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Jewel - Valerie Lueth

"Jewel" is a color woodcut print by Pittsburgh artist Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop. Valerie has hand-carved three different woodblocks to create a multi-colored transition from red-pink to teal-blue in this geometric design of a jewel. It is printed on kitakata paper which is a thin yet strong cream-colored Asian paper. It is signed and numbered (50/100) at the bottom of the paper and also comes with a certificate of authenticity.


This piece measures to 6" x 7" unframed. Framing options are available if desired. Contact Colibri Art & Framing for additional information.

Jewel - Valerie Lueth

  • Valerie Lueth

    Valerie Lueth was raised on the South Dakota prairie, self-motivated to draw, build, tinker & explore—very active in the arts from her earliest years. Art & drama performances, set building, darkroom photography, photojournalism, impromptu installations, constant sketching—a compulsion to create fueled Valerie into adulthood.

    In 1998, Valerie moved to Vermillion, SD, as a student and became involved with the University of South Dakota Printmaking Department. Over the following 6 years, she assisted & attended countless printmaking workshops at Frogman’s Press & Workshop (an intensive printmaking workshop run since the 70’s), attended conferences, participated in folio exchanges, assisted visiting artist projects, immersed in her studio practice, and began to exhibit her artwork & prints with success.

    After receiving her BFA in Printmaking in 2004, Valerie moved to Nashville, TN, working remotely as a full time video game concept artist & game texturer, while continuing to produce & exhibit prints and drawings as a working artist with TAG Art Gallery.

    In 2006, Valerie moved to Pittsburgh and co-founded Tugboat Printshop with Paul Roden. Valerie has been actively producing woodcut prints at the press since that time (15 years), both in collaboration with fellow printmakers & independently. Valerie took the helm as sole operator of Tugboat Printshop in 2016 and has steadily continued to create & publish her unique brand of intricate woodblock prints into the present.

    Valerie’s artworks have been exhibited, featured and collected widely by patrons, cultural institutions, and museums in the U.S. and abroad.

    Her artworks have been featured in/by New American Paintings, Illustrator’s Unlimited, People of Print, PUSHPrint, Low Tech Print, Mohawk Maker Quarterly, Uppercase Magazine, American Craft Magazine, This is Colossal, It’s Nice That, Boing Boing, Patagonia, Anthropologie, Reyn Spooner, Martha Stewart Crafts Dept., Belio Magazine, Yen Magazine, and many more!

    Valerie has instructed woodcut workshops at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Society for Contemporary Craft, Montgomery College and Temple University/Tyler School of Art and regularly makes visits to colleges and universities as a visiting artist, sharing artwork, process & the story of Tugboat Printshop."

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