America the Beautiful! Red, white, and blue with studded stars and gallant lights shall ever more gleam through the perilous nights. For the brave and for the sacrifices, for the high and the very low, for whatever we must forego, we will protect our freedoms and remain an inspiration to all nations. And we will decide our destiny as a collective people. To those that sacrifice, to those that build and create, let us celebrate and reflect on the nation that is our home and source of safety, creativity, and wealth. And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave.
September is the month to reflect on the beauty of our county and the sacrifices of many people throughout the years. The memory of 9/11. Our gains and our loses. Our divisions and unions. Our successes and failures. In the end, we are one nation indivisible with justice and liberty for all.
We are looking for all types of works--painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and more--works that express the idea and beauty and perception of America. This show is less political and more of a reflection and appreciation of America as a whole. Red, white and blue, is an obvious palette, but what about majestic landscapes, the work of the people, creativity, food, diversity of ideas, mixing of cultures?... How will the artist represent America. The main criteria for selection is creativity and a fresh approach.
Exhibit Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 2017, 6-9pm
Deadline for Submission: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Media Type: All Media
Juried By: 3 Square Art
Rosemary Buettgenbach, Fort Collins, CO
Jerold Hale, Charleston, SC, website
Ryan Hauck, Baltimore, MD
Saralee Howard, St. Johns, MI, website
Sarah Hull, Tampa, FL, website
Marc Jones, Loveland, CO, website
Brenda Leedy, Loveland, CO, website
Gary Lengyel, Loveland, CO, website
Carol Marander, Fort Collins, CO, website
Matthew Miklavcic, Cincinnati, OH
Catherine Odom, Fort Collins, CO, website
Kayo Peeler, Loveland, CO, website
Anne Thouthip, Loveland, CO, website
Eldon Ward, Fort Collins, CO, website