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A Note from the President

By September 25, 2023November 22nd, 2023Announcements, Community support, Events, Exhibitions,

A Note from the President…..

Hello TVAA Members,

I am very thankful to the many volunteers who have stepped up recently to help run the TVAA board and exhibition committees. Many thanks to Gina Brostmeyer, Carolyn Greener, Susan Elcox, and Andrew Groth for your work on the exhibition committee for Instinct at Nampa Civic Center.

Congratulations to Karin Yahr for being voted onto the board in the Membership position. Karin is excited to be the first point of contact to welcome new members. Be sure to check out Karin Yahr’s artworks on display now at Meridian Library. Check out the exhibitions page of the TVAA website if you are also interested in having a solo exhibition at Meridian Library.

The Artists Reception for Instinct at Nampa Civic Center will be Saturday October 21st 6-8pm. The Nampa Civic Center Marketing Manager has offered to do additional promotion for TVAA, including a message on their reader board leading up to the artists reception and social media cross promotion. Please come out to the artists reception to support and socialize with your fellow artist members.

The call for Body Language is open until October 7th, so be sure to submit your body centered artworks. TVAA Gallery is a space where all subject matter will be considered. This exhibition is an opportunity for nude figurative subjects. In addition, the former size restrictions at TVAA Gallery have been lifted. However, with many submissions, larger pieces may not be accepted due to space restrictions. If your art does not get selected, I encourage you to try again for a future exhibition.

Many thanks to Mary Arnold for her presentation at the last General Meeting on the Business of Art. Mary shared many wonderful tips and considerations for artists about the choices that go into setting up your business. I personally found this piece of advice most relevant; what kind of lifestyle do you want? Do you want to spend more time creating art, or more time running a business? Many artists are concerned with making money with their art, understandably. However, there is also value in being a hobby artist. As Mary said, as a hobby artist, you may be able to spend more time making artworks and developing your techniques. However, if you want to take your art business skills to the next level, look into the Artrepreneur program by Idaho Commission on the Arts that Mary will be teaching in 2024.

Please read the newsletter for the many opportunities and exhibitions coming up around the Treasure Valley.

Leslie Jay