About the Artist
A long-time resident of Maine, Jude Valentine completed her BFA at the Maine College of Art and received an MFA in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Art.
She has received numerous awards for her work including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, several Special Opportunity Stipends through the New York Foundation for the Arts, artist in residency grants through the New York Council on the Arts, and National Park Service, and an Individual Grant Award from Cornell University Council of Creative Arts. In 2013, one of her landscapes was awarded an Honorable Mention as part of the Pastel 100 competition.
She has exhibited widely in New England and New York. Her work is represented by Northern Tides Gallery in Lubec, The Gallery at Somes Sound in Mt. Desert, and the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast, Maine.
In addition to her studio practice, she has taught art and design classes to youth and adults, through workshops and residencies, and at the college level since 1982. She is currently an adjunct member of the interdisciplinary fine art faculty at the University of Maine in Machias. As an arts administrator, she has worked as a museum educator, headed the New York State Alliance for Arts Education and from 2005-2012 was director of programs at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art in Eastport, Maine. In 2013, she was awarded three, month-long visiting artist residencies at: the Vermont Studio Center, The Stephen Pace House in Stonington, Maine, and as visiting printmaker at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland. During July 2015, she was a resident fellow at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, where she completed 11 paintings for a Percent for Art commission for the Washington County Courthouse in Machias, Maine.
Press and Accolades
October 7, 2015
January 24, 2015
compilation page various dates
- Vermont College of Fine Art, MFA
- Maine College of Art, BFA