Oil City Artist and Designer Accepted Into Prestigious Chicago Show

ARTS Oil City is pleased to share that Oil City Artist Rachel Stine, owner of Querida Designs, exhibited at Chicago’s annual “One of A Kind” Show in the Emerging Artist Category last month. The juried show featured 300 artists, makers, and designers from around the country. In addition to being of original design and excellent quality, all artists in the show must show that they have mastered their creation process. To meet these criteria is quite an accomplishment, especially for a young emerging artist.

Rachel is a professional textile and fiber artist with a BA in Fashion Design and a minor in entrepreneurship from Kent State University, where she graduated in 2019. While at Kent, she had design internships in Nashville and in Florence, Italy.

Rachel’s current work through her business, Querida Designs, is primarily focused on the technique of Block Printing. She utilizes the handmade process of block printing to transfer her print designs to fabrics, then transforms her fabrics into the utilitarian items she constructs. Locally, her work can be found at Transit Art Gallery and Gifts and Core Goods, both in downtown Oil City.

ARTS Oil City is an economic development initiative focused on marketing Oil City as prospective home for relocating artists throughout the country. AOC facilitates the rental of affordable 2nd floor studios in the historic National Transit Building, owned by the Oil City Civic Center (OCCC).

For more information about ARTS Oil City or studios in the National Transit Building, contact Barbara Pierce at or (814) 677-3152.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s May 2023 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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