The Valerosa Designs & Gallery Story
Valerosa Designs and Gallery was opened as an art gallery-design studio in August of 2015.
Neita Fran Ward, owner of the Gallery, brought her love for art and artists to Tyler from the previous location in New Mexico. In New Mexico, the parent company was WarDancer Designs, LLC.
Opening in Bergfeld Center seemed the perfect location for a traditional, local and East Texas home for artists. Focusing on original art only, Valerosa began the journey to become a venue to promote the love of visual art in the area.
In the development of the Gallery over these few years, more than 50 local and East Texas artists show their original works in Valerosa.
The artists of Valerosa commit original work to yearly installations in the UTT College of Pharmacy, the TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building and in the newly renovated entrance of the Christus Mother Frances Hospital.
Exhibitions of art and art events are held in Valerosa yearly.
The Gallery showcases exclusive gift lines and full design services with Fabulous Finds throughout the Gallery.
Neita Fran Ward
Owner / Designer
Neita Fran’s passion to connect people through Art is the driving force behind her efforts and leadership. She holds a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin University.
Her knowledge of and commitment to the Arts here in East Texas are not only prevalent at the Gallery, but on a weekly radio show every Saturday morning on KTBB 93.5FM. We would love to tell you all about it!
Terry Fowler Gift Collections
I have always had a creative side with a passion for an inviting home, filled with beautiful fabric and decorative items. Fabric to me is like beautiful art. I have a fabulous art teacher who has inspired my love for painting.
Come see my art, gift and decorative item selections in the gallery. If you want something we don’t have, let us find it for you.
I have lived in Tyler since 2003 and have worked with Terry Fowler since 2006. I share her love of art and design and being in the gallery inspires my own creativity. My favorite part of the day is welcoming people into the Gallery. Please come visit me to find something you need.
I have been in retail clothing for approximately 42 years. I love art and design almost more than clothing – this is the job I have always wanted. Come see me!