My mission to represent Tyler City in France

My name is Valeria Barnhill, and as you may know, I have a few of my paintings on utility boxes in Tyler and an art studio by the name of Valeria ArtLab. I have been involved with many community art events, but it’s time to take it to the next step. Recognition of my art worldwide has won me a grant and a month-long workshop at Chateau d’Orquevaux in Champagne, France. The chateau is owned by the Artist-in-Residence program. This organization takes artists from all over the globe and invites them for a stay in one of their many international chateaus. 10-12 artists will reside in the chateau creating an intellectual and multicultural atmosphere. Only 4 months of stay is presented to a few handfuls of lucky and talented artists, and I am one of them! More than that, I was awarded to stay for a whole month, and you can’t imagine how excited and honored I am! The idea the creators of this project envisioned was the coming together of a handful of creative thinkers, problem solvers, and designers — more commonly known as artists — to work together in harmonic diversity to produce art, give each other ideas, and bond in a peaceful environment, and that’s exactly what I deeply desire to do. Continue reading

Art Expressions. My students’ artworks.


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My students Eva Malevanskaya and Jessie Glenn, both are 11 years old, got amazing results in the last session of the art lessons at Valeria ArtLab Studio, after I showed them how to make expressions of face. We tried a … Continue reading

Our Students Are Winners

Congratulations to Rachel Upshaw,  Rayleigh Upshaw and Eva Malevanskaya, who participated in the 2014 Academic Rodeo Art competition and won! They are all students of Whitehouse Cain Elementary School and New Artists at Valeria ArtLab studio. They took Valeria Barnhill’s art class “How to Become an Artist“© in October 2013.

The girls have made amazing quality artworks and these artworks will be presented at the East Texas State Fair untill February 6, 2014. Continue reading


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Valeria ArtLab presents New Artists!

TLB_6861Valeria ArtLab now proudly presents a project “New Artists“. This project is about teaching, growing and promoting new people who want to become an artist, grow their skills, and to come draw and paint with Valeria ArtLab.

Why people want to become artists? Continue reading