EXHIBITS AT THE J

Housed in an elegantly refurbished historical building, the Jansen Art Center provides a beautiful setting for exhibitions. Featuring original artwork by regional artists of the Pacific Northwest, the exhibits promote art appreciation and creativity for the community. Proceeds from artwork sales directly support the J and the exhibiting artists. The Jansen Art Center galleries are free and open to the public.

Juried Exhibitions showcase the variety of artistic talent in our region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five original pieces for consideration by a jury comprised of artists, curators, and other arts professionals.

Solo or Group Exhibitions are displayed in each of the three gallery rooms: Fine Arts Gallery, Chamber Hall, and Library Workshop. These exhibits provide the opportunity for established and emerging artists to feature a collection of work.

The Cup Show is an annual summer ceramics exhibit that encourages artists to experiment with technique and imagination when considering one particular form – the cup. Entries are juried and prizes are awarded for the top cups in the exhibit.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

WINTER JURIED EXHIBIT
Opens Thursday, December 2, 2021

Key Dates

    • Deadline for submissions: Monday, November 8 – Midnight
    • Jury decision notifications: Tuesday, November 16*
    • Delivery day: Saturday, November 27 (safe drive-up, drop-off)
    • Exhibit opens: Thursday, December 2
    • Exhibit closes: Friday,  February 25
    • Art Pick-up: Saturday, February 26
*If you do not receive the email with jury decisions by November 16, please first check your Spam folder, if it’s not there, contact us to let us know you did not receive it.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists may submit up to 5 pieces of their own original artwork.
  • Art forms accepted: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, glass, basketry, sculpture, mixed media and book arts.
  • The J appreciates all forms of artistic expression, although as a public space that caters to kids of all ages, we are unable to display any artworks depicting frontal nudity.
  • Photographs that are signed by the photographer must be signed by hand. Photographs with the photographer’s name typed in a font will not be accepted.

 

Live Exhibit Requirements 

  • 3D Artwork 
    • 3D work may not exceed 20″H x 20″W x 9”D. Accepted pieces are safely displayed on the shelves in the locked glass case in the Piano Lounge.
  • Framing/Presentation
    • All wall artwork needs to be framed and have a wire on the back to meet our installation requirements. We will accept unframed paintings on stretched canvas with the edges painted — a wire on the back for hanging is still required.
      • Exceptions include textiles with a dowel for hanging, and other types of artwork that are finished for presentation without a frame, but do have a wire on the back.
      • If you are uncertain about whether your presentation meets our requirements, please make sure the photo you submit shows the entire piece including the edges.

If the artwork does not meet our presentation/framing requirements when delivered in person, the exhibits committee may choose to not accept the piece.

 

To submit a proposal for a solo or specific group exhibition, please email a brief description of your idea, and 7-10 images or a website link to [email protected]

Questions about your submission? Email: [email protected]

Financial Scholarships

The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts, and we recognize that financial barriers are one way that limit access to the arts. If a scholarship would enable you to participate in our programs, please fill out this form! Scholarships are available for people of all ages and can be applied to exhibit submission fees.