Our Artists

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Charlene Steen

Mixed Media

Charlene Steen is an abstract acrylic and monotype artist. A graduate in Art from
UCLA, with a master’s degree in art history, she taught art and art history at
California State University Long Beach, UCLA, and Van Nuys High School. She
was also an art critic for Artforum Magazine and a number of newspapers.

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Valerie Quade

Stained Glass Artist

Valerie Quade, born in Oakland, California, grew up in Raleigh North Carolina. At age 22, she returned to California, to Los Angeles to pursue acting. During this period she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Monica College. In addition, she earned a BA degree in Journalism from California State University Northridge(CSUN). During college, Valerie studied photography, filmmaking, and ceramics. Meanwhile, Valerie fell into real estate sales to supplement her living, a talent she had yet to explore.