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  • “Strong Woman Series: Emerging,Warrior Priestess”Strong Woman Series: Emerging,Warrior Priestess

    The Strong Woman Series is a collection of womenâs' faces within sculptural ground that symbolizes the various moments in ones lives. Warrior Priestess symbolizes the magic, mysticism and power of the Goddess.

Valorie Schleicher

  • Art
  • Film
  • Design
I am an Art Professional I am a Film Professional I am a Design Professional

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artist bio

Education

2001 Graduate Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI. Degrees in Fine Art, Sculpture & Communication Design
2001 International Studies: Burren College of Art, BallyVaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
1994 Graduate Cardinal Stritch University, Whitefish Bay WI.
1981-1984 University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Scholarship-Grants
2010 Out of the Suitcase Fund
2000-2001 Mary Nohl Merit Scholarship in Sculpture, through MIAD
Awards & Recognition
2011 April Channel 10 Great Art Auction; Juried Art Award Winner, Strong Woman Series; Queen Tina; Jury Undisclosed
August: Pyle Arts Center, Madison WI. State wide Exhibition Juried Art Award Winner Ness-Wood Award, Strong Woman Series; Contentment Lori
2010 April Channel 10 Great Art Auction Juried Art Award Winner Strong Woman Series; Jen Jury/Judge undisclosed
State Award winner Strong Woman Series; Contentment; Lori, Judge Jack Zellner,
2006 April 2006: 75 Most Influential Women in Milwaukee, Women of Influence, Visual Arts Scene, Art City

Selected Exhibitions

2011 Nov2011-Jan 2012 Museum of Wisconsin Art
Dec 2010-Feb 2011 Coos Art Museum, Fish & Fishing Exhibition Coos Bay Oregon
April Channel 10 Great Art Auction; Juried Art Award Winner, Strong Woman Series; Queen Tina; Jury Undisclosed
July - Sept; Pyle Arts Center, Madison WI. Juried Art Award Winner Ness-Wood Award, Strong Woman Series; Contentment Lori
Aug Janesville Performing Arts Center, Honorable Mention Strong Woman Series; Jen
Aug-Oct: Mary Nohl; Out of the Suitcase VI, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
2010 January: Whitewater Cultural Arts Center Honorable mention Strong Woman Series; Jen Judge Amy Arnston
April: 44th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculptures Show Del Mar College Fine Art Center Judge Ronald Koehler
April: Channel 10 Great Art Auction Juried Art Award Winner Strong Woman Series; Jen Jury/Judge undisclosed
April - May Oconomowoc Arts Center Honorable Mention; Lillie
May - June Schauer Arts Center Honorable Mention Strong Woman Series; Jen, Judge Joyce Eesley
August Janesville Performing Arts Center, State Award winner Strong Woman Series; Contentment; Lori, Judge Jack Zellner,
2009 June: Artists in Motion Series Bayshore WI. Art in Swing
2008 January: Garibaldi Gallery, Italian Community Arts & Cultural Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
2007 April: Taste of Italy, Italian Community Arts & Cultural Center, Milwaukee WI
May: Wildscapes, Franklin Cultural Center, Franklin WI.
2006 April; The Art of Nature, Franklin Cultural Center, Franklin WI.
2005 June: Cedarburg Arts Center, Cedarburg, WI.
Aug-Dec: Oliver�s Fine Art Gallery, St. Frances WI.
2004 April: Westend Arts Association, Wauwatosa, WI.
June: Cedarburg Arts Center, Cedarburg, WI.
2003 May: Westside Arts Association Fine Art Show, Wauwatosa, WI
July: A Garden Walk Fine Art Show, Fox Point WI.
November �December: Oliver�s Fine Art Gallery, St. Frances WI.
2001 April: Inner City Arts Council, Similarities & Diversities Multicultural Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI.
March: The Land Remembers Ireland Photography, Milwaukee Institute of Art & design, Milwaukee, WI.
Solo Exhibitions: Aug-Sept 2001 Fox Point School District, Fox Point WI.

Publications/Press

2011 September: Wisconsin Regional Artist Association, Annual State Wide Art Exhibition, catalogue
2011 February: Italian Times: Spotlight on Cultural Arts; Artist Recognition & Photography
2010 May: Living Lake Country Artist Honorable Mention
June: Italian Times June Artist Interview
July: Italian Times June Artist Appearance
2008 October Italian Times: Artist Interview
2007 Italian Times Ceramic Mural Created with Italian Students; Artist Interview & work
2006 April: Franklin Cultural Center, Art of Nature Brochure
April: Italian Times First All Italian Fine Art Show, Artist Appearance & Commission
April: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 75 Most Influential Women in Milwaukee, Women of Influence, Visual Arts Scene, Art City
2005 September: Wauwatosa News Times, Artist Interview
May 20th Milwaukee Journal sentinel: Skaters Set Artist Wheels Turning; Artist Project
2004 April 29th: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Art walk to look at slice of west side life; Artist Work Mona Lisa
2003 Aug 21, Wauwatosa News Times, Our Town, Artist Appearance
2003 July 19: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, A Walk in a Garden Show, Artist Appearance
2003 May 1st: Wauwatosa News Times, Our Town, Take the Scenic Route, Artist Interview & work.
1999 April/June Issue Walkers Point Times; Artist Photography.
1997 August Milwaukee Magazine; Learning for Life, Artist interview

artist statement

As an Artist Valorie utilize both sculpture and photography to express my art. Both have allowed her to view the people of world in fragments assigned to cultures, ages, gender and moments in time that define these. Valorie is always in awe of people and the opinions that make them tick; not that she want you to get her version of life but rather Val wants to understand yours. So for one moment in time she really sees you as a fragment that belongs to a whole and put that in clay or onto film.

Recently her work explores the nature of women, how we see women and how women are a reflection of men, our society and culture. The Strong Woman Series is a collection of faces within sculptural ground that symbolizes the various moments in ones lives, cultures and history. The strong Woman Series has received 11 awards over the last year. Val�¢ï¿½ï¿½s Photography is culturally based and covers both her ancestral home lands of Italy and Ireland. Her work has been exhibited across the nation and in Italy.

Valorie Schleicher a sculptor and owner of V.L. Schleicher Sculptures LLC an individual artist committed to the exposure, and enrichment of the arts in the areas of kids, community and culture. Over the years she has not only pursued her art full time, she has purposed, organized and executed a number of community events that enriched the lives of each of these. As an Artist Valorie believe that her contribution to the community and society not only comes from her work, but also her activities bringing avenues for others, to emerge, participate and promote the Arts.

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