Judy Lavoie Exhibition at the Customs House Museum
Judy is being honored with a SOLO MUSUEM EXHIBITION from October 5, 2021 to January 2, 2022, at the magnificent Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tennessee. This is a major milestone in her work as a fine artist. “Interactions – Paintings by Judy Lavoie” displays over a dozen original artworks including the premiere of several new paintings. She has included watercolors, acrylics and scratchboards, a variety of subjects and sizes, and all paintings are for sale.
Judy chose the title “Interactions” to remind viewers of the importance of real world interactions as these days of distancing and quarantining have limited so much to digital interactions. Her display invites the viewers to see and learn how art is enormously interactive, including an artist’s inspiration to paint a particular subject; the interactions of colors, pigments, tools, and painting surfaces; the artist’s body of experience and interactions with other artists past and present; and the interaction of the viewer with the artwork as the artist leads the eye to a focal point through values, contrasts, details, colors and more.
The Opening Reception for the show is Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 5-8pm and is open to the public. Judy hopes to see lots of art lovers there!
Judy Lavoie featured in Monroe Life Magazine
The Summer 2021 issue of Monroe Life magazine distributed on Friday features AGTV member Judy Lavoie! Turn to page 32 of the magazine or click here to read all about it!
Arts in the Airport
Judy’s big red poppy watercolor painting “Remembrance” has just been juried into the Arts in the Airport exhibition at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN. Juror Caroline Covington selected only 41 pieces from 484 entries, so she is excited and honored to be chosen among so few. Only artists from 33 counties of East Tennessee could enter, and original works in these categories were allowed: Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, 3‐D, and Fine Craft Objects.
This biannual exhibit has been presented for the past 13 years by the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport). Their mission is to allow regional artists to display work in the most visited site in the area.
Judy’s painting will be on display from April 20 – October 2021 (end date TBA) at McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN. Work is displayed in an area behind the security gate checkpoint at the airport, and is available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out.
Ampersand Art Ambassador
As an Ampersand Art Ambassador, Judy was invited to create a painting for a special exhibit at their company headquarters in Texas. Each participating artist was required to work on a panel manufactured by Ampersand from a reference photo of the company CEO’s rescued dog. Judy opted to use two panels, a black Scratchbord and an Artist Panel with a Canvas Texture finish on which she painted with fluid acrylics. Her finished paintings were shipped to Ampersand, framed in Ampersand FloaterFrames, and are now on display in their gallery along with the dog portraits, in various media, created by other participating artists.
Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance
Two of Judy’s paintings have been juried into the “No Bigger Than a Breadbox” exhibition, presented by Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance. There were 384 entries and only 67 have been chosen for the show. Judy’s black Scratchbords “Locked In Time,” with color added with inks, and “Eye Of The Tiger” will be featured. Show dates are April 2-30, 2021, at The Emporium Center in Knoxville.