JUDE HARZER FINE ART

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Please Join Me! Art Connections 6

You Are Invited!
Art Connections 6 Exhibit
George Segal Gallery
Montclair State University
Opening Reception:
Sunday, January 12, 2010
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: 1/17-2/13, 2010


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Live and Create Inspired by Love

“There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”~ Don Juan deMarco

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Child Within

I have managed to spend more time working on my painting, "The Child Within."As I was driving last weekend, to spend the day with my friend, Carol Saylor, a Pa. based sculptor and fine artist, I was thinking seriously about my work and my motivations for creating it. I had spoken earlier with another friend.We extensively discussed my recent work. What motivates anyone to do anything? The recurring answer for me is always love and passion. In its absence, I cannot create well. I fall in and out of love on a daily basis with ideas,images,great minds,literature and art ,positive sensations and memories. I asked Carol, who has had greater life experience, some incredibly tragic, "What is it that you have learned from this life? " Her response was that she "understands" nothing and knows little:) I told her that I shared something similar with my children... that the "key" to living freely is in the understanding and appreciation that,simultaneously, none of it matters...and yet all of it matters:) We talked about how love and loss,despite education, "knowledge", and material success, guide our thoughts,actions and interests. It is what reminds us that we are alive and connected to others in a deeply emotional sense. And then I had a realization about my work that I cannot at present fully share. I called my best friend excitedly as I sat in my parked car outside of Carol's home. I explained the concept for my next project. She listened and loved it because for once, it genuinely reflects who  I am and what I believe. After the completion of the initial phase of my work, it will include and culminate with work of nearly 1000 pieces by an array of artists.I will curate this project. I am confident that I can. My inspiration is love.Theirs will be as well."The Child Within" is a tribute to love lost, found and unrequited. It is about the absence of care and kindness when it is most needed. This painting  is about the struggle to heal, forgive and recover...about self acceptance, self discovery and self love. It is about the beauty of experiencing love as a mother, father, sister, brother, lover, friend or child.The following adapted text was written by Betrand Russell. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, (May 18,1872 –February 2, 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, and pacifist.In the early 1900's, he led the British "revolt against idealism". Considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy, Russell recieved a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950  "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought."

Three passions have governed my life:

The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.

I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wildflowers: Small Version, Same Sentiment....Love



I am experimenting with mixed media for my larger scale "Wildflower". Thispanel  is only 7" x 15" . It is a maple substrate, finished with hammered copper. It is a gift for someone. Wildflowers have a way of spreading and sharing their natural beauty. This year I want to share more of my art and more of my heart.

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Wildflower: Spread the Beauty

Thoughtful Gift Giving! Buy My Art on Imagekind

My art is inspired by great love, simple beauty and the desire to share my dreams and my story. Children are my greatest source of inspiration, especially my own. Their innocence and easy acceptance of live guide my thoughts and my work.Imagekind.com. Prints, notecards and other items are available for purchase! Please contact me at judiharz@aol.com, for customized heirloom portraits,paintings or for other information.My images are also perfect for inspirational gifts, birthdays and birth announcements!

If you'd like to give a unique and heartfelt gift to someone special for the holidays, please consider visiting my site on
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“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art,Sheep and Shared Laughter


My husband tries to appreciate my passion for art and the way in which I think which is often quite foreign and contrary to his own understanding of the world. Occasionally he will email me "art" related videos or articles that he thinks would be of interest. I smile because I do value his effort despite the "value" of the content. Although I must admit, this video is amusing, innovative and creative!
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Child Within

Progress was made this evening:) As hard as I tried to put away my paints until after the holiday happenings, I simply could not. Painting has become like breathing,resting,thinking or eating....NECESSARY. It is strange how we think we should deny ourselves what it is we need and want most ,when in actuality we can do more, have more, be more and when we enrich and care for ourselves, it effects everything around us in a positive way.I can finally sleep tonight because I painted, uninterrupted. Painting gives me a sense of peace and solace like nothing else can.
"The Child Within" is slowly developing into a "finished" piece. Art is effort. Personally, it is not something created on a whim, in moments of pure emotional frenzy, (although people like to believe that of me).I  don't create extensive preliminary sketches and my process is fairly "immediate" and direct. I do dream, contemplate and envision my images. Most accomplished artists that I have met, motivated or not, "show up" regularly to engage in the process of creating. The times when it seems most difficult to summon energy or desire, are exactly the moments when I must work. The results are sometimes pleasantly unexpected and rich. I am persistent, patient and disciplined.And yes, sometimes a break is in order, but not now...not for me.
And my most satisfying works to date are my Wildflower paintings....."wildflowers...showing up where beauty has lost its way..." 

"Make You Feel My Love"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Child Within


It is tragic when a child's spirit and sense of security are stolen. It can take a lifetime to heal, if ever. Love and patience, when trusted and accepted, help mend broken heads and hearts.
This painting is in process. It is oil on canvas and is 4 ft. w x 2 Ft. h.I am sneaking in a little painting amid the activity of the holiday season. Shhhhhhh!
"The way of peace is the way of love.Love is the greatest power on earth.It conquers all things"....Peace Pilgrim.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jude Harzer in Art Connections 6

Please Join Me!

George Segal Gallery
Montclair State University

Opening Reception:
Sunday, January 12, 2010
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Dates: 1/17-2/13, 2010


Thoughtful Gift Giving


My art is inspired by great love, simple beauty and the desire to share my dreams and my story. Children are my greatest source of inspiration, especially my own. Their innocence and easy acceptance of live guide my thoughts and my work.

If you'd like to give a unique and heartfelt gift to someone special for the holidays, please consider visiting my site on Imagekind.com. Prints, notecards and other items are available for purchase! Please contact me at judiharz@aol.com, for customized heirloom portraits,paintings or for other information.My images are also perfect for inspirational gifts, birthdays and birth announcements!

Click here for more of Jude's art on Imagekind:
http://www.imagekind.com/MemberProfileGalleries.aspx?MID=b5b4a5ef-f273-465a-aaf7-738c7fdfa00b

A portion of the proceeds of all purchases will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Studio


My studies for my "Field" paintings consume my mind and my "studio"(my dining room table:)I suppose the approaching holidays necessitate that I set aside my work and rediscover and unveil a clean table surface. The thought of that is sadder than anyone can imagine(except perhaps for fellow artists) but I remind myself that I share this space with my family.The new year promises new work...wildflowers, fields and figures.I love that I am an artist and that my inspiration is abundant.

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

The World I Always Dreamed Of ~Pineapple Thief http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/song/The_World_I_Always_Dreamed_of/23099034

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Precious Patterns

Painted on unstretched canvas, this image explores several of my most valued sources of inspiration: children's portraiture, pattern and color. Master illustrator, fine artist,photographer and film maker,George Pratt, generously allowed me to use an image of his beautiful daughter as a resource for this painting. I am interested in textile design and the integration of other materials and processes with traditional oil painting. The preciousness of painting with oils,is reduced by the free flowing canvas and the use of embroidery floss and waxed linen to join and embellish this work.I wanted to create something more intimate and accessible.
One objective was to abstract pattern so that it appears visually authentic although no attention was given to the "rational" use of light and dark, shadows, contours or space. The lower patterns are disconnected from the upper portrait, aside for the use of a common palette. I like that these two compositions can be viewed as independent and solid works. They are aesthetically strong when separate, but more pleasing and complimentary presented together:)
I am anxious to finish the stitching after the paint is varnished. Another image of little Miss Mary is in the works!



Friday, November 27, 2009

Quiet

For those who have yet to notice, most of my paintings are autobiographical in nature. There is almost always some underlying reference to my childhood or to the stories and the people who inspire me most.I am an "emotional" and empathetic painter... a believer in love. However, sometimes the inspiration does not come or I am too exhausted to create from my heart.To avoid frustration, I paint from observation.Creation of these "traditional" images, relies on skill rather than spirit.It is actually meditative when my hand, eyes and mind are synchronized. Time seems suspended and my thoughts are quieted.So tonight was a peaceful night as I worked on a still life that I began and tucked away last May.In process, this image is my attempt to refocus and breathe.oil study: natural patterns for "field" paintings

And the musical inspiration for the evening, was Southern Rock!Very meditative and traditional in a dancing,moving,foot stomping kind of way:)My mind may have been "quiet", but body and soul are always on the go:)
Green Grass and High Tides
Don't Misunderstand Me
Crazy Love
Whipping Post
Seven Bridges Road

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank You

I give thanks everday for the opportunity to freely pursue my dreams. I am conscious and grateful for every moment that I live, love, learn and grow. My life is pure abundance! But on this day, I am especially appreciative of all of the people who have graced my life with love, support and kindness.It is for them that I am most grateful on this Thanksgiving Day! You take my breath away:)Robert's Thanksgiving has had an especially sweet start as he is at this moment out on the ocean, off the coast of Pt. Pleasant Beach, fishing for striped bass!

There is a French proverb that says, "Gratitude is the memory of the heart." My mind often dismisses the details of the business of daily life, but my heart remembers well...the kindness,love and generosity of others.I always have a grateful heart:)
Thank You, thank you!

Robert Thanksgiving Day 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wildflowers...growin' and flyin'




My Wildflower series is taking shape:) Most of it remains in my thoughts. My "vision" of a painting, emerges from my "daydreaming" of which I do quite a bit:)I rely on my thoughts and some visual references such as photographs,as create. There is rarely concept work beforehand...no preliminary color studies or sketches. I rework the painting as needed. I prefer this process because my "errors", are actually experimentations and evidence of changes in my thoughts throughout the painting process.The end result reveals the "texture" and marks of my decisions. The richness of the surface, the underlying colors and scratches,cannot be easily reproduced.

However, while creating the "Wildflower" series, I have deviated from my usual process. These works warrant exploration (somewhere other than in my mind.) So I am painting small concepts, and other images,in hopes of successfully marrying my figures with highly textured, stylized fields. An interested observer, asked me via email, the scale of the flowers in the work on the door. Here is an image to gauge proportions...and of course there is an updated image of my daughter who posed for these paintings.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wildflower


My new "Field" paintings which will be called my "Wildflower" series and will be merged with two figures.The landscape will be highly textured, somewhat stylized and abstract, and the figures will be highly representational. I intend to crop them, with the female form being prominent. Tonight I began a painted "sketch" of one figure. I am very fortunate to have beautiful teen aged children who somewhat willingly comply when asked to model:)I actually took some lovely photographs of my 19 and soon to be 17 year olds. This monochromatic image is purely for concept but close to what I envisioned.

Wildflower
"And everything I know just fades away
And when a wildflower grows it picks its space
And that's the way it is when nature plays its lovely hand
We'll understand everything"...S.Crow

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Story Beneath Patterns and Layers

I am making progress on my "Field" painting. It will be one in a series of works that explores elements of painting and sculpture that I love most: real and implied texture and pattern.It is very stylized and will become much more sculptural as both metal and wood are added. The substrate surface is a recycled wooden, solid core door.

My paintings are always symbolic of something more, of the stories that resound in my mind. I am inspired by people, conversations and experiences, past and present. Replaying favorite thoughts, motivates the creation of my images. I often ask people to tell me their stories. A part of who I am,who my "storytellers" are, despite what others may think they know or "see", will undoubtedly emerge in one of my images. "Tell me a story."

Question:"What is truer than truth?"
Answer: ....."the story"
(an old Jewish proverb)
There is always a story.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Allentown Art Guild "Hope" Exhibit at Laurita Winery November 15, 2009

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2009
2-5 pm

The Golden Rule: A Charter for Our Souls...Compassion and Love



Religious thinker, author and former nun, Karen Armstrong, is the "designer" of the "Charter for Compassion",launched this November. It is a document, created by "the world" via a "sharing website", aimed toward uniting religious leaders to work collaboratively to achieve peace. Read more about Karen on the TED website, "ideas worth spreading." http://www.ted.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all." ~A. France

This is an ongoing challenge: to clear my mind and clear my studio. That means I must complete paintings and projects in order to move forward. There are about 20 works in process.That is actually typical of how I work but I really don't want to dismiss these concepts. For me,they need time and care to evolve into worthwhile images. I haven't been giving enough time or care to much lately. Tonight I worked on these two recent paintings on wood panels.I enjoyed every moment.



"Live out of your imagination, not your history." ~ S.Covey

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Damian Ortega and Krzysztof Wodiczko

Damian Ortega: Cosmic Thing
One of the visiting artists that I worked closely with at the School of Visual Arts in New York City this summer commented that I had these unique and refined skills but they would be made much more powerful if I used them in a more deliberate and mindful way. I knew exactly what he meant. Sometimes less is more. The "ideas" that inspire art and the processes used to create work, are often more important than the end result.

I attended two exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on Nov. 6th with colleagues and fellow Geraldine Dodge recipients, that were outwardly "simple" in their presentation but incredibly complex in terms of thought and purpose. The work of conceptual artists, Damian Ortega and Krzysztof Wodiczko, were commanding, in very distinctive ways.

Mexican born, Damian Ortega, included video, sculpture,photography, installation and graphic work in this exhibition. Entitled "Do It Yourself", Ortega presents everyday objects in whimsical and imaginative "states" of being.Seemingly mundane forms have been dissected, manipulated, arranged and re-arranged in ways that make the observer take notice. "In Ortega’s work, objects are never allowed to rest—they are pulled apart, suspended, or rearranged, calling attention to the dynamism of the world around us and the hidden poetry in the everyday." I found Ortega's exhibit amusing and thought provoking. It left me smiling and contemplating the essence and purpose of the simplest of forms.

The second exhibit, featured the installation by Polish artist, Krzysztof Wodiczko's : OUT OF HERE: the Veterans Project. This projection based work, which fused audio and video, documented mere moments of the destruction of war in Iraq.In "the Veterans Project, the routine sounds of life are interrupted by the noise of destruction and chaos as Wodiczko’s narrative unfolds across three walls of the gallery." The installation was eerily simple in its presentation, but powerfully moving as it captured the psychological, physical and emotional devastation of war. Standing within the room of the exhibit, I was able to experience the gravity and horror of the situation. It left me feeling unsettled and helpless but appreciative and reflective.

The work of artists, Damian Ortega and Krzysztof Wodiczko are provocative,intelligent, mindful and deliberate. A visit to the Boston ICA,is well worth the trip. For me, as an artist, it inspired me to consider more fully, every aspect of my work. I will dissect, manipulate, arrange and rearrange:) and attend to my process and my passions with greater care.

For more information click on the ICA site:
http://www.icaboston.org/

Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. "

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Progress


Tonight I devoted time to furthering the layers on some of my paintings.Initially I execute a fairly evolved underpainting. Often it is to give form to my ideas but I neglect to revisit these works. I imagine them all as potentially satisfactory by my own standards but know that to attain that, I need to invest time and effort. I know I will.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wishes and Wildflowers

My art has become an obsession. It is my passion. My inspirations are personal, emotional and heartfelt. To alter the way I think and feel in accordance with someone else's "rules" or values, would diminish what makes my work uniquely my own.And sometimes the most beautiful and valuable work, comes from the darkest and most challenging places.I wouldn't have it any other way. It motivates me to move forward and to find strength in myself. Fear, regret,and loss really have nothing to do with my work any longer. Beauty, love, hope and persistence have everything to do with what I create.Some people mistake and confuse emotion with weakness or failure to progress.Be assured, I am far from weak and I will continue to love, learn and dream the best I know how.I am painting for myself.I am painting my dreams.

This image: Wildflowers is a small 3 dimensional prototype for my much larger "Field" paintings. I used mixed media: hardware, aluminum, wood and paper, painted with an oil overlay, to create the highly textured surface.

Essential Music and Art Exhibit 2009

This is an awesome video which offers just a glimpse of the Essential show in NYC. It was a well attended,energy filled art and music extravaganza curated by Ellie Colon in Chelsea, NYC. Anyone that knows me, knows that I talk way too much:) So as the evening progressed at the exhibit... after meeting, greeting,laughing and shouting above the music, my voice deepened and eventually was lost. Yikes! Judy without a voice...but in this video, the husky, loud quality that you hear is actually me:) Normally I sound a bit like Minnie Mouse:) Bravo to all the artists who exhibited and thanks to Ellie. Check out my fellow artist and friend, Seth Kitzmiller's work! Enjoy!For those of you who don't have the patience to view a lengthy video, I'm at the 6:21 mark. Just saying:)

Prayer For A 5th and Final Game





My son Robert is a passionate sports fan:)He is the kind of empathetic spectator that yells at the television monitor as though the players, coaches, umps and crowds can hear, and possibly respond, to his cries, cheers,applause or even worse, his scathing admonitions:)I wish they could see him when he dances:) So please, please Yankees, make tonight's 2009 World Series game, the 5th and final... a Yankees win, so that I can live peacefully with my son:) Luckily last night's victory, distracted him from the pain of the Green Bay Packer's loss, his favorite football team.

Here is an image I created for Robert 3 years ago when I first resumed painting.It is of his glove and Yankees jersey. The other is a recent image of my nephew Jordan, that I am painting for my brother, David. David is another die hard fan.

I have a feeling A. Rod, Jeter, Rivera and team mates have greater motivation for winning other than keeping Robert and David happy, but every little plea or invocation on the Yankees behalf can't hurt:) The Yankees are art in motion this year. Go Yankees!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Magical Moments and Simple Joys: Happy Halloween!


Cherishing children and Creating Art,mixed with lots of Love and Passion are the key ingredients for remaining young at heart. It's unavoidable:) Pure MAGIC! Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sketch:Field of Gold

I don't typically create color sketches or preliminary concept paintings of my work but am working toward merging my representational figurative work with abstractions of color and mixed media. Eventually this will become a 7 ft.painting on wood which will include figures. For now, it is an intimate small scale exercise in color. In process, this will also include waxed linen and embroidery thread.

Monday, October 26, 2009

In Process



Blackbird

Jacob Matthew


Yesterday morning,in Virginia Beach, I became Godmother to Jacob Matthew,the youngest of my brother Robert's three sons. I hesitated before making this commitment and discussed it with Robert because I am not a practicing Catholic nor was I married in the Catholic Church. I am spiritual and seriously reflect upon what that means for me as an individual. I respect the choices and religious paths that others follow.After discussion and consideration, I realized that becoming Jake's Godparent is ultimately more about nurturing,protecting and loving this little person. It is about being there to guide him in whatever manner I am able. It is about witnessing his life.

Knowing and believing that there are people that genuinely love you, beyond the boundaries of one's immediate family,is a gift.So in a way, I feel as though I made a spiritual commitment to this beautiful baby (who has an exceptional abundance of hair thanks to his Mommy, Jackie:),to love him,encourage him and remind him of his unique greatness and importance in this world....And now of course, I have to create a painting of my Godson:)I took lots of photos for inspiration!As an artist, I always "see" beauty,but especially in the faces and hearts of children!


Love is a choice you make from moment to moment...
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
~Barbara De Angelis

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What Dreams May Come

I remember watching the movie, "What Dreams May Come," about 10 years ago. "An overtly sentimental and romanticized film", you say?....Absolutely, but beautiful all the same. It is one of my favorite movies...a fantasy perhaps but I viewed this years before I ever imagined that I would resume painting again. I'm still painting my dreams. For me it is how I can best speak to those I love whether or not they hear or see me. I always see beauty in the world around me, even when it seems difficult to find:) Actually, it's not all that hard. My mind usually takes me where I wish to be. DREAM BIG!!!!It's all beautiful....the pain, the joy, the love and hope.It means you are awake, aware and alive! What an incredible gift it is to be an artist!I am fully awake and dreaming:)!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Guggenheim Museum in NYC!


If you happen to be in NYC today, stop by the Guggenheim Museum in celebration of it's 50th Anniversary! Admission is FREE!!To read 50 fun facts about the Guggenheim,located at 1071 5th Ave & E 89th St.,Manhattan, New York and designed by genius architect Frank Lloyd Wright, click on the following link:
New York Daily News

For more information about Frank Lloyd Wright,Solomon Guggenheim,and his trusted advisor and visionary,Baroness Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen click on the sites below.Behind every great man and great idea,there is usually a great woman, or several:)Shared passions inspire genius. Go Hilla!
The Guggenheim Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright
Solomon R. Guggenheim
Hilla Rebay


One fun fact from the Daily News article:
"Wednesday night, the Empire State Building will be lit "Guggenheim red" in celebration of the museum's anniversary. Early on, Wright wanted the museum to be crimson, which he described as "the color of creation." Rebay wrote back, "Red is a color which displeases [founder Solomon Guggenheim] as much as it does me." I love it! Red is the color of life, passion and love! How appropriate it would have been for this structure!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Essential Music and Art Exhibit Chelsea, NYC


Jude and Ellie Colon (and yes she is young and drop dead gorgeous!)

Jude, Tyler, Seth and Jennifer
The Essential Music and Art Exhibit in Chelsea, NYC,hosted Saturday,October 17,2009 by curator Ellie Colon,was a great success. It was a pleasure exhibiting again with fellow SVA summer resident artists from this past summer: Seth Kitzmiller of West Virginia, Jennifer Shepard of Texas and Tyler Vipond of Canada,among others.It was a truly memorable experience and was an honor to be invited to partcipate as an exhibiting artist. Shhh!!!My next venture takes me out west. From city slickers to cowboys:)Arttruly is everywhere!
To view more images from this event,click on the link below.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38526&id=1483745280&l=b723f21d83

Jude, Art and Inspiration