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Judy Coates Perez
Attended Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design
Lives in Sacramento, CA
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How did the year go by so fast that the holidays are already upon us? Well, I know for me, this time of year always gets me in the mood for making things. Whether it's baking, stitching or simply c...
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The key to happiness is all about perserverance and perspective, and thank goodness I can make art as a way to process my feelings
Believe it or not, that's the title of the quilt I just sent off to PIQF for the show on October 16th -19th. I originally started this quilt for the Dinner@8 exhibit called Reflections, but I was s...
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Time 2 get Creative! Let's go back 2 school and paint with acrylic inks in the smoky mountains Oct 12-18 #Arrowmont. 
Oh my gosh, what could be more wonderful than crisp cool mornings, fall colors, and uninterrupted creative time in the Great Smoky Mountains for a whole week! Sounds like heaven to me and it's comi...
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I'm not sure I've ever met a paint I didn't like 
Recently I used acrylic inks to bring new life to a couple 'finished' pieces that, to put it simply, felt unfinished. I really love the way they look after adding a larger, more colorful, image. Ea...
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Loved seeing my Chitown friends again and showing others that stuff we throw away (like tea bags, napkins, dry cleaner tags...) can be potential fodder for making beautiful art
I flew to Chicago to give 2 lectures and teach a day and a half Tea & Ephemera workshop for the Prairie Star quilt guild in St. Charles, Illinois. Before heading out to the burbs, I reunited wi...
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Teaching trips have given me many wonderful experiences, but occasionally serendipity takes it to another level.
I used to look at the crazy schedules of my friends who also teach and wondered how they coped with big trips back to back, but now that I find myself occasionally in the same boat, the answer is; ...
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What a fantastic week! If you haven't been to Arrowmont yet, start saving your pennies and go take a class!
Wow, it's hard to know where to begin, there is so much to say about Arrowmont, what an amazing place it is, not only as a place to teach, but as a place to learn, create, and meet other artists wh...
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A peek into Pokey Bolton's new creative retreat location in Napa, opening next year. This is going to be a fun location for workshops!
Last week, my daughter Indigo and I drove out to Napa to visit my friend, and founder of the Quilting Arts empire, Pokey Bolton, to help her with her new business venture. Pokey is building a fanta...
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A teaser, a tutorial and a temptation with acrylic inks, I hope you'll join me 
Oh my gosh, what could be more wonderful than crisp cool mornings, fall colors, and uninterrupted creative time in the Great Smoky Mountains for a whole week! Sounds like heaven to me and it's comi...
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Hi Priscilla, I'm booked to do a 3 day acrylic inks workshop April 9-12, 2015 at a wonderful retreat location in the Hudson River Valley http://www.fiberartworkshops.com
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Watch the master at work! My daughter Indigo painted this Hannibal portrait in photoshop and has time lapsed a recording of it so you can see the whole process from blank screen to finished art
I was starting to feel out of practice painting in Photoshop so I figured it was time to paint something again! I decided to go with Hannibal (big surprise) I wanted to show you all how I paint with a...
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Thinking about all the fun I had and wonderful people I met in Canada last week 
Jan Krentz and I welcome you to the city of Niagara Falls This was my first trip to the Toronto area of Canada, I've been to the east and west sides of Canada, but that was many years ago, back whe...
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Well maybe I'll get back to the Toronto area in Canada again one of these days :-)
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Some wonderful exhibits at
I've been so busy since I came back from Australia. 3 days after I came home I was on the road to central California to give a lecture and teach a workshop and for the last week I've been catching ...
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Mixed Media Textile Artist, Instructor, Speaker
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Sacramento, CA
Previously
Chicago, IL - Kittery, ME - Natick, MA - Antigua, Guatemala - Bodega Bay, CA - Santa Rosa, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Pasadena, CA - Glendale, CA - Austin, TX
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Creative Alchemist
Introduction

I’m an International award-winning mixed media textile artist, traveling globally to teach painting and mixed media techniques on fabric and lecture about my creative process. I received my BFA in graphic design from The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, but found my true passion when I began working with textiles.

One part gypsy and two parts visual alchemist, I travel to new places, opening up new realms of possibilities for my students by revealing endless ways to combine paint, paper and metal with fabric and the sources of inspiration we all too often overlook in our immediate worlds.

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You can find my work between the pages of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, in 3 instructional DVD’s published by Interweave and see me on Quilting Arts TV on PBS.
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  • Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design
    Graphic Design
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