Secondary Meanings

Opening May 17, 5:00 to 9:00

Zhou B Gallery, Chicago

Arachne Triptych comes out of hiding!

Secondary Meanings at Zhou B Gallery in Chicago


Thrilled to announce that my huge triptych, 

Arachne: Predator and Prey will be part of 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.

Secondary Meanings

Zhou B Gallery, Chicago

Opening Reception: Thursday May 17th, 5:00 to 9:00

I'll be at the Opening Reception and hope to see you!

Show Dates: Through July 12th

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

Arachne is Available

Salmagundi Member's Juried Show


Carol raises chicks…and spirits
was juried into the Salmagundi Members Show, and she's heading to New York City!

Show Dates, April 29-May 23

Public Reception and Awards ceremony:
Wednesday, May 8th, 6:00 to 9:00

I blog about Carol here.

Read Carol's Story

Vote for me…p-p-pleeeze?


I've entered Guardian Angel of the Good Death in the Jerry's Art-orama Self-Portrait Contest.

If you see fit, you can check out the competition and give her a yay vote…if you see fit!

To be an informed voter, read my blog about Guardian Angel of the Good Death here.

Vote here…quick and easy!

Showing Now!


The Mandel J Show

My painting, (left) Baby's in Black and I'm Feelin' Blue won an honorable mention at the Mandel J Show. 

Open Now through May 5th

Mandel JCC

26001 South Woodland Blvd.

Beachwood, Ohio


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Members Show

Showing Now!
My tiny but mighty alla prima work, Red and Spectacular (right) is showing and available at this exhibit of small and affordable works by the illustrious members of the AAWR.

Thru May 3

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 East 123rd Street

Cleveland, Ohio

This Summer: Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

Painting the Figure Now 2019

My painting, #me(dusa)too will be part of this 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 such as  Alexandra Tyng, Bo Bartlett, Melinda Borysevicz, and Vincent Desidario and so many more… PTFN 2019 will be a stunner.

Show Dates: July 9-September 28
Opening Reception TBA


309 McClellan Street

Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

#me(dusa)too…not a myth

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.

Check me out on!


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, here's the link to my painting, "Reversal of Venus"

Reversal of Venus is available on

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

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

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. 

Lady in Waiting is available on

Looking Ahead

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

Hillary Emerges, Oil on Canvas,

Zanesville Museum of Art. 2020.

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


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