Curating Curiosities is a community visual arts exhibit in the JUMP Lobby that gives the public a chance to view local artwork of different types including paintings, drawings and photography. We invite participating artists to be present during First Thursdays in the Lobby, and if interested to share their inspiration and background with the community during a Connecting Community. Local artists of all levels and backgrounds are invited to submit works of art that will be displayed in the JUMP Lobby for approximately three weeks
If interested in sharing your artwork, please complete and submit the following application
From an early age, Phil was interested in the arts. He doodled incessantly in most of his classes, and later on in High School got serious about drawing and painting and pursuing the arts as a career. In college he studied and pursued Fine arts and Commercial art/Illustration when he met a well-known photographer in his area that would change the course of his professional aspirations toward Professional Photography.
Since then Phil White has worked as a photographer, commercial printer, educator and sales representative for the photographic industry for all of his working life.
Phil studied photography along with Commercial and Fine Arts at Boise State University and then studio Photography with New York Institute of Photography and graduating from there in 1986. Phil worked for 22 years as the manager of a Commercial Photo Lab in Boise where he also served as a photographic educator and sales representative prior to opening the lab.
In 2011 he earned his Certification and in 2015 earned his Master of Photography degree both through Professional Photographers of America and has won numerous awards for his photographic work throughout his career. Phil served on the Professional Photographers of Idaho Board of Directors from 2011 to 2018, recently serving as President from March 2017-April 2018. During his involvement on the PP of I Board, Phil served as Quarterly Chairman for several years and coordinated several events for the Association.
Phil is passionate about service to the Photographic Community and desires to see Professional Photography continue on as a viable way to make a living, and also promoting excellence in the craft of Professional Photography. Phil has a strong work ethic and gives nothing less than his all to every endeavor he takes on. Phil is deeply loyal to the people and organizations who uplifted and encouraged him throughout his career, and in turn continues to “pay it forward” by uplifting and encouraging those who are around him. Phil also serves the board of Boise Music Week in Boise, Idaho.
Phil has operated 2 studios and started a Partnership with Kelly Zimmerman in 2014 at the 8th Street Studio, home of Cherished Images and CsiPhotoDesign in Downtown Boise.
Phil has been married to his wife Michele since 1984 and they have 2 children and one Grandchild.