Quilts are coming off the beds and going up on the walls as fine art. More and more gallery art exhibitions are featuring art quilts alongside oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, etc. As art quilts are gaining in acceptance and popularity, their value as art has been increasing as well. Fine art collectors are branching out into textiles as well and adding art quilts to their collections. These exhibition opportunities make it easy for collectors to see the artwork in person and purchase from the artist while patronizing their local galleries. As I am notified of jury results, I will be posting upcoming exhibitions here. For previous exhibition information featuring textile artist Jean M. Judd's artworks, go to the Recent Exhibitions page to see exhibition history for individual artworks.
Contaminated Water #1 (top), Contaminated Water #2 (center), Contaminated Water #3 (bottom)
The Stillwater Art Guild Gallery in Stillwater, Minnesota will be hosting an invitational exhibition entitled “Still Water”. This exhibition was conceived by textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the St. Croix River being part of the National Scenic Riverway system in the United States. She selected eight artists to participate along with her in this exciting exhibition to run August 1 – 30, 2018. Artwork Ms. Judd has selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes her Contaminated Water Series, which will feature ten large scale works, including her newest addition to the series, Reflections, which has not been exhibited previously.
This exhibit will feature artists who work with artistic mediumssuch as ceramics, wood, painting, photography, and textiles. Each artist has a strong voice that makes their work stand out. They will be exploring the concept of rivers and water and the historic town of Stillwater as it relates to them, their environment, and their life experience.
The exhibition opens on August 1, 2018 and is open through August 30, 2018. The artist reception is August 3, 2018 from 5 to 8pm. There will also be a closing reception August 26, 2018 from 2 to 4pm. The gallery is housed in the historic Isaac Staples Sawmill building built over one hundred and twenty years ago. The address for the gallery is:
StillwaterArt Guild Gallery 402 NorthMain Street Stillwater,MN 55082
Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin is one ofthe artists selected for inclusion in the Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII inOberlin, Ohio presented by FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts). Artworkselected for the exhibit includes: RustedVines and Hinges. Artist asQuiltmaker is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition in the world.
Exhibit juror Emily Zilber, Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts, has selected 32 artists’ work from a submission pool of over 300 entries. Ms. Zilber states: “I approached this diverse and compelling group looking for works which displayed a strong degree of excellence across three areas, in equal measure: creative composition and design, skilled handling of material, and more immaterial qualities that draw you into a compelling work of art.” The exhibit opens on May 13, 2018 and is open through July 29, 2018. The artist reception and awards presentation will be on May 12, 2018. The address for the exhibition is:
FirelandsAssociation for the Visual Arts 39 SouthMain Street Oberlin,Ohio 44074
Above: Choir of Angels Tapestry, Contaminated Water #7: Lily Pads, Flaming Grapes, Fractured ‘Gello #1, and Serenity Tree assembled for packing by art handlers from US Arts January 10, 2018.
Below: Artist Jean M. Judd and art handlers discussing preparation and wrapping of artwork for US Embassy in Lima, Peru. YouTube Video
The US State Department, Washington, DC has announced artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been selected to have five of herartworks on loan to the US Embassy in Lima, Peru. Artwork selected for the embassy by the ambassador, Krishna R. Urs, includes: Choir of Angels Tapestry, Contaminated Water #7: Lily Pads, FlamingGrapes, Fractured ‘Gello #1, and SerenityTree.
This opportunity is overseen by the Art in Embassies Program under the direction ofthe US State Department. Artwork is used to decorate the Embassy public rooms as well as the Ambassador's residence. Ms. Judd's textile pieces will be at the US Embassy in Lima, Peru for the next three to four years beginning in 2018. An exhibition catalog will be compiled for all of the artwork at the Embassy.
Rusted Lace #2 - (c) 2010-2012 – Hand
Stitched Thread on Textile - 21" x 21.5" (53x53.5cm)
Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin is one ofthe artists selected for inclusion in the 23rd Arts in Harmony 2018 Annual International Show: The North Show. Artwork selected for the exhibit includes: Rusted Lace #2. This is Judd’s eleventh year being included in this prestigious exhibition which features paintings, drawings, hand-pulledprints, mixed media, fiber, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and sequential art.
Exhibit juror Curt Pederson, Curator of Exhibits andCollections at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota has selected artworks from one of the largest submission pools ever received. The exhibit opens on February 15, 2018 and is open through March 16, 2018. The artist reception and awards presentation (over $12,250) is on February 17, 2018from 4-6pm. The address for the exhibition is:
HopkinsCenter for the Arts 1111 MainStreet Hopkins,MN 55343
This exhibition is the largest juried fine art exhibition inthe state of Minnesota and is in its 23rd year. Visit the Hopkins Center for the Arts web site, http://www.hopkinsartscenter.com/ for more information about the exhibition. Exhibition Director is Mr. Robert Meyer.
Lace #3 -
(c) 2011-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Dyed Rust Pigmented Textile -
16.5" x 43" (41x109cm)
The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, Arizona hasselected textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for inclusion in the 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Rusted Lace #3. This is Judd’s seventh year being included in this prestigious exhibition.
This exhibition highlights the finest in contemporary craftsfrom 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. Fifty-one (51) artworks by forty-six artists were selected from a pool of 234 submissions by exhibition juror BruceHoffman, Director of the Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The exhibition opens on February 9, 2018 and is open through April 15, 2018. The artist reception and awards presentation is February 9, 2018from 7 to 10pm. The address of the museum is:
MesaContemporary Arts Museum One EastMain Street Mesa,AZ 85211
Contaminated Water #9: Through the
Ice - (c) 2016-2017 – Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Dyed Textile -
33.25"x 42.25" (84x107cm)
The Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania has selected artistJean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for inclusion in the 23rd CraftForms 2017 International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Contaminated Water #9: Through the Ice. This international exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft. The exhibit was open to all craftmedia including: clay, fiber, quilt, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, 3D printing, and mixed media crafts. 108 artworks were selected from the pool of 780 submissions from across the world by exhibition juror Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd HermanCurator of Craft of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The exhibition opens in the Davenport Gallery at the Wayne Art Center on December 8, 2017 with a Preview Party from 6 to 10pm and a Juror’sLecture and Meet the Artists December 9, 2017 from 1 to 3pm. The exhibit is open through January 27, 2018. The address of the art center is:
Wayne ArtCenter 413Maplewood Avenue Wayne,PA 19087
Explore in-depth interviews with artists from around theworld in ARTiculACTION Art Review Magazine. Discover new artists and see how they are stretching, pulling, and using their chosen medium in a new anddifferent way.
The April 2015 issue features artists: Jean M. Judd (USA) page134-159, Malu Schroeder (Brazil) page 80-97, Cevdat Akman (Turkey) page 58-79,Paul Ashton (United Kingdom) page 120-133, Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto (Japan/USA)page 98-119, Pierre Schwarzenbach (Switzerland) page 42-57, Constantin Galceava(Romania) page 22-41, Armineh Hovasianen (USA) page 4-21, BBB Johannes Deimling(Denmark) page 160-179, Svetlin Velchev (The Netherlands) page 180-199, andElse Vineas (Denmark) page 200-211.
Thoughtful interviews with curator Dario Rutigliano intimately explore the process and production of each artist. Beautiful, high resolution images of their work are included in each article.