Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Rockin' Fundraiser for Memphis Botanic Garden

I will be here along with some of Memphis's finest artists… incognito of course!

...the most talked about and most anticipated art auction gala of the year!
Bid on what you love, not who you know!

Art Gala & Silent Auction
Friday, January 30th
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment as you bid on
100 original, anonymous works of art.

Silent Auction bidding begins at $40!
Quick Sale "buy-it-now" time from 6:00-6:30,
for the piece you ABSOLUTELY must have.

Music by Rene Koopman & Tom Prestigiacomo.

Reservations required, call 636-4131 or click here to purchase tickets online.
MBG members $25
Non-members $35

Tickets include silent auction, Quick-Sale, live music, hors d'oeuvres & two tickets for beer or wine.
Cash bar available for liquor, beer, and wine.


Proceeds benefit the education programs at Memphis Botanic Garden

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Still Life Exhibit at Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN

Happy and honored to be hanging with an illustrious group of artist in The Customs House Museum's Exhibit, Right Before My Eyes:  A Still Life Invitational.  Now showing January 2015 - March 1, 2015 in Clarksville, TN.

Click the link above to read all about it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Honor To Be Invited

What a great way to start 2015 at Judy Joy Nocifora Studio!

I have truly been honored with an invitation to show my paintings at the Customs House Museum's Winter Art Exhibit:  Right Before My Eyes: A Still LIfe Invitational. Clarksville, TN.   The show will be at the Museum from January 8 - March 1, 2015.  There are twelve other very fine artists in the show… Jason Saunders and Camille Engle from Nashville, TN to name a few.  This exhibit is sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine.  

If you are in the Clarksville, TN area, I hope you will stop in to see this exhibit.

Best wishes to all for much joy, good health and peace in 2015.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


A More Than Busy Fall!

I can't believe it is taken me so long to get back to my blog!   But…whew!  I am breathing a little better after a more than busy fall filled with a lot of work and a little bit of travel.  In November, I had three shows to hang all in one week and several commissions to finish.  So there was oodles of painting going on in September and October to get ready for these shows.

I am excited to share with you some of my favorite, recent paintings.  Had such fun painting them all!  

Into the Quiet
36 x 36 oil on gallery wrap canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora


20 x 20 oil on linen gallery wrap canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Catchin' Some Rays
20 x 20 oil on gallery wrap canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora

High Cotton
18 x 18 oil on linen gallery wrap canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Nest Eggs'traordinaire
18 x 18 oil on linen gallery wrap canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Flowers in White

White Peonies

20 x 24 oil on linen
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Available at DCI Home

White Orchids and Blue Willow
12 x 12 oil on linen
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Available at DCI Home

Monday, July 28, 2014

Workshop with Judy Nocifora at Memphis Botanic Garden


Oil Painting Class with Judy Nocifora
Memphis Botanic Garden
August 18, 20, and 22
9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m
This class will dig deep into understanding color in painting. Painters will explore the ways in which hue, value, and chroma are used to achieve a convincing illusion of light and depth in their paintings. You will learn what your palette is capable of describing and then apply it by painting several paintings. This will be a fun filled class and you will take away much that you can use in your painting journey. Supply list provided. All levels welcome. 
This class is limited to 8 participants.

Instructor Judy Nocifora is an award winning artist, whose work has been juried in local and regional exhibitions. She has traveled and studied with some of the top contemporary Master Artists.

MBG members $120/non-members $145For class info, supply lists, or to register, contact Laurie Williams at 901-636-4128.
— at Memphis Botanic Garden.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Some Kind of Store!

Some Kind of Store!
8 x 10" oil on linen

On a bright sunny day, I found this vibrantly colored store while attending the Forgotten Coast 2014 Plein Air Event.    It was the perfect scenario for painting… good light and shadow for the subject and a shade tree directly across the street.  So my friend, Linda Pelts and I set up out easels and enjoyed painting in one of my favorite places to visit and paint, Apalachicola, Florida.