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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.


Curriculum Vitae 

  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  


  Group Exhibitions: 

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 


  Professional Experience 

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 

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