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curator , Art gallery director

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.

Postgraduate, 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

  • Other Work

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

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other 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