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  • Dyan Ferren says:

    Please join the featured artists Dyan Ferren (assemblage artist) and Kim Lock (photography) at the Initial Point Gallery reception on Tuesday, June 6, from 4:30pm to 7pm. The gallery is located at the Meridian City Hall, 33 E Broadway Ave, 3rd floor. The exhibit is open Monday – Friday from 8-5pm. This show runs through June 29th.

  • The City of McCall still has openings for artists and crafters to sell their items at the Lakeside Liberty Fest Art & Craft Walk taking place all day on, Saturday, July 1st. This year the event will be held in front of Legacy Park in the heart of McCall’s Downtown. To sign up visit or call City Hall at 208-634-7142. One day vendor license at $25 is necessary.

  • NAC says:

    A student at the Idaho Arts Charter School is looking for a mentor in the art community in Nampa or in Boise for her senior project next year. She is looking for a practicing artist who has had some experience with selling original artwork, or selling prints, or licensing artwork on various products (stickers, clothing, comics, skate gear, etc.). Do you know anyone who might be willing to mentor a young and very responsible and talented student artist? Please contact Jared Austin (art teacher at Idaho Arts Charter School), at

  • James Castle Street Mural, June 3rd
    Seeking Public Art Volunteers.
    Be a part of Boise’s very first street mural!
    Join local artists and install a temporary public art project next to the famous James Castle house. Wear your painting clothes and help paint a beautifully designed mural at the intersection of Castle Drive and Eugene Street. Free drinks, snacks, pizza and lots of fun! The City of Boise will be there as well as the press. Come for an hour or two hours or stay all day!

    James Castle Temporary Public Art Project
    Saturday June 3, 2017
    8 am – late! Stop by any time! We’d love to see you there.
    Contact Nicole MacDonald with any questions.


    The City of Boise
    Karl LeClair, Public Art Manager

    posted by Claire Remsberg, TVAA Member

  • Jane Tharpe says:

    VIVID Artist Spaces is gaining momentum, and fast! Come hear what VIVID is all about and how we aim to support working artists in Boise. We’ll discuss ways that you can get involved, as well as how you can be among the first to reserve a studio space in our awesome, well-lit building! Bring a friend or two and come see what the future holds for Boise artists!.

    Wondering WHERE we’re meeting? We’ll be releasing that info soon! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the big building reveal!

    Follow our page for more updates and info!

  • Lisa Bower says:


    Runs July 2nd through July 29th, 2017

    BEST OF SHOW $500; 1ST RUNNER UP;$250;
    2ND RUNNER UP $150; 3RD RUNNER UP $100


    • MAY 26th Deadline for submissions
    • JUNE 5th Notification of jury results by email
    • JUNE 26th – JUL 1st Accepted works must be received at Art Source Gallery 1015 Main, Boise, ID 83702
    • July 3rd – Juror selects winners
    • JULY 6th Opening Reception 5-9 pm, awards announced at 6:30 p.m.
    • JUL 30th – AUG 5th Pick up all hand delivered entries 10 am and 6 pm.
    • AUG 5th All shipped entries will be shipped back to artists

    JUROR: Anne Peterson
    FOR MORE DETAILS check our website at

  • Bernard Echanow says:

    URGENT! – Proposed City of Eagle Art Exhibit – “Art That’s Small for City Hall”

    Dear Fellow PAPI Members,

    As a member of the The City of Eagle – Eagle Arts Commission, I have suggested that the City host a future art exhibit entitled “Art That’s Small for City Hall Exhibit and Reception.” I have suggested that the event could be based on a juried exhibit in which I was a participant in the City of Laguna Beach, California. Laguna Beach holds the event every year.

    I have borrowed the following proposed requirements for the exhibit from the City of Laguna Beach “Requests for Artwork.”

    “Artwork must be no larger than 12” along any edge, including the frame, and 3” in depth. Artwork may include oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, drawing, mixed media and relief. Artwork must be dry, suitably framed, and secure and wired for wall hanging.”

    ​The Commission is scheduled to vote on the proposed event at the next meeting. The next Commission meeting is this coming TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017. On my own behalf, I would like to invite anyone who would like to COMMENT on the proposed art event to arrive at EAGLE CITY HALL, 660 E. CIVIC LANE​ before 8:30 A.M. Public Comment is held shortly after the meeting begins.

    W​hat: Eagle Arts Commission – Voting
    ​When: ​Tuesday, ​May 9, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Eagle City Hall, 660 E. ​Civic Lane

    ​Best regards,
    Bernard Echanow​
    Member, Plein Air Painters of Idaho

    • Bernard Echanow says:

      My apologies. I was rushing to post and neglected to remove PAPI and replace with TVAA! All Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance members who can attend the Eagle Arts Commission meeting this Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. would be welcomed.

  • Helen Winegarner says:

    Call for artists

    ECLIPSE: Intersection of Art and Science

    July 28- October 2, 2017

    Dear Artists,

    The Challis Arts Council has plans for an upcoming multimedia show to “Celebrate the

    Total Eclipse of the Sun”. This show will celebrate the remarkable astronomical which will

    darken the skies of central Idaho on August 21 st , 2017. Challis is within the zone of totality so

    we expect many visitors.

    How can you express this event in your art? Is it an interplay of dark and light? Is it life and

    death? Can you marry art and science in your work? We are looking for—but not limited

    to—paintings, photographs, glass art, leather work, metal art, ceramic art, wood carvings,

    furniture, fiber arts, jewelry, printmaking and more.

    1. Please contact the Challis Arts Council or Helen Winegarner by July 1 st stating your

    intent to join the show. If possible, provide a list of items and photographs that you will

    include in the show. Otherwise please provide information on the types of work that

    you will submit and number of pieces. This will give us time to write a press release.

    2. Art needs to be at the gallery by July 21st. Please include an inventory of works with

    title, price and media. The Challis Arts Council has an inventory form, which will be


    3. Artists are limited to 5 to 7 pieces. The gallery reserves the right to limit the number of

    pieces displayed depending on the number of submissions. Pieces not displayed will

    be held in inventory and used to replace items, which have been sold.

    4. The opening is July 28 th from 6pm to 8pm at the Maddog Gallery.

    5. All sales will be handled by the Challis Arts Council with the Council keeping 30% of

    the retail price for members and 40% for non-members. Basic memberships are $25.

    Other levels of membership are also available. Sales from the show will be paid out

    after the show ends. Challis Arts Council Membership form is attached with this e-mail.

    6. You are welcome to bring promotional material that you have such as business cards,

    brochures and post cards etc.

    7. We will take down the show on October 3 th . You can pick up your work on the 6 th or

    make arrangements for pick up.

    In early August Challis is host to the Braun Brothers Reunion music festival which brings

    thousands of people to Challis from all over the country. In addition, there will be numerous

    visitors for the actual eclipse. August will be a busy month in Challis and a marvelous

    opportunity to showcase your works to national and international visitors.


    Helen Winegarner

    If you have any questions, e-mail the CAC @ or Helen

  • 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is an artist and writer’s residency located on enchanting and inspiring Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a FREE 1-MONTH RESIDENCY from Dec 14, 2017 – Jan 13, 2018.

    Applications are due July 30, 2017 thru CAFÉ

    We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months) throughout the year. For more details visit:

    You will fall in love with Lake Chapala!

    Visit our new website:

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS | Eagle Plein Air Festival
    The Eagle Plein Air Festival is a competition, show & sale coming to Eagle June 3 – 11th. Register by May 1 to get a $10 discount and be included in the Festival Guide. The first 50 artists are guarenteed a Festival Swag bag. $1500 in prize money will be awarded! More details can be found at
    Call Finer Frames 208-888-9898

  • Lisa Bower says:


    July 2nd through July 29th, 2017

    BEST OF SHOW $500; 1ST RUNNER UP;$250;
    2ND RUNNER UP $150; 3RD RUNNER UP $100


    • MAY 26th Deadline for submissions
    • JUNE 5th Notification of jury results by email
    • JUNE 26th – JUL 1st Accepted works must be received at Art Source Gallery 1015 Main, Boise, ID 83702
    • July 3rd – Juror selects winners
    • JULY 6th Opening Reception 5-9 pm, awards announced at 6:30 p.m.
    • JUL 30th – AUG 5th Pick up all hand delivered entries 10 am and 6 pm.
    • AUG 5th All shipped entries will be shipped back to artists

    JUROR: Anne Peterson

    FOR MORE DETAILS check our website at

  • Michelle says:

    CALL FOR ARTISTS | Art Festival at Vizcaya Winery | Sunday July 30 | 12pm – 6pm

    Join us for our first outdoor art festival at the beautiful Vizcaya Winery. Click Here for more details about the show. Application deadline is Friday June 16.

    Booths will be set up in the grass outside the tasting room. It is recommended to bring shade tents that are weighted down. There is room for 25 artist booths at 10′ by 10′. No power is available. Booth fee is $35. No commissions will be taken. Vizcaya Winery, located just 7 miles south of the Ten-Mile/I-84 exit, is owned and operated by Larry and Kay Hansen.

    To apply visit:

    Questions? Call Michelle at Finer Frames 208-888-9898 or email

  • Michelle says:

    CALL FOR ARTISTS | Art Festival at Vizcaya Winery | Sunday July 30 | 12pm – 6pm

    Join us for our first outdoor art festival at the beautiful Vizcaya Winery. Click Here for more details about the show. Application deadline is Friday June 16.

    Booths will be set up in the grass outside the tasting room. It is recommended to bring shade tents that are weighted down. There is room for 25 artist booths at 10′ by 10′. No power is available. Booth fee is $35. No commissions will be taken. Vizcaya Winery, located just 7 miles south of the Ten-Mile/I-84 exit, is owned and operated by Larry and Kay Hansen.

    To apply visit:

    Questions? Call Michelle at Finer Frames 208-888-9898 or email

    Dyeing to Stitch
    taught by Lisa Flowers Ross

    DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 6, 1-4 p.m.
    LOCATION: 1466 Rimrock Ct., Boise
    COST: $49 plus $10 materials fee = $59 total*
    AGES: 12 and up

    Would you like to try your hand at dyeing, but don’t want to get involved in a big project? In this Dyeing to Stitch workshop, participants will be introduced to Procion chemical reactive dyes by dyeing embroidery thread that can be used for any stitched project. These are the same dyes I use for my fabrics.

    Color mixing will be discussed and participants will mix their own solid colors, as well as create variegated threads. We will not be doing any stitching in this class, just dyeing the threads.
    To reserve your spot in the workshop, please email

  • YOU ARE INVITED to Activate Vista Sidewalks – a Creative Placemaking Project

    All artists are invited to the kick-off event for this project: Thursday April 27th from 5:30-7 pm at the Oak Park Plaza, 2323 S. Vista Avenue, Boise. Later this year, a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be solicited for artists to work with the neighborhood in developing ideas for how to make the sidewalk in this neighborhood along Vista more attractive, fun, and inviting. The project is funded by Kresge Foundation through the Urban Land Institute with support from the City of Boise. For more information, contact Diane at 433.9352.

  • Please join VIVID ARTIST SPACES at an informational meeting for any artist or professional interested in our project.
    April 13, 6PM at the Oywhee, 1109 Main Street, Boise

    Our mission is to foster creativity and provide a place for artists to work, teach, and collaborate.

    Our vision: VIVID seeks to create a hub where artists work side by side in a supportive and healthy environment, sharing professional expertise. Our purpose is to nurture professional growth by offering workshops for artists and the community, and exhibit space to showcase the creative process. The core community of VIVID is adult working artist, and VIVID welcomes artists of all backgrounds. VIVID will be a gateway for innovation and exchange between artists locally and internationally.

  • The Meridian Arts Commission is accepting applications for the 2017 Dairy Days Art Show, a one day art festival on Saturday, June 24. Check out the application here:

    If you have any questions, send them to

  • Pam & Vicky says:

    SHOW OFF! 2017 A fine art show

    To an evening filled with 24 local artists, 2D & 3D, live music, fresh flowers, refreshments. Sponsored by Smith & Coelho, The Real Estate Co.
    You will be pleasantly surprised. Its going to be great!

    Friday, April 28th, 4-9 pm
    Smith & Coelho, The Real Estate Co.
    1151 E. Iron Eagle, Eagle 83616
    208 955-1700

  • The deadline for submitting your application for BOSCO membership is March 31st! Boise Open Studios (BOSCO) is open to working artists with studios in the greater Boise metro area (Ada, Boise & Canyon counties).

    BOSCO is a non- profit volunteer group of professional artists working to foster greater understanding of the creative process through public events. Our primary activity is one open studio weekend per year (October 13, 14 & 15, 2017), with an opening show at a central location. We also participate in various local artistic activities and hold group shows at venues such as VaC, the BSU SUB gallery and Surel’s Place.

    BOSCO currently consists of more than 50 artists working in a wide variety of media and styles.

    New members are juried in annually using an independent juror. This year’s juror is Anise Dahlquist. She has an extensive background in art history and art eduction, and she was an art educator before retirement in a variety of public and private school settings including a reservation in North Dakota. She works in oils. Currently Anise is a docent in the school program at BAM.

    Currently there are 5 different membership levels one can apply for:

    Participating Members ($100 annual fee) are eligible to participate in the annual Open Studios weekend and all the exhibits throughout the year, welcome to all events, remain on the distribution list, website, and maintain juried membership and voting rights.

    Supporting Members ($50 annual fee) do not participate in the annual Open Studios weekend, but are welcome to all other events, remain on the distribution list, website, and maintain juried membership and voting rights.

    Student Membership ($40 annual fee) is only available to currently registered full-time students , or current year spring graduates. Must provide a copy of current semester’s 12-credit class schedule. This membership level receives the same benefits as Participating Members.

    Emerging Artists (Annual fee is waived)category is designed for those individuals with little or no prior experience exhibiting their artwork. Those applying in this category must abide by the same rules and application process (including application fee) as those applying in other categories. We will accept up to 2 artists in this category per year and the scholarship will cover the membership fee for that year. In return, each recipient will be asked to complete at least 10 hours of volunteer work serving on a BOSCO committee.

    NEW THIS YEAR!! Shared Studio Membership ($75 each – 2 or more artists working in shared studio space) is available to two or more artists who make their work at the same physical location. Each artist must apply, jury in, and be accepted individually.

    This year’s application deadline is March 31, 2017, applications accepted electronically only. Accepted applicants will be notified by May 1st with membership fees due on June 1st. (New members are invited to attend their first BOSCO general meeting on May 2, 2017.)

    To download the application, go to

  • Cherry Woodbury says:


    The Boise Parks & Recreation Department and the Idaho Centennial Art Group will be sponsoring the 27th ANNUAL ART & ROSES EVENT – SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017 – HOURS 10AM – 6PM. This is a call to artist who do original fine wall art and would like to participate. Contact Cherry at 433-9705 for an application by April 10th. Look at FaceBook page – Art & Roses.

  • Jane Rohling says:

    Hello TVAA members, I am looking for potential illustrators who might be interested in working with me occasionally on interpretive projects. I an an interpretive planner/designer/writer/photographer and much of my work is interpretive trail, scenic byway signage and small exhibit projects related to natural and cultural history, recreation and tourism. I occasionally need an illustrator for projects and the ones I’ve worked with in the past are mostly retired now. So, I’m looking for talent. You must be able to illustrate interpretive text on a variety of subjects with attention to scientific and historical accuracy being very important. Sometimes I might want line art, but usually I will be looking for full-color illustrations (the original artwork could be in a variety of media–acrylic, watercolor, oils, etc.) I’m working on a couple of proposals NOW that have to be submitted very SOON, there may be other opportunities in the future. If you’re interested in learning more, please email me at or call me at 208-938-3529 (home/office). I look forward to finding some great new collaborators!

  • MING Studios is hosting an Artist Workshop with Jose “Prime” Reza this Saturday, the 25th, at 2:00-4:00 pm. Featured in the documentary, Dark Progressivism, showing at The Owyhee on Friday, the 24th, at 6:00-7:30, Jose “Prime” Reza is considered one of the most influential artists in the history of Los Angeles public wall writing.

    In this workshop, participants will learn consistency in free hand lettering, typography composition, and stylistic techniques. $100 per person, includes cold pressed watercolor paper, Sumi ink & MING Artist membership. Limited to 10 attendants.

    For tickets:

    If you have any questions, please contact me at 208-610-5619 or

  • Jane Tharpe says:

    I am trying to purchase a building in Boise to house Vivid Artist Spaces – a burgeoning non-profit organization that would offer 30-50 art studios, workshop space, and art gallery. There would be plenty of natural light, work sinks, ventilation, and other benefits for artists. I have some investors, but not enough. I’m looking for up to $100,000 of investment money to upgrade the building. I would pay 10% interest with a balloon payout after 5 years. Please contact me ( if you may be interested in investing in this exciting project! There may also be additional space for rent for arts-related and other businesses, if anyone is interested in renting space in a building full of artists. I hope to close on the building August 1, which is when I would need funds to work on the building. Rental space would be available September 1. Thanks! Jane

  • The city of Marsing invites artists to participate in their 3rd annual Wine and Art in the Park, 2017. The city celebrates local wine from the Sunnyslope wineries and lots of entertainment mixed with local arts and crafts. A family-friendly environment, open to the public SATURDAY, MAY 6th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Interested artists can receive a PDF application with guidelines and fee information ($30 to participate, electricity is available for a limited number of participant booths), and all the relevant information by contacting the Marsing Chamber of Commerce at 208.896.4122, or by email: – and asking for the 2017 Marsing Wine and Art in the Park call for artists.

  • Initial Point Gallery Exhibition Mar 3-30

    Opening Reception Tuesday, March 7th 4:30 to 7pm

    Featuring Artists:
    Sherri K. Young Stehle (mixed media artist)
    & Cyndy Lounsbury (assemblage Artist)

    Meridian City Hall 33 E Broadway Ave (third level)
    Exhibit open 8-5 Monday through Friday

  • The Meridian Arts Commission has released applications for the 2017 Dairy Days Art Show:

  • Pam Slendorn says:

    Smith & Coelho
    The Real Estate Company

    Invites you to Save the Date

    SHOW OFF! 2017
    A fine art show

    April 28, 2017
    4:00 to 9:00 pm

    Now in our 11th year of sharing local artists’ current, original works with our community,
    SHOW OFF! enjoys valley-wide recognition and publicity. It’s a joyous evening filled with art, live music, wine, fresh flowers and fun.
    Our two story building is brimming with works: paintings and three dimensional pieces. Last year over 365 attended.
    We hope to see you there.

  • Meridian is looking for applicants for the Meridian Arts Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. Apply today!

  • Danielle Lyon says:

    Hi! I produced a new local web series here in Boise, about a young woman with social anxiety trying to get her paintings out there. There will be 7 episodes, and the first one launches on YouTube on February 14th! The series is called Animal Warmth, and you can subscribe to our You tube channel Lady Les Bois to see it!Thanks!

  • Pam Slendorn, Vicky Coelho says:

    SHOW OFF! 2017
    Spring Fine Art Show
    Sponsored by
    Smith & Coelho, The Real Estate Co.

    April 28, 2017
    4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    1151 East Iron Eagle Drive
    Eagle, Idaho 83616
    208 841-8505

    For 11 years–SHOW OFF!– an evening of art, live music, refreshments, fresh flowers and fun. SHOW OFF! 2017 exhibits the work of local artists. Applications will be juried by professional artists. Email for details and application form. Submit 2 samples (attached) of recent work as jpeg file by March 4, 2017. 25 artists will be selected and notified by March 18, 2017. We look forward to your entry.

  • Applications are open for the 27th Annual Payette Lakes Fine Art & Craft Fair! The Payette Lakes Fine Art & Craft Fair has been bringing unique local and national artists to the City of McCall, Idaho for over 25 years. This outdoor, juried, Fine Arts event presents an opportunity to talk with and purchase Art directly from the Artist, experience live music, and enjoy a variety of food vendors under a shaded picnic area. This year’s event dates are August 19th and 20th. Find the application on our webpage:

  • Paper artist, Tom Bennick would like to work with other artists in a collaborative project using handmade paper as a medium. Tom has been working, producing and experimenting with paper for over 20 years. He has a fully equipped paper studio with a Hollander beater, numerous molds and deckles, several copy presses and a 20 hydraulic press. He is open to any endeavor that uses paper such: as printmaking, molding, sculpture, broadsides, layering, inclusions, pigments, papercrete, watercolor, collage, encaustic, book art, graphic art and anything that would work as a collaborative project.

    He also has 10 by 15 Chandler and Prices and a Kelsey 5 by 8 printing presses that might be an option for a collaborative project.

    If interested please contact Tom at his email

  • Deadline Postponed for Art Show Submissions

    ARTISTS–Treasure Valley and beyond!
    The Nampa Art Collective invites you to hang with us from beginning of Feb through the end of March at the Nampa Civic Center.

    The new submission deadline is midnight on Wednesday, January 26.

    We hope to hang the next week, so please submit pieces that are already framed and ready to hang. Please read the framing requirements which are on the submission form.

    This is a juried show. There is no fee to submit or hang; it is open to–well, anyone! Future shows will have a hanging fee, or require a paid NAC membership.

    Please consider submitting, and pass this on to anyone you think would be interested.

    Here is a link to the membership form:

    Here is a separate link to the additional, required, show submission form:

    (For future exhibitions, you will only need to fill out the 2nd form)

  • TVAA Exhibitions Committee says:

    Did you enter the Boise Art Museum 2017 Triennial? Were you one of the 156 artists who submitted 876 artworks which were rejected? Well now’s your chance to show the world what they’re missing! Click on this link: to apply for the TVAA “Salon des Refusés: Rejection Collection 2017.” You’ll be in good company!

  • Gallery Fifty-Five in McCall presently has membership openings for artists of 2D (wall-mounted) and 3D (shelf & pedestal) works. So, artists working in just about any media are welcome to apply (except perhaps fireworks or bubble gum). For more info and terms, please go to our website: and click on MEMBERSHIP

  • Jessica Tookey says:

    I am looking for art to display in the Boise Tech Mall, I have lots of wall space to share. Only 2D art is possible. Great exposure…I have gotten many calls from people who have seen my work there…one sale (lots of inquiries and there may have been some commissions that could be a result of hanging work there…I’m not always good at asking where they got my info). MANY people I meet say “OH! I saw your art at the Tech Mall!”

    Please email or message me on FB if you are interested in getting some art out of storage. First come first serve (art must also meet the Tech Mall’s approval). Does not have to be tech related, but we’d love to display that! No charge, you hang, the Tech Mall -and myself- are not responsible for your work.

  • “Figure Study Practice for Artists” Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Finer Frames in Eagle. Bring your supplies and practice drawing from a live model. $20/session. Space is limited, so call us to save your spot. 888-9898

  • The Nampa Library is looking for a local artist to create a Spanish Language mural. See for more information.

  • Anne Wescott says:

    The Alexa Rose Foundation is accepting applications through March 10th for the 2017 grant cycle. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to emerging, mid-career and established artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. Grants may be used for tuition, conference fees, travel, mentoring, equipment, supplies, etc. Please see for more information about the Foundation, its grant activities, and how to apply.

    Anne Wescott​, ​Grant Administrator
    Alexa Rose Foundation
    (208) 860-0133

  • Lisa Bower says:

    ART SOURCE GALLERY has a Call to Artists for open positions in 2D, 3D and jewelry art. If you are interested or know of someone who may have an interest in becoming a member and showing at our gallery, they can download the application at:

    Or for more information, contact Betty Maguire-Hayzlett at

  • gfazil says:

    College of Western Idaho Art Club is seeking an artist for a four hour workshop on March 17th, 2017. The deadline for application is March 3rd 2017. Please e-mail: for further information.

  • The City of Eagle Arts Commission is accepting applications for the 2017 Gallery Call to Artists for displays at Eagle City Hall and Eagle St. Luke’s. You can find the Call for Artist and additional information here:

    If you have any questions, please email them to Holly at .

    Thank you!

  • TVAA has a special relationship with Surel’s Place and want you to know that, unlike other arts organizations, Surel’s Place is not endowed. If you like what they’re doing, please consider including them in your year-end giving by making a tax-deductible gift to Surel’s Place of $50, $100, or more. Your gift will matter a great deal. – President, TVAA

  • Call to Muralists

    PICTURE ONTARIO! is looking to hire an experienced muralist from among the many wonderful Treasure Valley Artists. The project involves designing, painting and leading our community in an outdoor mural in the center of Ontario’s downtown. The “canvas” is an unfinished, concrete-block wall approxmately 75′ L X 15′ H (1,125 sqft).

    We’re looking for a colorful, community-involved, contemporary design with symbolic hints of Ontario’s history: our multiplicity of people groups (Basque, Japanese, Latino, American Indian, Anglo, Chinese, African…), the warmth of hearth and home, a train, sheep, cattle, horses, onions, corn, beets, grain, potatoes and the Snake River.

    If interested or have questions, please contact:

    Kaethlyn [KATE-lyn] Elliott
    541-343-8203 text or call
    Ontario, Oregon

    A part of Ontario’s Downtown Revitalization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • Hello. Would you be interested in teaching a class about protest art to kids or teens? I want to share with you a free art curriculum called The Demandments which encourages youth to express their concerns and to display them in the public sphere. The curriculum is adaptable and supported with online resources and email/phone conversations. We are a grassroots endeavor wanting to reach interested educators. Please visit for more information or email Brooke, brooke (at) I would love to hear from you. Thanks!

  • The McCall Arts and Humanities Council is looking for artist teachers for their 2017 Cabin Fever schedule with the goal of getting the program calendar ready by Thanksgiving. If lodging is a problem, they do have some host families who are happy to provide overnight lodging in McCall. Program season is January 3 through mid-April. Send email to Tracey Kindall at to let her know of your interest.

  • The Meridian Arts Commission is still accepting proposals for 2017 exhibitions for Initial Point Gallery. Check out the application here:

    Consider applying as an individual, small informal group, or as a large organization. You can apply to fill the whole gallery or a half-gallery. If you have any questions, send them to

  • TVAA says:

    Scam alert! This email (or one similar to it) is making the rounds. It’s a scam.

    Name: Jennifer Rudy


    Comment: Hi,
    Hope this message finds you well. I saw these creative works on your website and i will like you to get back with more details if they are still available for purchase.

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