Awards and Recognition

Valerie has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors at regional and national exihibitions, not to mention being featured in print publications such as Southwest Art or cable television networks such as the Food Network. A few highlights are listed below:

2014

August 2014

AIS Signature Member

Valerie was awarded Signature Member status within the American Impressionist Society.

American Impressionist Society
http://www.americanimpressionistsociety.org/members.html


2013

October 2013

14th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's painting, enititled "Creekside" was accepted into the 14th annual national exhibition. Valerie is now a Signature Member of the AIS, as this is the 6th time her work has been accepted into the national juried exhibition since 2005.

M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
http://www.mgalleryse.com/


August 2013

Plein Air Painting on the Yellowstone

Patron's Purchase Award - "Hollyhocks"
People's Choice Award - "Hollyhocks"
3rd Place Award, Traditional - "Gambler's Shack"

Livingston, Montana


April 2013

Artist Association of Northern Colorado 22nd Annual National Art Exhibition

Honorable Mention - "Creekside"

Fort Collins, Colorado
http://www.artistsassoc.org/text/2013-show-awards.html


2012

October 2012

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition

Valerie's piece, entitled "Sandcastles" was selected for the 2012 Western Regional Juried Exhibition.

Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado
http://www.gallery1261.com/


2011

July 2011

Southwest Art Feature Article with Kevin Weckbach

Valerie was one of three of Kevin's students featured in the July 2011 issue of Southwest Art.

Southwest Art Magazine, July 2011 Issue
http://www.southwestart.com/featured/kevin-weckbach-blazing-a-trail


2010

October 2010

11th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's piece, entitled "Asleep in Fechin's Garden" was selected for the 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition.

Richland Fine Art, Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.richlandfineart.com/


2008

January 2008

9th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's piece, entitled "Almost Carmen" was selected for the 9th Annual National Juried Exibition.

Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California
http://www.codagallery.com/


2007

September 2007

Oil Painters of America Central Regional Juried Exhibition

South Wind Gallery, Topeka, Kansas
http://www.southwindartgallery.com/


August 2007

Annual Boulder County Humane Society Benefit Exhibition

Valerie was selected to be the guest artist for the annual Boulder County Humane Society Benefit at the Smith-Klein Gallery in downtown Boulder.

Smith-Klein Gallery
http://www.smithklein.com/


May 2007

8th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's piece entitled "Kate in the Corn" received the William Schultz Oil Award at the 8th annual juried exhibition.

Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.hilligossgalleries.com/


2006

September 2006

One Woman Show at Tierra Montana Gallery

Valerie's work was featured in a one-woman show at the Tierra Montana Gallery in her home town of Livingston, Montana.

Tierra Montana Gallery, Livingston, Montana


May 2006

Salon International Exhibition of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art

Valerie's piece, entitled "Roadside Attraction" was selected for her third consecutive appearance in this prestigious exhibition at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.

Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
http://www.imcm.org/si/viewmultiple.asp?page=exhibit&showyear=2006


April 2006

7th Annual American Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition

Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas
http://www.rockportartcenter.com/main/


January 2006

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's work was selected for the third consecutive year for the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition. Her piece entitled "As I Put Out to Sea" sold during the exhibition.

Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
http://www.danagallery.com/


2005

May 2005

Taos News "Tempo" featured Artist

Valerie's piece, "Little Dancer" was selected to appear in the Tempo section of the Taos News, along with Walt Gonske's "San Luis Valley Winter" in a feature article on the 2005 American Impressionist Society Exhibition at Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery.

Taos, New Mexico


May 2005

Salon International Exhibition of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art

Valerie's piece entitled "Afternoon Sun" was selected.

Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
http://www.imcm.org/si/viewmultiple.asp?page=exhibit&showyear=2005


May 2005

6th Annual American Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's piece entitled "Little Dancer" was selected for the 2005 AIS National Juried Exhibition.

Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico


May 2005

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

Valerie's piece entitled "Sweet Peas" was selected for the 2005 National Juried Exhibition at Hilligoss Galleries in Chicago, Illinois.

Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.hilligossgalleries.com/


2004

May 2004

Salon International Exhibition of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art

Valerie's piece entitled "Red Hen" was selected for the for the 2004 Salon International Exhibition at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.

Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
http://www.imcm.org/si/viewmultiple.asp?page=exhibit&showyear=2004


2003

October 2003

1st Annual Angel Fire Plein Aire Painting Competition

2nd Place Winner - "Room with a View"

Angel Fire, New Mexico


September 2003

Harwood Museum "Painting Ledoux" Plein Aire Painting Competition

Winner, Representational Category - "Casa de Flores"

Harwood Gallery, Taos, New Mexico


July 2003

Bobby Flay's Food Nation

Valerie was a featured guest on the Taos episode of Bobby Flay's Food Nation, a syndicated television series on the Food Network, which highlights regional foods from around the country. Mr. Flay purchased the piece Val created during the taping of the show.

Taos, New Mexico


2002

December 2002

Enchanted Homes Magazine Cover Artist

Valerie was selected to be the cover artist for the November/December issue of Enchanted Homes, a Taos area Real Estate magazine.