Organized every three years by the Boise Art Museum
(BAM), the Idaho Triennial is a juried exhibition bringing together exemplary works of art created by a broad selection of Idaho artists. For more than 75 years, BAM has celebrated the creativity of artists living and working in Idaho , and the Museums series of biennial and triennial exhibitions has become a respected and treasured tradition.
All works entered for the 2010 Idaho Triennial jurying process related to a theme: sustain + expand. Literally, figuratively or conceptually, Idaho artists were encouraged to consider the various definitions of these words, and the ways in which their works bring a local and/or regional perspective to global issues, artistic philosophies and creative techniques. The 2010 Idaho Triennial juror, Seattle curator Beth Sellars, selected 60 works of art by 46 artists, the largest number in recent history selected for an Idaho Triennial. The quality of work submitted was exceptional, making this years selection process extremely competitive.
Selected Artists: Jack Bangerter, BOCOLAB, Matt Bodett, John Burch, William Campton, Michael Cordell, Allison Corona, Dennis DeFoggi, Maria Essig, Jill Fitterer, Charles Gill, Jaki Katz Ashford, Leonard Klikunas, Geoffrey Krueger, Sue Latta, Carol Leonard, William Lewis, Judy Lombardi, Andrea Merrell, Surel Mitchell, Janet Norstrand, Kelly Packer, Nancy Quinn, Christine Raymond, Carl Rowe, Cheryl Shurtleff, Kevan Smith, Leslie Spencer, Patrick Stoll, James Talbot, Anna Webb, Karen Woods, Garth Claassen, Rimas Simaitis, Pamela DeTuncq, John Killmaster, Peter Vincent, George Wray, Tamara Coatsworth, Chris Wethered, Rudy Kovacs, Raymond Obermayr, Amy Jo Popa, Dennis Proksa, Gordon Hardcastle, Milica Popović.
The 2010 Idaho Triennial project is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. As a new educational component, BAM will produce Guide by Cell tours for the exhibition, encouraging viewers to access information about the artworks on their cell phones. Exhibiting artists will record the segments that pertain to their works, providing an added link between the artists and BAM visitors.
The 2010 Idaho Triennial will be on display at BAM from September 4th through December 5th, 2010. Artist awards will be announced at a special reception on Friday, September 17th, 2010.