• Ink Workshop at West Coast Craft at Fort Mason,San Francisco, CA

    Join us for a course on the basics of making artist ink for drawing or painting at Fort Mason during the West Coast Craft convention.


  • Plant and Earth Pigment Workshop the Macaroni Factory, Oakland, CA

    2 Saturdays 11/6 and 11/13th, 11-3pm

    Join artist Judi Pettite for a workshop on the use of plant and earth pigments as painting mediums.
    Cost: $140. includes materials.

    Bring your sketchbook, notebook and a pencil. $50. deposit.
    Refundable until 2 weeks before workshop begins. Email inquiries encouraged.

  • Berkeley City College Faculty Show at the Jerry Adams Gallery

    Faculty Exhibition including work by instructor, Judi Pettite at the Jerry Adams Gallery.

    2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
    8/29-10/14 2010 Opening Reception 9/17, 6-8pm.


  • Faculty Show at Los Medanos College

    Faculty work including artist and instructor, Judi Pettite on display at Los Medanos College Gallery, 9/2-9/30 2010
    2700 Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA 94565

    A reception for the artists will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM, September 2, 2010 at the Los Medanos College Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend.
    The Los Medanos Art Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 12:30-2:30 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM. For information call (925) 439-2181, ext. 3463 during regular gallery hours. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

  • Art and Ecology: Three Views on the Natural at IONS, Petaluma, CA

    Judi Pettite, Miriam Fagan and Cindy Cleary exhibit their work at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)

    August 18th-October 31st, 2010; Reception: 8/29 2010 3-5pm
    101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

  • Eco-Art Conference Panelist, Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

    David Brower Center,Berkeley, CA. Friday June 25th, 2010.

    Panelist, Judi Pettite will discuss the role natural pigments in can play in environmental art .

  • From Dye to Pigments: Workshop at UCB Botanical Gardens

    Learn how to make paint from plant with water-based and oil mediums

    June 9th 6-9pm at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

  • Pigment Workshop at the Richmond Art Center

    Saturday, April 17th 2010 10-4pm. Work with plant and earth pigments with various binders, and an introduction to lakes.

  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

    Group Show. August 15-September 20th 2009. Reception Aug.15 5-7pm. Philip Linares, curator at Oakland Art Museum will speak at 4:30pm.

  • Two Day Plant and Earth Pigment Workshop Oakland

    Macaroni Factory Studio, East Oakland November 1 and 8, 2009; 11-3pm. $150. including materials. Two day workshop making paint with plant and earth pigments using oil and waterbased binders.

  • Richmond Art Center: Plant and Earth Pigment Workshop

    Hands on one day workshop using plant and earth pigments.

    September 27, 2009, 11-3pm. $60 for members, $70 non.
    $25 materials fee.

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Pigment workshop

    3 meetings July 15, 22, 29. 6-9 pm at UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. $180 members, $200 non, materials included.

  • Fiber and Dye Exhibition at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

    Fiber and Dye Exhibition at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Examples of plant pigment sources and the colors they produce. Included in the exhibition is a display of earth, insect and plant pigments as a painting medium.

    Artist Judi Pettite creates the paint using a variety of natural material and binders. An image of the display is located on the Lab and Fieldwork page of this website.

    March 21-April 5, 2009

  • 3 Day Workshop at the Macaroni Factory, Oakland

    Plant, Earth and Insect Pigments: Their Use as an Art Medium
    A 3 part workshop demonstrating the efficacy and use of plant, earth and insect material as a painting medium. January 17, 24 and 31,2009 from 1-4pm.
    250. including materials. Please email Judi Pettite for more details.

  • Balancing Perspectives: East Asian Influences in Contemporary Art

    Balancing Perspectives: East Asian Influences in Contemporary Art at the Nexus Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

    A group show featuring work by Judi Pettite, Jennie Braman, Cindy Cleary, Miriam Fagan and Elise Morris (and many others) presented by John F. Kennedy University in Association with the De Young Museum.


  • Natural Pigments in Your Art Practice

    Efficacy and Use of Plant and Earth Pigments as a Painting Medium, a lecture at Berkeley City College on:
    Tuesday, November 18th 7-9pm, room 514
    and Friday November 21, 7-9pm, room 513
    Ms. Pettite will introduce a variety of plant, earth, insect and fungi derived colorants. Additionally, we will discuss the history and contemporary applications of these pigments as a viable art medium. Lecture is free.

    Please reserve your seat for this event with an r.s.v.p. to jpettite@gmail.com or on the contact page of this website.

  • Artist in Residence

    October, 2008.
    Atelier de la Rose, Montcabrier, France
    Sally is an amazing host for the lovely residency in the Dordogne region of France.

  • Blue Alchemy at the Hive Gallery in Oakland, CA

    May 2008, Blue Alchemy: Judi Pettite, Miriam Fagan, Elise Morris use woad (Isatis tinctoria) as a celebration of blue in this exhibition featuring drawing, painting and installation.
    Hive Gallery, Oakland, CA

    This exhibition was featured in Dwell magazine.