Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
Live Auction

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Live Gala Auction

Thu, Jun 6, 2024 06:30PM EDT
Lot 6

Jo Hay, Commissioned Portrait

Estimate: $2,500 - $8,250

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You're bidding on something truly special: a commissioned portrait by Jo Hay. Hay is the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s inaugural 2022 Artist of the Year.


Hay is a contemporary British American portrait painter celebrated for her skill and visionary talent that includes recognition and honors from the New York Academy of Art and the National Gallery of London.


Through her art, Hay tackles difficult topics, stimulates dialogue, and allows us to better understand our world by highlighting changemakers in society. Her work really encapsulates watershed moments happening right now.”


Hay has earned an MFA from The New York Academy. Her work is known for vibrant brushstrokes and arresting portraits that breathe new life into traditional portraiture.


What truly sets Hay apart is her brilliant use of color - it's both exacting and free-flowing that resonates in a powerful and stirring way.


Hay’s series, “The Persisters,” spotlights trailblazing societal changemakers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Billie Jean King, and Greta Thunberg, celebrating female empowerment.


In her recent "Rock Stars" series, Hay immortalizes music icons, including Freddie Mercury, Sir Elton John, and Prince, all exuding sheer star power and legend.


This commissioned portrait offers you the opportunity to own a very special piece of artwork that speaks to both the eye and the spirit. Now is your time to own an iconic Jo Hay portrait that commemorates and celebrates a life well lived.


Details: Commission will be of one adult and will commence after October 15, 2024, after consulting and meeting with the artist. You’ll receive your portrait approximately 8 weeks once the commission begins. Oil on canvas. Dimensions: 16 x 20”.

Watch Jo here!




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The AFCC offers complimentary delivery to buyers on Cape Cod.* If delivery is required off Cape, the artwork can be shipped at the buyer's expense.

*We'll make every effort to accommodate delivery on the South Shore and the Greater Boston area, as well.