Exhibits & Events

COLOR 2018: 2nd Annual Exhibit

COLOR 2018. Pure and raw. A splash of color, lines of colors, dabs of color, colored fabric, colored hair, color color color! Throw yourself full force into the world of color and unleash your creativity! This exhibit is going to highlight color in every way. The 2nd Annual COLOR Exhibit is here this 2018!

Color theory is taught in art foundation training. Remember the color wheel, primary colors, and secondary colors? And how they can play off each other. An entire generation of artists influenced by abstract expressionism created a movement called Color Field painting. This isn't the 50s and 60s when great artists like Mark Rothko, Joan Miro, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Clyfford Stil roamed the streets of New York made their mark. However, we now have electronics, neon, LEDs, Post-It notes, computers, videos, markers, and endless other new arrays of materials and tools to use. We want to see what you can imagine when you get colorful!

We are looking for all types of works--painting, sculpture, photography and more--works that show off your ability and creativity with color. Small and large formats. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see what color can do for them... The main criteria for selection is creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork.

Open for Entry


Exhibit Date: Friday, August 31, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 2018, 6-9pm

Deadline for Submission: Friday, July 27, 2018

Media Type: All Media

Submission Fee: $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5)

Click here for submission instructions

Awards & Benefits

3SA GOLD AWARD: $200 + Certification
3SA SILVER AWARD: $100 + Certification
First Honorable Mention Award: 1 FREE submission to a future 3SA Call for Entry (1 year)
Second Honorable Mention Award: Certification

Selected artists for the exhibition receive the following benefits:
- Posting to 3SA website and social media platforms
- Professional exhibition space and display of artwork
- One of top galleries in Northern Colorado (great addition to resume)
- Accepted artists will be listed on the 3SA website with their work and link to their website
- Press releases on exhibition sent to 3SA media outlets


July 27: Deadline for receipt of entries

July 31: Notification sent by email to all entrants. (Artists are required to confirm receipt of the email)

August 5: Artwork Loan Agreement due date

August 22, 23, and 24, 1-5pm: Dates for hand delivered to 3 Square Art Gallery, or by appointment

August 24: Accepted artwork due to 3 Square Art Gallery by this date. Shipped works must be arrived by August 24

August 31: Opening reception

September 28: Final Day of Exhibition

September 29, 1-5pm: Pick-up hand-delivered work

October 5: Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)

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