Julie B. Babb -- Bio

   PERSONAL:
Born Julia Sheridan Brennan, New York city, 1942. Moved to Mexico City, Mexico, as a very young child. Attended Lycee Franco-Mexicaine, in Mexico city, for both elementary and secondary schooling. Completed two years college at Mexico City College (now called the University Of The Americas, in Puebla, Mexico) before moving to Maine in 1962. Attended University of Maine at Orono, met current husband Bruce E. Babb, of Falmouth, ME. Married same year, moved to Rochester NY in 1963 for Bruce's employment with Eastman Kodak Co. Upon Bruce's retirement from Kodak, moved back to Maine in 1992. Two daughters, three grandchildren.

 EDUCATION:
One Course Art History, two semesters Life Drawing, Mexico City College.
Five years of various classes at Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop, University of Rochester, Rochester NY, including Color Theory, and painting in various media -- however, main focus was on Classical Drawing techniques and portraiture.(Studied with Peter Berg, Susan Carter, two weeks with Zoltan Szabo)
Three years of classes at Round Top Center For The Arts, Damariscotta, ME, including Drawing and Life Drawing. (Studied with Elizabeth Knox, Kathleen Galligan)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Home Study Bird Biology Course (2004)
Drawing with John Whalley (2005)
Three day workshop with Katie Lee, Botanical Illustration, (2005)

 SHOWS AND AWARDS:
2014 – Oct. ArtinME statewide juried exhibit, Boothbay Region Art Foundation
2014 – Mar. – 1st., 2nd. Place Awards, Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
2013 – Oct. ArtinME statewide juried exhibit, Boothbay Regional Art Foundation
2013 – Aug. Invitational “Yachts and Art” Exhibition, Southport Island, ME
2013 – Jun.-Oct. Guest Artist, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid Point, ME
2013- Mar.- 3rdPlace, Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
2012- June-July- Solo show “Our Maine Birds”, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
2012 – Mar. – 1st,2nd,3rd Place Awards, Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta ME
2011 – May – Juried Show “Garden of Earthly Delights”, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME
2011 – Apr.- Annual Juried Show, MPBN – TV Auction, Portland, ME
2011 – Apr. – Juried Show, Chocolate Church, Bath, ME
2011 – Mar. – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place , Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME
2010 – Dec. –Jan. 2011 – Holiday Show, The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
2010 – Oct.-Nov. – ArtinME statewide juried exhibit, Boothbay Regional Art Foundation
2009 – Mar.- 1st, 2nd,3rd Place Awards, Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME
2008 – Mar.—2nd, 3rd Place Awards, Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME
2007 – Nov.-Dec. – Dual show with Bruce Babb (marquetry artist), The Lincoln Home, Newcastle ME.
2007 – Mar.-- 5th Annual Juried Show, Maine PBS-TV Auction, Univ. of New England, Portland, ME.
2007 – Mar. – Best of Show, Maine Sportsmens’ Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
2006 - May -- Artist -in Residence, "Lakes, Streams & Rivers" Project, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta, ME
2006 - Apr. -- 4th Annual Juried Art Show, Maine PBS-TV Auction, Univ. of New England, Portland ME.
2006 - Mar-- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Awards, 2 Honorable Mentions, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME
2005-2006 Nov.-Jan.- Solo Exhibition, Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME
2005 Apr -- Two Honorable Mention Awards. Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta. ME.
2005 Mar - Apr -- Dual show with Bruce Babb (Marquetry artist) at Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, ME.
2004 November -- Solo show, First National Bank of Damariscotta, Damariscotta, ME.
2004 July -- "Art for Outreach" Exhibit, St. Andrews Parish House, Newcastle, ME.
2004 June - Aug. -- "Fin, Feather & Fur" juried group show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME.
2004 Mar -- 1st Place, Honorable Mention Awards, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show. Augusta, ME.
2004 Mar -- 3rd Annual Juried Show, Maine PBS-TV Auction, Univ. of N.E., Portland, ME.
2003 July -- "Art for Outreach" Exhibit, St. Andrews Parish House, Newcastle, ME.
2003 Mar -- 2nd Annual Juried Art Show, Maine PBS TV Auction, Univ. of New England, Portland, ME.
2003 Mar -- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
2002 Sept -- Best of Show, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
2002 July -- "Art for Outreach" Exhibit, St. Andrews Parish House, Newcastle, ME.
2002 May -- Kennebec Valley Art Assoc. Juried Show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME.
2002 Mar -- 1st Place Award, two 2nd Place Awards, Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
2001 Sept -- Best Of Category, two 1st Place, two 2nd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
2001 July -- "Art For Outreach" Exhibit, St. Andrews Parish House, Newcastle, ME.
2001 April -- Invitational: Barren Grounds Bird Sanctuary Benefit Auction by Christie's of Sydney, Australia.
2001 March -- 1st Place Award, Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
2000 Nov-Dec -- Solo Show, Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME.
2000 Sept -- 1st Place Award, two 2nd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
2000 Sept -- Laudholm Farm Nature Arts Festival, Wells, ME.
2000 March -- Two 2nd Place Awards, 3rd Place Award, Honorable Mention, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
 

 
     1999 Sept -- Grand Champion of 2 Dimensional Art, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1999 Sept -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1999 Sept -- Honorable Mention, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1999 March -- 1st and 2nd Place Awards, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
1999 March -- 3rd Place Award, Maine Duck Stamp Competition (Black Duck), Augusta, ME.
1999 Jan-Mar -- Dual exhibit, Parkview Hospital, Brunswick, ME.
1998 Nov -- Plantation Wildlife Art Festival, Thomasville, GA.
1998 Sept -- Two Honorable Mention Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.

 1998 Sept -- 2nd Best of Show Award, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1998 Sept -- 1st and 3rd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1998 May -- 2nd and 3rd Place Awards, Kittery Trading Post Wildlife Art Show, Kittery, ME.
1998 March -- 1st Place Award, Maine Sportsmen's Alliance Wildlife Art Show, Augusta, ME.
1998 Feb-May -- Solo Show, Thos. Moser Cabinetmaker Showroom, Portland, ME.
1997 Nov -- Plantation Wildlife Art Festival, Thomasville, GA.
1997 Sept -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1997 Sept -- Honorable Mention, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
 

 


     1997 Sept-Oct -- Group Show, "Natural Fascination", Bayview Gallery, Portland, ME.
1997 June -- Juried Show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME.
1997 May -- Solo Show, Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, ME.
1997 Feb-Mar -- Solo Show, Miles Memorial Hospital Coffee Shop, Damariscotta, ME.
1996 Nov-Dec -- Group Show, Bayview Gallery, Camden, ME.
1996 Sept -- 1st and 2nd Place Awards, Downeast Carver's and Wildlife Art Show, Wells, ME.
1996 June -- J. Hamlin Scholarship Award for the Study of Ornithology, Audubon Society of Hog Island, ME.
1995 Nov-Jan -- Solo Show, Miles Memorial Hospital , Damariscotta, ME.
1994 Jan-July -- DeHavilland Fine Art, Newbury St., Boston, MA.
1993 Aug -- Juried Show "By Land & Sea", Hart Mansion, Newcastle, ME.

 EMPLOYMENT AND CONSIGNMENTS:
Teaching Adult Education classes for School Union 74 since 1999, including Basic Drawing, Calligraphy & Illustrated Manuscripts, Portraiture,Gouache & Intermediate Drawing
2007 – Apr. – Instructor, Senior Specturm Class, “In Your Face” (8 weeks)
2006-2007 – Instructor, Adult Education Class, “Illustrated Manuscript/Calligraphy” (School Union 74 – 8 weeks)
2005-2006 .- Instructor, Senior Spectrum Class, "Basic Drawing" (ongoing class)
2006 Apr.- Instructor, Adult Education Class, "Portraiture" (School Union 74 - 6 weeks)
2005 Mar -- Instructor, Adult Education Class, "Introduction to Gouache" (School Union 74 - 6 weeks)
2004 Oct -- Instructor, Adult Education Class, "Drawing from Nature" (School Union 74 - 8 weeks)
2003 Apr -- Instructor, Adult Education Class "Intermediate Drawing" (School Union 74-8 weeks).
2002 Apr -- Instructor, Adult Education Class "Intermediate Drawing" (School Union 74-8 weeks).
2001 Feb -- Instructor, Adult Education Class "Sketching from Nature" (School Union 74 - 8 weeks).
2000 Sept -- Instructor "Sketching from Nature", Elderhostel Program (3 days), Rockland, ME.
2000 Instructor, Adult Education Class "Sketching from Nature" (School Union 74 - 8 weeks).
1999 Instructor, Scratchboard class, Center For Teaching And Learning, Edgecomb, ME.
1999 Mar -- Instructor, Adult Education Class "Sketching from Nature" (School Union 74 - 6 weeks).
1997 to Present -- Instructor for ongoing class "Drawing For Kids (ages 9 and up)", Round Top Center For The Arts, Damariscotta, ME.
1995 to Present -- Instructor for Art Appreciation Program, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta, ME.
1998 Sept -- Instructor "Sketching from Nature", Elderhostel Program (3 days), Rockland, ME.
1997 May -- Instructor, Calligraphy Class, Center For Teaching And Learning, Edgecomb, ME.
1996, 1995 Mar-Apr -- Instructor, "Art For Young People", Round Top Center For The Arts, Damariscotta, ME.
1995 Apr-June -- Instructor, Open Gate Program in Art, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta, ME.
Numerous private commissions for artwork, illustrations, design and calligraphy.

PUBLICATIONS:
Several Christmas and note cards published and distributed by Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME
2009 – “Trimming the Tree” – original design published as Christmas card distributed by Coastal Chorale, New Harbor ME
2009 – “Woods Tree” – original design published as Christmas card, distributed by Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta ME.
2001 - Wildlife Art Magazine, Vol. XX, #6 -- Master Critique by J. Fenwick Lansdowne of "Black-Crowned Night Heron".
2001 - Wildlife Art Magazine, Vol. XX, #6 -- Artist's Profile.
2001 - "Winter Cardinals" -- original design published as Christmas card, distributed by Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME.
1999 - Numerous black-and-white illustrations for Doyle Preservative Trail Guide, Earthways Project, Damariscotta, ME.
1998 - "September" - original design published as note card, distributed by Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME.
1996 - "Chickadees" -- original design published as Christmas card, distributed by Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME.
1995 - Illustrations for "Creatures We Love To Hate", author: Judith Hancock, publisher: J. Weston Walsh, Portland, ME (textbook ntionally distributed to schools).
1992-1989 - Black-and-white "clip art" illusttrations for RC Anderson Assoc., publishers of "Newspapers in Education" and "Circulation/Ideas" (nationally distributed to schools).

 ASSOCIATIONS:
Member American Artists Professional League
Member International Guild Of Fine Artists
Assoc. Member Audubon Artists, Inc.
Member Pemaquid Group Of Artists, Pemaquid ME
Member Kennebec Valley Art Association
Member Boothbay Regional Art Foundation
Member Allied Artists of America

 GALLERIES AND RETAIL OUTLETS:
Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid, ME
Ducktrap Bay Trading Co., Camden, ME

 

     COLLECTIONS:
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Newcastle, ME
Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, Me (corporate purchase)
Chase Point Assisted Living Center, Damariscotta, Me (corporate purchase)
Dr. & Mrs. Wilhelm Knaus, Vienna, Austria
Mrs. James Hooper, Waldoboro, ME
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Doyle, Raymond, ME
Mr. & Mrs. T. Tedesco, Newburyport, MA
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Miller, Rochester, NY
Col. & Mrs. M. Totten, Rock Hall, MD
Priscilla Alden, Dresden, ME
Kate Ireland, Tallahassee, FL
Anne Cundle, Tallahassee, FL
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Frost, Cumberland, ME
Mr. & Mrs. John Porter, Titusville, FL

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