Rae Mahaffey

I am an artist who works in fused glass, and with paint, ink and clay. My public artwork has been primarily made with glass and paint.
About Rae Mahaffey

Raised in Colorado, I studied art at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the University of Washington in Seattle. I have exhibited primarily on the West Coast in galleries and public institutions such as the Portland Art Museum and the Boise Art Museum.

For nearly 30 years I have sustained an active studio practice, and regularly exhibited work. I have completed public art projects in Colorado, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Museums, universities, corporations and private collectors throughout the country have my work in their collections.

Rae Mahaffey
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El Paso International Airport
Concourse B

Suspended, fused glass installation in the El Paso International Airport. There are 45 panels that average in size approximately 20 x 24 inches, hung along a main concourse in the airport.



Fire Station #11, Aurora, Colorado

Suspended, fused glass installation in a fire station that also functions as a community center. Panels are approximately 24 x 16 inches and there are 30 of them. Their designs were inspired by traditional crafts from various backgrounds representing the diverse community the fire station serves.

Fused Glass Installation in a downtown office building's lobby in Portland, Oregon
Sixth and Taylor
Six, 36 x 36 inch, fused glass panels, incorporated into the wooden finished walls of the building's main lobby.

Open Studio Tour

About the Process

I work with various media, including glass, paint, ink, and clay, to create pieces that stimulate the senses and evoke emotional responses. My art is a celebration of life, culture, and individuality, expressed through the interplay of color, form, and texture. Whether for public art or in my studio practice, my work is characterized by a unique blend of traditional and contemporary elements that invite the viewer to explore and delight in the beauty of the world around us.

How to Purchase

Purchases can be made at my studio or through my website with a credit card using Square, with cash or check.

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Public Artist Art Roster

Public Art Mediums

Mural, Sculpture, Integrated architecture

Public Art Commission Ranges

  • $30,000-$40,000
  • $40,000-$50,000
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