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We the People: Serving Notice, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, August 5, 2017– March 18, 2017


Beyond Craft: The Art of Ceramics, Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT. February 15-April 7


Montana Found, an invitational and juried group exhibit at Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT. March 2-31.

A View From the West, Highlights a conceptually diverse sampling of contemporary ceramic sculptors working in the western United States. Stan Welsh, Trey Hill, Shalene Valenzuela, Chris Dufala, Monica Van den Dool, Elena Lourenco, John Zimmerman.The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust-Education Center 805-807 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. March 13-17

Nasty Women, Organized by Artaxis members Alex Kraft and Sara Parent-Ramos, Nasty Women displays works by women who boldly confront, re-appropriate, and embrace the slur “nasty”; demonstrating solidarity through works that are ambitious in scope. Jennifer Degges Arnold, Teri Frame, Jeanine Hill, Roxanne Jackson, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Lauren Sandler, Shalene Valenzuela, Shiyuan Xu, Alex Kraft, and Sara Parent-Ramos. 3rd Street Gallery 220 3rd St., Carnegie, PA, March 13-17

Collaboration Companions, Unlikely suspects are invited to begin a conversation, in vessel form, geared towards discovery, cross-pollination, and understanding. Collaborative and solo pieces will be shown. Eric Botbyl, Justin Rothshank, Juan Barrosa, Damian Grava, Shalene Valenzuela, Masa Sasaki, Kevin Snipes, Jess Putnam Philipps, Grace Sheese, Jared Peterson, Didem Mert, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Ian Childers, Jillian Cooper, Kari Radasch, Mark Arnold, Marty Fielding and many others. Union Project 801 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. March 13-17


Sweet Dissent: Works by Courtney Blazon & Shalene Valenzuela. Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT. July 20 – Oct 14, 2018

Montana Trienniel, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT. July 26-October 14

In addition to the exhibits listed above, the following galleries carry a selection of my works

Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
John Natsoulas Gallery - Davis, CA
Plinth Gallery- Denver, CO
Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish, MT
Tripp Studio - Bozeman, MT (they carry my limited edition of functional and small works)


Workshops & Lectures