Gallery 209

Earth View Artworks for Gallery 209 April Show

Earth View No. 6 | encaustic mixed media

The April show is installed in Gallery 209 and we’re ready for you to come in to explore all the new artworks! With April being Earth Month, my artwork focuses on Earth Views, as I imagine it might look if I were standing on the moon. Like the six Earth Views in this series, I imagine we all go through various life phases. Sometime we need to be in shadow space, while other time we need to be in the full light. In between, we spend most of the time in various stages of revelation or concealment.

My artwork in the gallery also includes a series of 5 mini-encaustic paintings of black Kintsugi vases, with gold in the seams of the repaired glass. In exploring the idea of life’s ups and downs, I learned that Kintsugi is a process of mending broken vases with a material including a precious material, such as gold. The carefully repaired pieces are re-created and what had been broken is transformed into something of beauty, rather than being unseemly.

The art exhibit opening reception is Saturday, April 2nd, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Stop by to see all of the beautiful art on display in the gallery from our 19 local artists, as well as meet and see the work of the many other diverse artists throughout the Artists & Makers Complex!* This show ends Tuesday, May 2nd.

Earth View No. 4 | encaustic mixed media

We’re located within the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex, located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

  • Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday through Saturday, or by appointment.
  • Contact me via Gallery 209 if you’d like me to meet you to show you my art.
  • Gallery 209 artists will take turns in the Gallery every Saturday from 11AM – 3PM.
  • Opening receptions are usually the first Saturday of the month, or if it’s a holiday, the reception will shift to the 2nd Saturday. Receptions also offer an opportunity to visit the many other artists in the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex and see their work, too!.

* Everyone attending must follow posted COVID-19 prevention protocols.

The complete installed Gallery 209 April show can also be viewed online. Additional unframed bin artwork and beautiful art cards are also available in the gallery.

I hope to see you there soon!

Colorful Encaustic Geodes Art for Gallery 209 February Show

janet fox geode treasures along the way
Geode Treasures Along the Way | encaustic mixed media

The February show is installed in Gallery 209 and we’re ready for you to come in to explore all the new artworks! The theme for my artwork is about journeys… and that we can choose to go fast or slow as we travel. Along yellow-orange paths in the larger artworks, one side is a blur of color that contrasts with the other side full of colorful detailed encaustic geode slices.

Seven encaustic paintings are also inspired by my travels to Switzerland. While there, I was drawn into the Grossmünster cathedral in Zürich, where to my delight and surprise, I discovered the most beautiful stained glass windows. One of them, the Achatfenster (translated to “Agate Window”) by Sigmar Polke, captured my imagination. It appears as slices of agate melded together, very earthy yet opaque. I haven’t seen anything like it! If travels to Zurich are in your future, stopping to see these windows is well worth it!

The art exhibit opening reception is Saturday, February 5th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Stop by to see all of the beautiful art on display in the gallery from our 19 local artists, as well as meet and see the work of the many other diverse artists throughout the Artists & Makers Complex!* This show ends Tuesday, February 23rd.

janet fox geodes along the way 2 encaustic mixed media
Geodes Along the Way 2 | encaustic mixed media

We’re located within the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex, located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

  • Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday through Saturday, or by appointment.
  • Contact me via Gallery 209 if you’d like me to meet you to show you my art.
  • Gallery 209 artists will take turns in the Gallery every Saturday from 11AM – 3PM.
  • Opening receptions are usually the first Saturday of the month, or if it’s a holiday, the reception will shift to the 2nd Saturday. Receptions also offer an opportunity to visit the many other artists in the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex and see their work, too!.

* Everyone attending must follow posted COVID-19 prevention protocols.

The complete installed Gallery 209 February show can also be viewed online. Additional unframed bin artwork and beautiful art cards are also available in the gallery.

I hope to see you there soon!

Geometric Encaustic Art in Gallery 209 January Show

Image of an encaustic painting by Janet Fox titled "Rock Collection 2"
Rock Collection 2 | encaustic mixed media

The January show is now installed in Gallery 209 and ready for you to come in to see it! My work includes seven bright geometric encaustic artworks in various sizes, inspired by colorful stones and rocks I’ve collected.

The opening reception is Saturday, January 8th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Stop by to see all of the beautiful art on display in the gallery from our 19 local artists, as well as meet and see the work of the many other diverse artists throughout the Artists & Makers Complex!*

rock collection 1 encaustic mixed media janet fox
Rock Collection 1 | encaustic mixed media (sold)

We’re located within the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex, located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

  • Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday through Saturday, or by appointment.
  • Contact me via Gallery 209 if you’d like me to meet you to show you my art.
  • Gallery 209 artists will take turns in the Gallery every Saturday from 11AM – 3PM.
  • Opening receptions are usually the first Saturday of the month, or if it’s a holiday, the reception will shift to the 2nd Saturday. Receptions also offer an opportunity to visit the many other artists in the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex and see their work, too!.

* Everyone attending must follow posted COVID-19 prevention protocols.

The complete installed Gallery 209 January show can also be viewed online. Additional unframed bin artwork and beautiful art cards are also available in the gallery.

I hope to see you there soon!

Gallery 209 Reopens in Artists & Makers Art Center Complex

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Collage from art images of Gallery 209 artists, by Vicky Surles

I’m thrilled to announce that Gallery 209, of which I’m one of 19 artists, reopens December 4th!

We’ve moved into a “just right” space within the Artists & Makers Art Center Complex, located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

Hours are 10AM – 4 PM, Monday through Saturday and by appointment, with monthly show receptions for the Gallery and the entire Artists & Makers Art Center Complex held the first Saturday of each month from 11AM – 3 PM. Everyone in the building is expected to follow posted COVID-19 prevention protocols.

The Gallery 209 December show can also be viewed online, along with purchasing options.

I am grateful to Cathy Hirsh and all of the Gallery 209 Artists for making this new location possible! I hope to see you there soon!

Gallery 209 Expands to 22 Artists

Gallery 209 Expands – Now With 22 Artists

I’m thrilled to be part of Gallery 209! Beautiful art from talented artists working together to make it happen. Check out this video for an introduction and sampling of our art.

We’re now located upstairs in the large, third floor gallery at the award-winning Artists & Makers 2 complex, at 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852.

Our current exhibit runs from January 31 – February 27, 2018. If you’d like to make an appointment to see my art, send me a message via my contact form.

Janet Fox Featured Artist Reception November 3rd at Gallery 209

Janet Fox Featured Artist Reception

You’re invited to Janet Fox’s Featured Artist Reception in Gallery 209 on November 3rd; the show continues through November 28th. There’s more… on November 4th and 5th, come on by for the Open Studios Art Weekend, at Artists & Makers Studios 2 in Rockville.

December, 2017 Note – A bit THANKS to everyone who stopped by for my November show and allowed me to share my art and stories with you. I enjoyed hearing your stories, too! 🙂