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Stewart's Silver Anniversary and Your Golden Opportunity

It's BW Cover Auction Grant time

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To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Boise's Stewart Gallery is bringing together 25 artists for a special exhibition titled Twenty Five. Artistic mediums represented span everything from paintings to sculptures to glass pieces to mixed media.

The silver anniversary exhibition will feature Stewart's artists from past to present--including Matt Duffin, Isabelle du Toit and Alan Macdonald, whose entrancing oil painting "Black Betty" was highlighted on the event's invitation--as well as new talent not represented by the gallery.

The group exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the gallery's 25-year existence within the community, while viewing several masterfully crafted works. Stewart will host an open house on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public. The show will remain up through Sunday, March 25. Stewart Gallery, 1110 W. Jefferson St., 208-433-0593.

Moving from a silver anniversary to a golden opportunity: Boise Weekly is now accepting applications for our annual Cover Auction Grant.

Each year, Boise Weekly hosts its annual Cover Auction, when we sell off a year's worth of cover art from local artists. For the last decade, we've been giving away the proceeds of our annual auction to arts organizations and individual artists, doing our part to help local artists thrive.

In 2010, we gave away almost $16,000, while this year's tally came to just less than $17,000.

Now it's time to give it away. Boise Weekly has begun accepting grant applications to get rid of the wad of cash we raised. Individuals and organizations wishing to be considered as recipients of this year's grant must submit a proposal answering the following questions.

1. How do you or how does your organization support local artists? 2. Will this grant fund a new project or an existing project? 3. What is the proposed budget? 4. How will the grant be used? 5. Where is the location of the project and what is its accessibility? 6. How will this project benefit the community and support the mission of the Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction?

All proposals must be submitted to Boise Weekly at 523 Broad St. by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The judging committee will announce its decisions in Boise Weekly in late February. For more information, contact Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055 or shea@boiseweekly.com.