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ReDress: Upcycled Style

Eighteen of Nancy Judd’s enchanting couture fashion sculptures made from trash traveled to museums and art centers around the United States from 2013-2017. Watch this interview with Nancy talking about the ReDress exhibition.

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 2013

“The ReDress exhibit has been a gem to have within our walls and has sparked conversation and imagination among visitors, volunteers, staff and the campus. Your message is delivered in such a positive way that it motivates and excites individuals to want to become more aware of the impact their daily life has on the planet.”

Bascom Center for Visual Arts

“Everyone in Highland is talking about your exhibition – lots of good buzz about the Bascom.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have this show and the response from visitors is nothing shy of amazing.”

ReDress at the Reading Museum

The Reading Public Museum

“ReDress:Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd is more than just an exhibit. It’s an idea transformed into something people will remember, something that will make an impression on them. Judd takes discarded waste and turns it into something beautiful. Trash becomes a dress, shoes a purse or a hat that can be displayed to show people how they can help the environment and upcycle.”
Article from a student review of the exhibition.

Woodson Art Museum

Woodson Art Museum

“Nancy led a gallery walk on the final afternoon of her artist residency, May 1-4. On the first sunny afternoon after a long Wisconsin winter, more than 30 visitors flocked to the Museum for this program. Nancy ascertained the makeup of the group and tailored her comments to ensure she provided fresh content, different from her previous residency programs so that it wouldn’t be repetitive for those who attended previously. Her frank, open comments about her artwork and acceptance of commissions were well received and appreciated and likely encouraged visitors to pursue their career path with a realistic mix of passion and pragmatism.”

Exhibition Schedule:

  • The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida – Winter 2013
  • Bascom: Center for Visual Arts in Highlands, North Carolina – Spring 2013
  • Reading Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania – Fall 2013
  • Woodson Art Museum in  Wausau, Wisconsin – Spring 2014
  • Stamford Museum in Stamford, Connecticut – Spring 2015
  • Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center in Artesia, New Mexico – Winter 2016/Spring 2017
  • Farmington Museum in Farmington, New Mexico – Winter 2017/Spring 2018
  • Fort Collins Museum of Art in Fort Collins, Colorado – Summer 2017

See a video of ReDress at the Ruth Funk Center.

Photos by Sarah Jane Smith (Funk) and Ian Michael WardPs (Bascom)