Venus at the Salmagundi in New York City

Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition


Reversal of Venus will be included in the Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition 

at the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC!
Show Dates: August 29 through September 15 

Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday September 15, from 1:00 to 5:00.

Salmagundi Art Club

47 Fifth Ave

New York City, NY


Chicks and Ephemera heading to Arkansas!

Southwest Artists: Art of the Heartland


Psyched to announce that two of my paintings were accepted to 

Southwest Artists, Art of the Heartland

 at the Mena Gallery in Arkansas; 

Ephemera Defender, above and also,  Carol Raises Chicks…and Spirits

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5

Show continues through November 18th.

Mena Gallery

607 Mena Street

 Mena, Arkansas


#Me(dusa)too and Two…take on Wisconsin and Ohio

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art


 #Me(dusa)too will be part of Painting the Figure Now II, a historic exhibit of contemporary figurative realism at the one of a kind Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art…where the focus is on figurative realism.  Curated by Museum Director, David Hummer, sponsored by Poets/Artists magazine,  I'm thrilled to share wall space with figurative art legends   Alexandra Tyng, Bo Bartlett

Melinda Borysevicz, and Vincent Desidario and so many more… 

PTFN 2019 will be a stunner.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6:00 to 8:00

Through September 28


309 McClellan Street

Wausau, Wisconsin

Check out the amazing Poets/Artists catalog for this historic exhibit.


Ohio State Fair Art Exhibition


#Me(dusa)too Two…along with Highland Matriarch

were both juried into the Ohio State Fair Art Exhibition! 

Opening Reception: Tuesday,  July 23, 6:00 to 8:00

Show is open each day during the course of the Ohio State Fair, 

at the Cox Fine Art Center from 9:00 to 9:00 through August 4 at 6:00.

Ohio State Fairgrounds

717 East 17th Street

Columbus, Ohio

Highland Matriarch

Arachne triptych available on!


Secondary Meanings at Zhou B Gallery in Chicago

She's home from the Zhou B Gallery in Chicago where

Arachne: Predator and Prey  showed with Secondary Meanings

a Poets/Artists exhibition and publication curated by Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt.

I blog about the feminist issues behind mythological story behind this painting here.

The triptych is available individually or together through Zhou B Gallery on

Arachne is Available

Best in Show at Summit Artspace

Right on the heels of winning an Honorable Mention at the 

Jerry's Artarama Self-Portrait Competition, 

Guardian Angel of the Good Death was awarded 

Best in Show by juror Ron White at 

Me, Myself and I at the gorgeous Summit Artspace in Akron.

Show continues through August 31st.

Guardian Angel of the Good Death

The Art of Realism at CLE Hopkins Airport


Quite thrilled that ten (TEN!) of my portraits of seniors, nuns and Celebrity Artists will be exhibited at the

at Cleveland Hopkins Airport! 

The Art of Realism, a group exhibit, will include 

high quality giclees of my paintings 

Show dates April 12 and October 31st!

Giclees and selected originals will be for sale. 

Inquire at

Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Public Gallery Concourse A

Need plane ticket to pass through TSA

Check out all the artists here.

Fly with Art

Published in Poets/Artists Adorn Me

The Last Marble
Judy Takács
oil on canvas
Showing now at the Lakeland Community College

Adorn Me

I have two paintings, The Last Marble (left) and 

Shannon's Double Life (which I blog about here

appearing in the stunningly beautiful 

Poets/Artists Adorn Me issue, 

curated by Carol Hodes.

Order this beautiful book of some of the finest figurative work being produced today…thrilled to be part of it.

Please…Adorn Me!

News, and In the News

“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!

Tell Me About Yourself at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


My portrait of Cleveland's own iconic figurative painter, Shirley Campbell, entitled, "When I grow up I want to be Shirley Campbell,” has entered the permanent collection of the  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Also archived are my portraits of Marsha Sweet, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna and the late Marilyn Szalay. All were created in 2015 for the Majority Rising Show which I curated for the AAWR with the works of these masters.
I blog about each painting. Shirley, Marsha, Kathleen and Lee.

Fabulous Press and Amazing Reach for Chicks!

Meet the Artist Feature in Mimi Vanderhaven Magazine

Meet the Artist, Judy Takács. Featured in Mimi Vanderhaven

I talk all about art, life and my Chicks with Balls project in Mimi Vanderhaven Magazine.

Mimi Me!

Secret Sister…here, there and everywhere!


Thrilled to announce that my painting, Titkos Tesvér (The secret sister who was sent away)  was awarded the Ridgewood Art Institute Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolf 122nd Juried Exhibition  at the legendary National Arts Club in NYC in January 2019.

 Titkos Tesvér (The secret sister who was sent away)  is also among the  paintings selected to appear on the

 American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Exhibition for the next year.

Check out the whole collection here.

Read the tragic story of my secret aunt

A Couple Historic Announcements


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. 

Judy Takács Elected as Full Member of the Historic Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Catharine Lorillard Wolf was a major collector and patron of the arts at the turn of the last century. The CLWAC was established to honor her legacy. Thrilled to announce that I am the newest elected member of this prestigious and selective 122 year old Organization.


Affordable Small Works Available Through Abend Gallery

Three of my tiny but mighty alla prima paintings are  available through Abend  Gallery and on for $595.

Clockwise, are Ms Magnolia, Charmed and the Orange Hoodie. Abend Gallery

Looking Ahead

Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács Paints Unsung Female Heroes…Continues

Hillary Emerges, Oil on Canvas,

Chicks with Balls travels to the Zanesville Museum of Art! 

Opening Reception: February 6, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30

through April 4, 2020

Many details yet to come, but, suffice it to say, I'm pretty darn psyched for my first solo museum show!

Zanesville Museum of Art, 

620 Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio

Chicks to Zanesville

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