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.

Juried by David Reif, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming

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.


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

Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 2018, 5-8pm

Deadline for Submission: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Media Type: All Media

Juried By: David Reif - Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming

Award Winners

3SA Gold
Brian Christensen

3SA Silver
Tommi Bator

1st Honor
Olga & Aleksey Ivanov

2nd Honor
Bob Lang

3rd Honor
David Dumo

Exhibit Images

Exhibit Opening Reception Images


Lauren Anderson, Denver, CO, website

Tommi Bator, Greeley, CO

John Scott Bush, Jemez Springs, NM

Brian Christensen, Orem, UT, website

Connie Dillon, Billings, MT, website

David Dumo, Palm Springs, CA, website

Richard Eisen, Milliken, CO, website

Rae Ann M Garrett, Loveland, CO, website

Genevieve Gochuico, Mount Kisco, NY

Mary Harnett, Ft. Collins, CO, website

Olga & Aleksey Ivanov, Evergreen, CO, website

Bob Lang, Fort Collins, CO

Jennifer Lothrigel, Lafayette, CA, website

Gordon Middleton, Loveland, CO, website

Cherie Morfe, Mequon, WI

Bre Nielsen, Loveland, CO, website

Robert Ryan, Sacramento, CA, website

Bert Shankman, Olney, MD, website

Cory Still, Gilroy, CA, website

Juried By

David Reif
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming

Reif completed his BFA (painting, drawing, Printmaking) in 1968 at the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA (sculpture) at Yale University in 1970 and has been Professor of Art at the University of Michigan and Wyoming throughout his career. He has been "Visiting Artist" at numerous university institutions including the Univ. of Wisconsin, Michigan, Northern Arizona, Houston, Colorado College and Colorado State.

Reif is recipient of a National Endowment "Emerging Artist" Grant, the Pardee Award for Excellence in Sculpture at Yale University and "Best Sculpture" award at the "Joslyn Biennial" exhibition in Omaha. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and universities throughout the country. Reif was member and Chair of the Wyoming arts Council, has been a juror for regional and national exhibitions including, most recently, the "Line-With-Intent" national juried exhibition this past March (2018) at the ARC Gallery in Chicago.

Reif is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming.

About David Reif