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.
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
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
David ReifDistinguished 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.