Artist Judith Peck’s Work Exhibited in Burgin Center

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Judith Peck

Washington, D.C.-based artist Judith Peck’s work is on display in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Cofrin Gallery. Her show, “Beyond the Portrait,” will be exhibited October 6 through November 20. Click here to see samples of her work and learn more about the exhibit. 

Peck, an allegorical figurative artist who has made her life’s work to paint about history and healing, uses a variety of methods and experimental techniques to achieve a diverse range of visual and tactile results that validate a strong narrative. Her work has been exhibited by the Masur Museum of Art, the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Washington County Museum of Fine Art, the Lore Degenstein Gallery Competition at Susquehanna University, the Butler Institute of American Art, and Florida A&M University’s Pinnacle Competition, and shown in Context Art Basel in Miami and The Art of Paper show in New York as well as in major galleries and numerous solo shows. She was awarded the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County [Virginia] as well as an International Artist-in-Residence fellowship in Salzburg, Austria. Peck was introduced to Mercersburg through her cousin, faculty emeritus Jim Applebaum. 

“I look at the things happening in the world today, and what history has taught us about our broken world, and I can’t stop being drawn into the unreason of it all,” Peck said. “What I try to express in my art is that we all have the same hopes and dreams as anyone, anywhere, at any time in the present or throughout history. I depict how, despite our rifts, we might experience healing in a broken world, and how that undertaking is universally human.”

Her paintings have been featured numerous times in American Art Collector Magazine, Poets /Artists, The Artist’s Magazine, iARTisas, Combustus, and the Ori Z. Soltes books Tradition and Transformation and The Ashen Rainbow, as well as the Kress Project book published by the Georgia Museum of Art.

Peck’s work is collected internationally and can be found in many private collections as well as in the permanent public collections of the Museo Arte Contemporanea, in Sicily, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, Penn College, Susquehanna University, Montgomery County Public Art Trust Contemporary Work on Paper Collection, and the Alexandria Commission on the Arts in Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank. 

A virtual reception with the artist will be held Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. Email reservations@mercersburg.edu to sign up for the reception.