Fay Jones is one of the Northwest's most recognizable artists. Her imaginative paintings can be seen around the city in public and private collections and in numerous public spaces (e.g., the portable collection). Her work has also been featured on posters for city-wide events, such as Bumbershoot and Earshot Jazz.

Born in 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, Jones attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA in 1957. There, she met her husband, painter Robert Jones; the two moved to Seattle when he received a teaching position at the University of Washington in 1960.

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. In 1997, the Boise Museum of Art held a 20-year retrospective on Jones' work.

Jones' 1995 monoprint Gray Rabbit can be seen on the 3rd floor of the Allen Center. As well, her colorful 2004 Bumbershoot poster welcomes students in the CSE advising suite.



Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle

Laura Russo Gallery, Portland

Fay Jones articles and images from the Microsoft Art Pages


Fay Jones: A 20 Year Retrospective, by Regina Hackett, Sondra Shulman, Sandy Harthorn. University of Washington Press, January 1997.

Fay Jones, by Sheila Farr. University of Washington Press, 2000.

Art in the Allen Center