Exhibit Theme for 2020



This is a year-long exhibition, traveling to Treasure Valley libraries.

The new theme for 2020 will be ON THE LIGHTER SIDE.


Develop your calligraphic pieces around a light, humorous statement. The quotation could still have a serious intent, such as Will Rogers' "There are people running the government who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches" or

P.J. O'Rourke's "Everybody wants to save the Earth, nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes."

Other quotations may represent an acceptance and appreciation of humor, such as Lyndon Johnson's message to the Smothers Brothers, comedians who often made jokes at his expense: "It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives".


We also have messages that were iintended to be serious, but time and social progress have altered their relevance, such as a poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy: "Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore the most dangerous."

Select a quotation that speaks to you or for you.



Before framing your piece under glass, take a quick photo of it and send it to Suzann (jeramuk@gmail.com) so she can share the photos on our website.


For exhibiting, pieces need to be framed, no bigger than 16x20, and need to include a wire in the back for hanging. You may exhibit more than one piece. Three-dimensional art, like a handmade book, is also accepted. Bring your finished pieces to the January meeting.


We welcome pieces all through the year and can add them when we move to a different venue...so please bring them any time!


We would like to keep the pieces for the calendar year, for display at libraries around the area. The pieces will be returned at the next year's Christmas party.  more questions: ask Lea - Leakingink55@gmail.com



                                                         FEBRUARY - Boise Main Public Library

                                                         MARCH - Idaho City Library

                                                         APRIL - Idaho City Library

                                                         MAY - Boise Library at Cole and Ustick

                                                         JUNE - Idaho City Library

                                                         JULY - Ada County Library at Victory and 5-Mile

                                                         AUGUST - Eagle Library

                                                         SEPTEMBER - Meridian Library 

                                                         OCTOBER - Lake Hazel Library

                                                         NOVEMBER - Caldwell Library

                                                         DECEMBER - Exhibit pieces are returned




                                  EXHIBIT THEME FOR 2020: "On the Lighter Side"                                               


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