Third Street Gallery

July 15 - October 8, 2021

Keyboard with keys "Ctrl" and "P" emphasized

In the 21st century, dozens of printmaking methods exist, but each one shares a common purpose: to transfer ink onto a support. Evolving technologies in this medium have broadened the scope of possibility for visual and verbal communication, and Ctrl+P at the Third Street Gallery welcomes all modes of printmaking. Whether woodcuts made with a hand-carved block or digital images finalized with the familiar Ctrl+P keystroke, prints of all types are connected to the long tradition of the medium. 

Juror Statement:
"In one sense, printmaking is fairly straightforward: ink is transferred, usually onto paper and repeatedly, from a block, plate, screen or similar image matrix. The particular types of print media used substantially inform the visual potentials of artists as they work in this traditional yet vital contemporary idiom. What I enjoy about the work selected here are the collisions of colors, textures, history, images, and politics, all shaped by the complexity (some might say difficulties) of the chosen print processes."
                                          Mike Sonnichsen, printmaker and University of Idaho professor

Upcoming Exhibition

Eagle soaring over a city skyline melting into an upside down treeline

Sculpted Spaces
Humans shape spaces for the purposes of living and working. Far from being a simply mechanical act, the design of architecture and landscape function at the intersection of aesthetic and utilitarian purpose. These spaces define the volumes of air occupied by the human body, whether they be clean-lined, geometric, curving, flat, or soaring vertical structures. Artworks should address this theme in either a literal or abstract sense. Submissions could be inclusive of architectural renderings and landscape designs; three-dimensional models or sculptures; and photographs, drawings, paintings, or prints depicting the appearance or sensation of intentionally-shaped spaces.

Wild Lives
Humans may create geometric structures for living and working, but craving connection to organic or animal nature, they seek immersion in the wilderness. Animalistic energy is sometimes associated with a lack of culture, control, or sophistication, but this exhibition highlights the raw dignity and resilience of the wild. Artworks may feature subject matter or content related to wildlife or wild lives, and should reflect the unboundedness, instinct, and feral grace of the undomesticated.

The exhibition will be juried by artist and University of Idaho Associate Professor Stacy Isenbarger. 

About the Third Street Gallery

The Third Street Gallery is a space for art in the heart of downtown Moscow. City of Moscow Arts Staff and members of the Moscow Arts Commission have worked together to create artistic direction for the Third Street Gallery since the gallery’s opening in September 1997. The gallery features artworks in a wide range of media, subject matter, and content while presenting a curatorial vision open to all cultures and art forms. The Third Street Gallery exhibits the work of established and emerging makers from the Palouse and the broader Inland Northwest, celebrating the creative excellence of the region in a well-loved public space.  

The Third Street Gallery features artwork on the second and third floors inside Moscow City Hall. The building was designed by architect James Knox Taylor in 1911, and was formerly the Moscow Federal Building. Entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as a Second Renaissance Revival brick building, the structure now houses City offices and meeting spaces such as the City Council Chambers. The Third Street Gallery is an essential part of this building, as it brings art into the center of civic life in the City of Moscow. 

Third Street Gallery is located inside Moscow City Hall at 206 E. Third St. Moscow, ID. 

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