Lakeland Community College

February 24-March 29

Reception: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Showing Now and Soon



Two paintings from my Chicks with Balls Series, Hatchlings (on the masthead) and The Last Marble 

are included in from WOMAN XII at the Lakeland Community College. Now in its 12th year, curated by gallery director extraordinaire, Mary Urbas, this exhibition of 80 artists from across the nation, celebrates Women's History month with a show that tops itself year after year. Proud to be included.

Show dates: February 24-March 29

Reception: Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio

The Conversation is heading to New York

The Conversation
Judy Takács
oil on linen
Available through the Salmagundi Art Club.

Figuratively Speaking at the Salmagundi Art Club

From my series painting the retired sisters of Notre Dame, my painting, "The Conversation" is showing now at the Salmagundi Art Club in New York as part of Figuratively Speaking.

Read about my experience painting
the retired sisters of Notre Dame here and here.

The Conversation is available through the Salmagundi Art Club.

Show Dates February 19-March 7
Salmagundi Art Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Published in Poets/Artists Adorn Me

The Last Marble
Judy Takács
oil on canvas
Showing now at the Lakeland Community College

Adorn Me

I will 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!


“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!

Just posted a new blog…#me(dusa)too


Read the story behind the Medusa story we all know…and why it matters even more today.


Tell Me About Yourself at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


A celebration of the fabulous life of Cleveland's own iconic figurative painter, Shirley Campbell, my portrait of her, entitled, "When I grow up I want to be Shirley Campbell,” will be hanging in the front room to honor her memory.    The show will be a retrospective of her paintings, some for sale to fund the preservation of the body of her works which are now in the permanent collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.  Reception and Celebration:  Sunday March 10, 1:00 to 3:00  Show dates: March 8-16, 2019

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

Cleveland, Ohio  After appearing at this memorial service, my portrait of Shirley will be permanently archived at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. 

Secret Sister Wins Ridgewood Art Institute Award


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.

Read the blog about the the tragic story of my mysterious 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.

Let me be the judge of that…


Bryn Du Art Show…Jurying in 2019

After taking First Place in 2017 and then Second Place in 2018, I'm excited be asked to jury this fabulous National Show in the historic Bryn Du Mansion in Granville Ohio.

Check out the Call for Entry Form.

Deadline to enter: January 15, 2019

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: March 5, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00
Show continues through March 24. I will be doing an artist demonstration on Wednesday March 20th from 1:00 to 3:00.

Bryn Du Mansion

537 Jones Road

Granville, Ohio

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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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