One, a gold leaf beauty from my Madonna and Child series of my Goddess Project, is headed to the
to be part of this stellar exhibition.
Thank you to jurors: Kelly & Kyle Phelps, Professional Juror
Jay Mantel, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Katie Peet, Friends of the Library
Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
96 South Grant Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Show Dates: February 3- March 25
Closing Reception: March 25, 2-4:00pm
Thrilled that No Way To Go Ohio was accepted to 2023 FRESH, juried by Michael Gill.
FRESH encourages artists to push the boundaries of what art can be…stylistically, conceptually and technically
Opening Reception: Friday January 13th from 5:00-7:00.
Show continues in the Main Gallery on the first floor through March 18th
Gallery Hours, Fridays 12-7 and Saturdays 11-5
140 East Market Street
330 376 8480
Bigger and better than ever, The Ashtabula Arts Center will host a Solo Exhibition of my Goddess Project paintings!
Many Diptychs, Triptychs and Singles will be shown together for the first time ever in this vast and beautiful gallery space,
which is home to the now legendary Annual Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition.
Show opens Friday July 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and continues through July 29.
Gallery hours: M-Thurs 9-9:00, Friday 9-4:00, Saturday 9-1:00, Closed Sunday
If you want to combine your art trip with a theatre production,
the gallery is also open before performances and during intermission.
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 West 13th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 964 3396
With the election coming up, the timing couldn't be more perfect.
MASALA (Make Abortion Safe and Legal Again) won First Place, the top award at the
Akron Society of Artists Members Juried Exhibition.
Huge thanks to juror, John P. Smolko, for his beautiful words about my heartfelt painting.
Judy Takacs piece, MASALA (Make Abortion Safe and Legal Again), is a perfect example of Judy being an artist in her own time. This is a dynamic issue in our society, and it took an enormous amount of bravery for Mrs. Takacs to create it and exhibit it in this exhibition. It is a painting that individuals on both sides of the issue should see and appreciate. When I was teaching high school art, I told my students that they should create art that viewers will either love or hate. The kind of art that is not actually art at all, is art that elicits no response and has no soul. This painting has soul. You will either love it or hate it, but you will not be oblivious to its presence. Judy Takacs has created a painting that explodes on the wall and demands your attention. It is thought provocative, and we all will be voting on it this election. Picasso said, “No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It’s an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.”
The inaugural showing of the Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize takes Northeast Ohio Art by storm!
With its TWO $12K Best in Show prizes, one for Realist Art and one for Abstract,
the 100 works are by some of the best artists working in Northeast Ohio today.
I was thrilled to be included, and awarded an Honorable Mention.
I took Living Figuratively on the road for a special visit to the Ashtabula Arts Center for a walk through of this stellar show.
Trust Women, from my growing pro-choice series, is honored to win an Honorable Mention at the
highly competitive Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition
at the Ashtabula Arts Center
I featured Trust Women on Living Figuratively, watch it now!
Beyond excited to announce that 43 of my paintings, in giclée print format,
will be showing this Fall at the
Ramp to Concourse A!
The show title, Goddess, Woman, Dust and Rainbow,
is a hearty and respectful nod to the
FRONT International and CAN Triennial Art exhibitions taking place all over Northeast Ohio this summer.
I present truthful, sensitive and realistic portraits of goddesses, muses, nuns, artists, mothers, heroes,
icons and women; real and imagined.
And because it's the airport, all are PG…clothed and covered for your family-friendly child-safe viewing pleasure!
Concepts, however, may make you think, and, as always, my goal is to save the world one painting at a time.
Through January 31st, 2023
72 pages, 55 full color images and chock full of paintings and stories of
Goddesses, Mortals and Heroines as seen through my contemporary feminist lens.
$50 plus tax.
So psyched that Cleveland ABC News5 came out to cover the Goddess Project: Innocents Panel Discussion March 20th!
It was an amazing event. I was honored and humbled to share the stage and meet these strong women who've been through more than we can imagine whether they were wrongfully incarcerated or loved someone who was. It is to their huge credit that they continue to work with the Ohio Innocence Project to help others who were wrongfully incarcerated
as they transition back into the world they have been robbed of for so long.
Thank you to Chagrin Arts for hosting the exhibit and the Panel Discussion.
Show continues through June 12th at Chagrin Arts in Downtown Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Signature Status recognizes those practicing and accomplished artists who are dedicated to the educational mission and high aesthetic standards of the Portrait Society of America. The artist's work must consistently demonstrate a high level of skill and sophistication of aesthetics.
Thrilled that my work and my contributions to the portrait and figurative art world are recognized by the
Portrait Society of America, and organization that I've been proud member of for over a decade.
Pictured above is, Madonna and Child and Child: A Portrait of Joy
one of the paintings submitted for my Signature Status Application.
Thrilled to announce that my painting, ONE, has been awarded finalist status at the Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition in the Non-commissioned Portrait Category! She was also very recently awarded an Honorable Mention at the Valley Art Center 50th Anniversary Show!
After entering this holy grail of a prestigious Portrait competition for 12 years, I have finally achieved a placement among the stellar 100 chosen from over 2200 entries.
This is a huge first for me and I'm thrilled about it!
Believe it or not, digital copies (not NFTs) of
SIX of my paintings, Secure the Perimeter, The Skeptic, Charmed, Serenity Prayer (sold), The Orange Hoodie (sold)
and Miss Magnolia and the Red Stain (sold)
will be included in the Lunar Time Capsule
and joining NASA’s scientific payloads on
Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One sometime in July 2021.
Artists on the Moon is an initiative coordinated by
physicist Dr. Samuel Peralta.
Approximately 1200 artworks, books and one Artificial Intelligence-created project are digitally included in this time capsule to be archived on the moon via Astrobotic's Peregrine Lunar Lander, traveling on United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur rocket.
How did my works get invited to make this historic ride? They were all included in various Poets/Artists Magazines over the years, and that was one of the many places
Dr. Peralta looked when choosing art for the moon…
right place at the right time!
Three of these historic works are sold, but the other three, pictured here, are still available.
Check ’em out at my online shop now, under the category, Art to the Moon!
With its mission of 25 Museum Shows in 25 Years, the American Women Artists organization is unique in its approach to advocating for women artists. I was proud to have achieved Associate with Distinction Status a few years back, and now have moved up to Signature Status with this esteemed organization.
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.
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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