April is for Arts" Artwalk! 6-9 pm, near Campagnia Cafe!

July & October- Hosted at the Mooresville Wine Shop
I will be hosted by 202 North Main St Wine Shop during the Mooresville Artist Crawl. Mooresville, NC.

Find me in the back room 7-10 pm

Come and enjoy live music, art, and their selection of wines, appetizers and desserts!

See you there!


The show opening for Layers of the Mindscape (June 26, 2009) was a huge success! Thank you VERY much to everyone who came out!!

There was a HUGE turnout; I wouldn't be surprised if 400+ people came through there. The room was constantly full, (from about 8' O Clock until we were forced to shut the doors on people who would have still come in after 10,) briefly emptying out every now and then, only to fill back up immediately with a seeming bus-load of new people! We enjoyed a joyful, exuberant atmosphere in the gallery and enjoyed meeting everyone who came in!

My family and I spoke with many interesting people about mental health and manic depression, the topics of the day, (also one of the main goals of the work!!!) and I even spoke to a man who was interested in commissioning me to do a project, creating a picture for his workplace similar to my picture, "Untitled (Snow 2009)"!

And one more thing--- I even sold a picture! "Untitled (the Guinea Pig)" was the first piece for which I was honored to place a red dot sticker on the label- "sold”!

Thank you very much to everyone who helped make this such a success!

Layers of the Mindscape-- MFA Thesis Show- Opening Reception!!

an exhibition of Photography by Rachel Goldstein

will be held on Friday June 26th, at the Art House Open Space on Walker St, from 7-10 pm, During the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll!

Be There!!!

304 Walker St SW
Atlanta GA 3013

The work will be on display through July 10th.

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10-5, but call me or the gallery first for an appointment!

Gallery Phone number- The Art House: 404.584.7967

HONG KONG Silver & Ink Photography Exhibit!

*** My picture, "Untitled (The Gypsy) was selected for this juried exhibition in Hong Kong!! I heard the fantastic news about this in in April, and it is now being shown. Forwarded Info below: (source: facebook) ****

"Silver & Ink Photography Exhibit in HONG KONG!!

(June 13 - 21)

Host: SCAD - The University for Creative Careers

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
Street: 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei

SCAD presents “Silver & Ink,” a 2009 exhibition featuring work by renowned photographer Tom Fischer and the finest work by SCAD photography students. This juried exhibition features 28 works by Tom Fischer, who apprenticed with Ansel Adams and now serves as SCAD chief academic officer, and 90 works by SCAD photography students. Silver & Ink is free and open to the public. "