Stewart Gallery is Moving 

And BAM hosts a recycled fashion contest

Folks looking to make their fortunes or re-invent themselves oftentimes flock to California, specifically Los Angeles. From 1910 to 1925, people flooded the city. Although a few of the fame- and fortune-seekers succeeded, even more failed. Beth Gates Warren's book, Artful Lives: Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather and the Bohemians of Los Angeles, details these journeys.

Warren will present a lecture on Los Angeles' Bohemian heyday from 1910-1925 at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, located at 191 Fifth St. in Ketchum, on Thursday, June 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Audience members can also check out an accompanying slideshow while swilling complimentary wine.

Speaking of heading west, Stewart Gallery is planning to move from its current location at 1110 W. Jefferson St. to a new, smaller space at 2230 Main St.

"It was a logical progression of the gallery," said co-owner Stephanie Wilde.

Partners Wilde and Lane Bune opened the art gallery 25 years ago and have occupied eight different spaces since then. Stewart Gallery moved to its current location five years ago, and now it's heading back to its old hood.

"People ask me, 'Why are you moving?' They don't know the art world very well--rents change, people want the building, then you move," explained Wilde.

"Stewart Gallery continues to be committed to exhibiting group and solo exhibitions by nationally and internationally established and emerging artists. We will be continuing our participation in national art fairs," the gallery said in a press release.

Stewart Gallery will open in its new space on Wednesday, July 4.

Moving art can be hard work, but art that moves is nothing short of mesmerizing. On Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-9 p.m, Boise Art Museum will host the Art of Fashion Recycled Fashion Contest in conjunction with its Nick Cave exhibit. The show will feature wearable designs constructed from 50 percent or more recycled or found materials that have been sewn--not glued--together. A $500 prize will be handed out to the best designer, which will be voted on by attendees. The evening will also feature new fashions from Dillard's and a Soundsuits performance.

BAM is currently accepting entries for the competition, which will be capped at 20 submissions. Entry will cost $25 and forms can be downloaded at

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