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Judith Ann Dierkes, American Art educator, artist. Avocation: Reiki 1st degree. F C. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award University of Texas College Education, 1981 scholarship Arrowmant School Arts & Crafts, 1987; named Volunteer of Week WIZK Radio,1992, Artist of Month Knoxville Arts Council, 1993.


Dierkes, Judith Ann was born on March 11, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Eugene Victor and Rosalind Barbara Ann (Lerche) Dierkes.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Tennessee, 1976. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1981.


Graphic artist Ram Screenprinting, Memphis, 1977-1980. Commercial artist Bike Athletic, Knoxville, 1980-1981, Screen Art, Inc., Knoxville, 1981-1982. Administration assistant Blount Mansion, 1982-1983.

Artist-in-residence City of Gatlinburg, 1983-1987, Sevier County Schools, Sevierville, 1987-1990. Instructor Knox County Schools, Knoxville, 1990—1997. Artist-in-residence Norris (Tennessee) Community Craft Center, 1993—1996.

Workshop leader Tennessee Arts Academy, Nashville, 1988, artist-in-residence Tennessee Arts Communications, since 1990, workshop leader, 1990, 91. Adjunct instructor CArson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1992-1997, Southwest Tennessee Community College, since 1992, University Memphis, since 1999, Regents Online Degree Program, since 2003, Dyersburg State Community College, since 2004. Instructor Knoxville College Upward Bound, 1993.

Artist-in-residence Kentucky Arts Council, since 2003, Arkansas Arts Council, since 2003.


  • Avocation: Reiki 1st degree. F C.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in shows at Art Teachers Exhibit at State Museum, 1992, 94, Electronic Gallery Merit award, 1993. Commission Knoxville Airport Skyscape, 1992.


Secretary Gatlinburg Art Council, 1985-1986. Volunteer Knoxville Arts Council, 1991-1994. Education grants review panel Tennessee Arts Commission, 1993-1996.

Member Tennessee Art Education Association (special concerns 1991-1995), Knoxville Arts Council, National Art Education Association, NAEA Lifelong Learning Affiliate, NAEA Womens Caucus, National Museum of Women in Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Reiki 2nd degree.


Married Dennis M. Felts, June 24, 1989.

Eugene Victor Dierkes

Rosalind Barbara Ann (Lerche) Dierkes

Dennis M. Felts