To help celebrate Boise’s Sesquicentennial the city will be hosting an open Plein Air Arts Competition on July 5, 6, and 7, 2013. We are inviting artists from the Northwest region to come document Boise’s 150th anniversary weekend by producing landscapes and cityscapes inspired by our unique and historic setting.
The artists will create their works of art “en plein air” outside and on site with the public being encouraged to come view the pieces in progress, from earliest sketches to framed and finished. The weekend of work will culminate in a show opening and reception at Green Chutes Artist Cooperative, an innovative galley here in Boise. This show will be free to the public to view and purchase competition art and will be widely promoted as part of the Sesquicentennial weekend.
This competition, which is being sponsored by the Boise City Department of Arts and History through the Boise 150 initiative, Green Chutes Artist Co-op and Whorled Traveler Design, coincides with the citys official anniversary celebration. Boise was founded on July 7, 1863 and 150 years later the city will host not only the Plein Air Arts Competition but also a day-long celebration on July 7, 2013. Our artists creating in the downtown parks and neighborhoods will be part of this larger celebration and the gallery show on Sunday will cap the weekend’s festivities.
We invite the public to stroll Boise’s downtown and enjoy watching many artists creating new and exciting pieces of art inspired by our beautiful city. We invite local and regional artists to apply before June 15 for our open competition and gallery show. Let the public see what you can do, show and sell your work and compete for $1500.00 in merit awards.