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Neighbors – Exhibit
July 19, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - July 22, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Gallery open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Exhibit by Judy Marie Buelow and Marc Anderson.
Judy Buelow is a Washington D.C. artist who paints scenes from everyday life. From childhood, she has always drawn faces and figures, a vocation she has followed to the present. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she worked as a Foreign Service Officer for most of her adult life, with postings to US Embassies in a half dozen countries in Latin America and Africa, and in the State Department in Washington DC. At each new posting, she would paint images of her new community, always focusing on the people, in all their diversity, beauty and expressiveness. Her paintings document what she experienced in her travels: capturing a special moment, conveying a unique sense of place, while striving to portray something of the universal human experience.
Judy took extensive coursework in studio art when she attended Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota. After she retired from the State Department in 2012, she settled in Washington DC and made art her second career, taking coursework at the Art League in nearby Alexandria, Virginia and at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. She exhibits her work regularly in the Washington area. This is her first exhibit in her home state of Wisconsin.
Marc Anderson was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and much to his mother’s chagrin, no sisters. She wanted the Von Trapp Family, but what she got was closer to a cheesy barbershop quartet with excessive body odor. Nevertheless Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of his and his brothers’ endeavors, creative or otherwise.
Marc began working as a professional artist while studying illustration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout—first as a caricature artist at a local amusement park and eventually as a freelance illustrator for a variety of clients and publications. While the caricature and illustration work were a far cry from the fine art world, they proved an invaluable jumping off point for Marc’s career as an artist. The drawing skills and quick decision making required in those fields would become foundational as he waded into fine art painting.
Continuing down this career path for several years, Marc discovered the mysterious world of plein air painting. While Marc loved the comfort and convenience of his studio, along with the abundance of distracting Youtube videos that could be found there, nothing could compete with this newfound passion. Big-eared, goofy faces and demanding art directors were quickly replaced with painterly depictions of the Wisconsin landscape. Notwithstanding, the Wisconsin winters would once again drive Marc back into the studio, where he would hibernate for several months, only emerging for rations of cheese and lutefisk.
In 2018, Marc opened the M. Anderson Studio—a showroom and painting studio that would serve as his workspace as well as a home base for teaching workshops.
As Marc’s love for representational painting expanded, so too did his list of professional accomplishments. His work has been accepted into prestigious shows around the country and has garnered awards from Oil Painters of America exhibitions, national juried plein air events, and fine art shows. In 2020 he judged the nationally renowned “Richeson 75” competition held at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, WI.