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It's Back: Boise Art Museum Opens Submission Portal for Triennial Exhibition


"40 Days and 40 Nights," by Pamela de Tuncq, from the 2010 Triennial exhibition - PAMELA DE TUNCQ
  • Pamela de Tuncq
  • "40 Days and 40 Nights," by Pamela de Tuncq, from the 2010 Triennial exhibition
Calling all Idaho artists! The submission period is now open for the 2020 Triennial exhibition.

Held every three years, the Triennial is an enormous celebration of local artists at the Boise Art Museum, and on July 8, the museum rolled out the red carpet to folks from around the state—an invitation to send their work for consideration in the exhibition, which will "highlight the quality and diversity of contemporary artistic practice in our state,” according to a press release.

The last year BAM hosted the Triennial, in 2017, 900 works of art were submitted, and the guest judge, John Spiak, selected 41 works by 24 artists.

This year, accepted works will be part of the exhibition from March 9-July 19, 2020. Accompanying each piece will be a smartphone audio guide, for which selected artists will have recorded statements about their work with the intent of fostering a connection between them and the public. BAM will also generate an exhibition-specific publication specially for the Triennial.

The guest judge for the 2020 Triennial is Grace Kook-Anderson, who is the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, and is the former curator of contemporary art at Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California. She also taught at School of Art + Design at Portland State University.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. For more info or to apply, visit the Boise Art Museum website.