Exhibits & Events

The Art of Still Life

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.

Juried By: 3SA Members


  • The The Art of Still Life, 2nd Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition is open to any artist submitting original works of art created within the past 3 years (since 2016)
  • The enclosed entry/entries must be original work, independently created, composed and executed
  • No copies from other artists' works or paintings from other artists' photographs or from published material will be allowed. Source material must be original.
  • Artwork that previously exhibited at 3 Square Art Gallery are NOT eligible to submit

Open for Entry


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

Amanda Gress
Craig McKee

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)

Art Deadline.com

Juried By

3SA Members

Amanda Gress
Craig McKee

Juror & Curator
Kumiko S. McKee