Valerie received her BFA from University of Cincinnati. She is on the faculty of Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center near Detroit. Valerie is the curator at Studio 23 in Bay City, Michigan. As a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors, she gives lectures in the Midwest on acrylic painting. Valerie has exhibited nationally in the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing in Santa Fe, National Collage Society Exhibit at Montserrat College of Art, “Heart Rate-The Artistic Pulse of Post-Industrial Michigan” at Buckham Gallery,“From Margin to Center: Explorations in Mixed Media”at Central Michigan University. At the 47th Greater Michigan Art Exhibit, she received Award of Merit from juror Karl Umlauf, of Baylor University. She was selected into ArtFutura 2013, 2014, 2016 where she received Honorable Mention by James Rondeau, curator of Contemporary Art and now the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago. She exhibited at Woman Made gallery in 2014 and Project Gallery, Arts Miami in 2015. As a participant of Artprize since the beginning, she has shown at: 2009-Amway Grand, 2010 and 2012 Cathedral Square, 2011 St. Cecilia Music Center, 2013 Fifth Third Center, 2014 Cathedral Square, 2015 (106) Gallery-Calvin College, 2016 City Water Building-Richard App Gallery.
Valerie's ArtPrize Entries
These are Valerie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Valerie's Past Work
These are images of past work that Valerie has done.