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, John Killmaster, Tarmo Watia, Lisa Cheney, Lynn Fraley, Sue Rooke, Frederick Choate)
  • As contributors to Boise’s Public Arts collections (Rachel Teannalach, Tarmo Watia, 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.

2019 Board

  • John Taye, President
  • Anne Peterson, Vice-President
  • Jill Storey, Secretary
  • Carol Smith, Treasurer
  • Lisa Cheney, Marketing Chair
  • Bonnie Peacher, Events  Chair
  • JanyRae Seda, Membership Chair
  • Jill Millward, Member at Large
  • Cindi Walton, Member at Large


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