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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!

Dunes & Cartoons Art Show

Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces of artwork (more if small works, fine crafts, custom jewelry, etc.) in the Dunes & Cartoons Art Show showcasing the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. Space permitting, every entry will be included. All mediums are acceptable, including assemblages. 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.

Themes (2 themes!): The Sand Dunes and Cartoons & Illustrations.
Sand dune art: This show is meant to encourage artists to visit the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. Photograph them, paint them, sketch them ... whatever. The dunes are beautiful and we want to show them off.
Cartoons or Illustrations: Illustrators and cartoonists often struggle to find a gallery to show their work. We feel that this art style is worthy of a gallery show. Frame up those Drawings, Sketches and Cartoons and let us showcase your work!

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.
Drop off date: Tuesday, July 21- Saturday, July 26
Meet The Artists Opening Reception:
Friday, August 8, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Live music, refreshments.
Show Dates:
Friday, August 9 - Wednesday, September 10
Pickup art date: Wednesday, September 10 - Friday, October 10

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

2014 Deadlines:

Feb. 22: Arts In Education (K - 12th grade artwork only)
Mar. 15: Western Art Show (Theme: cowboy, Native American, western US landscape, etc.)
April 19: A River Runs Through It (Theme: fishing, rivers, water, etc.)
June 14: Small Works, Big Deal Fundraiser (Donate small works for the June 28 fundraiser)
June 28: Pioneer Art Show (Theme: historic art & historic photographs. Art parties to take place throughout spring to paint/draw from historic photos we've gathered)
July 26: Dunes & Cartoons (Theme: Sand dunes or desert OR cartoons, illustrations & drawings of ANY family friendly subject matter)
Sept. 27: The Grim Museum (Theme: Halloween, orange & black) Amateur & Professional artists exhibiting on the Aspiring Artists wall.
Runs concurrently with The Hodgepodge
Sept. 27: The Hodgepodge (No theme) Professional artists exhibiting in the Gallery. 
   Runs concurrently with The Grim Museum.
Sept. 27: Artisans Holiday Fair (Last day to commit to a booth at the Fair.  High quality, handcrafted holiday fine arts & crafts)

Oct. 25: Mini Masterpieces (Theme: Artist Trading Cards, 2 ½ by 3 ½ inches, ANY family friendly subject matter)

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  City of St. Anthony  
Signature Signs - Idaho Falls, Idaho
  Idaho Commission on the Arts  Hemming Foundation

Gold Donors ($500 to $1,000):
        Wal-Mart, Rexburg, Idaho
Yvonne Ferrell (Boise), Jocelyn Haeberle (St. Anthony)

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

Shanan Cameron (Irvine, CA), Russ Rubert (St. Anthony), Sand Hills Resort (St. Anthony), Idaho Dunes RV (St. Anthony), Dunes Excursions (St. Anthony), Performance Motor Sports (St. Anthony & Ashton), Rexburg Motor Sports (Rexburg), Island Park Journal (Island Park)