What is Art?
Still Life Contest

Enter your best example of a 3-Dimensional, table top still life to win a space in the exhibit and a membership to the Coutts Museum of Art!

A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.)

Because there is no generally agreed definition of what constitutes art, our newest upcoming exhibit, What is Art? (August 5 -- October 28) aims to display different mediums in hopes to expand the viewer's idea of what art can be. 

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Create your own free standing, three dimensional still life set up and enter to have it displayed on the table of the still life portion of the show at the Museum through the duration of the exhibit! Rules for entry and examples of still lifes can be found below. 

Rules for entry:​

  • Entries may be submitted by commenting on our Facebook post, or by sending through direct message on our Facebook or Instagram pages (@couttsmuseum) by Friday, July 23rd.

  • All ages are welcome to participate

  • No organic materials may be used (real flowers, fruits, vegetables or other foods). Plastic alternatives may be used

  • Must be family-appropriate

  • Entries will be posted in an album on our Facebook page, and entry with the most "likes" will win a space  to display their work in the still life portion of our What is Art? exhibit