Judith Hoyt has been making work with found metal, paper collage, as well as collage with encaustic wax for 25 years. She grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York and earned a BFA in printmaking from SUNY New Paltz in 1980. Among the honors and awards that Judith has received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in crafts (2003), and in 2005, the “Best in Show” award at Craft Boston. Her work has appeared in numerous books and catalogues featuring found art such as Altered Art by Terry Taylor, 500 Brooches by Marthe Le Van and Found Object Art by Dorothy Spencer. The Female Gaze Women Artist Making Their World. Judith’s solo shows have been at such venues as The Works Galley (Philadelphia, PA), The Signature Shop Gallery (Atlanta, GA) and the Velvet Da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco. Judith has participated in many group shows in which the focus is on recycled content such as Recycle, Reuse, Recreate, that traveled to several countries in Africa and Recreation/Re-Creation at the Noyes Museum in New Jersey and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.