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Valerie Thomson, American artist. Recipient Critic's Choice art award The Oregonian, Portland, 1994. Board directors Literature Center, Seattle, 1989-1990. Member National Womens Caucus For Art, Network Oregon Artists (program committee 1996-1997), Oregon Womens Caucus (designer newsletter 1994-1996), Art Group (founder, facilitator, 1996-1997).

Background

Thomson, Valerie was born on October 23, 1948 in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Came to the United States, 1970. Daughter of James and Ingeborg (Erichsen) Thomson.

Education

Master of Arts, St. Andrews (Scotland) University, 1970. Associate of Applied Science summa cum laude, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1980. Postgrad., Arts Student League, New York City, 1983.

Career

Legal assistant Cahill Gordon & Reindel, New York City, 1970-1979. Principal Wonder Ink, Seattle, 1986-1990. Projects coordinator public design Mountain Pacific region Volt Services Group, Portland, Oregon, 1997-1998.

Marketing communications manager VetSmart/Medical Management Inernat., since 1998. Leader creative writing workshops, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Very Special Arts, Roosevelt Island, New York, 1985-1986. Lecturer University Portland, Oregon, 1994.

Works

  • paintings

  • Other Work

    • Design editor: LCQ Magazine, 1987-1990, (catalogue) Bumbershoot Visual Arts, 1988. Featured cover artist numerous publications.

Membership

Board directors Literature Center, Seattle, 1989-1990. Member National Womens Caucus For Art, Network Oregon Artists (program committee 1996-1997), Oregon Womens Caucus (designer newsletter 1994-1996), Art Group (founder, facilitator, 1996-1997).

Connections

Married Lawrence B. Pedowitz, 1970 (div. 1984); married William Anthony Haynes, 1990. Stepchildren: Mary Ackermann, Eric A. Haynes.

father:
James Thomson

mother:
Ingeborg (Erichsen) Thomson

spouses:
Lawrence B. Pedowitz

William Anthony Haynes

children:
Mary Ackermann Thomson

Eric A. Haynes Thomson