Attention Young Artists!

The Contemporary Arts Center is looking for young teen artists to participate in the new exhibition:  ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID. This new exhibit ” will address and express teen experience during the COVID pandemic, from social isolation, virtual education, wavering social connections, and losing the opportunities to celebrate traditional social milestones.” The exhibition will be on view to the public from May 15 until October 3, 2021 on the first floor of the CAC building. 

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The CAC Teen Board aims for this multidisciplinary art exhibition to give voice to our peers, seeking their reflections and learn of their experiences during the COVID pandemic. Between the fluctuations in isolation, virtual education, wavering social connections, and having pivotal social milestones erased, we seek art that reflects upon the ways that teenagers have adapted. ~

2021 Submission Requirements for the Young Artists

  • Works of all mediums are allowed
  • Artists must live in the greater New Orleans region and be currently attending high school
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces
  • Performances be recorded on video. Please email your video file or Youtube link to [email protected]  
  • Each submitted piece must include:
    • High resolution, well lit photographs of your artwork
    • Dimensions of the works must be listed in inches (length x width x height)
    • Include medium (for ex., ink on canvas, film, digital photograph, sculpture, writing, performance on video)

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Submissions are due by Friday, April 9 at 11:59 pm. Questions? Contact CAC Program Manager Kaisas Peguero at [email protected]

About the CAC’s 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 valuable 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. Learn more at

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