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3S Artspace invites submissions from contemporary artists for exhibition in our Main Gallery in the upcoming 2022/2023 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 @ 3S Artspace

Each year, 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.

The Gallery at 3S Artspace is located in a facility that is also home to a performing arts venue and popular restaurant. Together, we welcome over 50,000 guests each year. Currently, Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5. Hours are extended during evenings when there are performances in the venue, as we enthusiastically encourage all visitors and audience members to experience the Gallery.

For a look at past exhibits, please visit https://www.3sarts.org/gallery/past-exhibits

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 also hosts a Lobby Gallery and small artisan retail space.

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 neighborhood has changed a lot in the past few years, with an active hotel right next door and several developments in the works.  

About the Space Itself:

The Gallery @ 3S features 25’ ceilings and 1696 sq ft of floor space. Click Here for the Floor Plan.

Deadline to apply:  02/21/2022

Date of notification:  03/11/2022

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.