August 30, 2011

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston

(208) 489-0531


Call for Artists: 2012 Initial Point Gallery Series


Meridian, ID – (August 30, 2011) – The Meridian Arts Commission is seeking proposals from artists for the 2012 Initial Point Gallery Series, a series of one-month art exhibitions in Initial Point Gallery. Initial Point Gallery is located on the third floor of Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian), and is free to visit and open to the public each Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, excluding major holidays.


The 2012 Initial Point Gallery Series is to be comprised of professional-quality, ready-to-hang or display, two- or three-dimensional, original art that is conceived and created by artists who live or work in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.


A detailed Call for Artists, along with the required application form and paperwork, can be accessed from the front page of the City of Meridian website ( or picked up in person at the Initial Point Gallery.  All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011.  Proposals should be sent to The Meridian Arts Commission, Attn. 2012 Initial Point Gallery Series, 33 East Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642 or hand-delivered to Meridian City Hall.


“The Initial Point Gallery has been a tremendous asset to our community and offers a unique opportunity for local artists to showcase their talents,” says Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd. “A great number of people visit the gallery each month and express appreciation for the high quality and diversity of the local art on display.”


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.  For more information about Meridian, visit