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Alterations: Tailored Solutions to Climate Change – a traveling exhibition Published: 12.08.2021 at 3:19 pm by Nancy Judd

Alterations: Tailored Solutions to Climate Change is my second solo traveling exhibition. Like my first traveling show, ReDress Upcycled Style, Alterations began as a year-long exhibition in the Atlanta International Airport. It feels like a long time ago when my sister, Becky, and I drove the sculptures from my home in Portland, Oregon to Atlanta…

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Online UpCycled Art Classes Published: 04.09.2020 at 5:07 pm by Nancy Judd

To begin… THANK YOU to everyone for all your support of my work over the years and most recently around my exhibition in the Atlanta International Airport, I will send photos and details about that later. Meanwhile in response to COVID-19 virus circumstances, I have been pivoting my work to help children. Using my recycled…

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Creativity, Climate Change, & the Atlanta Airport Published: 12.11.2019 at 5:57 pm by Nancy Judd

In 1998 I accidentally discovered the power of art to help people think differently about trash. I created a flamenco dress out of junk mail for an event that I co-founded called the Recycle Santa Fe Art Market and Trash Fashion Show, that is still part of Santa Fe’s vibrant art scene. Using my arts…

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Art Experiences in Classrooms and Equity Trainings Published: 12.18.2018 at 5:09 pm by Nancy Judd

Upcycled insect – Kindergarten class at Metropolitan Leaning Center in Portland, OR I feel fortunate to call myself an artist, an environmental advocate, and more recently a teaching artist. As the name implies, this pursuit is the intersection between one’s personal art practice and teaching in a classroom. For some teaching artists the focus is…

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The Coat of Hope Published: 07.26.2018 at 6:40 pm by Nancy Judd

A new project for our challenging times… “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desomond Tutu In these days of political, environmental and social turmoil, I often find myself feeling overwhelmed, angry, scared and hopeless. The Coat of Hope is my antidote to the uncertainty and fear…

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Stepping into the classroom Published: 03.06.2017 at 11:00 pm by Nancy Judd

When people ask me what I do, I tell them I am an artist and an environmental advocate. I also tell them that I am a Teaching Artist. And it has never been truer than this year as I am spening so much time diving into the classroom. I just finished an artist residency at…

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Put-on your Principals, Wear your Values, Slip into your Standards Published: 02.14.2017 at 12:51 am by Nancy Judd

In this fifth and final post of this series I give some ideas about what YOU CAN DO to reduce the environmental and social impacts of the clothing you wear. To recap my series, the first blog post, explained how through preparing new work for ECO FASHION WEEK, I took a deep dive into the…

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Creating the ECO FASHION WEEK Collection Published: 02.01.2017 at 10:19 pm by Nancy Judd

In my first blog post, I explained that through preparing new work for ECO FASHION WEEK, I took a deep dive into the environmental and social impacts of our clothing. In my second post I explored the world of fast fashion. In my third post  I used the journey of a simple T-Shirt to see…

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The Cradle-to-Grave Pollution Cycle of a T-Shirt Published: 01.19.2017 at 8:28 am by Nancy Judd

The third in a series of blog posts about the true costs of the clothing we wear. In my first post, I explained that through preparing new work for ECO FASHION WEEK, I took a deep dive into the environmental and social impacts of our clothing. In the second post we explored the world of…

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The Story of Fast Fashion, Waste, and Pollution Published: 01.04.2017 at 9:01 am by Nancy Judd

The second in my series on the true costs of the clothing we wear. In my first post of this series on the price of fashion, I explained how I took a deep dive into the environmental and social impacts of our clothing through preparing new work for last year’s ECO FASHION WEEK. We ended…

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