Rachael's Upcoming Events

Sometime in the fall

Book signing with The Green Toad Bookstore, Oneonta, NY.

Sometime in the fall

"Off the Wall" show and sale with Associated Artists of CNY at Manlius Library.


Hanging with the penwomen at the Baldwinsville library.


Also doing a demo talk for NSAG tentatively about use of social networking and computer as inexpensive tools to market your art.

Late 2013 or early 2014

Rachael will be having an art exhibition at Sparky Town Restaurant, 324 Burmet Ave. Syracuse, NY 13203. At the time this event occurs, Rachael will also announce a specific date during the 6 week exhibition that she will be doing a poetry reading and book signing at the restaurant followed by an open mic.

Rachael's Past Events


Rachael is going to Lismore Castle, Ireland with her publisher Leah Maines & Finishing Line Press. Rachael will be among the FLP poets reading from her new collection at evening workshop events.

December 5

Rachael at the CNY Book Awards at La Casita in Syracuse, NY.

November 21

Rachael's artwork "Evanescent" and poem "Global Warming" juried into a show in Syracuse at the Tech Garden called "Tress: Totems of Life." Nov 21 is the reception and award ceremony.

November 25

Author event at Gifts with Sweet Expressions.


Hanging with the Swamp Snappers Camera Club in Canastota Public library.


Hanging with NSAG maybe the Piano and Organ Store.


Rachael juried into a local authors' reading event at Liverpool Public Library.


Invitational one woman show illustration & photog at Westcott Cultural center in Syracuse with reading of novel.

November 8

Rachael attended the Liverpool Library Local Author Event.


Westcott Community Art Gallery is proud to have Rachael Ikins‘ show, “Wanderings,” up on the walls! The show features several mixed media works, and will be accompanied by live readings from poetry collections and her latest book, "The Complete Tales from the Edge of the Woods". Artwork, books, and other collectibles will be available for purchase.

September 7-October 12/Opening reception on Sunday, September 15, 2-4:00 p.m.

Autumn show with Associated Artists: juried show with awards given. In Manlius Library.

September 12-October 10/Opening reception on Thursday, September 12 5-8:00 p.m.

CNY Penwomen show at Gallery One Fourteen. There will be poetry readings. Rachael's work (see photo right) will be in the publicity postcards and be display. She plans to read poetry at the event as well.


Rachael will be doing a reading from The Complete Tales at The River's End bookstore in Oswego, NY.

June 19 @ 1PM

Rachael will be giving a talk on "The Use of Social Networking and Blogging to Market Your Artwork Inexpensively." This talk is sponsored by the North Syracuse Art Guild and will be held at the VFW hall which IS handicap accesible with elevator. For those of you who are interested or who do not now use these services but might be curious as to how that all works this is a great opportunity learn all about them.

June 10 - August 2 (Artist Reception showing June 13 from 6-7:30PM)

Rachael's one woman photography show entitled "Waterworks" will hang in the Panasci Memorial Gallery @ Rome Arts & Cultural Center in Rome, NY. Artist Reception showing June 13 from 6-7:30PM.

June 8 @ 1PM

Rachael will be reading from The Complete Tales from the Edge of the Woods on Saturday June 8 at 1PM at the East Line Books in Clifton Park, NY.

May 1-31

 At Canastota Lib with the penwomen.

Also in May

Also in Ma with Associated Artists hanging for the month a show of the newest members' works. Manlius Library.

April 30

Rachael will be at Mohegan Manor exibiting artwork and reading her newly published book, The Complete Tales from the Edge of the Woods (which sells for $12.99).

Now through end of April

At Sullivan Library in Chitt. With the Swamp Snappers Camera Club til end of April.

April 1-30

One woman solo show at Canastota Library.  I will have a novel reading with.


April is also the award ceremony for the annual NLAPW CNY chapter Poetry Contest. I am judge for middle school poets.

Now through end of March

Currently with NSAG @ Liverpool Library til end of March.

November-December 2012

Rachael will have an art exhibit of approx 15 paintings hanging in the YMCA in Fayetteville NY.

October 20, 2012

Rachael will be at the Helping Hounds Dog Rescue in Dewitt, NY from 10AM to 3PM doing pet portraits.

May 20, 2012 - 1PM to 2:30PM

The Sozda Gallery, W. Yette St., Syracuse, NY 13090 will be hosting a more ​intensive poetry/prose ​reading featuring Rachael as one of the readers.

May 11 & 12, 2012 - 5PM to 8PM

Rachael will be one of the featured readers in the Readings of the Penwomen at the Art Exhibition at Sozda Gallery, W. Yette St., Syracuse, NY 13090. On Thursday, Rachael will provide the commentary briefing and later on will read "The Outlaw Sisters of CNY". On Friday, she will kick off the introduction. Press Release.

April 28, 2012

Rachael will be presenting at the 2012 Writers’ Jubilee, which will be held on Saturday, April 28th, at the Edward R. Andrews Elementary School in Morrisville, NY. This event offers workshops on communicating through written, spoken, and visual methods. The Jubilee is free and open to anyone from third grade through adult. It includes school children and community members, not only from our district but surrounding school districts as well. The average attendance is over 300! See details and registration form.

Friday April 20, 2012 - 5:30-8:30 p.m.

CNY Art Showcase Live Auction
Links at Erie Village
5904 N. Burdick St., E. Syracuse NY 13057

See, experience, and purchase unique artworks and jewelry and meet the artists. Tickets $35 pre-sale and $40 at the door. Live music, good food, generous hors d'ouevres, buffet dinner & cash bar. Both silent auction and fabulous live auction! Come on out and support your local art community and have some fun! www.eastwoodrotary.org for more info.

Rachael's newly released chapbook, "Renovations" (Foothills) 2012 will be available at her table during the event as well as her two previous collections, "Transplanted" (Finishing Line) 2010 and "Slideshow in the Woods" (Foothills) '08. Rachael will also feature matted prints, original framed and matted works, as well as 11 oz. coffee mugs printed with the self same "Owl" in two styles.

Two of Rachael's large pastel works which were on display this winter past, at the Piano and Organ Center in Great Northern Mall, Clay, "Owl" which appeared in the Post Standard during that exhibition, and "Macaw Preening" which is from a shot of the macaw that lives in the aviary at Rosamund Gifford Zoo will go on the auction block. They are listed in the Rotary's CNY Art Showcase 2012 magazine which is available free through the Rotary club and through the artists. Rachael will have copies to share. It is a beautiful, satin cover, 40 page publication showing the artworks and with essays and information between.

March, 2012

Rachael will be participating in the North Syracuse Art Guild showing at the Liverpool Public Library in Liverpool, NY.

March 24, 2012

Rachael will be auctioning two paintings at the Eastwood Rotary with the Everson Museum. She will have a table where other items of hers can be purchased.

January and February, 2012

Rachael will have both poetry and art hanging at the at Carbone Piano and Organ Center, Great Northern Mall, Clay, NY 13041. The show is called Ask the Girl Arts presents. "Ask the Girl to Paint It: Faces". It is comprised of sixteen photos and paintings and drawings in mixed media including several prize winning pieces. Chapbooks are available for sale there as well. See Post Standard Neighbors Northwest Magazine article.

December 2011

Rachel will have both poetry and art hanging at the Petit branch of the Onondaga Public Library System, Syracuse NY.

October 28, 2011

Bella Regalo of Liverpool, NY will be holding their One Year Anniversary Party at the shop. Many artists, myself among them will be present. There will be refreshments and music.

September 24, 2011 - Noon to 4PM

At the Florence Gould Theater of San Francisco, CA is the Eighteenth Annual Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Contest. Rachael won third prize and will be reading at the performance.

September 16, 2011 - 5PM to 7PM

"On My Own Time" Artist Reception and Exhibition opens at the Everson Museum of Art Harrison St., Syracuse, NY.

September 12, 2011 - 4:00PM to 7:30PM

Opening artists' reception for the Liverpool Art Club exhibit at Carbone Piano and Organ Center, Great Northern Mall, Clay, NY 13041.

September 2 - October 27, 2011

As part of the Liverpool Art Club, Rachael will be exhibiting at Carbone Piano and Organ Center, Great Northern Mall, Clay, NY 13041.

June 10, 2011 - 5PM to 8PM

2nd Annual Student Art Reception at Liverpool Art Center, 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY. Phone: 315-234-9333. Visit at LiverpoolArtCenter.com. Please come and vote for your favorite artist in our People's Choice Awards. Teacher's Choice Awards to follow. As well, "On My Own Time" Exhibit announcing the winners to be displayed in the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. All winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Music provided by Syracuse Violin Academy. Many thanks to the Cultural Resources Council and The Everson Museum for collaboration on this 38th year of the "On My Own Time " event.

May 29, 2011 - 3PM

Rachael Ikins featured reader at Sunday Four Old Songs Poetry event, Vorheesville, NY. Contact Dennis Sullivan with questions. Refreshments after and dinner at Smittys.

April 26, 2011 - 7PM

Rachael Ikins featured reading of collected poetry and other works at Canastota Public Library, Center St. Canastota NY 13038. Refreshments served. Books available for signing and purchase after.

April 17, 2011 - 12 noon

Sunday Poet Laureate Contest at Smitty's Tavern, Vorheesville NY. Contact Dennis Sullivan with questions at dsullivan6@nycap.rr.com. Registration is due by noon March 21, the first 25 poets.

April 9, 2011 - 10AM

Liverpool Public Library, Tulip St. Liverpool. NY 13088. Rachael will present the awards for category 5, the adult poetry contestants in the National League of American Penwomen CNY Chapter's Poetry Contest in conjunction with the Post Standard. Reception to follow at 10:30.

April 7, 2011 - 7PM

Rachael Ikins collected works, poetry reading and booksigning at Palace Theater, James St., Syracuse, NY. Contact Linda Griggs at griggsquaker@hotmail.com for more info. Refreshments served.