Judith Orseck Katz - Author / Artist
The artist and author, Judith Orseck Katz, after being a summer resident for many years, now lives in Westport, Connecticut full time. She is a graduate of Music and Art High School and the Syracuse University School of Fine Arts. A graphic designer, potter and painter, Ms. Katz teaches at The Westport Arts Center and previously taught at Silvermine Arts Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Parsons School of Design. She is a member of the Silvermine guild of artists.
Judith’s design career launched at retail, where she developed the visual personality of specialty stores in New York. In addition, she created prize-winning advertising, including the original logo and shopping bags for Century 21. Her paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries throughout New York and Connecticut.
She has two other books: A Painter’s Guide to the Catskills of Rip Van Winkle and A Painter’s Guide to Fort Lauderdale. She and her husband reside in Westport, CT.
Robin Tauck - Sponsor
Robin Tauck is the leading sponsor of The Beautiful Pond. She is a travel business leader and philanthropist. She is an industry advocate and spokesperson for economic development through sustainable tourism. She works to protect environmental and cultural heritage and to advocate for the waters and history of her home in Westport, Connecticut.
Robin is a co-owner and the former CEO of Tauck, Inc., a CT-based global family owned travel company. She was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Travel five years in a row and was just inducted into the 2015 Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Tauck’s work with the U.S. National Park Service was recognized by President George W. Bush and received the Preserve America Presidential Award. Robin is a long-standing board member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is an elected U.S. Commissioner to UNESCO. She is a member of the executive committee of Tourism Cares, the largest non-profit in the U.S. travel industry and chairs the Global Impact Portfolio. In addition, she has a multi-generation foundation, TRIP FOUNDATION, whose mission is “Culture Matters”.
Robin is a graduate of Stanford University’s Business Executive Program and the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability Program. She holds a BA in Business from the University of Vermont where she was honored with their 2000 Legacy of Leadership Award. Robin is a resident of Compo Cove, Westport and New York City.
"Come watch it, walk and reflect along our sanctuary, and take the beauty and the magic back to your life. It's a gift."
-Judith Orseck Katz, Author and Artist