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Judy Saye-Willis

Judy Saye-Willis is a visual artist who has lived in rural Minnesota her entire life. Her current work is focused on the use of natural pigments and dyes made from locally grown and foraged materials. She produces bodies of work on textiles and paper that often speaks to choices, environmental stewardship and human conditions.

Nature’s Gentle Colors

It has been an adventure From Antiquities to the 21st Century nature and now to my green stained knees.  Nature has provided the color for art, textiles, and more.

Installation Art

“Where are the Children” that linger in the hearts of those that loved them, was a site specific installation at the Owatonna Art Center, formerly a state orphanage.


For many centuries’ textiles and fiber was used for clothing, shelter, adornment, and more. Civilizations and religions featured textile designs as a form of decoration.

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