Judy Miller Bailey
“ When people ask me what equipment I use–I tell them my eyes.” — Anonymous
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”— Edgar Degas
Other than a basic film photography class at Hunter College High School in Manhattan (of which I remember the smell more than anything), I have had no formal training. After moving to Boxford, MA at age 40 I got back into photography. Since the fall of 2008 I have been juried into art association shows over 100 times including NH’s Dunfey, Lassonde, Parfitt and Prescott, Newburyport’s Regional, Fall and Winter, Concord’s Winter and Roddy, Plymouth’s Annual and Fine Art of Photography, Ogunquit’s Regional and Falmouth Art Center’s All New England Photography as well as Fairfield Museum’s Images, Soho Photo Gallery’s National Competition and Salmagundi’s non-member shows. I’ve won 17 awards at these shows.
In spring of 2011, I was juried into membership at the NH Art Association. In fall of 2011, I had a joint show (with a painter) in NAA’s Hills Gallery. In the fall of 2013, I had a small solo show at NHAA. In the summer of 2015, I had a solo show at the Seacoast Repertory Theater. In fall of 2015, I had another joint show (same painter) in the NAA’s Hills Gallery. In winter 2016 I was featured at Farley’s of Newburyport. In the summer of 2016 I was juried in as a Russell Gallery artist at The Plymouth Guild, featured at Greenbelt’s Art in the Barn show and had a Body of Work show at NHAA. In 2017 I was juried into membership at both the Cape Cod and Rockport Art Associations. In 2018, I was juried into membership in the Marblehead Art Association. In 2019, I became one of Newburyport Art Association’s inaugural Master Artists.
In addition to traditional matted and framed pieces, I’ve been featuring some of my photos printed on wood and metal. My stepson describes my style as “close ups of things that would otherwise be considered unattractive.” A friend says my photographs “make real life more real than real life.” One award juror said my work “shows the visible, but hints at the invisible” and another that it’s “playful, thoughtful and provoking.”
I enjoy people seeing things through my eyes, in a slightly skewed, new way.
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.”— Camille Pissarro