Beyond Chicks with Balls: The Goddess Project


Judy Takács on Facebook Live

In conjunction with the Zanesville Museum of Art, where my first solo museum show, 

Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes, opened in February, 

I gave a FACEBOOK LIVE Artist talk.

It's a virtual docent tour of my home and studio, focusing on the paintings and concepts of my current series, 

The Goddess Project, where I re-imagine characters from the mythology of all religions 

through a contemporary feminist lens. 

Chicks with Balls: Solo Museum Show!


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

Chicks with Balls travels to the Zanesville Museum of Art! 

Because of Corona…the Museum is closed now

The opening of the show was also the book launch of the long-awaited second Chicks with Balls Book.

Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács keeps painting unsung female heroes

Zanesville Museum of Art

620 Military Road

Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Both the first and second chicks books are for sale at my online shop right here. 

Chicks on WHIZ Zanesville NBC News!


ZMA Museum Director talks about the Chicks Show on NBC News!

Psyched for the amazing news coverage for 

Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes at the Zanesville Museum of Art.

Three paintings available now on


Ephemera Collector available now on

Painted and collaged to honor the passing of my parents and the mountains of handwritten documents, letters and ephemera they left behind, Ephemera Collector won 

Best in Show at the 73rd Ohio Annual and was also awarded Grand Prize in the Artists Magazine All-Media Competition. 

She is now represented by 33 Contemporary in Chicago, and is available on


Guardian Angel available now on

Painted to represent the tumultuous time 

before, during and after the passing of my parents,

this triple self-portrait has won awards everywhere; museums, art centers, colleges and galleries.

Most recently she pushed my Best in Show tally to an even dozen, by winning the top award at

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

She is now represented by 

33 Contemporary in Chicago and is available on


Down Her Back available now on

Down Her Back  Available through the Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Exhibition, on Framed in Traditional High Profile Black Wood, Down Her Back isa tiny alla prima gem, painted on copper,  8 x 10 inches and $595. Check out the whole show online here.

Giclées for Sale from The Art of Realism at Cleveland Hopkin


Ten of my portraits of seniors, nuns and Celebrity Artists were exhibited at Cleveland Hopkins Airport 

for the past 6 months as part of

The Art of Realism.

Now, these gorgeous giclées are home and 

ready for acquisition and shipping for $175. 

Sizes vary, but all are less than 24" at the longest side.

Includes shipping to the Continental U.S rolled in tube.

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!

Available through 33 Contemporary in Chicago at


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, Judy Takács. Featured in Mimi Vanderhaven

Meet the Artist Feature in Mimi Vanderhaven Magazine

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

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.

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