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Sue Ann Rainey is actively involved with the arts in Bucks County. She studied graphic design and photography at Tyler School of Art. Today, she searches throughout Bucks County finding historic buildings, farms, and landscapes and documents them in photography and watercolor. She has been creating new 3-dimensional work in recent years and enjoys the freedom to create more. She has exhibited extensively throughout Bucks and Hunterdon Counties and beyond in solo, group, and juried exhibits. Among her numerous awards was a 1st Place in Photography at the 2017 Tinicum Arts Festival as well as 2nd place at the 2015 and 2018 Tinicum Arts Festivals; 2019 Artsbridge Members’ Show; and 2017 Doylestown Art League’s Exhibit.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Associates of Arts in Fine Arts, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Connection to Bucks County
Rainey grew up near Carversville, in Solebury Township, down the road from Raymond and Lillias Barger, Charles Hargens, and Ranolph Bye. She is influenced by the New Hope School and other Bucks County artists. Other influences include Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Constantin Brancusi, and Antonin and Noemi Raymond.
Colleagues and Affiliations
As a child, Rainey was taught by K. Steele Renninger, Catherine Jansen, Will Larson, Chuck Schmidt, Selma Bortner, Alan Goldstein, and Robert Dodge.
Rainey is the Vice President at Artsbridge and is an advisory board member at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. She is also affiliated with the Doylestown Arts League, PA Center for Photography, New Hope Art League, New Hope Arts, Doylestown Photography Club, and the Upstairs Gallery.
Accents and Images Gallery
Art in the Park Group Exhibit
Bastille Day Photo Exhibit
Bucks County Audubon Society Solo Exhibit
Bucks County Juried Photography Show
International Realty Office
Carversville Day Exhibitor
Churchville Photo Club Exhibit
Classic Cigar Parlor’s Gallery
Doylestown Art League Exhibits
Doylestown Arts Festival
Dublin Arts Festival
Ellarslie-Trenton Museum Juried Exhibit
First Savings Bank Group Exhibit
Medical Healing Arts Center Solo Exhibit
Mixed Media Gallery
New Hope Art League Juried Art Show
Paxson Hill Farm: Art in the Garden
Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition
Phoenix Art Exhibit
Pine Run Autumn Festival
River Towns Photo Exhibit
Saxby’s Coffee Shop Exhibit
Soul of the River Photo Show
Stover Mill Gallery Juried Exhibit
The Frame Factory Gallery
The Upstairs Gallery Co-op Member
The Zen Den Gallery
Tinicum Arts Festival
Triumph Brewing Company Solo Exhibit
The 2nd Floor Gallery