Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho

September 30, 2020 to January 4th, 2021

Bring in your best, brightest and boldest work that has been completed in the last year (since Sept 1, 2020).
Open theme – you get to decide what you want to show.

Open to all 2D (wall-hung) or 3D* media.

There will be a guest juror and cash awards.

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

2D (wall hung) artwork only for the physical show, due to limitations of the venue. Wall hanging apparatus will be rail and cable.

 * 3D artwork can be included for the online version of the show and in judging and awards.

There is no size limit (within reason).  Please contact the curator if you plan to enter something exceptionally huge or heavy or have unusual needs for display.

Deadline for submissions is
September 15, 2020 Midnight (Tues.)

Application Procedure

Please read carefully, as there are some special requirements for this show. 

A TVAA member at the Exhibiting Artist membership level in good standing through the dates of this exhibition may submit for no additional fee.

Click here to join now if you are not yet a member and would like to join the TVAA. Annual Exhibiting Artist membership is $75.

TVAA members at the Artist membership level may pay a $25 submission fee.

  • You may submit up to three digital images of original work during the application period stated below. (see below for additional images for 3D work)
  • Please include your name, title of work, medium, dimensions (image and framed sizes), for each artwork, price or value (even if not for sale), as well as the your contact information.
  • Files are to be named as follows; artists last name followed by title and submission entry number (example: Smith_Sunset_01.jpg)
  • Image files must be in JPG or JPEG format and no larger than 2MB. Please see the article on Photo Tips for preparing quality photos of your artwork. High quality photos are strongly encouraged, since this is how your work will be judged. Poor photos may influence selection for this show. There will also be an online version of this show using the images you send in with application.
  • Open to all mediums which can be wall hung using the venue’s cable & rail system.
  • 3D artwork (not wall-hung) will be included with the online version of the show and judging. (Up to 3 images per art piece for 3D work). Unfortunately, the physical venue for this show cannot support 3D work on pedestals.
  • Please keep the artwork family friendly for this venue.
  • Artist Statement on each work is encouraged and must be 100 words or less.
  • Please provide social media handles and website links which may also be included with any online promotion of this show, via your TVAA webpage.
  • 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.
  • This is a juried show.
  • Click the Apply Now! button at the bottom of this page to begin your application.


Acceptance of Work

See Application Procedure above for fees related to this exhibition. 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. Its is possible that not all applicants or artwork 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 cable-and-rail system. Pieces without appropriate hanging devices will not be installed.

For this show, much of the work will be cable-hung, which works best with fairly tight picture wire and D-rings. Sawtooth hangers are not allowed.

Delivery of Artwork

Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the venue by the artist or artist’s representative. See below for date, time & location.
All artwork must be labeled on the back of bottom of the piece with the artist’s name and the title of the piece, plus any special hanging instructions. 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. Please take your packing materials home with you, as there is no storage available.


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 and if the work has sold, artists are encouraged to donate 10% to TVAA and 10% to the 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

  • August 19, 2020 Submission of digital images begins
  • September 15, 2020 Midnight (Tuesday) Deadline for submission of digital images of original artwork
  • September 19, 2020 (Saturday)  Notification of accepted artworks emailed to artists
  • September 28, 3-6 pm, and 29, 9 – noon  Accepted artwork delivered to The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714
  • September 29, 1:00 pm  Hanging of the show
  • September 30  Opening of the show
  • Opening Reception – date & time TBD
  • December 2020, date & time TBD  Holiday Party at The Riverside Hotel
  • January 4, 2021 (Sunday)   Exhibition closes
  • January 5, 2021 (Tuesday)  Pick up artwork from The Riverside Hotel



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