Colonial Theater Centennial Exhibition


Call for Artists/Collectors

About the Exhibition

The Colonial Theater in downtown Idaho Falls will turn 100 in November 2019! The Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) is planning a variety of events and programs to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The Colonial Theater Centennial Exhibition will be on view in the Carr Gallery at the Willard Arts Center from November 16, 2019 through January 5, 2020. This exhibition will celebrate artistic interpretations of the Colonial Theater. IFAC is seeking both existing and new work in all mediums that depicts or is inspired by any part of the Colonial Theater (exterior, interior, front-of-house, backstage, etc.). The IFAC Visual Arts Director together with the Centennial Exhibition committee will select the works to be included in the exhibition. This exhibition will be seen by thousands of visitors to the Willard Arts Center and Colonial Theater. There are no cash prizes, but IFAC may elect to purchase works from the exhibition for its permanent collection.

If you already have artwork:

  • Submissions must include one JPEG artwork of each artwork.
  • Submissions can be made online or by mail/in person.
  • Submissions can be made by the artist or the owner of an artwork. If you are not the artist, please just include as much information as you know.
  • Entry form must be filled out and received along with images on or before September 30, 2019.
  • Artists have the option of selling their artwork. IFAC retains a 35% commission on all sales.
  • There is no entry fee.

If you are interested in creating new artwork:

  • IFAC can provide access to different areas of the Colonial Theater by appointment. This includes access to the house and/or backstage when the building is empty and/or during a show.
  • Complete the entry form or contact Georgina Goodlander to schedule: 208-522-0471,
  • Artworks will need to be completed by early fall – IFAC Visual Arts Director will coordinate with each artist about specific deadlines once access has been approved.

Important Dates:

  • February through August: artists can access Colonial Theater by appointment
  • September 30: deadline for entries. If you have an entry that will be done by November 4, please let Georgina Goodlander know by September 30.
  • October: acceptance notification
  • November 4-6 – delivery of artworks to the Willard Arts Center
  • November 21 – public opening reception
  • January 6 – artwork pick up (mailed artwork will be shipped Jan 8)

Submit online, or by mail to: Attn: Georgina Goodlander, Idaho Falls Arts Council, 498 A Street, ID 83402