Nampa Civic Center Show, which runs March 30 – June 26. The show is titled: “Let’s Face It: A Contemporary Portrait Show.”

Black & White exhibition at Boise State Public Radio. The show will run April 6 through May 25.

Call to Artists: Emerald/Orchard Walkability Project Murals: The Emerald/Orchard Walkability Project of the Central Rim Neighborhood Association seeks volunteers to create murals on the “Freemont Wall” (south side of W. Freemont St. between Orchard and Pond). These murals will add the illusion of space and depth to the streetscape, brightening it for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers with themes reflecting businesses conducted in the buildings, the history of the Central Bench or the cultural diversity of this vibrant Boise neighborhood. Initial murals will be unveiled at National Night Out, August 7, 2018. The neighborhood is raising funds for supplies to support this work. All interested and available artists are asked to submit three (3) previous works of their art. Let us know if you have previous mural or large painting experience and whether you would prefer to work alone, work on a team, or lead a team for the actual painting of a mural.

The timeline for the mural project is as follows:

Submissions deadline is midnight, Saturday, May 19.

Call back to artists is Tuesday, May 22.

Mural painting starts June 2.

Mural Painting completion July 28.

Unveiling at National Night Out August 7.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please apply here. Jesse Bateman is coordinating this for TVAA, and you can reach him at The call is open to all artists.

Program for June General Meeting, Your Words Matter:  The General Meeting is June 4, 6–8 p.m., at the Gem Center for the Arts, 2417 W. Bank Dr., Boise 83705. The meeting is open to the public, so bring your friends.

Upcoming TVAA Member Shows in 2018 at Boise State Public Radio: Below are the show themes for the rest of 2018 at Boise State Public Radio offices, and some of the important dates, so you can be thinking ahead. Full prospectuses will be available closer to the show entry periods at

Currently open for entries
Deadline for submissions: May 18, 2018 Midnight
Show dates: June 8 to August 10, 2018

Open for submissions: June 29 to Aug. 3, 2018
Show dates: August 24 to Oct. 29, 2018


Open for submissions: Sept. 14 to Oct. 19, 2018

Show dates: Nov. 9 to Jan. 14, 2019

Call to Artists for Facts, Fictions & Lies: This call opens this weekend to all of you 2D and 3D artists who have a story to tell. Your art tells the story and you tell the story again, in words. It can be fact, fiction or a downright lie. We don’t care. We want to be entertained, enlightened, or dissolved in tears. Your choice. We will select the best art with the best stories, and, if you are selected, teach you how to make your story better in workshops taught by Idaho Writer in Residence, Christian Winn. Then, your art and your story will be installed in November in the Facts, Fictions & Lies Exhibition at Boise State’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Student Union. At the reception in December, a dramatic actor will read stories to the attendees, as many as will fit into a two-hour event.

Submission is free for TVAA Exhibiting Members, Nampa Art Collective Members and BSU Students. All others pay a $25 fee to cover jurying costs. The deadline for applying is August 1to allow time for working on your art and your story. But don’t wait until the last minute to start! See the complete schedule and other details at, as the call goes live this weekend.

Cello Art!: You can see Pam McKnight’s and Stephen Douglas’ fabulous cello art in the Black & White Show at Boise State Public Radio right now. In June, they will be on display at the Art Source Gallery in downtown Boise and, in July, Gallery Fifty-Five in McCall. If you have a fabulous place to show off these cellos, please let us know. The cello art will be available for auction at the end of the tour to benefit our scholarship program. What a beautiful and meaningful way to support the TVAA scholarship program. Stay tuned for news on the auction. More information is available at