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As an international artist based out of Southern California, Rachael Marie McDaniel has exhibited all over the world and is featured in numerous private collections.
McDaniel has her Bachelors in Art Education and has been a performance and Visual Arts Instructor for 17 years. In her spare time she volunteers as Director of the Rancho de los Niños “Clúb de Arte”- an Expressive Art Therapy Program for orphans in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja Mx.
This artist studied expressive art modalities at the Expressive Arts Institute including clay, painting, dance, poetry, performance, and drawing. She was fortunate to be trained by UCLArts and Healing on Re-scripting Reality through Psychodramatic Therapy, Facilitating Expressive Arts using the Focussing Technique, Neuroscience and Reconsolidating Memories through Art Therapy, and Employing Mixed Media to Process Trauma.
Helping others heal through the arts has lit up her life. Rachael McDaniel's work grants her a sense of purpose, not only through the artistic process itself, but also through the charities that her art sales have benefitted. Through her art sales she has raised funds for Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves and beaches. Rachael’s work has also benefited the ONG’s CHS Alternative that works to stop human trafficking in the America’s.
One of Rachael Marie McDaniel’s proudest achievements is contributing to the Skystone Foundation. This organization, which is responsible for operating James Turrell's Roden Crater, entrusted McDaniel with the task of writing the bibliography for the monumental land art that is due to open in the next five years.
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