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Artist Registration Open for “Honest Portrayal” at the Third Street Gallery

October 26, 2023 (Moscow, Idaho) — The Moscow Arts Commission and the City of Moscow invite artists to participate in Honest Portrayal, an exhibition at the Third Street Gallery with a registration deadline at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023.

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The exhibition is inclusive of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or text-based portraits made by artists residing in the Palouse region.

From marble statues of emperors to paintings of pets, portraiture has a long and rich history. Far from being a mechanical replication, a portrait always proclaims the importance of the subject as well as recording elements of its appearance. Honest Portrayal at the Third Street Gallery presents portraits with a wide range of fidelity to the visible world. While open to artworks that achieve a likeness of form, the exhibition is also inclusive of artworks that convey a true likeness of spirit.

Registration is available online until 5 p.m. on December 22, 2023 at: https://moscowarts.submittable.com/submit

More information about the Third Street Gallery is available on the City of Moscow website: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/230/Third-Street-Gallery

Support for City of Moscow Arts Department programming comes from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 is located inside Moscow City Hall at 206 E. Third St. Moscow, ID.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

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