Judy O'Toole-Freel
Freel Studios
9515 N. Stonebrook Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85743
(520) 579-1363


Selected Exhibitions (fine art paintings, installations, furniture and poetry)

2019 Two paintings accepted into Tucson Medical Center Healing Art's Permanent Collection.

2019 Pen and Ink drawings on exhibit in Contreras Galley Small Works show, Tucson.

2019 Invitational Art Show at Tucson Cactus and Koi in "Bloom Garden Art." Charity show for Banner Hospital Children's Art Program.

2016 The Drawing Studio, Art Un/dressed, a celebration of the human form, paintings by Mirle Freel and Judy O'Toole-Freel, April 16 - May 11, reception: Sat. April 16, 6-9pm, Tucson, AZ.

2014 Tucson International Airport, Lower Link Gallery Exhibition of "Zigzag the Rocking Roadrunner" graphic illustrations, by Mirle Freel, Author Judy O'Toole-Freel, September 15 - December 14, 2014.

2010 Oro Valley Council Chambers invitational/one-person show, "Equine Dressed in Design" (paintings& drawings), and "Women at Work and Play" (Paintings). Oro Valley, AZ. Exhibit coordinator: Mike Standish

2010 Mesch, Clark, Rothschild Exhibition, 5-Artist Show w/Judy showing 10 acrylic paintings "Faces of Women", Tucson, AZ.

2009-10 Tucson International Airport, Upper Link Gallery, "Horse Paintings", Tucson, AZ. Curated by Viki Matthews.

2009 Tucson City Council, Ward 6, Renaissance Women Multi-Media Exhibit, January-February.

2005 Espousing Art - Showcasing creative couples, First Light Creative Center, Stone Avenue Gallery

Artists of Rural Pima County, TPAC, Tucson, AZ (group traveling show)

2004 Artists of Rural Pima County, TPAC, Tucson, AZ (group show)

Access Tucson, 15 Minute Exhibit: A Collaboration Experimentation using Space & Technology

2003 From Seeds to Art, WomanKraft Gallery at the Castle, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Gayle Swanbeck (Installation:ÓSeeds of PeaceÓ).

Phantom Gallery, Tucson Arts District Partnership, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Mauricio Toussaint (paintings).

Peace of Earth, Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ. (painting)

2002 Members Showcase, WomanKraft Gallery at the Castle, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Gayle Swanbeck (paintings and drawings)

Drawing Down the Muse, WomanKraft Gallery at the Castle, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Gayle Swanbeck (paintings and Workshop Presenter: Let
Your Imagination Run Free)

2001 Home Improvements, WomanKraft Gallery at the Castle, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Gayle Swanbeck. (paintings, furniture, poetry).

Drawing Down the Muse, WomanKraft Gallery at the Castle, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Gayle Swanbeck. (paintings, furniture, poetry and poetry reading).

Artists of Rural Pima County, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ.
Curated by Maryjane Dorofachuk. (painting with haiku).

2000 The First Ground Zero Millennial - Contemporary Artists, UGF Fine Arts Gallery,
University of Great Falls, Mt. Curated by Julie Becker.(painting/haiku).

1999 Frontier Montana Gathering of Artists, National Park Service-Grant Kohrs Ranch
National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, Montana. Curated by Bob Barkell. (poetry
display and reading).

1997 Charity Bash Show & Auction, University of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana.
Events Coordinator: Donna Faccenda.

Spring Art Stroll at Bookmark-It, Great Falls, Montana. (paintings & poetry).

1994-95 College of Great Falls Art Department, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art,
Great Falls, Montana. Curated by Barbara Racker. (poem in permanent

(book signing, presentations, awards)

2009 Book signing and presentation, Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, Tucson, AZ.

2009 Book signing, Aardvark, Aardvark, How Do you Do! and Looking for the Sunrise, Tucson City Council, Ward 6. January.

2009 Book signings, Aardvark, Aardvark, How Do You Do! and Looking for the Sunrise, Copper Creek Elementary and Painted Sky Elementary Schools.

2008 Published children's art book , Aardvark, Aardvark, How Do You Do! released March 2008.

2008 Oro Valley/Marana Magazine, "A Life's Work, August 2008.

2008 Western National Parks Association, Aardvark, Aardvark, How Do You Do! book signing and presentation, June, 2008.

2008 Recipient of Individual Mini Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council, for presentation of children's art book, Aardvark, Aardvark, How Do You Do!, Marana Children's Art Festival.

2008 Review of Aardvark, Aardvark, How Do You Do! by J.C.Martin, Arizona Daily Star, "Books - Southern Arizona Authors".

2008 Marana Weekly News, "Couple to Present children's book at festival", by Jim Bradbury.

2008 The Explorer, "Artful Painting, couple seeks to promote visual literacy, by Ty Bowers.

2006 Arizona Daily Star, "For couple, home is where the art is." by Shelly Shelton.

2006 Book signing, Borders, "Looking for the Sunrise", poetry book, Tucson, AZ., February.

2006 Poetry Book : Looking for the Sunrise, released December, 2006.

2006 DIY Design Award Winner featured in Fall issue 2006, Tucson Home Magazine.

2005 Celebrate! Poets Speak Out, Fall 2005. (Poem selected)

2003 Arizona Daily Star, Living With Art (the Freels) by Joan Barrett, Tucson, AZ.

2000 Chinook-Wind, A Poetry Anthology, December 3, 2000 (In Recognition of and featured poem, Our Journey.

1999 Northern Journeys-An Art Magazine, "Winter Within" Oct/Nov/Dec., Bonners Ferry , Idaho.

1998 Turning Leaves - Poems by the Writers of The Montana Institute of the Arts, "Blending Forces", Great Falls, Montana.

1987 The Pinto Horse, "F(r)eel Good Horsercising", April-June, San Diego, CA.

1978 Learning Today, "Energy + Resources + Creativity = Educational Resource Center", Winter, Norman, Oklahoma.

1978 The Library-College Experimenter, "Jukiabig Mashad", November, Norman, Oklahoma.

1976 Design, "How Many Times", November, Indianapolis, Indiana

1975 Learning Today, "Is There A Media Specialist In The House", Fall, Norman, Oklahoma.

University of Iowa: MA - Educational Media/ Library 8-71.
University of Northern Iowa: BA - Social Sciences, Visual Impairment, Teaching 6/63.

Ima and Judy