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! 

Opening Reception:

February 13, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00

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

Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács keeps painting unsung female heroes

Gallery Talk:

Chicks with Balls: You, me and every woman we know

Saturday, February 15, 2:00-3:00

Artist Lecture:

Beyond Chicks with Balls: The Goddess Project

Thursday, March 19, 6:00 to 7:00

Both the first and second chicks books will be for sale at the ZMA gift shop. 

Judy Takács will be available at each event to personally sign copies. 

Show continues thru April 4.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 10-5:00.

Thursdays open until 7:30.

Zanesville Museum of Art

620 Military Road

Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Emilie heads to Lore Degenstein Competition

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11th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition at the Lore Degenstein Gallery of the Susquehanna University

Emilie, The Tenth Muse, The One Who Sees, from my Goddess Project, has been accepted to this prestigious national competition. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26th, from 7:00 to 9:00, 

Through December 5th

Lore Degenstein Gallery

Susquehanna University, 

Sellinsgrove, PA

Carol Raises Chicks…wins a Merit Award from Southwest Artist

Southwest Artists: Art of the Heartland


Psyched to announce that two of my paintings were accepted to 

Southwest Artists, Art of the Heartland

 at the Mena Gallery in Arkansas; 

Ephemera Defender, above and also,  Carol Raises Chicks…and Spirits

Doubly psyched that Carol Raise Chicks has also won a Merit Award!

Show continues through November 18th.

Mena Gallery

607 Mena Street

 Mena, Arkansas

Tiny Copper Gem Heads to Denver

Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Show


Down Her Back will be heading to Denver, Colorado for the
Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Exhibition!
Opens November 2, through November 30th.
Framed in Traditional High Profile Black Wood, Down Her Back is painted on copper is 8 x 10 inches and $595.
Check out the whole show online here.

#Me(dusa)too…Two heads to Valley Art Center Annual Juried Ex

And so does #Me(dusa)too…Two


 Thrilled to announce that I've had two paintings from my Goddess Project accepted to the Valley Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition! 

Read about Arachne above and #Me(dusa)too…Two…too!

And then join me at the reception!

Opening Reception: Friday November 8th, 6:00 to 8:00

Through December 11th

Valley Art Center

155 Bell Street

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Three for CLE


Outside the Mainstream

Proud to say that Art Legend Douglas Max Utter selected Winged Victory Looks Forward to be part of this honorary exhibition of Cleveland Figurative Art at ARTneo Museum.

Through November 15th.

ARTneo Museum

78th Street Studios

Cleveland, Ohio


52 Weeks 52 Works

Excited that Highland Matriarch was selected for the 

Academy Graphics 52 Weeks/52 Works 2020 Calendar. Even more excited that there will be a physical exhibition of the 52 works at the Fawick Gallery of Baldwin Wallace University.

Opening Reception: 

Friday November 1st from 5:00 to 8:00

Through December 6th

Fawick Gallery, 

Baldwin Wallace University 

Berea, Ohio


HeART of Cleveland

Celebrating all things Cleveland, Naji's World, my portrait of artist, activist, mover, shaker and instagater, Loren Naji, is included in Scott Kranyak's HeART of Cleveland book, and will be showing at BAYarts in HeART of Cleveland.

Opening Reception: 

Friday December 6th from 7:00 to 9:00

Show dates November 23 through December 22


Bay Village, Ohio

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.

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.

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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