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.
Like reading a great book, art centers me in my space. Born and raised in Idaho, higher education (ISU and BSU), world travel, and art lessons from roland giampaoli, illustrator and commercial artist, renowned artist John Killmaster and others have developed my unique view as an artist. I celebrate humanity through painting original buildings, and daily life in the treasure valley and beyond. I show my original art year-long at art zone 208, Boise. For 2020 I was Juried into the St. Alphonsus Art Wall, four boise weekly covers (2016-2019), an original stained glass each year in the Valentine for AIDS (2017, 2018, 2019), a silent art auction to benefit SNAP (Safety Net for AIDS Program) of Boise, exhibited at the IWS Capitol Rotunda show, Boise, Feb-Mar 2019, the Initial Point Gallery, Meridian, June 2019, and selected to paint a mural on a city of eagle bench in the historic and preservation park, and exhibit at JUMP, Boise, December 2019. I am blessed to be surrounded in the treasure valley by art and artists.
Art is essential to living and brings peace and connection for me. I like to include an unexpected element beyond what my photograph or naked eye can see. An Australian-American who came to the USA in 1987 and has lived in the states of Virginia, Washington, and Idaho, I draw freehand in graphite or charcoal then paint to express feeling or experience. Mixing colors and experimenting with design is exciting for me because I never quite know what I’ll get, and discovery keeps life interesting.