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 the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast, 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 a Percent for Art commission. During 2016, she was the artist in residence at the White Mountain National Forest where she created a series of prints and paintings based on the forest and working on a collaborative piece with soil scientists. She was a resident artist at the Joseph A. Fiore Center for the Arts at Rolling Acres, Jefferson, Maine in 2017. During the summer of 2018, she will be a artist resident with the Monhegan Artist’ Residency program.
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. Jude is a Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitator and school trainer, consulting with schools and art centers to implement the VTS curriculum within their programs. She also designs interdisciplinary arts integration programs with schools for students of all ages. 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.