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Current Exhibitions in SUB Galleries


painting to highlight an exhibition in the Student Union BuildingBreaking the Mold

Showcasing the Creative Work of Veterans and Those Actively Serving

February 26 – April 9, 2023

This exhibition, curated by Mandee Snowden-Edmonds, US Army veteran, celebrates the creativity and maker spirit of those who have or are currently serving in one of the six branches of the US Armed Forces. Often seen by others as stoic soldiers, veterans and those actively serving can often feel invisible, ignored, and misunderstood, labeled with descriptions that do not seem apt to themselves. The work in Breaking the Mold signifies how these individuals dream of a future in a different kind of service, to themselves as students and as whole human beings, to their families, and to their communities. We honor their choices to serve, and we are thankful they have chosen Boise State as the university at which they will continue to make their dreams realized.

Exhibition Location: Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University

Exhibition Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

portrait of the artist with a painting that says Yo Soy Jorge Ovando BoiseYour Southpaw Mirror

Works by Jorge Ovando

January 8 – May 7, 2023

Jorge Ovando emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic a self- proclaimed artist. Proving that time to practice, a safe space to experiment and a desire to find his own style, Ovando reminds his viewers that we can all be creative if we only persist. “As a ‘Southpaw’ (left handed boxer) artist, I painted and painted and painted, never giving up until I finally found my southpaw style.” Guided by the art of Mexico as his cultural map, his early art making skills were formed in the early 1990s as a Southern California graffiti artist. Today, his prolific career finds him painting in the Treasure Valley, Idaho.

Exhibition Location: Student Union Trueblood Pop Up Gallery, Boise State University

Exhibition Reception: March 2, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m. Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Student Union Building Fine Arts Gallery and Trueblood Pop Up Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.

2020-2022 Virtual Tours Give You Access

Covid kept us apart for a couple of years, and we missed you during that time. In case you missed the 2020-2022 Exhibition Seasons, you can still access them through virtual tours. If you would like to visit exhibitions from these seasons, please follow the links below:

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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