Judith (Judy) Rohwer is a graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, with bachelor degrees in art and elementary education. She taught fifth grade in Iowa, Utah, and at Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska. She and her husband, Marvin, a former mechanical design engineer, have been retired since 1994. They live on their farm in Washington County, Nebraska, and enjoy producing art.
Judy’s photography skills were utilized in a project for the Washington County Historical Association. She, along with curator, Susan Juza, researched and created a display of Barns of Nebraska’s Ethnic Communities that toured the state with the Smithsonian Barn Again exhibit. Marv’s scale model of his grandparents’ barn was included in the display.
Marv and Judy also researched and completed a life size diorama for the museum that depicts the plant and animal life in the area at the time of Lewis and Clark. It enabled the museum to be declared an official stop on the Lewis and Clark Trail in 2004.
Judy’s design for a county flag was adopted by Washington County. Her paintings have won numerous awards, and are in homes throughout the United States.