Current Exhibitions

through November 27

Canyon Purple Bloom @ Nancy Canyon
“Purple Bloom” by Nancy Canyon on display as part of the Whatcom Studio Artist Tour at the Jansen Art Center

2015 Fall Juried Exhibit
The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region.

Susan Bennerstrom
Susan Bennerstrom’s works in oils and pastels have been exhibited in solo shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, New York, and Ireland, and she is represented by Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, and Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach.

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour
The Whatcom Artist Studio Tour is taking place during the first two weekends in October. However, the exhibition in the Library and Chamber Hall Galleries will be available through November. To learn more, or to obtain a map of artist studios involved in the tour, visit the WAST website

Mark your Calendar

Our Winter Juried Exhibit, Northwest Washington Artists Collection and the Jansen Teaching Artists Exhibit opening will be on Thursday, December 3rd from 6-8pm.  Live Music in the Piano Lounge starts that evening at 5pm with Duo Lido.


Holiday Inspired Classes

Register today for these unique classes inspired by the holidays.

Tooled Metal Ornaments
1 Day Workshop
Thursday | November 19, 2015
4:00pm – 6:30

Little Felted Stockings
1 day workshop
Tuesday | December 1st, 2015
10 am to noon

Felted Christmas Stocking
1 Day Workshop
Tuesday | December 1st, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Recycled Cards: A Village Workshop
1 Day Workshop
Thursday, December 3rd
1:00pm – 4:30pm


Giving Tuesday was started in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to create a day to inspire donations to nonprofit organizations around the world. In our third year, the Jansen Art Center is excited for the goals we have been able to accomplish in connecting artists with the community through classes, open studios, the Gallery Shop, performances and arts exhibitions. In this short time, we have watched artists develop their skills to the point where they are selling their work in our shop. We have seen young musicians perform in front of audiences. We have watched new artists of all ages engage through our textile and jewelry studios, and gotten to know so many artists through our Juried Exhibitions program. We are proud of what we have done. Your #GivingTuesday donation will help us continue these important programs.