"Working with PT on our Department of Surgery Administrative office design project was a breeze from start to finish. Valerie and her team of professionals were there every step of the way to make sure our vision for the project was captured completely. The end result is nothing short of spectacular, as noted by everyone who steps through our door."
~ Theresa K. Pauciello, Sr. Administrative Assistant, YNHH Bridgeport Hospital, Department of Surgery
"I am way overdue to thank you for the terrific installation of the Great Minds at Sacred Heart. I’m sorry that the thought escaped me until now. The work has never been displayed so well and even the biographies benefited from the design and placement.
Sacred Heart held an elegant opening, for which I corralled friends and acquaintances, and there was a lively crowd of admirers. It is a great pleasure for us to have found a home for the collection and your work has made a definite difference in how they will be appreciated."
~ a Donor that Picture That, LLC, helped with management services for their Sacred Heart University donation
"Working with Valerie and Stacy at Picture That Art was a great experience. We found art that we love and is just the right finishing touch to our office remodel. We couldn’t be happier!"
~ Maryann Snead, Office Coordinator, Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), Ear Nose & Throat (ENT)
"It was truly a pleasure working with such a professional and personable group as those with Picture That. Valerie and her team were instrumental with the success of outfitting our firm with up to date, contemporary and relevant artwork. Thank you for your vision; we will reap the benefits for years to come."
~ Geri Beveridge, Blum Shapiro, Facilities Management
“Stacy & Valerie worked with our team from start to finish supplying our labor & delivery unit with beautiful artwork. We shared our vision for what our Moms walking around would like to view & the results were remarkable. Our patients and staff have raved about the prints, choosing their own favorites. Our laboring Mothers use them as focal points which helps them cope with the pains of labor. Thank you Picture That for helping us create such a serene environment for our staff, patients & visitors."
~ Kelly Reddington, Bridgeport Hospital, Nurse Manager
"Thank you for having me as a featured artist in the past. I wish you continued success. It is so great that you find so many ways to support so many artists representing marginalized communities."
~ Ricardo Muñiz, Unity Magazine featured Artist
"It was lovely to see you at the Armory Show. Thank you for all of your efforts facilitating the tour. You did a wonderful job and I heard very great remarks from many of the attendees, which were newcomers to the Armory."
~Elisa Douglas, Columbia Alumni Association of Fairfield County
“Valerie and her team exceeded our expectations - from the creativity of selecting distinctively unique art to meeting the demanding logistics of hoisting and safely positioning a 200-pound commissioned sculpture. At every step in the fast-track timeline, Picture That's reputation for professionalism, problem solving and full-service support were evident.“
~ Mary Lou DeRosa, Sacred Heart University, Vice Provost for Special Academic Programs
“Ms. Cooper‘s firm was very productive and a very efficient use of time especially because this was a complicated project. It entailed selecting and placing art on wall panels designed to hide medical equipment. As an all-inclusive provider, Ms. Cooper was very responsive in altering the plan as needed and sending new images of art for us to consider in order to yield a beautifully serene solution in the end.“
~ Cynthia E. Roy, Regional Hospice and Home Care, President and CEO
"I love it.. We love it!!! Great feedback.. Thank you so much!"
~ Kevin Kelleher, Cartus, President and CEO
“I had WFAN out of New York on the radio last evening and heard the radio spot for CT Economic Development and was pleasantly surprised to hear the feature company being Picture That. To top it off Valerie Cooper was the one speaking. The radio spot really was excellent! Thanks very much to you and your team for all the help with the Lobby and other areas this year. It was great to meet Malu yesterday and the vibrancy of the work looks great in the lobby. I wish you and everyone at Picture That all the best as always. Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to working with you should we have any requirements that come up in 2016.“
~ Lawrence Post, Cartus, Vice President, Global Facilities
“Valerie - On behalf of Toquam Magnet School, I wanted to thank you for organizing a well run, beautifully hung display and celebration of students, their artwork and their ideas surrounding the theme of black fashion. I know the students and parents from Toquam were thrilled to be involved (media coverage and photographers everywhere certainly helped them to feel like stars!) Thanks so much...we look forward to next year's extravaganza!“
~ Erik Bieder, Toquam Magnet School, Art Teacher
“Valerie and her firm did a splendid job evaluating the art and complying with our wishes while maintaining the established budget. It was a pleasure working with Valerie who selected, framed and installed the art in our new financial services building at 103 Woodland Street. She and her firm are professional and easy to work with,”
~ Robert Falaguerra, Saint Francis Care, Vice President for Facilities, Support Services and Construction
“I was very pleased with the pieces, and the installation process didn’t interrupt the patient flow at all; the patients enjoyed interacting with us. Your professionalism is appreciated. We are getting rave reviews from physicians, staff, patients and people bringing patients to their appointments!!!! In addition, “Meadow V” looks fabulous on the wall in the infusion area; nurses and patients love it!!! You can be very proud of “Picture That”. Once again, thank you for all you’ve done for our campus.“
~ Donna Casavant, Smilow Cancer Center (Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health System)
“Valerie, we love the new artwork for our clinic. They really give an updated look to our clinic…fresh, modern and clean...The pictures selected contrasts past and current work conditions, a nice historical commentary as one walks through our clinic. The pictures are just great...beautifully framed and tastefully matted...“
~ Esther Nash, M.D., Business Health Services/Industrial Medical Center (Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health System)
“My company hired Valerie in 2013 to sell some pieces of art from our office. She did an extensive amount of research, kept us posted with her progress, put us in contact with buyers, and gave an unbelievable overview of her completed work. She holds a high level of professionalism, knowledge, and expertise in the art, which makes you feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Overall, it was a very good experience and I highly recommend Valerie A. Cooper for any art related work. “
~ Philip Epifano, Tischler und Sohn (USA), Project Manager
"Picture That LLC provides outstanding services; Valerie Cooper is an expert in her field, highly creative and very personable; a consummate, professional with excellent communication skills. With her excellent team, she organized, catalogued and completed an appraisal of a large photography collection, explaining and documenting the process every step of the way. I look forward to working with Valerie again and highly recommend her firm."
~ Pam Koprowski, Cardinale Associates, LLC, Principal
"Valerie Cooper has provided excellent services to our firm in the area of artwork consulting. She has helped us with creating artwork of representative projects for display in our office and also with selecting artwork that exemplifies themes that our part of our firm's core values. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Valerie and the results have been nothing short of stunning."
~ John Rice, AKF Engineers Group, LLC, Partner
"Picture That continues to add value to Thompson Hospitality's programs of celebrating food, art & culture from around the world. Valerie's vision and input helped propel our program to new heights and our clients appreciate the overall quality."
~ Warren Thompson, Thompson Hospitality Services, LLC, CEO
“Thanks for transforming my imprecise ideas into a very tangible and marketable product
– delivered on time and within budget. “
~ Sandy Harden, Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc., Director, New Ventures Department
"The General Electric Company continues to embrace our partnership with Picture That LLC as this small business is a classic example of "Imagination at Work" in a real and profound way; striving daily to make a difference in the lives of GE employees and the Community at Large. We look forward to fostering the company's continued development as it progresses along the business growth maturity curve and are pleased to be a part of its evolution."
~ Deborah Elam, General Electric, VP & Chief Diversity Officer
"Valerie's group worked tirelessly and completed the research in record time. We can always count on Valerie's staff to provide a professional product."
~ Cheryl L. Clarke, Northeast Utilities System, Supplier Diversity Manager
"You did an amazing job packaging everything up. Oh my God, I don't know how to thank you. Everything came through in perfect shape. I really appreciate the service you and your firm provide and I look forward to doing more business again soon."
~ Val Guilford, Magna Securities (UK), President and Head Trader....on relocating his art collection from the Americas to London
"I returned to the office yesterday late afternoon and got my first in person view of my completed gallery. It's beautiful! Thank you so much for assisting us. You were a God-send, we couldn't have done it without you."
~ John Rice, AKF Engineers Group, LLC, Partner
"I have the highest personal and professional regard for President and CEO, Valerie Cooper, and the outstanding work of her team. Valerie is a unique blend of natural ability, directness, common sense, congeniality and sincerity. She listens well to customer needs and interacts effectively at all levels. Picture That has a sound track record of delivering projects on time and on budget and has been extremely cooperative in helping us to meet our very aggressive deadlines.
~ Michelle G. Tinkler, Genworth Financial, Corporate Brand Marketing Leader
"Valerie's ability to relate to, and assist in approach for multiple cultures is a true asset. Her ability to do so in a manner that is compatible with your company brand and culture is equally important. Last year, I retired from IBM after 39 years and established my own business. Again, I turned to Valerie for guidance in creating an office environment that would provide tone and image for my business.
~ Ted Childs, IBM, Global Diversity Manager
"As we have been in business together over three years now, Picture That's creativity with sourcing unique material and artwork from various cultures and regions of the world is first class. The compelling fine art centerfold of UNITY presents the talent of emerging artists who draw on their heritage to create amazing artwork. Thompson Hospitality supplies the food; Picture That supplies the cultural fine are; an together we create a wonderful publication called UNITY."
~ Shawn O'Quinn, Thompson Hospitality Services, LLC, VP of Joint Ventures
"Valerie is a true professional, whose customer focus is unrivaled. She listened with intense interest to what I wanted...she offered options and advice without ever making me feel as though she already had the solution in mind. She is an outstanding business partner, community advocate and African-American women of undeniable character!"
~ Michael T. Holmes, Pitney Bowes, Director, Strategic Talent Management
"Picture That exceeded our expectations in service delivery, product quality, and overall value. Partnering with a company such as Picture That, LLC helps Cartus to celebrate the many cultures represented by our employees as well as our other diverse suppliers."
~ T. Thomas Davis, Cartus, V.P. External Supplier Diversity
"We are forever indebted to Valerie and commend her for giving so generously of her time and formulating the Urban League's first class or "Urban Teen Fine Art Collectors." The students have never been so engaged and interested in learning about African American History through Fine Art."
~ Karen Wright, Urban League of Southern Connecticut, V.P. Youth Development
"I want to thank you so much for helping us, for all the hard work you've done to get this project going and to bring it to completion. For all of your diligence, professionalism and superior quality of product, I am truly grateful. I will highly recommend you to all my colleagues and business associates. YOU FOLKS ARE THE BEST!!!"
~ Darrya Harris, Hall Neighborhood House, Executive Assistant
"I have been working with Valerie for about 6 or 7 years now and have gotten to know her and her business fairly well over the years. I have seen Picture That grow leaps and bounds in that time and there is no question that it is due to the passion she has for what she does and her never ending commitment to her clients!!"
~ Marc Ensign, Internet Marketing Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur & All Around Do-Gooder
"Valerie provides fine art curatorial services for the publication Unity, which is produced by Philatás Marketing Group, the firm I direct. Her meticulous attention to timelines and other important details, as well as her eye for engaging artwork, makes her contribution invaluable to the success of this publication."
~ Shawn Overcash, Marketing Communications, Strategic Brand and Content Development
"Valerie Cooper was hired for my organization as a consultant assisting us with diversity metrics and performance management. Valerie has provided expert advice while achieving desirable results. She has always been accommodating to our needs and has proven to be very adaptable. Her personable character has made the processes smoother as she has strived to consistently meet deliverables in a timely manner. Personally, I have learned great lessons from Valerie's experience and business sense. I highly recommend her for any service or business consulting as she always provides a distinct perspective and has the ability to look at the big picture. I look forward to working with Valerie on future endeavors as well."
~ Doris N. Poma, PHR - HR Manager, specializing in Employee Relations, Staffing and Leadership Development
"Valerie provided artwork for Cartus as part of our diversity program. She was a great partner to consult with in defining and setting up the program. Her ideas were creative and worked well within our corporate structure. Year after year she exceeded our expectations."
~ Margaret Gibson, Columbia University Medical Center, Human Resources
"Valerie is a consummate professional whose energy and vision inspire standards that far surpass the expected ... In an environment where the bar seems to be set ever lower, Valerie, through her own example, brings about results that exceed the most optimistic expectations ... It is a pleasure and a privilege to be called upon to work with Valerie whenever the opportunity arises ... "
~ Paul Golden, Wheeler/Benitas LLC, Managing Partner