Facts, Fictions & Lies

November 18, 2018 through January 6, 2019


Your art tells the story and you tell the story again, in words. It can be fact, fiction or an outright lie. We don’t care. We want to be entertained, enlightened, or dissolved in tears. Your choice. We will select the best art with the best stories, and, if you are selected, teach you how to make your story better in workshops organized by Idaho Writer in Residence, Christian Winn. Then, your art and your story will be installed in November in the Facts, Fictions & Lies Exhibition at Boise State’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Student Union and also featured in an online exhibition on our website. At the reception in December, a dramatic actor will read stories to the attendees, as many as will fit into a two-hour event.

Awards will given for best of show ($150), second place ($100) and third ($50).


Submission Fees
Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance Exhibiting Members: Free
Nampa Art Collective Members: Free
Boise State University Students: Free*
All others: $25.00 per submission

*Two exhibition slots will be reserved for BSU Students.


Important Dates
August 1, 2018 at midnight: Submissions deadline
August 15, 2018: Artists notified
August 20 – September 27, 2018: Writing workshops
October 20, 2018: Stories ready to print
November 15, 2018 from 10 am till 12 noon: Art drop off, Fine Arts Gallery, BSU Student Union
To make arrangements for another drop off time artists should contact Melissa Maxey at 208-863-8166
December 4, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Opening reception
November 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019: Exhibition dates
January 7, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm: Pick up artwork


Contact Info
Questions? Contact us at extra@treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org.