About CAC Teen Board

The CAC's Teen Board engages New Orleans area high school students to serve on a museum board and participate in a series of professional development and skill workshops from top arts administration professionals in New Orleans and beyond. The board meets every other Saturday afternoon with other high school students from around the city to drive artistic content at the CAC and gain vauable arts administration experience alongside industry professionals, from the curation of exhibitions, to marketing, budgeting, and more.

Putting these new skills to the test, the Teen Board curates an annual open call exhibition for teen artists, in addition to a host of public programming directed at teen audiences.

2021 Teen Exhibition: ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID

The CAC Teen Board is excited to announce the artists featured in the CAC's 2021 Teen Exhibition: ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID. Centered around the teen experience during COVID-19, the exhibition will feature works by 22 high school student artists from across the New Orleans region, and will be on view in the CAC's first floor gallery hallway, Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, September 26, 2021. 

2020-2021 Teen Board Members

After an extensive search, the CAC is proud to welcome the following organizers, creators, and innovators to our 2020-2021 Teen Board! 

  • Camille Michel,  12th Grade -  Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Penelope Blondiau,  10th Grade -  Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy
  • Monica Garcia,  12th Grade - Kenner Discovery 
  • Maren Antee,  11th Grade -  Lusher Charter School
  • Sophie Chevis,  12th Grade -  Ursuline Academy
  • Zijie Qiu,  12th Grade -  Metairie Park Country Day School
  • Dallas Weathers,  Home School -  Khan Academy
  • Renee Angerer 12th Grade -  St. Martin’s Episcopal School
  • Brett Katner,  11th  Grade - Ben Franklin, NOCCA, (online) Educere, (online) Japanese course
  • Justine Allen, 11th Grade -  Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Avery Pierson,  12th Grade -  Lusher Charter School

Questions? Contact us at education@cacno.org. If you have questions concerning transportation, please email kpeguero@cacno.org.

Teen Open Call Exhibitions

Every year, the CAC's Teen Board is responsible for curating and organizing a special public exhibition showcasing works by teen artists across the New Orleans community. The CAC's 2020 Teen Open Call exhibition will take place in the Spring of 2021, with exact dates to be announced soon. Explore past Teen Open Call exhibitions, below.

Teen Open Call Exhibitions