Civic Center Exhibitions



Nampa artist Tom Bicak is the Featured Artist for the Nampa Art Collective’s quarterly exhibition at the Nampa Civic Center. It’s titled, “Let’s Face It: a Portrait Show,” and is on view through June 25, 2018. Gallery hours are 8-5, Monday-Friday

Some photos from Friday’s opening reception. Thanks, Ron Lash!

This exhibition, “Let’s Face It,” is on view until June 25th, Monday through Friday, 8-5 pm. Stop by the Nampa Civic Center and choose your favorite!

Thanks Boise Weekly for spreading the word. Opening Reception Tomorrow, Friday March 30th 7-9pm.

Opening reception for Let’s Face It! A Portrait Show. This group art show has 32 member artists representing the Nampa Art Collective and the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance. Please come to the Nampa Civic Center March 30th between 7-9pm to meet the artists and view their artworks. Concessions available for purchase during the reception.

Featured Artist: Tom Bicak

Live music performed by singer-pianist Stephen McAndrew.

Participating Artists:

Sean Aguailar
Peggy Akovenko
Laurie Asahara
Oyindrila Basu
Cyndi Blue
Leslie Jay Bosch
Kellie Cosho
Marilyn Cosho
Robin Cox
Carolyn Eardley
Susie Fisher
Laura Gilles
Dennis Goodwin
Carolyn Greener
Heather Hainsworth
Christine Howard
Shawn Hubbs
Patricia Koleini
Bonnie Liles
Betty Mallorca
Barbara McCaslin-Sand
Mark W. McGinnis
Jenny Niemeyer
Bonnie Peacher
Tina Pittman
Tarey Potter
Claire Remsberg
Angela Stout
Lizzie Taylor
Joan Thomas
Nathan Veibell



Two Treasure Valley art groups—Treasure Valley Artists Alliance and the Nampa Art Collective—have collaborated to bring the public a unique exhibition with the theme of the recent total eclipse, which occurred in August 2017.

 This collaboration has three (3) parts; an Online Exhibition and two (2) Physical Shows:


Together in the Dark is an exhibition of art reflecting on the Great American Eclipse of 2017, features art works from thirty-eight artists, from across the country–South Carolina to Oregon–each with a unique vision of a common experience.

The Together in the Dark Online Exhibition is a collaboration of the Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance and the Nampa Art Collective and supported in part by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Read their poetic artist statements. You will be inspired. Click here (h

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Don’t delay. The online exhibition ends April 15, 2018.


The Opening Reception will be held at the Nampa Civic Center on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 7:00p.m.-9:30 p.m. at 311 3rd St S Nampa, ID 83651.

Featuring two exhibitions: Together in the Dark/Nampa and Black, White, Gray

  1. The Nampa Civic Center is the venue for Nampa’s Together in the Dark exhibition. Featuring eclipse-themed artworks by 8 artists, the show highlights the three award winners for the Together in the Dark onlineexhibition.

Exhibiting artists for Together in the Dark/Nampa:

  • Pat & Karen Miller, first place
  • Betty Mallorca, second place
  • Jessica Tookey, third place
  • Leslie Jay Bosch
  • Theresa Burkes
  • Carolyn Greener
  • Erika McGinnis
  • Deb Pence
  • Angela Stout
  1. The Nampa Art Collective provides visual art at the Civic Center, exhibiting the work of local artists, with new installations every quarter. The quarter’s theme is Black, White, and Gray.

Exhibiting artists for Black, White, and Gray:

  • Tom Bicak
  • Leslie Jay Bosch
  • Robin Cox
  • Carolyn Eardley
  • Carolyn Greener
  • Casey Gurr
  • Shawn Hubbs
  • Betty Mallorca
  • Lawrence Manning
  • Tina Pittman
  • Angela Stout
  • Nathan Veibell


Exhibition closes March 25, 2018.

25488042_1524945284226716_4661013221565166778_oBOISE EXHIBITION (Physical Show)

The Gem Center for the Arts hosts Together in the Dark/Boise, an exhibition of 31 pieces of eclipse-themed works, at their gallery located at 2417 Bank Drive in Boise, Idaho 83705.

Closing date: February 2, 2018


Everything Changes: NAC’s Autumn Show
October 4, 2017 – January 8, 2018

Please join us for the opening reception for “Everything Changes,” the newest quarterly exhibition by the Nampa Art Collective, at the Nampa Civic Center. Our featured artist, Angela Kathleen Stout, is exhibiting an entire wall of stunning mixed media works.

Other member artists in this show are Tom Bicak, Leslie Jay Bosch, Carolyn Eardley, Carolyn Greener, Betty Mallorca, Lawrence Manning, Serenity Studio, and Tina Pittman.

Rag Tag Swing will perform live music during the reception. Refreshments will be available at the new Civic Center concession stand. “Everything Changes” is on view until January 8, 2018.

Click HERE to meet James Brown, the director of the Nampa Civic Center. The NAC is so glad to hang our art at this great venue!


HEAT: NAC’s Summer Show
June 30 – September 26, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday June 30, 7:00-9:30 p.m.


The Artist’s Muse: What Inspires You?
April – June, 2017

Opening Reception: Monday April 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Introducing: the Nampa Art Collective
Feb – March, 2017

The first exhibit was hung on February 1, 2017, and ran through March 28, 2017. Titled Introducing: the Nampa Art Collective, this show is a lively, diverse sampling of the work of 18 of member artists:

Tom Bicak
Leslie Jay Bosch
Stephan Bosch
Lisa Bower
Jason Darrah
Carolyn Eardley
Carolyn Greener
Shawn Hubbs
Betty Mallorca
Lawrence Manning
Chris McNaught
Londa Paul
Tony Rios
Jeremy Rydalch
Audrey Swift-Miller
Patricia Thorpe
Jessica Tookey
Nathan Veibell

The Opening Reception will be held at the Civic Center on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Many of the exhibiting artists will be in attendance. Come meet them and have them tell you about their work!



The Nampa Arts Collective (NAC) announces a collaboration with the Nampa Civic Center.

The NAC is providing visual art at the Civic Center, producing exhibitions of local artists’ work with new installations every quarter.

Introducing: The Nampa Art Collective at the Nampa Civic Center