Jude Welter has been a professional artist since 1975, showing in galleries in Montana, Washington, and Oregon. In the early 1980s, she opened a gallery in Oregon City with her family in the historic Fellows House in the Canemah District. This was an ideal setting for her artwork as she loved to do detailed watercolors and pen and ink renderings of historic buildings and places. Eventually, the Fellows House also became known for its daily luncheons and was a wonderful meeting place in the community. Artists such as Stephen Lyman, Robert Sherwood and Reba Owen were just a few of the creative talents who showed their paintings at the Fellows House. Great craftsmen such as 'Mud Pie Pottery' and Joe Halko bronzes also were featured at the Fellows House Gallery. Terry Welter did beautiful custom framing from the building which made it a complete experience for art enthusiasts.
Jude also became very active in the Community Education system and taught weekly classes throughout Clackamas County. Countless painters who began with Jude are now professional artists in their own right.
Numerous awards and showings in galleries over the years have made it possible to collect Jude's artwork as it continues to change and evolve. Currently, Jude works and shows from her studio in Oregon City. She participated in the 'Open Studios of Beavercreek' which was begun from her studio and then enhanced and expanded by a wonderful group of area artists. Although this art tour has been scaled back, Jude continues to show work from her studio by private appointment and a few special openings during the year. Use the 'contact' page to be put on the mailing list.
The popular 'Picket Fence Art Show' venue was organized so that Jude's student painters could show and possibly sell their work. There was no need to mat or frame the artwork as long as there was a picket fence nearby to hang and show the paintings.
Spending time in beautiful Tillamook County has opened a new door of subjects and opportunities for Jude. Several workshops and classes are held there during the year, so please use 'contact page' for more information!
Although paintings on this website are not listed for sale, you can contact Jude to find out what's available in her studio for purchase. Commissions are often times accepted.
Galleries Jude has shown in over the past 30 years--Sadly so many of these galleries have shuttered over the years but the ones with a star after their name are active and showing my work!
Austen's Place, Sellwood, Portland, OR
Albertina's, Portland, OR
Art Center West, Tigard, OR
Modes of ART, Oregon City, OR
Lucas Décor, West Linn, OR
Copper Village Arts, Anaconda, MT
Art in the Park, Anaconda, MT
Winter Wood Gallery, Butte, MT
Bend your Imagination, Bend, OR
Wallflowers, Canby, OR
Grapevine Gallery, Oregon City, OR
Mountain Gallery, Government Camp, OR
Crabapple Creek Studio, Oregon City, OR*
Three Rivers Art Gallery, Oregon City, OR
Madeline's Vintage Market, Tillamook, OR
Art Accelerated, Tillamook, OR
Red Trillium Gallery, Troutdale, OR*
Side Street Gallery, Portland, OR*
Jude has studied with:
Zoltan Szabo, Morten Solberg, James Westall, R.E. Pierce, Ken Baukhaus, Richard McKinley, Dee Frank, Chris Stubbs, Rene Eisenbart, Jacqueline Sullivan, Tom Browning, Jonathan Talbot, Barbara Jaenicke, Laura Ross-Paul and Earl Hamilton. She received a graphic arts education and applied that to a wonderful illustrator job at Denny, Walls, Ross & Wright Advertising Agency in the 1980s.
Continued learning is of utmost importance to Jude in her artistic journey.