Teen Renaissance

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? A Cowboy by Melanie Mota, charcoalIf Only by Olivia Cunningham, ink on paperEndless Hills by Amolika Kondapalli, pastel and inkFlat Rania by Rania Geraghty, colored pencilWarped by Tshiela Donald, digital photoAfter the Storm by Sydney Gomez, mixed mediaSoulless Tranquility by Kate Zhang, oil paint

 

Teen Renaissance is a yearly exhibition that features selected works created by Dallas-area high school students. Curated by the DMA’s Teen Advisory Council, these works provide an inside look into the teenage experience directly from the source. "Renaissance" is defined as a revival or renewal. Similarly, this exhibition showcases the innovation and creative talents of an upcoming generation of artists who are inspired by their own personal histories and the art that came before them.

The fifth annual Teen Renaissance exhibition invites teen artists to submit artworks inspired by the following prompt:

As of late, it seems as if the world has been engulfed in conflict and issues arise every day, which can feel suffocating. When feeling overwhelmed, where do you go, mentally or physically, to find peace? Where is your sanctuary? What is your safe space?

Submit your artwork using this form. Submissions deadline: January 16, 2023, 11:59 p.m (CST).

 

Click here to explore the 2021 Teen Renaissance virtual gallery.

Teen Renaissance is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.

The images above are from the 2022 Teen Renaissance exhibition.

Images: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? A Cowboy by Melanie Mota, charcoal; If Only by Olivia Cunningham, ink on paper; Endless Hills by Amolika Kondapalli, pastel and ink; Flat Rania by Rania Geraghty, colored pencil; Warped by Tshiela Donald, digital photo; After the Storm by Sydney Gomez, mixed media; Soulless Tranquility by Kate Zhang, oil paint.