Exhibits & Events

100 Square Inches of Art

100 Square Inches of Art pushes the creative powers of local and national artists to expressive their artistic vision inside of 100 square inches or less... no more. Art can be made into any form or shape as long as the total square inches used is equal to or less than 100 square inches (3D Artists get an extra 10 inches of depth for a total of 1000 cubic inches!). See color, see shape, see forms or figures, portraits or abstracts. All in a small form factor that is perfect for a holiday gift or a special addition to your personal art collection.

Thinking small encourages creative thinking and a sense of detail. How can working on a small scale help bring out your vision? How can a small art piece take on a large presence? How much art can an artist pack into a small space? Will the piece be 1" wide and 100" long, 10" x 10" or something else?

We are looking for all types of works--painting, sculpture, photography and more--works that show off your ability and creativity to work is a small space. Only 100 square inches will be allowed or less. However, the dimensions are up to you and multiple pieces can be submitted as a single diptych. Give viewers and collectors a chance to purchase a small piece of your artwork... The main criteria for selection is creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork and use of the small scale.

Open for Entry


Exhibit Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 – Saturday, December 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 2018, 6-9pm

Deadline for Submission: Friday, September 28, 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


September 28: Deadline for receipt of entries

October 5: Notification sent by email to all entrants. (Artists are required to confirm receipt of the email)

October 12: Artwork Loan Agreement due date

November 2 & November 3, 1-5pm: Dates for hand delivered to 3 Square Art Gallery, or by appointment

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

November 9: Opening reception

December 1: Final Day of Exhibition

December 4, 1-5pm: Pick-up hand-delivered work

December 7 - 10: Schedule artwork for shipping (arranged by artist)

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