The Artist's Guide to the L.A. Galaxy

 
Dave Thomas
Born in Fresno, California 1949

Education: California Institute of the Arts, B.F.A. 1973
California Institute of the Arts, M.F.A. 1974
Studied painting at CalArts with Allan Hacklin with classmates Eric Fischl, David Salle, Ross Bleckner

Lives and works in Boise, Idaho
PO Box 582 Eagle Idaho 83616
www.DaveThomasArt.com
DaveThomasArt@gmail.com
208.863.4668
 
Exhibitions:

2010

“SQFT” Traveling group show by curator TJ Norris from Portland OR. Cities: Boise, Spokane, Missoula, Portland…Nov2009 to Sep2010.

“The Artist’s Guide to the LA Galaxy” Group show at West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Curated by Michael Arata & Qi Peng.

Galerie Bella Ame, Eagle Idaho.

2009

“SQFT” Traveling show by curator TJ Norris from Portland OR. Cities: Boise, Spokane, Missoula, Portland…Nov2009 to Sep2010.

(www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/Dave+Thomas/14710.html).

River Locqa, Boise Idaho, “June Salon” see www.davethomasart.com/projectshtm .

VengaWorks, Meridian Idaho, August – October 2009, “Three Painters” Karelia Dubowski, Lorin Humphreys, Dave Thomas.

2008

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Montana 11-Jan – 2-Feb “We Are One”  

2007

J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho “Fresh Paint” Group Show Aug-9 – Sep-7 (www.jcrist.com)

Boise Weekly Open Studios, Boise Idaho Jun-2 – 3 Group Show at VAC, Boise Idaho the month of June.

NW Artist Registry, Jury Member for 2007 (www.nwartistregistry.com)

WoS Gallery, Boise Idaho, Group Show Feb-16 – Apr-30

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana (www.yellowstone.artmuseum.org) 39th Annual Art Auction & Exhibition     Jan-30 - Mar-3

The Saatchi Gallery on-line, (www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/Dave+Thomas/14710.html)

Cover Art for New CD “Look What I Found” by Seattle Composer Tom Baker, (www.tombakerquartet.com

2006

J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho “Don’t Take Me Alive” Apr-1 – May-7 (www.jcrist.com)

Re-Title on-line (www.re-title.com)

Eagle Rock Art Museum, Idaho Falls Idaho “Steel, Stone, Paper & Paint” Sculpture by Mark Stasz Paintings by Dave Thomas Jul-22 – Sep-2 (www.eaglerockartmuseum.org)

Boise Weekly Open Studios: B.O.S.C.O. (www.boiseopenstudios.org) 2006 open studios Jun,1 – Jun,4

ArtsWest, Seattle Washington, Group Show: Nov-5 – Dec-2

Woman of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho, “Dave Thomas Paintings & Drawings” Nov-10 – Jan-5

2005

J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho (www.jcrist.com)

Davis Art Gallery at Idaho State University, Pocatello ID. October 4 “Underneath Idaho”  (www.projektlocqa.com)

Projekt Locqa, June Salon, June 24th

Projekt Locqa, April Salon, April 29th

Basement Gallery, Boise Idaho, Dave Thomas, New Paintings from Unpainted Psalm Series Mar-1 through Apr-29

Boise Open Studios Collective Organization: B.O.S.C.O. (www.boiseopenstudios.org) 2005 opening at the Boise Art Museum, June 2nd.

CalArts/Chouinard Alumni Auction,  April-May on-line.

2004

Basement Gallery, Holiday Group Show, Boise ID.

Boise Open Studio Collective Organization: B.O.S.C.O. 2004 Opening at the Boise Art Museum, June 3rd.

Basement Gallery, Boise ID “Unpainted Psalm Series” works on paper.

2002 – 2003

Basement Gallery, Boise ID.

1990 – 1992

23nd Invitational, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana.

Montana 3-D, Group Show at the Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell Montana.

William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA.

Michael Moloney Gallery, Santa Monica CA.

22rd Invitational, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana.

Bridge Street Gallery, Bigfork Montana.

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana. “Dave Thomas, a 10 Year Survey”  

1982 – 1988

Bebe Kezar Gallery, Whitefish Montana.

Sea Star Gallery, Bigfork Montana.

Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell Montana.

Markus Gallery, Las Vegas NV.

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID.

1971 – 1975

Comsky Gallery, Beverly Hills CA. Dave Thomas & Milton Avery

Santa Anna College Art Gallery, 7 Painters from CalArts.

Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX. CalArts Review

Cal State University Northridge Art Gallery. Painters from CalArts

Long Beach State University Art Gallery. “Southern California Up and Coming”

Comsky Gallery, Beverly Hills CA. Group Show

Logiudice Gallery, NYC.  

Teaching: Painting Professor, Boise State University (BSU) Spring 2006

Corporate Collections: Security Pacific, Los Angeles / United Aircraft, New Haven CT / B of A, Los Angeles / Jackson Jet Center, Boise ID / Les Bois Partners, Boise ID.

Private Collections: CA, NV, WA, MT, NY, TX, ID, CO, FL, NM, OR