You may have been reading recently about the crazy sales of NFT’s (non fungible tokens). With the help of the digitally savvy poetic artist, Sasha Stiles and my technically proficient son, I have minted my first set of NFTs. Here is the link to view them: Patty Hudak NFT’s
I have been working with a think tank of artists, poets, craftspeople and a composer in a collective called Solve Studio. Conceived of by Claire Cuccio, Solve Studio is conceptualizing themes around depression, and how art could be used to mentor youth around these issues.
The video above is a work in progress, which is exploring the feeling of going into a crater, a black hole, deep time and imagining the expansiveness of solitude and thinking, and how we can dissolve our individuality into a collective whole.
I am currently taking an online class with The Alternative Arts School. The mission of TAAS is to create a global community of artists who use the tools of art to create a better society. The instructors are among the brightest thinkers and practitioners in the world of art, and the student body is global, diverse in age, nationality, education levels and are themselves emerging leaders in both art and their local communities.
The class I am taking is The Art and Culture of Nature, taught by Mark Dion, who encourages us to examine ideas about nature, and to challenge our own ideas about nature. His gentle persona, along with his own years of experience, lead to discussions which always seem to end too early.
One of our assignments this week is to create a one minute nature video, I have attached mine here:
January 16 - March 28, 2021
Southern Vermont Arts Center will be exhibiting 3 of my works, as well as an installation, in their powerful winter exhibition in which artists reveal their struggles, creative breakthroughs, perspectives, and personal relationships through new works of art. This thematic exhibition titled “Unmasked: ArtfulResponses to the Pandemic”unfolds over the course of ten galleries in SVAC’s Yester House, and includes over 40 artists.
930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, VT
www.svac.org • 802-362-1405
SVAC’s Unmasked exhibition is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For hours and information, please check the website at Southern Vermont Arts Center
Sachiko Akiyama, Nancy Banks, Renee Bouchard, Adrien Broom, Scottie Burgess, Christie Carter, B Chehayeb, Irene Cole, Monique Crabb, Rosalind Daniels, Lisa Dimonstein, Nicole Duennebier, Trey Duvall, Helen Ellis, Betsy Fram, Eben Haines, Barry Hazardl, Ona Herman, Arthur Huang, Patty Hudak, Barbara Ishikura, Katelyn Ledford, Sammy Lee, Tiffany Matheson, Maria Molteni, Kevin Moore, Noah Phillips, Elysyn Porter, Dale Raisig, Linda Rubinstein, Marcie Scudder, Freyja Sewell, Kent Shaw, Ross Sheehan, Dianne Shullenberger, Peggy Smith, Shap Smith, Tracy Tomko, Dana Walrath, Susan Weiss, Diana Weymar, Susan White
My installation, Imagined Forest, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center exhibition, Umasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic
Opens on December 3, 2020
Curated by Kate MacDonagh
Yoko Akino, Moya Bligh, Debra Bowden, Kari Cahill, Cliona Doyle, Susan Early, Niamh Flanagan, Paul Furneaux, Mary Grey, Patty Hudak, Ann Kavanagh, Jennifer Lane, Louise Leonard, Kate MacDonagh, Ed Miliano, Ross McDonnell, Susan Mannion, Geraldine O’Reilly, Helen O’Sullivan, Robert Russell, Mateja Smic, Elke Thonnes, Vaida Varnagiene, Katsutoshi Yuasa
Kanreki is an exhibition of Mokuhanga prints by members of Graphic Studio Dublin and invited artists. Mokuhanga is a traditional Japanese printmaking technique - moku means wood, and hanga means print. It is an environmentally friendly technique, using as it does only natural materials - wood, watercolour, washi (Japanese handmade paper) and a baren (a handheld tool made from bamboo to print without the need of a printing press). The pigments are applied with a brush and, though being printed by hand, the image is pressed deeply into the washi paper.
The artists in this exhibition have studied traditional Mokuhanga printmaking - adapting it to their own practice using contemporary innovations.
My image, Come Closer, will be included in this exhibition and is in a limited edition of 10 prints. For more information, please contact the Model.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Women Take Wilson
Exhibition on View: September 5 – November 30, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 5 from 3 – 5 pm
The Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester, VT, will exhibit my 2018-2019 Vermont Creation Grant Project, There, Through the Broken Branches, Go.
The title, taken from the WB Yeats poem, Two Trees, is an invitation to enter another world. This large scale installation (over 45 yards of fabric, 9 feet wide) invites us to contemplate the here and now, before our final passing into other worlds.
The installation will be located in the staircase of the contemporary galleries in the Wilson Center, naturally lit from behind, with the fabric suspended and cascading down the stairs.
For more information, hours, and directions, please visit the SVAC website.
SMART ARTIST VERMONT PRESENTS: UNFILTERED SPIRITS
On November, 19, at 7:30 pm, I am participating in Unfiltered Spirits, a live, online showcase featuring visual and performing artists of Vermont.
Watch via Zoom or Youtube
3 weeks. 3 artists each week. A live broadcast via Zoom and YouTube, featuring signature VT cocktails, and hosted by DJ cRAIG mITCHELL.
Sponsored by CERES NATURAL REMEDIES
- Shirley Reid / Sculpter
- Namaya The Jazz Poet / Poet
- Lauren Larken Scuderi / Musician
- Kyle Woolard / Singer Songwriter
- Cyndal Ellis / Dancer
- Joanne Greenberg / Theater
- Bronwyn Sims / Devised Theater
- Patty Hudak / Visual Artist
- Sarah King / Singer Songwriter
Each episode will begin with our host making a Vermont Signature Cocktail/Mocktail that the audience is encouraged to make and enjoy during the broadcast. The host will then introduce three separate artists.
SMART ARTIST is a collective entity of theater, music, and dance community leaders from the organizations Theater Engine, Big Heavy World, the Vermont Dance Alliance, and Main Street Landing.
Big Heavy World, TheaterEngine, Vermont Dance Alliance, & Main Street Landing
Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Creative Network Chittenden County, & the Radiator 105.9FM
Ink Languages: A Conversation with Chalice Mitchell, Patty Hudak, and Alison Crites
Artists: Patty Hudak and Chalice Mitchell
Moderator: Alison Crites, SVAC’s Manager of Exhibitions & Interpretive Engagement
Join artists Patty Hudak and Chalice Mitchell for an engaging online conversation about how living and working abroad in China and Japan fundamentally changed their artistic practice.
In particular, both artists developed a personal “ink language” through their exposure to, study of, and experimentation with the tradition of ink painting, which first flourished in China during the 600s and was introduced to Japan during the 1300s.
Patty and Chalice, whose artwork is currently on view at Southern Vermont Arts Center, will bring their memories and experiences to life through sharing images and stories. Alison Crites, SVAC’s Manager of Exhibitions & Interpretive Engagement, will moderate the program. There will be time at the end for audience members to ask questions.
Southern Vermont Art Center,
Yester House Solo Exhibitions
I am delighted to be exhibiting my recent work at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vermont. Beautifully situated, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has put into place CoVid safe measures to protect us, while enriching us with its thoughtfully curated art exhibitions. The opening for my exhibition is on August 22, 2020 from 3-5pm. There will be a variety of solo exhibitions opening on that afternoon. However, don’t feel pressured to attend the opening–the exhibition will continue until October 4. There will be spectacular Fall days in Vermont when a trip to the Southern Vermont Arts Center will be peaceful and still, and you will be able to enjoy the artwork without being in a crowd.
More information, hours, and directions can be found at the Southern Vermont Art Center website.
The Screen and Beyond
The Screen and Beyond is an online project originating from an open call conceived by Nick West and Yuka Otani for the Art Byte Critique collective. The world is changing rapidly due to COVID-19 pandemic. The artists participating in this e-book explore the theme of “Screen” from their perspectives. Through creating artworks, they try to find hints for surviving a world where the future is uncertain.
Among School Children at Hamilton Gallery in Sligo, Ireland
Among School Children
This is Hamilton Gallery’s sixth invited artists exhibition thematically drawing upon a major poem by W B Yeats and also timed to coincide with Ireland’s Decade of Commemoration. “Among School Children” comprises an individual work from each of 115 invited artists.
To view the exhibition:
2020 Vermont Artists to Watch
Vermont Arts Council
February 3rd to March 27th, 2020
Artist & Curator Reception: February 13th, 2020, 5-7PM
J Blackwell (Bennington); Mark Collier (Montpelier); Trevor Corp (Wolcott); Brian Fekete(Kingston, New York); Patty Hudak (Underhill); Susan Larkin (Isle la Motte); Kathryn Lipke(Belvidere Center); Misoo (Shelburne); Steve Sharon (Burlington); and Kathy Stark (Craftsbury Common)
Exhibition curator and Vermont Art Guide Editor Ric Kasini Kadour invited Vermont art professionals to answer the question: “Which Vermont artists are creating contemporary art that commands our attention?”
Ten artists were selected from these responses. They are featured in Vermont Art Guide #11, and were exhibited at the Spotlight Gallery from February 2020 until the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
Ric explains that “The deeper purpose of Vermont Artists to Watch goes beyond a magazine feature, an exhibition, and artist boosterism. The project is an opportunity to discover artists, revisit familiar ones, and develop a deeper appreciation of visual arts in the state.”
The curators who selected artists are: Sophie Bréchu-West, director, 571 Projects in Stowe; Anne Corso, executive director, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester; Heather Ferrell, curator and director of exhibitions, BCA Center, Burlington; Jamie Franklin, curator of collections, Bennington Museum; Kelly Holt, curator, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe; Jon Meyer, independent artist, Norwich; Mickey Myers, executive director, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville; Elizabeth Nelson, independent artist and former Vermont Artist to Watch, West Glover; Sebastian Sweatman, independent artist, Stowe; Katherine Taylor-McBroom, curator of exhibits and collections at Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield.
My drawing, Canopy, was included in the 2020 Vermont Artists to Watch Exhibition