Thursday, January 24, 2019

Housewarming opens at Craft Ontario

Judy Martin's flannel quilt, Fields of Brown Grass, is part of Craft Ontario's exhibition at the Craft Ontario gallery, 1106 Queen West in Toronto.  The opening reception is January 24, the exhibition is part of the Toronto Design Festival.

Works in the exhibition range from functional to representational forms, and many share a relationship to the body through suggestions of sustenance and care.  Other works may problematie the idea of the home, gesturing instead towards a subversion o sterotypical images, questioning whether or not these are always welcoming spaces.   All of the work in the exhibition shows a skillful deployment of materials in ways that speak to varied and complex relationships with the idea of home. 

Artists: Amanda McCavour, Andreas Kr├Ątschmer, Chiho Tokita, Elycia SFA, Holly Fedida & Christopher Mendoza, [Nicholas] Hamilton Holmes, Judy Martin, Laura Pitkanen, Matthew McIntyre, Micah Adams, Queenie Xu, Rachael Wong, Wanxing Wang, Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Craft Ontario 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Innovations '19 at Quest Art Gallery, Midland Ontario

Judy Martin received an award at the Innovation art exhibition at Quest Art Gallery for her piece,  My Light Green Heart .  Other award winners are Becky Lauzon for her glass piece , and Fuzzy Mall for his quilted portrait.   The exhibition continues until March 30.

My Light Green Heart was chosen as image for the invitation
and can be viewed on the website  Quest Art School and Gallery

Judy's piece was also used in the Canadian Art notice 

List of artists in this exhibition are:

Kirsten Abrahamson
Victoria Carley
Charlene Collette
David Cumming
Djuna Day
Jenny Isserman
Pamela King
Becky Lauzon
Fiona Legg
Ingrid Lupp
Fuzzy Mall
Judy Martin
Chandra Rice
Brenda Shakell
Lin Xu

Monday, December 17, 2018

I dream of a world where love is the answer

 Mo Crow from Sydney Australia invited several artists from around the world the join her in a group project involving a used wedding dress and hand stitch.  Entitled "I dream of a world where love is the answer" the pennants have been arriving.  Click here for images and text.
Judy Martin made a minimalist response using red thread and the heart image - symbols both of protection and of love.  Judy is humbled and honoured to be included in this project that involves us and our hands to think about and hopefully mend 'our beautiful broken world'

Edited note January 4 2019 - it arrived in Australia and Mo wrote about it here.  xo

Monday, December 10, 2018

mentoring Sophie Anne Edwards

Judy Martin begins a new mentorship this year with Sophie Anne Edwards.
Sophie is a writer and artist from Manitoulin Island.
This is Judy's second year-long mentorship sponsored by CSARN (Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network).  In 2017 - 2018, Judy worked with Mariana Lafrance

It is exciting and rewarding for Judy to work one on one with these intelligent, interesting young women.  

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Mid Career Award for Excellence: Judy Martin

Longing Cloth by Judy Martin 2017  94.5" x 26"  dyed wool with red wool interior, hand stitched
On Thursday, November 29, 2018,
Craft Ontario presents the 2018 recipients with their awards and celebrate excellence and
dedication within the field of craft practice.

The award ceremony is at Toronto Media Arts Centre  32 Lisgar Street, Toronto at 6:30 pm

Congratulations to Judy Martin for winning the
Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Mid Career Award for Excellence;  $2500

Congratulations also to
Jing Huang
Cheng OuYu
Nurielle Stern
Nicole Jewell Coon
Kaley Flowers
Lisa Creskey
Juliana Scherzer
Leigh Dotey
Gayle Buzzi
Tanya Lyons
Naomi Clement
Natalie Waddell
Joon HeeKim
Alice Yujing Yan

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nouveau Louvre opens Saturday November 24

Time Dream Memory: time

Antique frame, wool, stitch, van-dyke print on hand made paper, within a shadow box frame
20" x 20"

Part of Le Nouveau Louvre annual exhibition fund-raising sale at La Galerie du Nouvel Ontario in Sudbury.   Opens Saturday November 24, and continues until December 22, 2018. 

All artworks are available for purchase for $200 each and there is
a big selection
It is also possible to purchase the work online

Click here for complete gallery of images and information on how to purchase.

UPDATE  - this piece SOLD on opening day xo

Saturday, November 10, 2018

One Sky Gallery in Sudbury

Paradise meditation one, antique damask, acrylic paint, hand stitch mounted on paper, framed under glass, 20" square in the frame
 Paradise meditation two, antique damask, cotton, hand stitch, mounted on paper, framed under glass, 20 inches square in the frame
Emily Carr Visited Me  37 " x 82"  painted and embroidered rayon, hand pieced cotton quilt

These three pieces are now on view at One Sky Gallery, downtown Sudbury.
125 Durham street   705 222 1759