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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Third Street Gallery accepting artwork for consideration in "Sculpted Spaces, Wild Lives"

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The City of Moscow and Moscow Arts Commission announced Mon., July 19 the Third Street Gallery is now accepting artwork for consideration in the upcoming exhibitions Sculpted Spaces, Wild Lives.

These complementary exhibitions address intentionally-shaped spaces and the wild lives that inhabit them. Artworks should address one or both of the following themes:

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.

For more information about the call for art and to submit artworks for consideration, visit https://bit.ly/sculptedspaceswildlives. The submission period closes September 10 at 5 p.m.

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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 hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 The Gallery is ADA accessible on the East entrance of Moscow City Hall, and the elevator on the North side of the building provides access to the second and third floors. 


Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager
Phone: 208-883-7036
Email: mcherry@ci.moscow.id.us

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