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Great Blue Heron

JUDY FAIRLEY teaches pastel through Walla Walla Community College and provides workshops in the same medium as well as scratchboard.  Her affiliation with the college and THE VALLEY ART CENTER has been almost 40 years in the making. She grew up in Clarkston, where she and her twin sister helped on the family horse ranch.  Having always loved to draw, the animals provided her with endless hours of material.

She has shown all across the country and has been affiliated with "WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST” for 39 years.  This is a California based organization focused on the promotion of professionalism for women in the arts.  She is also a member and president of the SNAKERIVER SHOWCASE for 31 years and a participating artist with the Snake River Showcase Co-Op residing at the Dahmen Artisan Barn in Uniontown, Washington. Judy is also an advisory board member of the Celebration of Western Art in Puyallup, Washington and for the FRED OLDFIELD WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER. She is a Signature Member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists as well as a Signature member of the Women Artists of the West. She is also a new member of the Colorado Pastel Society.  Her latest awards have been Jurors Choice award for “Hummingbirds” at the Saks Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and the Terry Ludwig pastel of Merit award for the International Women Artists of the West Show and Sale in Rockport, Texas, 2011, the NANCY MCLAUGHLIN AWARD for excellence in versatility by a female artist, 2011, and Best of Show for the 2011 Snake River Showcase Show and People’s Choice award for the 2012, 2014, 2016 exhibit.

Her work is represented in : Valley Art Center, Clarkston Washington,  Jo Durham Gallery, Port Aransas, Texas, Snake River Showcase Co-op, Dahmen Artisan Barn, Uniontown, Washington.

More information about this award winning artist may be found on her website: or contact by email at , Women Artists of the West member listings page: , Artisans at the Dahmen Barn: , and the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.