Val Dann's Artist Statement 

I was born in New York City and from my earliest memories art has played an important role in my life. I graduated with a degree in fine art, education and psychology. 

After a career in Communications and Marketing, I relocated from Central California to Southern Oregon. You could say that my life has come full circle, as time allows me to pursue my love of art. 

I enjoy plein air painting and painting in my home studio. My art reflects a broad range of styles with a variety of mediums; including acrylic, charcoal, graphite, encaustic, oil and pastel. Experimentation and pushing the elements of art toward abstraction can be seen in many of my paintings. As you view my art, please remember that a painting is nothing more than an illusion created on a flat surface. I invite you to allow your mind wander and let your eyes explore the space. 

It is You - Who Brings Art to Life !

Plein Air Pastel Painting

Click on "Galleries" - at the top of this page to view my art portfolio 

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Current Memberships:

Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon -  

Grants Pass Art Museum - Grants Pass, Oregon -

Rogue Gallery and Art Center,  Medford, Oregon -

Pastel Artists of Oregon,

2021 Events - Featured Artist at South Stage Cellars the entire month of June. 

2020 Events  

Grants Pass Art Museum Art Auction - February 22

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Celtic Festival  March 6 - 31 - Best of Show "Green Fields of Ireland" 

South Stage Cellars, Jacksonville, Oregon - Guest Artist July - 

2019 Events

Weisinger Family Winery, Ashland, Oregon - Guest Artist November & December -

Olympia Art League, Olympia Washington, Workshop April 24th - Juried Show Reception April 25th 

South Stage Cellars, Jacksonville, Oregon - Guest Artist March -

2018 Events

Rogue Gallery and Art Center - Medford, Oregon,

Community Gallery Show - 2/9 - 3/9/2018 

2017 Events

Belle Fiore Winery - Ashland, Oregon - Guest Artist for the month of March

Cliff Creek Cellars - Gold Hill, Oregon - Guest Artist for the month of May

Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, Medford, Oregon - June 28th thru July 1, 2017

2016 Event - 

" A Grape Celebration" was the painting selected for the Ashland Artist Series award winning Malbec wine label by Platt Anderson Cellars,

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