Judy Bragg Pardo

Judy Bragg Pardo Artist Statement

My artwork may be considered visionary, spiritual or surreal as I am inspired by one of my favorite artists, Salvador Dali. Other favorite artists are Michelangelo and Leonardo Di Vinci. Drawn into a state of “in-between,” others may describe as intuitive, and listening to the sounds of silence, my artwork exhibits my continuous quest for life, truth and understanding. Searching, searching, ever so forever searching . . . Life can be hard sometimes, but my path continues with taking a deep breath to visualize and dream, to step in-between what I see and what I do not see, and know life really can be beautiful. The path is there for all of us to walk through; all we need to do is take the step. It is a reminder for us not to lose our imagination, playfulness and our love for life; see and believe beyond what our eyes can see for that is the key to our inner spirit and soul's path.

...Judy Bragg Pardo
My self portrait was purchased
by Jeanie Linders, creator of the
Menopause the Musical play.

Exhibits and Achievements

• Created 4 commission artworks "Bon Appetit" for UCF Human Resources breakroom
• Applied, coordinated and led "Hidden Artists" exhibition (12 artists [UCF faculty and staff] from various departments at UCF) at the University of Central Florida Library Art Wall and 5 display cases - Augut 1-31, 2012
• Created artwork for the book cover, "Another Time Around" by Lila Pardo....Jude's book cover paintings
• Painting "The Whisper of the Sunflower," "Heart Series IV: Time," and "Heart Series IX: Reaching " accepted for $200 & Under Exhibition at City Arts Factory, Orlando, Dec. 15-Jan 13, 2012
• Painting "Innocense" accepted for Artist Registry Exhibition at Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, Dec. 15-Jan 13, 2012
• Painting "Together Forever" at National Art Program Orlando International Airport Aug 26-Oct. 1. 2011
• Paintings in Knowledge for Spiritual Living Wholeness Center on 729 N. Thornton Ave., Orlando, Jan.2010-Feb. 2011
• Paintings in University of Central Florida Human Resources' front desk area 2010-present
• Accepted to exhibit at City Arts Factory, Downtown Orlando, "Through the Sounds of Silence, In the Circle of Eternity, and Innocence" Feb 14 - Mar. 11 2011
• Applied, coordinated and led "Hidden Artists" exhibition and art reception (12 artists-faculty and staff from various departments at UCF) at the University of Central Florida Library Art Wall January 3-23, 2011
• Was artist member of Creative Spirit Art Gallery and Gallery on Virginia, Orlando, Florida for many years!
32803, Tel: 407.898.8343, Hours: Tues-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.(Nov. 2006 to 2010
• Participated in Pentex workshop, Aug. 2010
• Displayed with artsts from Creative Spirit Art Gallery at bar area of Gallery at Avalon Island,, Orlando Mar. 2010
•"Flamingos" and "Connecting Through Love" in City Arts Factory 3-2010
• Participated in Renee Lameer's workshop at Wekiva Plein Aire painting on copper plate
• Donated "Jazz Band" silkscreen print to Doctors Without Borders to go to auction for Haiti Fund (earthqauake survivors)
• Donated 2 paintings to UCF Women Studies Pink Art for auction [One dedicated to my dear friend, Linda Haynes] at City Arts Factory, 3-2010
• "Together Forever" and "Flora Warriors" at Casselberry Art House, ALOC showing, 3-2010
• 1 painting, "In the Circle of Eternity" accepted in Nude Nite Orlando, Feb. 11,12, & 13, 2010.
• 6 artworks exhibited at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management's Art Appreciation Day, Oct. 27, 2009 Flyer t
• Several paintings in the Winestyles in Baldwin Park, Orlando Aug. to Oct. 2009

• Co-exhibited with Doris Smart at the Maitland Civic Center Sept. 1through Nov. 2, 2009, 6 paintings
• Applied, coordinated and led "UCF's Artists Exposed" exhibition (11 artists from various departments at UCF) at the University of Central Florida Library Art Wall and 2 display cases, 1 table display- August 30, 2009

"In-Between Entryway" accepted in Brevard Museum's 'Take Out' exhibition May 9-Aug. 2, 2009
• Invitational to chalk artists Mar. 23-29, 2009 at Syd Entel Gallery, Safety Harbor to display 3 artworks-"Tribute to Van Gogh," "The jazz Band," and "Ski Shoe Mobile"
• "Through the Sounds of Silence" mixed media sculpture accepted-Nude Night juried exhibition Feb. 12,13 &14, 2009
• Featured Madonnari artist at the Italian Festival held in Lakewood, Ranch, FL, October 2009
• Applied, coordinated and led "UCF's Hidden Artists Uncovered" exhibition (12 artists from Student Development & Enrollment Services and Marketing, Communications and Admissions Divisions at UCF) at the University of Central Florida Library Art Wall and 2 display cases - September 2-30, 2008
"Round and Round" photo accepted in Images from the Garden exhibition at Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park, June 2008
• Exhibit at
Ocoee City Hall, September 28 through October 31, 2007
Exhibit at Gallery at Metro (with group) August & November 2007
Exibited at Maitland Library with Maitland Sketch Club - August 2007
Exhibit at Apopka City Hall, May 1-June 30, 2007
• Presented "Talk Chalk"–subject of street painting to raise community interest and awareness for the upcoming A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum Chalk Walk Festival in Ft Pierce– February 2006
• Artwork in the UCF Credit Union (on-campus) July 2004-Fall 2006
• Exhibit Artworks by Judy Bragg Pardo at Apopka City Hall – May through June 2005
• Exhibit Artworks by Judy Bragg Pardo at Alafaya Library Branch – March through April 2005
• Exhibited The Path (36 paintings) at the University of Central Florida Library 72' wall – January 2005
• Horses and Sunflowers painting featured on front cover of the Central Florida Social Issues magazine – March 2005
• Exhibit Artworks by Judy Bragg Pardo & dedication to the painting, Memorandum of our Sons, Robert Pardo and Nieves Arambul at Herndon Library Branch– July 2004
• Artist Member of the Gallery on Virginia, 1003 Virginia Drive, Orlando – Oct. 2001-Apr. 2005
• Member of Artists League of Orange County (ALOC) and Central Florida Chalk Artists Association
• Exhibited as Florida Featured Artist, Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), Italia artwork series – June 2003
• 40x40 Art, Self-Portrait, purchased and traveled nationwide with play, Menopause, The Musical
• Italia: Many Lives, One Imprint painting featured on front cover of the Central Florida Natural Awakenings magazine
• Exhibited at UCF Library, Mind, Soul, and Inspiration (two-person show) Italia artwork series - November 2002

• AVID STREET PAINTER/ CHALK ARTIST (painting on sidewalk with pastel)-member of the Florida Chalk Artists Association (FCAA)
- Presented Chalk Talk slide show & workshop in Ft. Pierce to raise awareness to the upcoming Chalk Festival (Feb. '06)
- Street Painting: Orlando Rotary -1996, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02 (won Best Theme of Show), '03, '04, '08, '09, '10 (honorable mention for best design)
- Street Painting: Downtown Disney 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12 (2009 won Best Landscape)
- Street Painting: Art and Music Uptown Living Expo-Orlando 2010, '11, '12
Street Painting: New Gallie - Artworks event- '09, '10 (2009 won FCAA artist choice award and trophy)
- Street Painting: Haines City 2010, '12

- Street Painting: Sarasota (international) 2009, '10, '11, '12
Street Painting: New Symrna 2007
- Street Painting: Safety Harbor Bloom N Garden N Chalk Festival 2009 -(won Safety Harbor Garden Club-best depiction of a flower), '10, '11
- Street Painting: Melbourne Rotary -2002, 03, 04, 05 (2003 won Best Creativity Ribbon)
- Street Painting: Ft. Pierce Braccus Festival-2005, 06 (won 1st place cash and blue ribbon)
- Street Painting: Sanford RiverWalk Celebration - 2004, 05
- Street Painting: Universal Studio-2000

• Exhibited in various public buildings in the Central Florida area – City Arts Factory, Downtown Orlando Library & several branches, Stardust Cafe, Winter Park Borders, Apopka City Hall, Ocoee City Hall, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Maitland Civic Center, Leu Gardens, National Louis University, Nations Bank
• Accepted in juried exhibition of OMA First Thursday “Black and White” event 2000 – painting, Feeling Black Velvet
• Accepted in juried exhibition, “Black Velvet,” in Orlando City Hall – June 15 to September 17, 2000
• Accepted in Orlando juried exhibition, “Nude Night,” – February 2001
• Non-Functional Shoe Art – “DreamState” selected for auction at Southern Ballet Theatre – 1999 & 2001
•  “In-Between” poem published in The National Library of Poetry – The Soft Parade, 1998
• One of the winners of the Orlando Sentinel Florida Magazine Photo Contest, "Chair" – July 1996
• Designed and won poster competition for Valencia Dancers at Valencia Community College – 1992
• Accepted in juried student exhibition at Valencia Community College– 1991 and 1992
• Nominated by VCC to be in Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Community College – 1991
• Received Student Achievement Award from VCC for outstanding work in Graphic Design Technology – April 1991
• Printed in national magazine, Legends Sports Memorabilia, “Power Hitter” silkscreen painting – May/June 1991
• "Beauty is Destroyed by You" essaypublished in Young America Writes, 1968 Anthology Series High School Essays, National Essay Press (when I was in high school)

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