The BESS Of Fox Galley, started when two friends, both having their own galleries decided to merge into one. Georgia Fox Hatfield of Fox Gallery in Lake Station, Indiana and Jesse Johnson of BESS Art Exposure Gallery in Merrillville, Indiana made their merger official June 2020.
Fox and Johnson are artists who work with a wide range of mediums. They have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, separate as well as together. Both artists have also worked for a variety of artists and galleries and have curated numerous exhibits.
During this difficult time of the Covid-19 virus, and given their friendship, they both sat down and decided to merge their two galleries. Together, they wanted to give artists a platform to use their voice visually and any other way their creativity allows them. If you are looking for unique works of art created by passionate artists then you have come to the right place. Come and discover diverse original artworks at The BESS Of Fox Gallery.
Our collection of paintings and other pieces will definitely capture your imagination, whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or for your personal collection. You can also email us to find out more information.
We are a community of talented individuals united by love and creating, collaborating to form a more perfect union with artist of every diversity. Businesses are often made from dreams, and dreams can become reality with the right support system, in a given community.
BESS Art Exposure seeks to promote and support artists on a global level! How? We aim to be a space for visual artists to be (drum roll)...exposed! The main goal is to:
- Advertise a diverse group of artists and their work to the local community.
- Artist has the freedom to capitalize on the opportunity individually.
- We host Sip & Paint for up to three hours.
Born and raised in Chicago, Jesse Johnson is an artist living and working in Gary, IN. Jesse has received his BA in Communications from Indiana University Northwest and is currently pursuing his MA in Visual Arts at Valparaiso University. His experience with violence in different neighborhoods of Chicago has been a big source of inspiration for his works. From a young age Jesse has been drawing, painting, doing photography and producing music.
Georgia Fox graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, with a BA in Fine Arts and also has an MA in Human Resource Management. She ran Fox Gallery in Lake Station for 5 years, where she was dedicated to accessibility for both artists and buyers and insisted on meeting in person with new artists and critiquing their work.