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Judith Benderson: Paintings


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"I am interested in the invisible currents which constantly push and pull at us."

Judith Benderson exhibits in the Washington, DC area, most recently at American University’s Katzen Arts Center in both the AU Museum and the Katzen Rotunda, at DC Arts Center, and at BlackRock Center for the Arts, and previously participated in public art projects including DC Party Animals and Color Field Remix. She is currently the Co-Curator of the Friendship Gallery at the Friendship Heights Village Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She was the Cultural Property Law Enforcement Coordinator at the Justice Department with responsibility in area of law enforcement for art theft and artifact smuggling, as well as doing appraisals for the FBI Art Theft Program. Benderson has a JD from American University, a BA and an MFA from George Washington University, and is certified in fine and decorative arts appraisal. She organized the 2018 Washington Women’s Arts Center (WWAC) retrospective, Latitude, at the American University Museum. In the 1970s and 80s, Benderson was a board member and Managing Director of WWAC. In 1986 she was a founding board member of Rockville Arts Place, now VisArts, and later served as co-President.

About Me

Judith's Portfolio I

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Portfolio I
Portfolio II

Judith's Portfolio II

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Events, Old & New

Events, Old and New

 25th Anniversary of Artomatic, Washington, DC  March 9-April 28, 2024 (previously participated in Artomatic, 2000)


International Women’s Month Exhibit
Friendship Heights Village Center

February 28 - March 20, 2022

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Oasis Gallery 
Montgomery Art Association Members Show

January 10 - April 15, 2022


Friendship Heights Village Center Holiday Exhibit 
Honorable Mention for “The Spirit of My Lost Brothers” (left).
December 2021


Chevy Chase Artists Art Walk
Preview event here.
October 23-24, 2021 and October 21-21, 2022

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Art Exhibit

Shaw Public Library hosted Part 3 of "Space Was the Place," a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art and the DC  Public Library  regarding histories of defunct arts spaces in DC, featuring the Washington Women's Art Center.
Speakers include Ray Barker, Judith Benderson & Lucy Blankstein.

1460 Wallmountables
DC Arts Center

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Event-Wash Women Art Center

Judith Benderson, Taina Litwak, and Barbara Frank joined the exhibition's curator, Francoise Yohalem for a panel discussion that looked back at the history of the Washington Women's Arts Center and its influence on the Washington art scene that is still felt today.

Group 93 at Katzen Center Rotunda
Washington DC

2018, 2019, and 2021

Enduring Visions: Arts Spaces in Washington 1975-1996
January 11, 2020


"Judith Benderson evokes depth and motion with a series of paintings of mostly white patterns on black backgrounds. Where many of the show's contributors draw on pop culture and personal concerns, Benderson invokes the forces of the universe."
                            --Mark Jenkins
                              Washington Post, In the Galleries
                              September 1, 2017


Group 93: American University Faculty Emerati, Alumni & Guests. Curated by Professor Emeritus Luciano Penay.

Artist's Statement: "I seek order in the physical and emotional turbulence within which we live."

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Germantown, MD

November 10-December 15, 2018

A Gallery of One’s Own: How The Washington Women’s Arts Center Created a Home for D.C.’s Creative Women
Listen live
July 2018

Fire in the Blood

Voices of the Washington Women's Arts Center
Interview here.
June 2018


Radio Interview on "The World of Work with
Shep Cohen," WDVR-fm

November 2018

The George Washington University Museum and
The Textile Museum, DC

January 2019


Former Managing Director Judith Benderson reflected on her time at the Washington Women's Arts Center. She discussed recent efforts to include the organization's history as a part of the legacy of DC artists in American University's summer 2018 exhibition Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center 1975-1987.

This program is part of the DC Mondays at the Museum series organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC
October 2017


Women artists in the Washington DC area gather at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. (Judy is in the middle, circled in red.)

Meditations & Epiphanies
Betty Mae Kramer Gallery
Silver Spring, MD

December 2019- January 2020


ArtWatch Project
Thank You Cards for Hospital Workers


Art Watch Cards for Holy Cross 2  2020-1
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