I am excited to report that I was accepted as a member of Boise Open Studios (BOSCO), which is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the visual arts in Boise. BOSCO hosts a number of events throughout the community, namely the open studio tours which are held during the second weekend of October every year. Each member opens their studio to the public, giving them the opportunity to converse with the artists and watch them work. It's especially exciting because the members' studios are spread out throughout the Treasure Valley instead of being in one centralized location. I visited several studios last year, and I really enjoyed engaging with the artists and getting to know the art community. There are some talented members in this group, and I feel like I am in great company!