Born in Fresno California, grew up in Santa Cruz California

BFA & MFA California Institute of the Arts

Lives and works in Boise Idaho & McCall Idaho



December-January, Herrett Center/Jean B. King Gallery at the College of Southern Idaho, “Paper/Printmaking” Group Show. Showing new work from (Western Landscape Series)

April-May, 75th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition, East Hampton NY.

January-February, Yellowstone Art Museum 45th annual benefit, Billings Montana. Work from SummerWork series 2012.

January-February, Missoula Art Museum 41st annual benefit, Missoula Montana. Work from SummerWork series 2012.


November-December new paintings from SummerWork Series at Linen Gallery, Boise ID.

July-September Seattle Design Center, Bilinear Art Consulting/Gallery, 5701 6th Ave S, Suite 260 Seattle.

April 4th - July 1st  “Recent Paintings & Drawings by Dave Thomas” Columbia Tower Club, 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave, Seattle WA.

January 5th - February 18th  “Time Line Paintings” Solo Show, Linen Gallery, Boise ID.


November 29th - December 22nd  “Time Line Paintings” Solo Show, House Gallery, Salt Lake City UT.

September - October, Solo Show, The OK Hotel Gallery, Seattle WA.

July, Salt Lake City Biennial, House Gallery SLC UT.

March-April “Calendars” Pete Grady & Dave Thomas, Rosenthal Gallery, College of Idaho, Caldwell ID, curated by artist/professor Garth Claassen.

February, Solo Show “Small Studies for Large Paintings” Galerie Belle Ame, Eagle Idaho.


April, “Two Painters” Fonnie Davidson & Dave Thomas, Galerie Belle Ame, Eagle Idaho.

February – April, “The Artist’s Guide to the LA Galaxy” Group show, West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, curated by Michael Arata & Qi Peng.


June, River Locqa Event “June Salon”  Studio Show.

August – October, “Three Painters” Karelia Dubowski, Lorin Humphreys, Dave Thomas, VengaWorks, Meridian Idaho.


January – February, Group Show “We Are One” Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Montana.


Cover Art for New CD “Look What I Found” by Seattle Composer Tom Baker, www.tombakerquartet.com

August, “Fresh Paint” Group Show, J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho.

June, Boise Weekly Open Studios: B.O.S.C.O.

NW Artist Registry, Jury Member for 2007 www.nwartistregistry.com

February, Group Show, Woman of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho.

January – March, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana, 39th Annual Art Auction & Exhibition.


April, Solo Show, “Don’t Take Me Alive” J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho.

July – September, “Steel, Stone, Paper & Paint” Sculpture by Mark Stasz Paintings by DaveThomas Eagle Rock Art Museum, Idaho Falls Idaho.

June, Boise Weekly Open Studios: B.O.S.C.O.

November – December, Group Show, ArtsWest, Seattle Washington.

November – January, Solo Show “Dave Thomas Paintings & Drawings” Woman of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho.


Painting Professor, Boise State University (BSU) Spring 2006

Corporate Collections:

Security Pacific, Los Angeles / United Aircraft, New Haven CT / B of A, Los Angeles / Jackson Jet Center, Boise ID / Les Bois Partners, Boise ID.

Private Collections:

CA, NV, WA, MT, NY, TX, ID, CO, FL, NM, OR, 

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