Jill Valenzuela

A native of Indiana, Jill Valenzuela earned her BS in Art from Ball State University in 1977. She worked for almost thirty years in the field of Interior Design and Sales finding ways to creatively enhance the living and working spaces of her clients. After retiring from her first career in 2006, Jill explored her passion for weaving, embroidery, stitching, sewing and metal work. In 2013 Jill discovered the world of Eco printing (contact printing with nature), Natural Dyeing and Rusting. She found that these  processes brought a new level to her Art. Jill works intuitively to  make what moves her. She practices Wabi Sabi---Finding the Beauty in the Imperfections. Jill brings all her loves together  to work harmoniously and cohesively with one another. She incorporates all her passions into making one of a kind Art – Wearable Art and Wall Art.


When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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