art in the world
Judy McLeod explores the expanse of our globe and the depth of our cultures in her textured, multi-media collages.
A passionately lived life leads to legacy. Four decades in Charlottesville, Virginia, has offered many opportunities for McLeod to share her vision and wisdom with the world.
An illustrious teaching career started through a position with the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), teaching Art Foundations, Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking. McLeod's impact in that position soon led to graduate level visual art courses and seminars for VCU's Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program. Her teaching prowess continued to expand, through the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia Arts Education department, and extensive work in Charlottesville City Schools.
In 2010, McLeod was overjoyed to accept the first of four opportunities to teach Studio Art with UVA's Semester at Sea. This semester-long course circumnavigates the globe while connecting students and instructors with the culture and geography of over forty nations. This experience has heavily influenced McLeod's work, which continues to explore expansion, place, and our personal and societal role in the global world.
McLeod is also an integral member of the McGuffey Art Center, where she has been a resident member for more than twenty years.
Semester at Sea: Professor of Studio Art, with the University of Virginia (2010, 2013, 2015)
Two-time awardee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Grant
National Endowment for the Arts: Travel/Study Grant
Piedmont Council of the Arts Outstanding Achievement Award