Dave Thomas

Born in Fresno California, grew up in Santa Cruz California
BFA California Institute of the Arts
MFA California Institute of the Arts
Lives and works Boise Idaho and McCall Idaho

Selected Exhibitions


Solo Show of Small Works
January 13 – April 9, 2021
Cinder Wines Gallery
Opening Reception January 13: 5pm – 8:30pm
107 East 44th Street
Garden City ID 83714


Featured Artist
August 1 – 31, 2020
Gallery Fifty-Five
Opening Reception August 1: 4pm -7pm
311 East Lake Street
McCall ID 83638

Yellowstone Art Museum Auction 52
January 24 – March 7, 2020
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6804

Solo Show
January 20  – August 28, 2020
Gallery Cushing Terrell
Opening Reception was February 6: 5pm – 8pm
800 W Main St #800
Boise, ID 83702


North By Northwest Group Show
July 18 – October 10, 2019
Yellowstone Art Museum 
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6804

Yellowstone Art Museum Auction 51
January 24 – March 2, 2019
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6804


LA Artcore 4th Annual Juried Exhibition
July 1 – 29, 2018
Thurs – Sun 12 noon to 5pm
La Artcore Brewery Annex
650 A South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 276-9320


  • Solo show “Birdbath Romance and Other Paintings” at Herrett Center, Jean B. King Gallery, College of Southern Idaho, December 5, 2017 – January 20, 2018.
  • TreeFort Music Fest, Boise Idaho, TreeFort Gallery group show, March 2017.


  • Bilinear Art Consulting/Gallery Seattle Washington.


  • Herrett Center/Jean B. King Gallery at the College of Southern Idaho, “Paper/Printmaking” group show.
  • 75th Annual Guild Hall Members Exhibition, East Hampton NY.


  • Yellowstone Art Museum 45th Annual Art Auction, Billings Montana.
  • Missoula Art Museum 41st Annual Art Auction, Missoula Montana.
  • Linen Gallery, Boise Idaho, “New Paintings from the SummerWork Series” Solo Show.
  • Bilinear Art Consulting/Gallery, Seattle Washington, Group show.
  • Columbia Tower Club, Seattle Washington, Group show.
  • Linen Gallery, Boise Idaho, “Time Line Paintings” Solo Show.


  • House Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah, “Time Line Paintings” Solo Show.
  • The OK Hotel Gallery, Seattle Washington, Solo Show.
  • The OK Hotel Gallery, Seattle Washington, “OK Biennial” Group Show.
  • Rosenthal Gallery at The College of Idaho, Caldwell Idaho, “Calendars”
    Pete Grady & Dave Thomas.
  • Galerie Belle Ame, Eagle Idaho, “Small Studies for Large Paintings” Solo Show.


  • Galerie Belle Ame, Eagle Idaho, “Two Painters” Fonny Davidson & Dave Thomas.
  • West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Los Angeles California, “The Artist’s Guide to the LA Galaxy” Group Show.


  • River Locqa Event, “June Salon” Studio Show, Boise Idaho.
  • VengaWorks, Meridian Idaho, “Three Painters” Karelia Dubkowski, Lorin Humphreys, Dave Thomas.


  • Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Montana, “We Are One” Group Show.


  • Cover art for Seattle Composer, Tom Baker, CD “Look What I Found”.
  • J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho, “Fresh Paint” Group Show.
  • NW Artist Registry, Jury Member for 2007.
  • Woman Of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho, Group Show.


  • J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho, “Don’t Take Me Alive” Solo Show.
  • The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls Idaho, “Steel, Stone, Paper & Paint” Mark Stasz & Dave Thomas.
  • ArtsWest, Seattle Washington, Group Show.
  • Woman Of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho, “Paintings & Drawings” Solo Show.


  • J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho.
  • Davis Art Gallery at Idaho State University, Pocatello Idaho, “Underneath Idaho” A projekt locqa event.
  • projekt locqa event, “June Salon”
  • projekt locqa event, “April Salon”
  • Basement Gallery, Boise Idaho, “New Paintings from Unpainted Psalm Series” Solo Show.

2002 – 2003:

  • Basement Gallery, Boise Idaho.

1990 – 1992:

  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana, Solo Show: Dave Thomas, Paintings & Drawings, Nov 1 – Dec 29, 1991.
    Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell Montana, “Montana 3D” Group Show.
  • William Traver Gallery, Seattle Washington.
  • Michael Moloney Gallery, Santa Monica California.
  • Bridge Street Gallery, Bigfork Montana, Solo Show.
  • Bebe Kezar Gallery, Whitefish Montana.
  • Sea Star Gallery, Bigfork Montana.
  • Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell Montana.
  • Markus Gallery, Las Vegas Nevada.
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum Idaho.

1971 – 1975:

  • Comsky Gallery, Beverley Hills California, “Dave Thomas & Milton Avery Estate”
  • Santa Anna College Art Gallery, Santa Anna California, “7 Painters From CalArts”.
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, “CalArts Review” Group Show.
  • Cal State University Northridge, Northridge California “Painters From CalArts” Group Show.
  • Long Beach State University Art Gallery, “Southern California Up & Coming” Group Show.
  • Logiudice Gallery, NYC.

Corporate Collections

  • Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles California
  • United Aircraft, New Haven Connecticut
  • Bank Of America, Los Angeles California
  • Jackson Jet Center, Boise Idaho
  • Les Bois Partners, Boise Idaho

Private Collections

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