Dianne Charlap commissioned my new painting ,

"The Jam Session" 

and will donate it to Local 802

American Federation of Musicians,

in honor of her late husband, Emile Charlap,

for the benefit of The Emergency Relief Fund.


Bill Mays will play a solo concert.

Admission is free and a donation to

The Emergency Relief Fund is appreciated.


May 12, 2022, 3:30-5:00
Local 802, 322  West 48th Street , NYC

RSVP: venuscharlap@gmail.com



Juried Exhibitions

NAWA Harmony Exhibit

My Painting: "Piazzolla Tango"

The Crayola Gallery at the Banana Factory Art Center

25 West Third Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Attention: Nicole Gencarelli


May 27 – July 10, 2022


NAWA Oil On Canvas On-Line Exhibit

My Painting: "Pablo, Igor et Henri"

May 15-June 30, 2022

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Judy Kirtley was born and lived in Huntington, WV, until moving to New York City in 1968 where she has had careers in the theater and music worlds, including opera and cabaret. Her attentions moved into the visual arts, where she maintained a professional photography studio for 30 years, and later began to realize her visual language without a camera. Drawing was her first step, which grew into a desire to seek the colors in her drawings. While she loves drawing and watercolor, oil painting is her current passion.

Judy's training in watercolor, oils, and drawing was primarily at the Art Students League, where she studied with Peter Cox, Mary Beth McKenzie, Francis Cunningham, Costa Vavagiakis, and Henry Finkelstein, as well as independent teachers. 


Judy's fine art photography and art works are in several private collections, and have been exhibited and shown  extensively. See the 'Contact' page of this website.