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March Notes....
There is plenty of good luck and charm for TVAA artists this month.

Don't miss the opening for TVAA's show...

March 17, 2022
, 5-9 pm at The Treasure Chest Gallery
The Gem Center for the Arts
2417 Bank Drive
Boise, Idaho
This coincides with Third Thursdays Open-Studio Event at the Gem Center for the Arts.
Masks Recommended

There is still time to apply for three new exhibits:
Pale Blue Dot: deadline March 26
Show-Off: deadline April 9
Sensation: April 10

And, if that isn't enough fun meet up the Urban Sketchers March 29. See more information below.


An Art Exhibition by TVAA at The Treasure Chest Gallery

April 27, 2022 – July 19, 2022

Exhibition Poster image by Weston MacKinnon


“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”

– Duke Ellington 

This is an open-theme show.  Show off what you are most proud of.  Maybe you have followed a new and exciting path recently?  Maybe your muse has made a strong showing of late?  Have you finally created (dare we say it) a “Masterpiece”?  Has the underdog risen?  Here is your chance to pat yourself on the back and show off to the Treasure Valley audience and beyond.

Click here to apply!

Deadline: April 9, 2022

“Pale Blue Dot”

 An Art Exhibition by 

TVAA at Meridian Library

April 11, 2022 – July 12, 2022


Opening Reception TBD

Exhibition Poster design by Claire Remsberg, Poster photo credit: Simon Lee and NASA


“The aggregate of our joy and suffering . . .
the pale blue dot, the only
home we’ve ever known”
– Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)

32 years ago, on February 14th,1990, Voyager 1 captured an iconic image of the Earth – known as the “Pale Blue Dot”.  The photo was taken from a staggering 6 billion kilometers away – at the edge of the outer Solar System.

Where are we in this great big giant universe?  How do you see the planet on which your feet rest, Mother Earth, third rock from the sun?  This is the ever-amazing past, present, and future heritage and home of all we know and love.

Here is your chance to showcase your creativity in expressing the beauty, truth, mystery and challenges of our planet Earth, living on Earth, and space exploration with a view of our planet.

To hear Carl Sagan give his inspiring speech, go here:

“Pale Blue Dot” speech in print:

Click here to apply!

Deadline: March 26, 2022

Sensation: An Art Exhibition by  

TVAA at Nampa Civic Center

May 3, 2022 – September 13, 2022
Opening Reception June 10, 6-8p


Cause a Sensation! Sensory perception informs artistic interpretation of the  world. All the senses; sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, are sources of  inspiration for the artist. The artist’s mind translates the sensory information  from the body into art. Artists are invited in this exhibition to delight viewers  with a feast for their senses. 

Creativity with the theme is always encouraged. We are asking for a  maximum of 6 pieces per artist. Multiple artworks from a series are  encouraged. Artist’s statement is very important. Please include an artist’s  statement that details how each work is relevant to the theme (100 words 

or less). You may provide a separate artist’s biography or general  statement (100 words or less). Our host, the Nampa Civic Center is a  public all ages venue. 

Click here to apply!

Deadline: April 10, 2022

Below is a quick list:
Delve: Research Based Art Exhibition 
Pick a passion and dive in deep.  
Summer 2022 
(approx dates) 
The Treasure Chest Gallery 



Hi Sketchers'

Here's a little insight on Urban Sketchers; It's motto- "We show the world, one drawing at a time!".The Urban Sketchers movement was started on Flickr in 2007 by journalist Gabriel Campanario. In 2009 Campanario established Urban Sketchers as a nonprofit organization...

Urban Sketchers Manifesto:  
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4.We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7.We share our drawings online.
8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Urban Sketchers next meetup event:  

on March 29, 2022
 We will meet at

Cloud 9 Brewery
1750 W State St, Boise, ID 83702  

from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
optional 30 minute discussion after till 9pm
Bring your drawing supplies and sketchbooks. We will be inside or outside (depending on the weather).

We'll enjoy friendly/helpful conversations while practicing our craft in depicting  what we see in our surroundings; this too, may be accompanied by one of Cloud 9 favorite foods or beverages..

Urban Sketchers-
Jesse Bateman


Everything, absolutely every, single thing that happens in TVAA is powered by volunteers. Without volunteers TVAA would not exist. Because of this fact, here is a spot to look for ways to help out and to give kudos to those have given their time.

KUDOS go to...
Carolyn Greener & Andrew Groth for helping with Nampa Civic Center Art Rotation day for Elemental.

And our hardworking curators: Leslie Jay and Claire Remsberg

And to Lizzie Taylor who deserves a shout out because she helped organize the drop off of artwork for the Initial Point Gallery Exhibit.

Thank you to Gina Brostmeyer for the delicious green appetizers for the opening of the exhibit at IPG.
A special thank you...

There were 55 people in attendance at last night's opening reception. 

Garden City's "First Friday" undoubtedly took away from IPG attendance, nonetheless, it was a great opening. 

A big shout-out from TVAA should go to Gina Brostmeyer for her LOVELY green-themed refreshments table! 

Thanks to all who participated!



Lizzie Taylor

photo image by Daniel Olah


 An Art Exhibition by TVAA at 

The Treasure Chest Gallery

Jan 25, 2022– April 26, 2022

Opening Reception: March 17, 5-9 pm
The Treasure Chest Gallery
Masks recommended.
This is times to coincide with Third Thursdays open-studio event at the Gem Center for the Arts, 2417 Bank Drive, Boise.
Elemental: An Art Exhibition by 
TVAA Members
Plus Featured Artists Carolyn Greener and Hella 1982 Creative X
at Nampa Civic Center
on display from January 11 – May 3, 2022

photo image by Colton Jones


(The And Show)

 An Art Exhibition by TVAA at 

Meridian Library

January 12, 2022 – April 11, 2022

" Land of Fire & Ice"
Heather Haley


The plan is to offer these engagements and add more as they come to us for Illumibrate. They are building sealife and working on costumes. They also have a digital makers opportunity and plan to add more challenges in the coming months. The goal is to build it back up to the energy level that they experienced in 2018 and 2019.
100% of ticket sales and donations and 10% of art sales from this event will go to the Women's and Children's Alliance. Seats for the Steve Eaton Sapphire Room show must be reserved in advance.
Our first annual JOYFUL is an event celebrating children, art and music. The Riverside Hotel is hosting JOYFUL in the Ballroom on April 24th, 2022. Starting at 11Am and ending at 8PM, JOYFUL is bringing together artists, musicians and the community for Child Abuse Awareness Month and to raise funds for the Women's and Children’s Alliance of Boise. With over 30 artists, vendors, live painting and live music starting at 11am, this event will have something for everyone. 10% of the artist and vendor proceeds will be donated to the Women and Children's Alliance of Boise. 

At 5pm the Youth Art Exhibit will be open near the Sapphire Room entrance. Here, we will exhibit the art work of our area’s youth. For many of them, this will be their first time in exhibition. Many are choosing to have their work for sale to the public.
At 7PM Steve Eaton and Friends will be performing in the Sapphire Room. Tickets are required for entrance to this portion of the event and are available at the link below. 100% of ticket sales and donations will go to the WCA. 

We will have guest speakers before the performance, and will be taking donations for WCA during the concert.
For years, Steve Eaton has been identified as a unique and innovative songwriter and musician. An Idaho native, Steve has written songs for The Carpenters, Art Garfunkel and Lee Greenwood to name a few. As a performer and band-member, Steve has played on stages in a variety of venues all over the country. He was a member several popular 60s bands including The Fabulous Chancellors, and performed as lead guitarist for Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve was the founder and co-creator of Fat Chance, a power horn and acoustic rock band originating from Idaho and signed on the RCA/Victor label. Steve has opened for Ray Charles, Blood Sweat and Tears and Carol King. Steve lives in the Boise foothills where he has a recording studio and continues to perform in venues throughout the world.
For over 40 years, WCA has been at the forefront of providing services to those healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Since its founding, WCA’s crisis program has evolved into one of the most vital, unduplicated, comprehensive programs in our community and region. WCA is proud to be a community leader in providing these critically needed services. The WCA has been an important community partner for over 110 years and providing safe spaces for members of our community has always been at the core of their mission.
WCA was chosen as the beneficiary of our event this year because the services they offer to domestic and sexual abuse survivors has impacted so many lives for the better. They have created a safe haven for survivors to be able to heal, grow and thrive. We are pleased to be able to be part of the first annual JOYFUL event and are looking forward to this fun, uplifting and exciting day!
To learn more, please visit
For questions about the event, please email

“Be Still”
VineArts Boise invites creatives of all ages and skill levels to submit to our upcoming community gallery exhibit & performing arts showcase. We’re looking for works of visual, writing, and performing art portraying peace, stillness, and/or lack thereof. Your art entry may be religious in nature but is not required to be.

DEADLINE: August 2022
No Entry fee.

VineArts invites creatives of all ages and skill levels to submit to our upcoming community gallery exhibit & performing arts showcase. 
NO ENTRY FEE. Both church and community members are welcome to submit their entries.
ENTRY LIMIT: three (3) submissions (total between visual and performing arts entries - feel free to mix and match)
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ART FOR ENTRY: Visit for entry packet and more information.

Danica Thurber
VineArts Ministry Director



        The Garden City         

Spirit Cat House Project

Join the Fun - Join our Community Art Project!! Build a decorative Spirit Cat House for display in Garden City.  We are offering social gatherings, a public final event, cash prizes, and chances to promote your art ……. and all for a good cause.

Join the Movement - The Spirit Cat House Project has been created to bring public awareness to the rapidly growing feral cat population in Garden City. The decorative houses will offer an opportunity to unite our city and educate people on how to help. 

Follow our Facebook page for more information and updates-
Deadline May 31, 2022

Sponsored by: Garden City Community Cats Project


Join the Fun - Join our Community Art Project!! Build a decorative Spirit Cat House for display in Garden City.  We are offering social gatherings, a public final event, cash prizes, and chances to promote your art ……. and all for a good cause.

Join the Movement - The Spirit Cat House Project has been created to bring public awareness to the rapidly growing feral cat population in Garden City. The decorative houses will offer an opportunity to unite our city and educate people on how to help. 


Is Your Artwork Hanging Out
Around Town? Or Do You Have Exciting News To Share?

Please let us know if you are involved in solo shows, exhibitions or received special awards. We will post them here so we can all support each other.
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