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TVAA  February 2019 Newsletter


Greetings Artists!

With our feet planted firmly in 2019, I wanted to thank some very important people that give so much to our organization. First, I want to congratulate Jessie Swimeley on her election as Vice President of the Board! She has been an invaluable asset to us all. Thanks, Jessie for all your hard work!  I also want to thank Terry Burkes for her years of service to TVAA in so many capacities. Her work with the Facts, Fictions & Lies collaboration with Boise State Fine Arts Gallery was a great success and her last big hurrah as exiting President of TVAA. You are so appreciated, Terry! Also, would like give a big thank you to Stephan Douglas for his work as Exhibition Manager for our Boise State Public Radio exhibitions, our best to you and Sue! And Finally, (though I could go on and on) to BSPR for hosting our many exhibitions over the years. The opening of our last exhibition there, the 2019 Juried Show, was a huge success, thanks to all the participating artists and the guests that made it so memorable.

Now that we are moving on, we are branching out into the Treasure Valley with collaborations with Surel’s Place, JUMP, and the Meridian Library and we are exploring so many more ways to get your artwork out in front of the public.

Here’s to creating art and community!


TVAA President

Call to Artists!

Uncanny: Art that explores surreal visions and subconscious journeys
An art exhibition at the Nampa Civic Center
We are seeking submissions from artists of all mediums on the theme of the “Uncanny.” This is an opportunity to show art that explores surreal visions and subconscious journeys. Allow your creativity to flow into unexpected places. Our venue, the Nampa Civic Center will be hosting an interactive screening of The Wizard of Oz on the evening of the Uncanny reception. Perhaps this iconic film could provide a jumping off point for thematic inspiration? As always we ask that the subject matter remain family friendly.

Important Dates

February 3, 2019 Submission of digital images begins
March 3, 2019 Midnight deadline for submission of digital images of original artwork
March 7, 2019 Notification of accepted artworks emailed to artists
March 26, 2019 Accepted artwork delivered to Civic Center Union Pacific Room, 3 pm–6 pm (fill out and sign waiver and sign in sheet)
March 29, 2019 Opening Reception 6 pm–9 pm at Nampa Civic Center
June 24, 2019 Exhibition closes
June 25, 2019 pick up artwork at Nampa Civic Center

Apply Now!
Let's keep getting creative!

What have you been working on? Bring your current Works in Progress to share! or just bring yourself.

We will have a group critique of pieces anyone wishes to share. We will also talk about upcoming TVAA projects, like Illumibrate with JUMP.

Want someone to read your Alexa Rose Grant Applications? We can do that too!

Bring your friends, have drinks, and some food with us!
When: February 19th, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Barrelhouse 
             5181 N Glenwood St,
            Garden City, ID 83714
Want to hang out and sketch?
Meet up with the Urban Sketchers! 

They meet the second Tuesday of each month around Boise.

For more information email Jesse Bateman:
After Dark is open at the Nampa Civic Center until March 25th.
2019 Juried Exhibiton
is open until March 14th at Boise State Public Radio.
Up Coming Artists' Calls
Themes for up coming shows. Dates are subject to change. Please watch the website and newsletter for call invitations.

Meridian Library Shows:

Melody, Harmony & Resonance  (April 1st through June 30th) 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.

Pet Portrait Revisited (July 1st - September 30) 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.   Share your story in 100 words or less.  Here, Fido, time to play fetch!

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

Nampa Civic Center shows:

Summer 2019 - Merging Perspectives; A Collaboration
Fall 2019 - Rooted: You Are Here

Extra Exhibitions:

Surel's Place Pop-up Juried Show. Open Theme, juried by Surel's Place. Show dates May 3rd- 5th
Q: What is the difference between a TVAA Juried Show and a Curated Show?
A Juried Show has a person, or a group of people, with an art background choose works for the show.  The jurors determine what works they will accept based on criteria given to them, like the theme of the show. Jurors use their personal taste, art knowledge and experience to  judge the entries. Jurors usually change from show to show.  If you enter a juried show, you may not get in.
A Curated Show has a person or group of people choose at least one piece of work from all artists who enter. The curator chooses works that are of high quality and relevant to the theme or other criteria asked for in the call. Curators use personal taste, art knowledge and experience to guide their choices. If you enter a curated show, at least one art work will get in.

In both types of shows there are humans doing their best to give a fair representation to the artists and show theme. Art is subjective, and an artist you might not always agree with the outcome.  Keep Creating and applying! 
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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