About the Idaho Falls Arts Council
Since its founding in 1990, the Idaho Falls Arts Council has committed to hosting an array of events, arts, performances, and venues to feature local and international talent within Idaho Falls and its surrounding areas. Now consisting of the Willard Arts Center, the historic Colonial Theater, the ARTitorium, and the Civic Center, these settings provide the means to have an annual impact of $2.7 million on the local community in the form of art galleries, 10 - 16 mainstage shows, 8 visual arts exhibitions, and community events all year long. The continued support of its staff members and volunteers accommodate the thousands of individuals who partake in the local arts community.
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Call for Artists: 16th Annual Juried Exhibition
The Idaho Falls National Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States are invited to submit. This is an open show with no geographic boundaries.
Four cash prizes will be awarded: first place ($750), second place ($500), third place ($250), and Curator’s Choice ($125). Honorable Mentions and People’s Choice will also be awarded.
- More than 5,000 exhibition visitors each year
- Exhibition artworks are included in a full color catalogue & on IFAC’s website
- The People’s Choice award winner is featured on all promotional materials for the next year
Sea Turtle Meets Space by Lelan Skinner, 2023 PEOPLES’ CHOICE
Immigrant Women Series - Xiao Bei by Yigan Guo, 2023 FIRST PLACE
- Entry fee is $40 or $35 for members of The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
- Artists may submit up to three artworks
- Submissions must include one JPEG image of each artwork, at least 300 DPI
- Submissions must be made online on or before January 17, 2024
- Artwork must have been created within the last 3 years and not previously exhibited at the Willard Arts Center
- Artists must be at least 14 years of age
- Artists have the option of selling their artwork. IFAC retains a 35% commission on all sales
- January 17, 2024 - Entries Due
- February 14 - Acceptance Notification
- March 11 - Artwork Due to Willard Arts Center
- March 14 - Opening & Awards Reception
- June 3 - Local Artwork Pick-up
- June 4 - Mailed Artwork Shipped
2024 Juror: Maggy Hiltner
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner is a full-time studio artist and activist living in Red Lodge, Montana. She has a BFA from Syracuse University and was a Studio Assistant at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. For over 20 years now, she has been collaging found embroidery and quilts with her hand-stitched imagery, giving these abandoned textiles new meaning and relevance. As a member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), she has served as a Regional Representative for Montana and Idaho and is currently their Regional Exhibitions Coordinator. Her work has been published and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, and she was a 2015 recipient of the Montana Arts Council Artist’s Innovation Award.