Call to Artists: The Return of the Red Caboose

At the Nampa Train Depot Museum

A TVAA and NAC Juried Show

The theme as requested by our hosts, the Canyon County Historical Society, is for art pertaining to the history of Canyon County – and they remind us that History is as recent as yesterday! (Be creative in interpreting how your work might fit with this show—don’t be intimidated, or too literal!)

We will have a wire grid display in the Ladies’ Waiting Room of the Nampa Train Depot Museum of accepted original artwork. The show will open June 22 and hang until August 5. There will be a closing reception on Saturday August 4, time TBD, and art pick up right after.

During the main event on June 22 & 23, we will have a pop-up tent outside in addition to the show inside.  We can sell prints, greeting cards, any “smalls” that you would like to display, as well as information about TVAA to share with the public . The theme inside doesn’t necessarily apply to our booth outside, but only “family-friendly” art, please.  They are expecting a good attendance, so it’s a great chance to meet a lot of people and talk about your art.

The museum hours are Thursday through Saturday 10AM-3PM.  Admission at the door, except for June 22-23.

Important Dates:

  • May 17 – Submissions open when posted
  • June 11 (midnight) – Submissions deadline
  • June 14 – Acceptance notification via email
  • June 21 (Thursday) – Delivery of art (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm) / Show Installation 5:30 pm
  • June 22 & 23 – Caboose Party! Friday 4-11 pm / Saturday 10-5 pm
    // Indoor exhibition plus outdoor booth/display
  • August 4 // closing reception (time TBD), pick up art

Details of the many activities of this event:

NOTE: This is a juried show. Not all submissions will be accepted.

QUESTIONS?  email:

TVAA members in the “Exhibiting Artist” level and NAC members in good standing may submit for no additional fee.  TVAA “Artist” level members pay a $15 hanging fee, if accepted.  Non-members pay a submission fee of $15 per show, 3 works maximum.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

For membership info, please CLICK HERE.

When you are ready, visit our exhibitions page to apply. This call is open to all 2D and 3D artists.