I have held leadership positions in various volunteer organizations throughout my life.  I served on the Artists Council of the Palm Springs Art Museum for three years.  I was Program Coordinator for the Los Angeles Arts Council for three years and a Docent at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  I am currently a member of the Contemporary Arts Council at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  I am an active writer.  I currently write for various magazines and I am in the process of writing a book/blog entitled “Artists Narratives.”.


2023    Certificate in Jungian Studies, The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles

2016    Masters of Arts in Humanities Creative Track, California State University of Dominquez Hills, California

2010    Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies Art and Media, Chapman University, Orange, California

2024    Completing Post-Master's Certification in Expressive Arts Therapy


Current Projects:

2022-2023       “A Gathering Process” Using Talking Circles and Mindfulness Art to Process Through a Pandemic. Riverside County of Education

2022                “I Am Enough” Children’s Illustrations for Well Being Studios, Orange, CA Publication Project.

2018-Current   “Embracing a Creative Life Workshops". A workshop program employing art making as a tool for the purpose of bringing wellness and creativity to one’s life and workplace.  Clients include Riverside County Office of Education, Eisenhower Medical Center, Annenberg Foundation, Sunnylands, Palm Desert Library, and miscellaneous public and private organizations. Particular attention for students in non-creative fields and for wellness programs.

2018-current    “Artists Narratives” Research, Interview, writing in process for book/blog of same name celebrating successful mid-life artists and their transitions in the art world.

Solo Exhibitions

2011                “Stories of the HeArt” The City of Palm Desert Public Art Department, Palm Desert

2010                “Celebrate the New Year”, Waldorf Astoria The Studios in La Quinta

2010                Lorimar Winery, Temecula


Group Exhibitions

2020                Palm Springs Art Museum: The Galen “Metamorphoses”

2019                Palm Springs Art Museum: The Galen “2019 Ace Exhibition”

2019                Brand Library and Gallery, Glendale “47th National Works on Paper”

2019                Palm Springs Art Museum: The Galen “Metamorphosis”

2016                Tag Gallery Los Angeles, CA “Best of California”

2007-2011       The Studios in La Quinta Resort and Club, La Quinta

2010                Jake Dent Gallery, Palm Desert

2010                Los Angeles Women Art Project, “Women in the Arts”, Los Angeles

2009                Arrow Gallery, Joshua Tree

2007                Palm Springs Art Museum, “Artists Council 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Palm Springs

2004                Art on El Paseo Square, Palm Desert

2003                San Bernardino County Museum, “38th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Redlands

2003                North Wing Gallery, “The Hanson House Collection”, Palm Desert

2003                Smooth Jazz Festival, Palm Springs

2003                Palm Springs Art Museum, “Artists Council 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Palm Springs

2002                Coachella Valley Historical Society, “Small Images”, Indio

2001                “San Diego 21st Annual International Watercolor Show”, San Diego

2001                Palace of Fine Arts, “International Fine Arts Juried Exhibition”, San Francisco



Public Collection

2011                City of Rancho Mirage Public Library


Selected Collections

Mr. and Mrs.Maurice Mazur, Studio City, California

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Roberts, Esq, Newport Beach, California

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nevin, Palm Desert, California

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Davis, Chicago, Illinois

Purchase from the Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, as a gift for her work to Ms. Donna McMillan



2020                “Art Highlights”, Artist Interviews/articles

2018-2019        “Art Patron Magazine", Assorted articles

2010                 “Programs and Exhibits, July-September” City of Rancho Mirage, California

2007                “Footlights, May/June”, Chicago, Illinois

2007                “Colorful Observations”, The Bottom Line Magazine

2007                “Start Them Young”, MinnesotaArtists.com” A Project of the McKnight    Foundation and Walker Art Center

2000                “Emerging Artists” Century City News, Los Angeles




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“Like an explosion of stars across the sky, like splattered paint, I keep moving, expanding, leaning into the creative process. I hope to excite, inspire, create and learn; to dazzle with color, smile at whimsy and always fall head over heels in love with art”.  

Judy Nemer Sklar@2018