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Judith Varney-Burch’s Arctic Inuit Art gallery now in Charlottesville, Virginia


Our friend, Judith Varney-Burch is being featured on the Piedmont Council for the Arts’ blog to acknowledge the opening of her new Inuit art gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

As mentionned in our post entitled Judith Varney-Burch: her passion for inuit art, Judith has been involved with Inuit Art for over 25 years and she is a lecturer, curator, owner of art galleries, research collaborator to the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and honorary board member of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association.

About 10 years ago, Judith opened her first Inuit art gallery in Richmond, Virginia. A few years later she moved it to Kingsbury, Nova Scotia and, just recently, decided to bring it back to Virginia, this time in Charlottesville, where she resides.

The Arctic Inuit Art gallery is located at 22 Elliewood Avenue, within walking distance to the University of Virginia. As well as displaying Judith’s collection of stone sculptures, prints and embroidered wall hangings, the gallery wishes to provide a learning space on the Arctic by allowing visitors to consult the many books and educational resources available for reference.

To learn more about Judith’s Arctic Inuit Art gallery and about her passion for Inuit art, don’t hesitate to read the PCA member profile – Judith Varney-Burch published earlier today or consult our post published last February where you can hear her talk about her passion in a video entitled “I see them in Their Art”.

If you are in the neighbourhood, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Judith to visit her gallery. There are no other Inuit art galleries in Virginia or even in Washington, D.C.

3 comments to Judith Varney-Burch’s Arctic Inuit Art gallery now in Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Paige Rohmann

    I have a print by Sivuak, entitled “Animals” and am wondering if you can give me any information on it. Could send you a picture of it, if I had your e-mail address.

  • Mary Ann Timberlake

    Judith, It was fun meeting you at the oyster bar in Crozet the other night. I kept your card and looked up your sight and located where your gallery is on Elliewood. I know Elliewood’s daughter Elliewood Baxter who is over 90 years old and sharp as a tack! Some day I would love to make an appointment and see your interesting gallery. Enjoy the SNOW again. Mary Ann Timberlake

  • Koomuatuk

    My name is Koomuatuk Curley from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada, I am a full time artist living in southern Ontario, I would love to show you my art work! I am a carver, you can look up my name on google to see my artist bio and pictures of what I do.

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