Exhibits & Events

NOOBAA | Non-Objective Abstract National Exhibit

NOOBAA | Non-Objective Abstract Art National Exhibition

The theme of Non-Objective Abstract Art can refer to Non-Objective Art or Non-Representational Art, which does not seek to represent specific objects, people, or other subjects found in the natural world, but instead relies on shape, line, color and form with no particular subject. Non-Objective Art is a pure abstract style that typically uses geometric motifs on a shallow picture plane. Art that has no illusion of pictorial depth made by linear perspective in the image and is purposely devoid of any references to worldly things or object. Styles include pure abstraction, such as geometric abstraction, neo-plasticism (De Stijl), color field, lyrical abstraction, concrete art, and more but must be unrelated to objective reality.

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 non-objective abstract art. 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 Mary Jane Edwards



Exhibit Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Friday, March 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6-9 pm

Deadline for Submission: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Media Type: All Media

Juried By: Mary Jane Edwards - Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation

Award Winners

3SA Gold
Carol Schinkel

3SA Silver
Jim Benest

1st Honor
Tore Terrasi

2nd Honor
Lydia Kinney

3rd Honor
Janis Goldblatt

Exhibit Images

Exhibit Opening Reception Images


Jim Barker, Fort Collins, CO, website

Jim Benest, Fort Collins, CO, website

Sterling Bowen, Raleigh, NC, website

Ellen Ehrhardt, Firestone, CO

David Fuehrer, Fort Lupton, CO, website

Janis Goldblatt, Fort Collins, CO, website

Patty Hughes, Fort Collins, CO

Robert Hyatt, Arvada, CO, website

Lydia Kinney, Greenfield, MA, website

Linda McCray, Clancy, MT, website

Marilyn Morningstar, Fort Collins, CO, website

Jodi Patterson, Richland, WA, website

Christopher Reiss, Fort Collins, CO, website

Carol Schinkel, Fort Collins, CO, website

Christa Stephens, Albuquerque, NM, website

Tore Terrasi, Arlington, TX, website

Acquaetta Williams, Bowie, MD, website

Juried By

Mary Jane Edwards
Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation

Bob Coonts


Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming, Mary Jane Edwards is the former department head and Professor of Art at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. As an officer and board member, she supported arts and advocacy organizations such as the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, the American Craft Council, the National Association of Arts Administrators and the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression. As a studio artist, she has exhibited nationally and internationally, received institutional grants, juried and curated exhibitions and presented workshops and lectures. A passion for global travel in pursuit of culture shock makes her dream of filling a passport before it expires a reality.

About Mary Jane Edwards