Out of Your Comfort Zone Exhibition: Where comfort ends, risk begins. Thirty artists in various mediums take the risk in our latest exhibition at Boise State Public Radio offices, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise. The exhibition opens November 17 with a reception from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. with music by Christian Remwood. The exhibition runs through January 12, Monday – Friday, 9-5.

Together in the Dark 2017, An Online Exhibition, Winners Announced: This is the exhibition about the Great American Eclipse and a collaboration with the Nampa Art Collective. Local artists and artists from across the Path of Totality submitted for this exhibition. A blind jury of artists who had not submitted to the exhibition selected the following winners: Pat and Karen Miller of Yakima, Washington, first place; Betty Mallorca of Nampa, second place; and Jessica Tookey, Boise, third place. Congratulations to them and to all 38 artists who were selected to be in the exhibition! The plan is for the show to go online in early December. Then in January, there will be two physical exhibitions, one to celebrate the grand opening of the Gem Center for the Arts in Boise, another at the Nampa Civic Center. Stay tuned for more announcements as we bring the exhibition online and put together the physical exhibitions.

Special Call to Artists for Cello Art: This is a unique opportunity for two artists or groups of artists. 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.

If you or a group of artists are interested in this project, please read the prospectus and apply by clicking here or copying and pasting the following into your browser: https://treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org/special-call-to-artists-cello-art/. The deadline for submitting is midnight Friday, January 5th.

The finished cellos will be on display during the April-May Boise State Public Radio (BSPR) Exhibition, which will have a music theme, then displayed again at the Gem Center for the Arts, and then raffled off to benefit TVAA. The selected artists or groups of artists will be recognized and featured in our marketing campaign.

This project is open to TVAA members, all mediums. At least one member of a submitting group must be a TVAA member. Awards will be given to the two artists or groups selected for this project. If a group is selected, the group will share the award.

Important Dates:

Submissions due: Midnight, Friday, January 5, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Friday, January 12, 2018
Cellos Delivered to BSPR: Monday, April 2, 2018
BSPR Exhibition Reception and Opening:  Friday, April 4, 2018

Next General Meeting: Some of our new members have been asking about the next General Meeting. The next one is February 5, and we will have an educational component to that meeting, yet to be announced. For your calendar, the four general meetings a year occur on the first Mondays of February, April, June and October, and generally each meeting is 6-8 p.m. They are open to the public, so bring your friends. It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s going on with TVAA, meet other artists and learn something new.

Looking Ahead: Our Curator Pam Slendorn informs me that the next exhibition at BSPR, after Out of Your Comfort Zone, is a juried exhibition with an open theme. So, think about submitting your best new work. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Submissions will be taken December 1 – January 5.