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Judy Lyons Schneider, a printmaker, and mixed media artist was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students League and New York University, as well as with many noted artists. After living in New Jersey for many years, she moved to Lakewood Ranch, Florida, over 15 years ago. A past Area III Chairperson of Florida Artist Group, a juried state-wide organization; a past-President and current Board Member of Women Contemporary Artists (WCA), a regional organization of about 125 women artists; and a Petticoat Painter, Judy is an advocate for the visual arts in her community.

She has been actively involved in making art for over sixty years. Her work has been displayed in museums, galleries, and universities throughout the United States and Russia. She has had over twenty-five solo shows including exhibitions presented at the Gallery for the Study of Women and Gender at Princeton University; Sarasota Women’s Resource Center; Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio; Venice Art Center; Harmony Gallery in the West Coast Symphony Center; Art Center Sarasota; and Interchurch Center in New York City. In addition to a Geraldine Dodge Foundation Grant and a Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat Residency Grant, her art has won many prizes. She recently received a Signature Award from ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists). Her work has been represented in several shows that have traveled nationally. Local representation is at the 530 Burns Gallery and The Collector’s Wall.