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Current Exhibitions in SUB Galleries

Portrait of Roger Shimomura
Teresa Tamura, Roger Shimomura and Grandmother, 2001 digital photograph from 120 Tri-X film

From the Collections: Portraits

October 10 – November 14, 2021 

Student Union Fine Arts Gallery

To commemorate the completed commission of the
Dr. Marlene Tromp Presidential Portrait, the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, in collaboration with Albertsons Library, will exhibit select portraits from the University Permanent Art Collection and from the collections of Special Collections and Archives.

Exhibition Location

Student Union Building Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University

Golden Bee
Detail from Stephanie Wilde’s Golden Bees series, 2008, Gift of Jerry Brady in 2020

Recent Acquisitions

Through December 2021 

Student Union Trueblood Pop Up Gallery

Boise State University encourages the acquisition and public display of quality artwork in University-owned or -operated spaces for enjoyment and appreciation by students, faculty, staff, and the general public to further the cultural mission of the institution. We are grateful to donors who entrust their collections to the University, allowing us to cultivate a collection for future research. Thank you to the following individuals and families who donated artworks to the University in 2020 and 2021:

Jerry Brady
Michael Engl
Tricia Florence
Micah Heatherington
Carl D. Jacobs
Dr. John and Lois Kloss
Dr. Richard Libby
Lawrence Matsuda
Roger Shimomura
John Taye

If you are interested in gifting artworks from your personal collections, please contact Fonda Portales, University Art Curator and Collections Manager.

2020-2021 Virtual Tours Give You Access

Covid has kept us apart this last year, but we have been thinking about you in the meantime. The 2020-2021 Exhibition Season is available through virtual tours. If you would like to visit exhibitions from this season, please follow the links below:

Long Term Vision: Works by Luma Jasim: Luma Jasim Virtual Tour.

Emerging: CWI Capstone Collection: CWI Capstone

Drive to TownTricia Florence Virtual Tour

Postal OutliersPostal Outliers Virtual Tour

Character Development, paintings by Michael Chambers: Michael Chambers Virtual Tour 

Hostile Terrain 94Hostile Terrain 94 at Boise State

Things We Do, photography of Colin Hicks: Colin Hicks Virtual Tour

Objects of Resilience, quarantine works by Boise State Drawing 1 students: Objects of Resilience Virtual Tour

Exhibiting in the Student Union Building

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Do You Want to Exhibit in the SUB?

Each year, the University Art Curator opens a call for proposals to exhibit in Student Union Galleries. If you are an artist, maker, or think you would like to be one, please consider the Student Union Building Fine Art Galleries and seek out our current calls for proposals.

Calls for Proposals
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Past Exhibitions in the Student Union

Each year, the Student Union Building exhibits 12 shows between the Fine Arts Gallery and the Trueblood Pop Up Gallery. We understand that in this wonderfully creative city, you have many opportunities to visit exhibitions throughout town. If you have needed to skip some of the exhibits at the Student Union Building, we have a list of artists who have shown in the recent past.

Past Exhibitions in the SUB
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