This Quarter's Artist

Jude Berman

Bio: Jude has a BA in art from Smith College and an
EdD from UMass Amherst. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where
she is a freelance writer and editor. She works with acrylic watercolor
and montage. Her latest images can be viewed on her blog at Her paintings are for purchase at Artfinder.

Artist Statement

Someone asked me recently about the birds in my paintings. To me, they represent freedom. Freedom and equality are the ultimate goals of social justice. As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I learned very early about the value of freedom. While I might enjoy privilege now, it isn’t a sure thing. What’s more, I bear responsibility to work with those who are struggling for freedom and social justice today.