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Current Visual Arts Center Exhibitions and Events


Crafting Resistance
Opening Reception: January 26th, 2017 5-8pm
Exhibition continues through March 28th, 2017
Visual Arts Center – Gallery One (Liberal Arts Building)
The Visual Arts Center gallery at Boise State University has organized the exhibition Crafting Resistance featuring the work of twenty artists from around the United States as well as Canada and Mexico whose work creates awareness of political issues, examines issues of racial and social justice, or calls for change in environmental issues and human and equal rights. Each of the artists works in a unique and powerful voice utilizing the medias of ceramics, metal, wood, found materials, printmaking, or fiber art.  The exhibition was curated by Visual Arts Center gallery director Kirsten Furlong

Naomi Adams, Pocatello, ID
Jesus Barraza, San Leandro, CA
Sharif Bey, Syracuse, NY
Jim Bove’, Pittsburgh, PA
Melanie Cervantes, San Leandro, CA
Greg Climer, Brooklyn, NY
Amy Cousins, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Dinges, Oak Park, IL
Brian Gillis, Eugene, OR
Susan Graham, New York, NY
Kahlil Irving, St. Louis, MO
Lisa Jarrett, Portland, OR
Dylan Cale Jones, Chicago, IL
Cannupa Hanska Luger, Santa Fe, NM
Mazatl, Mexico City, Mexico
Nina Montenegro, Portland, OR
Io Palmer, Pullman, WA
Noelle Pflanz, Eugene, OR
Jesse Purcell, Toronto, ON Canada
Timo Rissanen, Woodside, NY



2017 Annual Student Juried Exhibition
Exhibition: January 17th, 2017-February 15th, 2017
Reception: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 5-8pm  Awards announced at 6pm
Location: Visual Arts Center, Gallery Two (Hemingway Center 110)
Juror Blake Shell selected 37 artworks by 30 student artists for this year’s exhibition, which was open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in classes offered by the Art Department at Boise State University.

About the 2017 Juror:
Blake Shell is the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and Curator of the Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University, providing the artistic direction and leadership of the organization. Shell is a contemporary art curator and artist with over twelve years of experience in directing nonprofit and educational galleries. She received a BA in art from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her curatorial work has gained regional attention and press in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a national review on’s Critic’s Picks. Shell is currently a panelist for the Visual Chronicle of Portland, managed by Regional Arts & Culture Council, and on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

Selected artists:
Melissa Anderson
Jared Andreas
Ameerah Bader
Jacob Banholzer
Ann Bell
Aarin Bigler
Eileen Chavez
Catina Crum
Shawn Edrington
Nancy Flecha
Rayshell Glenn
Dean Goulder
Charles Haman
Ben Huynh
Eva Kotowski
Mary Levinson
Morgan Lindsay
Anna Matejcek
Heidi Morel
Carrie Quinney
Erika Reed
Diana Rigsbee
Candace Rood
Vivianne Siqueiros
Patrick Sweeney
Amethyst Tagney
Chanel Talbot
Jessica Tornga
Breann Urlaub
Ashley Young