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Current Exhibitions:

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. More 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.

Abstract Textures 1.1 (detail) (c)2014 Jean M. Judd, NSA, Textile Artist & Author

Abstract Textures 1.1 (detail) - (c) 2011-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Dye Painted Textile
- 27" x 41.75" (69 x 107cm)

National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary: My Art Story, February 8, 2016.

Serenity Tree (c)2004 by Jean M. Judd, Textile Artist & Author

Artwork Reveal Newsletter, Issue 11, January 2016. Featured artwork: Serenity Tree (above).

Shadow of the Past (c)2015 Jean M. Judd, NSA, Textile Artist & Author

Shadow of the Past – (c)2009-2015 - Hand Stitched Thread on Rust Pigmented Textile (42.75” x 25.75”/109 x 66cm)

The Elk River Area Arts Alliance (ERAAA) has announced textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin as one of the artists selected for inclusion in the Arts in Harmony 2016 International Juried Art exhibition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Shadow of the Past.  This is Judd’s ninth year being included in this prestigious exhibition which features paintings, drawings, hand-pulled prints, mixed media, fiber, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and sequential art.

Exhibit juror Curt Pederson, Curator of Exhibits and Collections at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota has selected 212 artworks from one of the largest submission pools ever received: 664 artworks. The exhibit opens on February 1, 2016 and is open through March 24, 2016. The artist reception and awards presentation (over $14,500) is on February 7, 2016 from 1 to 3:30pm.

**Awarded Second Place in the Fiber Category.**

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 21st year. Visit the Arts Alliance web site, http://www.elkriverart.org/wordpress/  for more information about the organization, exhibitions, etc.  Exhibition Director is Mr. Robert Meyer.

Contaminated Water #7: Lily Pads (c)2011-2013 Jean M. Judd, NSA, Artist & Author

Contaminated Water #7: Lily Pads – © 2011-2013 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Dyed Textile - 26”x 41.75” (66 x 107cm)

--American Craft Council, Member Spotlight, November 2, 2015.

Hand Dyed Fabric by Jean M. Judd, NSA, Textile Artist & Author

Explore in-depth interviews with artists from around the world in ARTiculACTION Art Review Magazine. Discover new artists and see how they are stretching, pulling, and using their chosen medium in a new and different way.

The April 2015 issue features artists: Jean M. Judd (USA) page 134-159, 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, and Else 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.  

April 2015 issue direct link:
http://issuu.com/articulaction/docs/articulaction_art_review_-_april_20_6781bddf33734d

ARTiculACTION web site: http://articulaction.yolasite.com/

Wyoming Valley #5 (c)2009-2012, Jean M. Judd NSA, Textile Artist & Author

Wyoming Valley #5 (above) and Wyoming Valley #1: Choir of Angels Tapestry (below)

Choir of Angels Tapestry (c)1998-2005, Jean M. Judd NSA, Textile Artist & Author

Xanadu Gallery Art Catalogue September 2015. Choir of Angels Tapestry is included on page 58.

**These artworks will be traveling to venues across the United States through February of 2016.

This is part of the traveling exhibition featuring quilts from the Lark Book, 500 Traditional Quilts, curated by Karey Bresenhan, Director Emeritus, International Quilt Festival.**

**500 Traditional Quilts, Lark Books, Published August 2014.Available on Amazon.