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Moving and Sustainability Published: 10.13.2014 at 5:45 pm by Nancy Judd | 8 comments

This summer my spouse, Nicole, and I moved from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Portland, Oregon. We made the move partially to be near family (Portland is my home town) but also for sustainability reasons. Almost daily we read articles about the long-term drought facing the southwest region of the US, and it seemed clear…

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World Oceans Day at the Georgia Aquarium Published: 07.09.2014 at 9:25 am by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

In June I spent a wonderful week at The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta celebrating World Oceans Day by partnering with the Aquarium to provide recycled art workshops, a mini-exhibition, and a presentation about my work. Prior to my arrival two of my recycled fashion sculptures were displayed in the center court that links all the…

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Woodson Art Museum Artist-in-Residence Published: 05.07.2014 at 6:10 pm by Nancy Judd | 6 comments

My Artist Residency at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI Last week I had the honor of being the artist in residence at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. (It took me about a month to memorize saying that without tripping over my tongue.) The residency was in conjunction with my…

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Sol Man Lands at Santa Fe Community College Published: 04.23.2014 at 10:27 am by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

Donating Sol Man to the Santa Fe Community Foundation This Friday at 10:30am at the Santa Fe Community College, Trades and Advanced Technology Building entrance, one of my sculptures, Sol Man, will be officially donated to the SSFC permanent art collection. Last year I created Sol Man in collaboration with the Santa Fe Community College-…

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Residencies, Workshops and Lectures– oh my! Published: 03.22.2014 at 11:29 am by Nancy Judd | 2 comments

I have had the honor of being invited to several artists residencies, lectures on my work and upcycled workshops so far this year. Here is an account of my recent activities! (Additional photos of my adventures can be seen in the links below to my facebook page. While looking at the photos PLEASE DO ME…

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Seeking your creative input! Published: 01.27.2014 at 5:06 pm by Nancy Judd | 5 comments

I’m excited to announce that I am developing a 16 section educational presentation called “Creative Sustainability: educational materials for preserving our planet.” It addresses issues ranging from waste, to consumerism, to climate change. Each section contains photos of my sculptures that relate to the theme of the section; fun eco-quizes; and projects that utilize art,…

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Recycle Runway returns to the Atlanta Airport! Published: 09.10.2013 at 7:08 pm by Nancy Judd | 5 comments

In 2011-2012 I had an exhibition of 21 of my sculptures in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for 14 months. The ATL Airport has invited me back for a second show in 2016 because the first one was “one of our most popular exhibits”! I’m so very honored that David Vogt and Katherine Dirga, the…

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Sol Man: An Energy Superhero Published: 07.09.2013 at 7:15 pm by Nancy Judd | 6 comments

This spring I had the pleasure of working with 130 sixth grade students at Ortiz middle school in Santa Fe, NM. The project combined art with science to teach energy conservation. The outcome was a new recycled costume, the Sol Man. The project was the result of a fellowship I received called Toyota TogetherGreen administered…

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New Garment: “Opal” Published: 03.25.2013 at 9:40 am by Nancy Judd | 12 comments

This spring of 2013 I was invited, along with 15 other Santa Fe artists, to create a new sculpture for a fundraiser for the Nature Conservancy and the Santa Fe Farmers Market. The event is called “Picnic for Earth” and is organized by the Patina Gallery next to the Santa Fe Plaza. Each artist was…

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My Second TEDx Talk! Published: 02.21.2013 at 10:30 am by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

In November 2012 I gave my second TEDx talk at an event called TEDxAcequiaMadre in Santa Fe, NM. My first TEDx talk was in Albuquerque (TEDXABQ). If you are not familiar with TED talks they are global conferences focused on “ideas worth spreading.” TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, the beginning of their inspiring…

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