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404 South 8th Street Suite L105
Boise, ID, 83702

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Julia GreenNoble HardestyKelly Knopp, Stuart Holland, and Victor A. Jimenez, Swell is located on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in Boise's BoDo district. 

By combining their individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, the five artists' mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.   

Jaki Katz Ashford

Swell Artist Collective’s Jaki Katz Ashford is a painter, designer and sculptor whose talents have earned her a stellar reputation over her 35 year career. Her work in the medallic arts in particular, has garnered her significant acclaim, and she has sculpted over one thousand medals, including the United Nations Peacekeeping medal, the Century IV medal for the City of Philadelphia and coins of the realm for many foreign nations. Her whimsical imagination has earned her an international reputation as a sculptor of fine collectibles. She has created sculptures for The Franklin Mint, Noble of Germany, the Hamilton Collection and other sculpture houses. In 2005 she was commissioned by the Detectives' Endownment Association of the City of New York to create a bronze memorial sculpture. A native of Philadelphia, her paintings have won awards at numerous exhibitions and in 1986 she was awarded an honorarium at the prestigious Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. Katz Ashford’s current work reflects her love of vivid colors and dynamic storytelling, as well as her sense of humor. She continues to paint and sculpt from her studio in Boise, Idaho. www.jakiashford.com

JAKI KATZ ASHFORD


Jaki Katz Ashford is a painter, designer and sculptor whose talents have earned her a stellar reputation over her 35 year career. Her work in the medallic arts in particular, has garnered her significant acclaim, and she has sculpted over one thousand medals, including the United Nations Peacekeeping medal, the Century IV medal for the City of Philadelphia and coins of the realm for many foreign nations. Her whimsical imagination has earned her an international reputation as a sculptor of fine collectibles. She has created sculptures for The Franklin Mint, Noble of Germany, the Hamilton Collection and other sculpture houses. In 2005 she was commissioned by the Detectives' Endownment Association of the City of New York to create a bronze memorial sculpture. A native of Philadelphia, her paintings have won awards at numerous exhibitions and in 1986 she was awarded an honorarium at the prestigious Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. Katz Ashford’s current work reflects her love of vivid colors and dynamic storytelling, as well as her sense of humor. She continues to paint and sculpt from her studio in Boise, Idaho.

More work can be found on: www.jakiashford.com

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