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Watermedia Artist, Judy Rider

Judy Rider works not only in watercolor, but also in acrylic and collage. Her works are mostly representational, but in many cases are impressionistic, as well as abstract. Judy's inspiration comes from found still lifes, including gardening subjects around her home and neighborhood, as well as subject matter from trips to Italy, Maine, California, and Wyoming. Judy exhibits her work in Hickory, NC, year round, as well as in many regional exhibits and festivals. Judy accepts commissions on house portraits, Pets and Children. For more information visit her website sss.judyart.com.  Judy teaches waterdolor classes for Catawba Valley Community college, the Hickory museum of Art and Full Circle Arts.

Current Exhibits and Awards

  • August 2009, First Place, Jones House, Boone, NC , High Country Watermedia society
  • June 2009 Juried into the Southern Watercolor Society's 32nd Annual Exhibit, Columbus , Ga.
  • October 2008 juried into Watercolor Society of North Carolina annual Exhibit, Greenville, NC
  • September 2008 2 works accepted into International Society of Experimental Artisits Annual Exhibit, Houston, Texas
  • August 2008 and 2009, Rock School Gallery Open competition, Honorable Mention
  • February 2008, Full Circle Arts, "Art About Women" 1st Place Award 
  • October 2007, Watercolor Society of North Carolina annual Exhibit, Attainted Signature Status
  • September 2007, Mooresville Art Guild Artoberfest 1st Place in Watercolor
  • August 2007 High Country Watermedia, awarded 2nd Place
  • May 2007,Mooresville Art Guild Spring Festival, 2nd Place, Mixed media
  • February 2007, Art About women, Full Circle Arts, Hickory, NC 2 honorable mentions
  • September 2006. Mooresville Art Guild 2nd Place Watercolro
  • August 2006 High Country Watermedia , 2nd Place
  • July 2004, Watercolor Society of NC, 59th Exhibition, Boone NC
  • June 2004, Southern Watercolor Society, Fair Hope, Alabama, Juried annual Exhibit
  • July 2002 Watercolor Society of NC, Merchant's Award, Gastonia, NC
  • Watercolor Society of North Carolina, 56th Juried Show, Artspace, Raleigh, NC, Sept-Nov, 01
  • Art in the Carolinas, Full Circle Art Gallery, Honorable Mention Hickory, NC
  • Rock School Gallery Annual Comp., 2nd Place, August, 2001
  • National Collage Society, "Wish you were here", Cash Award, June, 2001
  • Art in the Park, Juried Fine Arts Festival, Blowing Rock, NC Oct. 2001

Artist's Statement

I enjoy the spontaneous feel of watercolor, and liquid acrylics. They are both predictalbe and surprising in their results. My subject matter includes things that I respond to personally-florals, landscapes, people, and places I've traveled. I try to express these emotional reactions with light and atmosphere through using paint and paper. I want my viewers to sense what I sensed at the time. Visit my website http://www.judyarts.com/ for current offerings

Contact Information:
Watercolor Originals
Judy W Rider
41 Wexford Pt
Hickory, NC 28601

Work Phone: 828-495-7471

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