Exhibits & Events

Petz & Animalz

Petz & Animalz stampede and stock the 3 Square Art Gallery this January & February 2019! See the fury, the friendly, the fierce and the wild. See how local and national artists create art using the subject of Petz and Animalz (what does the z stand for you say? Maybe the z is for zebra.. or zillions of new ideas.. or something new and different than just the typcial s !?)

Pets and animals have been an ongoing theme in art. Artists use animals in their work as the sole subject or with other figures and scenery to convey emotions and ideas that were previously unimaginable. From the earliest cave paintings to modern abstract works of art, pets and animals conjure our imagination of the wild or of the close and loyal friend. They create emotions and themes that we can relate to. Our bond with animals is as old as the notion of family. Bring out the purr of a kitten or the roar of a lion using realism or abstraction.

We are looking for all types of works--painting, sculpture, photography and more--works that show off your ability and creativity to work with the subject of pets and animals. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see your capabilities... The main criteria for selection is creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork and use of the subject matter.

Accepted artists will be Juried for Gold and Silver cash prizes and 1st and 2nd Honorary awards. All accepted artists will be posted on the 3 Square Art website and our social media platforms. Top artists will be selected by 3 Square Art to be represented in our online gallery coming in 2019.

Juried by Bob Coonts

Open for Entry


Exhibit Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5-8pm

Deadline for Submission: Sunday, December 23, 2018

Media Type: All Media

Juried By: Bob Coonts - Award Winning Fine Artist

Submission Fee: $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5)

Click here for submission instructions

Awards & Benefits

3SA GOLD AWARD: $250 + Certification
3SA SILVER AWARD: $125 + Certification
First Honorable Mention Award: 1 FREE submission to a future 3SA Call for Entry (1 year)
Second Honorable Mention Award: Certification

Selected artists for the exhibition receive the following benefits:
- Posting to 3SA website and social media platforms
- Professional exhibition space and display of artwork
- One of top galleries in Northern Colorado (great addition to resume)
- Accepted artists will be listed on the 3SA website with their work and link to their website
- Press releases on exhibition sent to 3SA media outlets


December 23: Deadline for receipt of entries

January 2: Notification sent by email to all entrants. (Artists are required to confirm receipt of the email)

January 7: Artwork Loan Agreement due date

January 24 and 25, 1-5pm: Dates for hand delivered to 3 Square Art Gallery, or by appointment

January 25: Accepted artwork due to 3 Square Art Gallery by this date. Shipped works must be arrived by December 7

January 31: Opening reception

February 22, 2019: Final Day of Exhibition

February 23, 2019, 1-5pm: Pick-up hand-delivered work

February 25 - March 1: Schedule artwork for shipping (arranged by artist)

Art Deadline.com

Juried By

Bob Coonts
Award Winning Fine Artist

Bob Coonts


In 1963 Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design and painting from Colorado State University in Ft. Coillins, CO, where he also served as affiliate faculty from 1971 to 2003. To enrich his years of experience and previous education, Bob steeped himself in workshops, seminars and classes during the 1990's. In 1994, following 31 successful years in graphic design and illustration, Bob launched his fineart career. He paints, sculps and dreams in his home studio north of Ft. Collins where he and his wife Sallie live near a lake with a view of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

About Bob Coonts