Sitting Fox

Sitting Fox

Cover | Yvette M. Buigues


Sitting Fox (mixed media). At first glance Yvette Buigues’s “Sitting Fox” appears as silkscreen or stencil, but a closer look reveals an original mixed media painting. Using acrylics, colored pencil, and occasionally collage and found objects, Buigues develops many textures in translucent and opaque layers. Her tools include paint brushes, dental tools, screwdrivers, sticks, rocks, and palm sanders. Paintings emerge from her intuition, dreams, and sentiments; she rarely knows where a blank panel will take her. She works with icons, discovering the story’s full text as she paints, gaining new insight and understanding. Selected by the city of Emeryville’s Art in Public Places Program for its Bus Shelter Artwork Project “Flora and Fauna,” Buigues’s commissioned work will appear in Emeryville bus shelters in November. View her work at; contact her at Buigues, who works in Emeryville, is one of 84 artists featured in the 27th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition is free to the public and open daily 11 a.m-6 p.m., Oct. 5-27, 5699 Bay St., Emeryville. For info: (510) 652-6122 or


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Through Oct. 28, The Monthly is accepting personal essays (nonfiction, first-person prose) of up to 900 words for possible publication in our winter literary issue. The theme: What keeps me up at night.
Please interpret “What keeps me up at night” in any way that resonates for you. A distinct, compelling voice is what we’re after here, along with writing that’s specific and personal. As a regional magazine, we prioritize submissions from those who live or work in the East Bay. To submit, paste your essay into your email to and also attach it as a Word document. No exceptions: Include your name, email address, and phone number in the body of your email and at the top of your essay. Deadline: Monday, Oct. 28

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