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consultant , sculptor

Baxter Smith Rains, American sculptor, consultant. Member International Sculpture Center, Washington, 1988—1994; board governors Vector Arts Endowment, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, from 1997; founder Barbara Osmundsen and Baxter Rains Foundation, from 2008.


Rains, Baxter Smith was born on July 2, 1938 in Atlanta. Son of Baxter, Junior and Elinor (Nelson) Rains.


Studied, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1964—1965. Studied, Atlanta College Art, 1966—1968. Bachelor of Visual Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1968.

Master of Fine Arts, University Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1975.


Teacher The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, 1969—1971. Instructor Atlanta College Art, 1969—1971, University Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1972—1975, Brevard Art Center and Museum, Melbourne, Florida, 1992. Professor Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, 2000—2002.

Adjunct professor Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, 2000—2002. Adjunct professor art Brovard Community College, Melbourne, from 2006. Director, evening school Atlanta College Art, 1970.

Founder, executive director Sculptural Arts Museum, Atlanta, 1980—1982. Consultant United States President's Council on Handicapped, 1981—1982, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Viera, Florida, 2003, Brevard Museum Art and Science, Melbourne, Florida, 2003—2004. Board directors Arts Festival of Atlanta, 1982—1985.

Artist-in-charge Hope Dragon Foundation, Merritt Island, Florida, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1967-1968, The Westminster Schools, 1969, 1971, Galeria Roma, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1973-1974, Pine Valley Ranch, Pine, Colorado, 1977, El Rancho, Colorado, 1977, Gallery Danielli, Toronto, 1979, Washington World Galleries, 1979, Southside Studio Sculpture Show, Richmond, Virginia, 1990-1991, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, Florida, 1992, Brevard Museum Art & Science, 2003, Indian River Sculpture Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, 2004, Vero Beach (Florida) Museum Art, 2005, King Center the Performing Arts, Melbourne, Florida, 2007, exhibitions include High Museum Art, Atlanta, 1969, Mint Museum Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970, Galeria Del Conde, San Miguel de Allende, 1972-1973, Fiesta de Santa Fe, 1977, Museum of Touch, Atlanta, 1980, Christian-Brydon Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1989-1991, Brigantine Gallery, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1993, Raleigh Gallery, Design Center of Americas, Dania, Florida, 1992-1995, Gaier Contemp. Gallery, Orlando, Florida, 1994-1996, Raleigh Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, 1995-1997, Vero Beach Museum Art, 2000-2003, Represented in permanent collections Brevard Museum Art & Science, Melbourne, Florida, Radford University Sculpture Garden, Virginia, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Piedmont Hospital, Georgia State University Museum, The Trane Corporation, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hospital, Brooklyn, City of Atlanta, Office of the Mayor, First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, St. Francis Gardens, Albuquerque, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Melbourne, Florida, commissioned, Parkway Industrial Park, Baltimore, 1987, Freedom 7 Community Center, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1992, Child Care Association of Brevard, Cocoa, Florida, 2004.


Member International Sculpture Center, Washington, 1988—1994. Board governors Vector Arts Endowment, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, from 1997. Founder Barbara Osmundsen and Baxter Rains Foundation, from 2008.


  • Other Interests

    Archery, gardening.


Married Barbara Osmundsen, September 20, 1986. Children: Anne Douglass, David Sinclair, Elinor Houston, Holly Christine Delaney.

Baxter Rains

Elinor (Nelson) Rains

Barbara Osmundsen

Anne Douglass Rains

David Sinclair Rains

Elinor Houston Rains

Holly Christine Delaney Rains