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  • Canyon Acoustic Music Festival is looking for family friendly artists for August 26th 2017. Please email jenniferwarn@yahoo.com or call 208.353.2678. Looking for those wanting to display there pieces of all types for purchase by public. Vendors spot fee is 30.00 per 10×10 wanted and is an annual fundraising event for Advocates Against Family Violence. Vendors spaces can be shared as well

  • Two great workshops upcoming in Sun Valley and a few spots left: master painters G. Russell Case, August 1-4 and Matt Smith, August 14-17. Please contact Kathy Marsh Riedinger for more info: kmriedinger@gmail.com or (303) 809-9425

  • We are hosting our one year anniversary and 2nd annual photo contest at Studio Boise Photography Center on July 8th. There are 17 local photographers being exhibited and this night is the final voting round. The public votes on their favorite photo from 6-8pm. Winner wins $1,000 and is announced that same night. Live music, beer, wine, and local art. Free event. Open to the public and all ages. Email me if you have any questions or for more details visit: http://www.studioboise.org/annualcontest | denise.ramirez@studioboise.org

  • Birgit says:

    I will be having my first solo art exhibition (predominantly photography) at The Front Porch, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, this Friday, June 30th, from 7 pm to 9 pm. There will be live music, and light refreshments and drinks will be served. The building is on the corner of 49th and Chinden, right next to the Army/Navy Store. I am a new member of TVAA, and look forward to meeting some of my peers!

  • Cynthia Bowers says:

    Rivervista Potters will be opening our studio in Banbury subdivision on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for our Fourth Annual Sale, which will feature unique handcrafted serving pieces, home décor, and gifts at affordable wholesale prices. We will also be demonstrating the raku firing process each day. In our three generation studio, we utilize a variety of pottery styles and methods including wheel thrown, hand-built, traditional firing, raku, and pit-fire. Nature’s colors and forms inspire our pottery as we allow the creative process rather than production to guide the creation of each piece. Come and see these one of a kind pieces in our studio located at 1556 W. Hempstead Dr. in Eagle (one block north of Chinden at the corner of Locust Grove and Hempstead).

  • The Nampa Art Guild encourages a group of plein aire painters each Wednesday while weather lasts. We visit various sites in and around the Treasure Valley. It is mighty informal. We begin at 8:00 am to beat the heat. We break about 11:30 for lunch and creative critiquing and go back to painting, or . . . There is no charge. You needn’t be a member of the Nampa Art Guild to join us. If interested, get on the list serve by e-mailing Mike Sessions messions9@gmail.com.

    Wednesday the 28 we paint at Wilson Springs in Nampa. Come on down and bring your favorite painting gear and your lunch.
    Mike

  • Jane Tharpe says:

    JUMP is looking for chalk artists to demonstrate their skills at First Thursday, July 6th and on Saturday, July 8th. If you’re interested, please contact Stephanie Kurtenbach at stephanie.kurtenbach@jumpboise.org.

  • Kylene Collette says:

    Opportunity for mural at Idaho Supreme Court. Something along the lines of what is in Freak Alley. Please contact Becky Cowan at BCowan@idcourts.net if you are interested. I don’t know how much budget they have available- but would be a good showcase spot.

  • Boise State’s Department of Art is offering offering two exciting 3 credit graduate level courses students can take or audit this summer and/or fall as a post-baccalaureate, degree seeking, or non-degree seeking student. Participants must first apply to the Boise State Graduate College. Credits can be transferred into our MA program, and other graduate degrees.

    Please see the attached course flyers for more information, and feel free to contact me with questions.

    Here is the link to Boise State’s Graduate College: https://graduatecollege.boisestate.edu

    SUMMER 2017

    ART 521 Teaching Through Experimental Art Media (2 week intensive)

    Course # 42449

    June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 + July 1, and July 5, 6 & 7. (OFF for July 2-4.)
    9am – 2pm (30 min break for lunch)

    Instructor: Anna Matejcek

    Varied and unique experimental art processes and media to be used in conjunction with creative teaching techniques that emphasize critical thinking skills and the development of new or enriched art(s) curricula for K-12. Students will solve procedural problems and adapt art media to teaching experiences

    No prior art coursework required.

    FALL 2017
    ART 597 Special Topics: Museum Education: Theory & Practice

    Course # 76383

    Professor Kathleen Keys / Thursdays: 5 – 7:30pm

    This course will explore museum and gallery education theory and practice through a variety of exercises and readings. Students will develop and offer informal educational experiences related to exhibitions in the Department of Art’s Visual Arts Center, and the Boise State’s AHI Gallery. 10 hours of fieldwork required.

    No prior art coursework required.

  • Farrah says:

    Meraki Greek Street Food First Thursday is tonight!
    Browse beautiful art by Cindy Gillett while enjoying Happy Hour Specials.
    Local Draft Beers $3
    Local Wines $4
    20% off bottled Greek wine
    $2 off all Appetizers

    Meraki Greek Street Food
    345 S 8th Street in downtown Boise.
    (in between Five Guys and PF Changs)

    Cindy Gillett is our featured artist for June and her artwork will be up all month!

  • 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 jared.austin@idahoartscharter.org

  • Theresa Burkes says:

    This is a beautiful street mural and will be great fun to paint.

  • 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!
    https://www.facebook.com/VIVIDArtistSpaces/

  • 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 1st 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 provided.

    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 3th . You can pick up your work on the 6th 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.

    Regards,

    Helen Winegarner hslkwinegarner@yahoo.com

    If you have any questions, e-mail the CAC @ challisarts@custertel.net 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 http://www.callforentry.org

    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: http://www.360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/

    You will fall in love with Lake Chapala!

    Visit our new website: http://www.360xochiquetzal.com

  • 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 https://eaglepleinairfestival.com/artists
    Call Finer Frames 208-888-9898

  • 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: http://finerframes.com/art-festival-at-vizcaya-winery-sunday-july-30/

    Questions? Call Michelle at Finer Frames 208-888-9898 or email gallery@finerframes.com

  • 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: http://finerframes.com/art-festival-at-vizcaya-winery-sunday-july-30/

    Questions? Call Michelle at Finer Frames 208-888-9898 or email gallery@finerframes.com

  • 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 jrcomarts@gmail.com or call me at 208-938-3529 (home/office). I look forward to finding some great new collaborators!

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