Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition


Majority Rising
Cleveland’s Female Gaze

OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland’s most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland’s most talented and legendary artists!

Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:30
Show dates March 12 through May 2

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Individual $20
AAWR Member $15

To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at or call 216.721.9020.

OAL member-artist Judy Takacs upcoming exhibitions

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Ohio Art League member Judy Takacs (Chicks with Balls) will be exhibiting throughout Ohio and a few places in Pennsylvania from now through early December.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Valley Art Center
43rd Annual Juried Show
Opening Reception: Friday November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00
Showing through December 17th

Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville Museum of Art
70th Ohio Annual Juried Show
Showing through January 1st

Cincinnati, Ohio
Manifest Gallery
“Face First” Juried show
Opening Reception: Friday November 7th from 5:00 to 9:00
Showing through December 10th

Sellinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Lore Degenstein Gallery
Susquehanna University
Sixth Annual Figure Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Showing through December 5th

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Schulman Gallery
Luzerne County Community College
“Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes”
Her solo show, which consists of 21 paintings, 8 of which are new and never before exhibitedChickspaintings will be showing through December 8th


Chicks With Balls Exhibits in Pennsylvania


Member artist, Judy Takacs’ series, “Chicks With Balls,” and other works on the road to Pennsylvania this month for a show

This series features her lifelike paintings of ladies holding beach balls, disco balls, medicine balls, and more.

 Come check out exhibition!

October 24th you can see these works in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania at Schulman Gallery in Luzerne County Community College.

 Doors open at 5:00 Gallery Talk at 5:30 and Artist reception follows until 8:30

Takacs’ art will be stopping many more places as well keep up with them at her website.


Congratulations to OAL member Judy Takacs!

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In case you haven’t heard of Women Painting Women, its actually major movement now, started as a blog to spotlight women artists a few years ago by innovator artists, Alia El-BermaniDiane Feisel and Sadie Valeri. Over the past five years, this revolution has grown into multiple shows each September at some of the finest figurative art galleries across the country. And this year…after trying for a few years to get in, one of “Chicks with Balls” creator Judy Takacs paintings will be included! Yay!

The show opens tomorrow, September 5th at the Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina from 6- 8 pm. As we know this is quite the voyage to make in 24-hour’s notice, so you can still check out Takacs’s solo exhibition in Oberlin, Ohio on the same night! And she will be there!

The Age of Adventure: Judy Takács Paints the Retired and Inspired includes selections of her paintings of seniors from the Solon Senior Center, the Nuns of Notre Dame and others. If you’re in the area over the weekend, check out the Gallery Talk with Judy at 4:30 pm tomorrow night (9/5). The Age of Adventure will be on display through October 5 at the Kendal Gallery at Oberlin.

See more of Takacs’s work by visiting her website!

‘Cheep’ ‘Cheep’ Hooray! (Chicks with Balls)

OAL artist member, Judy Takacs has created some inspirational paintings. Her Chicks with Balls series takes the cake with a play on words and the inspirational stories behind the paintings and the Chicks in her work. Good Wishes are in order for her upcoming … Continue reading

Chicks, Chicks Everywhere

Chicks with Balls, by member artist Judy Takacs became a traveling exhibition after its first debut in 2013 at BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio.  The ladies depicted here in ‘Chicks with Balls’ really are strong women. “They are the unsung heroines of their ordinary Midwestern lives” and some of these ladies know how to have some fun a show a little skin.

For the full story about ‘Chicks with Balls’ visit Judy Takacs Blog


Check out more from Judy Takacs in the Spring Members Show of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve!

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 20th from 5-7 PM
Exhibition Runs: March 20th – May 9th 

Artists Archive of the Western Reserve
1834 E. 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1910

Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday thru Friday 10 to 4 PM
Saturday from 12 to 4 PM 


Make a University Circle day of it and stop at the Cleveland Museum of Art or the MOCA in the same trip…and If I were there I’d go to Tommy’s on Coventry for lunch and get a falafel! And you can check out even more works from ‘Chicks with Balls’ at ‘From Women VII’ show at Lakeland College, now through March 28th!

Visit Judy Takacs’s Website

Visit Lakeland College “From Women VII’ Exhibtiion


Judy Takacs featured in Allied Artists 100th Annual Juried Show



Ohio Art League member artist Judy Takács is having several of her works featured in shows across the country.



Her work “Chuck Shrugged” has been accepted to the Allied Artists 100th Annual Juried Show and will be on display with a host of stellar work at the historic and legendary National Arts Club in New York City, from November 4 through the 18th! 

The artists reception on Saturday November 16th from 1 to 5:00! 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY




Another one of her works, “TheGuarded Idealist” has had tremendous success. The piece was awarded best in show at the Valley Art Center! It can be seen in the Valley Art Center 42nd Annual Juried Show now through December 13th on 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.




This third piece, “Cancer Honeymoon” is a sentimental piece. The painting is an image of the artists mom who has been going through ovarian cancer. She is the artist number one muse and has other paintings of her on her blog.

For more information of the Judy Takács and her work, please visit her blog…


BAYarts 51st Annual Juried Show

Ohio Art League member artist Judy Takacs’s work “Loss and Acceptance” will be featured in the ‘BAYarts 51st Annual Juried Show’ starting this Friday, October 11th-November 2nd. Now in its 51st prestigious year, BAYarts Annual Juried Show attracts artists from across northern Ohio.  We seek the most experienced, impartial and fair judges from varying cultural and educational venues.

 Opening reception:  Friday October 11th from 7-9PM

Show run dates: October 11- November 2

Location: 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio