ST. ANTHONY − The Idaho Art Lab is looking for artwork to put in their Western Art Show, which will be opening on April 5.
According to a press release from the Idaho Art Lab, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering will take place at South Fremont High School on Saturday, April 13. The Idaho Art Lab’s next exhibit will be “A River Runs Through It,” celebrating the opening of fishing season.
“Deadline for that show’s artwork will be Friday, May 3,” the release read. “The Yellowstone Teton Gallery exhibits and sells local artists’ paintings, photographs, sculpture and mixed media pieces. Exhibits change every five to six weeks. Artists can check the gallery submission deadlines at www.IdahoArtLab.org/calltoartists.”
According to the release, the Western Art Show will be celebrating themes to be featured at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering which will take place in April as well.
“If you are an artist living in the Island Park to American Falls region, the Idaho Art Lab invites you to show and sell your artwork in their Yellowstone Teton Gallery which is located in their facility at 2355 South Yellowstone Highway, just off Exit #344 in St. Anthony,” the release read. “The theme is anything that cowboys would enjoy, such as wildlife, landscapes, hunting, etc. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. The Idaho Art Lab is open Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.”
According to the release, the community is invited to the free show and tours of the Idaho Art Lab’s maker-space.
“This is your chance to meet the artists on exhibit, such as Vern Russell and Joyce Leonard, who will have original pieces in the show,” the release read.
The release states that the gallery will have many original pieces and that this will be a unique opportunity for aspiring artists to inspect the process it took to make the art.
“Study the artists’ brush strokes, see the path a finger took along a rib of clay or understand the layering of color that might have went into a fiber arts piece,” the release read.
According to the release, Daniel Borup, artist-in-residency at the Idaho Art Lab, is working on a sculpture for the St. Anthony Ballpark and passerbys may be able to see some of his early work on the project.
“Visitors will get a sneak peek at his progress on this life-size piece. All rent-by-the-hour Labs, such as pottery wheels and lapidary stone polishing, will be open late until 8:00 p.m. and visitors can enjoy the Ready to Paint Pottery studio and art supply store until 8:00 p.m. as well,” the release read.
According to the release, Idaho Art Lab is a 501©(3) public charity art education organization that volunteer run.
”The Idaho Art Lab promotes the visual arts and provides opportunities to people of any age, ability or economic status to engage in the arts by offering art education programs, gallery exhibits & a gathering place for residents to be involved in the arts as part of their daily life,” the release read.
For more information about the Art Lab, visit their website at www.IdahoArtLab.org.