Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Judie Rubert Makes Wearable Art

Excerpt from an article by Judy Thouvenel in Northwest Boomer & Senior News, Marion-Polk edition, January 2012.

Judie Rubert lived in a world of finance, but her heart was that of an artist.

Her 1989 degree in art from Marylhurst University was the result of major life changes. Her husband had suffered a stroke and died, leaving her with two young children to raise. She went back to school to get a master's degree in business, her seeming career path, but her heart led her to get a degree in art.

Going back to school was no easy choice. She remembers juggling motherhood, school and work as a very hectic time in her life. As an older student, she found the small private college to be comfortable and welcoming. "Marylhurst was a good fit for me," Rubert explains.

After graduation, Rubert went back to what was comfortable – her hometown of Albany and financial work. But it didn't fulfill her. On the side, she took on various art and design projects.

Eventually she retired to her beach home on the Oregon coast. She continued to dabble in various art forms, eventually concentrating on wool creations. As she refined her techniques, she began to sell the wearable art.

Rubert sells her products at shows, at her studio, and through her Etsy site, Woologie.

Related News

See All News

Accredited Schools Online Ranks Marylhurst #1

Marylhurst University's online programs were ranked #1 in Oregon by Accredited Schools Online in February 2016.

Justin Smith and Emily Ross Present at OMEA

Music faculty Justin Smith and Emily Ross presented at the Oregon Music Educators Conference in January 2016.

Calendar

See All Events

January 11, 2016 – March 20, 2016

Print Arts NW Exhibition

Art exhibition features select works by Print Arts Northwest artists. Founded in 1981, Print Arts Northwest (PAN) advocates the art of printmaking ...

READ MORE

January 12, 2016 – March 05, 2016

Group Painting Exhibition at The Art Gym

The Art Gym will present "and from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive," a group exhibition featuring 10 Pacific Northwest artis...

READ MORE

February 16, 2016

SOS Film & Discussion Series: Deep Green

The Marylhurst Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS) is starting a new series of lunchtime brown-bag films and discussions about sustainabi...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

© Marylhurst University