Judi Gilden is an award winning artist who lives and works in Marlboro, New Jersey. Using traditional transparent watercolor, as well as casein and mixed water media, she creates a sensitive blend of art and spirituality in her paintings.
Judi's paintings have been in numerous juried shows, including exhibits at theNATIONAL ARTS CLUB, the SALMAGUNDI CLUB, THE PEN & BRUSH GALLERIES, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC., GALLERY, Ceres Gallery, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, Synchronicity Fine Arts Gallery, and Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, all NYC; The Arts Club of Washington DC; the Jemison-Carnegie Museum, Talladega, Alabama, the New Jersey State Museum at Trenton, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville; the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc., at Tuckerton Seaport, the Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, Conant Hall Gallery at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, Johnson and Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Tinton Falls, the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, all New Jersey; the Rhode Island Watercolor Society Gallery, The Kent Art Association Gallery, Kent, Connecticut; Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania; The Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland, The Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington: The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida; Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY, The Staten Island Botanical Gardens Gallery and the Richmond County Supreme Court, Staten Island, NY.
Ms. Gilden's educational background includes Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Philosophy and two NYC teaching licenses. Judi studied watercolor at Snug Harbor's ART LAB, at Dan Werner's ART NETWORK, as well as with Nancy French, George Delaney, Pat Lafferty, Margaret Crawford and Richard Ochs. Her work has been strongly influenced by workshop study with Zygmund Jankowski, Tony Couch, Stephen Quiller, Roberta Carter Clark, Judi Betts, Tom Lynch, and Ted Minchin.
Judi is the recipient of many awards, including National Arts Club "Genevieve Cain Award for Watercolor" and twice its
Margaret Martin Award for Watercolor; The American Artists Professional League, Inc., "Nydia Preede Award", the
Allied Artists of America Inc., David Wu and Elsie Jeck-Key Memorial Award", the "New Jersey American Artists' Professional League, Inc., "President's Award", its Distinguished Merit Award", its "Ann Waldron Award", its "Special Judge's Award" and numerous NJAAPL "Awards of Merit". Judi received the Perkins Juried Watercolor Show's "Juror's Award of Merit", The Garden State Watercolor Society's "Cranbury Station Gallery Award" and its "Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award" and multiple "Honorable Mention" awards at the Pen & Brush. The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc., has awarded Judi the "Miriam E. Halpern Award for Works on Paper", and twice its "Miriam Schorr Memorial Award for Watercolor", as well as the "First Place" award at NAWA's "Open Small Works Exhibition 2011". Judi is also the proud recipient of the "North East Watercolor Society Award of Excellence".
Images of Judi’s paintings are archived at the SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, JANE VOORHEES ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ARCHIVE, RYERSON BURNHAM LIBRARIES AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, FRICK ART REFERENCE LIBRARY, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, FILM AND FINE ARTS LIBRARY, LITTAUER CENTER HARVARD UNIVERSITY, AND THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.
Judi was listed in the August 2013, 2014, and 2015 issues of ART IN AMERICA GUIDE:MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, ARTISTS.
JUDI'S PAINTINGS WERE FEATURED IN "THE ARTISTIC TOUCH 6" WATERCOLOR SERIES EDITED BY CHRIS UNWIN AND PUBLISHED IN 2014 BY CREATIVE ART PRESS.
Judi served as Jury Head, Works on Paper, for the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., NYC. Her busy schedule has included demonstrating, lecturing, jurying exhibits, teaching students of watercolor, and serving the art community in various capacities for decades. Some of Judi's demonstrations have been filmed and broadcast by Lakewood Cable and Edison Cable in New Jersey. One of Judi's exhibits was covered by Channel 7 Eyewitness News, NYC.
Ms. Gilden's artwork is owned by many private collectors. Permanent Collections include AtlantiCare Healing Arts Project at ATLANTICARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Atlantic City, N.J., AtlantiCare Healing Arts Project at the HEALTH PARK AT HAMMONDTON, N.J., ATLANTICARE CANCER INSTITUTE at Cape May, N.J., ATLANTICARE URGENT CARE CENTER, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., PHASE III OF ATLANTICARE MAINLAND TRANSFORMATION PROJECT, MAINLAND CAMPUS, Pomona, N.J., ATLANTICARE HEALTH PARK IN MANAHAWKIN, PHASE II and the Carl Michael Eger Memorial Chapel and Meditation Room at the EGER HOME AND REHABILITATION CENTER, Staten Island, N.Y.
Judi Gilden Copyright 2017
Judi demonstrating a series of color studies.
"There is the heart and the mind,
the Puritan idea is the mind must be master
I think the heart should be master
and the mind should be the tool
and servant of the heart."