Iola photographer featured at Mid-Winter Art Show
Event set for Feb. 9-10
By Lori Schneider
Judy Johnson of Iola will be the featured artist at the Wolf River Art League’s 49th annual Mid-Winter Art Show.
The art show will take place Feb. 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crystal Falls Banquet Facility, 1500 Handschke Road, New London.
After Johnson’s retirement several years ago, she and her husband, Larry, moved from Neenah to the Iola area.
The beauty of the area inspired her to devote much of her time to photography. It had always been a passion of hers and she has since earned a number of awards at juried art shows.
Through photography, Johnson says she learned to slow down and observe the beauty around her.
The discovery of fern leaves, ice crystals, flower petals and nature was an adventure through the lens of a camera.
Colors, composition, lighting and creativity are topmost in her quest to try to capture that beauty. Combining photography with digital art completes her expression.
Johnson’s hobby turned into a small business named JJ’s Images. She displays and sells her work privately, at area businesses and at art shows within a six-county area.
Her portfolio consists mostly of local and Wisconsin scenes, floral and wildlife.
Larry was a big help with the business before he died last year. Johnson says she is glad she has this work to keep her busy.
Johnson does custom orders for businesses and private individuals. Her online galleries can be viewed here. She is a member of the Mid Wisconsin Photography Club.
Johnson says she is excited to be featured at a show in which she has entered often and has won awards.
She will be available both days to discuss her artistic processes and share her love of photography.
The Wolf River Art League’s two-day art event features professional, non-professional and student artwork. Admission is free, and any donations are used to support art scholarships.
This year’s judge is Kathleen Heideman, a New London native who resides in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.