Frontier Homestead State Park Museum hosts Valerie Orlemann exhibit
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum will host a special exhibit by painter Valerie Orlemann starting Feb. 14 and running through March 28.
Orlemann is a Utah landscape painter using canvas and oil to capture a realistic sense of light, color, and place. Orlemann studied art at the University of Utah until parenthood, and a new job for her husband set her loose in southern Utah’s dramatic scenery. She has exhibited work in galleries in Salt Lake City, St. George, Provo, Dallas, and Flagstaff and at art festivals around Utah. Her work has been recognized with awards including Best in Show at the 2016 Cedar Breaks Arts Afire Plein Air, first place in the 2016 Escalante Canyons Art Festival Public Lands paint out, and purchase awards by the St. George Art Museum and Dixie State University.
Orlemann has been the featured artist at the Cedar City Arts Festival and the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and was selected to be an artist in residence at Mesa Verde National Park. She also received the Professional Artist Award at the 2012 “Business of Art.” Her work is included in “Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts” by Poulton and Swanson. She lives with her husband and daughter in Parowan.
The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City. More information is available by calling (435) 586-9290.