Work Shown for Display Brooklyn NYC See. Me Gallery

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I am happy to announce that my work has been chosen to be exhibited in the See.Me Gallery of Brooklyn NYC, as part of  the Exposure 2013 Series. Justine Blount Curator contacted me May 17th and had already chosen the entry she wanted to see blown up on the walls of the gallery in July … Continue reading

“Peep Show” and “2nd Anniversary Show” 3/22

Just in From NSAA Peep Show & Second Anniversary http://www.northshoreacademyofthearts.org REGISTER FOR SPRING CLASSES | NEW! SPRING WORKSHOPS ON PHOTOART AND MAKING RAINSTICKS | ABOUT “PEEP SHOW” | “LA DOLCE VITA” ART TOUR TO ITALY North Shore Academy of the Arts & NSAA’s Arts Mill TWO SHOWS IN ONE! Friday March 22 “Peep Show” & … Continue reading

“Peep Show” and “2nd Anniversary Show” 3/22

Just in From NSAA Peep Show & Second Anniversary http://www.northshoreacademyofthearts.org REGISTER FOR SPRING CLASSES | NEW! SPRING WORKSHOPS ON PHOTOART AND MAKING RAINSTICKS | ABOUT “PEEP SHOW” | “LA DOLCE VITA” ART TOUR TO ITALY North Shore Academy of the Arts & NSAA’s Arts Mill TWO SHOWS IN ONE! Friday March 22 “Peep Show” & … Continue reading

Wisconsin Artisans Travel with their Art to Chelsea London early October.

October is here and the leaves are changing. With it comes a trip to London for an exhibition that will bring the Director the Grafton Arts Mill Paula DeStefanis Christensen and two Grafton Art’s Mill Artisans; Sue Cibulka and artist and arts advocate Valorie Schleicher to Chelsea London for an international Art Show. The International show will showcase artists from 33 countries around the world.

Exhibiting at Northshore Bank Cedarburg WI

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My Photographic works will be exhibited in the Lobby of the Northshore Bank Grafton 2301 Wisconsin Avenue Grafton, WI 53024 262.377.2799 Enjoy images of Fishermen, landscapes, marina’s and fruit markets through the end of August.

Exhibiting at Gallery 224 Fish and Ships Exhibition thru Sept. 3rd 2012

I am Exhibiting in Fish and Ships through Sept 3rd. 2013 Enjoy a afternoon of images from Fish and Ships at Gallery 224 Over 25 participating artists from Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Ozaukee county as well as Stoddard, Wisconsin have contributed to this show. One artist created a series of portraits of people who fish … Continue reading

Festa Italiana Presents Artisans for 2012 Festa Italiana July 19-22nd 2012

All of our Artisans are of Italian descent and represent most of the regions in Italy.

We will have a mix of Authors; this year Art has released a new book, Paul Saline has published a new book and Larry Baldasarro. Hand crafted Artisans: sculptors, jewelry makers, Painters, Photographers, Ornate Plaster workers, Pottery, ornaments, fused glass, illustrators, ring makers, wearable art.

Here is a run down of each of the Artisans and an interview for you to get to know them a little better and be sure to visit us at Festa Italiana 2012 in the Italian Fine Art and Cinema tent.

Grafton Guitar Public Art Work

I delivered my two public art commissions just before I left for Virginia; I was awarded it April 1 and delivered before I visited my friends down south. The Guitar’s that will act as wayfinding, defining  the historical downtown Grafton areacommissioned and  made by five artisans. Artisans worked their magic on metal frames created by  … Continue reading

Press Release: Grafton Guitars From Paula’s Pallette & The Village of Grafton

Paula is the Director of the Arts Mill a division of the NSAA, North Shore Academy of the Arts from her site paulaspallette.wordpress.com  this evening (Grafton, WI) The Village of Grafton’s Public Arts Board has announced their third annual public arts project – Guitar Art. Guitar Art consists of ten metal guitar cut-outs painted by … Continue reading

A few images of my Works over the last year I have been working on a strong woman series and the second part of that is the strong woman series; emerging

A few images of my Works over the last year I have been working on a strong woman series and the second part of that is the strong woman series; emerging The Strong Woman Series is a collection of women’s’ faces within sculptural ground that symbolizes the various moments in ones lives, moments defined through … Continue reading

Val Exhibiting in the MIAD Alumni Exhibition March 23-May 29th

I am pleased to announce I have been juried into the MIAD Alumni Show and exhibition showing March 23-May 29th at the Arts Mill Gallery in Grafton WI, 1300 14th Ave.

MIAD juried three works of Art from the Strong Woman Series

The Strong Woman Series is a collection of women’s’ faces within sculptural ground that symbolizes the various moments in ones lives, moments defined through and about women.

Global Fusion Opens Feb 3rd & International Event Feb 4th

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The Fishermen are in Port Global Fusion soft opening (open to public) Friday Feb 3rd 6-9 and a paid event Saturday Feb 4th,  Saturdays event: Enjoy a great evening that will take you out of the cold weather, and will give you a ride around the world without leaving Grafton. The evening includes: International Art … Continue reading

Val Opening for Global Fusion Feb 3rd & 4th

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International Art Show includes international dinner, International Entertainment, International Merchandise Feb 4th 2012 The Arts Mill Grafton WI.

Vals Photography Opening at Museum of Wisconsin Art: 12/4/2011 1:30-4:00 P.M.

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An Opening reception for one of my Photography works “My Grandfather is a Fishermen” is on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in, West Bend with a reception being held on Sunday, December 4, 1:30 – 4:00 P.M. 2011 Museum of Wisconsin Art is at 300 S. 6th Ave. West Bend, WI Phone: 262-334-9638 … Continue reading

Val Exhibiting in MIAD Alumni & Student Show for Gallery Night Oct 20-22

Autumn Girl

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design will be showing the works of 130 Artisans during Gallery Day and Night Oct 20-22

Val Schleicher Exhibits at Out of the Suitcase IV; MIAD

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Out of the Suitcase IV is a groups of Artisans who have all received grants from the Mary Nohl Foundation Suitcase Fund. The works of all 20 winning artisans will be on display at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) .  It will run from August 20th to October 8th, with an opening … Continue reading

Strong Woman Series is honored with Ness-Wood Award

Strong Woman Series Contentment Lori wins the Ness-Wood Sculpture Award – I am proud to announce that Contentment Lori a part of the strong woman series took a state award at the Pyle Art Center in August 2011. The letter announcing this award was delivered to me and states that ” This award is to … Continue reading

MOCT/Art Bar Hosts Val’s Art works

The Milwaukee Art Beat (MOCT) or the “Art Bar” (240 e. Pittsburg street, Milwaukee WI.) that many of you are firmuliar with is hosting my Art work through mid-late April.

This is a Annie B production, (anniebmusic.com) co-hosted by Nick Ramsey, (Nicholas Ramsey on Facebook) Amanda Iglinski curator (www.aestheticsplendor.com) of the Art show, David Press author (languageliberationfront.blogspot.com) .

Val’s Photography to be featured in Coos Art Museum – Coos Bay Oregon

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I come from a long line of fishermen, (although I did not know that when I was young) and fishing is in my blood; my Ancestors were all Fishermen in Porticello, Solanto, Santa Elia and Santa Flavia, and Baggheria, in the Palermo Province of Sicily.

Paramont Grille Dinner and Art, Grafton Wisconsin

A unique dinning experience offered by the Paramount Grille & Bakehouse; HARVEST AND ART

that brought you to a farm to dine outdoors, a truly unique meal by chief Brian that included
Handmade Chips, Baked Acorn Squash Soup, Oven roasted Apple Stuffed Chicken, Farm Fresh Vegetables
Homemade Bread. Desert was a Rustic Tart with fall fruits by Bakehouse Farms.

Paired with dinner was a wine tasting by Vino 100 of Grafton that complemented the meal. And then there was Art

Valorie Schleicher’s Art @ Janesville Performing Arts Center

Strong Woman Series; Contentment and Warrior Diana are on display at the Janesville Performing Arts Center

Dooryard Gallery News

Some cool news to share these hot July days. First, a few notable gallery events for the calendar, including: Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association (WIPAPA) will hold their next “open paint” in the Village of Elm Grove this Saturday, July 24. Artists will meet at the gallery at 8 a.m., then disburse to various locations … Continue reading

Festa Italiana starts Thrursday July 15th! 2010

Stop by and visit the Fine Art Tent at Festa Italiana, north end of the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee Wisconsin 18 wonderful Italian Artisans will be showing their wears and displaying their Art! The Fine Art tent shares space with the Italian Cinema we are across from the Culture tent! See you there!

Strong Woman Jen & Native Birds on Display at the Shaurer Arts Center thru June 27th

Strong Woman Jen and Native Birds are on display at the Shaurer  Arts Center in Hartford thru the 27th of July. The Native  birds is a wall hanging that doubles as a dry vase for organic leaves, feathers, dried flowers or what ever suites your fancy. Jen has won two awards one Honorable mention at … Continue reading

Spring is here and the call for Art have been posted

Spring is here and the call for Art in Milwaukee County has been posted on our resources page and the events over the last few weeks have kept me quite busy. This year I decided to organize only three shows each one is a well established show with good attendance and great Artisans we are … Continue reading

Strong Woman Series Tina on exhibition in Corpus Christi Texas

The exhibition opens Friday 4/9/2010 at DelMAr College Press release from Corpus Christi: Del Mar College Art – Opening Reception for the 44th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show 4/9/2010 Starts at: 7 p.m. Ends at: 9 p.m. Cost: Free URL: http://www.delmar.edu/art/ Email: rramsey@delmar.edu Description Sponsored by Del Mar College’s Department of Art and … Continue reading