Artist Valarie Pothier-Forrester

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Valarie received both her Bachelors Degree in Art Education from the University of Florida,  and a Master of Arts Degree. She took course work at Penland and John C. Campbell. She worked several years at the Florida Museum of Natural History and wrote curriculum for the Harn Museum of Art  during her years as an art teacher for the School Board of Alachua County.
But long fascinated by the challenge of Plein Air Painting, after retirement from teaching in 2013, she  has become an avid plein air painter, organizing a group of painters in and around St. Augustine, Florida and scheduling weekly outings to a variety of venues. She also paints with the First Coast Plein Air Painters from Jacksonville, Florida as often as possible and has participated in quick draw events such as the Wekiva Springs Paint Out.She is now a member of:Oil Painters of AmericaFlorida Plein Air First Coast Plein Air PaintersAnastasia Plein Air group. (administrator)Plein Air Flagler Paint Outs:OPA Paint Out @ Cutter and Cutter St. AugustineOPA Great St. Augustine Paint OutFind Your Park National Fair Oaks Invitational St. Augustine Plein Air Paint OutPalm Beach Plein Fun FestThe Melrose Bay Gallery Open Air Arts Gallery of Local Art's Flagler Beach Paint award winnerSanta Fe Springs Paint outRomanza on AvilesA Brush With Nature at Jacksonville ArboretumGuest Artist of South Niagara ArtistsSt. Augustine Plein Air Paint OutJuried Shows:First Coast Plein Air Painters Spring Show 2018 - !st Place WinnerThe Cutting Edge, SAAASt. Augustine Art Association Marvelous MiniaturesLightner Museum Find Your Park Plein AirSt. Augustine Art Association Forever FloridaSmithsonian Waterways Exhibit, St. Johns River, Palatka, FloridaImpressions of the Southeast Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural Center Other exhibits include works at:Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural CenterLanza Gallery High SpringsRum 138 GalleryThe Butterfield Garage The Hubley GalleryCrystal Ball Cafe, Crystal Beach, OntarioSouth Niagara Studio Tour, Ontario Valarie [...]

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