Lecture/demonstration by Valerie Allen - September 11
You may remember Valerie Allen came and did a Golden Artist Lecture for SDA-Michigan.
Valerie Allen - September 11
On Wednesday, September 11 Valerie Allen, Golden Certified Working Artist and juror of the Grosse Pointe ART Center's most recent exhibition "Our Rivers, Our Lakes" will offer a lecture/demonstration. The event is free and will be from 7:00-9:00 pm, but reservations are required as there is limited seating. To register call the Grosse Pointe ART Center at
Valerie Allen is a professional artist residing in Michigan. She and her husband, artist Armin Mersmann, live and work in their studio/home near Midland Center for the Arts and Dow Gardens.
She is on the faculty of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art and has taught art at several Midwest colleges including Delta College at University Center, Michigan and Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Her class and workshop topics include "The Sky has Limits-Controlling the Chaos of Mixed Media" , "The Secret Garden-A Mixed Media approach to Landscape" and “Explore the Possibilities-Innovations in Acrylics”. She is also an associate in the International Working Artists Program sponsored by New York based Golden Artist Colors-Fine Art Acrylics.
Valerie has exhibited art nationally including the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing Exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the 18th Annual National Collage Society Juried Exhibit at the Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts. In August 2007, she was awarded the prestigious Special Award of Merit at the 47th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition juried by Karl Umluaf, Artist in Residence at Baylor University, Texas. She was also included in the October 2007 exhibition “Heart Rate-The Artistic Pulse of Post-Industrial Michigan” at the Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan. Valerie's work was showcased in the Michigan Governor's Residence for 2009. She has participated in the 2009 and 2010 Artprize International Exhibit in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her painting, "Taiko" was curated into St. Cecilia Music Center for Artprize 2011.