The Jansen Art Center Gallery Shop features unique artwork from regional artists and fine gifts that are made by local artisans including artwork, hand-made soap, greeting cards, pottery, jewelry, wood cutting boards, felted vases and silk scarves. The inventory is always changing, with over 50 artists on consignment. The Gallery Shop also sells tickets to performances, registrations for our workshops, J memberships, gift certificates and artwork from our exhibits.
Artist - Instructors
The following artists teach classes at the Jansen Art Center and have items available in the Gallery Shop.
Jesse Rasmussen’s sculpture and functional work explore the intricate details of natural phenomena and how they correspond with the human experience. His work provides visual dialogues derived from personal experiences and observations of the natural world resulting in sculptural objects reflective of this experience.
Jesse teaches Intro to Pottery, Raku, Sculptural and Functional Handbuilding in Clay and Glazing Technology. He also manages the Ceramics Studio.
Donna Hunter has tried her hand at every textile medium imaginable but fell in love with felt making when she took a class in 1995. She has been teaching felt making since then – more frequently now in her retirement from Audiology. She also attends felting classes given by internationally known felters at weavers and spinners conferences.
Donna teaches various felting classes at the J. Some of these include Felted Boot Slippers, Felted Bowls, and Felted Nuno Scarf.
JUDITH J GAUTHIER
Judith moved to Bellingham, WA in 1972 and started her career in metal jewelry design and fabrication at the legendary Alaska Silver & Ivory Company. Her love of this medium motivated her to pursue a degree in Art Education with an emphasis in metal work at the University of Montana, Missoula. Further studies in this field followed in Eugene, OR where she worked as assistant production supervisor for Jody Coyote. She decided to return to Bellingham in 1989 and start her own jewelry company, “Pouncing Rain Creations.” Currently, it is a non-profit organization called Bellingham Metal Arts Guild.
Judith teaches metal work at the J, was a primary developer of the jewelry studio, and serves as the studio lead. Some of her classes include Kiln Enameling, Cloisonne Torch Enameling, How to Solder, Sterling Silver Ring Workshop, Beginning Jewelry and Spinner Ring Workshop.
Christen Mattix is a dynamic artist and art educator with over a decade of teaching experience. She makes paintings, fiber art installations, public sculptures and poetry events. Christen received a BFA from WWU, and an MFA (Painting) from the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibiting locally and nationally, her work has been shown at the Whatcom Museum, Smith and Vallee Gallery, SAM Gallery, among others. She lives and works in Bellingham, WA.
Christen teaches themed Paint and Wine Nights here at the J, as well as other various drawing classes.
Jansen Art Center Gift Certificates can be purchased in any dollar amount. They can be used to purchase artwork or gift items in the Gallery Shop, exhibit items, class registration, memberships, performance tickets or for items in the Firehall Cafe. Order your gift certificate online.
Interested in consigning with us? The J Gallery Shop is always excited to hear from new artists! View our artist consignment agreement here.
The Gallery Shop is staffed primarily by volunteers at the Jansen Art Center. Volunteering in the Gallery Shop is a great way to get to know all about the programs and exhibits happening at the J. You meet the artists and instructors, help visitors with questions, sell artwork and help register students for our classes. If you would like to volunteer, complete this application.