Thursday, August 17, 2017

Memphis Botanic Garden Thursday/Saturday Painter’s Schedule Mark You Calendars

Thursday Painter’s 
 Starts again on ThursdayAugust, 24.
Note: No class on Thursday, August 31.
Class resumes on ThursdaySeptember 7 - September 28
Saturday Painter’s
 Starts again on Saturday, August, 26.
Note: No class on Saturday, September 2.
(We will be hanging our Fratelli’s Show. Come at 9:00 a.m. to drop off your painting or help hang the show.)
Class resumes again on Saturday,  September 9 - September 30

Note: Thursday/Saturday painters can come on either day for make up time.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Color Workshop "Hue' Knew? at Memphis Botanic Garden

Hue’ Knew?
Color Workshop   
Judy Nocifora
Tuesday/Friday - September 5, 8, 12 & 15
9:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden
Last day to register - Tuesday, August 29  
Hue Knew?36 x 36 Oil on Linen Gallery Wrap©Judy Nocifora
A fun, lively and engaging workshop specially designed to explore in depth the world of color and color mixing. This is definitely not your usual color class! In addition to completing several paintings, you are sure to come away with some ‘hue’ knews, ah ha’s, and more confident color mixing for your paintings. This workshop has great benefit for both the beginner and experienced painter. No prior drawing experience is necessary; however, students should have a basic knowledge of working with oils or acrylics.
Judy is an award-winning painter who has studied with some of today’s most accomplished master artists. See more of her work at or follow her on Instagram and Facebook. Professional oil paint and medium is provided. Class size is limited; deadline for registration is Tuesday, August 29. 
MBG member $185/non-members $225. Call 901-636-4128 for more information, supply list or to register.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

News from Judy Nocifora Studio

Greetings Everyone!

So far this year, my little corner of the art world continues to be funfilled and a busy one. Painting classes and workshops are especially rewarding for me because of all the fine people who participate in these classes and workshops at Memphis Botanic Garden. A big thank you to all for always brightening my day with your presence.

Classes and Workshops

The current workshop, Landscapes and Seascapes ends this Friday, July 21st. Where did the time go? We are having too much fun to stop! A great group of painters have explored the elements of composition… editing and cropping photos, simplification, thumbnail sketches, value scale to color and paint application. Their work has been amazing!

Ongoing 9-Noon Thursday or Saturday, six-week session began on June 29/July1 and ends on Thursday/Saturday, August 3/5. There will be a two week break and the next six-week session begins on Thursday/Saturday, August 24/26.

During this break I look forward to a few days in the mountains with painter friends. Sure hoping we don't see a bear while we are out plein air painting! This photo was  posted on Facebook a few days ago by a friend. A large, furry bear visited her dinner picnic in the area where we are going.


My next once-a-month weekend class is Saturday, August 5 and Sunday August 6, 1-4:30 p.m.

There will be no “Workshop” in August, but an exciting one is scheduled for September! This workshop has been requested by a number of my current students. Watch your email for more information about this four session workshop, Hue’ Knew?

I am currently exhibiting in the following galleries: St. George’s Episcopal Church and Ava Maria Retirement Home. The exhibits run now through July 31. Drop in if you are in the area.

September Exhibit
Fratelli’s Cafe’ Gallery at Memphis Botanic Garden 

I am happy to announce  the following painters, from all of my classes will exhibit their work in Frateli’s Cafe’ Gallery in September.

Marcia Wunderlich, Meryl Rose, Steve Nelson, Theresa Jacques, Vance Boyd, Dannie Bottenfield, Ronna Woods, Kris Haefer, Patty McLaughlin, Peggy Veeser, Charlie Rogers, Martha Reardon, Chris Knauf, Katherine Lussier, Ann Connell, Lynn Reed, Andrea Kerlan, Lisa Street

Friday, July 14, 2017

August Weekend Oil Painting with Judy Nocifora at Memphis Botanic Garden

Two Session Weekend Painting 
Judy Nocifora at Memphis Botanic Garden
Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Woodland Nest © Judy Nocifora

Join in the fun, loosen up, and learn to paint expressively in a casual, stress free environment. The goal of this 2-session class is to help the beginner get a good start in painting and, for the experienced painter, to take their work to the next level. 
Acrylic painters are welcome, but instruction will be in oil.
Professional artist oil paint and medium are provided for this class. 
MBG member $95/non-members $115. 
Deadline and prepayment is due by noon, Wed., Aug. 2
Call Laurie at 901-636-4128 for more information, to register and receive a supply list. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Jack, the Yellow Lab, Portrait

Honored to paint this handsome guy as a "bride to groom" wedding gift!
So special!!!!  Congratulations Casey and Trey!


20 x 16 oil on natural linen
© Judy Nocifora

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ART Wild!

ART Wild!   Happy to be an artists in this celebration of the arts.

October at St George's Episcopal Church - Germantown, TN! Fourteen artists from the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will be showing their works in our Gallery, and on October 7, at 7:30 p.m., we will host the Memphis-area premiere of Wes Ramsay and Tim Sharp's "Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass." The combination of the Rhodes Singers and Women's Chorus, a stellar group of local Bluegrass musicians, and the composer himself on banjo, will make this an evening to remember. A reception follows at 8:30 for artists and performers. So join us as we celebrate the arts at St George's Episcopal Church - Germantown, TN!