August Notes....
Hope you are all staying cool with ice cream, lots of shade and maybe even a float on the river.

Check out the Open Calls for TVAA Artists:

Play of Light & Shadow: Deadline August 21

Meridian Library Open Call for "Meridian Solo" still has openings.

OPUS! our biggest juried art show of the year! Deadline September 1.   

There are TVAA Exhibitions to inspire you:
Summer Souvenirs - July- October 18 at the Treasure Chest Gallery in the Gem Center for the Arts
Sensation - 5/3-9/13 - Nampa Civic Center

You are invited to join an Art Auction for Idaho State Senator Melissa Wintrow at the Art Source Gallery.

If you have a special exhibit or showing for next month's newsletter let me know. I try to publish the newsletter on or near the 15th of the month.

Thanks so much! 


TVAA Opus 2022

Annual Juried Show

October 4, 2022 to November 30, 2022

Water’s Edge Gallery
Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Deadline: September 1, 2022
Submit your best work that has been mostly created and completed in the last year.
Open theme - you get to decide what you want to show. 
Open to all 2D (wall-hung) or 3D* media.
(* 3D artwork can be included for the online version of the show and in judging and awards.)
There will be a guest juror and cash awards.  
Online submissions portal for up to 3 works per artist.

Treasure Valley Artists Alliance / Nampa


Play of Light and Shadow: An Art Exhibition by 

TVAA at Nampa Civic Center

September 13, 2022 – January 10, 2023

Opening Reception October 21, 6-8p

Deadline: August 21, 2022
Click here for application.

Treasure Valley Artists Alliance

Meridian Library OPEN CALL

“Meridian Solo”

 An Art Exhibition by TVAA at Meridian Library - Revolving Dates

Meridian Solo 2-month exhibition opportunity still has openings:
Sept 20, 2022 – Nov 15, 2022
Jan 12, 2023 – Mar 16, 2023 (approx)

Featured solo artists slated will be:
July 12 - Sept 20 Mike Chambers
Sep 20 - Nov 15, 2022 Cindi Walton
Nov 15, 2022 - Jan 12, 2023 Michelle Grace
Mar 16, 2023 – May 18, 2023 (approx) Mary McInnis

For more information on this opportunity and how to apply, please click here:
(available to TVAA members on first come first serve basis)

Need more lead time?

Here are the upcoming shows we're planning. 

Click here for more information.

Dates and details may change. 

All That Glitters  
Shiny stuff: gold, silver, jewels ... 
Oct 18, 2022 - Jan 17, 2023 
(approx dates) 
Treasure Chest Gallery 
(Gem Center for the Arts) 

Delve: Research Based Art Exhibition 
Pick a passion and dive in deep.  
(approx dates) 
The Treasure Chest Gallery 

Opus 2023  
Bring out your best of the last year for our annual JURIED SHOW 
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2023 
(approx dates) 
Water's Edge Gallery 
at the Riverside Hotel 


GOLDEN Acrylic A-Z Virtual Lecture/Demo
OCT 19, 5:30-7 PM (PT), 6:30-8 PM (MT)
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro

This free online event packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Learn the unique properties of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Colors, Heavy Body Acrylic Colors, OPEN Acrylic Colors and High Flow Acrylics. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, viscosity, saturation, intensity of color and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing and mixed media. Each event includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Artists will leave enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of Acrylic!

Instructor will share several samples, techniques and answer questions during the event. A class summary and images will be provided afterwards so that artists can continue their exploration independently.

Attendees (US/Canada) will have the opportunity to receive free samples mailed direct. More details will be sent upon registration. The Zoom link will be emailed 2 days, 1 day prior and the day of the event.

This event is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & co-hosted by Treasure Valley Artists Alliance in Boise, ID. 



Welcome to Summer Souvenirs! This is an online exhibition created by the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance.

“It’s Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” – George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess

July 21, 2022: (Third Thursday) Opening Reception 6-8 pm, The Treasure Chest Gallery, 2417 Bank Drive, Boise, Idaho (Pending current Covid-19 restrictions)

October 18, 2022: Exhibition closes

Exhibition Photo by Kateryna Hliznitsova
Header Photo by David Travis


Sensation: An Art Exhibition by  

TVAA at Nampa Civic Center

May 3, 2022 – September 13, 2022



“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

Melissa Wintrow, District 19 Senator, is having a fundraiser at Art Source Gallery on Sept 7, Wednesday, at 6:30.  Melissa has been an ardent supporter of and advocate for women's rights.  Please check out the evite! And if you'd like to donate, we would love to receive your donations within the next three weeks at ASG.  Just mark them for Melissa's fundraiser and give the following info:  Artist's name, title, description, size, medium, value of work.   And please contact me if you have any questions!
Thank you, Laurel Macdonald

Exhibition image credit: Jill Wellington

artwork in other images online: © 2021 Avianne International LLC, All Rights Reserved


"With "Winre Wonderland" we celebrate one of the most incredible times of the year to be in Idaho - lazy holidays, colorful sweaters, Halloween fun, hot chocolate, snug blankets, snowmen, christmas trees, Hanukkah, family, festivities, holiday music, and more. We leave the interpretation open to your imagination. What does Winter in Idaho mean to you? Subjects are all welcome as long as they are family friendly.

Entry deadline: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (midnight, USA Mountain Time)
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