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Welcome, Artists.


The Alexa Rose Foundation is devoted
to uplift
ing art appreciation and artists in the greater Boise, Idaho area.

Alexa Rose Howell, a native New Yorker, lived with her husband in Boise for 40 years, until her death in 2013. Alexa was a painter, a writer and poet, an actress, a puppeteer, a linguist, a pianist, a dancer, a teacher, a supporter of young artists, and a devoted wife and mother.


Since 2015, Alexa’s Foundation, initiated by her husband Ken Howell in her honor and memory, has awarded over 500 artists with grants of $500 to $5,000.


Today, The Foundation is proud to support Idaho artists through an annual grant cycle, fellowship program, and various public art initiatives throughout the

Treasure Valley.  


Betsie Richardson, 2021 Grant Recipient


2021 Fellows


Featured Artist



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