Announcing Xanadu Gallery’s 2015-16 Mentorship Artist, Judith Monroe

An Announcement from Jason Horejs, Owner of Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

I’m please to announce that California artist Judith Monroe has been selected as Xanadu Gallery’s 2015-16 Mentorship Artist. I’m looking forward to working with Judith. We’ll be showing Judith’s work in Xanadu Gallery during the upcoming winter season, and we’ll be working together to implement marketing tactics and techniques that those of you following the mentorship can apply to your own art businesses.

2015-09-15 13_35_54-StoreWatch for an announcement in the next week with the timing and instructions for joining our first broadcast.

A special thanks to all of those of you who applied for the mentorship program. I’ve been privileged to see a huge diversity of great art during the selection process. Selecting the finalists and ultimately choosing Judith was a truly daunting undertaking. At each step of the selection process there were so many more of you that I could have chosen than I was able to. What excites me, however, and what I love about the Mentorship program, is that I’ll get to have all of your input and interaction throughout the process.

Congratulations to Judith, and I look forward to seeing you all in our first broadcast within the next few weeks!

(If you haven’t yet registered to watch the Mentorship sessions, we would love to have you join us. Just go to  to learn more about the program and to register to particpate in the broadcast sessions. Note: if you applied for the mentorship, you get to watch the broadcast sessions at no additional charge. There’s no need to register again, you will automatically receive an email when the session is scheduled.)


Jason Horejs


Xanadu Gallery


About Mentorship Artist Judith Monroe

Judith Monroe is a mixed media artist with a strong background in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques. She has incorporated mixed media into her photography for nearly twenty-five years; beginning in her college years, she traveled on a journey of independent study, constantly expanding her knowledge and gradually bringing more collage, writing, and drawing into her finished pieces.

2015-09-15 13_36_40-StartThe resulting imagery is reminiscent of her personal journal pages, with dominating photos that bleed into color and texture; hidden treasures of text and sketches wait for the viewer to discover them. Her artwork consists of multiple layers of physical materials, which represent layers of meaning; beginning with black and white photographs that stand in for the physical world, Judith then adds layers of collage, color and text that represent the spiritual world, “giving our physical world meaning and substance.”

Judith’s unique creative process has been featured in both local and national media. Her images have been published by Recycled Paper Greetings and in the international publication, The Best of Photography Annual. Her artwork can be found in California art galleries and has been popular at the Crocker Art Museum’s annual art auction as well as at numerous art festivals. Judith’s pieces are included in public and private collections throughout the U.S.

About the Author: Jason Horejs

Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of, and founder of the Art Business Academy. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business.


  1. Welcome, Judith! I love your art already and look forward to this mentor ship. Thank you so much, Jason, for offering this wonderful opportunity.

  2. Congratulations Judith! I’m really looking forward to applying the mentoring of your work to my own creative and professional journey. This is going to be a wonder-full evolution for us all. Deep thanks to Jason for making this process available to everyone.

  3. Congratulations to Judith and Bravo to Jason for tackling the arduous process of looking at all the images and artists! Mixed Media is an exciting medium so looking forward to learning lots!

  4. Congratulations to Judith! Her work is fresh and exciting, I love her interesting process. I’m looking forward to hearing all about her journey with you and being able to share in the mentorship!

  5. Congratulations Judith!! I too, am excited to learn alongside you on your mentorship journey. Thank you Jason for making this opportunity available.

  6. What a huge accomplishment — Congratulations Judith! and best of success to you as you make your journey through the mentorship program with Jason. You couldn’t have a more sincere and knowledgeable mentor.

  7. Congratulations Judith!! How exciting! I can’t wait to watch your journey! Thank you Jason for allowing all of us to follow along!

  8. Way to go, Judith! Sounds like you already have some success under your belt…it will be exciting to see how you push yourself and your work even further as a result of your mentorship with Jason and Xanadu. All the best!

  9. Congratulations Judith! So excited for you and looking forward to following along with you in this year’s Mentorship Program. Your art work is simply beautiful, and may God bless your journey with Jason and Xanadu Gallery!

  10. Congratulations Judith. Congratulations to all who applied for this mentorship program…I am looking forward to Jason’s teaching’s and learning along side everyone. How exciting for us all.

  11. Congratulations Judith I am so happy for you! We all win here . I like the mix of mixed media into yor art. Knock me dead! Hou go girl look forward to seeing your art work. Susan cheeseman lake havasu

  12. Congratulations to Judith for being chosen for the mentorship program. Her work sounds really interesting and from the photos posted looks beautiful. She has had quite a degree of success already and it will be interesting to see how the mentorship program impacts her future growth. Looking forward to following along!

  13. Wow, thank you all so much for your kind words and well wishes! I am honored that Jason chose me to stand in for all the artists who have worked many years at their craft and have achieved limited success, but who still struggle to try to make a living from their art. I am looking forward to learning a lot and sharing it with all of you. Hugs to you all!

  14. Judith, I have a great feeling about your rising to the top in the decision process. I know you are more than excited! As accomplished as you are at this point, the future will hold wonderful adventures and new goals to achieve. You automatically have lots of people rooting for you and supporting you now. I hope that you will continue to share your thoughts, methods and materials with us. A few days ago, I woke up with images in my mind of your birds, Bible references, found objects, textures, designs and finished work. Your work is unique and memorable. BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!
    All the best to you as you work with Jason,
    Hazel Stone
    Fine Artist in Watermedia

  15. Congratulations, Judith! Best of everything on this new journey. I look forward to learning as much as I can from your example.

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