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Judith Ellen Tolnick Champa

Judith Ellen Tolnick Champa, American art gallery director, curator. Recipient Quality award, University Rhode Island, 1993, Diversity Planning Committee award, 2001, Outreach award, 2001. Member of Northeast Museum Association (board member 1985-1991, annual conference organizer 1988), College Art Association, American Association Museum, Phi Sigma Iota.

Background

  • Champa, Judith Ellen Tolnick was born on November 21, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Bernard and Rita Snyder Tolnick.

  • Education

    • Student, Lake Forest College, 1970—1972. Bachelor magna cum laude, Brandeis University, 1974. Master of Arts in History of Art, Brown University, 1979.

      Postgrad., Brown University, 1986—1987.

    Career

    • Art historian Swain School Design, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1979—1982. Curator, associate director curatorial affairs Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, 1982—1989. Director Fine Arts Center Galleries University Rhode Island, Kingston, since 1991.

      Honors program faculty University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1994—1995. External recommender various professional visual artists Guggenheim Foundation, New York City, since 2000. Invited critic printmaking department Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2002, adjunct faculty, 03.

      Panelist, institutional grant reviewer Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, 2003.

    Works

    • Organizing curator, author (exhibition catalogue) Over Hear: Modernism, The First Exile, 1989, Rhode Island State House Centennial Exhibition, 1996, Translations/Transgressions, 2002.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of Northeast Museum Association (board member 1985-1991, annual conference organizer 1988), College Art Association, American Association Museum, Phi Sigma Iota.

    Personality

    Interests

    Classical music, modern music.

    Connections

    • Married Kermit Swiler Champa, May 31, 2001 (deceased ).
    • father: Bernard Tolnick
    • mother: Rita Snyder Tolnick
    • spouse: Kermit Swiler Champa
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    Born November 21, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Brandeis University
    • 1979
      Brown University
    • 1979 - 1982
      Art historian Swain School Design
      New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1991
      director, Fine Arts Center Galleries University Rhode Island
      Kingston, Jamaica