Valerie Breaux Haaf is a studio artist and instructor at the Banana Factory since 1998. She studied painting at Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), and graduated with a BFA in Painting from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1976. Also Valerie studied in Scotland where she participated in performance art at the Fringe Festival during the Edinburgh International Festival of the Arts in 1974.
In 2005, Valerie was accepted for a residency in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany, where she had a solo show and taught mixed media in the local schools. Valerie has shown in many regional exhibitions and has earned merit and purchase awards.