J.K. Williams

Awards & Special Recognition  
– Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition, 2013: Top Seventy-Five
– The Artist’s Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition, 2013: Finalist
– Intern’l Museum of Contemp. Masters of Fine Art Salon International 2012: “Honorable Mention” and 2010: “Top Sixty Award”

– Art Students League Vavagiakis Class Exhibition, 2011: Red Dot Award
– Art Students League Vavagiakis Class Exhibition, 2010: Two Blue Dot Awards
– Art Students League, 2009 – 2010: Gail von der Lippe Merit Scholarship
– Salmagundi Club Art Class Exhibition, 2010: “Best in Show”
– Salmagundi Club Art Class Exhibition, 2009: “Honorable Mention”
– Art Students League Vavagiakis Class Exhibition, 2009: Blue Dot Award
– Salmagundi Club Art Class Exhibition, 2008: “Best in Show”
– Masur Museum of Art 29th Annual, “Honorable Mention” cash prize
– Academic Artists Association, “Academic Artists Association Award”, 1996
The Artists Magazine, “Win a Dream Studio” Finalist, 1995
– Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, “Honorable Mention” 1993

Solo Exhibition

Hudson Guild Gallery II, Fulton Center, NY, NY: “J.K. Williams – Selected Works” 2008

Selected Juried Museum and Art Center Exhibitions at International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art Salon International 2010, 2011,2012; Masur Museum of Art, Twin City Art Foundation, Monroe, LA; Coos Art Musuem, Coos Bay, OR; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA; Roseville Art Center, Roseville, CA: Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Brea Civil and Cultural Center, Brea, CA; Walton Art Center, Lafayette, AR; Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, FL; Hillcrest Art Center, Cambria, CA; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR; Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center, Springfield, MA; Arts Center, Old Forge, NY

Numerous juried group exhibitions sponsored by many professional art organizations, including but not limited to Hudson Valley Art Association, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, Academic Artists Association, American Artists Professional League, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Audubon Artists, Knickerbocker Artists and others, as well as at university galleries, across the country. Numerous group exhibitions at New York’s Hudson Guild Galleries, and other New York City venues.

Demonstrations, Teaching, and Artist’s Talks

– Private student, 2011

– Home Farm Festival, The School of Practical Philosophy, Wallkill, NY             

– Hudson Guild Gallery Artist’s Talk in conjunction with solo exhibition

Professional Memberships

The Salmagundi Club, New York  City; The American Society of Classical Realism, Minneapolis, MN, Life Member; Academic Artists Association, Enfield, CT, Qualified Member; Oil Painters of America, Associate Member; Art Students League, NY, NY: Life Member


Art Calendar, “Let’s Play Post Office”article on art shipping problems Oct. 1997

Keltoi: A Pan-Celtic Review, Issue 7 Vol. 4, No. 1, Cover illustration and feature article


– Art Students League, NYC, under Costa Vavagiakis; Hilary H. Holmes, Nathaniel Kaz, Irwin Greenberg, Frank Porcu. Workshops: Daniel Greene, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Timothy J. Clark, Diana Kan

– Salmagundi workshop with David Kassan, landscape class with Joseph Perez

– Independent landscape workshop with Curtis Hanson

– Private study with Costa Vavagiakis

– Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, BFA with honors



– Robert Douglas Hunter, New England artist, former President of the Guild of Boston Artists and listed in Who’s Who in American Art