Janel Raihl

Art has been a huge part of my life since I was little. It has always given me the outlet to communicate visually what I could not say verbally. For the longest time I have kept my art on a more private level. Now I am driven to be more public with a desire to support my community and organizations that help others. It started with participating in a fund raiser for Shade Tree Foundation, a domestic abuse shelter. That opened the door to many other events and organizations such as N.O.W and Golfing for a Cause and designing shirts that could be sold to benefit SAFE society in San Juan Islands of Washington where was born and raised. Such events and causes give me the opportunities to stretch myself and create something new.

I enjoy creating custom art for clients, something that speaks to and uplifts them and others. It is my passion to create. My mosaic sculptures have been shown all over Las Vegas including a major display in The Westgate Hotel and Casino as well as for events with the Las Vegas Bonsai Society and Victoria's Voice Foundation. I have also participated in the Mannequins on the Loop recycled arts challenge in St. Louis, MO.

I am currently working with photographers Michael Maze, Mark Norris and Christopher Smith to create art on art concepts using my creations for artistic collaborations and representations to create prints for sale.

One of the most fun artistic projects I have undertaken was the creation of a large scale mural in the Las Vegas Arts District. This mural highlights vintage Vegas glam focusing on retired Vegas signs from casinos that are no longer.

Additional works are on display in Belgium at Coprabel headquarters, a company to which she is their art ambassador. In addition she is the artist for Pahrump Valley Days Festival as well as the VinoJazz Foundation and soon to have works featured in the Conrad West Gallery in Downtown Las Vegas. 

It is my hope that my creations inspire and uplift you and bring you as much enjoyment as they have brought me joy in creating them.

Janel Raihl

© 2020 by Janel Raihl and Christopher Smith

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