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CAC Teen Art Exhibition

Apply for the 2018 Teen Exhibition!

How Do You Create a Portrait of a City? 

We encourage you to think experimentally and critically about the nature of portraiture and welcome submissions in any medium - drawing, painting, sound, photography, animation, film, sculpture, installations, and digital art. We want it all! 

Here are some questions from the Teen Board to help get you started: 

  • Is a city defined by its buildings and architecture, or by the people who live there?
  • What are the layers to New Orleans' history?
  • Do you see yourself reflected in the city, and where? If not, why?
  • What is the relationship between artists and the city?
  • Who is our city for?
  • Our culture is infinite and crosses every border. How, then, do we define it?


  • Submission must include a high resolution, well lit photograph of your artwork
  • Dimensions must be listed in inches (width x height)
  • Submission must include your name, grade, school, email address and phone number
  • Please include the medium (for ex., oil on canvas)
  • You must be a high school student

*You may submit up to three pieces

Click here for more information.


Earlier Event: March 2
Doodle for Google
Later Event: April 15
Teen Docent with Ogden Museum