Donna Valenti Photography: Blog en-us (C)Donna Valenti Photography (Donna Valenti Photography) Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:57:00 GMT Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:57:00 GMT Donna Valenti Photography: Blog 120 90 Photography Workshop Update... I am working on designing a four day workshop as I type...I would like to do it in weekly increments, one day a week...looking for a space to make this happen.  Will get back as soon as I've got the location and days nailed down.  I'll be designing a beginners workshop as well as a post production workshop which would include the basics of photoshop and lightroom.  Details to follow, stay tuned!

Feel free to drop me a line here on my website (use the "Let"s Connect" link) if you've got any questions...

Thank you,



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Upcoming Exhibit, Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center Field of Canola DreamsField of Canola Dreams

"Field of Canola Dreams"    ©Donna Valenti Photography   (framed photography on canvas)


August 4th, from 6-9pm come party with us on opening night of this group exhibit at the Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center, in Ft. Myers.  This is my first exhibit since returning from a held over New York debut, and I'm just as excited about this as I was about New York!  I will be showing my work along with 7 other artists from August 4th through August 23rd...If you haven't been to the Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center, you are in for a real treat; it is one spectacular building that houses many spectacular exhibits!


Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center

2301 First Street, Ft. Myers


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Cindy Adams gives Donna Valenti some ink in her New York Post "Page Six" column! Scroll down to "Odds and Ends..."


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The Macwire Review: Donna Valenti Photography at Dejavu Gallery, NYC Scroll down this article to "Donna Says..."

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ESPN Radio Interview, NYC Exhibit ESPN Radio 1050 and I did an interview on May 12th, at their Yankee Stadium location.  We spoke about my influence on young kids, and what's coming up for me in the future...thank you ESPN!

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New York Social Diary Review: Donna Valenti Photography at the Dejavu Gallery, NYC

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HELD OVER BY POPULAR DEMAND! My photography on canvas exhibit in New York City has been extended for an additional ten days.  You've got until May 24th to be dazzled!  Come visit!


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New York Exhibit Opening Night Reception Opening Night Reception

Donna Valenti and Ralph Mindicino 

April 29th, 6-9pm

Dejavu Gallery

223 E. 60th Street (bet 2nd and 3rd)

NYC 10022

Exhibit runs May 1-14, 2017

Mark your calendars!

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My "Expose Your Inner Photographer" workshop will expose itself even longer... The first round of my "Expose Your Inner Photographer" workshop was so popular we've extended it into the month of March.  There are only a few spots left, so if you want to get in on the action, call the Visual Arts Center at 941.639.8810 and reserve your seat...

The dates are:  Fridays:  March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 9am to 12pm at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud Street, Punta Gorda.  

Hope to see you there!

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Florida Weekly Feature Story: Donna Valenti Exposes her Inner Photographer!


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Upcoming Photography Workshop with Donna Valenti at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda

If you made a new years "resolution" to learn how to use your camera like you know...then you are in luck!  I will be leading a four session photography workshop beginning February 3rd at the Visual Arts Center in beautiful, sunny Punta Gorda Florida! From the ground up, each week will bring something exciting to the table, so pack your camera along with your enthusiasm and join me!  Registration is open, so call the Visual Arts Center and get ready to take your game to the next level.  If you're thinking "next level, I'm not even at the FIRST level," call now, phone lines are open! (unless it's after hours or get the picture.  (Get it? Picture?)  


Dates:  February 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Times:  9am - noon.

Place: Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud Street, Punta Gorda.

Phone: 941.639.8810

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On Display at the Wyvern Hotel, Punta Gorda Just another good reason to visit Punta Gorda...The Wyvern Hotel located in historic downtown Punta Gorda is the newest home to Donna Valenti Photography and several of my most popular pieces...

Before you head upstairs for a drink at the 360 Rooftop Bar, check out "House, Boat" The Outsider" and more in the Wyvern's main lobby area.



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Looking forward to us "Meeting and Greeting" each other on November 16th... Hey Guys!

Just in case you missed it...I am  the Visual Arts Center (Punta Gorda Florida) "Emerging Artist, 2016."  

The Visual Arts Center and I have been waiting for the perfect time to hold a "Meet and Greet," and now the date's set, and the word's out..

Come visit me on Wednesday, November 16th from 11am until closing.

It's an all day open house for questions, answers, and anything in between. 

I'll be asking some questions as the end of the day, I'll have a better idea of what you guys would like to learn or just get better at, and we'll move forward from there...

To wrap the event up, I will be giving one lucky winner something to remember me by...

Mark your calendar and be there, or as we used to say, be square...


Visual Arts Center

210 Maude Street

Punta Gorda, Florida  33950




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Sarasota Art Center Exhibit Good Morning!

With all the craziness going on, I forgot to mention that I am on exhibit at the Sarasota Art Center through August 12th.  The exhibit is entitled "Florida Flavor" and has some of the best artists I've seen yet in Florida.  Put it on your to-do list before it's over...

Sarasota Art Center

707 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota Fla.


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"House, Boat" docked at the Visual Arts Center now through June 24. Reception June 2nd, 5pm. Hey Guys!

Come set "sale" with me and my "House, Boat" on Thursday, June 2nd, 5pm with a wine and cheese reception at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.  

This reception is to welcome you to the "Essence of Color" exhibit, on display now through June 24th...

I am in good company for this show, with many other very talented artists - you will not leave disappointed...

"House, Boat" is for sale, with proceeds going to the Visual Arts Center to further the good cause...

It would be great to see you there...



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Donna Valenti Photography participating in The Artists' Marketplace, May 20th, Sarasota... A last minute add on...

This coming Friday, starting at 4pm...

Towles Court Art Community

1938 Adams Lane, Sarasota, Fl.  34236

This event is in conjunction with the Towles Court monthly art walk, and runs until 9pm...

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I'll be Participating in the Sarasota National Art Festival, March 26, 27 - Sarasota, Florida Thank you everyone who came and supported Donna Valenti Photography by purchasing a canvas print, bin print, or a raffle ticket for my "Lillie of the Everglades" canvas print!  It was a great weekend.  So many of you have asked where I'll be next, and now I can tell you...

March 26th and 27th...

The Sarasota National Art Festival

10am to 5pm

Hillview Street, Sarasota, Florida

Hope to see you there!


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Peace River National Art Festival, March 19 & 20... Hey Guys!

As you may know, I've been selected as the Visual Art Center's Emerging Artist for 2016...

Along with that honor, comes the opportunity for me to present my work at the Peace River National Art Festival.  This festival takes place at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda Florida, March 19th and 20th...

If you're in the area, come by, say hello, and remember...I take Visa, Mastercard, and American Express!

Hope to see you there!

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"Art in Public Places" Florida Gulf Coast University Exhibit, March 1 through April 30. Head's Up...Donna Valenti Photography will be on display starting March 1st through April 30, 2016 at the Florida Gulf Coast University in Punta Gorda Florida. I will have an assortment of 30 x 45 tryptics, as well as other pieces in various sizes as well, all on canvas.  This exhibition is my first "Art in Public Places" display for the year 2016.  A portion of the proceeds from each purchase will go directly to the Charlotte Arts and Humanities Council.  Your purchase helps to keep the arts alive in Charlotte County, and is very much appreciated.

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Upcoming Exhibits for Donna Valenti Photography Hey Guys!

Here's hoping everyone had a great holiday, and wishing you the best for 2016 and beyond!  I'm posting my 2016 exhibition dates, in case anyone is in the area and can make it to a show...come say hello.  I know you'll fall in love with everything you see, so don't worry, I already took care of the free shipping for you...see you there!

1) Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples, Florida.  February 4th through March 31st.  Displaying 2 pieces. (maximum per artist)

2) Florida Gulf Coast University, Punta Gorda, Florida.  March through April.  Displaying approximately 16 pieces.

3)  Charlotte County Public Schools Administrative Building, Port Charlotte, Florida.  July and August.  Displaying approximately 12 pieces.

4) Englewood Charlotte Library, Englewood, Florida.  November and December.  Displaying approximately 12 pieces.

More to come...stay tuned!



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