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Deadlines Approach for Treasure Valley Calls to Artists

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January was rich with calls to artists from businesses, nonprofits and the City of Boise, and February and March are following suit. So, if you’re a painter, sculptor, jewelry maker or creator in any other medium, and you’re looking to exhibit your work, sell it or find funding to make more, here are a few opportunities ending soon. For an application, click the title of the call, or visit the website linked below to read more.

Sun Valley Gondola Car Cover Art

The Ketchum Arts Commision is seeking an artist to design a wrap for a gondola car at Sun Valley Resort. Artists are asked to submit 10 digital images that represent their work, along with a resume and other documents, and will receive a $2,000 artist fee if selected. Visit boiseartsandhistory.org for details.

Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 9


City of Boise Linen District Fence Artwork Design

The City of Boise Department of Arts & History is seeking an artist to design four pieces of artwork for the Linen District Fence, which will be on display for a year in exchange for a $4,000 prize to complete the project. Artists must submit an application package including a resume, digital images and more. Visit boiseartsandhistory.org for details.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 14


BAM Material Design Contest

The Boise Art Museum Material Design Contest is open to artists creating garments from wood, paint, metal, paper, glass or clay. The winner, selected by popular vote at a fashion show in which the entries will be on display, will receive a $500 cash prize. Visit boiseartmuseum.org for details.

Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 15


Boise Weekly Cover Auction Grant

Boise Weekly encourages art organizations and individual artists to apply for a Cover Auction Grant. Winners will be selected by a panel, and amounts will depend on available funding. Artists are asked to submit an application, a proposal and two or more samples of original work. Visit boiseweekly.com for details.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 16


Public Art at New Zoo Boise Gorongosa Exhibit

Friends of Zoo Boise is looking for an artist or team of artists to create “interactive animal masks” inspired by species native to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, for a new exhibit. Artists are asked to submit a design proposal, and will be awarded up to $15,000 to complete the project if selected. Visit boiseartsandhistory.org for details.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 16


Artist-Designed Traffic Box Wraps

The City of Boise needs up to 20 artists or teams of artists to design wraps for traffic boxes. Artists need to submit a proposal package, including a resume, images of work and more—digital images of most mediums, including textile, sculpture and more, are acceptable. The artists selected will receive $1,000. Visit boiseartsandhistory.org for details.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Alexa Rose Foundation Grant

Artists living in Ada or Canyon counties can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 from the Alexa Rose Foundation. Submit an online application with samples of work (digital images, pages of written work, film, etc.) and other documents. Visit alexarosefoundation.org for details.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28


Marsing Wine and Art in the Park Vendor Applications

The Marsing Wine and Art in the Park event in on Saturday, May 19, and artists interested in having a booth at the event are asked to submit four to five images of original work, an application and an artist’s statement. The fee for booth space is $30. Visit pleinairpaintersofidaho.org for details.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28


Sun Valley Center 50th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival Vendor Applications

Artists of all mediums are invited to apply to have a booth at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts 50th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, which happens Aug. 10-12. Submit six images along with an application and $35 non-refundable application fee. Artists whose applications are accepted will also pay a booth fee. Visit sunvalleycenter.org for details.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Artist in Residence Artists who appreciate the outdoors can apply with the Bureau of Land Management for the post of 2018 Artist in Residence for the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Applicants must submit a proposal, resume, work samples and more, and if chosen will be invited to visit the conservation area for a week with BLM staff, and then share their work with a public program. For more information, email Cory Coffman at ccoffman@blm.gov or call 208-384-3485.
Deadline: Thursday, March 1

James Castle House Artist in Residence, 2018-2019

The City of Boise is looking for “emerging and mid-career artists” interested in a three-month residency at the James Castle House in Boise. Artists are asked to submit work samples, a resume, proposal and more. The selected artist will receive studio access, furnished living quarters and a monthly $2,000 stipend. Visit boiseartsandhistory.org for details.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 7


Art on the Fourth Call for Sculptors

The City of Ketchum is seeking contributors for its Art on the Fourth sculpture exhibition. Artists are asked to submit digital images of their sculptures, which must be over 36 inches, and will receive a $2,000 stipend if selected. Visit racc.org for details.

Deadline: Friday, March 9


BOSCO Membership Enrollment

Boise Open Studios is looking for artists in Ada, Boise or Canyon counties willing to participate in group shows and allow the public into their workspace during Open Studio Weekend, which is Oct. 12-14. Would-be members are asked to fill out an online application and pay an annual membership fee, which varies depending on membership level. Visit boiseopenstudios.com for details.

Deadline: Saturday, March 31


Wassmuth Center Coloring Book Cover Art

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is taking applications to create cover art for a coloring book “promoting respect for human dignity and diversity through education” If chosen, the artist will receive $500. Email info@wassmuthcenter.org for details and an application.

Deadline: Saturday, April 14


Last but certainly not least, Boise Weekly is always looking for art by local artists to display on our cover. We keep the original works, which are auctioned off at our annual Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction—this year, it’s on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Artists receive 30 percent of the winning bid or $150, whichever is greater.

To stay up on these and other great opportunities for local artists, keep checking boiseartsandhistory.org and arts.idaho.gov. Now, get creating—you’ve got deadlines to meet!