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Judith Hilmer Connelly

Born 1947 Rochester, Minnesota
BFA Carroll College Waukesha, Wisconsin

Day Jobs

Instructor - Colorado Mountain College.

Partner in the Articulation Gallery Salida, CO 1999-2004

2000- Awarded residency for NM Art in Public Places.

Fruhlingsrauschen by Judith Hilmer
Frühlingsrauschen

Watercolor 11"x9"

1997- present; Instructor in Watercolor and Printmaking at CMC, Chaffee County Council on the Arts, Buena Vista, CO. and Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.

1987- 88 Taught Watercolor and Printmaking for Indian River Community College, Ft Pierce, FL.

1976-78 Established specialized art departments and trained staff artists in the collecting, fabricating and installation techniques of “botanically correct” foliage for dioramas at the:

  • British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, BC
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston AL
  • Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia, NC (This included artists from museums in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte.)
1973-75 Curator of Foreground for the Denver Museum of Natural History. Recruited and trained seven staff artists, was responsible for plant collecting fieldtrips to Alaska and Africa and the resulting dioramas.

1970-73 Scientific Aide and Preparator at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

1967-68 Fort Howard Paper Co, Green Bay, WI - commercial artist

Awards
Riso International Printing Competition, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1994- Silver Award
  • 1995- Honorable Mention
  • 1996- Gold Award
  • 1998- Honorable Mention/Traveling Exhibit
  • 1999- Traveling Exhibit
1998-present, Rocky Mt PBS, Anniversary Collection

1998 Best of Show Chaffee Co Council on the Arts

2012 - Winner, 2013 Calendar Competition, Sangres Art Guild, Westcliffe, CO

Signature Memberships
  • 1997 Colorado Watercolor Soc
  • 1998 Kansas Watercolor Soc

Galleries representing the work of Judith Hilmer

 

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