Pitzer College Alumna's Art Work Part of Permanent Collection at Smithsonian Institute

Claremont, Calif. ( May 23, 2011) — Pitzer College congratulates alumna, artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd '90, whose 2009 "Obamanos Coat" will become part of a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibition documenting the 2008 Obama/Biden Presidential Campaign.

The "Obamanos Coat" was made from campaign door hangers that were cut into two inch strips and machine sewn to panels and hand stitched on a vintage man's winter coat. It took 25 volunteers over 400 hours to complete the garment. The "Obamanos Coat" is part of Judd's Change Couture Collection which was showcased at numerous inaugural balls in Washington DC in 2009.

Judd is the principle of Recycle Runway, a company that strives to change the way the world thinks about the environment through innovative educational programs and couture fashions made from trash. The company partners with businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies, foundations and individuals to actively support environmental conservation.

Nancy Judd majored in art and sociology at Pitzer College.

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