Bellevue Art Museum
Deadline: 2/6/2022

Bellevue Arts Museum and the Teen Arts Council are pleased to present an exhibition showcasing young artists in the Puget Sound area. Local artists under the age of 20 may apply to have their artwork featured in the 20 Under 20 exhibition, which will be on view in BAM’s Community Education Gallery between May 6 and October 2, 2022.

This year’s Teen Arts Council wants to know: how do you rise up from challenging times and envision a new future? Over the past two years, approaching our new normal has been a difficult transition for so many of us. As teens, we have faced the daunting return to in-person school, ever-shifting public health policies, struggles with our personal identity, and difficult conversations surrounding racism and systemic inequities. These challenges have left us to wonder:  how can we find balance between uncertainty and optimism? To figure this out, we’d like to hear our communities’ thoughts on ways we can come out of these experiences stronger. We invite you to reflect upon your unique stories of growth, progression, and your vision for your community in our annual teen-made and teen-curated exhibition.

This exhibition  will feature youth ages 13–19 as emerging artists, and is juried by the Teen Arts Council in collaboration with Bellevue Arts Museum staff. 20 Under 20 is an exciting opportunity to display work in a public and professional space, and will showcase a range of artistic media highlighting some of the best talent of the next generation of artists, designers, and craftspeople. Learn more here.