52 Weeks 52 Works
Fawick Gallery
Baldwin Wallace University
November 9-30

"The Final Chapter" included

Opening Reception:
Friday November 9, 5:00 to 8:00

News and Shows

“Ephemera Collector” wins Grand Prize in Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition

She was featured in the September 2018 issue with a two page spread.

This painting has a lovely history of awards, in 2017 she was awarded Second Place at the Mandel J Show in Beachwood, Ohio, and, in June, she was awarded Best In Show at the 73rd Ohio Annual at the Zanesville Museum of Art!

A Historic Announcement

Judy Takács Elected as Member of Historic Salmagundi Club in New York City

This is so special because I basically grew up in art hearing about the Salmagundi Club in New York from my Portrait Teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Art, José Cintron. He spoke of it with a reverence for the artistic giants of portraiture who have also been members since it began in 1871. William Merrit Chase, Norman Rockwell, Childe Hassam, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle…even Louis Comfort Tiffany. The  Salmagundi Club positioned itself at that lovely crossroads between narrative, representational art and illustration, at a time when that was going out of favor, they carried the torch. 

Upcoming Shows

52 Weeks 52 Works at Baldwin Wallace University

My painting, The Final Chapter  will be included in this juried exhibition of  works chosen for AGC 52 Weeks 52 Works Calendar.

Opening Reception:
November 9, 5:00 to 8:00

Through November 30


Fawick Gallery

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, Ohio





Tell Me About Yourself at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

A celebration of the fabulous life of Cleveland's own iconic figurative painter, Shirley Campbell, my portrait of her, entitled, "When I grow up I want to be Shirley Campbell,” will be hanging in the front room to honor her memory.  

The show will be a retrospective of her paintings, some for sale to fund the preservation of the body of her works which are now in the permanent collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.

Reception and Celebration:
Sunday March 10, 1:00 to 3:00

Show dates: March 8-16, 2019


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

Cleveland, Ohio

After appearing at this memorial service, my portrait of Shirley will be permanently archived at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.

#me(dusa)too
Judy Takács

Just posted a new blog…#me(dusa)too

Read the story behind the Medusa story we all know…and why it matters even more today.

Let me be the judge of that…

Bryn Du Art Show…Jurying in 2019

After taking First Place in 2017 and then Second Place in 2018, I'm excited be asked to jury this fabulous National Show in the historic Bryn Du Mansion in Granville Ohio.

Check out the Call for Entry Form.


Deadline to enter: January 15, 2019


Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: March 5, 2019






Check me out on Artsy.net!

Poets/Artists: The New Nude

An online exhibition from Poets/Artists magazine, featuring many stars of contemporary figurative realism. Check out the entire show here. All works are available through artsy.com, here's the link to my painting, "Reversal of Venus"

Lady in Waiting
Judy Takács
oil on linen
available through Zhou B Gallery via artsy.com

Woman as Warrior

Woman as Warrior, curate by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez made its debut as an exhibition at the Zhou B Gallery in Chicago in 2017. This amazing collection of paintings and sculptures created to the theme of empowerment of women is also a Poets/Artists publication, available here. The entire show can be viewed on artsy and my painting, Lady in Waiting is available through Zhou B Gallery here. 

Looking Ahead

Chicks. Goddesses. Women.

Zanesville Museum of Art. 2020.

Many details yet to come, but suffice it to say, I'm pretty darn psyched!

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