TVAA March 2019 News
TVAAs next General meeting will be April 1st!
Boise Author, Rita Branham Rodriguez, will be speaking about her book The Blue Door Knob: The Artisic life of Cornelia Hart Farrer.  In the book, Rodriguez captures the extraordinary life and spirit of artist Cornelia Hart Farrer, a founder of the Boise Art Museum and Art in the Park.

When:   April, 1st, 6pm to 8pm
Where:  Marion Bingham Room, 3rd Floor
              Boise Public Library
              715 S. Capital BLVD, Boise  
Hunter Elementary School in Meridian is hosting an Art Night, April, 25th. They are hoping to find an artist to demonstrate for their students and families.   

If you are interested please email Jessie Swimeley
How much progress have you made on your series! We would love to know!

Do you have any great projects planned for spring. Come share with us! 

Bring any projects you would like to share and get feedback on.

Join us for food and friendship!
When:  March 19th, 6 pm to 9 pm

Where: Barrelhouse 
             5181 N Glenwood St,
            Garden City, ID 83714

Call Closes March 17th!
Be inspired by music, by your favorite song, style, musician or instrument.  What do you listen to while you make your art?  Does your choice of music make a difference in the artistic outcome?  Does music provide your subject matter, color or form?  Where do visual art and music cross paths?  Consider: Frequency, Vibration, Rhythm, Pulse & Beat. Let us know the source of your inspiration in 100 words or less.
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Call for the Members Only Flash Show at Surel's Place
Closes on March 25th, 2019.

More Information can be found here.
Uncanny: Art that Explores Surreal Visions
and Subconscious Journeys

Reception: March 29th 6-9 pm at the Nampa Civic Center
Sketch with us!
When: April 9th, 6-8
Where: 10 Barrel Brewing Company
                  826 W Bannock St, Boise

The Sketchers will me up at 10 Barrel Brewing Company then head out to sketch around downtown (weather permitting of course!).

Join in the fun of creating and talking with others!
Q: How do I prepare my artwork for hanging at a TVAA show? 

A: We encourage professional display standards, artwork submitted for exhibitions must be framed and/or ready to hang with a wire when it arrives for installation, otherwise it will not be hung.
  • Frames should complement the artwork and not distract from it. The most suitable hanging devices for a frame are a wire attachment or D-rings, one on each side.
  • The weight of the piece will determine the type of wire or D-ring used. Make sure to use those that support the weight of the piece. The standard measurement for attaching the wire is one third of the distance from top to bottom of your frame. 
  • The wire should not be strung too tight, as this will make it difficult to hang, or too loose, as then the work will not be as stable on the wall.
  • Oil or acrylic paintings should be framed with an attached wire or two D-rings which hold the weight of the painting accordingly. The other option is painting on a box canvas.
  • A painting on a box canvas should have a gallery wrapped edge (meaning the cut edge of the canvas is wrapped around to the back and cannot be seen when hung). The edges of the box canvas are always painted. No staples should be visible.

It is understood that not all artwork will fit into simple categories. A French cleat is also an option for hanging. You must include both the top and bottom of the cleat. Please be mindful of hanging extremely heavy work. The apparatus must be adequate for the safety of the work and patrons.Non-traditional artworks may require special hanging devices.

See our website for more details!

Need more lead time?

Here are the upcoming shows we're planning. Dates and details may change. 

Merging Perspectives: a Collaboration (Jun 28 - Sept 23) Collaboration show and art mingle 

Pet Portrait Revisited (July 1st - September 30, 2019) Consider the obvious portrayal of “My Best Friend” and animal companionship, or reinvent the nature of “Pet” and “Portrait”, “Friend”, “Enemy” 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. 

Story Time (Oct 1st - Dec 31st, 2019) A narrative, telling a story through visual art. This can be your true or fictional story or by someone else (if credited). A written story/statement or reference to accompany the work is highly encouraged, 500 words or less. 

Rooted: You Are Here (Oct 4 - Jan 6, 2020) Community theme. 

Social Media: Cats and Gun Control (dates are TBD) A theme for winter.
Want to help TVAA in easy ways?
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You can also link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to us!
Our organization number is TE387.
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