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~ January / February 2018 ~

Miniature Art Society of Florida
Dunedin Fine Art Center
Dunedin, Florida

For the third year in a row, one of my miniature paintings won 1st place in the MASF show (!) - this time in the Acrylic category for my 2" x 4" acrylic on claybord painting "Sky Dancer".

"Sky Dancer" ~ 2" x 4" acrylic on claybord


~ November 2017 ~

“Three Part Harmony”
Snow Goose Gallery
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Judy Lalingo, Linda Rossin and Mary Serfass have joined forces to present “three individual voices creating a chord”. There will be over 45 paintings in this art exhibition, spanning in size from miniature to medium-large and portraying a variety of nature subjects, from landscapes to lions to lilies. As well, the three artists will be presenting the results of a very unique collaboration between them; a one of a kind work where all three used their special talents to create one work entitled “Harmony”. All are invited to the opening on Sunday afternoon, November 12. The entire exhibition will be online at
www.thesnowgoosegallery.com and the show will continue until December 23. Please join us if you can!

*Note: the exhibition is in the loft upstairs; sorry it is NOT wheelchair accessible.

~ November 2017 ~

Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society
of Washington, D.C.

Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, Maryland

This year is MPSGS’ 84th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. The exhibition runs from November 19, 2017 – January 6, 2018, at The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD. I was awarded 3rd Place in Acrylic for my painting “The Ocean Muse” 3” x 5” acrylic on claybord!
For more information:

The Ocean Muse” ~ 3” x 5” Acrylic on claybord

~ September / October 2017 ~

Society of Animal Artists 57th Annual Exhibition
“Art and the Animal”

The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
September 2, 2017 – October 29, 2017

Oradell, New Jersey

I am extremely honored that my painting “Wake” was chosen to be one of the works included in this year’s annual SAA exhibition of Art and the Animal.
The entire catalogue is online here:

Wake” ~ 9” x 12” Acrylic on panel

Society of Animal Artists 57th Annual Exhibition
“Art and the Animal” Tour 

“Wake” will also be one of the 45 flatworks and 15 sculptures to be included in the 57th Annual Art and the Animal Tour, travelling to four museum venues throughout the USA:

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
November 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Dubuque, Iowa

Brookgreen Gardens
January 27 – March 25, 2018
Murrells Inlet (Myrtle Beach), South Carolina

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
April 14 – June 3, 2018
Tucson, Arizona

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
June 30 – August 26, 2018
Joplin, Missouri

~ May / June 2017 ~

Seaside Art Gallery’s
26th International Miniature Art Show

Nags Head, North Carolina

I was so pleased with the news that my painting “In Harford Fields” won Best Acrylic in Seaside Art Gallery’s annual International Miniature Art Show. The painting is 2 ½” x 4”, acrylic on claybord. Judge Mary Serfass had this to say about the work:  
Best Acrylic:
“In Harford Fields” by Judy Lalingo: It’s easy for the viewer to lose oneself in this painting. From the tangle of the tree roots and branches to the soft focus of the distant landscape, you will find that the longer you look, the more you will see. 

In Harford Fields” ~ 2 ½” x 4” Acrylic on claybord

~ January / February 2017 ~

Miniature Art Society of Florida
Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art

Tarpon Springs, Florida

I was so thrilled to discover that my painting “Anticipation” won 1st Place in the Birds & Animals category of the 42nd Annual International Miniature Art Show. Acrylic on claybord, 2 ½” x 3 ½”.

Anticipation” ~ 2 ½” x 3 ½” Acrylic on claybord


~ October 2016 ~

Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society
of Washington D.C.

I had the great honor of serving as the judge for the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington D.C.’s Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. It was not an easy task to select the award winners from the 735 paintings & sculptures, but it was a very fulfilling experience. It’s quite humbling to serve as jury, and gives an even greater appreciation for every award that my work has achieved.

~ June / July 2016 ~

Heartland Art Guild
Paola, Kansas

My miniature painting “Fly” won an Honorable Mention at the 12th Annual Heartland Art Guild International Miniature Paintings & Sculpture Art Show!

Fly” amidst the honors ~ painting 3 ½” x 2 ½” Acrylic on claybord

~ April / May 2016 ~

Seaside Art Gallery’s
25th International Miniature Art Show

Nags Head, North Carolina

I was very excited to learn that my miniature painting “Maryland Polo” won 2nd Place in this show! The painting is 2 ½” x 3 ½”, acrylic on claybord. Judges Wes & Rachelle Siegrist had this to say about the painting:  
2nd Place:
“Maryland Polo” by Judy Lalingo: Judy’s in-your-face tight composition impresses upon the viewer a feeling of almost if you don’t move, you’re gonna get run over.  The tight crop was a bold move to emphasize this drama and perfectly illustrates breaking the rule of avoiding a bullseye composition. 

Maryland Polo” ~ 2 ½” x 3 ½” Acrylic on claybord

~ February2016 ~

World Federation of Miniaturists
The Sixth World Federation of Art Exhibition

February 16 – February 21, 2016
Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

The World Federation of Miniaturists has held an international exhibition every four years since its founding in 1995. Each show has been in a different country, with this sixth exhibition in 2016 being hosted by the Miniature Art Society of South Africa (MASSA) in Johannesburg. I was very pleased & honoured to discover that I won an Award of Excellence with my miniature painting, “Maryland Polo”.

Maryland Polo” ~ 2 ½” x 3 ½” Acrylic on claybord

~ January / February 2016 ~

Miniature Art Society of Florida

Dunedin Fine Art Center
Dunedin, Florida

It is always a thrill to discover that your work has been honoured with an award. This year my painting “Standing Circle” won 1st Place in the Landscape category in the 41st Annual International Miniature Show.

Standing Circle” ~ 2 ½” x 3 ½” Acrylic on claybord


~ 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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