Jo Fry

Jo Fry 

Owner and Artist Fierce Siren Studios 

I am an avid beachcomber and self-proclaimed history geek, an artist who incorporates beach finds into  my work and writes about their history. I was always drawing as a child, and even won a competition in  high school to create our school logo (we were The Saints, and it was a St. Bernard.) I studied art and  architectural history at the University of London and ended up graduating from San Jose State with  Honors and a BS in Interior Design. However, life and family kept me away from creating for decades,  until the sea rekindled my spark. I founded Fierce Siren Studios in 2021 and like to think of myself as a  re-emerging artist whose inspiration is the waste of the past. 

Shows and Exhibits 

Women’s View 2024 Group Exhibit for Women’s History Month – Caldwell Gallery, Redwood City 

Coastal Arts League – “A Moment in Time’ juried show March/April 2024 Two of my works were  selected, “Textures and Contrasts” juried show Summer 2023 

Ocean Blue Vault – Spring 2024, Winter 2024, Spring/Summer/Fall 2023, Summer/Fall 2022 Art Guild of Pacifica – “The Four Seasons” Feb-March 2024, “Light and Shadow” January-February 2024 San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture – Redwood City public art display July-August 2023 Mohr Gallery, Menlo Park March-April 2023 

Los Altos Library, public art display April-May 2023 

Festivals and Speaking Engagements 

Winter Art Faire 2023, Art Guild of Pacifica  

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival – Local’s block (juried) 2022, Main Festival (juried) 2023 Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival – Vendor (juried) and Presenter 2023, Vendor (juried) 2022 Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival – Vendor (juried) and Presenter “What Did I Find?” 2023 Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival – Vendor (juried) 2023 

Half Moon Bay History Association, Speaker “The History of Miramar” August 2023 Published Articles and Art 

“The Amesport Pier: Lifeline to the World” – Half Moon Bay History Association, February 2024 “Three Masts and a Ghost” – Story, Beachcombing Magazine, volume 38 September-October 2023

“Spirit of the Sea” – Painting, Beachcombing Magazine, volume 38 September – October 2023

“Small Town, Big History” – Half Moon Bay History Association website, August 2023 “Half Moon Bay History Reveled Through Glass” – Half Moon Bay History Association website, Dec 2021 “Basic Guild to Bottle Identification” – Half Moon Bay History Association website, Dec 2021 Affiliations 

Coastal Arts League 

Colony of Coastside Artists (CoCA) 

South Coast Artists Alliance 

Art Guild of Pacifica 

Silicon Valley Open Studios

Fierce Siren Studios