With 20 years as illustrator and Editorial Art Manager for the Chicago Tribune behind her, Judie Anderson is still constantly re-inventing her skills in the visual arts. A retrospective of over 55 years of her art, old and new, is on display in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from September 10 through October 18.
An artist's reception, open to the public, will be held in the Gallery, on Friday, September 13,
from 7 to 9 pm.
Examples of her diverse styles as fashion illustrator, children's educational designer and artist, free-lance illustrator, Chicago Tribune art director, graphic designer, editorial artist and, now, fine-arts painter are included in the show. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S. Anderson has a BFA in Advertising Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
According to the SAIC alumni publication, Anderson devoted her first year at SAIC studying
design, drawing and painting before spending the summer at Ox-Bow, where she developed a friendship with well-known artist LeRoy Neiman. She recalls, "LeRoy was one of the first people who exposed me to the business side of art and inspired me to focus my studies on fashion illustration and art advertising."
Anderson's "Phases…Coming Full Circle" exhibit can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm; Friday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Friday is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $5, seniors and students $3, and children under 5, free.
The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. It features original
contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. Each year it hosts several group shows featuring the artwork of Guild members, an invitational show for a significant local artist, and the National Art Premiere, a nationwide juried group show. Exhibits are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org,