Resume

EXHIBITIONS:

2023 The Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Artists of America Award Winners
2022 The Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Artists of America Award Winners
2019 Allied Artists of America 107th Annual Exhibition
2013 Dalian Modern Museum, China
2013 Tianjin Art Museum, China
2013 Hubei Provincial Museum, China
2013 Zhejiang Provincial Museum, China
2013 Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2012 Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing , China
2011 America China Oil Painting Artists League – The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY
2011 The Butler Museum of American Art – Midyear Exhibition
2008 The Artist’s Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition
2007 One Man Show – Bergen County YJCC
2007 Allied Artists of America, Inc. Invitational – Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
2007 Salmagundi Club Juried Member Exhibition
2007 American Artist Magazine 70th Anniversary Art Competition
2007 ArtKudos.com International Juried Exhibition
2006 Allied Artists of America 93rd Annual Exhibition
2006 Audubon Artists 64th Annual Exhibition
2006 American Artists Professional League 78th Grand National Exhibition
2006 NJ Watercolor Society 64th Annual Exhibition
2005 “Contemporary Realism 2005” Cavalier Gallery International Juried Exhibition, Manhattan, NY
2005 American Artists Professional League 77th Grand National Exhibition, Manhattan, NY
2005 Allied Artists of America 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Manhattan, NY
2005 Audubon Artists of America 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Manhattan, NY
2005 Artkudos.com Online International Juried Exhibition
2005 Newamgallery.com Online International Juried Exhibition
2004 American Watercolor Society 137th International Juried Exhibition, Manhattan, NY
2004 NJ Water Color Society, 62nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, NJ
2001 Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS), 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Trenton City Museum, NJ
1999 American Artist’s Professional League 71st Grand National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY
1999-1998 Allied Artist’s of America 85th and 86th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY
1983 One Man Show – The Yard School of Art, Montclair, NJ
1983 Audubon Artists, 41st Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY
1980 New Jersey Watercolor Society, 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Morris Museum of Art and Science, Morristown, NJ
1980 One Man Show, Bergen Community Museum, Paramus, NJ



BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2024 The Artists’ Magazine Over 60 Juried Competition
2024 Splash 25
2020 Splash 21
2016 Splash17 – Inspiring Subjects
2012 Introduction: An Artist For Our Times – Warren Chang, Narrative Paintings
2007-2008 Listing in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Art
2007 American Artist Magazine 70th Year Anniversary issue, by M. Stephen Doherty, Editor-in-Chief
2005 The Community Life, “Local Artist Finds Inspiration from City Streets”, feature story
1986 Bert Braham, The Graphic Arts Studio Manual, “Design for Publishing”
1985 The Artist’s Magazine, “The Tonal Technique in Watercolor”, Thomas Valenti
1979 The Community Life, “Urban Artist Paints Rural Scenes”, Thomas Valenti, feature cover story
1977 The New York Times, “Watercolors on View At the Monmouth Museum”

HONORS and AWARDS:
2022 The Dale Meyers Cooper Award for Watercolor with Medal, Allied Artists of America 110th Annual Juried Exhibition
2019 Allied Artists of America Gold Medal of Honor (Best-in-Show) 107th Annual Juried Exhibition
2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award – Who’s Who in America
2018 Emeritus Membership (Lifetime Member) – Salmagundi Club, NYC
2018 Fellow Member – New Jersey Watercolor Society
2016 Honorary Member – Allied Artists of America
2007 The Winsor & Newton Award – Allied Artists of America
2007 The Winsor & Newton Award – American Artists Professional League
2007 First Prize Salmagundi Club Members Show
2007 Best in Show St. Mark’s 29th Open Exhibition
2005 American Artists Professional League Grand National, A.E.L. Klue Award for Best Atmospheric Effect in Oil
2005 Audubon Artists of America Dick Blick Material Award
2005 The Ridgewood Art Institute 25th Regional Open Juried Show, Best in Show Award
2004 American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition Award
2004 Forbes Magazine Award, NJ Water Color Society, Monmouth Museum, NJ
2001 Ken McCann Memorial Award, Garden State Watercolor Society, Trenton City Museum, NJ
1999 American Artist’s Professional League Award, Salmagundi Club, NY
1983 Gold Medal of Honor, Garden State Watercolor Society, Trenton City Museum
1982 Best in Show, South Orange “Meet the Artist” Art Show, NJ
1981 The Garden State Watercolor Society Award, GSWS, Princeton, NJ

COLLECTIONS:
Lipton Tea Company
Hoffman LaRoche Incorporated
Rutgers University
Belle Mead Construction Company
Indian Head Corporation
Prudent Publishing
Nathan Ancel (Founder of Ethan Allen Furniture) Private Collection
Numerous Private Collections

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE:
2007 Juror – Salmagundi Club Non Members Show; North East Watercolor Society
2007 Guest Speaker 94th Annual Exhibition Artist of America
2006-2017 President, Allied Artists of America.
2006 Local Color Workshop, “Tonal Technique for Watercolor Painting”, Little Falls, NJ
2005 Watercolor Instructor at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and Ridgewood School for Continuing Education
2000 Juror Fort Lee Art Association, NJ
1994 Historical Restoration of Hunt-Phelan House, Oldest Surviving Home from the Civil War, Memphis, TN
1992 Instructor in Painting Stone and Marble Workshop, The Day Studio, East Coast
1991 “A Weekend of Painted Finishes” demonstrated to the staff of Jeffco Furniture Co., North Carolina
1989 Trompe L’oeil Workshop, The Day Studio, San Francisco, CA
1980-1981 President of The Essex Watercolor Club
1973-1985 Demonstrated and taught at the Montclair Art Museum, Summit Art Center, The Yard School of Art, and other Art Schools throughout NJ


COMMISSIONS:
 Lipton Tea Co. “America’s Cup Series”; Carteret Savings and Loan Association – “Historical Landmarks, Newark, NJ”, “Paramus Plaza Complex”, Paramus, NJ
1980 WCTV, cable TV, “For the Love of Art”, Thomas Valenti paints watercolors    

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
2006 Audubon Artists, Inc.
2005-Present Allied Artists’ of America, NY (Honorary Member)
2002 American Artist’s Professional League, NY
1980-present New Jersey Watercolor Society (Fellow Lifetime Member)
1980 President, Essex Watercolor Club, NJ
1979-1983 Garden State Watercolor Society
1980-1982 Salmagundi Club
1979 Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts



EDUCATION:
1971-1974 Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, NJ, Certificate of Fine Art