Teeny Tiny Trifecta Two

Second Street Gallery - Dové Gallery

Second Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our Season 46 Juried Exhibition, Teeny Tiny Trifecta Two, to be held in the Dové Gallery from September 6 to 27, 2019.

The Second Annual Teeny Tiny Trifecta exhibition is now accepting applications. Teeny Tiny Trifecta Two kicks off the gallery’s 46th Season and will consist of three works of art, by each artist, in a wide range of styles, techniques, and mediums, all measuring 9 inches or smaller.

Last year’s exhibition was a huge success and featured 72 artists, with over 700 attendees at the opening reception and 1,500 visitors to the exhibition during the month it was on view. Over two thirds of the work sold to (mostly local) collectors during the course of the exhibition. Teeny Tiny Trifecta received a lot of attention and was featured in an article in Cville Weekly, which you can read HERE. It was also included in Cville Weekly’s Year End Art Roundup HERE. Two participants from last year's Teeny Tiny Trifecta also caught the attention of SSG's curator after their participation in the exhibition: one artist was awarded an Artist-in-Residence exhibtion in the Dové Gallery and another artist has been asked to exhibit in the Main Gallery in Season 46.

See images and a list of exhibiting artists from last year's show HERE.

Access the full press release HERE.

PLEASE NOTE:  This will be the only opportunity to apply to exhibit at Second Street Gallery for Season 46. All applicants to Teeny Tiny Trifecta Two will also be automatically considered for a small group show of 5-10 artists that will be held in Dové Gallery in October 2019. No additional application fee or information required.


Each artist will have three works of art on display for the exhibition. Artists MUST submit 3 works of art for inclusion in the exhibition.

Each artwork should measure NO GREATER than 9 x 9 inches, INCLUDING frame or matting. Any artwork that exceeds these size requirements will not be included in the installation. Please note that all photography and works on paper must be framed. Sculpture will also be considered, with dimensions 9 x 9 x 9 and under.

Each work of art will be priced at $100.

The artist and Second Street Gallery will split the commission price 50/50 for any works of art sold during the exhibition.

The exhibition is open to all artists, with preference given to artists living in Charlottesville and the state of Virginia. While the exhibition is open to all, please note that delivery of artwork to Second Street Gallery and return of all unsold work is the full responsibility of the artist.

All artworks must be delivered to Second Street Gallery READY FOR INSTALLATION. Second Street Gallery is not able to attach hanging hardware to works of art once received.

Artworks will be available for sale first come first serve at the Invitation Only VIP Preview on Thursday, September 5, 2019. A First Friday Opening Reception will be held on September 6, 2019 and will be open to members of the general public.

All works that are not sold at the VIP Preview or at First Friday will be available for purchase in person and online, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2019.

After the close of the exhibition, any unsold works of art may be collected during regular gallery hours beginning on September 28, 2019. Any artwork that is not collected by October 7, 2019 becomes property of Second Street Gallery. Second Street Gallery will not be responsible for the return shipment of any works of art.



Completed Artist Form. Available for download HERE.

Curriculum Vitae (Artist Resume)- not to exceed more than 1 typed page.

Artist Statement- not to exceed 1 typed page.

3 images, suitable for online publication. Images MUST be the works you intend to exhibit in the show. Images also MUST be individually labeled with artist last name, title, date, and orientation. If you participated in Teeny Tiny Trifecta last year, you CANNOT use previously submitted work. 

Submission fee of $30 ($20 for members of Second Street Gallery). The fee may be paid via check made out to Second Street Gallery or submitted electronically HERE. Checks should be mailed to Second Street Gallery, 115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

All applications should be submitted digitally to Applications will not be accepted in person or via mail. Any mailed applications will be discarded.

You will be notified via email if your application is incomplete.



The deadline for submission is June 1, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Artists will be notified of acceptance to the exhibition no later than July 1, 2019.

If you are accepted to participate in the exhibition, you will receive an artwork submission form to complete. Your 3 artworks and accompanying form must be received by Second Street Gallery no later than August 1, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS.



Submissions will be juried by Kristen Chiacchia, the current Executive Director and Chief Curator of Second Street Gallery. Since being named the gallery’s curator in February of 2017, Ms. Chiacchia has curated exhibitions by Lana Guerra, Madeleine Rhondeau, John Grant, WAXenVINE, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Paul Brainard, Peter Alexander Benedetti, Judith Pratt, a group show of 12 local artists from Charlottesville, the group show Inside the Artists' Studio (opening February 1, 2019), SSG’s 2017 Triennial Auction Selections, as well as the inaugural Teeny Tiny Trifecta exhibition.

Prior to joining Second Street Gallery, Ms. Chiacchia was Director at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art in New York, where she organized exhibitions of work by Ed Ruscha, Joan Mitchell, Hew Locke, Andres Serrano, Farideh Lashai, Erik Benson, and a number of group shows featuring Abstract Expressionist Masters.

Ms. Chiacchia received her BA in the History of Art & Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies at Columbia University. She also completed a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University


Founded in 1973, Second Street Gallery is the oldest nonprofit (501(c)3) contemporary artspace in Central Virginia. SSG's primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing.

All proceeds from application fees and commissions generated by Teeny Tiny Trifecta Two go towards funding the exhibition, a special Teeny Tiny Trifecta themed Family Art Day on Saturday, September 14th, as well as other artist-led outreach programs for local students throughout Season 46.