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.
Read about the Goddess Project in CAN Journal!
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.
Goddess Project books and photographic prints will be for sale during the run of the show.
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 West 13th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 964 3396
Thrilled that juror, Claudia Berlinski, Youngstown State professor and Director of the McDonough Museum, has accepted Persephone, Kept, in the Winter AND The Goddess Apollo to the 13th Annual May Show at Lakeland!
Show continues through July 14th!
Thrilled that my painting, A Wood Nymph for the Ages was accepted to the American Woman Artists, Pushing Forward, Reaching Back show at the sumptuous Brookgreen Gardens Museum in South Carolina.
Check out all the works in this beautiful show.
Thrilled that juror, Simone Renee Spruce,
has accepted, Attention: Ohio, (formerly titled, No Way To Go Ohio) one of my Pro-Choice paintings for inclusion in the for Zanesville Museum of Art's 77th Ohio Annual exhibition!
Of late, and especially since Roe v. Wade was overturned last summer,
my feminist art and my Pro choice activism have gone hand in hand.
Why did I retitle this painting?
Because, for the time being, I'm trying to stay hopeful about Ohio and where it will stand on the Reproductive Rights issue.
Right now I'm one of the thousands of volunteers who is collecting signatures for Ohio's Reproductive Rights Amendment which will (hopefully) be placed on the ballot this November.
In conjunction with this effort, I've been trying to place my Pro Choice paintings all over Ohio,
so, showing at the Zanesville Museum of Art is an important placement for sure.
77th Ohio Annual opens, Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 and continues through September 9th
Lakeland Community College Gallery Director Extraordinaire, Mary Urbas, has been cooking up the BIG @SS @RT Show concept for a while. It has now come to fruition, with four BIG @SS shows coming to Cleveland art venues this Summer.
My BIG @SS painting, Hecate Vanitas with Indigo, all 48" x 72" of her,
will be included in the BIG @SS @RT Show at Lakeland Community College.
Show opens Sunday, July 23rd with a Gallery Talk at 2:00 PM
with the Big Heads of Little Arts Organizations.
Reception Immediately follows.
One, a gold leaf beauty from my Madonna and Child series of my Goddess Project,
was awarded one of only three Juror's Choice Awards at the
2023 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition
showing now through March 25th at the
Carnegie Gallery of Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
Thank you to jurors: Kelly & Kyle Phelps, Professional Jurors
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
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.”
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!
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.
Available at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, The Butler Institute of American Art, and my online shop.
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!
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