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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2012

HEIGHT, WIDTH, DEPTH, TIME Boston Sculptors Gallery Celebrates 20 years Boston, MA

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SCULTURE SYMPOSIUM Hong Kong, China

HOME/HOGAR, two person show SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery New York, NY

BONE STRUCTURES, Chaffee Gallery, Rutland VT
 

2011 III International Sculpture Symposium, El Trebol, Santa Fe, Argentina
ARTES SIN FRONTERAS, Lima , Peru
ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE ESCULTORES, Ayacucho, Peru
2010 INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM – West Rutland, VT Marble sculpture


2010-12
BENCH PROJECT, Ayacucho, Peru – Rutland, VT stone benches for public places in collaboration with youth and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

WALKING WITH MEMORIES – Boston, MA Permanent outdoor sculpture installation

2006-11 CULTURAL EXCHANGE, Ayacucho, Peru – Resident Artist sponsored by Carving Studio of VT, MADRE and Chirapaq

 
2009 SOTO STUDIO, Boston, MA Sculpture and installation

STONEFEST 2009, Seattle, WA Guest Carver

 
2008 CARVING STUDIO & SCULPTURE CENTER, West Rutland, VT Solo show “Walking with Memories”

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM - NWSSA, Mt. Vernon, WA Guest Artist

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM – SIAS International University Zhengzhou, China

 
2007 SCULPTUREFEST, West Rutland, VT Limestone installation “Walking with Memories”

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Brussels, Belgium, Marble sculpture

 
2006 INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Sumter, SC - "Connections - Cultural Exchange" Curator & Participant

STONE GARDEN, Boston, MA - Permanent outdoor sculpture installation

2005 ACCESSIBILITY 2005, Sumter, SC - Permanent outdoor sculpture installation, Limestone & Granite

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART, Columbia, SC - "Totem" Sculpture Installation

4th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Thassos, Greece - Marble Sculpture

1st INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Murnau, Germany - Limestone Sculpture

INTERNATIONAL SNOW SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Quebec City, Canada

 

2004

7th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH Granite sculpture
MOTOAZABU GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan - “Fighting Back” Amnesty International show “Come Back Later” Installation


2003 HAMPDEN GALLERY, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA - “The Journey - part 2” Interactive commentary
BUTTSTOP ART, Springfield, MA - Two benches for City of Springfield/PVTA bus routes (Sculpture, painting)
2002 MANHAN RAIL TRAIL MURAL, Easthampton, MA - Mural with community participation for bicycle trail
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM, Worcester, MA - Faculty Show
2001 HAMPDEN GALLERY, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA - “The Journey” Sculpture Installation
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM, Worcester, MA - Faculty Show
2000 JEKYLL ISLAND MUSEUM, Jekyll Island, GA - Gallery show: Driftwood Beach Project
DRIFTWOOD BEACH PROJECT, Jekyll Island, GA - Public art event: Sculpture, installation, performance and video
1999 ALMA DE MUJER/LAS MANITAS, Austin, TX - International Women’s Day - Group Show (sculpture)
1998 MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM, Austin, TX - Group show
GUADALUPE CULTURAL CENTER, San Antonio, TX - 14th Annual Juried Women’s Art Exhibit - Group Show (Sculpture)
1997 BOSNIA BOOK PROJECT, Chelsea, MA - Book/Poster project with Bosnian immigrant children.
1996 FULLER MUSEUM OF ART, Brockton, MA - “Walk Down Memory Lane” - Outdoor installation for the 8th Triennial Show
1995 DECORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA - “Strokes of Genius - Miniature Golf by Artists” “Passport please” Multimedia installation dealing with immigration issues.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA - “Expressions of Who We Are” Community mural project.
MILLS GALLERY - BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Boston, MA - “Pinball ARTcade” Installation with community youths.
GRANTS
2012-13

MAIN STREET ART PROJECT (w/ Fitchburg Art Museum, The City of Fitchburg and The University of MA in Fitchburg) NEA

2009-12

The Bench Project (with Carving Studio and Sculpture Center), Vermont Cultural Council


2010 The Marble Symposium (with Carving Studio and Sculpture Center), NEA
2009-10 “Walking with Memories Project” Boston Day & Evening Academy, Boston, MA, MCC
2006 New England Foundation For The Arts

2004 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Umass Cultural Council grant for “The Journey part 2” Interactive commentary/installation
2003 LOCALMOTIVE: Public Art Off the Beaten Path, Lowell, MA
National Endowment for the Arts Creativity Grant w/ Revolving Museum
BUTTSTOP ART, Springfield, MA
Federal Transit Enhancement Grant
2001 MANHAN RAIL TRAIL MURAL, Easthampton, MA
Massachusetts Cultural Council/National Endowment for the Arts
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Student Affairs Cultural Enrichment Fund for “The Journey” Sculpture Installation
2000 DRIFTWOOD BEACH PROJECT, Jekyll Island, GA
Grassroots Art Grant (Ga. Council for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts)
1997 BOSNIA BOOK PROJECT, Chelsea and Boston, MA
Book/Poster project with Bosnian immigrant children. Funded by grants from Very Special
Arts Massachusetts and the Revolving Museum (Mass. Cultural Council/National Endowment
for the Arts)
1993 "On the Wall" Mural Project, NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
1992 MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL
Individual Project Grant for “Interpretations: Festival of Dreams” with Jeff de Castro
AWARDS
2011 Honorary Member of the Asociacion Peruana Ayacuchana, Qory Allpa
Distinguished Award by the Town Hall of San Juan Bautista, Ayacucho, Peru for Public Art
2008 Selected Best of Latino Art Celebration in the Arts, The 17th Annual Massachusetts Housing, Boston,MA

2005 1st Prize, l'INTERNATIONAL DE SCULPTURE SUR NEIGE DU CARNAVAL DE QUÉBEC, Quebec City, Canada
2002 Artist Fellowship Grant, SPRINGFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL, Springfield, MA

1998 THIRD PRIZE (Sculpture)
14th Annual Juried Women’s Art Exhibit, Guadalupe Cultural Center San Antonio, TX
COMMISSIONS
2013 GEORGINA, Monumental Sculpture, Private Collector , San Luis Argentina
2012 Monumental Sculpture, Private Collector , San Luis Argentina

 2006     
1993-96
Installation on the Boston Common, Government Center and Back Bay Station with neighborhood youths, FIRST NIGHT, Boston, MA

2004 MANHAN RAIL TRAIL STELE, Easthampton, MA
Commissioned limestone monument
2003 HESTIA MURAL RESTORATION, Northampton, MA
Artistic Director large scale (4,000 sq ft) mural restoration
“WOMEN ON THE RISE”, Northampton, MA
Commissioned murals, poster for Safe Passage offices and fundaiser
1999 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, Austin, TX
Fountain, bas-relief and murals commissioned for Plaza Saltillo
1998 CHILDREN’S UNIVERSE MURAL PROJECT, Austin, TX
Mural with community youths - commissioned by La Peña with a grant from Time Warner Cable
and the Bravo Network
1994 DECORDOVA MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE PARK, Lincoln, MA
“Passport Please” Installation as part of “Strokes of Genius - Minigolf by Artists”
EDUCATION

1989 MASS. COLLEGE OF ART, Boston, MA, Individual Study: Welding

1984-85 UNIVERSITA PER STRANIERI, Perugia, Italy, Italian Studies

1983 ARGENTINE INSTITUTE OF MUSEOLOGY, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Certificate in Restoration of Antiques

1982 COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS OF MERCEDES, Mercedes (San Luis) Argentina, Curriculum: Art Education, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture. Graduated 1982, Title: Professor of Fine Arts
WORKSHOPS, PANELS AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 CONFERENCE – Artist’s talk, documentation Complejo Molino Fenix V. Mercedes S.L. Argentina
 
2006-2013
CARVING STUDIO and SCULPTURE CENTER, W. Rutland, VT Stone sculpture classes

2006-2011 CULTURAL EXCHANGE, Ayacucho, Peru – Resident Artist sponsored by Carving Studio of VT, Chirapaq

1993-2012 VSA Arts of Massachusetts, Boston, MA A series of art workshops with children of various ages.

2005-2010
BOSTON DAY & EVENING ACADEMY, Boston, MA Artist in Residence
2005
COUNTY HOUSE of CORRECTIONS CONFERENCE, Quinsigamond College, Worcester MA, Artist talk on Hampshire County Jail Mural project
2004
SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM of FINE ARTS, Springfield, MA Creating Art for the Public - The work of Nora Valdez” - Lecture
2002-04
THE GUILD SCHOOL, Easthampton, MA Stone Sculpture classes
2000-05
SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM, Springfield, MA Stone Sculpture classes - Museum School
2002
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, Washington, DC Panelist, Visual Arts Access, Heritage & Preservation Grants
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Panelist, YouthReach grants
1995-2001
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM, Worcester, MA Portrait Painting
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM, Worcester, MA “Art All State” - Mentor for youth program with artists and high school art students
1998
ELISABET NEY SCULPTURE CONSERVATORY, Austin, TX Stone Sculpture classes
LAGUNA GLORIA - AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART, Austin, TX Sculpture and Painting classes
MEXIC-ARTE, Austin, TX Art workshops in Austin elementary schools
1997
LA PEÑA, Austin, TX Art workshops with youths from Meadowbrook Housing Project as part of the Y.W.C.A. summer program
1996
MOBIUS, Boston, MA “Collectivism, Collaboration, Cooperation and Consensus” - Panel discussion
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA Artists on Artists - gallery talk on exhibition “Inside the Visible”
WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR THE ARTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE, Boston, Ma Panel Discussions: “Freedom of Expression” and “New Genre Public Art/Art Activating Communities”
1995-97
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM, Worcester, MA “Art All State” - Mentor for youth program with artists and high school art students
1995-96
WANG CENTER, Boston, MA “Arts by Kids” - Judge for show as part of educational outreach program “Young at Arts”
1995
THE SCHOOL AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA Lecture to graduate students about Community Art
1994
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA “Public Interventions” - Panel discussion on Public and Community Art
1993-96
VERY SPECIAL ARTS, Boston, MA A series of art workshops with children of various ages and disabilities
1993 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Boston, MA Visiting Artist November 1993
1990-94
THE LEARNING CENTER AT VILLA VICTORIA, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Boston, MA A series of after-school art workshops for various age groups
ARTSTART Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA A series of workshops with homeless children focusing on developing self-expression and self-confidence
BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION PROJECT, Boston, MA A series of workshops designed to engage students in issues of First Amendment rights in the Arts
1985-86
NORA VALDEZ STUDIO OF ART, Zaragoza, Spain Organized and conducted classes and private lessons in drawing, composition and painting
1983 COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS OF MERCEDES, Mercedes (San Luis) Argentina Professor of Art - conducted classes in Composition, Artistic Analysis and Art History
PUBLICATIONS

2011 L’informatore del Marmista, Verona Italy, Anno L .N 593, Giorgio Zusi editore, Maggio 2011

2007 Carving Out A Dream, B. Amore (Ed.), Kokoro Press, 2007

2006

La Pintura Y La Escultura En San Luis, Vol. III, C. Sanchez Vacca, Payne S.A., 2006

“Stone Garden”, International Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 10, December 2006

2005 “Painting the Town”, Rails to Trails Magazine, Winter 2005

2003 “The Journey”, International Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 4, May 2003
Illustrations in Prima Verba, Romania, Nr. 2, 2003
1999 La Pintura Y La Escultura En San Luis, Vol. II, C. Sanchez Vacca, Payne S.A., 2006