LIVING FIGURATIVELY is a show that asks the question…
Why not you fill your house with the faces and figures of fascinating people you don’t even know?
Each week I'll be spotlighting a figurative work of my own or from my collection…
and showing you how you can connect with it, love it and live with figurative art!
For Episode 10, I'll be showing you a very special corner of my house where figurative art rules…
a couple of my own and a glorious piece, Phoenix, by Jaymi Zents!
LIVING FIGURATIVELY Thursday June 4th, 6:00 PM EST
Episode 9: Originally Aired, May 28th, 2020
For this installment of LIVING FIGURATIVELY, I invited you into my studio and introduced you to some of my
favorite figurative art books that have inspired me for decades along with some recent discoveries.
Spoiler alert: They're all terrific coffee table books too!
Featured books are from artists Rose Frantzen, Burton Silverman, Susan Lyon, David Kassan, Nicholas Uribé, Terry Strickland, Carly Strickland, Michelangelo, Artemesia, Poets/Artists Publications…and more!
BONUS: I kicked off the episode with a first look at my most recent art acquisition, a beautiful drawing by Teresa Oaxaca!
which I'll be framing with Susan Porges, The Art Studio!
In conjunction with the Zanesville Museum of Art, where my first solo museum show,
Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes, opened in February,
I gave a FACEBOOK LIVE Artist talk.
It's a virtual docent tour of my home and studio, focusing on the paintings and concepts of my current series,
The Goddess Project, where I re-imagine characters from the mythology of all religions
through a contemporary feminist lens.
Chicks with Balls is on lockdown right now at the Zanesville Museum of Art.
Since the museum will not be opening back up again until after the show comes down, there will be a
will be a video walkthrough posted soon.
The opening of the show was also the book launch of the long-awaited second Chicks with Balls Book.
Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács keeps painting unsung female heroes
Both the first and second chicks books are for sale at my online shop right here.
Psyched for this amazing news coverage for
Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes at the Zanesville Museum of Art
The best type of show to be in these days…Lauralee, Balls of Silver, Nerves of Steel, from my Chicks with Balls project,
was accepted into the American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Exhibition! This is especially good because, the physical painting is right now locked up at the corona-closed Zanesville Museum of Art!
Read Laurel's incredible story of courage…in her own words, here.
Painted and collaged to honor the
passing of my parents and the
mountains of handwritten documents, letters and ephemera they left behind,
Ephemera Collector won Best in Show at the
73rd Ohio Annual and was also
awarded Grand Prize in the
Artists Magazine All-Media Competition.
She is now represented by 33 Contemporary in Chicago, and is available on artsy.net.
Painted to represent the tumultuous time
this triple self-portrait has won awards at
The May Show at Lakeland Community College and at the
Evanston Museum of Art in Indiana.
Most recently she pushed my Best in Show tally to an even dozen, by winning the top award at
Me, Myself and I, at the Summit Artspace in Akron, Ohio.
She is now represented by
33 Contemporary in Chicago and is available on artsy.net.
Ten of my portraits of seniors, nuns and Celebrity Artists were exhibited at Cleveland Hopkins Airport
for the past 6 months as part of
The Art of Realism.
Now, these gorgeous giclées are home and
ready for acquisition and shipping for $175.
Sizes vary, but all are less than 24" at the longest side.
Includes shipping to the Continental U.S rolled in tube.
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!
Available through 33 Contemporary in Chicago at artsy.net.
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.
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.
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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