Judy Southerland



2011 Individual Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC

2010 Faculty Development Award, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC to support new work

2008 Small Projects Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

2007 Faculty Development Award, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC to support new work/HandPrint Workshop International, Alexandria, VA 

1998 Ida I. Haimovicz Faculty Development Award for travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC

1991 Individual Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC

1990 Individual Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC

1988 Juror’s Award: First Prize. Regional Exhibition, Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD, juror, Jock Reynolds


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Lacking Wings, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA, curator Jim Scanlin

2016  History Painting for a Small Town, Invitational, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

2010 Borderland, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA, curator, Joanne Bauer

2008 Close to Far Away, Miami University Gallery, Middletown, OH, curator, Andrew Au

2007 In/Out of Place, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC, juror & curator, Johanna 


2001 Drawing to Mind: Judy Southerland, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, curator, Andrea Pollan

1995 Judy Southerland: Works on Paper, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W. VA, curator, Rhonda J. Smith

1993 Department of Interior, Human/Nature, four solos: Judy Southerland, Beverly Ress, Jeffrey Smith, Susan Boscarino; The Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA, curator, Lynn Schmidt

1990 Tell-Tale Heart, four solos: Judy Southerland, James Luna, Pat Ward Williams, Ken Little,

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC, curator, Mel Watkin


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Character Abstraction, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood MD, curator Spencer Dormitzer

2018 TNT Text, WAS Galley, Bethesda, MD, curator Travis Childers

2018 Latitude, Katzen Art Center, American University Museum, Washington DC, curator Francoise Yohalem

2016 International des Artists, USA, China, France, Japan, Korea, Goyang Aram Nuri Gallery, Ilsan/Seoul Korea, invitation, Jean Kim

2015 Take It As A Blessing, Open Studio DC, curators Joseph Orzal and Nora Mueller=NomuNomu

2015 The Antheneaum Invitational, Alexandria, VA, curator Twig Murray 

2015  Common Ground, Korean Cultural Center, Washington DC, invitation, Ji Young Yun 

2013 Sketchbook, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD, curator, Rene Trevino

2012 Likeness: Interpretations of Portraiture, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA, curator, Twig Murray

2011 Strictly Painting 8, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, juror Jayme McLellan

2011 34th Annual Art on Paper National Exhibition, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, juror Johanna Halford-MacLeod

2010 Catalyst, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC, curated by J.W. Mahoney and Kristina Bilonick

2010 Synergy, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2011 Artist Fellowship Exhibition, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

2010 inSERT: a Pop-up Show, 2501 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC, invitation, Sally Kauffman, sponsored by Intrepid Residential 

2010 SleepWalking, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, co-curators Elizabeth Klimek and Andy Kozlowski, concurrent with Philagrafika: an international celebration of contemporary print

2009 Strictly Painting 7, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, juror, Vivienne Lassman

2009 Crossing Lines, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, juror Darsie Alexander, chief curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN & curator, Carina Evangelista, DCCA

2009 20th National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD, juror Allegra Marquart

2009 Oil and Water, Corcoran College of Art + Design Print Portfolio, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC

2007 The Power of Ten, Pass Gallery, Washington DC, curator Richard Siegman

2007 Miami University Invitational, Middletown OH, jury, faculty committee

2007 Hand Pulled Juried Mid-Atlantic Print Show, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington,VA, juror, Joan Boudreau

2007 Primed, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC, invitation Mary Early

2002 From Time to Time, The American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, curator, Sarah Tanguy

1993 Judy Southerland, Pastels on Paper/Susan Harlan, Paintings and Artist Books, Troyer Fitzpatrick, Gallery, Washington, DC 

1992 Woman as Protagonist, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD and University of Maryland, College Park, MD curators, Helen Glazer & Karen Acker

1989 Frames, Judy Southerland, Steven Carroll Foster, Ed McGowin and John Ryan, Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC 


Artist and Community

2015 Curator/Lecture, Common Ground, Korean Cultural Center, Washington DC,  Invitation: Ji Young Yun

2014 Juror: Bethesda Painting Awards

2012 Curator: Fresh Perspective, area-wide college exhibition, Hillyer Art Space

2012 Mentor: Solo exhibitions: Tomomi Nitta and Erin Bernard, Hillyer Art Space

2012 Curator: Ulrike Kaiser, Anelia Peshev, Gustav Klimt, Austrian Cultural Forum, Essay: Flow(er)ology   

2011 Curator: Dermolition, Yayo Tavolara, Chilean Embassy, Washington, DC

2010/11 Examiner: International Baccalaureate in Visual Arts, Washington International School,  Washington, DC

2007 Juror: National Open Exhibition,Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

1998- Research: Ida I. Haimovicz Faculty Development Award for travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

1999 Photo documentation of new iconography in public murals in Belfast and Derry. With Irish artist, Cliff Brooks, organized and curated Washington/Belfast student exhibition for the Engine Room Gallery in East Belfast. 



2018 The Washington Post, 12/28/18 In the Galleries, T.N.T. Text, Mark Jenkins

2016 The Washington Post, 1/17/16, Galleries, Judy Southerland: History Painting for a Small Town, Mark Jenkins, review with headline image

2016 Pink Line Project, 1/20/16, Phillipa's Picks for This Week; Artist Talk with Judy Southerland and Steve Cushner, History Painting for a Small Town, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

2015  likweb.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/take-it-as-a-blessing-show-nomu-nomu-open-studio-dc/

review with multiple images                    

2013 bmoreart.com 12/31, Gamechangers: Bmoreart's Top 10 Art Exhibits of 2013, Sketchbook  

2013 bmoreart.com, 12/5, Sketchbook, curated by Rene Trevino, reveiwed by Allison Gulick

2012 Washington Post, 8/24, Editor’s Pick: Likeness: Interpretations of Portraiture by Stephanie Merry

2010 Daily Candy, Washington, DC edition, 5/23, Events and Diversions...”mixed media wonder, Judy Southerland...Greater Reston Arts Center

2010 Pink Line Project, 1/ 20, Greater Reston Arts Center shows Joseph Barbaccia, Craig Kraft and Judy Southerland, by Kevin Mellema

2010 The Observer, 1/15, Year 34, Week 45, Exhibits Offer Work from three Artists

2008 Miami University, Middletown, Ohio, Art by Judy Southerland in MUM’s Galleria, Apr 1-May 2, 2008 www.mid.muohio.edu  news cache

2005 World News Tonight, March 24. National Television. Southerland's portraits for Faces of the Fallen, featured in Peter Jennings report on the exhibition 

2005 US News & World Report, April 4, pg. 50-51, Faces of the Fallen, Carolyn K. Butler, Southerland’s paintings featured

2001 The Washington Times, Washington Weekend, pg. M10,1/ 25, Drawing to Mind 

2000 Cable News Chanel 8, ABC News, Chanel 7 and NBC News, Chanel 4. The evening news, 7/ 17, Interview with Judy Southerland and coverage of Anacostia River mural project at the U.S. Department of the Interior

1999 Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Website: www.artnorth.co.uk.  Archive

1999 Arts Link: Cultural Events in Northern Ireland.  May, 1999.  Monthly periodical featuring notes on major cultural events in Northern Ireland including Corcoran/Belfast exhibition, Splash 

1999 CNN website, 9/1, Corcoran Hemicycle Exhibition, The Low Down on High-Tech Art, Carl Hartman. Archive

1993 Washington Review, vol. XIX No. 2, August-September, 1993 pgs 1819,.  Department of Interior: Human/Nature, Lenore D. Miller

1993 The Washington Post, 5/ 8, pg. B2, Human/Nature. at Ellipse Arts Center, Lee Fleming

1993 Washington City Paper, vol. 13 No. 22 June 11-17,  Unnatural Visions:  Department of Interior: Human/Nature, Martha McWilliams

1992 Baltimore Morning Sun, 3/ 11, Woman as Protagonist, John Dorsey

1990 Washington Review, October/November, 1990,  pgs. 27,28. The Tell-Tale Heart, Pat Kolmer 

1990 CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kurault, 4/1: Public Funding, Private Visions, producer, Alan Harper. Southerland's fourteen paintings featured from Tell-Tale Heart. Interview by Pat Mitchell  

1990 WETA, PBS Washington, DC, 3/22: Cultural affairs program Around Town includes panel discussion of Tell Tale Heart

1990 The Washington Post, 3/15, pgs. B1,B10: What Makes Us Tick-at W.P.A., Compassion of a Tell-Tale Heart, Michael Welzenbach  www.highbeam.com

1990 The Washington Post, Critics Pick, 3/19, pg G6: The Tell-Tale Heart

1989 The Washington Times, 12/28, pg. E2. Frames' Jones, Troyer, Fitzpatrick, by Alice Thorson



1978 MFA, Painting, American University, Washington, DC  

1967 BS, Art Education, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

1944 Born in Pototoc, MS





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