JKL Portrait

12515 W. Rampart Dr.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Studio: 623-486-1045
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Judy taught grades seven through college and worked with special needs individuals in rehabilitation facilities and
high schools. In 1987, she moved to Arizona from Kansas City, Missouri, and was a High School Guidance
Counselor for the Deer Valley School District through May 2007. Although Judy has loved art since her college days
she kept her focus related to her teaching career and earned an M.S. in Education, an M.Ed. in Counseling, an Ed.S.
in Secondary Administration, and numerous Certificates in the Welding Trades (375 Clock Hours). In 1990 she
decided it was finally time for art and began taking art classes and workshops. “My focus is watercolor, but I take time
to explore other fun things, too!” !” Judy is a member of the Peoria Fine Arts Association; a juried member of the
National League of American Pen Women; Northern Arizona Watercolor Society; Vanguard Artists; and the Arizona
Artists Guild, serving as Membership Vice President, 1999-2001, 2006-08; Co-Chair Membership 2005 -2006;
Advisor 2007 - 2010; Silver Signature and Coatimundi of the Arizona Watercolor Association, serving as the Media
Lab Chairperson (the “FUN TABLE”) 1999–2003, 2005-2006; and the Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona.
  • 1986 Ed.S. University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1981 M.Ed. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • 1971 M.S. Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • 1964 A.B. Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
  • Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona
  • Central State College, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
GROUP EXHIBITIONS with Vanguard Artists and Contemporary Watercolorist of Arizona 2010 – 2017 
  • 2017 – Vanguard Artists “40 Years of Excellence” Juried Competition, HQ Gallery, Surprise AZ
  • 2014 - 1994 Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ: 2008 Honorable Mention & Purchase Award; 2003 Honorable Mention; 2001 4th Place Watercolor, Honorable Mention; 1996 Honorable Mention
  • 2014 - 1995 Annual Glendale Arts Council’s Juried Fine Arts Competition, Glendale AZ - 2002 Purchase Award
  • 2013 West Valley Art Museum Celebration of Artists, Peoria AZ
  • 2013 - 1996 Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibitions, Fall 2009 Merchant Award, 2013 Spring Merchant Award
  • 2012 Rockies West 20th National Exhibition, Grand Junction CO
  • 2011 Arizona Aqueous XXV: Tubac AZ
  • 2011 - 1997 Arizona Artists Guild Exhibitions: 2009 Merit Award, 2008 Award of Excellence; 2001 Merit Award
  • 2010 Peoria Fine Arts Association – Fall 2010 Award of Excellence, Spring 2010 Merchant Award; 2009 Spring & Fall, 2008 HM; 2005 Honorable Mention; 2003 1st Place
  • 2010 Northwest Watercolor Society 70th National Exhibit, Seattle
  • 2010 Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona Spring Exhibition
  • 2010 - 2004 - 01 Northern Arizona Watercolor Society Exhibitions, Sedona AZ – Fall 2009 Juror’s Award, 2003 Award of Excellence, 2001 Merchant Award
  • 2009 West Valley Art Museum – Celebrating Art of the West Valley IV, Surprise, AZ
  • 2009 34th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, hosted by San Diego Watercolor Society
  • 2009 - 02 Peoria Arts Commission “Celebration of Artists” juried exhibit, Peoria AZ – 2008 Honorable Mention
  • Watercolor; 2002 1st Place Watercolor, Peoria AZ
  • 2008 Peoria Arts Commission Studio VII Group Exhibition April 1 - 30 2008, Peoria Library Gallery
  • 2005 Barnes and Noble Solo Exhibition Month of November, Peoria AZ
  • 2003 Kansas Watercolor Society The Great 8 Exhibition, Wichita KS
  • 2002 Peoria Arts Commission Solo Exhibition & Purchase Award September 3-27, Peoria AZ Library Gallery
  • 2000 Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibition "Salon des Refuses"
  • 1999 West Valley Art Museum 14th Annual Juried Art Show, Surprise AZ
  • 2002 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 7th Edition
  • 2001 AWA Celebrating 40 Years of Watermedia Fine Arts 1960 –2001 Arizona Watercolor Association
  • 1978-79 Who’s Who in the Midwest 16th Edition
  • City of Peoria, Arizona
  • The 1875 Col. Samuel W. Peel Mansion Museum and Historic Gardens, Bentonville, Arkansas


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