Call to Artists: Together in the Dark 2017, An Online Exhibition. Thanks to Mike Chambers, our webmaster, and Betty Mallorca, President of the Nampa Art Collective, our call to artists is ready to roll on the TVAA website at The Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance and the Nampa Art Collective (NAC) are collaborating to host this juried online exhibition of art reflecting on the Great American Eclipse, which occurred on August 21, 2017. The exhibition will feature prizes for best of show and provide exposure and publicity, contact information, and an artist statement for all selected artists. We encourage artists from all across the nation, especially those who experienced the eclipse first hand, to submit for this exhibition.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $100

The deadline for applying is November 1, 2017.

At TVAA’s General Meeting, October 2, 2017: How to Use Facebook to Build Your Art Business: If you are an artist, this presentation is for you, because, as an artist, you are also a business owner. On October 2nd, Meg Glasgow, a framing business strategist and gallery owner, will talk about how to get your business going through Facebook in three steps: Getting your art business on Facebook, advertising your business, and analyzing your ads. You will learn how to choose the appropriate Facebook channels for you, how to use the Facebook Ads Manager to deliver ads to custom audiences, and how to understand Facebook Page Insights and track Facebook data in Google Analytics.

Location: Idaho Parents Unlimited, 4619 Emerald St, Boise, 83706

Date and Time: Monday, October 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Take Our Survey: Jessica Tookey, our Social Media Chair, has put together a very short survey to discover how long each of our members has been a member of TVAA. She will use this information in her Instagram promotions of your work, among other things. Click here to take the survey. It takes less than five minutes.


TVAA at Art Zone 208: Art Zone 208 has invited TVAA to provide 3D art for their featured artist of the month space in November. Have you ever wanted to be a featured artist in this gallery space? Here’s your chance. Your work must be 3D and for sale to apply. You are encouraged to apply at The deadline for applying is October 13.

TVAA Member Discount for Papermaking Workshop by Tom Bennick: TVAA member Tom Bennick will teach a new workshop focused on papermaking for fine art production at MING Studios, and TVAA members receive a $10 discount. The workshops is Wednesday, September 20, 5:30-8, at MING Studios downtown Boise. Hurry to reserve your seat, as class size is limited. Directions for registering are here:

Texture This! Exhibition at BSPR until November 3: Texture This! runs September 8, 2017 through November 3, 2017 at Boise State Public Radio (BSPR) with 52 pieces of art by 34 artists.

Looking Ahead: Out of Your Comfort Zone is the next show scheduled at BSPR, after Texture This! How much change will it take to disturb your comfort? Identify the line where your comfort zone ends and your risk with art begins. Cross the line and bring your best risk forward. Submissions begin September 22 and continue through October 30. Exhibition dates are November 17 – January 12.