TVAA Opus 2019

a juried show

October 1st to December 28th, 2019


Bring in your best and brightest work that has been completed in the last year (since Sept 30, 2018). Open theme – you get to decide what you want to show. Open to all media. There will be a guest juror.

If you have a story about the work, please share it in 100 words or less.

2D (wall hung) artwork only, due to limitations at this venue.

Wall hanging apparatus will be rail and cable.  

There is no size limit (within reason.) Please contact the curator if you plan to enter something exceptionally huge and have questions.

Application Procedure

Please read carefully, as there are some new requirements.

You must be a TVAA member in good standing through the dates of this exhibition in order to participate. Click here to join now if you are not yet a member. You may submit up to three digital images of original work(s) beginning June 29, 2019 with a deadline of midnight, September 6, 2019. Please include your name, title of work, medium, dimensions for each artwork, price or value (even if not for sale), as well as the your contact information. Click the Apply Now! button at the bottom of this page to begin your application.

Late entries will not be accepted, so be advised to not wait until the last minute to submit an entry, allowing time to catch any technical issues with an application.

For tips on preparing quality photos of your artwork, please click here. Poor photos may influence selection for this show.  

Selection is not guaranteed.

Digital image files must be NO LARGER than 1 MB and must contain the TITLE in the file name. This will be strictly enforced. If you have technical difficulty with this, please contact the curator in advance at:

Acceptance of Work

Current TVAA member(s) submitting images meeting the requirements of this exhibition’s theme by the deadline are encouraged to submit artwork for this show.  Artwork selected for the exhibition must be available from the drop-off date through to the pick-up date. Substitutions will not be considered. If you think there will be a conflict in scheduling a particular artwork, please do not submit that piece.  The Exhibition committee reserves the right to exclude any artwork for any reason, including not being appropriately prepared for installation.

This is a juried show. It’s possible that not all applicants will be included in this show.

Hanging Devices

Each accepted artwork should have an appropriate hanging device attached. Read this article for information on professional framing and appropriate hanging devices. If artwork is heavy, please make sure hanging device is suitable for weight and appropriate for sheetrock. Pieces without appropriate hanging devices will not be installed. For this show, much of the work will be cable-hung, with works best with fairly tight picture wire.

Delivery of Artwork

Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the the Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Boulevard, Boise, Idaho, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Monday, September 30, 2019. All artwork should be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and the title of the piece.  This is important for properly identifying each piece as signatures are sometimes hard to decipher.  Artists will also be required to sign a release upon delivery of work.


Artists may provide email contact information for contact by potential patrons. Artwork for sale will have the works labeled with “Value $____”.  Any work not for sale will be labeled “NFS”. When the show comes down if the work has sold, artists are encouraged to donate 10% to TVAA and 10% to Riverside Hotel, retaining 80% of the sale for themselves.  Sold work must remain on exhibition for the duration of the show and will have a “red dot” on the label indicating the work has been sold.  Purchases must be arranged by the individual artists and their buyers. Neither TVAA nor Riverside Hotel will handle any sales.

Important Dates

June 29, 2019 Submission of digital images begins
September 6, 2019 Midnight deadline for submission of digital images of original artwork
September 10, 2019 Notification of accepted artworks emailed to artists
September 30, 2019 Accepted artwork delivered to the Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Boulevard, Boise, Idaho between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
December (TBD), 2019 Holiday Party at the Riverside Hotel
December 28, 2019 Exhibition closes
December 31, 2019 Pick up artwork from Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Boulevard, Boise, Idaho between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm