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Free Golden Paints Presentation

A message from our presenter, Valerie Allen.

"I would like to invite you to join me in a vibrant discussion centered around you and the versatile world of Golden Artist Colors. This event aims to foster an open and collaborative atmosphere, creating a platform for us to delve into questions you may have. I will bring a focus to pastels, in particular PanPastel, and the gels, grits, and pastes available to create interesting surfaces to draw upon. Together, we will explore new and innovative concepts available for artists today. I am genuinely excited about the prospect of hearing your thoughts as artists in the Muncie Artists Guild and the Premiere Pastel Society of Indiana. We will collectively navigate the boundless possibilities offered by GOLDEN. This 90-minute event is FREE, please bring your questions and valued insights to contribute to this event. I'm looking forward to being with you on September 4, 2024!"



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Free GOLDEN Paints Demonstration

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

6:00 PM

Minnetrista Museum and Gardens

Cantina Room

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Valerie Allen, Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors 

Valerie Allen is a visual artist living in Michigan. She received her BFA from University of Cincinnati. She is a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors of New Berlin, New York and is founder and co-host of Art Ladders: The Creative Climb with Valerie Allen and Armin Mersmann Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. As the former curator for Studio 23 in Bay City, Michigan, she presented over 30 exhibits with the focus on visual arts in Mid-Michigan including the Land to River Exhibition collaboration with Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy in Michigan. In the summer of 2022, she was awarded All-Area Great Lakes Bay Region Artist of the year. Allen has exhibited nationally including the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing in Santa Fe, New Mexico and National Collage Society Exhibition in Massachusetts. Her work has shown at Site: Brooklyn in New York and her paintings were included in the American Abstract Painters exhibit for the 25th anniversary of the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania. Internationally, Allen was a featured artist in the Mostra Internazionale di Pittura in Materna, Italy curated by Pino Nicoletti. Valerie Allen has lectured across the Midwest on painting with acrylics. These lectures are presented at art departments, guilds, and associations. She has taught art at Delta College, Kirtland Community College, Alpena Community College, Northwood University, Midland Center for the Arts, Studio 23, Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center, and conducted workshops across the country. She currently teaches online classes through Art Ladders: The Creative Climb and is a master artist for based in Calgary, Canada. Allen has juried exhibits that include 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 was the juror for the 2021 Great Northern International Art Explosion. She has attended artists residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, Wave Pool Gallery in Ohio, Golden Foundation in New York, Port Austin Artist Residency in Michigan, and Golden Apple Residency in Maine. Her permanent studio is in Midland, Michigan with a summer studio near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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