Jude Odell
Jude Odell is a clay artist living and working in Indianapolis. She holds a BFA in Crafts and Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been granted both an Individual Artist Fellowship and an Artist Project Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and an Artist Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Indianapolis Arts Council.  
She shows and sells her figurative claywork nationally in galleries and at juried shows.
Jude has provided children’s arts programming since 1978 in schools, community centers, libraries, after-school programs and summer arts camps in VA, NY, LA, and IN.

She creates clay installations and relief tile murals, mosaics, and painted murals with students and teaches lessons in a variety of art media,  currently with Young Audiences of Indiana, the Indianapolis Art Center, and Garfield Park Art Center.


          Jude Odell                                                                    2918 Newton Avenue
                                                                                                 judeclayworks@yahoo.com Indianapolis, IN 46201

Selected Grants and Awards:

Individual Artist Project Grant, Indiana Arts Commission, 2010-11
ArtReach Instructor of the Year, Indianapolis Art Center, 2010
Artist Creative Renewal Fellowship, Indianapolis Arts Council, 2005-06
Clayfest XI, Herron School of Art and Univ.of Indpls, Award of Merit, Indpls., 1999
Kentuck Arts Festival, Award of Merit, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1997
Oakbrook Invitational Crafts Exhibition, Award of Merit, Oakbrook, IL, 1995
Waterfront Invitational, 2nd Place Award and Art Gallery Award, Sagatuck, MI, 1995
Boston Mills Artfest, Award of Distinction, Peninsula, OH, 1996
Boardwalk Art Show, Award of Distinction, Virginia Beach, VA, 1992
Individual Artist Fellowship, Indiana Arts Commission, 1991-1992
Central Penn. Festival of The Arts, 3rd Place Award of Merit, State College, 1990 

Selected Collections:

Citizen's Energy Group, Indiana Artist Collection, Indianapolis, IN, 2009
“Ceramics Monthly”, Purchase Award for Permanent Collection, Columbus, OH, 1993
Bluefish Wireless, Indpls., IN, 2009

Selected Invitationals and Juried Exhibitions:

Figurative Show, Gallery 924, Indpls., IN,  2011
Women in Clay, Amaco/ Brent Contemporary Clay Gallery, Indpls., IN, 2011, 2008
Harrison Center for the Arts, group shows, Main Gallery, 2010, ‘09, ‘08
Indianapolis Art Center ArtReach Instructor Award Show, 2010; Gallery Show, 2009; Faculty Show, 2009, ‘08, ‘06, 2000, 1998-95
Recharged: Creative Renewal Fellows, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indpls, IN, 2007
Dean Johnson Gallery, Indpls, IN, Creative Renewal Show: 2006. Group Shows: 2004, 2001, 2000-1998
Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO, Peer Juror: 2004. Exhibitor: 2005-’02, 2000, 1998-95
Everyday Inventor Gallery at Murphy Center for Visual Art Indianapolis, IN, 2004
Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Heights, OH. 2004, 2003, 1998-1995, 1992
Coconut Grove Sidewalk Art Show Miami, FL, 2003
Laumeier Sculpture Park Figurative Invitational, St. Louis, MO, 1996. Contemporary Art Fair, 2003-'00, 1995-‘96
Winterpark Arts Festival, Winter Park, FL. 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998  


Making Ceramic Sculpture, by Raul Acero, Lark Books, 2000
"Arts and Activities", Cover feature article, Feb. 2003 Issue

Selected Murals and Installations:

Clay Relief Tile Installations:
2009 John Strange Elementary, Washington Township
2008 Cristel House
2007 Children’s Museum, Indpls.; College Park Elementary, Pike Township
2004 Vincennes Elementary, Vincennes; IPS School 88
2001 Eastbrook Elementary, Pike Township
2000 Sunny Heights, Warren Township; Lebanon High School

Painted Mural and Installation Sites:
2011 Clinton Young Elementary, Perry Township; Fundacion Salvacion, Guatemala
2010 Windsor Village, Indy Parks
2009 Holy Family Homeless Shelter; Mooresville Public Library; Arch Diocese [six schools]; Hawthorne Community Center
2008 IPS School 20; East 10th United Methodist Church
2007 IPS School 27

Teaching Experience:

Young Audiences of Indiana, Teaching Artist, 1998 - current: Clay workshops, tile mural and installation residencies and painted murals in schools.

Lessons in various art media for community programs, including Summer Arts for Youth , which was funded in 2004 as the NEA national pilot
     program for interdisciplinary inner-city summer arts programs, and received the Coming Up Taller national award in 2008.

Workshop Presenter, Summer Institute Teachers Conference: Clay relief tiles, 2001; Large scale mixed media 2004; Curriculum connections in art,

Indianapolis Art Center: Instructor in ArtReach program, providing art education to inner-city children, 1992-current. American Scene Mural
     Project, 2009-2011. Clay Instructor, adult classes, 1996-97.

Garfield Park Art Center, Indpls., IN. Clay Studio Manager, instructor for adults and children, 2009- Present.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Art Instructor in Education Department. 1999 – ‘01, Community Arts Program 2002, ‘03, ’08.

Art Educator in school and community programs in Richmond, VA; New Orleans, LA; Troy, NY; Indianapolis, IN. 1983-– current.