Valerie Allen is a professional artist living in Michigan. She received her BFA from University of Cincinnati. She is curator of Studio 23 in Bay City, Michigan and a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors of New Berlin, New York.
Valerie has exhibited nationally including the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the National Collage Society in Massachusetts. Recently her work was shown at Site: Brooklyn in New York.
She has lectured across Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana on painting with acrylics. These lectures are presented at art departments, art guilds, art stores and associations.
Valerie has juried exhibits in the Midwest, including Anton Art Center’s Michigan Annual XLVIII, Ann Arbor Women Artists Summer Show, Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition by Indiana’s Southside Art League and Midland Center for the Arts Summer Art Fair.
She recently curated a collaborative exhibit with Studio 23 and Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy titled “Land to River” and films weekly art demonstrations for Studio 23.