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  • Stonefest 2009
  • NWSSA 2008 Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Zhengzhou, China 2008
  • Brussels, Belgium 2007
  • Sumter,SC 2006
  • Sumter,SC 2005
  • Thassos, Greece
  • Murnau,Germany
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Brookline, NH

Marble Sculpture Symposium 2010
Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland VT


Bourne

Valdez was among 5 International artists selected. Valdez worked on an 18 ton piece of Marble. The sculpture represents the weight, struggle and responsibilities that a woman bears alone and yet able to carry on. It does not matter what life brings to her, she always stands strong and proud. An immigrant in a foreign land. The symposium was funded by The National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010

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Peru Peru Peru
Peru Peru Peru
International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Alabaster
Ayacucho, Peru 2010


Baggage II

Valdez was invited with 7 International Artists to create a piece in their local stone "Alabastro Andino" in Ayacucho, Peru.
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Peru Peru Peru
Peru Peru Peru
STONEFEST 2009
Marenakos, Rock Center
Preston, WA
“In the Paper Bag”
Limestone


I was invited as guest carver to Stonefest 2009 in September in Seattle. I did a 10’ tall limestone piece with the paper bag theme. The sculpture is exhibited at Marenakos, Rock Center and a Gothic arch will be coming out from the piece to complete it.

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International Sculpture Symposium NWSSA 2008
Mt. Vernon, WA

"Baggage" (Part of Walking with Memories )

Valdez was the guest artist for this symposium and created “Baggage” in Indiana Limestone, also giving instruction to carvers and presentation of her work

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International Sculpture Symposium 2008
Zhengzhou, China

SIAS International University

The Visitor (Part of the Walking with Memories series)

Valdez was among 5 International artists selected to create permanent work for the campus of SIAS International University. Valdez worked in white marble from the Zengzhou area, measuring 10' tall. The piece is part of the Walking with Memories series and represents a visitor from far away coming to China.
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China China China
China China China
International Sculpture Symposium 2007
Brussels Belgium

Les Avins

Nest/Nido

Valdez was among 10 International sculptors selected for the Symposium. Valdez worked in Belgian Blue Stone, which is similar to granite. She collaborated with artist Persi Narvaez, from Peru, who worked on the wood component of their piece.
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International Sculpture Symposium 2006
Sumter, SC, USA

Connections -Cultural Exchange

"In the Space of a Dream anything can be possible"

Curator and participant Valdez worked in Limestone and collaborated with French/American artist Matthew Terry. He worked on the wood part of their piece. The symposium brought together 8 International artists.
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Latin American Symposium
Sumter, SC, USA
Accessibility 2005
Transplanted


"Connections/Conexiones"

In this installation Nora worked with Limestone and Granite to represent symbolic images of people in a series of interconnected circles. The heads symbolize the individuals that make up the community. The ears refer to the need to listen to ourselves, our ancestors and our environment. The hands are an expression of the generosity of the community. The connection of the three circles symbolize the circle of life and the bonds between individuals that create a community.

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4th International Sculpture Symposium 2005
Thassos, Greece


"Shell"

Measuring approximately 6' tall and permanently situated in the Sculpture Park in Thassos, this piece was created from Thassos marble. Valdez was one of seven sculptors from various countries selected to participate in the international symposium.

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International Sculpture Symposium 2005
Murnau, Germany


"Sketching in Stone"

Valdez worked on a limestone piece, approximately 6' tall. She was among 6 international sculptors selected for the symposium, sponsored and hosted by the Seidlstrasse 4 Gallery and Cantina.

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International Snow Sculpture Symposium 2005
Quebec, Canada
Carnaval de Quebec

Le Naufrage Tranquille

14 Countries participated this year with Team Argentina: Nora Valdez, Jose Luis Torres, and Alejandro Villaverde, receiving 1st place:
"Excelence du Quebec"

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7th International Sculpture Symposium Andres Institute of Art 2004
Brookline, New Hampshire, USA
Panta Rei


"Speaking in Stone"

Valdez was among 6 International Sculptors selected to work in the Symposium. She worked in Granite approx. 9' tall on a piece named "Speaking in Stone" a series of three figures in dialogue or conversation with each other, the environment and the viewer.
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