Submissions are due midnight, Friday, January 5. Two (unplayable) cellos have been donated to TVAA. We are looking for a couple of artists or groups of artists to create artwork with each cello. You will have more than two months to complete the artwork after being selected. The submission form is here: https://treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org/special-call-to-artists-cello-art/.

TVAA Juried Art Exhibition Submissions Due January 12: This is our only juried exhibition for the year at Boise State Public Radio. It is open-themed and all media are welcome. We will have an outside juror, yet to be announced, and Best of Show will be awarded. Read the prospectus and submit at https://treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org/exhibitions/. You must be a TVAA member to apply.

Artists from the Together in the Dark Online Exhibition to Show Their Work in Boise and Nampa: TVAA has joined up with the Nampa Art Collective to exhibit work from the Together in the Dark exhibition about the Great American Eclipse, which is currently online at https://treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org. There will be two exhibition venues for the physical exhibitions.

The Boise show is at the Gem Center for the Arts and features the work of nineteen artists from the online exhibition. The opening reception is Friday, January 12, and is part of the grand opening of the Gem Center. The reception is 5-10 p.m. in the ground floor exhibition space. Reel Foods is supplying the refreshments 5-8, and the Gem Center 8-10. The show closes February 2.

The Nampa show opens at the Nampa Civic Center Friday, January 19, with a reception 7 – 9:30 p.m. Eight artists from the online exhibition will be in this show, including the work of all three award winners from the online exhibition: Pat and Karen Miller, Betty Mallorca and Jessica Tookey.  This show runs in conjunction with the Nampa Art Collective’s Black, White and Gray show, and both shows close on March 26.

Volunteers Still Needed for the Gem Center Reception: We still need a couple of volunteers to greet people coming into the center and direct them to the various activities at the Gem Center, including the exhibition and reception. You would be assigned a time between 5 and 8 on January 12. Please let me know in the next couple of days at president@treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org, if you can help.

Out of Your Comfort Zone Exhibition Closing January 12: Thirty artists in various mediums took a risk in Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance latest exhibition at Boise State Public Radio offices, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise. If you haven’t seen it, you’ll want to get over there.

Next General Meeting: The next General Meeting is Monday, February 5, 6-8 p.m., at the Gem Center. Stephen Fisher, the Art Department Chair at the College of Western Idaho, will speak about writing artist statements for grant applications, exhibitions and galleries. The meeting is open to the public, so bring your friends.