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The Jury Process

Space permitting, every artist's work will be included. If we must jury …

1. We will exhibit fewer pieces of each artist to enable us to show every artist’s work

2. Local artists have preference

3. Presentation of artwork (Is the piece wired, ready to hang? If the piece is sculpture, jewelry or fine craft, is a pedestal or display available? Is the frame, matting and artwork in excellent condition?)

4. Involvement of the artist (If they’ve exhibited before, did they attend the “Meet The Artists” Reception? Have they volunteered or offered support? We are an artist’s gallery.)

Our goal is to exhibit fine artworks while allowing budding artists a chance to exhibit their developing artwork as they discover their true artistic calling. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and submit your art for this show!

We love new artists!

Questions? Please email Kara at info@idahoartlab.org or call (208) 932-0893 [easily remembered as 208-93-208-93]


2016 Deadlines

A River Runs Through It
Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces of art work (more if small works, fine crafts, custom jewelry, etc.) for this art show. Space permitting, every entry will be included. All mediums are acceptable, including assemblages and sculptures. Two dimensional artwork must be wired, ready to hang, with a frame or wrapped canvas (no side staples). Maximum size (including frame) is 5 ft. high by 6 ft. wide, however, smaller pieces are preferred.

To submit artwork: Please read and sign the Exhibition Application and the Liability Waiver/Sales Agreement (download) and bring artwork in during the Drop off dates (below).
Entry Fee: $10.00 per piece or volunteer for one hour per piece. Contact us if submitting more than 5 pieces. No entry fee for K - 12 student artwork which will appear on our Aspiring Artists wall.
Deadline: Saturday, May 14, 9:00 p.m.
THEME: River, fishing, the color blue. Family friendly.
Drop off date: Tuesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 14, 9:00 p.m.
Meet The Artists Opening Reception:
Friday, May 20, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Refreshments, free entry.
Show Dates:
Friday, May 20 - Wednesday, June 29
Pickup art date: Wednesday, June 29 - Friday, July 29

Questions? Please email Kara at info@idahoartlab.org or call (208) 932-0893 [easily remembered as 208-93-208-93]


For the entire year's schedule, click on the image below.
Exhibition Dates

2016 Deadlines and show themes:

January 16 (Sat.): The Hodgepodge (no theme, anything family friendly)
February 6 (Sat.): Artist Open Studios Tour (deadline to schedule your home studio’s open tour dates)
February 20 (Sat.): Arts In Education (K - 12th grade artwork only)
March 26 (Sat.): Western Art Show (Theme: cowboy, Native American, western US landscape, etc.)
May 7 (Sat.): A River Runs Through It (Theme: fishing, water. Celebrates Fisherman’s Breakfast & opening day)
June 4 (Sat.): Artist Open Studios Tour (deadline to schedule your home studio’s open tour dates)
June 18 (Sat.): Dunes & Cartoons (Dual Theme: Sand dunes, desert OR cartoons, illustrations & drawings)
July 9 (Sat.): Nature Art Expo at the Flat Ranch Preserve (Island Park, Theme: the natural world, fitting the Nature Conservancy values)
September 17 (Sat.): The Grim Museum (Theme: Halloween, orange & black) Amateur & Professional artists exhibiting outside the gallery.
September 17 (Sat.): The Hodgepodge (No theme) Professional artists exhibiting in the Gallery.
October 1 (Sat.): Artist Open Studios Tour (deadline to schedule your home studio’s open tour dates)
October 29 (Sat.): Mini Masterpieces (Theme: any subject, artist trading card size (2˝“ x 3˝ “) or small sculptures (3˝” x 3˝” x 3˝”)

The Idaho Art Lab is provided in part by:    

Diamond Donors (We couldn't have done it without you!):
  Saint Anthony Work Camp - Saint Anthony, Idaho  Dung & Dunger Bison Dung Art Studio - Teton, Idaho
 Dan & Kara Hidalgo (Teton), Steven & Heidi Weatherston (Rexburg), Desiree Chesbro Moeller (St. Anthony))


Platinum Donors (> $1,000):
  Idaho Community Foundation -East Idaho Greatest Need Fund  Fin Fun Mermaid Tails  
Signature Signs - Idaho Falls, Idaho
  Idaho Commission on the Arts
Wal-Mart, Rexburg, Idaho
Nancy Siddoway (Sugar City), Jocelyn Haeberle (St. Anthony), Yvonne Ferrell (Boise)

Gold Donors ($500 to $1,000):
Grainger: Boise, Idaho branch  Grand Peaks Medical - Dental


Sponsors ($100 to $500):
                      Sweetcreek Soap Company  Colorado River & Trail Expeditions  Island Park Journal

Island Park Journal (Island Park), Alan & Anne Egger (Pocatello)