We believe that artwork and creativity are a catalyst for social change and economic improvement as well as enhancing everyday lives with beauty. Art gives a voice to the voiceless, enables self understanding, and provides a window into other cultures. These are among the reasons we have chosen to pursue lives as working artists.
We've done plenty more since 2009, including moving our studios to a new home in Goshen, Indiana. If you want to keep up with our recent work, look us up on facebook, sign up for our mailing list, or visit our events page.
In November 2008, Brooke and Justin welcomed the third Rothshank to the world. Layton Beatty.
In October 2008 Justin participated in the Obamaware fundraiser for the Obama campaign.
In October 2007 there was an article in Mennonite Weekly Review that talked about our last name: ROTHSHANK.
In early 2006 Brooke's work in miniature portraiture appeared in Miniature Collector magazine and the Seattle Times, and Justin's ceramic work was published in 500 Teapots, by Lark Books.
A July 2004 review by Julie Mickens in the Pittsburgh City Paper reads: "...wife and husband Brooke and Justin Rothshank leap from the ethereal to the real. Justin's pottery-though hard and earthy-seems like it's still moving on the wheel or in the artist's hands. And Brooke's exquisitely humanistic portraits-set off by stunning solid color backgrounds-seem to breathe, worry, sweat, and glow."
Justin's work at the Union Project has recieved press in numerous publications; including a cover story in PULP magazine, and numerous articles in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Tribune Review, and more. Visit www,unionproject.org to read more.
Brooke and Justin's work has been seen in several galleries, museums, and magazinesaround the country, including exhibits in Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Washington, Montana, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, and elsewhere.
Some of these exhibits have been at the Andy Warhol Museum, Florida State Museum of Fine Art, AMACO/Brent Factory, Midwest Museum of Art, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Baltimore Clayworks, Clay Times magazine, Miniature Collector Magazine, the National Aviary, and more