Pet Portrait Revisited

Pet Portrait Revisited

July 1 through November 2, 2019


Consider the obvious portrayal of “My Best Friend” and animal companionship, or reinvent the nature of “Pet”, “Portrait”, “Friend”, or even “Frenemy”. Challenge with fantasy, dare to think outside the fence, reverse the roles, reconsider size and color, feather, fur and scales. Share the story of animals crossing with human lives. Explore your pet peeves, pet projects, or even pet rocks.  

All 2D welcome. Size is limited to 320 square inches, including frame, due to the limited wall space. Please inquire early about special display needs. Unfortunately the library cannot accommodate 3D artwork at this time.

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 May 21, 2019 with a deadline of midnight, June 14, 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.

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.

Delivery of Artwork

Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, Idaho, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Monday, July 1, 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 the Meridian Library, 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 Meridian Library will handle any sales.

Important Dates

May 21, 2019 Submission of digital images begins
June 14, 2019 Midnight deadline for submission of digital images of original artwork
June 18, 2019 Notification of accepted artworks emailed to artists
July 1, 2019 Accepted artwork delivered to Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, Idaho between 9:00 and 3:00 pm
July 3, 2019 (Wednesday) Opening Reception 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Magazine section of the Meridian Library
November 2, 2019 Exhibition closes
November 5, 2019 Pick up artwork from Meridian Library between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm