dancing on the wall featured
dancing on the wall

dancing on the wall

fall fundraiser
barbara cohen & jenny judge

available online: december 2 - december 15, 2022

opening: 7:00p, december 2

ccbc shop & gallery

Join us for an evening of surprise and generosity. Enjoy light snacks and drinks, at the opening and fundraising event – Dancing on the Wall, where a wall-to-wall installation of detailed artworks made and donated by Barbara Cohen and Jenny Judge will be for sale.

These two renowned artists have collaborated to create wall assemblages, crafted from fibre, found objects & 3D printed sewing paraphernalia, that will definitely be a lively and lighthearted addition to your home.

Opening night tickets include wine, nibbles and will get first choice of works that can be on your wall after the show!

  • Doors will open at 7 pm to welcome guests. 
  • All donated artwork will be for sale from 7 to 8 pm at the gallery only
  • Artwork will be available to purchase online starting at 8 pm on December 2nd and until December 15th, 2022. 
  • Online sales can be shipped out at the end of the show (December 15th).

the artwork

Last year Barbara Cohen’s exhibition ‘100 Musings’ was a sold-out fundraiser and brought in over $6,000.00 for the Craft Council of BC. This year, Cohen teams up with artist Jenny Judge for another fundraising show. Both artists have individually created and donated new works and have collaborated on some. These new assemblages, that appear to ‘dance on the wall’, promise a colourful and fun exhibition.

Cohen departs from the neutral tones of the ‘musings’ and expands to a more colourful palette. She crafts her textural compositions by laminating burlap, using found and natural objects, crocheting and paint. Together these elements create a lively and lighthearted engagement on the gallery walls.

Judge uses molded and cast objects in her installation work. For this exhibition she focuses on colourful plaster cast elements taken from items such as buttons, thimbles and spools. “To cast an object is to create a memory of an object” says Judge, “I feel as though these assemblages are about repurposing objects and forming new, fun and decorative collections”.

Both well established artists feel strongly about ‘giving back’ and contributing to the gallery’s mandate to support and encourage artistic exploration. All work will be donated and priced well below their market value with a wide range of prices. Since each composition will be made up of several pieces, a template and photo will accompany each work sold so that they can easily be re-hung.

Barbara Cohen
Jenny Judge

the artists

Dancing on the Wall is a collaborative effort between artists Barbara Cohen and Jenny Judge, who have generously donated their time and work in support of the Craft Council of BC and the craft sector.

Montreal born artist Barbara Cohen attended Sheridan College School of Design in Ontario where she majored in textiles. In 1979 she moved to Vancouver and eventually transitioned to focus on body ornament. Creating jewelry offered an intimacy and commitment to refinement that spoke to her sensibilities. Using materials out of context is a consistent aspect of her work. She has been widely exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, won awards and is included in the permanent collection in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Jenny Judge is a contemporary craft artist who works in glass, ceramic and fibre installation. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota, and has exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad. She has curated exhibitions within BC, and has been on numerous exhibition and funding application panels. Her curatorial focus is to expand the perceived boundaries of Craft, and selects artists who offer a fresh and experimental perspective in their work.


Thanks for this! Fun & inspiring – Bettina
Stunning collaboration and playful idea. Love seeing your work dance on the wall – Clarissa
Interesting / unique exhibit! My favorite is the one with the egg – Mansum
Joyful exhibition! Thank you Barbara & Jenny – Catherine
What a fun, lively show!
Wonderful innovative pieces & beautifully displayed
It’s just so fantastic! – Eleanor
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