Exhibits & Events

NOOBAA | Non-Objective Abstract Art, 2nd Annual National Exhibition

NOOBAA | Non-Objective Abstract Art, 2nd Annual 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 David Reif, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming


Open for Entry


Exhibit Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 – Friday, April 17, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 2020, 6-9 pm

Deadline for Submission: Monday, February 3, 2020

Media Type: All Media

Juried By: David Reif - Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming

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

Click here for submission instructions

Awards & Benefits

3SA GOLD AWARD: $300 + Certification
3SA SILVER AWARD: $150 + Certification
3SA BRONZE AWARD: $75 + Certification
Honorable Mention + 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

2020 Calendar

February 3: Deadline for receipt of entries

February 11: Notification sent by email to all entrants. (Artists are required to confirm receipt of the email)

February 18: Artwork Loan Agreement due date

March 6, 1-5pm: Dates for hand delivered to 3 Square Art Gallery, or by appointment

March 6: Accepted artwork due to 3 Square Art Gallery by this date. Shipped works must arrive by March 6

March 13: Opening reception

April 17: Final Day of Exhibition

April 18, 1-5pm: Pick-up hand-delivered work

April 20 - 25: Schedule artwork for shipping

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Juried By

David Reif
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming

Reif completed his BFA (painting, drawing, Printmaking) in 1968 at the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA (sculpture) at Yale University in 1970 and has been Professor of Art at the University of Michigan and Wyoming throughout his career. He has been "Visiting Artist" at numerous university institutions including the Univ. of Wisconsin, Michigan, Northern Arizona, Houston, Colorado College and Colorado State.

Reif is recipient of a National Endowment "Emerging Artist" Grant, the Pardee Award for Excellence in Sculpture at Yale University and "Best Sculpture" award at the "Joslyn Biennial" exhibition in Omaha. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and universities throughout the country. Reif was member and Chair of the Wyoming arts Council, has been a juror for regional and national exhibitions including, most recently, the "Line-With-Intent" national juried exhibition this past March (2018) at the ARC Gallery in Chicago.

Reif is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming.

About David Reif

Currated By
Kumiko S. McKee