About Us

Mission Statements: Student Union Fine Arts & Bronco Gallery
The Student Union Fine Arts programming provides multiple venues and events for the visual and performing arts in an educational atmosphere to support the personal growth, intellectual development, and enrichment of individuals’ lives. Programming currently includes the Student Union Performances Concerts, two rotating art galleries, and a permanent art and history collection boasting more than 300 works of art. Bronco Gallery is a campus retailer, serving the University and larger community by offering Boise State memorabilia, works of art, and archival picture framing services. Bronco Gallery facilitates exposure for local and emerging artists and provides resources for networking and career development in a learning environment.
Holly Gilchrist
Holly Gilchrist Holly Gilchrist

Fine Arts Manager
Student Union Building & Bronco Gallery Store


About Holly:

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” by T.S. Eliot
Holly Gilchrist is a practicing artist and arts advocate currently working as the Fine Arts Manager for the Student Union at Boise State University. Equipped with BFA and MFA degrees, as well as more than seven years teaching in the University classroom, Gilchrist is responsible for the coordination, implementation and marketing of two rotating exhibition spaces, the permanent art collection, art commission projects, a performing arts series and a retail gallery store and frame shop.
While the matrix of her character is all about organization, and the transparency and viscosity of printmaking inks can keep her entertained for hours, she also enjoys getting out there and surfing the snow on her trusty snowboard “Ruthie.”

Alaggio Laurino

Student Union Fine Arts Collections Assistant & Bronco Gallery Associate

About Alaggio

An Idaho native, Alaggio is the middle of seven children. Alone with the fine arts, his many loves include the performing arts. He originally studies musical theater at the American Musical Dramatics Academy in New York City and worked as a professional actor until he discovered his calling to pursue art conservation. Currently double majoring in Art History and Fine Arts, Alaggio hopes to eventually return to the east coast for graduate school. “Whether it be through drawing, painting, music, theater or dance, are is invaluable in telling stories and I only hope to be a part of ensuring that those stories continue to be shared for generations to come.”

Jacob Bingham

Bronco Gallery Student Lead

About Jacob

I was born and raised in Idaho. I graduated from Shelley High School in 2007. I’m currently studying Photography and Illustration while taking on a Marketing Minor and expect to graduate in the spring of 2014. I enjoy the outdoors year round. While I’m home on winter and spring break, I enjoy hitting the powder of Grand Targhee on my snowboard. In the summer I enjoy going camping where I will do various activities from fly-fishing to water skiing with my family. I like to attend concerts whenever my favorite bands are in Boise. When I’m not working, attending school or doing homework, I’m usually hanging out with my friends, watching my favorite sports teams, or enjoying the outdoors.

Ryan Allan Cheatham 


Student Union Fine Arts Visual Arts Program Assistant

About Ryan

Ryan was born in San Diego, California, raised in Portland, Texas and currently lives in Boise, Idaho. The eldest of two children, he was raised by a Navy-man and mothering nurse who provided structure and security. His mother, was insistently documented the family’s growth with video and photography, helped to instill the sense of documentation as a form of communication and expression. Being surrounded by music, video and photography subconsciously pushed him in the direction of performing/visual arts and writing. During his time at Meridian High School, he began working with photography and different genres of writing.

After graduating from Meridian High School in 2007, he immediately enrolled in Boise State University’s Visual Arts and English programs. Over the course of the next four years, Ryan primarily dedicated his time and efforts to the English Creative Writing emphasis, focusing in the poetry and non-fiction genres but all the while continuing to make photographs and create music. Not until the Fall of 2010 did Ryan actually take his first introductory courses in the visual arts. Since then he has devoted himself to photography and more recently added a Sculpture emphasis to his studies.






Jessica Wright

Student Union Fine Arts Concerts Assistant

About Jessica

Jessica was born in Napa, California, and at sixteen months her family moved to Boise, Idaho; which she has called home since. From a young age, she was enveloped in music; her mother taught Jessica and her three siblings piano by age five, and by age eight, she was playing the cello. She continued to play cello in both school and honor orchestras throughout her schooling. She graduated from Boise High and proceeded to enroll in Boise State in the fall of 2008.

She is a Bachelor of Fine Arts major emphasizing in Printmaking and Photography, with minors in the French language and Art History. In regards to printmaking; selective mezzotint and two-plate etching has been her primary focus, with a current study and interest in hypotheticals, the ephemeral and alternate narratives. Studies in photography are currently based in film and alternate processes. She is a member and President of Red Circle Press; a printmaking organization; as well as French Club here at Boise State.