6th Annual Cup Show
Name: 6th Annual Cup Show
Date: June 7, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6th ANNUAL CUP SHOW EXHIBIT DATES: Thursday, June 7 - Friday, August 31 OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 7 TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AGES: ALL AGES TICKETS: FREE WEB: https://www.jansenartcenter.org/exhibitions/ The Jansen Art Center Ceramics Studio is excited to present the 6th Annual Cup Show, an exhibit featuring over 100 ceramic cups from 44 artists around the United States and Canada. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Thursday, June 7 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, Washington. During the reception, guests are invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award for their favorite cup in the show. At 7:45 PM, there will be a short awards ceremony announcing the winner of the People’s Choice Award in addition to the Judge’s Awards (Judge’s Choice, Most Inventive Use of Technique and Material, Most Inventive Concept and Honorable Mention). The judges for this year’s show were Ann Marie Cooper. Ryan Kelly, Brian O'Neill, Jeremy Noet and Jesse Rasmussen. There are nine awards totaling over $1000 in cash and prizes. Prizes have been made possible from the exhibit sponsors; The Mount Baker Rotary Club, Griffin Grip, Tony’s Coffee & Teas, Clay Art Center, Washington Clay Arts Association, Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln and the Fraser Valley Potters Guild. Artists featured in this year’s cup show come from four counties in Washington (Island, King, Kitsap and Whatcom) - representing 9 cities (Bellevue, Bellingham, Bremerton, Everson, Ferndale, Freeland, Indianola, Lynden, and Seattle), as well as 10 states outside of Washington (Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia) and four cities in British Columbia, Canada (Fort Langley, Mackenzie, Surrey and Vancouver). A full list of participating artists is available on the Jansen Art Center’s Website. This is the first year submitting work for several artists, including Mark Chuck from Kingsley, PA, who describes how, as an avid fisherman, his creative process starts on the river. “The gift in fishing is in the element of surprise — the reward which isn’t revealed until you pull the fish from the water. It is in the strike, the action. You marvel at the beauty of the creation you hold gently in your hands. You see it, touch it. I have the same experience each time I pull a newly fired piece out of the kiln.” Each artist brings their unique experiences to their craft, such as Doris Alcorn, (Auke Bay, AK), a farmer's daughter and wildlife biologist. Alcorn tells us that animals have always been a central theme in her life. “I love their forms and enjoy the technical challenge of morphing them into functional ceramic pieces.” Two of her animal-inspired pieces will be on exhibit. The exhibit is coordinated by the Ceramics Studio Manager at the Jansen Art Center, Jesse Rasmussen (Bellingham, WA). Rasmussen, who also has three cups in this year’s exhibit, teaches and manages the programs for the studio year-round. His sculpture and functional work explore the intricate details of natural phenomena and how they correspond with the human experience. There are five exhibits opening at the Jansen Art Center on June 7 with artwork from Ria Harboe, Nancy Canyon, Norman E. Riley, Peggy Woods and the artists included in the 2018 Summer Juried Exhibit. The Opening Reception includes live music from Darla Bradshaw Lobb and Walt Burkett, performing jazz standards and contemporary hits in the Piano Lounge. Artist Gene Jaress will be hosting a reception for his exhibit at the Inn at Lynden in conjunction with the event at the J. It is certain to be a fun night celebrating the talented artists in our community and beyond. The 6th Annual Cup Show will be on display at the Jansen Art Center from Thursday, June 7 through Friday, August 31, 2018. Most of the cups in the exhibit are available for purchase through the Gallery Shop at the J. It is always free to visit the Jansen Art Center and enjoy the exhibits. More information can be found online at jansenartcenter.org.