About the James Castle Collection

The James Castle Collection and Archive (JCCA) in Boise, Idaho, maintains James Castle’s drawings, handmade books and constructions, in addition to his tools, supplies, source materials, family photographs, and historical documents.

The Collection

The mission of the Collection is about cultivating, preserving, and promoting Castle’s artistic legacy. The Collection makes artwork available for exhibition to non-profit institutions and facilitates acquisition of his work to enter the permanent collections of museums throughout the world. The Collection also consigns artwork directly to select galleries in the U.S. and abroad for exhibition and sale.

James Castle Collection and Archive Exterior building -- Home of Idaho abstract expressionism and outsider artist James Castle.

The Archive

The Archive supports access, public awareness, and understanding of James Castle and his work and serves as an important research and educational center for curators, educators, scholars and writers working on Castle-related projects. The Archive manages image use and artwork inventory and develops original publications to continue building upon Castle’s legacy. Additionally, the Archive provides custom framing and display solutions for Castle artwork to private collectors and institutions.