Judy Lalingo

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~ November 2015 ~

Awarded Honourable Mention in the Landscape Category at the MPSGS 82nd International Fine Art in Miniature for my painting “Rising”.


~ September 2015 ~


Thrilled to announce that I have been juried in as a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists!


My painting, “Vespers”, was also selected for the museum tour of the SAA exhibition. Here are the venues and dates of the tour:

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Oradell, NJ
November 14, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ
January 20 - April 3, 2016

Canton Art Museum
Canton, OH
April 23 - July 17, 2016

~ August 2015 ~

Heartland Art Guild 11th Annual Miniature Show

“Before the Play” won the People’s Choice Award


~ August 2015 ~

Society of Animal Artists 55th Annual Exhibition
“Art and the Animal”
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
August 27th to October 25th
Jamestown, New York

I had the incredible good fortune for my painting “Vespers” to be juried into the Society of Animal Artists 55th “Art and the Animal” annual exhibition. I was also able to attend the opening at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, NY. Further activities and meetings with fellow SAA members took place at the Marriott Buffalo Hotel, including a talk and demonstration by internationally known wildlife artist, Robert Bateman.


~ June 2015 ~

Harford’s Heart Magazine – June/July 2015 Issue

I was interviewed in the county’s local magazine as the Artist of the month. The full version of the magazine is available in digital format here: https://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/16985/351307/pub/

~ May 2015 ~

24th International Miniature Art Show
Seaside Art Gallery

I had the honour to judge my first international miniature art show at the Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC this past May. It was a unique opportunity to see the work first hand and do my utmost to choose the best of the best. It was not an easy task, and I tried to be as objective as possible. My comments are posted below with the link to the Seaside Art Gallery. The trip was a total delight - I was able to visit the gallery, meet the staff, and attend the busy opening on Saturday evening to meet many collectors, artists and art lovers – with the added bonus of bird watching and exploring the Outer Banks, most notably a sunset photo tour of the wild Corolla Mustangs. Paintings to come!!!


First off, I would like to thank every juror who has ever judged an art show! It was an extremely difficult task, and once I had a working list of top contenders, the final decisions were excruciating. The work was amazingly strong, and although I have seen them online, it just isn’t the same as seeing each piece in person. Now that I’ve been on the other side of jurying, I am so much more appreciative of every single award I have ever received. Congratulations to all of the artists who entered!  Judy Lalingo, judge

1st Place
Sailing Away
by Jeffrey H. Craven
A masterful oil encompassing the timeless quality of 19th century American landscape painters. The mood is one of quiet solitude – a very powerful piece.

2nd Place
Pewter Pitcher
by Lynn Ponto Peterson
Classic still life rendered so perfectly that it takes your breath away.

3rd Place
Boy and his Chicken by Vee Plunkett
This piece has so much emotional power, it brought me to tears. The choice of colors, the composition, the message – simply profound.

Best Watercolor/Opaque
Barnyard Welcoming Committee
by Wes Siegrist
A rich composition balancing man-made structures with confrontational cows while the intense colors shimmer with the heat of summer.

Best Watercolor/Transparent
Nap #8
by David Drummond
Everything a transparent watercolor should be. Confident brushwork and fine draftsmanship. Strong contemporary choice of colors, composition and pose.

Best Oil
Preening Princess
by Karla Mann
Wonderful handling of the medium. The graceful egret contrasted against the loose, rich greens of the background makes this excellent composition shine.

Best Acrylic
Don’t Mess with Bill
by Linda Rossin
Red. Attitude. Superb technique. Pug. Linda Rossin at her very best.

Best Pastel
Muskrat Pond
by Christine Bass
A fresh pastel piece. The colors are crisp, the composition simple and sure. The treatment of the reflections give this painting added depth and interest. 

Best Etching/Engraving/Etc.
by David Hunter
This etching is a great example of the strong design and drawing achievable with this medium. Interesting patterns and contrasts.

Best Drawing
by Camille Boyers
The textures of background and subject is used to express a very likable portrait – the artist has successfully captured a genuine personality.

Best Sculpture/Metal
Touching the Surface
by Paul Eaton
Such an elegant sculptural composition – its balance and design is engineered in such a way that the skimmers seem to sweep forward, each bird impeccably formed.

Best Sculpture/Other
The Race
by Nancy Lucks
The minute attention to details captures the life and death struggles of newly hatched baby sea turtles in this unique sculptural work.

Best Mixed/Encaustic/Collage
Fireflies at Twilight
by Mary Serfass
The beautiful subtle colors in this piece are punctuated by the brilliant gold of fireflies – the layered paper creates a rich, multidimensional texture.

Best Abstract
Dune Fence
by Susan Triplehorn
Composition and strong contrasts of this intriguing piece suggests a surreal quality that hints at mystery. Simple and alluring.

~ January 2015 ~

MASF ~- One of the largest miniature art shows in North America, the Miniature Art Society of Florida celebrated its 40th anniversary year in 2015. Judy was thrilled to learn that one of her entries, “All Things Must Pass” won the 2nd Place award in the Acrylic category. The exhibition was held at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, FL from January 17 – February 15, 2015.


MPSGS ~ The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravures Society of Washington D.C. is the oldest running miniature show in North America and celebrated its 81st Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature from November 23 2014 to January 4, 2015. Judy was honoured to accept 1st place in Landscape painting for her acrylic painting, “Solstice”. Linda Rossin, juror of the exhibition, presented the awards at the opening ceremony in Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.

Cider Painters of America ~ This was the 31st year for the Cider Painters of America’s Annual International Exhibit of Miniature Art, held this year at Mainstreet Galleries in Kingston, PA from October 5th to October 31st, 2014. Judy was delighted when it was announced that her painting, “Before the Play” won the Animal Award..

The Art Gallery of Fells Point ~ This was also the 31st year for the Annual National North American Miniature Art Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Fells Point, in Baltimore MD. Judy has been entering this show since 2007, and is always immensely gratified when one of her paintings earns an award. “The Goldfinch ~ 360” won an honourable mention, and was named after Fabritius’ charming little painting which was painted 360 years ago (1654).

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