Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Six page feature article in the art magazine The Guide Artists!  Issue 10. December.

Monday, November 27, 2017

A new Buzzfeed article is out! It features my painting as well as 99 other portraits that are worth a look!  

100 Facebook Portraits

I think if Picasso were around today, he'd be painting his Facebook friends. From time to time we have all been inspired by our Facebook Friends. Some of the portraits highlighted on this list are traditional head and shoulders and some are just wild like the portrait of the guy with an octopus on his head! There are over a billion users on Facebook. Here are 100 professional artists who from time to time have found the time to render a likeness of their Facebook friends. Maybe one of these will someday be at an auction. Some have already been exhibited. Follow these artists on Instagram and check out all of their work and maybe you will find one to immortalize you in a portrait. One thing I forgot to mention is that these artists are all members of our very strong PoetsArtists community platform. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Honored to be selected for this article!

Collector's Corner: A Look At What Art Collectors Are Shopping For

For this article the publisher of PoetsArtists asks art collectors to look through new work posted on the Community tab of the platform. The art collectors remain anonymous and give feedback on the works they like from the selections. Please keep in mind that this platform centers on Figurative artworks. In some cases the same artwork was chosen more than once since all the collectors participating were selecting from the same works.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I am very honored to be a part of this Poets/Artists Publication!

50 GREAT FIGURATIVE ARTWORKS 2017        curated by Steven DaLuz
 Issue #89 curated by Steven DaLuz. The print-on-demand is available from Blurb.

An installation created by Art Watch DC with the support of Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.

Exhibition: November 3 – 25, 2017
Opening Reception:  Friday, November 36 – 8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 112 - 4 pm
Workshop: Saturday, November 181 - 3 pm

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW
Washington DC 20001

Collage- Paper and plaster shards.

 Solo Show- Gathering Shards
Hill Center Galleries

Holiday Reception: Sunday, December 10, 3-5pm

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Women and Anger: Resistance, Power, and Inspiration

Koehnline Museum of Art

September 28th -Oct 20th 2017
Reception Thursday, September 28th, 5-8pm 
1600 East Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Juror Aneta Georgievska-Shine 

9 N. Centre St.
Cumberland, Maryland 

Exhibition    Sept. 9 - Sept. 30, 2017 

Hill Center Galleries
2nd Place Award - Juror Claude L. Elliott
Exhibition Dates: June 28–October 1, 2017

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Oil and plaster on board           40x30               

30th September Competition
2nd place award-Juried by Mark Tullos
June 2nd to Sept. 22nd 2017

Studio Visit  on Patreon by Didi Memendez

Maureen E. Doallas has featured my work in her Artist Watch series!

Art of Engagement  
August 4th to August 24th 2017
Touchstone Gallery
curated by Jack Rasmussen 
901 New York Avenue NW 
Washington, DC     20006

Included in the Poets and Artist Magazine- 
Idiosyncratic Monochromes- Issue 85 June 
Curated by Lorena Kloosterboer

Cultural Obliteration   oil on board  12x12 inches

        Won Best in Show 
        Students' Choice Awards
Juror-Jeffrey Allison of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
5th Annual Juried Art Show
Art Speaks on the Bay 2017

May 6 - June 3, 2017
Art Speaks Gallery
279 Main Street
Mathews, VA 23109

Invitational-The Night Journey- 
Sold to a private collector
Alchemical Vessels
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Smith Center for Healing and Arts
1632 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202 483-8600

May  2017

Artist Statement for my piece, Plate of Armor 
Growing up as an outsider informed my approach as an artist, working on themes of social justice. My vessel bears an enamel painting of two intertwined figures from Roman mythology, based on a design from the parade armor of Henry II of France. The presence of symbols of war on this everyday object evoke the intrusion of threat into peaceful existence and the cruel necessity of psychic armor for many in day-to-day life. The cracks in the vessel are repaired in a nod to the Japanese art of kintsugi; rather than hide the object’s damage or dispose of it, these imperfections are accentuated as essential to the unique history and beauty of the object. So to do our own individual hardships create who we are, and rather than hide the experiences that necessitated our psychic armor, we must learn to find beauty and healing even in pain.
Judith Peck

8th Annual off the Wall Fundraiser-Sold to private collectors
7th of April 2017  
Masur Museum of Art
400 S Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202

Trouvaille Art Exhibit and Auction- Sold to private collector 
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
March 20-April 1, 2017
Art Auction-Saturday, April 1, 2017 


Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL

Friday, January 27, 2017

News for 2017

Two of my paintings will be featured in the
International Art exhibit at the
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
March 22nd -April 5th 2017
660 E. Ringgold Street
Brownsville, TX  78520


National Juried Exhibition
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts 
Frederick Gallery
Exhibit  Feb, 24th - March 31st
Awarded first place by juror, Preston Thayer 
813 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Artsy Page of my work:

Sight Unseen Exhibit and Poets and Artists Magazine Issue
Curated by Alia El-Bermani
Opening Reception: Feb 24th, 6-9pm
February 24 to March 25th,  2017
Abend Gallery
2260 E. Colfax Ave. 

Denver, CO 80206

Catalog issued by Poets and Artists - January 2017

Feature article by John O'Hern in the American Art Collector Magazine January 2017 Issue 135 

Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 News
Judith Peck, The Reachable Shore Dec.
Artists and Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852   


Here is the very talented singer songwriter who posed for my veiled series on original position, a law theory way back. Now it is the cover of her album, Juno Brown The Lines Become You!

I am honored to be featured in this end of year special edition of Poets and Artists Magazine- Figurative Painters 2016 curated by the editor, Didi Menendez.

I will have a small group of work up during Art Basel 
Aqua Art Miami 
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Mayer Fine Art

Wednesday Nov.30- Dec. 4th

 13th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
Saturday, November 19, 2016
American University Museum Katzen Center

My painting, Resilience was nominated for inclusion and sold to a private collector.

Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

Lore Degenstein Gallery

Awarded by the the juror, Judy Takács
 Oct. 22 – Dec. 9, 2016
Susquehanna University

 My painting, Sometimes, has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Southern Alleghenies Museum  of Art in Pennsylvania.

Best in show winner_PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition 
September 6th -October 28th   2016
Curated by Zoë Charltan
The Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
1630 Pinder Street 
Tallahassee, Fl 32307

Awarded a 2016 purchase grant for my painting, Urban Dream by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Included in Ori Soltes book, 
Tradition and Transformation
Page 474 with my painting, Badge
Canal Street Studios, New York 2016

Awarded an Artist in Residence- Kunstinsel Salzburg, Austria the months of August and September 2016

Radical Re-Imaginings show curated by Sheldon Scott in conjunction with An Octoroon at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
May 30- June 26 2016
641 D Street NW
Washington DC 

Poets and Artist Magazine Blog

Feature in the New York Optimist

Inaugural Exhibit
Lemon Tree Gallery
301 Mason Ave 
Cape Charles, Virginia
Saturday April 9th  6pm

Juror's award for the show
East City Art Regional Show - Cataloged 
Curated by Amy Cavanaugh Royce

Opening reception Saturday April 9th from 8-11 p.m
Exhibition on view April 9th -15th  with week long programing
Gallery O
1354 H Street NE
Washington, DC

Awarded-At the Walker Exhibition
Artist's Reception and Critique Saturday April 9th 11:00-1:00pm
Exhibition April 4th-May 28th 
Curated by David Gross

The Walker Art Collections
Archer Room
125 W. 4th Ave. 
Garnett, KS

My portrait of the Poet Joshua Gray is included in Poets and Artists Magazine Issue #72 The Portrait Issue.

2015 News

Thanks to John Seed and Didi Menendez for including me in this awesome group of painters:
50 Memorable Painters 2015
poets and artists publication

what’s INSIDE HER never dies… a Black Woman’s Legacy

YEELEN Gallery Exhibition and PA Publication Collaboration

Curator: Karla Ferguson
Publication: December 2015

Gallery Reception: December 5       10pm-til

294 NW 54th Street
Miami, Fl 33127
Tel:  (954) 235-4758
All work in this show is available through Artsy at

One person show

Opening November 21, 2015
6 – 9 pm
105  S. Main Street.
Chelsea, Mi., 48118

Context Art Miami
with Alida Anderson Art Projects
Dec 1-6th 2015

I was the competition judge for The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Exhibit
Oct 2015

ArtSpace Herndon
750 Center Street
Herndon, Virginia 20170

FSU Museum of Fine Arts 
Tallahassee International
August 24th -October 4th 2015

Here Comes the Sun

Arte Américas Casa de la Cultura

Fresno Art Museum Gallery
curated by Jeannette L. Herrera

June 4th to August 16 2015
1630 Van Ness • Fresno CA 93721 

"Dream a Little Dream" collaborative work, 

Jeannette L. Herrera and Judith Peck

Awarded a 2015 purchase grant for my painting,
Daybreak by the DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities.

The Psychology of Scapegoating 

April 7 -May 21 2015
Bodzin Gallery
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031

CODING: Artists and their Creative DNA

Gayle Paul, Curator

Portsmouth Museums 
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
400 High St. , Portsmouth , VA 23704

February 21 through May 3, 2015

Part of my new series about identity's many layers is best described by Amartya Sen in his book, Identity and Violence-The Illusion of Destiny.  He states, “The conceptual weakness of the attempt to achieve a singular understanding of the people of the world through civilizational partitioning not only works against our shared humanity, but also undermines the diverse identities we all have which do not place us against each other along one uniquely ridged line of segregation.  Misdescription and misconception can make the world more fragile than it need be.”

Pursuing Justice Through Art 2015
A Multi-Cultural Genocide Symposium-Exhibition
243 Worthen Street
Lowell, MA    01852 
March 18-April 25 2015

The Artist's Gaze

PoetsArtists Magazine: February 2015 Issue 
Sirona Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition
600 Silks Run, #1240 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 •
 954 454 9494 • 
February 21 - March 22, 2015
Curated by Victoria Selbach

Nor' Easter 45th Annual Juried Exhibition
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Jan. 10th-Jan.25th 2015 

News for 2014

 Aqua 14 Art Miami
with Mayer Fine Art
at the Aqua Hotel
Dec. 3-7 2014

 My painting, Journey, has been acquired for the permanent collection of the  Museo Arte Contemporanea, Sicilia for their American Post Contemporary room.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts 
Art Residency -Wyoming   November 2014

(e)merge art fair 
with Alida Anderson Art Projects
October 2-5, 2014 
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Washington DC

Women Painting Women   

Juried by  Allison Malafronte

Principle Gallery Charleston 
Opening Reception:
September 5, 2014
Show runs through September 30, 2014
125 Meeting Street 
Charleston, SC 29401

Awarded a 2014 purchase grant for my painting,
 Parallel Dimension by the DC Commission
 on the Arts and Humanities.

Collaborative work with poet, Robert Lee Brewer at iARTistas- editor Didi Menendez

Please join us for our Inaugural Group Show at our new gallery location:
801 Boush Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Featured Artists:
Matthew Fine • Alexey Terenin • Judith Peck • Victoria F. Gaitán • Jose Antonio Sorolla Gallen • John R. G. Roth • Sheila Giolitti • Tanja Softic •  F.  Lennox Campello • Erin Schwinn • Blade Wynn • Mark Chatterley • Michael Fitts • Elizabeth Ryland Mears

Feature article in iartistas website with poet, Timothy Brainard clip.

PA feature interview in issue #54 February 2014

Art Wynwood

International Contemporary Art Fair
with Mayer Fine Art
Feb.13-17, 2014 
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33137

Silber Art Gallery


On view: Feb. 4- Mar 9, 2014
Laura Amussen, Executive Director and Curator
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
(410) 337-6477