2024 Lobby Gallery - Call For Artists

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, February 24, 2023
DATE OF NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 14, 2023


3S Artspace invites submissions from 2D artists for display in our Lobby Gallery.

Work will be displayed in our Lobby Gallery for exhibitions of one month each during the 2024 calendar year. Some artists will be selected for solo shows, while others may be invited to participate in group shows curated by our team.

3S Artspace opened its doors to full-time operations in 2015, thanks to a tremendous amount of vision and effort by creatives, philanthropists, and volunteers. For the past eight years, we have been consistently inspired by the artists and audience we serve. Making art accessible to all is at the core of our Lobby Gallery, as we see over 50,000 guests per year walk through our lobby.

We invite submissions from 2D Artists from the United States. Please note:

  • All work displayed in the Lobby Gallery must be for sale; the artist retains 60%, and 3S Artspace, a non-profit, retains 40%;
  • 3S Artspace supports the exhibit via installation support, robust marketing, on-site staffing, and online sales. All exhibited work is insured;
  • Shipment or delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist.

About the Lobby Gallery at 3S Artspace:
The Lobby Gallery celebrates contemporary artists and actively encourages the public to purchase original art from living artists.

Size dimensions will be provided in a more in-depth manner upon contract issuing, however, the general wall dimensions are 19' x 11' on one wall, and 9' x 5' on the companion wall, with ceilings reaching 10'.

CLICK HERE for our rendering of the Lobby Gallery.

Each year, the Lobby Gallery is visited by approximately 50,000 guests, due to the placement in our space, which includes a performing arts venue, main Gallery, a popular restaurant, and an artisan retail space.

Current hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 11am - 6 pm, 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.


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