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Val Schaefer


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My style is a fusion of old and new, combining the old-world charm of the Baroque, Rococo, Gothic Revival, and Tudor styles with contemporary. The result is a bold, colorful, and elegant statement piece that is art in its own right.

The modern Victorian incorporates complex vintage ornamentation with size scaling and vivid coloring. Ornate features are individually highlighted to enhance their presence from a distance. I do not allow trends, formalities, traditions, or industry norms to shape my creations. The frame is colored and shaped to ensure the art/frame combination radiates.

Artist Statement


  • Meet Val Schaefer" Stories and Insights, Canvas Rebel Magazine, 2023

  • "Why They Do What They Do", Val Schaefer Artisan and Small Business Owner, Shoutout Colorado Magazine, 2023

  • "Baltimore's Most Inspiring Stories, Conversations With Val Schaefer", Voyager Baltimore Magazine, 2022



  • Lecture, "Framing Outside of Your Comfort Zone", New England Professional Picture Framers Association FRAME CON, Worcester, MA, 2022



  • 2023 Group Exhibition, Arbutus Arts Festival, Baltimore, County, MD

  • 2023 Solo Exhibition, First Feature of Local Artist Wall of Recognition, Baltimore City, MD

  • 2023 Solo Exhibition, Bridal Expo Washington, D.C.

  • 2023 Group Exhibition, Villain Arts Convention, Baltimore, MD

  • 2022 Group Exhibition, Arts Festival, Fells Point, MD

  • 2022 Group Exhibition, Community Art Event, Odenton, MD

  • 2022 Hosted Group Exhibition, The ValCo Local Artist Popup, Waldorf, MD

  • 2022 Group Exhibition, New England Professional Picture Framers Association FRAME CON, Worcester, MA

  • 2021 Solo Exhibition, Upper Marlboro, MD

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Picture Framers Association

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