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Visual Arts Guild

The Visual Arts Guild meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Mountain Home Library conference room. Dues to join the Guild are $12/annually. Please feel free to visit with us at a meeting to see if you would like to be a part of the Guild. The Visual Arts Guild is open to anyone interested in the visual arts.

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Literary Arts

The Whistle Pig, a Southwestern Idaho literary journal published annually by the Mountain Home Arts Council, is now accepting writing and art submissions for its eleventh volume, which will be published in Fall 2019. The journal seeks original short stories, poems, memoirs, personal musings, drama, song lyrics, and other short literary pieces; it also features a variety of visual art such as drawings, paintings, and photography.


Idaho History Non-Fiction, Interviews, Memoir, Stories, Poems, Song Lyrics, Visual Art & More celebrating the rich history of our home state!

Of special interest is interviews of long-time residents or family about their experiences in the area or personal essays and stories about growing up or moving to Idaho.


All entries must be submitted by Monday, May 6, 2019. Those selected for publication will receive one complimentary copy.

Email submissions to with subject "The Whistle Pig submission."

Art work may also be submitted to Patti Hamaishi at P & C Plumbing or Brenda Raub at the Mountain Home High School.

*Include a cover sheet with a brief biography (approximately 50 words), name, address, email, and phone number. *Prose: no more than 5,000 words, double spaced.
*Poetry: Three pages or 1,200 words, appropriate spacing.
*Font size: 12 pt., Times New Roman.
*Include, in the upper-right-hand corner, a header on each page stating title and page number (please no name; submissions are judged anonymously).
*All writing must be original and production ready. The editorial committee reserves the right to make small adjustments in the writing such as spelling, punctuation and usage.
*Visual Art should be no more than 8 1/2 by 11 inches. The work will be published in black and white except on the cover. The selection committee for these works will be members of the Visual Arts Guild.