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.
Watch 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 http://artbusinessacademy.net/xanadu-gallerys-2015-16-mentorship-program/ 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.)
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.
The 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.