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Valerie Doran Bashaw

Livestock Exchange Bldg, 1600 Genessee, KC, MO 64102 (no mail please) 816-838-2665, ,  @valeriewovenwind

Selected Gallery Exhibitions/Commissions:

  • 2019, Fine Art/Fine Craft, KC Fiber Group New Work, Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Curator and Artist 
  • 2018, "Love Rust", the Trap Gallery, Kansas City, Mo, invitational  
  • 2018, River Market Regional, Kansas City Artist's Coalition, juried show   
  • 2018, Explorations in Fiber, Tim Murphy Art Gallery, Merriam KS Community Ctr, Aug 2-Sept 1, 2018
  •  2018, "Future/Former", Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, juried show
  • 2018, "Art at the Center”, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center Overland Park, KS, juried exhibition
  • 2018, "Kansas City Fiber Artists”, Anita Gorman Discovery Center, Kansas City, MO 
  • 2017, Campanella Gallery at Park University, Parkville,MO solo invitational show
  • 2016, “Love Rust”, the Trap Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, invitational 
  • 2015, Longview Community College, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, solo exhibition 
  • 2015, “ReMEMBERS”, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO, juried group exhibition
  • 2014, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS, solo exhibition 
  • 2012-15, Arts KC/Now Showing program, Buemer Group LLC, and KC University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • 2011, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 5th floor, large commission
  • 2010,  "Anna’s Garden”, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park,KS, invitational solo exhibition 

Teaching Experience:

  • 2013-current, Metropolitan Community Colleges, Kansas City, Missouri, Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation 
  • 2015-current, Art Instructor, Festival of the Arts workshops, Ghost Ranch Retreat &  Educational Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico 
  • 2009-current, Bishop Spencer Place, Kansas City, MO, drawing & painting classes for senior citizens
  • 2010-2017, Kansas City, KS Community College, Adjunct Professor,  Art Appreciation, Art History 
  • 2013-16, 1994-97, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO   Adjunct Professor, 2 and 3D Design, Color Theory, Fiber,  Mixed Media, Survey of Art  
  • 2013-16, Kansas City Art Institute, Department of Continuing & Professional Studies, Kansas City, MO, Studio and Graduate level art courses 
  • 2010, Park University, Parkville, Missouri, developed and implemented new curriculum,Fiber 
  • 2015-17, Turning Point Center for Hope and Healing, Kansas City, MO Art classes for people with chronic illness
  • 2014-16, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, classes for youth inspired by museum collection
  • 2005-10, Accessible Arts, Kansas City, KS, developed, implemented curriculum for students with special needs. 
  • 1993-2017, Kansas City Young Audiences, Kansas City, MO Teaching Artist, designed, taught  residencies in Papermaking, Silk Painting, Pattern Design, Multicultural Arts, Professional Development Facilitator
  • 1990-93, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, adjunct instructor & graduate school teaching assistant,designed new curriculum in Two and Three Dimensional Design
  • 1984-current, Woven Wind Art Studio, Kansas City, MO freelance art classes for students of all ages


  • 2006, Entrepreneurial Development course, Ewing Kauffman Foundation,  Kansas City, MO 
  • 1990-92, Master of Fine Arts-Fiber, University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1981-84, Bachelor in Fine Arts-Fiber, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
  • 1971-74, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas 

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Sharing a Vision for Generations  Board member, 2000-current
  • Missouri Fiber Artists, 2003-current
  • Best of Missouri Hands/Missouri Artisans Association, former Vice President, 
  • Surface Design Association,  2005-current
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition 1986-current