Artist Julie "juicebox" Woodard splits her time between mountain trails and the streets of Philadelphia.
Using salvaged textiles, Julie creates wearable pieces and impressionistic landscapes that convey her passion for nature, memory, and creative reuse. What began as a way to honor her late mom and repurpose family heirlooms, her collections now also feature vintage goods, damaged textiles donated by community members, cutting room remnants, and street debris.
Julie’s artistic practice is rooted in the tension between holding on and letting go, of memorialization and detachment. A self-proclaimed 'doula of discarded things,' she transforms both trash and sentimental scraps into landscapes of texture and light.
Her process incorporates elements of collage, applique, embroidery, quilting, painting, and soft sculpture. The "juice" is the joy Julie seeks to create and the "box" is her platform for storytelling and advocacy. Every piece has a story. Every textile is repurposed with purpose.
Through commissions, clients are invited to provide their own heirloom textiles to be workshopped into a custom piece. Collaborations, public projects, requests for workshops, and textile donations are welcome.
Julie is also a writer and musician. In addition to stories, many of her visual works have a song.
Recent Installations & Exhibitions
2023 Environment, University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
2023 Walking The Edge, Schuykill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
2023 reCreate Gallery Featured Artist, The Resource Exchange, Philadelphia, PA
2022-2023 Featured Artist, FABSCRAP, Philadelphia, PA
2022 Featured Artist, Rays Reusables, Philadelphia, PA
2022 Artisan Accelerator Show, Next Fab, Philadelphia, PA
2022 Featured Artist, Cultivaire Plant Store, Philadelphia, PA
2021-2022 Installation, Good Buy Supply, Philadelphia, PA
2021 Small Works Show, Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, Ardmore, PA