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 5th 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 Lost but not ForgottenEveryone knows the sad tale of losing an earring from your favorite pair. Now what? Let the shapes, colors and designs of those missing earring be your inspiration. Each box will contain an image of 3 earrings that are missing their pair and the artist will chose one to inspire a wearable jewelry piece that represents it. Artists can add additional materials to what is given in the box if they would like. The complete set of rules are listed below on the registration form which will open up on August 12!

The exhibit of the final results are displayed in the Piano Lounge display case until November 29th.

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International orders outside of the US and Canada:

We understand that our website is not currently able to process payments from countries outside of Canada and the United States. If you attempt to register, and the payment does not go through, please email us at info@jansenartcenter.org, and we will send you an invoice via paypal to complete your order. Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and the number of Material Boxes you would like to order in your email.

Falling Out of the Box: Lost But Not Forgotten - Material Box Order Form

Please fill out the form completely. One material box per form entry. If you wish to purchase two boxes, you will need to fill out the form twice.
    Challenge Rules
    1. 1. Artists register for the challenge by purchasing a Materials Box through the Jansen Art Center website, or in person at the Gallery Shop at the Jansen Art Center. Material boxes are $35.00. Material boxes can be picked up at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden or at Allied Arts of Whatcom County in Bellingham. We will mail material boxes USPS Priority Mail at the cost of $7.20 ($26.85 International). You will be asked to choose a pick up location or shipping on the order form. Boxes will be available for pickup or mailed on Tuesday, September 3.
    2. All boxes contain an identical set of materials. Artists are required to use a portion of each item included in the box. Artists are allowed to add additional materials to their designs if they desire – there are no limits to additional materials.
    3. All submissions should fit the theme of this year’s challenge: Lost But Not Forgotten. Your object needs to be wearable and fit the theme.
    4. All completed artwork needs to be received by the Jansen Art Center or Allied Arts of Whatcom County by the end of the business day on Friday, October 4th. Entries must be accompanied by a completed exhibit agreement (included in the materials box). Entry forms will include a brief explanation of your piece, title and consignment information, if applicable.
    5. Entries must be available for display at the Jansen Art Center from October 10 through November 31, 2019. The Opening Reception for the exhibit will be on Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM. During the Opening Reception, there will be an award presentation.
    6. Artists will have the option to offer their piece for sale during the exhibit through our consignment program. We highly recommend you consider this. Artists set the retail price for their pieces. The Artist will receive a commission split of 60% of the retail price and the Jansen Art Center will receive 40%. Items in this exhibit may also be available for purchase through the Jansen Art Center website.
    7. All material box sales are final. It is the artist’s responsibility to complete and deliver their entries prior to the deadline.
    8. Artists shipping their items to the Jansen Art Center will be responsible for return shipping if their items are not sold during the course of the exhibit.
  • Price: $35.00
  • 1 Box per Entry
    Please enter a number less than or equal to 1.
  • You may pick your Material Box up starting on September 6. Boxes will be available starting at 11:00 AM at the Jansen Art Center. Boxes will be available on Friday, September 7 at 6:00 PM at Allied Arts of Whatcom County (during the Art Walk). Boxes will remain at your selected location for pick up. All Boxes being shipped will be shipped using the United States Post Office Priority Mail.
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Highlights from past Falling Out of the Box events.

  • October 10, 2019 - November 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 5:00 pm