Michelle Waldele is regionally recognized as an oil painter in the classical realist tradition. Her love of florals, birds, well-crafted antiques and childhood imagination inspire her every day.
Michelle is an alumnus of the prestigious Gage Academy in Seattle WA. Prior to attending Gage, she graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing and Metalsmithing.
Michelle strongly supports Seattle Northshore Arts education, offering weekly supplemental art classes for children, teenagers & adults at Arts Umbrella in Kenmore, Washington.
- Georgetown Atelier, Seattle, WA. Tenaya Sims. January 2013 through June 2013 part time study program.
- Gage Academy, Seattle WA over 400 hours classical realist drawing and painting instruction with instructors including John Morra, Juliette Aristides, Anthony Ryder, Suzanne Brooker and Geoffrey Laurence, 2005 to present.
- University of Alaska, Fairbanks, BFA Drawing and Metals, 1987
- 2014, November 3rd through December 3rd, Featured Artist, Cole Gallery, Edmonds WA.
- 2014, Oil Painters of America-Western Regional Show, Mountainsong Gallery, Carmel, CA.
- 2014, Art Renewal Center, Online Exhibition, Still Life Category Finalist
- 2013, November 21st through December 31st, Featured Artist, Cole Gallery, Edmonds WA.
- 2012, First Glance, Michelle Waldele, Cole Gallery, Edmonds WA.
- 2012, The Really, Really Big Show, Matzke Fine Art, Camano Island, WA.
- 2012, Greenhouse Gallery Salon International, San Antonio Texas.
- 2011, Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Show, Lee Youngman Gallery, Calistoga, CA.
- 2011, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Invitational "The Show Must Go On", Camano Island, WA.
- 2011, Bothell LiveArts Festival, 1st Place Juried Exhibition., Bothell, WA.
- 2011, Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Exhibition, Edmonds, WA.
- 2011, Solo Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA.
- 2010, Solo Show, Carco Theatre, Renton WA.
- 2009, 12x12x24 Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA.
- 2009, Solo show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA.
- 2008, Invitational Small Works Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA.
- 2008, LiveArts Bothell, Juried Exhibition, Bothell, WA.
- 2008, Collective Visions Juried Exhibition, Bremerton, WA.
- 2007, Invitational Small Works Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA
- 2006-2008, Solo Show, Beehive Day Spa, Snohomish WA
- 2007, 2006 & 2005, Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Edmonds, WA.
- 2004, Kenmore Art Show Juried Exhibition, Kenmore, WA.
- 2004, Bothell Arts Fair Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Bothell, WA.
- 2011, Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Show, Award of Excellence.
- 2011, LiveArts Bothell Art Festival, 1st Place.
- American Art Collector, Anniversary Showcase, February 2015.
- American Art Collector, Artist Focus, April 2014.
- American Art Collector, Guide to Collecting Small Works, November 2013.
- American Art Collector, Still Life Art, January 2013.
- American Art Collector, Collecting in the Pacific Northwest, August 2012.
- Artist Member, Oil Painters of America
- Out-of-State Artist Member, California Art Club