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Past Exhibitions in the Sub Fine Art Galleries

The Student Union proudly hosts a variety of exhibitions each year in our Student Union Gallery and pop-up galleries. The gallery is open and free to the public during all Student Union operating hours.
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42nd Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Membership Exhibition

Student Union Jordan Pop Up Gallery (June 2022)

sample set of works in the exhibition New NarrativesNew Narratives: 2022 CWI Capstone Collection

(May 2022)

Please link to CWI Capstone to experience a virtual presentation of this installation.

image is to represent the exhibition information of Veiko Valencia

Lo Que Ha De Venir/What is About to Come

New Works by Veiko Valencia (February – March 2022)

Please link to Veiko Valencia Virtual Tour to experience a virtual presentation of this installation.

artwork featured in the exhibition of Dr. Louis Peck

The Art and Legacy of Dr. Louis A. Peck, Jr.

Guest Curated by Carol Peck-Hill and James Walker (January – February 2022)

Please link to Louis Peck Virtual Tour to experience a virtual presentation of this installation.

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Works by Ann Porter (November 2021 – January 2022) 

Please link to Ann Porter’s Passengers to experience a virtual presentation of this installation.

Boise State President Dr. Marlene Tromp portrait painting, by Erin Cunningham

From the Collections: Portraits

Featuring portraits from the University Permanent Art Collection and University Archives (October – November, 2021)

Please link to University Portraits to experience a virtual presentation of this installation.

Artist in front of two worksLong Term Vision: Works by Luma Jasim

Works on canvas exploring the refugee experience and its consequences (August – September, 2021)

Please link to Luma Jasim Virtual Tour to experience a virtual presentation of this installation.

backyard lovely exhibition by Jackie zumwalt41st Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Membership Exhibition

Annual watercolor show celebrating Idaho artists (May – June, 2021)

Please link to Juror Critiques to experience an online presentation of this installation.

plaster sculpture

Emerging: CWI Capstone Collection

Collaboration that celebrates the artistic and academic achievements of College of Western Idaho Studio Art graduates (April – May, 2021)

Please link to CWI Capstone to experience a virtual tour of this installation.

Drive To TownPostcard Cover Art for Exhibition

Exhibition of abstracted, aerial perspective of rural landscapes(March – May, 2021)

Please link to Tricia Florence Virtual Tour to experience a virtual tour of this installation.

Postal Outliers in the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery

Postal Outliers

Installation of mail art from 127 artists from 24 countries and 19 US states  (January – February, 2021)

Please link to Postal Outliers Virtual Tour to experience a virtual tour of this installation.

view of Michael Chamber's exhibition at SUB

Character Development

An intimate exhibition of digital paintings by Michael Chambers  (January – March, 2021)

Please link to Michael Chambers Virtual Tour to experience a virtual tour of this installation.

Hostile Terrain 94Undocumented Migration Project Logo

Installation of roughly 3,200 toe tags representing people who have died while crossing the U.S./Mexico border between the mid-1990s and 2020 (October – December, 2020)

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cover artwork for exhibition takeaway

Things We Do

Digital Photographs by Colin Hicks (August – December, 2020)

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cover artwork of exhibition takeaway

Objects of Resilience

Students of Drawing 1, with Erin Cunningham, Objects of Resilience  (August 24  –  September 27, 2020)

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Field Studies ExhibitField Studies: Interpreting the West

Lisa Flowers Ross, Field Studies: Interpreting the West (March 1 – April 1, 2020)

Image Credit: Leslie Dixon, Cat and Pond IV, 2019, digital painting

The Interstice Series

Leslie Dixon, The Interstice Series, (January 12 – May 10, 2020)

Watercolor Exhibition

40th Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition(June 2-June 27, 2019)

Pipe Dream

D’Arcy Bellamy, Pipe Dream (April 14- May 12, 2019)

Sketchy Somethings

Dejah Devereaux, Sketchy Somethings (March 10- May 12, 2019)


Entropy by Rachael Mayer, Dualistic Desires by Monica Bright and Eclipse by Boise State Printmakers (January 27- March 3, 2019)

The Unfolding of the Untitled

Mark W. McGinnis, The Unfolding of the Untitled (January 27- March 3, 2019)


Khara Oxier, Osmosis (January 13- February 24, 2019)

Apathetic Adoration

Kristen Mollner and Michael Kay Smith, Apathetic Adoration (November 4- December 16, 2018)

Two Generations of Print Makers

Frederick Foster Brown and Gary Frederick Brown, Two Generations of Print Makers (August 19- September 23, 2018)

2017-2018 Exhibitions


Carissa Sindon, SEEN (August 20-September 24, 2017)

No Press Like Home

No Press Like Home (October 1-November 5, 2017)

Art Acts

Art Acts (November 12-December 13, 2017)


Samuel Paden, Narratives (January 7th–February 8th, 2018)

The In-Betweens

Katy Rogan, The In-Betweens (January 7th-February 11, 2018)

Marking Time

Emma Hood, Marking Time (March 4th-April 5th, 2018)

MFA Showcase

2018 Annual MFA Student Showcase (April 19-April 29, 2018)

The Nature of Spirit

The Nature of Spirit- Missy Cory and Shelly Jund. April 22- May 27, 2018

Watercolor Society

39th Idaho Watercolor Society. June 2-June 28th, 2018

2016-2017 Exhibitions

Opening Doors

Opening Doors: A Glimpse into the Artist’s Mind III, presented by BOSCO (September 12th – October 28th, 2016)

America’s Wilderness Beauty

America’s Wilderness Beauty, by Richard Scott “Scotty” Perkins (September 26th – October 23rd, 2016)

Complex Ecosystems

Complex Ecosystems, by Theresa Burkes & Connie Wood (November 7th – December 8th, 2016)

National Mythstory

National Mythstory, by Bryan Anthony Moore (January 9th – February 19th)

Basque Women of Inner Strength

Basque Women of Inner Strength, by Begoña Pecharroman and Peter Oberlindacher (February 27th – April 9th, 2017)

Calling from a Summer

Calling from a Summer, by JanyRae Seda (April 17-May 21)


Effervescence, by Deanna Scherrer (April 17-May 28)

Idaho Watercolor Society

Idaho Watercolor Society 38th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition (June)

2015-2016 Exhibitions

Half Sister

Half Sister, by Lily and Marta Lee (Aug 10 – Sept. 13, 2015)


Gomi, by Pete Kutchins (Sept. 21 – Nov. 1, 2015)

Social Fruit

Social Fruit, by Kayla Hurd (Nov. 2 – 29, 2015)

Broncos Abroad

Broncos Abroad by the International Learning Opportunities Office (Nov. 9 – Dec. 4, 2015)


Tarpestries, by Melissa Sasi Chambers Dec. 13 – Jan. 15

N Mirror Creek PL

N Mirror Creek PL by Josephine Forrester Jan 25 – Feb. 28


Phenomena by Karl LeClair, March 7th – April 15th


Riveting by the Boise State University Art Metals Club, April 4th – May 8th

Making the Familiar Strange

Making the Familiar Strange by Don Winiecki, April 20th – May 22nd

Idaho Watercolor society

37th Annual Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Membership Exhibition, May 31st – June 26th, 2016

2014-2015 Exhibitions

Time for All Time 3

“Time for All Time 3″ by Ahmad Ejahali, 08/01/2014 – 01/05/2015 (SPEC Gallery)

Bricks and Bones and Really Cold Milk

“Bricks and Bones and Really Cold Milk” by Sara Smart, 08/21/2014 – 10/02/2014

A is for Arab

“A is for Arab” traveling exhibit by New York University, 10/06/2015 – 10/31/2014 (Pop-Up Gallery)

38 Minus

“38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project,” by Lonnie Hutson, 10/10/2014 – 11/24/2014

The Reveal Mission

“The Reveal Mission” by Chad Estes, 10/13/2014 – 10/31/2014 (Pop-Up Gallery)


I am my own cheerleader

“I AM MY OWN CHEERLEADER” by J. Casey Doyle, 12/05/2014 – 02/01/2015


“Translucency” by Red Circle Press, 01/10/2015 – 07/12/2015 (SPEC Gallery)

In Translation

“In Translation: Maria Merce Marcal” photography by Maria Garth, translations by Clyde Moneyhun, 02/05/2015 – 03/29/2015

Hemingway’s Veneto

“Hemingway’s Veneto (Il Veneto di Hemingway)”, Venice International University, 04/02/2015-05/24/2015

Idaho Watercolor Society

36th Idaho WaterColor Association Juried Exhibition 06/01/2015 – 06/28/2015

2013-2014 Exhibitions

  • “Suspended Reality”, an exhibition by Randy Van Dyck 07/18/2013 – 09/02/2013
  • “In Our Name”, an exhibition by Bill Blahd 07/19/2013 – 01/13/2014
  • “Institutionalization of Identity”, an exhibition by Veiko Valenica 09/19/2013 – 11/7/2013
  • “Limbic Resonance” a Boise State University Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 11/15/2013 – 12/12/2013
  • “Kurva” by Kathleen Probst 01/18/2014 – 07/13/2014 (SPEC Gallery)
  • “Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace” Exhibition 02/03/2014 – 02/23/2014
  • “Boise State University Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition” 04/24/2014 – 05/18/2014
  • 35th Idaho WaterColor Association Juried Exhibition 05/30/2014- 06/26/2014

2012-2013 Exhibitions

  • “Hard Cheese” an exhibition by Will Eichelberger and Sector 17, 07/25/2012 – 09/03/2012
  • “Impact: the Legacy of Jane Wilson”- Art Educator 1977-2010, 09/07/2012 -10/07/2012
  • ABST-RED, by artist Daewhan Cho, 10/11/2012- 11/04/2012
  • ci-pher – student BFA exhibition 11/09/2012 – 12/13/2012
  • Biennial Emeritus Exhibition by Heather Hanlon 12/20/2012 – 01/27/2013
  • Circumstances of War an exhibition by Luma Jasim 01/31/2013 – 02/24/2013
  • Local Folks: BOSCO: The Art of Boise Open Studios Collective: Opening Doors: A Glimpse into the Artist’s Mind exhibition 02/28/2013 – 03/25/2013
  • Catalyst an exhibition by the BSU Art Metals Club 03/30/2013 – 04/30/2013
  • Heterotropias: Institutional Structures and Subjectivities an exhibition by Don Winiecki 05/4/2013 – 06/04/2013
  • 34th Idaho WaterColor Association Juried Exhibition 06/07/2013 – 07/15/2013

2011-2012 Exhibitions

  • Northwest Narratives, 07/22/2011 – 01/08/2012 (SPEC Lobby)
  • Displacement, by Alicia Jane Boswell, 08/18/2011 – 10/02/2011
  • (His)tory: the Re-collection of Personal Identity: An Installation by Migel A. Delgado, 10/06/2011 – 11/16/2011
  • Of Rock and Water: Photographs by Mark A. Hardy, 11/23/2011 – 01/02/2012
  • Biennial Juried High School Exhibition, 01/05/2012 – 01/25/2012
  • Perpetuation of War in the Contemporary World, b Goran Fazil, 02/02/2012 -03/04/2012
  • Underbelly, by Lauren Kistner, 03/09/2012 – 04/04/2012
  • The Discourse of Thread, by Julie McCreedy, 04/14/2012 – 05/28/2012
  • 33rd Annual Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Membership Exhibition 2011-2012, 06/02/2012 – 06/28/2012

2010-2011 Exhibitions

  • Regalo, 06/30/2010 – 08/12/2010
  • to be lost if it must be so, 09/09/2010 – 10/12/2010
  • Peaceful Moments – Paintings by John Taye, 10/16/2010 – 11/18/2010
  • Katsura – The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro, 12/02/2010 – 01/19/2011
  • Skeleton in the Closet, 01/15/2011 – 02/22/2011
  • Exterior Spaces: Idaho Grain Elevator Contemplated, 02/26/2011 – 04/04/2011
  • To Be of Service, 04/08/2011 – 05/23/2011
  • 32nd Annual Idaho Water Color Society Juried Membership Exhibition, 05/28/2011 – 06/23/2011
  • 6 Sides 2 Every Story, 06/30/2011 – 08/07/2011