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October 2023 Newsletter

By October 17, 2023October 29th, 2023

Photograph by Chris Lawton

Message from the President of TVAA….

October brings 2 new exhibitions to celebrate and an opportunity to learn! Please join the artists of Instinct Exhibition at the Nampa Civic Center on October 21st for the Opening Reception. I also hope to see you at the TVAA Gallery on October 26th for the Body Language Opening Reception. Follow the link in this email to sign up for the Golden Grounds and Pastes online demonstration which will be October 28th.

TVAA Gallery at the Gem Center for the Arts received a new sign built and installed by Exhibiting Member Andrew Groth. The sign is made to display 4 original logo artworks at a time created by founding TVAA Members. Because the TVAA logo is made up of numerous individual artworks, Andrew designed it to be 4 frames in which the TVAA logo letters can be switched out periodically. Thank you Andrew for your time and talents to create this beautiful sign which honors TVAA history and gives the TVAA Gallery a fresh look.

Leslie Jay


Treasure Valley Artists Alliance

Meridian Library OPEN CALL

“Meridian Solo”

 An Art Exhibition by TVAA at Meridian Library – Revolving Dates

Opening Reception TBD with Artist and Library
Meridian Solo 2-month exhibition opportunity has openings for 2024.

Click here to apply.

Featured solo artists slated will be:
September 14 to November 16 approx): Karin Yahr

Need more lead time?

Here are the upcoming shows we’re planning.

Click here for more information.

Here are the upcoming shows we’re planning.

Dates and details may change.

Exploring sleep and dreams
Jan 16 – Apr 16, 2024 (approx)
TVAA Gallery
(Gem Center for the Arts)
Deadline to apply will be approx Dec 30, 2023

What comes from planting seeds and burying things? Growth, procreation, life and thought.
Apr 16 – July 16, 2024 (approx)
TVAA Gallery
(Gem Center for the Arts)
Deadline to apply will be approx Mar 30, 2024

Masks to hide, cover, adorn and theatricize. Masking used as technique. Masks as culture.
July 16 – Oct 15, 2024 (approx)
TVAA Gallery
(Gem Center for the Arts)
Deadline to apply will be approx Sept 28, 2024

Opus 2024
Bring out your best of the last year for our annual JURIED SHOW
October 2024
Water’s Edge Gallery
at the Riverside Hotel
Deadline to apply will be approx August 30, 2024

Midnight Metaphor
cool dark palettes to explore the depths of blue
Dec 2024 thru Jan 2025
Initial Point Gallery. Meridian
Deadline to apply will be approx Nov 15, 2024


You are invited to Opening & Reception:


Thursday, Oct 26, 2023, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

An Art Exhibition by TVAA at TVAA Gallery

Oct 24, 2023 – Jan 16, 2024

TVAA Gallery is on the first floor of Gem Center for the Arts
2417 Bank Drive, Boise, ID



July 25 – Oct 24, 2023
at TVAA Gallery, Gem Center for the Arts







Now on display at the Meridian City Library:


September 14 to November 16
Meridian City Library
1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian, ID 83642








GOLDEN Virtual Event: Acrylic Grounds & Pastes
OCT 28, 11-12:30 PM (PDT)
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Register here.

Discover the possibilities of Acrylic Grounds & Pastes!
This event focuses on Golden’s vast array of Acrylic Grounds & Pastes. Gain a broad understanding of each product and the unique qualities each offers. I’ll be sharing how they can be used to create both smooth & textured surfaces, the various ways they can be painted once dry or tinted with paint while wet. I’ll share which products offer a toothy surface for drawing and which offer an absorbent surface for water media.

Then for a mixed media twist, I’ll share how they can be used to create layers within collage artworks. All of these products can be applied to a range of substrates such as paper, canvas, or wood panels. And so much more.Instructor will share several samples, techniques and answer questions during the event. A class summary and images will be provided afterwards so that artists can continue their exploration independently.

Attendees (US/Canada) will have the opportunity to request free product samples (FYI shipped after the event). More details will be sent upon registration. The Zoom link will be emailed 2 days, 1 day prior and the day of the event.This event is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & co-hosted by Treasure Valley Artists Alliance in Idaho.

De Pirro Art Links:



This show will be showing until November 1.

Click here for the link to all the haps at CATALYST!



Michael Norsk

Idaho Art Gallery is proud to announce our featured artist for the month of October, Michael Norsk. Michael, along with his family, made the significant move to Boise from Chicago in 2017. Mr. Norsk is a distinguished abstract expressionist painter, specializing in acrylic on canvas as his chosen medium. His active involvement within the Boise community has been notably impactful, earning him the distinction of being featured on the cover of Boise Weekly on two separate occasions.

Is Your Artwork Hanging Out
Around Town? Or Do You Have Exciting News To Share?

Please let us know if you are involved in solo shows, exhibitions or received special awards. We will post them here so we can all support each other.

Want to help TVAA in easy ways?
You can also link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to us!
Our organization number is TE387.

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