SQUARE - D:  A UNT CoLAB Community Exhibition

August 2 – 31, 2024 

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, from 6 - 8 p.m. 


square - d will be a community art exhibition presented by the UNT CoLAB Gallery.

Artists will enter the show by purchasing a blank 8-inch square canvas from the UNT CoLab. This will serve as the entry fee for the show. The artist must agree to donate their completed artwork to the exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of any works will benefit the UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger. 




Art MUST incorporate the canvas received by the UNT CoLAB. Any medium is welcome. Each artist will receive an 8” x 8” canvas to be used in the piece. You may add elements, deconstruct and transform the canvas, as long as it is incorporated in the finished submission. The rest is limited only to your imagination! 

All art that is returned to the UNT CoLAB by Saturday, July 27 will be included in the exhibit.  

Please note any submitted artwork should be appropriate for a community venue that is open to all ages and  family friendly. 

The UNT CoLAB reserves the right to exclude any work based on appropriateness and/or violation of guidelines. 



Each artist is limited to a total of two entries. 

Entry fee will be collected via the purchase of the 8-inch square canvas from the UNT CoLAB for $5 each. 




Work included in the exhibit will be priced at $25. A selection of pieces will be available to bid on via silent auction.  *Works may not be presold.  Any piece displayed in the exhibition must be available to purchase at the opening reception. Any unsold works at the close of the exhibition will be returned to the artist in September.



Artists must return their completed canvas to the UNT CoLAB by Saturday, July 27, 2024.

207 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201. 
Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 
**Gallery is CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. 
Email colab@unt.edu with any questions!


The exhibition will be publicized via social media and online calendar postings for the purpose of promoting the exhibition, UNT Food Bank presented by Kroger, and the UNT CoLAB.  

All art on display is subject to be included in these postings. 

The UNT CoLAB is a multi-functional venue in the heart of downtown Denton. The UNT CoLAB is comprised of a retail boutique featuring unique, artisan and alumni made goods, a gallery space with monthly rotating exhibitions, and an event venue that bridges the campus to the community in meaningful ways. In addition, the UNT CoLAB functions as a Student Learning Lab operated by the College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism. 

The UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger serves UNT students who may be experiencing hunger or food insecurity.  The UNT Food Pantry is funded by donations only! Any monetary or food donation helps provide needed resources to UNT students.  Students are able to visit free of charge once per week to supply themselves with food and various other items that can help them achieve success in their academic journey at UNT.