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 Exhibits 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 Exhibits 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

PLANT BASED

Thursday, March 3 – Friday, April 8, 2022

Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces of work for consideration that reflect the theme of Plant Based. Subjects of nature, botany, flora, or pieces made from organic materials and those which incorporate plant matter in the process. However you interpret this theme, we encourage you to take part.

Submission fee: $20 total to submit up to 5 pieces for consideration by the jury.

Key Dates

    • Deadline for submissions: Monday, February 7 – Midnight
    • Jury decision notifications: Saturday, February 12*
    • Art Delivery day: Saturday, February 26  
    • Exhibit opens: Thursday, March 3
    • Exhibit closes: Friday,  April 8
    • Art Pick-up: Saturday, April 9
*If you do not receive the email with jury decisions by Tuesday, February 15, 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.
  • Submission Fees:
    • The submission fee for Plant Based is $20.00 for up to 5 pieces.
    • Jansen Art Center Members at the Artist level or higher receive a $10 discount on the submission fee. Learn more about our membership program.
  • Art forms accepted: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, glass, basketry, sculpture, mixed media and book arts.

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.
  • 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.

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

Questions about your submission? Email: [email protected]

SOLO EXHIBITS

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]

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.