About Janice

Janice Corkin Rudolf

“There’s a sculptor living across the street from us” explained my Dad when we moved to our Brookline home. I was only in 3rd grade at the time but the thought of an artist right across the street was very exciting to me. Peter Abate “Maestro” was the sculptor. I was so lucky to befriend & have him as my mentor. It was at that young age that I wanted to be an artist too. I spent many hours in Peter’s studio. He taught adults both at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA & also in his Brookline studio/home. Luckily we became pals right from the start so he didn’t mind all the poking around I was doing in his studio. He taught me many things about sculpture, form, composition, volume and using your own eye to judge. My career launched from his influence & when I work I hear his words in my mind.

To me, art is a language with its own vocabulary that can be learned by all. It is a means of expression, portraying intimate feelings and moods with passion and strength. Sculpture is what I mostly choose as my medium, modeling in clay and then moving to wax then bronze with the ancient process called “lost wax”.

I firmly believe that in creating art we increase our awareness in all aspects of everyday life. Although one often takes for granted forms, shapes and colors, most people don’t stop to think about it, but those who do will use their sensing as well as artistic skills, and become more aware, sensitive and considerate members of our society.
















Janice Corkin Rudolf

Sculptor & Director


Award Winning Sculptor, winner of “Sculptor of the Year” award.
Founder and Director of Sudbury Art Studios
Portrait, Figurative and Animal Commissions, Opera character series
Lincoln Sudbury Adult Education Art Instructor – Sculpture Painting and Drawing
Board Certified Art Teacher by Massachusetts Department of Education
OASIS: Open Art Studio in Sudbury, Founder of local professional artists group
Goodnow Public Library – Board of Directors and Chairman for 15 years
Cambridge Art Association – Board of Directors – Outside Exhibits
Freelance Newspaper Journalist and Photographer


Public Commissions

  • Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA
  • Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Goodnow Library and Loring Elementary School, Sudbury, MA
  • Yawkey Family Home for cancer patient families


Professional Artist Memberships

  • Copley Society of Boston
  • New England Sculptors Association
  • Cambridge & Sudbury Art Associations
  • National League of American Pen Women


Community Contributions

  • Sudbury Community Arts Center scholarship committee
  • Goodnow Library
  • Cultural arts series & summer film festival
  • Sudbury Historical Commission cup plate designer & docent
  • Art Curator and Judge


Antioch University, M.Ed., Education Certificate
Boston University College of Fine Arts, B.F.A., Sculpture
Colorado Women’s College, B.A., Art
Volkshochschule Germany
École Arcadie Bar Harbor Maine


Selected Exhibits and Collections

  • De ASP Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
  • Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI
  • Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Library Arts Center, Newport, NH
  • Arts and Science Center, Nashua, NH
  • Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
  • Gallerina Rosanna, Boston, MA
  • Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA
  • North Shore Art Association, Glouster, MA
  • BBA Theatre, Reckinghausen, Germany
  • Houston Fine Arts Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Lasell College, Newton, MA
  • Southboro Arts Center, Southboro, MA
  • Firehouse Arts Center, Newburyport, MA
  • Hosmer Historical Museum, Sudbury, MA
  • Manchester Airport Atrium, Manchester, NH
  • Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Entwistle Company, Hudson, MA
  • Grand Bay Club, Key Biscayne, FL
  • Private Collections in Paris and Tokyo

Born in Boston, MA in 1949, Janice is a mother of four children and a grandmother to four grandchildren. She is married to professional violinist and music teacher, John Emery. She loves being a racing swimmer in triathlon sprints. In her free time she loves gardening and gourmet cooking. She’s an amateur jazz pianist and an animal rights activist.

Presently Janice is teaching both private and group art lessons at Sudbury Art Studios. Janice has traveled throughout Europe and Asia. She speaks German & French, enjoys gourmet cooking, photography, and playing jazz piano. She is also a Certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and teaches swimming at The Atkinson Pool, Sudbury, MA.