About Laura Yager
Laura Yager is an award winning & published collage artist. As seen on HGTV and in numerous publications, her paper artwork exudes a love for animals. In the midst of a world already overwhelmed with anxieties and fears, Laura likes to create "happy" art that brightens one's day, as well as any room. Whether it be a fluorescent pet portrait or an abstract wildlife scene, each vivid & meticulous work of art is sure to bring a smile.
-Featured artist on HGTV (The Carol Duvall Show) episode #1837
-3/4/15 Boise Weekly cover art "Warm Reception"
-8/7 - 10/16 "Pink Sphynx" shown in TVAA's group exhibition 'Hunting & Gathering' in Boise, ID.
-9/13/15 Honorable Mention award for "Fastidious" in CAGO's international online juried competition 'All Animals'
-10/17/15 "BIG Kitty" accepted into the National Collage Society's annual juried show. Work to be shown in online exhibit for one year beginning 11/23/15.
-10/19/15 International Bronze Award for "Boston Blue" in Art Forward's annual competition #3
-11/1/15 "Love Is Blind" & "Pink Pachyderm" both finalists in Colors of Humanity Art Gallery's international juried exhibit
-10/28/15 Boise Weekly cover art "Pumpkin, the Party Crasher"
-11/16/15 "Love Is Blind" awarded 3rd place (mixed media) in CAGO's international online juried competition 'Color'
-12/1/15 "BIG Kitty" received Special Merit Award in Light, Space & Time's international art competition for November's theme 'Animals'
1/16/16 thru 3/26/16 "Pink Pachyderm" in Northwest Collage Society's juried exhibit in Seattle's Washington State Convention Center. Art used in marketing.
-12/30/15 "Pink Pachyderm" & "Pumpkin, the Party Crasher" to be PUBLISHED by North Light Books' "Incite 4, the Best of Mixed Media" in Sep2016.
-1/8/16 - 1/30/16 *BEST IN SHOW* award for "Safe With Me" in juried exhibit at the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC. "Corgi Joy" also in exhibit.
-2/2/16 - 2/25/16 "Rythym & Ol' Blue" selected for exhibit at the Meridian Street Gallery in Indianapolis, IN.
-3/3/16 - 3/24/16 "Spring Zebra" selected for exhibit at the Meridian Street Gallery in Indianapolis, IN.
-3/17/16 - 6/12/16 "Love Is Blind" selected for annual fine art exhibit at the Carr & Hall Galleries in Idaho Falls, ID
-3/18/16 "Mesmerized" and "Fastidious" donated for charity auction benefitting Simply Cats Shelter in Boise, ID.
-3/19/16 - 4/18/16 "Who, Us?" in LSU's International 'Animals in Art' Exhibit - 381 international submissions/ 74 selected
-4/10/16 - 4/23/16 Three pieces selected for Art In Bloom Exhibit for Anacortes, WA Tulip Festival. Art used in marketing.
-5/11/16 "Gentleness" purchased by Peace Health United General Hospital in Sedro Woolley, WA for public display
-5/1/16 - 6/1/16 Six pieces curated for group exhibit at the "Grande Lodge" in Meridian, ID.
-6/14/16 "Love is Blind" second place People's Choice Award at Idaho Falls 2016,Nat'l Exhibit
-6/24/16 - 6/28/16 3 pieces selected for 'Chasing Paper' special exhibit at Lake Oswego's Festival of the Arts in Oregon.
-7/7/16 Scheduled exhibit and demonstration of techniques at Idaho Blueprint Supply in Boise, ID during July's "First Thursday" event.
7/9 -9/24/16 Three pieces selected for "Rescue Me" exhibit at transFORM Gallery in New Rochelle, NY location.
8/15/16 Greeting card line "Zoo Zoo", produced by Ric Kasini/Kasini House Cards, debuts. Ten collages featured.
-9/23 - 11/26 "Hippo Holiday" selected for exhibition 'All Animals' at the Boston Children's Museum
10/2016 "Tiger Wave" Collage selected by Zoo Boise, for annual fundraising event 'Zoobilee'
10/7 - 1/29/17 Four pieces selected for 'Fur, Feathers & Fins' exhibit at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Craft Center, in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
11/2016 Three collages displayed at transFORM Gallery's Manhattan NYC location, within the New York Design Center; "Irreplaceable Ewe", "Safe with Me", & "Sunrise with Mama"
11/2016 Three cat collages selected for publication in book 'Joey and the Black Boots' from Kitty Litter Press.
-1/2017 Two pieces selected as finalists in the Artist's Magazine annual fine art competition. Appearance in Jan/Feb 2017 issue.
-11/29/16 Three year art licensing contract signed with Art In Motion, a division of E & E CO., LTD. dba JLA Art for selected pet art images
3/2017 Collage "Gentleness" featured in UK 'PaperCrafts Magazine'.
3/2017 Collage "BIG Kitty" selected fundraising auction at Simply Cats Shelter of Boise.
-4/15 - 4/25/17 Three pieces selected for Anacortes Fine Art Festival 'Spring Fest' ; "Two Precious", "Treetop Trio", & "Watched Over"
-4/23/17 Awarded"People's Choice Award" for favorite artist at Anacortes Fine Art Show 'Spring Fest'.
-5/10/17 Two collages "Watched Over" & "Who, Us?" selected for the gift shop at The Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp, WA.
-7/2017 Collage "Dream Team" selected for Art Source Gallery's 15th Annual Juried Exhibit in Boise, ID.
-7/2017 Collage "In Good Company" selected by Meridian Arts Council to be entered into the Art Repository for a future Traffic Box Wrap within the city.
-8/4 - 8/6/2017 Two collages, "Love is Blind" & "Gentleness #2" selected by jury for "Art on the Green" at North Idaho College in Coeur D Alene, ID *"Love is Blind" awarded $250 cash prize, ribbon & sold.
-8/18-27/2017 Collage "Two Gold Stars" awarded 2nd place at the 'Idaho State Fair' in Boise (professional artist division , mixed media category)
-9/2017 Collage "Wish Ewe Were Here" awarded First Place by juror at International Art Contest of the Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials. Collage to be used for 2018 Meeker Classic poster, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs & other official souvenir items. Meeker, Colorado.
-9/2017 Selected to create artwork for Zoo Boise's 'Zoobilee' 2017 fundraiser
-10/5/17 Collage "Wish Ewe Were Here" selected by jury for 'Trailing of the Sheep Festival' art exhibit. In person talk and showing of 3 sheep collages at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, ID.
-2/2018 - Initial Point Gallery monthlong exhibit at Meridian City Hall. “Animals in Harmony” 20 collages to be on display. Artist Reception 2/6/18
-2/28/2018 - Idaho Humane Society “See Stripe Sit” charity event at Cinder Wines, personal attendance with featured artwork on merchandise including limited edition wine glasses & signed prints.
-6/1/-12/7/2018 3 collages accepted for Art in City Hall Ketchum, ID exhibit “For the Love of Dogs”.
-7/5/2018 Collage “Sweet Lamb of Mine” accepted into Art Source Gallery’s 16th Annual Juried Exhibit in Boise, ID.
-7/2018 New member artist at Art Zone 208, in Boise, ID.
-9/2018 Attendance at Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials, Colorado, to sign prints of my 2017 winning collage. Collage to be used on official festival merchandise.