SURFACE is an art gallery that highlights original artwork, celebrates the creative mind, and showcases well designed goods. SURFACE represents emerging to established artists that create work with a fresh perspective. We focus on growing community among artists, supporting their practices and providing a venue for the public to experience and purchase artwork. We display work that is modern, contemporary and functional in design. We curate monthly exhibitions that are inspiring and thought provoking. Our handmade goods are carefully chosen, special items that will make people’s personal lives and homes beautiful. We sell crafted goods that are well designed and made materials that are from the earth striving to find many sustainable and fair trade goods from international, as well as local artisans. We also carry products that compliment the gallery such as beautiful art supplies and art books.

About the Founder

Valerie Lloyd is the Founder of Surface Gallery.  Having had a love of the arts from a young age, she has multiple experiences with the art world. Valerie is an artist herself, has a BA in Arts Education, has taught various aged students, and has curation and gallery management experience from her recent business The Machine Shop. 

All of these career paths have been driven by two passions. Valerie loves encouraging and inspiring artists in their processes and she truly believes in the power of creativity as a vital part of life. Without creativity, life would be void of understanding, beauty and inspiration.

One of her most prevalent art memories is a visit of she took to an art museum where she was overwhelmed by the magnificence of large scale classical tapestry and its ability to speak even after hundreds of years of its creation. This is the essence of what Valerie hopes to continually recreate with Surface Gallery. She hopes to inspire whoever walks through it's doors to take a moment to reflect on what the art is saying and to provide a place for artists to be able to speak through their work.