Takács' solo show at Chagrin Arts presents a selection of works from
The Goddess Project, her Madonna and Child series, and the Pro-Choice Paintings
which have been seen all over Ohio in the past few months
as we count down to Election Day, November 7th,
when the Reproductive Rights Amendment will be on the ballot.
A Pro Choice Exhibition, Mothers, Women, Children, Choices asks viewers to see that
we who are Pro-Choice, very much love and support babies, children, mothers and parents.
Respecting the individual's private reproductive decisions is very much part of that support.
Gallery hours: Monday-Wednesday–Friday 11-4:00, or by appointment
Judy Takács' Chicks with Balls and Goddess Project books will be for sale during the run of the show.
Events related to the exhibition will be updated on the chagrinarts.org website, check back often.
88 North Main Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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,
are showing now at the BIG @SS @RT Show at Lakeland Community College.
Watch my Living Figuratively docent tour of the BIG @SS @RT SHOW at Lakeland!
I take you on a Living Figuratively walk through of the BIG @SS art that Lakeland Community College.
I begin with a spontaneous tribute to my mentor, art inspiration and friend, Judith Carducci, who recently passed away.
It's a natural segue into my Goddess Project painting, Hecate Vanitas with Indigo,
which is all about embracing the cycle of birth, life and death…as shown through the triple bodied Goddess Hecate.
Why Indigo? You'll just have to watch the video and find out.
Recently renamed Matthew 5:44,
my Goddess Project painting returned home from showing this summer at the Ashtabula Arts Center.
Without skipping a beat this sweet pair of powerful ladies is now heading to the Mena Gallery in Arkansas.
Thrilled to report they were juried into the
Southwest Artists, Art of the Heartland Show!
Show opens: September 6th
Awards Reception September 9th
Continues through October 28th
Kicking it off with a tribute to Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman from 1970s TV,
I give a docent tour of the 25 paintings from my Goddess Project showing at the Ashtabula Arts Center,
many are panels from triptychs that have never hung together before.
All my Living Figuratively Episodes live forever on my YouTube Chanel.
The premier competitive painting show in Ohio, The Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize is now in its second year, and I'm thrilled to report that Winged Victory Takes Flight from my Goddess Project series, has been accepted.
She'll be showing in the glorious and vast gallery space of the Ashtabula Arts Center…
where I just closed my Goddess Project: Warriors show at the end of July!
Awards, including two $12K grand prizes, will be announced at the
Opening Reception, October 7th from 6:00 to 9:00
Show continues through October 31st.
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W. 13th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
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 is open now and continues through September 9th
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
Thank you to jurors: Kelly & Kyle Phelps, Professional Jurors
Jay Mantel, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Katie Peet, Friends of the Library
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.
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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