Judy Sprague

Signature Member Pastel Society of Colorado

BA - Art and Education
MA - Education and Counseling
Post MA - Psychology
Institute for Women in Higher Education Management

I am a retired educator, having a BA in Art and Education, a MA in Counseling, and post graduate work in Psychology. Before retiring from a career in Education in 2002 I served as Administrator, Counselor, or Art Instructor in colleges and high schools and as Mental Health Therapist at the Center for Mental Health.  In addition to serving as Director of Career Services at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado I taught graduate level art courses on a part time basis at Adams State College Extended Studies in Alamosa, CO and Western State College Summer Institute in Gunnison, CO.  I also taught adult continuing education courses part time at Mesa State College -Montrose Center, Montrose, CO and Aims Community College in Greeley, CO.  My career in Education also included Guidance Counseling in secondary schools.

 Having earned the status of Signature member of the
Pastel Society of Colorado,
I continue to strive for excellence in my art.

My drawings and paintings have been selected into the Paint America Top 100, the Paint America Top Mini 50, various National exhibitions including but not limited to the Appalachian Pastel Society National in the Bascom Center in Highlands, NC, the Mile High International in Denver, CO,  Empire 100 in Tucson, AZ, Western Spirit in Cheyenne, WY, Wyoming Arts Council National in Cheyenne, WY,  Sagebrush  National of Sheridan, WY, AANC National in Fort Collins, CO, Louisville National of Louisville, CO, Lines into Shapes of Estes Park, CO, National Greeley Art Exhibition, Artist Alpine Holiday in Ouray, CO and  Boulder National in Boulder, CO

In addition to the above mentioned national shows I have exhibited in numerous  local or regional  art shows in Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Delta, Hotchkiss, Montrose, Windsor, Cheyenne,  Cedaredge, Littleton, Evergreen, Buena Vista, Greenwood Village, Estes Park, Denver, Colorado Springs,  and Central City - all in Colorado.

(Additional  exhibitions in the
planning stages):

May 1-31, 2019          SOLO ART EXHIBITION,         Buena Vista Library,                 Buena Vista, CO
May 3-15, 2019         CHAFFEE ARTS OPEN           Heritage Museum,                    Buena Vista, CO
May 14-23, 2019       COLO PASTEL SOCIETY       Western Colo Center for Arts    Grand Junction, CO
May 3-June 2 2019    VALLEY VISIONS                   Steamplant Event Center          Salida, CO  
May 3, 2019               RECEPTION -VALLEY VIS.    Steamplant Event Center          Salida, CO
May 2019                   SUNNY VISTA REGIONAL     Sunny Vista Living Center        Colorado Springs, CO
July 2019                    ARTISTS ALPINE HOLIDAY  Ouray Community Center         Ouray, CO
Sept. 27, 2019           STUDIO TOUR RECEPTION   Pinon Realty                            Salida, CO
Sept. 28, 29, 2019     SALIDA STUDIO TOUR,         My  Studio                                 Poncha Springs, CO

Dec. 7, 2019              HOLIDAY SAMPLER               FAIRGROUNDS                       Poncha Springs, CO 


-July & August 2018, Mile Hi National Pastel Exhibition, Parker, CO
-Aug 24-Sept 8, Annual Gala 2018, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.
"Aspen Blaze" sold
-Aug 31-Sept 4, 2018,  Open Awards Show, Chaffee Arts, Buena Vista, CO-
Received 2nd Place Award in Pastel for my "Whittlin' A Walkin' Stick"

-Sept. 15 , 2018-Two of my pastel paintings were sold at the "Jewel Ball," an annual Fundraiser for the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida Colorado
-Nov. 2018 - Three of my pastel paintings were exhibited at the Central Colorado Conservancy Annual Fund Raising Event in Salida Colorado
-Jan. 2019 - My oil painting "Colorado Blaze" was auctioned and sold at the Salida Chamber of Commerce Awards.

I am proud to have had my art juried into  art shows by these nationally acclaimed professional artists:  Ramone Kelley, Betty Carr, Chris Navarro, Arleta Pech, Mark Silvers, Tom Lockhart, Jeanne MacKenzie, Desmond O'Hagan,   Marc Hanson, Cheryl St. John, Ed Aldrich, Liz Haywood Sullivan, Doug Dawson, 
Molly Davis,  Stan Sperlak, and Marla Baggetta.

Following are a few of my art related activities:

-Board of Directors, Artist Liaison, National Greeley Art Exhibition 2017

-Board of Directors, CO Chair, National Greeley Art Exhibition 2015, 2016
-Board of Directors, National Greeley Art Exhibition 2014, 2015, 2016
-Board of Directors and Treasurer, Greeley Art Association, 2013, 2014
-Board of Directors, Thompson Valley Art League, Loveland, CO 2009, 2010
-Board of Directors, Pastel Society of Colorado, 2010, 2011
-Art Instructor, Western State College Extended Studies Summer Teacher Institutes, 2008, 2009
-Art Instructor, Aims Community College Continuing Education, 2003, 2004, 2005, part time
-Art Instructor, Adams State College Extended Studies, 1995, 1996, 1997, part time
-Art Instructor, Mesa State College Continuing Education, 1995, 1996, 1997, part time

To contact me please email me at this address:
[email protected]

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