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a look at the sky through the prongs of Eternal Spring, a public artwork on campus across from Friendship Bridge


Presidential Suite Call for Creators Boise State’s Office of the President, in partnership with the University Art Curator, seeks to exhibit innovative makers whose original creations interpret the theme of Unrelenting Spirit, a topic regularly spoken about by President Marlene Tromp. Works demonstrating mastery of technique, adherence to the principles of design, and a clear connection to the theme will be prioritized. This call is open to all current students and all majors. 

ENTRY PERIOD OPENS: November 1, 2022 

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022 (midnight MST) 

INSTALLATION: January 6, 2023 in Presidential Suite, Administration Building, Suite 200 


Your exhibition in the suite requires that the work be on loan and on display for 6-months, at which time your work will be returned to you. $400.00 awards will be given to all selected and installed makers; team entries will split award/s among listed team members. 

Works can include, but are not limited to: Printmaking, Photography, Digital Art and Illustration, Textiles and Soft Sculpture, Documentation of Performance Works, Painting and Mixed Media Works, Metal Works 

Exhibition wall measures 15’ of linear space. 1-4 works will be selected depending on submitted sizes and available wall space. All work must be presentation ready, i.e. printed, framed if necessary, and weigh no more than 50 lbs. General hardware will be used for installation. All accepted works must be physically presented; print documentation only acceptable for temporal/ performance works. Submitted entries may be previously-created works, but must be the original work of the individual/group applying. 

Submissions will be accepted via email at 

  1. Please write Unrelenting Spirit 2023 in the subject line. 
  2. Please submit a hi-res image of your work with label information. Include your name, major, title of work, year of creation, size, media, display method, and insurance value.
  3. Please submit a 150-200 word statement about how your piece fits the theme of Unrelenting Spirit. This statement will be displayed with your work. 

Notifications of accepted works will be extended no later than December 20, 2022. Exhibition participants will be selected by a panel made up of representatives from the office of the President, the University Art Curator, and COAS representative, with input from the University Art Collection Committee members. If you have further questions, please contact Fonda Portales at


The University Art Curator is currently accepting exhibition proposals for the Boise State Student Union Fine Arts Gallery and the Trueblood Pop Up Gallery. Please apply here.

2D and 3D artists will be showcased in solo shows, group projects, or in guest curated exhibitions during the academic year of 2023/2024 at the Student Union Gallery. We are looking for artists who can engage diverse audiences and who fuel civil, civic discourse. We embrace all subject matter and encourage the exploration of cultural, identity, and social issues. All genres and media are welcome, including but not limited to sculpture, photography, painting, fiber art, metalwork, installation and ephemeral works; all styles are welcome, from the traditional to the conceptual.

Before you begin, please visit us and read what to expect when you exhibit at the SUB down below to review important information for exhibition applicants.

If you would like to exhibit your work throughout the year in the Center for the Visual Arts, please contact Kirsten Furlong, Director of the Blue Galleries, at or Lisa Hunt, Interim Director of The Stein Luminary, at

what to expect when you exhibit at the SUB

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