Recent Shows & Recognition
I was honored and thrilled to have my painting “Waiting for Thiebaud” accepted into two museum shows in 2016 and 2017—the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Fall Show and The Crocker 39th annual auction where it sold to a collector. It's really important for artists to have their work and their names recognized and this was a very important step toward that end for me.
For the fourth time in Five tries one of my paintings was accepted in the California State Fair. “Bullseye” is one of my first pieces to showcase my new abstract style so I was very pleased to have it selected out of all the excellent art and artists that apply. In addition to that it won a Publisher's Award which means it will appear on one of the covers of Inside Magazine.
Upcoming Shows and Where You Can Find My Art
For several years I've belonged to a critique group of wonderful artists who have honestly and forthrightly helped me improve my art. This group of 11 artists (including me) is having a show called "Critique Mystique" at ACAI Gallery in Fair Oaks this coming August. ACAI is a lovely gallery that in addition to 2-D art has studio and display space for 3-D ceramics pieces. This group show will bring together the very best work of all 11 artists. I'm so grateful to be included in this show.
Sept. 16 & 17 will find me along with several other artists in our studios in Galt during the annual Sac Open Studios Tour. This event is huge which is why it takes up two weekends with ours in the south county being on the second weekend. We bring out many of our pieces to sell and allow folks to see us as we paint or just talk to us about our processes. I will be joining Tracy DiVita at 676 Adare Way in Galt from 10:00 to 5:00 each of those two days and I hope both collectors and supporters and friends will stop by for talk, art and refreshments.
There will be a crow show! Some of you may not realize that artists have to plan a year or two in advance for shows because of how long it takes to create artwork. So yes, there will be a Crow Show at Sparrow, that will take place in March 2018. I fell in love with crows when I came up-close-and-personal with one while I was eating a sandwich in a small village on the coast of Ireland. I took several pictures and the rest is history. You'll see him (or her) in many of my paintings on my website. The show in March will bring many artists together showing off their interpretation of this adaptable and intelligent bird. Sparrow Gallery is located on R Street in Sacramento.
Travels With Judy
Over the last several years my husband and I have traveled to many wonderful places (Italy, Ireland, Iceland and Tahiti to name a few), but recently we decided to stick close to home and re-visit some places we haven't seen in a very long time. So this year we are going to Carmel, the Gilroy Garlic Festival and Yosemite. All areas we haven't seen in many many years. I'm hoping for plenty of material for my paintings on these short trips around the area as well as looking forward to spending quiet time and just enjoying what this beautiful state has to offer.