CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019 Teen Board Exhibition

Apply for the CAC's 2019 Teen Open Call Exhibition! 

Inheritance and Immanence: The World We Are Left With

Teen Exhibition will be on view Saturday, August 3 through Saturday, October 5

Now more than ever teens are interested and involved in social, political, and environmental issues that the world faces. As young people, these issues were passed on from previous generations but we are affected nonetheless. This exhibition seeks to reflect on the issues in order to examine and create dialogue around what these teens will inherit, the methods by which, teens cope with these issues today, and the steps teens can take to solve these issues as time progresses.

Some questions from the Teen Board to help get you started:

How have our parents, grandparents, and predecessors left the world for us?

How do we as teens cope with the situations we are in?

What are the social, environmental, and cultural impacts these issues have on our generation?

What can teens do in the future to help resolve these issues we face (if at all possible?)

What is the relationship between the teens and the issues?

What does our future look/feel like to you?


  • You must be a highschool student    
  • Submission must include your name, grade, school, email address, phone number, and a 50 word description of what your submitted works are about as they relate to the exhibition
  • Submission must include high resolution, well lit photographs of your artwork
  • Dimensions of the works must be listed in inches (width x height)
  • Medium (for ex., oil on canvas, film, digital photograph, sculpture, writing)  
  • Works of various mediums are allowed         
  • You may submit up to three pieces.    
  • In email subject please write 2019 Teen Exhibition Submission

Please send your submissions to by Friday, May 31 at 11:59PM

Join the CAC Teen Board!

TEEN Board Spring 2019 @ The CAC


Have you and your friends ever wanted to take over an Arts Center just to see and make art?

Have you ever dreamed of publishing a magazine or curating an exhibition?

Well this is your chance with the Teen Board at the Contemporary Arts Center!

As a member of the CAC Teen Board you will meet on Saturdays with other high-school students from around the city to create the arts programming you want. You will have an insider look at how an arts center is run and have the power to make it your own.

In return you will meet and work with professional artists and curators, gain real life experience in marketing, budgeting, graphic design, and curation. The Teen Board can count for volunteer hours and is a great program to have on your resume for college.

How do you get involved?

The Teen Board meets two Saturdays of each month at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.

It is necessary for all Teen Board members to be able to attend all Teen Board meetings.

Click here to apply. Join the Teen Board and take ART into your own hands!

Submission Date

All accepted Board Members will be announced via email on Monday, January 21, 2019. 

Application Due Date: Friday, January 18, 2019 by 11:59 pm.

If you have questions email

Get Involved

Email about the program you are interested in and we will send you an application!