Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jean M. Judd selected for inclusion in the book Profiles in Passion, Volume One: Artists & Artisans



Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin was one of 51 artists and artisans selected for inclusion in Profiles in Passion, Volume One: Artists & Artisans released in March of 2014 by freelance writer, Buz Swerkstrom. 
 Swerkstrom has spent the last 30 years interviewing over 300 artists and artisans in northwestern Wisconsin and beyond. These interviews, conducted with a tape recorder and still camera, reveal the creative passion that each of the featured people bring to their work. Originally, regional newspapers and magazines featured small portions of these interviews. Swerkstrom is now expanding the interviews to provide a more clear and whole picture of each artist’s passion, process, and personal story.

This first volume features artists who work with wood, metal, ceramics, glass, textiles, film, paint, photography, and several other mediums. Swerkstrom recreates the interviews in the artists' studios in such a way that readers feel that they are part of the conversations.

The book is available on Amazon.com, at Barnes and Noble, and at other brick-and-mortar booksellers as well as directly from the writer.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jean Judd to have solo exhibition at Hudson Hospital and Clinic



The Healing Arts Program at the Hudson Hospital and Clinic in Hudson, Wisconsin has selected textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for a solo exhibition in the Obstetrics/Family Department. Artwork selected for inclusion in the solo exhibit includes: Floral Crossword Puzzle, Butterflies in the Dark, Eagles Wings, Blue Angel, Fiesta Pinwheels, Hummingbirds in Flowers, The Last Angel, Purple Angel, Royal Pinwheels, Serenity Tree, and Twirling Leaves #1.  
Floral Crossword Puzzle
The solo exhibition opens on April 16, 2014 and runs through August 10, 2014. The artist's reception is on May 9, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm. 

The address of the hospital is: 
Hudson Hospital & Clinics
405 Stageline Road
Hudson, WI   54016

Call Healing Arts Coordinator Margaret Welshons at 715-531-6059 for more information.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

46th All Media 2014 Art exhibition selects Jean M. Judd's Contaminated Water #6: Suspended Particles for inclusion



The Octagon Center for the Arts has announced that textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin is one of the artists selected for inclusion in the 46th All Media 2014 Art exhibition. The exhibition is open to all media and methods including, but not limited to, clay, fiber, paper, glass, metal, wood, painting, collage, photography, and electronically based works. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Contaminated Water #6: Suspended Particles.
Exhibit juror Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, has selected 64 pieces from a submission pool of 360 artworks. The exhibit opens on January 24, 2014 and is open through April 5, 2014. The opening reception is on January 24, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The address for the exhibition is:
Octagon Center for the Arts
427 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA   50010


Visit the Octagon Center for the Arts web site, http://www.octagonarts.org/  for more information about the center, exhibitions, etc. You can reach Exhibition Manager Kristin Roach and Executive Director Heather Johnson at 515-232-5331.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jean M. Judd selected for inclusion in the Arts in Harmony 2014 International Juried Art exhibition



The Elk River Area Arts Alliance has announced that textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin is one of the artists selected for inclusion in the Arts in Harmony 2014 International Juried Art exhibition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes Contaminated Water #8: Water Spider.  This is Judd’s seventh year being included in this prestigious exhibition.
Exhibit juror Curt Pederson, Curator of Exhibits and Collections at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, has selected artworks from one of the largest submission pools ever received. The exhibit opens on February 3, 2014 and is open through March 27, 2014. The artists' reception and awards presentation (over $10,000) is on February 9, 2014 from 1 to 3:30 pm.

The address for the exhibition is:

Sherburne County Government Center

13880 US Highway 10

Elk River, Minnesota 55330


This exhibition is the largest juried fine art exhibition in the state of
Minnesota and is in its 19
th year. Visit the Arts Alliance web site, http://www.elkriverart.orgfor more information about the organization, exhibitions, etc.  Exhibition Director is Mr. Robert Meyer.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jean M. Judd selected for inclusion in the 35th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition



The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, Arizona has selected textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for inclusion in the 35th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Twirling Leaves #2.  This year is Judd’s fourth time being included in this exhibition.
The show highlights the finest in contemporary crafts from around the country and is a benchmark of innovation and quality produced within traditional craft forms such as ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, paper making, and book arts. The exhibition's juror, Independent Curator Julie M. Muñiz of the Oakland Museum of California, selected forty-six artworks by thirty-five artists from a pool of 248 submissions.

The exhibition opens on February 14 and is open through April 13, 2014. The artists' reception and awards presentation is on February 14, 2014 from 7 to 10 pm. The address of the museum is:
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ   85211

Visit the museum’s web site at http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/museum/upcoming-art-exhibits/35thCraft for more information about the exhibition and museum or call 480-644-6501 to speak to Patty Haberman, Curator at Mesa Contemporary Arts.