The Art of Still Life, 2nd Bi-Annual Exhibit will be held this January 2020 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, January 24, 2020 – Friday, February 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 2020, 6-9pm
Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 9, 2019
Media Type: All Media
Juried By: 3SA Members
Juror & Curator
Kumiko S. McKee
Submission Fee: $38 for 3 images, $5 for each additional work (up to 5)
Click here for submission instructions
Awards & Benefits
3SA GOLD AWARD: $300 + Certification 3SA SILVER AWARD: $150 + Certification 3SA BRONZE AWARD: $75 + Certification Honorable Mention Awards: 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
December 9: Deadline for receipt of entries
December 18: Notification sent by email to all entrants. (Artists are required to confirm receipt of the email)
December 30: Artwork Loan Agreement due date
January 17, 1-5pm: Dates for hand delivered to 3 Square Art Gallery, or by appointment
January 17: Accepted artwork due to 3 Square Art Gallery by this date. Shipped works must be arrived by this date.
January 24: Opening reception
February 28: Final Day of Exhibition
February 29, 1-5pm: Pick-up hand-delivered work
March 2 - 7: Schedule artwork for shipping (arranged by artist)