jfoxstudio - Painting and Drawing
Bennington 100 for $100
Happy to be participating in the Better Bennington Corporation's annual "100 for $100" event. I'll have five small works available for $100, and some other good stuff. Jazz, cocktails, and "first dibs" are happening from 4-6pm on Sat, March 24, and free admission, cash bar, and checking out all the great art is from 6-8. 210 South St., Bennington, VT.

More info here: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/entertainment/ci_20227161/one-hundred-100-sale-saturday
Copying class at the Clark, March and April 2012
I'm pleased to announce that I'm going to be teaching a drawing workshop on copying in the galleries at the Clark. If you've ever wanted to dive into this timeless practice, but felt like you just needed a little help..this is the time! I understand that the class is filling up (it's limited to 10 people), so do register if you're interested.

The four-session class is $80.00 ($65.00 members), and meets Tuesdays starting March 20 from 10am-noon. Register online on the Clark website, or by calling 413 458 0524.

Here's the Clark's description of what this is all about: http://clarkart.edu/visit/event-detail.cfm?ID=16671&CID=14
"Masterpiece" Mural at the Clark
Thor Wickstrom and I are designing a mural that will run the length of the famous "Renoir Room" at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The mural is a composite of many of the Clark masterpieces that are on a worldwide tour, including works by Renoir, Manet, Pisarro, Cassat, Gerome, and Degas. The mural will be colored in by participants at "Clark in the Dark" on 10.28.11. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227847317279868
30/30 Show at the Art Students League
I'm honored that my painting, "What Smell?" has been selected for the "30/30" exhibition at the Art Students League, 10/1-28, opening on 10/4 from 6-8pm. The show features 30 alumni league alumni of the last 30 years. It's exciting to be included, as I have fond memories of these strong, highly competitive shows from when I was a student.

I'm truly honored to be doing a couple of one-day drawing workshops at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. First up is a part of the "farewell to Munoz" day at the Clark, Sunday, October 17th, starting at noon. If you meant to attend my summer drawing workshops, this is your last chance! Or, if you did attend, but want another shot...here you go! Contact The Clark for details.

Also, I'm joining up with Thor Wickstrom to run "Durer Drawing Day" at the Clark! This one's going to be a challenge, but in a good way! We'll be doing little talks on the hour, starting at 11:30 and ending at 3:30.

I'm under the impression that both events are free, and this is the time of year when admission to the Clark is free, too, so you've got to come by!

"THE MODEL IS POSING": @ art gallery studio21south 10-9 THROUGH 11-21
The tradition of working from the figure is alive and well! Check it out: The Model is Posing
If you've been looking around my website and like the images, but are looking for an affordable alternative, I have giclee prints available--just ask! Currently, I have the following still lives: Cha-Cha (the onions), Conference (the garlics), and Turvy-Topsy (the pointy squash). I also have two Tanglewood prints available, "Ode to Joy" (Michael Tilson Thomas conduction the 2009 season finale), and "After the concert" (a view of the rear benches and the shed).

I can also make any piece available as a print through fineartamerica.com.

Please inquire!
I'm thrilled to be teaching at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown this summer! I'll be facilitating a drop-in drawing workshop on the beautiful grounds of the Clark at Stone Hill. We'll be working with powdered graphite and charcoal (as well as their more familiar pencil forms..) to study the landscape, the architecture, and the sculptures on exhibit outside, and combinations of the above! For just $5, the Clark provides the supplies, and I'll be available to help out as much or as little as you want. ALL levels, from beginner on up are encouraged to come by and mess around! If you've never drawn before, great. If you're quite advanced, but would like the opportunity to experiment with drawing with powder, I promise, you'll get a lot out of this!

We even have a rainy day plan, where we'll be copying from prints of works from the Clark's Picasso and Degas show. Tuesdays in July, Saturdays in August. Seriously, for $5 a class, you really can't beat this!

Check out the Clark events calendar, here: http://www.clarkart.museum/visit/all-events.cfm
New Milford Outdoor Art Festival June 19-20
Please stop by and visit, if you're anywhere near Northwest Connecticut! This annual juried art festival is located on New Milford’s historic green. The village of New Milford is nestled between routes 7 and 202, just off the east bank of the beautiful Housatonic River. Considered the gateway to the Litchfield Hills, the village offers many shops and restaurants to enjoy. Location: Main Street. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Cost: Free. Information: www.newmilfordvillagecenter.com or call 860-354-3436
Pittsfield Art Show, July 17-18
6th Annual Pittsfield Art Show, to be held July 17-18, 2010, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the tents at Palace Park on North Street and Renne Avenue in downtown Pittsfield. I'll be sharing a booth with Thor Wickstrom--this was a great event last year, so if you're anywhere in or near the Berkshires, I hope we'll see you there!
studio21south SUMMER SHOWS!
Save the dates: "Common Places", June 25-July 25, opening reception June 26, 3-7pm; "Re/Imaging New York", July 31-September 6, opening reception July 31 3-7. studio21south
Ms. Fox is open to a variety of commission possibilities. Traditional portraiture is one option, but commission subjects may extend to house portraiture, landscape, or even a still life incorporating favorite or personally meaningful objects.

A commissioned piece may be more affordable than you think, and Ms. Fox is eager to collaborate on these with interested clients Please contact to discuss!
studio21south: SNOW SHOW! February 12-March 14, 2010
This show was something else to organize! In the end, 12 artists are participating in this show which, allegedly, "features abstract and representational works which either celebrate or directly defy the season". Lots of beautiful interpretations, especially on the abstract side, and, of course, many snowscapes. In addition to a few figurative pieces, I did a few 'scenes'. Hard to think of them as landscapes...hmm. That's an interesting thought to file away for later. They, and the rest of the information about the show, can be seen at the studio21south website
"Here" at Gallery 51, North Adams, Sept. 24 through Oct 25
Curated by Leslie Ferrin (|http://www.ferringallery.com|Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield), "Here" is a group show exploring North Adams, at this particular point in time. I'm quite pleased that my nocturnes have been selected for inclusion in this exciting show.
announcing the inaugural exhibit of studio21south, October 2009!
Located in the historic Beaver Mill in North Adams, MA, studio21south will feature four local oil painters; Frank Curran (Chatham, NY), Jaye Fox (North Adams, MA), Karen Kane (Williamstown, MA), and Thor Wickstrom (North Adams, MA). Frank's a big guy, and his landscape paintings look like they were done by a big guy. His etchings have what I'd call a great line; they're both beautiful and fun. Karen's work is abstract, full of vibrant color and strong forms. I've loved her stuff since I met her three years ago (geez, how time flies!). And Thor, who I call the lightnin' hopkins of painting, will have all the Berkshire landscapes, Kosciusko bridge paintings, and studio interiors that have been flying off the walls all summer. Samples of our work can be seen at the blog, www.studio21south.blogspot.com. Opening Reception is Friday, 10/9, 6 to 9pm. Hours will be 10-6pm on Columbus Day weekend, 10/10-12 and North Adams Open Studio weekend 10/17-18. Or, by appointment or by chance.
North Adams Artists Co-op
I'm showing some work all summer and fall at the North Adams Artists Co-Op, at the corner of Main St. and Marshall St. / Rt. 8. Don't let the ungainly name fool you, there's a truly spectacular selection of work. Check it out for yourself at http://www.naacogallery.com/ I've just got a few things up, but I can't over-emphasize what a terrific space it is, and how great it is to be a part of this stellar group.
Pittsfield Art Show (July 18-19) and Invitational (opens June 18th)
I'm pleased to announce that I've been accepted to both the Pittsfield Art Show and the PAS Invitational, which will feature selected artists participating in the show. More details to come, but in the meantime, dates are as follows:

1) June 15-July 19th, Invitational Show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, MA.

Opening reception: June 18th, 5-8pm, as a part of Pittsfield 3rd Thursdays.

2) Pittsfield Art Show, July 18th-19th, all day long, rain or shine
2 Actors, 10 Artists opens June 26th!
Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams
June 26 through July 26
Opening: Friday, June 26, 6 to 8 pm

Ten artists will exhibit portraits of two models from the Main Street Stage here in North Adams. This show runs concurrent with a theatrical performance that includes the actor models.

The work in this show will be a fascinating culmination of months of working alongside other artists in group painting sessions, as well as working with actors from Main Street Stage. The process of making the work for this show is unusual for a number of reasons. The painters are sharing group sessions with the models, I have personal connections to several of the artists whom I'm working alongside, and know the actors through my participation in community theater (both onstage and through my set painting work). It should be interesting to see how these multiple levels of community and personal involvement inform the work!
Berkshire Salon, May 22-June 21
The Berkshire Salon provides an overview of the many artists creating in the region. 55 artists are participating in this non-juried show, located at Eclipse Mill, 243 Union Street, in North Adams, gallery open Saturday & Sunday 12-5.

I have one piece in the show, little nighttime vignette of the door across the street from my house in Brooklyn this winter.
North Adams Open Studios! October 18-19th, 2008!
Please visit me at the NAACo Gallery, 107 Main Street in North Adams, between 10-5, both Saturday and Sunday! I have also organized a fun show at Main Street stage, 57 Main Street, featuring a plethora of life drawings done during the "Red Room" cabaret nights at the stage, featuring a mix of professional and non-professional artists. My friend, Thor Wickstrom, has also included myself and several other of his friends in his open studio space at the Beaver Mill. Please stop by!