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Ends on May 1, 2018
3S Artspace, in partnership with The Drift Collective, invites artists from the Northeast, aged 13-25, to submit 2D work for the upcoming exhibit entitled Young Americans.

Young Americans seeks to present a carefully curated exhibition of the work of young artists growing up in America today.  Every generation and every individual has a voice.  Show us yours.  From the personal to the political, your work will be considered.

Three prizes will be awarded by the Young Americans review team:

  1. The Drift Featured Artist Award (Top art award, no age restriction)

One artist will be selected as the next Drift Featured Artist. Work with this sustainable fashion brand to create your very own Featured Artist Line, in which your work will be featured on Drift’s signature one-of-a-kind, reworked clothing. Sold exclusively at Drift, a portion of all profits from the Featured Artist Series goes directly to the selected artist. This winner will also receive $200 worth of custom apparel featuring their artwork.

2. Young Americans Teen Art Award (ages 13-19)

One artist in the teen category will receive a $50 gift card to Drift Collective, and a $50 gift certificate for 3S Artspace.

3. Young Americans Young Adults Art Award  (ages 20-25)

One artist in the 20's category will receive a $50 gift card to Drift Collective and a $50 gift certificate for 3S Artsapce.

Exhibition Dates:  Friday, June 1- Sunday, June 10

Opening Artists Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-8pm

Submission Fee:  3S Artspace is waiving the submission fee for this exhibit to further support the development of young artists.  There is no fee to apply.

Notification/Delivery/Installation:  Artists will be notified on or before May 7 if their work will be included in the exhibition.  If your work is selected, you will be responsible for the physical delivery of the work to 3S Artspace during regular business hours, May 18- May 30.  No financial support for the shipment of art is available.  The 3S Artspace team will manage installation.  

Art Sales: If your work will be available for sale, 60% of proceeds remain with the artist, and 40% with 3S Artspace.  We will accept work NFS (Not for sale).  

How to submit your work:  Please submit up to 3 images (JPG or PNG).  Artist statements and/or a short bio are encouraged but not required.

About 3S Artspace:  3S Artspace is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging arts and entertainment and to cultivating an informal space that celebrates curiosity, creativity, and community.  www.3sarts.org

About The Drift Collective:  The Drift Collective is a local shop in Portsmouth, NH. Doubling as a creative design space, Drift repairs and recreates secondhand clothing on location, bringing new value to unwanted basics and forgotten vintage apparel. With a devotion to creativity, Drift aims to design clothing that speaks to the individuality of their customers, while rejecting the fashion industry’s mass produced values. www.thedriftcollective.com

3S Artspace invites applications from qualified artisans to apply to the first annual form + function artisan fair to be held onsite in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018.  For this two-day event, we will present original work by 45 unique and talented craftspeople to the greater Seacoast community.   Our venue includes a performance space, gallery, and lobby.   Live music will be featured at the event, and a bar will provide brunch style cocktails in the morning, beer/wine in the afternoon.   An on-site restaurant serving brunch and dinner will provide for even more festivity.  

New to 3S?  We're a non-profit, contemporary arts center in Portsmouth, NH that's all about curiosity, creativity, and community.  Find out more here:  www.3sarts.org 

Please read information carefully and pay special attention to the jury dates.  Thank you.

Criteria:  Work will be considered from all major arts and crafts categories.  Artisans will be selected based on originality, quality, fit with the Seacoast market, and availability of space.  Only original, hand-crafted work by the exhibitor will be considered.  Imports, items created from kits, and wholesale/manufactured goods, will not be considered.  Sale of work not listed on application form is not allowed.  Artists must be present at fair.  

Submission Deadline:  May 1

Selection/Jury Process:  The jury will notify all applicants of their status no later than May 22.

Application Requirements:  One image of your complete display and three images representing the works for sale at the show.  Images upload directly to this site.

Spaces:  6x 10 booth space.   Space assignments will be made at the discretion of the committee.  Exhibitors are expected to provide their own display equipment.  Electricity is available, as are limited tables for rent if necessary.  

Jury Fee:  A $10.00 submission fee is required for those wishing to apply.  This is non-refundable and supports our non-profit arts center.  

Space Fees:  Space fees will be $200/weekend and will be due within one week of an acceptance notice.

Sales:  Artisans retain 100% of sales.  

Security:  Although general security will be provided on site Saturday and Sunday, it is recommended that all merchandise be removed from the displays overnight.

Expected Attendance:  This is our first Form and FUNction.  We are within walking distance of public parking facilities, the heart of downtown,  and many hotels.  We present to over 20,000 audience members each year and you can count on us to market for success.


3S Artspace is a nonprofit arts organization that endeavors to ignite and change the way we experience art, music, and food. We invite unbounded risk taking in both the creation of art and in the way we experience it.

Please take time to view our website, look into previously presented public programs and events, and consider our programmatic vision before submitting your  proposal.

We will respond to every inquiry, however due to the volume of submissions received we ask for your patience.

3S Artspace is a nonprofit arts organization that endeavors to ignite and change the way we experience art, music, and food. We invite unbounded risk taking in both the creation of art and in the way we experience it.

Please take time to view our website, look into previously presented film programs and events, and consider our programmatic vision before submitting your  proposal.

We will respond to every inquiry, however due to the volume of submissions received we ask for your patience.

3S Artspace is a 501c3 nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines the only midsize, flexible performance space of its kind in the area, a large, non-commercial gallery with affordable artist studios above, and an affordable and approachable restaurant serving as a local hub, ideal as a gathering place for patrons and locals alike.

Currently we are fielding inquiries for a wide range of private events in each or all of our spaces and are open to exploring creative uses of the facility.

We offer:

  • a flexible performance space with state-of-the-art A/V equipment, bar, modular staging, and a standing capacity of 400.
  • a spacious gallery with 25 foot ceilings, state-of-the-art lighting, and a standing capacity of 150.
  • on-site catering from our full service restaurant, Block Six.
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