We have some AMAZING sponsors contributing their goods and services to Room Fu’s Guest Room Giveaway! When we thought about all that we would need to trick out someone’s guest bedroom decor, one of the first things that came to mind was art. When a client asks for recommendations on local artists–especially those clients who are relocating to Austin and want to get connected to local art, Judy Paul is always at the top of my list. Her distinctive work appeals to many different tastes and she’s so prolific, you’re bound to come across many pieces you’d go crazy for, no matter what type of art or subject matter you’re drawn to. But what I also appreciate about Judy’s work is that a lot of it projects AUSTIN in a way that never comes across as cheesy. There’s a lot of Austin-centric art out there that looks like it was created to sell to tourists as souvenirs and that’s sort of a turnoff to me. There are a few artists who get it right, and Judy is one of them.
So after a winner is determined by voters next week, we’ll be picking out a large art print from Judy’s collection to incorporate into the winning guest bedroom and both Claire and I feel like kids in a candy store. Just take a look at some of our options:
I could go on and on (and on), because there are just so many fantastic pieces to choose from. This is literally just a drop in the bucket! To see more of Judy Paul’s work, head over to her website. You’ll also want to “like” her on Facebook to stay in the loop on her latest work and especially to catch her other giveaways. She’s been known to leave a print somewhere in Austin and clue in her Facebook fans to its location. The first to find it gets to keep it! How fun is that?!
Parents of budding artists in Austin will also want to check out Judy’s art club for your kiddos. Held after school, the Blue J Art Club offers kids aged K-6 the opportunity to get hands-on experience with all sorts art like mixed media, screen printing, spray painting, collage, painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. I want to go!
Judy will also be participating in two upcoming events you won’t want to miss: the Blue Genie Art Bazaar (11/28-12/24) and the East Austin Studio Tour (11/10-11/18).
We sure appreciate you including one of your prints in our Guest Room Giveaway, Judy! This makes us even more jealous of the winner!
Thank you Room Fu! Your comments make me wonder who you’re talking about you make me sound so awesome! I guess that’s what you do for people’s homes too! Thank you and I want you to help me with my house your work looks wonderful!
BTW – I still have the original of Animal Atlast 2. I’m not sure how that happened since I love that piece! But if you have any interest in an original that one is available. I have details if interested.