Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

During the 30 years she has been exhibiting on the West Coast, Fay Jones has become one of the region’s most esteemed artists. Working exclusively on paper with acrylics, watercolor and sumi ink, Jones often incorporates collaged materials in her paintings to achieve an unusually rich and singular surface. Her trademark style and otherworldly cast of recurring characters have become an integral part of our aesthetic landscape. Among the awards Fay Jones has received are two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a residency at La Napoule Art Foundation.

Jones’ work has been featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions, and is included in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Boise Museum of Art among others. In 1997, the Boise Museum of Art held a 20-year retrospective on Jones’ work (with an accompanying exhibition catalogue), and, in 2000, a catalogue of her work Fay Jones was distributed by University of Washington Press.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.