DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, February 24, 2023
DATE OF NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 14, 2023
Please note, we are only accepting electronic submissions at this time.


3S Artspace invites submissions from contemporary artists for EXHIBITION IN OUR MAIN GALLERY IN the upcoming 2024/2025 seasons. We welcome work in all mediums and media, including video and installation art. We are particularly interested in:
  • Art that benefits from or considers the unique space itself (i.e. 25’ ceilings, a wall of windows, etc.);
  • Cohesive bodies of work that lend themselves to opportunities to “extend the conversation” and encourage deeper engagement: (i.e. artist talks, workshops in the artist’s medium, performances in our other spaces, etc. ); and/or
  • Exhibitions that might include an element of public participation.

Artists are encouraged to familiarize themselves with 3S Artspace's mission, upcoming events, and the Gallery's past exhibitions.

About 3S Exhibitions
The Gallery at 3S Artspace presents solo shows and group shows. Occasionally, we separate the space for up to three solo shows at the same time. Group shows are generally curated by 3S Artspace. Only rarely do we consider group applications.

3S offers on-site assistance with installation, outreach, and marketing, and hosts an artists’ opening reception. Stipends of $1,000.00 will be offered for solo shows. One night of accommodation is offered to facilitate attendance at the artist opening. If more nights are required, we may be able to accommodate the request, but it is not guaranteed.

  • Shipment or delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist.
  • For work that is for sale, the artist retains 60% and the non-profit gallery retains 40%.
  • Exhibition length: 6-12 weeks.

About The Gallery at 3S Artspace
The Gallery presents a diverse representation of contemporary visual artists. Exhibitions highlight unprecedented innovation across disciplines, celebrate artistic excellence, encourage lively discourse, and foster an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that art plays in our community.

3S Artspace welcomes over 50,000 guests each year into our spaces which, in addition to the Gallery, also include a performing arts venue, Lobby Gallery, a popular restaurant, and an artisan retail space.

Current hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and Sunday, 12 - 5pm. Hours are extended during evenings when there are performances in the venue, as we enthusiastically encourage all visitors and audience members to experience the Lobby Gallery, main Gallery, and the Shop at 3S.

3S Artspace is a member of Art 'Round Town, a monthly first Friday art walk. We provide a cash bar and light refreshments during artist openings and Art 'Round Town events.

3S Artspace is located in historic Portsmouth NH, a Seacoast community known for its historic downtown, local music and arts scene, thriving restaurant scene, and diverse tourist attractions. Our vibrant neighborhood has changed a lot in the past few years, with an active hotel right next door and several developments in the works.

CLICK HERE for a look at our past exhibits.

Gallery Specifications
The Gallery at 3S features 25’ ceilings and 1,696 square feet of floor space. CLICK HERE for the floor plan.


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