BOSCO is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the visual arts.

Established to promote and foster greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public, our goals include:

  • Providing a forum for professional artists to share ideas and concepts that enhance creative endeavors and give artistic and intellectual support.
  • Serving as a bridge between artists, collectors and the public.
  • Hosting open studios events for the public featuring a weekend-long opportunity to visit member artists’ studios.

BOSCO members participate in Boise’s arts community in many ways.

  • As teachers (Karen Bubb, Amy Nack, John Killmaster, Tarmo Watia, Lisa Cheney, Lynn Fraley, Sue Rooke)
  • As contributors to Boise’s Public Arts collections (Marianne Konvalinka, Rachel Teannalach, Amy Nack, Tarmo Watia, Sue Latta, Julie Clemons, Bonnie Peacher, Pam McKnight)
  • And through the Open Studios Tour, the goal of which is to serve as a bridge between artists and the public.

Annual events

  • Open Studios Weekend: The second weekend of October every year. This event gives the public an opportunity to watch artists at work and see where we create. Meet a diverse group of local artists working in their chosen media — paint, metal, fiber, glass, photography, assemblage and more.
  • Annual Exhibit: View work from BOSCO members.
  • Membership Drive: New members are juried annually in April by an independent, outside juror.  The 2016 new-member drive has begun, applications are due March 31, 2016.

2016 Board

  • Samuel Paden, President
  • Bonnie Peacher, Vice-President
  • Kris Mannion, Secretary
  • Anita Quick, Treasurer
  • Lisa Cheney, Marketing Committee Chair
  • Theresa Burkes, Events Committee Chair
  • Karen Klinefelter, Membership Chair

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