November 17-23 

ONline Artist Resources

Gypsy Gallery has posted an artist resource page for Boise artists at www.greatwideopenart.com. Included are places to go for basic artist services like supplies, display modules, framing, print and slide making and a list of contacts for downtown businesses that hang artwork. Marianne Konvalinka, Gypsy Gallery founding member, says, "When I started selling my art, I had no idea what was involved or how to do it. The biggest help has been talking to other artists. The Artist Resource page is Gypsy Gallery's attempt to share some of what we've learned." The Web site includes a bulletin board for posting questions or additional resources. Downtown businesses wishing to be included in the "Places to Show" listing should contact Marianne at 866-6306. In the future, Gypsy Gallery will work with The Boise City Arts Commission to expand the scope of the resource.

BAM 2004 TRIENNIAL ARTISTS

Organized every three years by Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Triennial is a juried exhibition that examines contemporary Idaho art. This year's juror, New York author and critic Arthur C. Danto, art critic for The Nation and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University, selected 65 works by 27 artists. The quality of submitted work was exceptional, making this year's selection process extremely competitive, with a total of 1284 entries submitted by 257 artists.

The 2004 Idaho Triennial will be on display at Boise Art Museum December 18, 2004 through March 13, 2005. This year's selected artists include: William Lennon (Bellevue), Richard Allen (Boise), Ted Apel (Boise), Lori Dagley (Boise), Virginia DeFoggi (Boise), Kevin Flynn (Boise), David Frankel (Boise), Holly Gilchrist (Boise), Charles Gill (Boise), Geoffrey Krueger (Boise), Tara McElhose-Eiguren (Boise), Grant Olsen (Boise), Lou Ray (Boise), Rachel Reese (Boise), Reba Robinson (Boise), Abbie Thomson (Boise), Susan Valiquette (Boise), Jennifer Williams (Boise), Don King (Challis), Surel Mitchell (Garden City), Paul Downry (Ketchum), Rena Vandewater (Meridian), Heather Anderson (Moscow), Elaine Green (Moscow), Sarah Swett (Moscow), George Gledhill (Payette) and Margo Proksa (Pocatello).

ART DEPARTMENT ACCREDITATION

Boise State University's Department of Art was recently granted accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design's Commission on Accreditation. NASAD is the accrediting agency for approximately 240 schools of art and design out of several hundred across the country. Boise State joins the University of Idaho as one of only two such accredited programs in Idaho. Evaluators were especially impressed with the quality and breadth of Boise State students' work, which they felt measured up to that of top tier schools across the nation, said department chair Richard Young. Boise State's Art Department is one of the largest academic departments on campus with about 600 majors, and offers emphases in the following areas: art metals, ceramics, drawing, interdisciplinary studio, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

New Program at Log Cabin

The Log Cabin Literary Center is launching a new, free series of panel discussions to address topics fundamental to our everyday lives, but not often discussed in public. The first of the discussions, entitled "Wonder and Other Survival Skills" features a stupendous lineup of panelists--playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker Philip Atlakson; visual artist Amy Westover; and poet Gay Whitesides. Therapist and business consultant John Roberts, co-founder of Moxie Java, will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by a thought-provoking question and answer period.

Thursday, November 18, 7 p.m., FREE, Log Cabin Literary Center, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., 331-8000, www.logcablit.org.

City Arts Fund Grantees

City Arts Fund, a granting program of the Boise City Arts Commission aimed to support artists and arts organizations in achieving their goals and missions, develop new audiences and increase appreciation for the arts in daily life, has announced its 2005 grant recipients. The total amount of funds granted was $22,500. Anchor funds for general operating support to large organizations were awarded to: Ballet Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise Philharmonic, Idaho Dance Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Opera Idaho. Cultural Initiatives for smaller organizations and individual projects were awarded to: Balance Dance Group, Boise Master Chorale, Company of Fools, Darkwood Consort, Drop Dance Collective, Idaho Children's Arts Network, Interior Designers of Idaho and Sabra Comins.

Airport Fabric Mural Completed

The Boise airport is really looking sharp, thanks to great design and a smattering of new public artworks. The latest work of art to be completed and installed is a fabric mural featuring Sun Valley's Bald Mountain by artist Louise Kodis from Spokane, Washington. The 40-foot wide, slightly kinetic mural is a series of 32 banners installed on the wall overlooking the ticket lobby of Boise Airport. The mural was sponsored by the Sun Valley Chamber and Boise's Percent-for-Art Program. :

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