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Curating Curiosities: A Community Visual Arts Exhibit

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.

Featured Artist for April

Frederick Choate


“Celebrating the Idaho Landscape”


 A fourth-generation native Idahoan, Fred has reveled in painting Idaho scenes as an artist and muralist for over 25 years. With roots in Wendell, Buhl and Twin Falls, he now makes his home in Boise.


He has become very passionate about the land and environment within his home state and finds inspiration among the high alpine mountains, deep red-rock canyons, vast deserts and fertile farm valleys. He has found, however, that it is the relationship of water to the land that really fascinates him most. Capturing the elusive quality of refracted and reflected light playing on water is what keeps painting exciting for Fred.


As a painter he has been heavily influenced by the Hudson River Painters including Bierstadt and Moran as well as the 19th century Russian painters Shishkin and Levitan. These two artistic movements communicated the awesome spirit, serenity and healing forces which can be found in nature.


Fred hopes to spend the rest of his life celebrating the rich Idaho landscape.

Because we are currently closed during April, we will be sharing Fred's Youtube Chanel with you where you can view his instructional painting videos:

Fred Choate YouTube Chanel