Valerie Caveglia 

                Images in Wood   



About the artist:

Artist Valerie Caveglia took a year’s leave of absence from a teaching career and discovered her “artist within”.  A native Californian, Valerie had spent the prior twenty odd years visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico, during summer breaks.  There she learned the elements of design by virtue of proximity to and the viewing of some of the best art in the Western United States.

Valerie was inspired to try her hand at functional art.  Using 1x1 pine sticks, she developed a technique for building a sturdy mirror frame.  In many of her works, the art is the frame itself.  The mirror frames create a multi-media composition reflecting design elements from other cultures as well as whimsical themes.  Later on, she began experimenting with collage, and ended up extending the collage into the hand made frames, so that the finished piece becomes a unified expression of a theme.  Many of the design features used in her work have been collected in Valerie’s worldwide travels.  Valerie’s work is filled with imagination, and expressed through a strong sense of color and design.

Valerie’s “Images in Wood” can be found in private collections in homes in Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, and throughout California, including San Diego, Truckee, Castro Valley, Carmel, Monterey, Sonora, Lake Tahoe, Pleasanton, Berkeley, and Hayward.  Her work is available from her home studio and website:



  • Adobe Art Gallery; 39th Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibit, Oct. 2016
  • Adobe Art Gallery; 38th Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibit, Oct. 2015
  • Transformations 2, Sun Gallery, Hayward, July 2015
  • Connections III-CSUEB Alumni and Student Exhibition 2014    Bankhead Theater, Livermore
  • ARTScape, Hayward City Hall, March 2014
  • Whimsy, Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward, Summer 2011
  • Lodi Community Art Center 51st Spring Art Show, Robert Mondavi Winery, March 2011
  • Metamorphosis, Art on Broadway Gallery, Redwood City, CA, May 2008
  • Art in the Garden, Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond, CA, July 2007
  • Artober, Hayward Forum of the Arts, Sun Gallery, October 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Sun Gallery:  In Full Colors:  A Mixed Media Show, March 2002
  • Olive Hyde Art Guild, Annual Holiday Show, December 2001, 2002
  • Lithia Artisan’s Market, Ashland OR, August 2001
  • Hayward Arts Council, Celebrating Hayward, February 2001


  • Sun Gallery Members Show:  2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Art Association of the East Bay, Inc. Annual Fall Holiday Art Show, Dec. 2009
  • Sun Gallery Holiday Boutique,  December 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
  • A.R.T. Inc.  Members Exhibit, January, 2007, 2009
  • Hayward Area Open Studios, May, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Oct. 2007, 2008
  • Livermore Harvest Festival, September: Thomas Coyne Winery, 2005,       Murrieta’s Well Winery, 2001, 2002 ;  Westover Winery, 2000

  • Hayward Arts Council members Christmas Gift Show, November –December 2003, 2006, 2013
  • Hayward Chamber of Commerce, October-November, 2003
  • Hayward Arts Council Members Show, September 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Hayward Arts Council, Art in the Park, October 2000