Jude Amsel is a photographer, ceramicist, glass sculptor, and multi-media artist who works with the female form and addresses the issues of female frailty and power. Her art depicts the essence of the human spirit and is represented nationwide in collections, galleries, museums, and public spaces. In 2003, Amsel was presented with the Artist of Distinction award. This award is bestowed to the individual artist or art activist whose work in the field of the arts has been outstanding and deserving of recognition. Past recipients have included Francis Ford Coppola, James Rosenquist, Al Gray, and Larry Rivers.