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Wearable Expressions - 2/2017
Two New Works at International exhibit of wearable art at Palo Verdes Art Center, CA, oepning Feb, 10, 2017, runway show Feb. 4.
site: Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now - 2/1/2017
Traveling exhibit and Book of curated works of artists and metalsmiths manipulated disabled guns. Conceived and curated by Boris Bally,  "Handshake" by Valerie Mitchell is one of the 81 int'l works.  Recent exhibit East Carolina University, and opening at Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA- Feb 27- June 10, 2017...  for other schedules and info: www.imaginepeacenow.org/supportus/exhibition

Unveiling of Public Arts Medallions - Feb 25, 2012
Unveiling of my 40 Arts District Medallions designed for light poles. in the original Los Angeles Arts District.
Guest speakers: Councilman Jose' Huizar, Arts District BID and myself. Medallions sponsored by a grant from CRA/LA.
A public art project a year in the making the 3 dimensional medallions reflect the history of neighborhood and current artist residency.

California Women Jewelers - sept. 2012
 Craft in America Study Center Exhibit, Los Angeles,CA.Sept 8-oct 27, 2012 http://www.seelearncraft.blogspot.com or http://www.craftinamerica.org

THE NATURE OF JEWELRY - April-July 13, 2013
International Exhibition on Botanical design and symbols at Peninsula School of Art, Door County, WI 

Large group show with ten one of kind works by Valerie Mitchell in silver, copper, enamel and cement.

For brochure and more info:

'30 Years West' exhibit - may 1, 2014
A two person Exhibition at Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA with Sandra Enterline.  We both graduated from
 R.I S. D in jewelry/ light metals, drove across country and have lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco since.  New one of a kind work and special edition work featured. May 1-30, 2014, www.graverslanegallery.com.  8405 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118, ph 215.247.1603

Art Jewelry Forum Blog - June 2014
Interview with Valerie Mitchell and Sandra Enterline, exhibit "Thirty Years West" at Gravers Lane, Philadelpia, by JAF, Jewelry Art Forum  http://www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/30-years-west-sandra-enterline-and-valerie-mitchell

The View From Here - november 2016
Landscape group exhibit At Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles.  Featuring many new one of a kind wall pieces and art jewelry by Valerie Mitchell in sculptural forms relating to desert force fields. Enamel, copper, silver, gold.  Nov-Dec. 2016.

Group Show 'Color and Form' - Feb.10 - March 23, 2012
Taboo Studio, 1615 1/2 West Lewis St, San Diego, CA
619 692 0099 www.taboostudio.com
t-f 11-6, sat 10-5
A collection of recent one of a kind work shown at this art jewelry gallery.

De Novo Gallery exhibit - Jan. 26, 2013
De Novo Gallery presents a 6 person show including a collection of 20 pieces by Valerie Mitchell, in enamel and silver.
The Annual Valentine Show runs through Feb. 23, 2013. hours: Monday- Sat. 10-6. www.denovo.com
250 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Craft2Wear - Oct 1-3
I will be exhibiting at Smithsonian Craft2wear, Oct 1-3 in Washington, DC
www. craft2wear.smithsonian.org

Ogden Museum of Southern Art - April 22-July 15, 2010
'Brooching the Subject: One of a Kind' at the Center for Southern Craft and Design, representing several brooches by Valerie Mitchell. www.ogdenmuseum.org

Arts District Opening - December 7, 2012
Opening Friday, Dec. 7, 6-10 pm and continues  from noon to 6 or 8pm thru Dec. 16. (closed monday). 

Poetry reading Sun, Dec. 9, 4pm

'OBJECT D ART 'at District Gallery, part of Arts District Winterfest 10 day event.
Curated by Valerie Mitchell,  fine craft + design by 5 area artists.
District Gallery, 740 E. Third St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.  


Mendocino Art Center Workshop
July 5-9, 2017  "Cement, Enamel and Electroforming intro" for Art Jewelry and small objects.  Open for enrollment-Workshop taught by Valerie Mitchell at Mendocino Art Center, CA.  3 hours north of San Francisco in a beautiful victorian town by the sea.  Also workshop by Sandra Enterline in hollow form techniques the week before 4th of July.


Alchemy Enamel Exhibit
Int'l Enamel exhibit and Conference by The Enamelist Society at Arrowmont Gallery, Galinbury, TN, summer 2017. www.enamelistsociety.org

10/14/2009 - CERF charm
The release of the 2009-10 charm for the Craft Emergency Relief Fund designed by Valerie Mitchell is available through www.craftemergency.org. Log on to find out more about this great non profit and to order a limited edition oxidized sterling charm inspired by the pod from the great Red Cedar tree, a 3 dimensional contour study, 32 x 12mm.

Ornament Magazine feature
The april 2010 issue of Ornament magazine features an article on Valerie Mitchell. Ornament Magazine, Inc. P.O. Box 2349 San Marcos, CA 92079 760.599.0222 http://www.ornamentmagazine.com/
Find the PDF link to read the article on my home page.

2/20/2012 - 54 Art District Medallions
Arts District BID unveils First-ever Public art to mark and celebrate history of creative community in Downtown Los Angeles.
Unveiling of Public Art Medallion Project designed and created by art district artist and resident Valerie Mitchell. The 40 medallions for light poles was funded by a grant from the CRA/LA. Unveiling Sat, Feb. 25, 2012, 10:30 am. see Events.

6/9/2014 - Art Jewelry Forum Interview
Read the recent Interview on Art Jewelry Forum Blog about the two person show "30 years west" with Valerie Mitchell and Sandra Enterline.  http://www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/30-years-west-sandra-enterline-and-valerie-mitchell 

5/6/2015 - Legends Week Los Angeles
Major Design installation featuring Hammer and Spear in Legend Design Week window, chess set and bridge series shown, until beginning of June. more info:   www.hammerandspear.com

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Exhibit
Exhibited new work in October of 2014 and 2015.

Awarded Best in Jewelry 2014.

10/14/2009 - 944 Magazine article
Featured in the October '09 Art & Architecture issue, the 4th Street Bridge collar in gold with article on Valerie Mitchell, pg 19. www.944.com

2/1/2012 - Int'l Enamel Exhibit
My work is part of the 12th Biennial In'tl Enamel exhibit continues its museum tour at the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN this spring 2012.

ARTS District Opening
Start Date:12/4/2012

Date Caption: December 7, 2012

Title: Arts District Opening

'OBJECT D ART 'at District Gallery, part of Arts District Winterfest 10 day event.

Curated by Valerie Mitchell,  fine craft + design by 5 area artists, including art jewelry by Valerie Mitchell, glass by Katherine Gray, recycled wall assembledge by Iva Hladis, anodized clocks by Chris Brightman and poetry books and prints by Deborah Meadows.  District Gallery, 740 E. Third St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.  In the heart of the Arts district, 

For music and Winterfest event listings: http://www.facebook.com/artsdistrictwinterfest; www.ladadspace.com

6/17/2008 - new book release of '500 Pendants'
A beautiful book by Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, featuring the art of pendants and the never ending personal interpretations. Curated by owners of Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco. Two photos of Valerie Mitchell jewelry. www.larkbooks.com, www.velvetdavinci.com

"Sidewalk" pendant
from the "4th Street Bridge" series. Cement, mica and sterling in a 6x2" handpoured cement display base.


4 Person Art Jewlery exhibit at Yun Gee Park Gallery, 4226 E. 2nd St. Tucson, AZ 85711, Nov. 18, 2017 until Feb. 2018.

traveling museum show, PBS series and book in which Valerie Mitchell's tiara 'A Walk on the Fourth Street Bridge' was on exhibition and in the book 'Craft in America' by j. lauria and s.fenton.
Exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portand, Oregon; Mingei Int'l Museum, San Diego, CA; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX, and Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

The Arts District Medallions I designed as a public commission are up on the 40 lightpoles in the downtown arts district. see featured work.

online  interview with Valerie Mitchell and Sandra Enterline, "Thirty Years West".

Magazine Feature April 2010 on Valerie Mitchell, see home page for PDF link to article.

Featured in Legends Design week

Jewelerswerk Galerie-fine art jewelry gallery
2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20006

American Craft Council, home of Craft Magazine and ACC public shows. San Francisco, CA, and others.

THE non profit for craft artists in need. You can contribute by purchasing a charm designed by various artists for CERF. The 2009 charm is designed by Valerie Mitchell, in oxidized silver, and will be available at SOFA, Chicago and through the CERF web site. They are limited in number.

fine contemporary jewelry gallery in Palo Alto, CA

Freehand Gallery
8413 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Museum of Contemporary Crafts,
724 Northwest Davis Street
Portland, OR.
Represented in the Gallery.

Society of North American Goldsmiths and Metalsmith Magazine site.  Holds annual conference in various locations for artists, educators, makers, designers and collectors.  2013 will be in Toronto, Canada.
a few Published articles on Valerie Mitchell jewelry in Metalsmith Magazine are:

'Exhibition in Print', vol.23 (4) 2003

Review- Spring 1999, 45

'Exhibition in Print', Spring 1995, 53

Spring 1994, 46

Lighting store
402 Ingalls St #23
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Artist, printer, painter and designer. Located at the Brewery Art Colony, Los Angeles. Origins Extinct series of collage wall art including old computer motherboards and drawings of past Los Angeles architecture.


Art Jewelry Gallery
1615 1/2 West Lewis St.
San Diego, CA 92103

Telluride Gallery of Art, Telluride, CO

VelvetDaVinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Contemporary Art Jewelry and objects

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, outside of Seattle. Beautiful fine art/craft/design museum and organizers of Art Fair in July. Valerie Mitchell will be in booth Q-29 in 2008 and also represented in the musuem store.

Craft Alliance Gallery
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

Art jewelry gallery, fine jewelry, design and fine art painting gallery in northeast harbor, Maine. showing this summer 'Set in Cement', group show with one of a kind work by Valerie Mitchell and others.

Thomas Mann Gallery I/O
1812 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

link to October09 Art and Archtecture issue of Los Angeles 944 Magazine with article on Valerie Mitchell and 4 th Street Bridge neckcollar, pg 19. also go to 944.com