Falling Out of the Box is an annual jewelry and metal art design challenge and exhibit hosted by the Jansen Art Center Jewelry Studio. This is the 4th year for the challenge, which is designed to encourage artists to create something new, challenge themselves to use different materials and have fun sharing their work with a community of artists.

This year’s theme is Torch Songs – inspired by the torches used by jewelry artistsA torch song is a sad or sentimental song, typically about unrequited love. The volunteer planning committee has collected 150 torch songs that will be sent out with the box of materials to the participating artists to serve as the catalyst for their creation. Each box will contain 2 torch songs, sterling silver and other items that the artists must use to create a wearable piece of art that somehow represents one of the torch songs. Artists can add additional materials if they would like. The complete set of rules are listed below on the registration form.

The exhibit of the final results are displayed in the Piano Lounge display case until November 30th.

In 3rd Place: Ling Ling Moorman’s piece, “How Hight the Moon,” inspired by torch song, “Fly Me to the Moon.”

In 2nd Place: Marie Nelson with her piece, “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.”

In 1st Place: DAN COOMBS with his piece, “Misty.”

We’d also like to congratulate Nancy Heille for winning the People’s Choice Award and Lianne Redpath for Honorable Mention.

Thank you to everyone who participated and came to support the artists. It was such a beautiful array of talent and creativity.

Generously sponsored by:

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  • October 18, 2018 - November 30, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm


321 Front St, Lynden, Washington, 98624, United States


The Piano Lounge at the Jansen Art Center is located in the south middle section of the main floor: