"Looking Forward"
Book Cover

" Spring in Sweden"
Book Cover

" My Three Lives"
Book Cover

Demonstration for the SDMA Artists Guild

Les Femmes de L'Eau, à Cauterets

" Hope"
Pastel Portrait

Events and Publications

Film: "Sketchbook" , by Lisa Marie Evans:  Artist Minnie Valero travels the world
with sketchbook in hand. Presented at the Kansas International Film Festival. To open this content, right click here.

Book: Looking Forward: South America Cruise
, Watercolors. 2013.

Available from Blurb .

Book: Spring in Sweden: Watercolors and pastels , done as resident artist at
Ricklundgarden Museum, 2013. Available from Blurb.

Book :  My Three Lives: in Argentina, USA and France. Published by Minnie Valero in 2011.
52 pages of paintings and vignettes.  Available in English through Amazon.com, Xlibris.com, BarnesandNoble.com. and the San Diego Watercolor Society.
Translation to Spanish and French available upon request. French translation courtesy of M.Ch. Cornelius.

April 25 - May 3, 2015: Plein-Air painting in Ronda, Spain, with  Les rats des Champs.

April 18 -24, 2015: Plein Air painting in Antibes, France.

December 13, 2014: Art Booth at  Barrio Logan Sign Inauguration. 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.
Cesar Chavez and Main St., San Diego, CA.

November 2014: Watercolorr Workshop at Latin Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.

October 4 - 5, 2014: Les Amies des Arts de Verfeil, weekend workshop in Verfeil, France.
September 8 - 25, 2014: Workshops in Cauterets, France.
November 2014:

August 23, 2014 - September 6: Artist in Residence, public demonstrations and exhibition, Cauterets, France.

July 12, 2014: Art-OUT, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, at Minnie's studio: The Glashaus, 1815 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113
May 13, 2014: Demonstration for the North County Society of Fine Art, at Bernardo Heights Community  Center.

Feb. 20 - March 25, 2014:  Minnie was Artist in Residence at Odysseys, Costa Rica.

February 15, 2014:  Minnie moves into her new studio at THE GLASHAUS, 1815 Main Street, Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA.

January 2014: Painting demonstration for the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild  show "REFLECTIONS". Gallery 21, Balboa Park, San Diego, California,

October, 2013: Workshop at "Les Amies des Arts de Verfeil", Toulouse, France .
August,  2013: Resident Artist at Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy.

June, 2013: Artist Residency at Ricklundgarden Museum, Sweden.

April 1 - 4, 2013. Plein-Aire painting in Cambria, California with Marcia Burtt.

December 2, 2012: Demonstration: The Art of the Sketchbook. Pastel Society of San Diego, CA.

October, 2012: Juror, " Couleurs Cauterets " plein-air art contest, City of Cauterets, France.

September 29-30, 2012: Workshop. Composition and Pastel. Les Amies des Arts de Vefeil. France.

September 17-October 21, 2012: Worksshops.  Stage de Pinture, 2012. Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel. Office de Tourisme, Cauterets, France.

July 2012. Artist in Residence at the Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary.

April, 2012. Juror: Open Juried Watercolor Exhibition at La Jolla Art Association, La Jolla, CA.

March 1-30, 2012: Watercolor Workshop, Town Park Villas, University City, San Diego,CA.

February 2-23, 2012. Pastel Workshop, Town Park Villas, University City, San Diego,CA.

February 5, 2012. Pastel Demonstration: Pastel Society of San Diego, Point Loma Library, San Diego, CA.

February 18, 2012. “Watercolor on Yupo” demonstration. Clairemont Art Guild, CA,.

January 11, 2012. "Hope", pastel portrait, has been selected by the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition as their Hope for Girls  poster. Posters of this painting will be for sale at the Annual Freedom Breakfast celebrating Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th, at the Center for Civic Engagement, San Diego, California. Minnie will be there signing posters.

January 5-26, 2012. Watercolor workshop, Town Park Villas, University City, San Diego, CA.

October 3-7 , 2011. -Mixed Media workshop. Bibliothèque  Municipale de Cauterets, France.

October 1-2 , 2011. Acrylique-Mixed Media workshop. Verfeil, France.

September 19-30, 2011. Watercolor workshop. Office de Tourism, Cauterets, France.

September 12-16, 2011. Pastel workshop. Bibliothèque  Municipale de Cauterets, France.

August 2011. Artwork publication in Thrill-City Magazine, London.

August 2011. Featured artist in PRISM, San Diego Watercolor Society's Newsletter.

July 23-August 8. Peinture Au Village, Chantilly, France

May 14-22, 2011. Guest of Honor at Printemps  des Arts en Pays Tolosan. Opening Reception Saturday
May 14 at the Salle En Solomiac, 6:00 p.m. Verfeil, France. The exhibit will be open to the public every day from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

March 10, 2011. Pastel demonstration at United Society of Pastel Artists, -USPA- Lake Forest, California.

March 6,13,20, 2011. Featured artist for "Sunday Art of Brunch": Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, California.

November, 2010. Accepted at La Residencia de los Estudiantes, Madrid.

2010, " La Bergere", pastel, selected for  the cover of the book: " Voyage à Saint Savin". France.
October, 2010. "Drummer" selected for a Song/Video ( alpaughsongs) based on a line by medieval poet François Villon (Tant crie l'on Noel qu'il vient). YouTube - François Villon Cries Noel

October, 2010. Instructor, watercolor classes at " Les Amies des Arts de Verfeil", Verfeil. France.

September-October, 2010. Instructor, "Discovery of pastel", and " Discovery of watercolor" classes. Office de Tourisme de Cauterets, France.

September, 2010. Organizer and Leader: "Fall Painting in the French Pyrenees 2010", France.

August, 2010. "Recycle & Reuse" Fine Art Exhibit. Culy Warehouse, San Diego, CA.

July, 2010. Featured artist at "Meet the Artist", dinner and auction at The Studio Gallery, Boquete, Panama.

April 18, 2010."For the Love of Laurel". Benefit Show. Auction of selected original artwork. San Diego, CA.

October, 2009. Instructor: Cours d'aquarelle, (watercolor classes) at " Les Amies des Arts de Verfeil " Association. Verfeil, France.

September-October, 2009. Instructor: Étage d'aquarelle, (watercolor classes) and Étage de pastel  ( pastel classes). Office du Tourisme,  Cauterets, France.

September, 2009. Organizer and Leader: "Fall Painting in the French Pyrenees 2009", France.

June 2009. Participant: Annual "Fête des Impressionistes à Giverny" (Annual Impressionists Festival). Giverny. France.

May 2009. Participant: Annual "Fête des Impressionistes de La Grenouillère
( Impressionists Festival at La Grenouillère). Croissy sur Seine. France.

April-June 2009. Residence in Paris studying art at L'Ecole de Beaux Arts de Paris, La Mirroiterie, Foranim, and Societe des Pastellistes  de France.
February 13, 2009. Pastel Figure/Portrait Painting Demonstration at the United Society of Pastel Artists -USPA- Association Meeting.   El Toro Public Library, Lake Forest, California. 6:30-8:30 pm.

October, 2008. Plein Air Painting in Rambouillet with  " Les Rats des Champs ", Paris, France.

September, 2008. Instructor: Étage d'aquarelle, Office du Tourisme, Cauterets, France.

September, 2008. Instructor: Étage de pastel, Office du Tourisme, Cauterets, France.

September, 2008. "Peintres Dans le Village". Invitation a peintre avec peintres californiennes. France.

September, 2008. Organizer and Leader: "Fall Painting in the French Pyrenees 2008", France.

April 2008. Participant: Plein Air Painting in Brest, France with  " Les Rats des Champs ", Paris, France.

October-November, 2007. Participant:  Plein Air Painting in Croatia with " Les Rats des Champs", Paris, France.

September, 2007. Organizer and Leader: "Fall Painting in the French Pyrenees", France.

July-August, 2007.  Participant: "San Clemente Art Walk". San Clemente, CA.

June, 2007.  Participant: "Plein Air Painting Garden Show" at   Mission San Juan Capistrano . San Juan Capistrano, CA.

May, 2007.  Participant: Aliso Viejo Street Fair Art Show. Aliso Viejo, CA

January,  2007. Participant. Art workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.