Judy Richie

Judy Richie is a native of Austin, Texas, and has been active in art since an early age. While still in high school she was chosen to attend a summer art camp at the University of Texas with the intent to major in art. A minor detour of marriage, six children and moving to Colorado and later to Alaska to marry her present husband, Bob, interrupted that goal.
In 1983 Judy moved to Lake City, Colorado. With her former husband and her three youngest children - Jane, Bill and Jeanne Wyman, who all graduated from Gunnison High School.  After several years at Moncrief Ranch, now part of Camp Redcloud, owning the Red Mountain Gallery on Silver Street and working as the Deputy County Clerk, she opened and operated Old Carson Inn, which was featured in several National Magazines and Newspapers. Leaving Lake City in 1999 Judy moved to Valdez, Alaska, where she married her present husband. It was in Valdez that she discovered the world of gourd art. She now lives and creates award winning art in Kerrville, Texas.

Awards and Accomplisments:

Judy has won too many ribbons in several techniques to mention them all, plus several Best of Show and People's Choice awards in both Gourd Art  and Fine Art venues. 

She, also, has taught classes  in gourd art in several states.  

Now, As a Certified Master Judge for gourd art competition, she is kept very busy.