Valerie Freeman – American Artist

“Mediterranean Masterpiece” Crystal Cruises

Joining the Crystal Cruises Gala, aboard Crystal Serenity from Istanbul, Turkey to Monte Carlo, Monaco, July 1- July 13; I set sail with 12 glorious days of inspiration from my waking hours prior sunrise to twilight moonrises. Visiting the exquisite ports of Mykonos, Athens, Navplion Taormina, Sorrento and Civitavecchia;
I captured the voyage via watercolors, journal sketches and poetry in my first Shutterfly published journal.
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Also aboard was avidcruiser Ralph Grizzle with his son Alex, experiencing and writing posts, here is a link to a review Ralph wrote about my inspirations.

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Valerie Freeman Studio interview by Chris Ritke

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Ojai Valley Museum “Hang 10”

ember-gotta-itch-bronze-web“Ember – Gotta Itch” Bronze 1/35 is on exhibit at the Ojai Valley Museum April 19 through June 12, 2012.

The exhibition celebrates the 10th Anniversary for the Ojai Studio Artists annual exhibition at the museum.

130 West Ojai Ave
805 640-1390

Artist Reception
Saturday June 2, 5-7pm

Ember Gotta Itch bronze-web

Posted 5 years, 5 months ago at 10:52 am.

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Freeman wins 2nd & 3rd Place at Equine Exhibition

anyx-48-x-60“Anyx” 48×60 mixed media painting won 3rd Place Award at the Equine Exhibition, Ojai Art Center and “Aulun”, 34″ ceramic sculpture received 2nd Place Award.  The exhibit runs through February 29th.

Equine Collector, Art Advisor, Ventura Gallery owner, Sylvia White had the honors of being the judge and selecting the 3 awards for the exhibition.  First place award went to Kate Hoffman for her “Red Horse” painting and there are several honorable mentions including Sylvia Raz, Bruce Tomkinson, Amadea Bailey, Ray Brown, Mary Ogle and Susannah Sofaer Kramer.

The exhibition fundraiser for The Equine Sanctuary has raised almost $500 so far with a fabulous award reception and the very talented Preacher’s Blues Band performing with wine donated by Bocalli’s and Trader Joes.

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Photo from left to right Sylvia Raz, Amadea Bailey, Alexis Ells, Valerie Freeman and Kate Hoffman.

Posted 5 years, 7 months ago at 12:36 pm.

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Equine Exhibition at Ojai Center for the Arts

bella-rosa-onward-cropJoin our fundraiser for Ojai’s Equine Sanctuary by submitting your equine artworks on February 3rd from 10-1pm at the Ojai Center for the Arts, located at 113 S. Montgomery Street.  An artist reception to follow on February 5th from 1-3pm with cash awards judged by equine art collector and prestigious Ventura gallery owner/consultant, Sylvia White.

All media, and ready for hanging with wire, no saw tooth hangers and framed or gallery wrapped canvases accepted and maximum size 48″ x 48″ and less than 60lbs.

$15 for 1, $30 for 2 and $40 for 3 submitted pieces for Center members.  Non-members may purchase one month membership for $10 or year membership for $35.  All works must be available for sale with the Center receiving a 30% commission and part of the Center commission with be donated to the Equine Sanctuary.  Please email me for further information and I look forward to seeing you!

Posted 5 years, 8 months ago at 10:18 pm.

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Equine Exhibit at Bella Rosa Gallery Jan 5-31

Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday, monthly downtown art walk will host my reception on Thursday, January 5th from 5-8pm with my solo exhibition of Equine paintings & sculptures at Bella Rosa Gallery 1103 State Street, Santa Barbara.  Gotta Itch Ceramic

Posted 5 years, 8 months ago at 9:39 am.

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“Blue Bolt” wins First Place, Ojai Valley Museum

Wow, one show, two awards!
I’m so pleased “Blue Bolt” one fire ceramic created at Beatrice Wood’s Center for the Arts one First Prize at the Ojai Valley Museum of Art through December 31st.  And “Gold Rush” painting won an Honorable Mention.  This has sparked quite a bit of interest and here are a few editorials for more details.
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Ventura Star “Sculptor Painter lets work run wild”

Ojai Valley Museum winning Artists

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Ojai Studio Art Tour

"Compassion"“Compassion” mixed media painting
Ojai Center for the Arts Sept. 30 – Nov. 10

Ojai Studio Art Tour Oct. 8-9 from 10am-5pm
Reception Oct. 8 from 7pm-9pm

Posted 5 years, 11 months ago at 10:25 pm.

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Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts…………………….. October 7-November 20, 2011


“Gotta Itch – Aulun”
One fire ceramic mixed media, 29″ x 26″ x 11″
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Created in Beatrice Wood’s Ojai studio and on exhibit at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts as part of the “Ojai Visions” exhibition with over 50 Ojai Studio Artists..

A retrospective of Wood’s artworks are on exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through March in conjunction with the Pacific Standard Time Project.

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28th ANNUAL OJAI ARTISTS TOUR……………. OCTOBER 8TH AND 9TH 2011

Ojai Studio Artists will have their studios open to the public for show and sale of works.
Please join us for a fun filled weekend in the valley.

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