was born in the American Southeast and lived in Puerto Rico for three years before moving to Southwest Colorado where she resides today.
As a visual artist, she spends considerable time contemplating the unseen and unknowable, and how that is expressed in art.
Rose has a deep love of travel and has journeyed through Mexico, Central America, Europe, and the United States visiting museums and historic sites. After marrying and while raising three children, she co-owned a small custom acoustic guitar shop as well as her art studio and contemporary art gallery.
After going through the divorce of her thirty-year marriage, Rose rethought her life. Drawing on her life-long passion for art, she returned to school at Colorado Mesa University to finish a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree which she began prior to marriage. At CMU she specialized in painting and sculpture. Rose was awarded a variety of scholarships and awards related to both artistic merit and academic excellence.
Shows and Exhibitions
2018 Exploration, Triangle Gallery, Grand Junction, Colorado
2018 Neighborhood, Roasted, Grand Junction, Colorado
2017 MoonWalk, Open Studio, Rose Walsh Studio, Ridgway, Colorado
2016 Faces and Places, Art by The Park, Ridgway, Colorado
2016 Open Studio, Art by the Park, Ridgway, Colorado
2015 Cool Clear, Coldwater Gallery, Ridgway, Colorado
2014 MoonWalk, Open Studio
Two Person Exhibition:
2017 2 Blossom, Ridgway Library, Ridgway, Colorado
2020 Convergence, Gallery Co 620, Grand Junction, Colorado
2018 Juried Show Critique Night, Western Slope Art Center, Grand Junction, Co.
2018 Skin Tones, Triangle Gallery, Grand Junction, Co.
2017 Juried Student Show, Western Slope Art Center, Juror Courtney Lane Stell
2020 Studio Visit Magazine, p. Rising Above, oil and mixed media
2018 The Literary Review, p. 69,70 Untitled, mixed media
2017 The Ridgway Plaindealer, p. 3, Artist Interview for 2 Blossom
2015 The Literary Review, p. Black Canyon, mixed media
2008 Ouray County Newspapers, Artist Interview
Education, Travel, Community Involvement
Bachelor of Fine Arts: School of Art and Design, Colorado Mesa University, Cum laude
2020 - 1975 Extensively traveled in USA, Europe, Mexico, and Central America Puerto Rico
visiting Art Museums and Historic Sites
2013 PMC Jewelry Certification, Rio Grande, Denver, Colorado
2010- 2005 Art Partners, Senior Partner
2007-2005 Board Member, Weehawken Creative Arts
2005 – 2003 Board Member, Ouray County Arts Association
Grants, Scholarships, Honors
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Earned Merit Award
2019, 2018 Quick Temps Scholarship
2019, 2018 Art Scholarship, 2018, 2019
2018 Inducted into Alpha Cha
Florence Orr Art Scholarship
2017 PEO International
2002 Daddy-O, 2002, Collage, Permanent Collection, Colorado Mesa University, Montrose Campus
Present – 2000 Professional Artist
2020 – 2000 Freelance Graphic Design
United States Forest Dept. Interpretive Panels
2012 – 1982 Cimaron Guitars, Co-Owner, Ridgway, CO
2012- 2014 Art By The Park, Co-Owner, Ridgway, CO
2010 – 2009 Voyager Youth Program, Site Director, Ridgway CO
2010 – 2006 Coldwater Gallery of Fine Art, Owner, Ridgway, CO
2006 – 2004 Moutain Arts Studio, Co-Owner, Ridgway, CO