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“Come Rain or Come Shine,” Susie King Taylor Community School receives artwork donation from Judge Realty

Lori Judge at Judge Realty Judge Realty Founder and CEO Lori Judge recently donated artwork entitled “Come Rain or Come Shine” to The Susie King Taylor Community School.Lori Judge at Judge Realty

The artwork was created by Ben Tollefson and Elmer Ramos. It consists of brightly colored, over-sized raindrops, two clouds and rainbow created out of thick blocks of foam. It was initially hung as a temporary art installation on the facade of Judge Realty’s office at 347 Abercorn Street in downtown Savannah. When the work came down, Judge was looking for a permanent home for the works and approached the new Susie King Taylor Community School (SKTCS). Commenting on the donation Lori Judge states, “Judge Realty could not be happier that their temporary public art installation Come Rain or Come Shine’ has found a permanent home at the Susie King Taylor Community School. Artists Ben Tollefson and Elmer Ramos’s smile producing rainbow can now be an inspiration to the creative, artistic spirit of all SKTCS students. Judge Realty wishes them all sunny days and clear sailing through their academic careers and beyond.”Artwork donated by Judge Realty

When artist Elmer Ramos was asked about his thoughts regarding the donation, he commented, “Having the support of Judge Realty on this unique opportunity will always be an unforgettable and rewarding experience. But I find it even more rewarding to know that the installation will have a new life, being experienced again by children on the daily.”

SKTCS is in its second year of operation and is located at 1709 Bull Street. SKTCS has 216 students from kindergarten through fifth grade in the building this year. The school will grow to eighth grade by 2021, with the hopes of adding a high school.

Artwork donated by Judge RealtyRooted in the concept of learning through experience, SKTCS offers a progressive curriculum built around placed-based education, personalized learning, and character development, taught using a peaceful schools model. Students in the building have commented on how beautiful the rainbow, clouds, and raindrops are and how much they enjoy looking at them when they arrive each morning. The SKTCS art teacher, Paige Byrne, shares, “Having the artwork in the building lifts your spirits as you move through the hallway. It helps us to look up and lifts us to new heights!”

Judge Realty Art Collection Adds Plastic Sunset, McQueen’s Island, 2016

Plastic Sunset at Judge RealtyJudge Realty Founder and CEO Lori Judge recently added a new piece to her thoughtfully
curated art collection. The piece titled Plastic Sunset; McQueen’s Island by artist Harry Delorme
was part of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum’s “Making Waves “exhibition. Making Waves
is a Collective Perspective on the Pollution of our Waterways. The exhibition featured twelve
local artists making statements about the critical issue of water pollution.

Artist Harry Delorme composed an informative biography and a description of his Plastic Sunset
composition:

“For more than 30 years, I have used found materials in my paintings and installations, many of
which deal with environmental concerns such as development, habitat loss, global warming, and
plastic pollution. My recent works, since 2012, include functional items made from found plastic
objects, photographs, map and photo-based relief paintings and assemblages made with plastic
items retrieved from the banks of the Savannah River near the McQueen’s Island Trail. “Plastic
beaches” – sites where postconsumer plastic washes up on riverbanks and shorelines – are an
increasing and disturbing phenomenon. Works in my current series include representations of
the historic trail, painted from satellite maps or from landscape photographs I take on site.
These paintings are color matched and covered with found plastic objects washed up on the
shores of the Savannah River near the trail. These items – which are dumped into waterways,
washed away during storms, lost or tossed overboard from watercraft – include a wide cross-section
of consumer plastic items. In the world’s oceans, huge swaths of floating plastic bottle
caps, cigarette lighters, toothbrushes, and smaller plastic particles lurk just under the waves
great garbage gyres. These items are sometimes consumed by and kill birds, fish, and other sea
life. Even more insidious are microplastic particles and fibers found throughout our local
waterways and in local marine life. If we are serious about the health of our oceans and coastal
environments, we must educate people about the consequences of the St. Patrick’s Day plastic
mug tossed into the Savannah River, the cigarette lighter casually dropped from the side of a
fishing boat or pleasure craft, and the countless other plastic items that are released into our
waterways on a daily basis as well as the choices we make each day as consumers.”

The Judge Art Collection focuses on the issues of energy, the economy, and the environment.
Plastic Sunset fits perfectly with the Collection’s themes.

To view the entire Judge Art Collection please visit https://www.judgecollection.com/
Several pieces of the Collection may also be viewed by visiting the Judge Realty Historic District
office at 347 Abercorn Street.

For more information about the Ships of the Sea Making Waves Initiative please visit
http://www.shipsofthesea.org/makingwaves

PIECE FOR MAKING WAVES
Plastic Sunset, McQuee’s Island, 2016
Found plastic from Savannah River over acrylic on panel
19 1/2″ x 25 1/2″

Judge Realty Welcomes Big Bon Bodega To The Neighborhood

Big Bon Bodega and Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

The Big Bon family is expanding with Big Bon Bodega, a wood-fired bagel shop, and market. Big Bon’s version of a bodega incorporates a wood-fired oven and Korean family recipes. The menu will include bagels, shmears, and fresh on-the-go items, conveniently located on the corner of Bull and 37th Street.Big Bon Bodega and Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaBig Bon Bodega and Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaPhoto by Mike SchalkBig Bon Bodega and Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Big Bon Bodega will open this Winter at 2011 Bull Street, in the heart of Savannah’s historic Starland District. Bodega’s location came out of thoughtful guidance from Lori Judge and the Judge Realty team. In a statement from Judge Realty about the newly restored space, “This investor waited patiently for just the right commercial tenant, which also contributed to a positive outcome for the surrounding neighborhood. Both the renovation and the commercial enterprise compliment the other renovation projects and new businesses in this corridor.”Big Bon Bodega and Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaPhoto by Mike Schalk

The intention of Big Bon Bodega is to be a “home away from home” for the Big Bon family and the Savannah community.

Stay tuned for the soft launch date on Instagram at @bigbonbodega and bigbonbodega.com

102 John Wesley Way

Exterior at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaPorch at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaKitchen at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaDining room at Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia Sitting room at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaBedroom at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaBedroom at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaBathroom at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaFire pit at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaWaterfront at Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaPhotography by Cedric Smith

102 John Wesley Way, Savannah, GA, 31404
5 Bedrooms & 4 Full Bathrooms & 2 Half Baths
4,000 Square Feet
$1,550,000
Broker: Lori Judge

19 Oaks, the original landmark home at Emerald Pointe is now being offered for sale. Surrounded by century old oaks and situated on a double lot, this unique home is on a private peninsula. It offers a deep tidal fed lake with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. This spectacular home is 4,000 square feet with 1600 square feet of porches. Completely renovated with interiors and landscape by the Paris Market Design Group. This 5 Bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 2 half baths home includes wide antique heart pine flooring, Waterworks steam shower, Thermador stove, Wolf oven and microwave, Miele coffee maker, Subzero glass door fridge. Exterior features include salvaged antique brick hardscaping. Extensive outdoor LED lighting and multi-zone irrigation systems and handcrafted copper standing seam roof.

To learn more about this property, or to schedule, a viewing, contact Lori Judge today at 912.236.1000 or stop by 347 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA.

Come Rain or Come Shine

Judge Realty in Savannah GaJudge Realty presents “Come Rain or Come Shine,” a public art installation by Savannah, GA-based artist Ben Tollefson and Indiana-based artist Elmer Ramos. The piece is the fourth iteration of Judge Realty’s sponsorship of public art projects and was conceived through the collaborative joining of two distinct art practices. The artwork is a whimsical interpretation of local weather patterns such as short bursts of afternoon rain, common in the summer months in Savannah. “Come Rain or Come Shine” borrows its name from the title of a song by Savannah native Johnny Mercer.

Judge Realty in Savannah GACome Rain or Come Shine” is comprised of numerous low -relief sculptures of elements of weather; clouds and raindrops figure prominently, while a massive rainbow hovers at the top of the composition. The artists combined elements of each of their respective artistic practices in the conception of the project. Ramos, a trained printmaker, employs techniques of the printmaking craft to new and surprising ends. He is known for his blends of vibrant color, which he isolated through the cutting and collaging of bold, abstracted shapes. This use of color and shape informs the simple, but radiant elements in the project. Tollefson, an oil painter, creates images of imagined environments. These environments frequently include clouds and rainbows as sculptures that exist only in the paintings. Like Ramos, Tollefson embraces a saturated color palette. The sculptures are mounted on the thin rods off the facade of the Judge Realty building, creating depth and dramatic shadows in the sunny spring weather, and providing a joyous backdrop for visitors. The project is a bold, vibrant, and playful setting, a bright contrast to the subdued color and dappled sunlight that characterizes downtown historic Savannah.

Members of the public are invited to a free block party to celebrate the opening of the installation on Friday, April 6 from 4 – 7 pm, which includes games, drinks, and refreshment.

Paprika Southern Magazine Thinks “Art Is the Spice of Life”

Paprika Southern and Lori JudgePhotography by Siobhan Egan

Judge Realty’s CEO and Founder Lori Judge is an avid art collector and supporter of the Savannah art community. Art and style magazine Paprika Southern sat down with Lori to get her tips on starting and maintaining a personal collection.

Lori’s top tips include; educate yourself by exploring art galleries and attending art shows, set a budget, and do not be afraid to negotiate on purchase prices.

Also featured in this article are gallery owners Leslie Lovell of Roots Up Gallery and Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary Gallery. Both owners agree that collecting art adds value and enjoyment to life and all three of these collectors say their number one tip is to “buy only what you love.”

Pick up the latest Paprika Southern issue to read the entire article. Interested readers can also find this stylish publication at paprikasouthern.com

Visitors are always welcome to view a portion of Lori’s collection at the Judge Realty office located at 247 Abercorn Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm and weekends 11 am to 4 pm.

SCAD deFINE ART 2018

Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Judge Realty agents tee’d up this week for the SCAD Museum of Art public performance by artist Pia Camil. This installation, specially commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art, is the latest and the largest iteration of Camil’s ongoing interest in t-shirts as repositories of cultural information. The artwork is one colossal fabric mass comprised of more than 1,000 repurposed t-shirts stitched together yet maintaining each tee’s neck opening.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia.

The Judge team joined Camil in Forsyth Park as she leads a public, participatory performance to kick off SCAD deFINE ART 2018. Onlookers and volunteers collectively wore the garment generating a moment of togetherness.  Accompanied by the SCAD drumline, the walk provided a unique opportunity to be a part of an artistic performance celebrating diversity.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

This performance is part of SCAD deFINE ART 2018, held Feb. 20-23 at university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. This is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlight emerging and established artists.

Judge Realty and its founder Lori Judge have a history of support for local art projects and artists. An avid collector, Lori Judge established the Judge Realty Art Collection and has made it available for public viewing. Interested art lovers are welcome to enjoy the works of Katherine Sandoz, Will Penny, Marcus Kenney, Tobia Makeover and several other artists at the realty office located at 347 Abercorn Street. Regular office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and weekends 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease

Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge RealtyJudge Realty Property Management Division is pleased to announce that leasing has begun at 2411 Habersham Apartments. This vintage 1920’s eight-unit complex, once known as the Williams Apartments and later the Tomo-Chi-Chi Apartments, has been given a complete face lift. Broker Lori Judge matched investors with this property and the results are noteworthy. The new owners have transformed this vintage building into a renter’s dream, resulting in a significant contribution to the ongoing revitalization of this trendy Starland District neighborhood.

Lori Judge states, “Last year, Judge Realty formed our New Development Division to provide consulting, navigating, and assistance to real estate investors and developers. Our services range from property acquisition to rental management. We are pleased to have assisted in this sale and to now provide the management and leasing. Who could have guessed this neglected building could be transformed into the gem it is now? Not only does this renovation provide exceptional housing, it also generates several external community benefits. A rehabilitation of an existing property is a catalyst; helping to attract other investors and improving neighborhood conditions. It indicates an economic viability helping to spur other residential and commercial activity, increasing population, and improving neighborhood safety.”Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge Realty

Each of the two bedroom, one bath, 1200 sf apartments features a bonus sun room, in-unit washer/dryer, all new kitchen appliances, storage area, and access to a gated off-street parking lot. In addition, the units are equipped with smart technology, allowing residents to access security cameras via a mobile app. The location, across from the popular Green Truck Pub and Al-Salaam Deli offers easy access to Starland District amenities.Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge RealtyStunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge Realty

Director of Property Management Nicole Floyd and Associate Broker/Leasing Agent Bruce Jacobs expect the apartments to rent quickly. Interested renters should contact our main office 912-236-1000 or visit us online judgerealty.com

This building renovation and its impact on the neighborhood attracted the attention of the Savannah Morning News. Reporter Katie Nussbaum researched the building’s history and produced an article which appeared February 11th as a BiS Section Sunday edition feature story. Nussbaum’s article can be viewed HERE

Community Spotlight: Out of the Judge Realty Office and into the Emmaus House Kitchen

Judge Realty team at Emmaus in Savannah, Georgia

Judge Realty agents spent a busy morning last Friday volunteering at the Emmaus House; the team provided meal prep and service to Savannah’s homeless and in need population. An outreach program of United Ministries of Savannah, the Emmaus house located at 18 Abercorn St. mission is, “focused on confronting food insecurity in downtown Savannah.” Founded in 1982 by several area congregations, last year this program served an astounding 4,000 hot meals each month and also provided laundry and shower facilities to Savannah’s neediest residents.Judge Realty at Emmau in Savannah Ga

The volunteer morning began at 7:30 am as agents donned aprons and began a non-stop culinary dance choreographed by Emmaus House Executive Chef Freda Payne. Chef Payne has been associated with the Emmaus House for nearly 20 years. She is a skilled coordinator who seamlessly led the agents from slicing and dicing to after-meal cleanup and showed the team what it takes to feed 200 plus patrons every day.Lori Judge at Emmaus with Judge Realty

Many thanks to Executive Director Ariana Berksteiner for allowing Judge Realty the privilege of experiencing this 20-year-old program and educating the team on community volunteering.

Anyone interested in the work of this ministry, sign up for their newsletter or to volunteer, please visit the Emmaus House website HERE