Sadie Valeri, Fine Artist

Sadie Valeri is an internationally recognized classical oil painter based in San Francisco, California. Her paintings, evocative of the Dutch Golden Age of still life, have been exhibited across the United States and Europe.

See Sadie's available work at these galleries:
Pryor Fine Art 
Atlanta, GA
Lily Pad 
Milwaukee, WI and Watch Hill, RI

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Still life oil painting by Sadie Valeri - Undertow, 18x24
Selected Artworks
Sadie Valeri: Bio

Sadie Valeri earned her BFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She continued her education with living masters of classical realism including Ted Seth Jacobs, Juliette Aristides, and Michael Grimaldi; Studio Escalier in France; and the Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins.

Sadie's work has been acquired by prestigious collections including the New Britain Museum of American Art, and has been published in dozens of periodicals and books. She has been invited to judge several national painting competitions, including The Artists Magazine and the Art Renewal Center Salon. Sadie has been a faculty member at the Portrait Society of America's annual conference and a headlining presenter at the F.A.C.E Figurative Art Conference.

As founder and director of Sadie Valeri Atelier, an art school for adults from 2009 - 2019, Sadie taught old master painting and drawing skills to hundreds of students each year. Through this experience she developed a renowned ARC-accredited program for teaching traditional skills to contemporary artists, and gained a reputation as one of the leading instructors of painting and drawing in the classical tradition in the United States.​

Sadie Valeri C.V.

Selected Exhibitions

Villa Bardini, Florence: Corpo a Corpo Exhibition

MEAM, Barcelona, Spain: Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition


Salmagundi Club, New York, NY: Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition
Sotheby's, Los Angeles, CA: Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition

Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA: AWA's Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Collection


Gallery 1261, Denver, CO: Legacy, curated by Anthony Waichulis

John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Still Life and Florals
John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Juliette Aristides, Elizabeth Zanzinger, and Sadie Valeri

John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Still Life and Florals
Eleventh Street Arts (Grand Central Atelier), Long Island, NY: Still Life


John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Drawings
TRAC2014, Santa Barbara, California: Invitational Conference Exhibition

Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Women Painting Women: (R)evolution
Gallery 1261, Denver, CO: Contemporary Realism

Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Women Painting Women: The Expedition and Beyond
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT: Still Life Invitational 
The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT: Artists for a New Century

Susan Powell Fine Art: Still Life Invitational 
Peter Walker Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia: More Real than Real Invitational 
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT: Holiday Inspirations

M Gallery of Fine Art, Saratoga, FL: Solo Show
Robert Lange Studio, Charleston, SC: Women Painting Women 
Arcadia Fine Art, New York, NY: Small Works 
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT: Holiday Show 
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT: Summer in Connecticut

Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA: OPA Western Regional Juried Exhibition 
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Terrain 
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Delicious

Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Tiny 


Art Renewal Center Salon 2019, Still Life, Landscape categories

The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) Competition 2015
Ani Academies Drawing Competition 2014
The Artist’s Magazine Still Life Competition 2012


Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist in the Still Life Category, “Between Darkness and Wonder”
Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, 4th Merit, "Between Darkness and Wonder"

Art Renewal Center Salon, Honorable Mention in the Still Life Category, “Anchor in the Gale”
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist in the Drawing Category, “Crumpled Wave with Seashell”

Art Renewal Center Salon, Honorable Mention in the Still Life Category, “Undersea”
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist in the Figure Category, “Self Portrait at 39”

Art Renewal Center Salon, First Prize in the Still Life Category, “Bottle Collection” 
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist in the Still Life Category, “Wrapped Silver Goblet”
Making a Mark Blog, Second Place, Best Picture of the Year (Still Life) on an Art Blog

Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins and the Grand Central Academy
Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition, “Silver Globe Pitcher” 
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, “Wax Paper II” 
ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition, Jurors’ Choice Award for “Wrapped Silver Goblet”

San Francisco ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition, Jurors’ Choice Award for “Wax Paper and Ribbon”


Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier, Belmont, CA
Michael Grimaldi, Figure Drawing Workshop 
Michael Grimaldi, Portrait Oil Painting Workshop 
Ted Seth Jacobs, Portrait Drawing, 6 Week Intensive

Studio Escalier, Paris, France 
Timothy Stotz & Michelle Tully, Figure Drawing Workshop

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier, Belmont, CA
Ted Seth Jacobs, Figure Drawing, , 6 Week Intensive 
Dan Thompson, Figure Oil Painting Workshop
Juliette Aristides, Figure Drawing Workshop

Gage Academy, Seattle, WA 
Juliette Aristides, Still Life Oil Painting Workshop

Parsons School of Art & Design, Paris, France, Fine Art & Illustration Studies

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Illustration

Publications and Interviews


COVER IMAGE: Lessons in Classical Painting, Juliette Aristides, 2016 [Click to Order]

Art of the Vanitas, Rodney O'Dell Davis, 2016 [Click to Order]



Suggested Donation Podcast, April 2015 [Click to Listen]

American Painting Video Magazine, Volume II, Summer 2011 [Click to Order]



Poets and Artists Magazine, June 2014
Curated by Daniel Maidman


The Artist's Magazine, November 2014
"Dramatic Drapery" (PDF)

Amercian Arts Quarterly, Fall 2013
Cover Image, "Self Portrait at 41" (PDF)

The Art of the Portrait, Quarterly Newsletter, Q2 2013
"Victorine Meurent as Manet's Olympia" (PDF)


The Artist's Magazine, June 2012
"Drawing the Figure Part II", pp. 18 - 21 (PDF)

The Artist's Magazine, May 2012
"Drawing the Figure Part I", pp. 24 - 27 (PDF)

Southwest Art Magazine, Feb 2012
“Refined Beauty”, pp. 54-57 (PDF)

The Artist's Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012
“Constructing Vessels” p. 26-29 (PDF)

American Art Collector, December 2011
“Holiday Finds in New England” pp. 154-155 (PDF)

The Artist's Magazine, Nov 2011
“Close Up” p. 12
“A Twist on the Classics” pp 50-56 (PDF)

International Artist Magazine, June/July 2011
“Self Portrait in Progress Part 2” pp. 38-39 (PDF)

International Artist Magazine, April/May 2011
“Self Portrait in Progress” pp. 38-39 (PDF)

American Art Collector, March 2011, Issue 66
"Show Preview: Susan Powell Fine Art Still Life Invitational" pp. 118-121 (PDF) 

American Art Collector Magazine, March 2010, Issue 53
"Show Preview: M Gallery of Fine Art" pp. 136-137 (PDF) 

American Art Collector, Feb 2010, Issue 52
"Artist's Focus" Page 161 (PDF) 

Lines and Color's Blog, August 2009 (click to view post)

American Artist Magazine, Fall 2007
"BACAA: Classical Training From Contemporary Masters" pp. 47, 59 [PDF]

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