Exhibits & Events

The Art of Still Life

The Art of Still Life Exhibit will be held this December at the 3 Square Art Gallery! Artist through the ages have be interested in depicting innate objects to convey religious themes, familiar surroundings, educational programs, and benchmark the skill of the artist. Common items portrayed by Still Life Artists of the past include everyday objects such as fruit, flowers, coins, food items, wine glasses, and dinnerware. Modern Still Life Artists have experimented with different ways to visualize and portray these objects and with abstraction, some have even completely deconstructed the physical shapes of the objects.

In our object and material rich society, there are many items for use by the artist for a Still Life. What items will you use and how will you arrange them? What is your take on the Still Life?

We are looking for all types of works--painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and more--works that show off your ability and creativity with the Still Life. Will you stick with the classical approach to the still life and familiar objects or will you completely flip the Still Life on its head to show a new way to view the objects you are using. How will you use the objects of our modern times for your Still Life piece? The main criteria for selection is creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork and use of fresh new objects.

Open for Entry


Exhibit Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 – Friday, January 18, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 2018, 6-9pm

Deadline for Submission: Saturday, October 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


October 27: Deadline for receipt of entries

November 2: Notification sent by email to all entrants. (Artists are required to confirm receipt of the email)

November 9: Artwork Loan Agreement due date

December 6 and 7, 1-5pm: Dates for hand delivered to 3 Square Art Gallery, or by appointment

December 7: Accepted artwork due to 3 Square Art Gallery by this date. Shipped works must be arrived by December 7

December 14: Opening reception

January 18, 2019: Final Day of Exhibition

January 19, 2019, 1-5pm: Pick-up hand-delivered work

October 25 - 28: Schedule artwork for shipping (arranged by artist)

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