Val Moker | Regina, SK
Val Moker is a recipient of the “Best New Artist Award” at the Calgary Stampede, the “Peoples’ Choice Award” at the Canadian Portrait Academy; and has followed up with other citations including the Will Rogers Medallion Award from the Academy of Western Artists in Oklahoma. Val’s work was accepted in the finals of the New Tang Dynasty Television’s 4th International Figure Painting Competition (New York City); and included in the Imago Mundi Project (Italy). In 2017 Moker’s work was recognized with a Palm Art Award Certificate of Excellence, and in 2019 the Palm Art Merit Award from the Art Domain Group (Germany).
Val’s paintings have appeared in venues ranging from Cowboys & Indians Magazine and Kennedy Publication’s Best of Worldwide Oil Book, to Hollywood’s Motion Picture & Television Fund – Golden Boot Awards. She’s completed commissions ranging from the Kidney Foundation of Canada to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in the United States, and her work is in numerous collections around the world. Moker’s illustrations have been featured in children’s book, a cowboy poetry book, and on a clothing and accessory line.
Val has degrees in education and arts from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to her work as a professional artist, she has taught art in the education system and created art & culture lesson plans for Learning Through the Arts (LTTA), a structured curriculum development program of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario.