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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Solo exhibition at World of Threads Festival

Cloud of Time
9feet wide by 5 feet high  re-configured in 2017 by Judy Martin
is part of 'Be Emptier', an exhibition of 5 hand stitched quilts
at World of Threads Festival, Oakville Ontario
October 13 - November 25, 2018
Judy Martin's solo exhibition will be in the Corridor Galleries at
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
One of 25 solo shows at the festival
The curators, Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman have also put together
Flow - the main group exhibition in the gallery space
and several other group exhiubitions

Read more about the festival at the website for World of Threads
The Grand opening of the festsival is October 20 at 1 pm.
Judy Martin will be in attendance.  Please come and meet the artist. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Mended World in Tokyo Japan


Mended World  by Judy Martin and her local community 2012
linen damask table linens and silk
machine and hand constructed, hand quilted
94 " x 94"

The exhibition Masterworks: Abstract and Geometric will open in three venues in Japan between October 2018 and March 2019.  Mended World is one of the 29 pieces that will be on display.

The first venue is The Quilt and Stitch Show, Tokyo Japan October 4 - 6 2018
This link connects to more information and images of all the quilts.
These quilts are featured in the book Art Quilt Innovations: Abstract and Geometric

upcoming exhibitions in Japan are:
November 8 - 10 2018 - quilt and stitch show in Osaka
March 28 - 30 2019, quilt and stitch show in Nagoya

Thursday, September 20, 2018

fibreworks 2018

earth and air judy martin (detail)
opening september 21 at 7 pm
fibreworks 2018
Cambridge Galleries
Queen's Square, Cambridge Ontario

This is a Biennial exhibition of textile artists from across Canada
Here is a list of the 2018 artists
juried by Melissa Bennett (curator of art gallery of Hamilton) and Meghan Price (Toronto artist)

Ellen Bleiwas (Toronto, ON)
Mitchell Chalifoux (Leduc, AB)
Judy Duggan-McCormack (Hamilton, ON)
Stephanie Fortin (Toronto, ON)
Tricia C Johnson (London, ON) 
Trish Johnson (Toronto, ON)
Helen Liene Dreifelds (Toronto, ON)
Fuzzy Mall (Dundas, ON)
April Martin (Toronto, ON) 
Judy Martin (Sheguiandah, ON)
Colleen McCarten (Toronto, ON)
Robin Muller (Bedford, NS)
Trudy Perks (Barrie, ON)
Elycia SFA (Toronto, ON)
Lois Schklar (Toronto, ON)
St Marie φ Walker (Kitchener, ON)
Svetlana Swinimer (Ottawa, ON)
Negar Tajgardan (Saskatoon, SK)
above - a detail of I Lived On Air, my daughter April's journal in cloth of her year of artist residencies. 
She had to move so many times, and each of the different arrangements of striped cloth represent the variety of beds she slept in during 2017.  So pleased that April and I are both in this important exhibition.  I think that is pretty exciting.

Fibreworks 2018 runs from September 15 until November 4