‘Figures’ The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance

“Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.” -Anselm Kiefer


I first met Heatherly Wakefield in 2008 when she invited me to do “Fired Works: A Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale.”  Heatherly is the Director of Fine Art at the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance and Fired Works is an annual show sponsored by Macon Arts Alliance. I participated in Fired Works with my pottery 2008, 2009 and 2010. Heatherly recently found me and my 2-D work and contacted me about the upcoming gallery show ‘Figures.’ Below are the pieces that were selected to be in the show:

The show is being held during the month of August (2014) at the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance (check the link for the gallery hours and location). The show features Georgia artists Bob Hart (Athens), James Schroeder (Rome), Marie Weaver (Atlanta) and Macon artists Meg Campbell and Martha Tisdale and me (Ellijay).

This will be the first show at Macon Arts Alliance that focuses on figures. According to Heatherly ‘this is not figure studies, but work that shows the figure in action, or invites the viewer to find the story.’ The show will include 3-D as well as 2-D. I’ve included a link to each artist (above), if you would like to look at the other artists who will be in this show.

I am thrilled to be invited to participate in this show. I absolutely love painting and feel that a paint brush literally fell out of the sky and landed in my hand at an important turning point in my life. I want to paint invisible landscapes – that magical place that exists for all of us right below the surface. It’s why I paint. And for my work to be included in a show and purchased in a gallery amazes and delights me.


“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” Dr. Seuss

About Judy Shreve

Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com
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12 Responses to ‘Figures’ The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance

  1. Annie says:

    Judy, it is delightful! I sold two paintings this past two weeks after a long dry spell and it does feel wonderful. We all want to paint the invisible world and it too is why I love painting. Great selections for the show. Congrats on being invited! xoxo

  2. Congratulations Judy!.. Enjoy your quiet times this week. 🙂 T.

  3. Robyn says:

    Well done Judy! A great selection for the gallery show!

  4. charlene says:

    What an amazing selection of work—so good to see them go into a curated exhibit. Your recent “Out Walking with My Baby” seems a bit edgier and more intense with a “curiouser and curiouser” feel. Love it. It draws me right in…of course, you got an invitational…congrats, Judy 🙂

    • Judy Shreve says:

      Thank you Charlene – it’s always fun to get invited to the ‘party!’
      Out Walking With My Baby is a vent of sorts – so a deep dig usually comes out a little edgier -)

  5. Donna Watson says:

    A big congrats on being invited and included in a gallery exhibition… your paintings of figures are unique and creative and I wish you good sales and success.

  6. Congratulations, Judy! It’s so exciting to be invited, and I’m sure your wonderful work will do well – how great that so many people will get to enjoy it! All of the pieces are really special; I’m in love with Minstrels Coming to Town, especially…

    • Judy Shreve says:

      Thank you Sharmon! It is exciting for these pieces to go out into the world! And yes – I had so much fun painting Minstrels Coming to Town — almost didn’t want to let it go.

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