Welcome, Artists.


The Alexa Rose Foundation is devoted
to uplifting art appreciation and artists in the greater Boise 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 444 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.  



2021 Fellows


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