Judy Wilkenfeld is a mixed media and book artist from Sydney Australia. Her mixed media art works, Visual Anthologies™ tell the story of a life or lives, past or present.
Presented in book form, wall art or in the form of an installation, she uses layering and the re-contexturalization of the materials to build the history of the subject matter. Judy’s use of symbolism is tantamount to her art pieces. Through the use of colour, textures, found objects and mixed media techniques, Judy conveys the stories behind the lives of those within the anthology. Bringing history to life in either wall art or book forms is part of her raison d’etre, “everyone has a story to tell”.
Judy has been featured in Art Making and Studio Spaces by Lynne Perrella, Who’s Your Dada by Linda and Opie Obrien, Exhibition 36: Mixed Media Demonstrations and Explorations by Susan Tuttle, Cloth Paper Scissors: Artist in Profile, Somerset Studio: Melange and Belle Amoire Jewelry. Judy’s artwork has been also been published in the three leading paper arts magazines in Australia.
Nan has been making paper by hand since 1994 when she took a class and then did another semester of independent study with Walter Hamady at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was during that summer that Nan visited a friend’s farm in Belleville, Wisconsin and harvested corn stalks and husks right from the field. She brought the plants to the paper studio to make into paper. She learned a lot from that first experiment.
Nan later joined the Wisconsin Center for Book & Paper Arts, a non-profit hand papermaking studio in Madison. During the next thirteen years she made thousands of sheets of paper; served on the Board as President, Treasurer and Secretary; and wrote grants. She organized exhibits for Gallery Night in Madison, She continued her study of plant fiber papermaking and book arts. She has taught children and adults how to make paper, marble paper, bind books, create paper vessels and more. In 2008 the Center closed but Nan continues to make paper by hand and shares the experience with students of all ages.
In 2001 Nan co-founded Madison’s Bone Folders’ Guild, a group of book artists who exchange ideas, exhibit their book art, and encourage each other. She was instrumental in getting the group involved with the Wisconsin Book Festival. The group has exhibited their work as a Book Festival event since 2002.
Nan’s work has been exhibited in Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. She continues to make paper by hand at True Moon Studio in her home. She harvests plants all year long and in the summer she joyously makes plant fiber paper for future projects.
Judy Wise is an Oregon artist who has worked as a printmaker and painter for nearly three decades and has kept daily journals of her writing and art since before she was 10 years old. Her work has been featured on greeting cards, published in books, calendars, educational materials and on tapestries. She is a passionate lover of all things artful and of helping others find joy in the process of self-expression. She believes art connects the hand to the mind to the heart.
Jane Wynn was born in Baltimore, Maryland on a cold day in December, 1969. She grew up making art as her focus and passion. As a graduate from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1995, with a Bachelors of Fine Art, she continued on with her education and received her Masters of Fine Art at Towson University in 1997 with a degree in Interrelated Media. In 2000 having just completed her degree, she began to teach art at Towson University and the Community Colleges of Baltimore County. Teaching has been a passion and in 2002 both she and Thomas began to venture off to teach at workshops all over the country. Since this time, she has traveled quite a bit and have met many wonderful students and fellow teachers along the way.
She and Thomas live in Baltimore, Maryland with their two cats, some fish, and a very sassy mint green scooter which they like to take for quick trips on weekends to the local coffee spots in town.