Judy Janiczek-Crawford is a portrait and still life artist in Northwest Indiana. The artist maintains a studio and gallery in DeMotte, selling her commissioned work and other pieces. She also sells art through the Hoosier Salon (Indianapolis, IN), The Art Barn (Valparaiso, IN), Chesterton Gallery (Chesterton, IN), and The Prairie Arts Council gallery (Rensselaer, IN).
Crawford executes commissioned works for public institutions and private clients. She also has figurative, still life and landscape works available. In every work, the artist makes the direction of the light falling on the subject her primary concern. Light is the modulator that provides dimensionality and weight to each subject, whether working in oil, charcoal, pastel or pencil. The dialectics of opacity versus transparency, hard to soft edges, and crisp detail versus loose handling are all determined by the direction and intensity of light on the subject.
Crawford is a signature member of the Hoosier Salon and the Indiana Artists’ Club, showing with both in annual salons in the Indiana State Museum and in statewide locations including the Indiana Museum of Fine Art. The artist has had many solo as well as 2 or 3 man shows throughout her career, and regularly is juried into group exhibits including the South Shore Arts Salon (Munster, IN), National Mid-Year Exhibit at the Butler Inst. Of American Art (Youngstown, OH), The Fort Wayne Biennial (Fort Wayne, IN), Mid-States Exhibit (Evansville, IN), and The Annual Regional Juried Exhibit at the Mid-West Museum of American Art (Elkhart, IN).