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Idaho Triennial Art Exhibition Features Boise State Artists

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 8:00 am / February 9, 2017

Hanging artwork by Lily Lee

Artwork by Lily Lee.

On Feb. 18, the Boise Art Museum will debut the Idaho Triennial, a longstanding tradition and competitive exhibition for artists living and working in Idaho. Of the 180 Idaho artists who applied, only 24 artists were selected to participate. Of those, 75 percent have ties to Boise State, and 17 artists are affiliated with the Department of Art.

John Francis photography

Artwork by John Francis.

Art faculty selected for the 2017 Idaho Triennial include: Jill AnnieMargaret, professor of printmaking; Caroline Earley, associate professor of ceramics; John Francis, associate professor of graphic design; Lily Martina Lee, assistant professor of sculpture; Brooke Burton, adjunct instructor and alumnus (MFA Visual Arts 2007); John McMahon, adjunct instructor and alumnus (MFA Visual Arts 2013); and Jessie Proska, former adjunct instructor. Artworks by Troy Passey, adjunct instructor in the English department (MA English 1997) and Pete Kutchins, Sign Shop supervisor (BFA Graphic Design 2007) also were selected.

Lace art by Jill AnnieMargaret

Artwork by Jill AnnieMargaret.

Boise State alumni and students include: Rachel Lambert (MFA Visual Arts 2015); Ashley Carlson (BFA Visual Arts, Painting and Drawing 2016); Braxton Duncan (BFA Visual Arts, Photography 2016); Thomas Finnegan (BFA Visual Arts, Sculpture 2016); Bryan Anthony Moore (BFA Illustration 2007); Goran Fazil (BA History of Art and Visual Culture 2006); Rena Vanderwater (BA Art 1991); former student Reba E. Robinson; and Inna Raw, a current student completing a BFA in Graphic Design, and a BFA in Visual Arts, Photography.

The opening will feature a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Boise Art Museum.