MAY 10 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

The Jansen Art Center is pleased to welcome artist Gene Jaress to The Inn at Lynden for an exhibit featuring his latest oil paintings. The exhibit Paintings and Prints by Gene Jaress opens on Friday, May 11 and will be on display through September 12.

Join us on Thursday, June 7 at 6:00 PM for an artist reception. Gene Jaress will be at The Inn at Lynden to discuss his work with visitors.

Continue down Front Street to the Jansen Art Center to celebrate the opening of all of our Summer Exhibits from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with music from Darla Bradshaw Lobb and Walt Burkett.


I have been a working artist for over 50 years. Following combat duty in Vietnam, I attended the Cornish School of Allied Arts. My studies included painting, sculpture, printmaking, and jewelry, and I became a master jeweler. Major influences in my artwork have been Chinese painting techniques, Expressionism and the atmosphere of the Skagit Valley.

I paint in an indirect style, using multiple transparent layers of paint to create a luminous atmospheric expression. Essentially my work conveys what the untrained and sometimes trained eye does not see, but senses; a feeling of quality, craftsmanship, and skill.  As a master craftsman, I believe in thoroughly mastering the medium I am working in to produce an excellent piece of art from the support to the frame, so the artwork may be appreciated for generations.

This exhibit is brought to you in partnership with The Inn at Lynden

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