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Fontaine Jacobs Breast Cancer Survivor Portraits at GAL

Featured Artist Fontaine Jacobs Depicts Wide Range of Subjects

Fontaine Jacobs is an award-winning, self-taught artist who has worked in watercolor, pencil, pastel, acrylic, and oil. She will be featured artist from September 27th-October 28th at the Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Downtown Galveston. Gallery hours are 12 noon-6pm Thursdays-Sundays and until 9pm on Saturday, October 13th, during ArtWalk.  

During a special program from 6-9pm on October 20th in the Art League gallery, Fontaine, a seven-year breast cancer survivor, will turn the spotlight on her series of breast cancer survivor portraits that are on exhibit. A portion of the sales of her artwork will be donated to breast cancer research.

The Friendswood artist has had several one-woman shows and has won numerous awards for her commercial and fine art throughout the United States. Her work ranges from portraits and landscapes to still lifes and abstracts. With her art, she strives to merge impressionism with realism to capture images and personalities in a unique way.  

Fontaine’s many awards include Best of Show in the 2012 Spring Art Show in Kemah, Texas. In addition, she has received first-, second-, third-place, and honorable-mention awards from 2012-2018 in competitions held by the National Society of Artists, Galveston Art League, Art League of Baytown, Lone Star Art Guild, and others.

She has been honored with a Signature Membership in the National Society of Artists and serves on the board of the Galveston Art League, volunteering as the nonprofit organization’s web designer ( Fontaine also holds memberships in the Portrait Society of America and the Art League of Houston.

Her artwork is currently featured at the Galveston Art League Gallery, Friendswood Frame and Gallery, and Island Gallery in El Lago, Texas.

Fontaine’s work experience includes serving as head of the Illustration Department at the University of Tennessee Medical School and as art director for DGWB Advertising in Irvine, California.

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Photo credit: “Abstraction” is a watercolor on paper by Fontaine Jacobs who teaches printmaking at the Glassell School of Art, the University of Houston, and Art League Houston.


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