Judith T. Krauthamer
Miniature Paintings* and Gourd Sculptures
David C. Knipfer
Hand Crafted Boxes *
See my work at
See our work at Art HoCo 2023
Gallery 1, October 13-Nov 18
90th Annual Anniversary Exhibition
Fine Art in Miniature
Miniatures are experiments in attitude, color, and detail. My paintings are typically 3.75 x 3.25 inches and 3.25 x 2.25 inches. They are presented as a single picture or in a montage of 2-4 paintings. They are drawn with oil-based pens on translucent, opaque or clear plastic and painted with alcohol ink.
Gourds provide a unique application of marrying organic material with ink and paint. The gourd itself-- birdhouse, canteen, kettle and snake—provides the form. My work is to find the sculpture’s function, incorporating pryrographic and painting techniques, and embellishing with beads, rocks, seed pods, dried flowers, feathers, and pine needles.
* Honorable Mention in Drawing. 84th International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Strathmore Museum. 2017
Honorable Mention, Multi-Media
90th International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Strthmore Museum, 2023
Member (by invitation only). The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C.
The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC. International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Artfully Wilde, 2016, 2017, 2019
Howard County Art Council’s Celebration of the Arts. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Art HOCO, 2023
Maryland Federation of Art. “Small Wonders Exhibition” 2018
Color Me Resisting. A coloring book for persisting when you are too tired to march. 2017. (click here)
Quiet Coloring. A coloring book for stopping the noise and finding self kindness. 2017 (click here)
Color Your Future. The first ever Vision Board coloring book. 2017. (click here)
I am the old-style hand-craftsman that many think no longer exist. Each item is given the greatest care in design, hand built and finished with my hands. My goal is to create distinctive wood treasures by merging creative design, premium hardwoods and patient handwork.
There are no automated machines in my shop. All of my work is designed and built to survive generations. Everything I make is finished with hand rubbed natural oils which allows you to feel and see the natural texture and colors of the wood. Lifetime maintenance is an occasional buffing with a clean rag.
*Featured in Lark Books 400 Wood Boxes, copyright 2004. Pages 91-93
Cover photograph, The Crafts Report, July, 2003
Featured photograph in Fine Woodworking Gallery, Issue 168
Best of Show 4th Annual Arts Alive Ocean City, MD
Judges Choice Award 5th Annual Arts Alive Ocean City, MD
The Washington Post Award of Excellence 10th annual Frederick Festival of the Arts Frederick, MD
The Washington Post Award of Excellence 11th annual Frederick Festival of the Arts Frederick, MD
Craft Boston, Boston MA (1)
Frederick Festival of the Arts, Frederick MD (5)
Arts Alive, Ocean City MD (2)
Alexandria Festival of the Arts, Alexandria VA (7)
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda MD (5)
Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda MD (6)
Invited Instructor: Washington DC Woodworkers Guild; Howard County Maryland Woodworkers Guild.
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