Art Call — BLACK@RTS Virtual Art Show

Call for art submissions from student-artists who are Black-identified 

The Calhoun School is hosting a virtual art exhibition scheduled to open the week of February 22, 2021. As a commemoration of Black History/Futures Month and with the goal of centering the experiences of self-identified Black students, we are calling for images of original works by students currently attending grades 6-12. 

The theme of the show is students' interpretation of “joy” within contexts and communities where they feel at ease and welcomed to express themselves, embrace learning and experiment. The setting may be in school, at home, in the neighborhood, outdoors and beyond. The art can be representational or abstract but should keep to the theme of “centering joy.”

Participating artists will be invited to a conversation with a renowned curator, along with alumni and community partners in the field of contemporary art.

To Submit:

We are open to submissions of various disciplines including works on paper, canvas, alternative surfaces, digital art, photography, sculpture and small installations. We are open to submissions from students attending independent, public and charter schools. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the initial submission form below and include any available images of your art. We will provide details on the requirements for photographing artworks to applicants. Each artist may submit up to three artworks. We will prioritize early submissions of artwork.

Final art submissions will be due by Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Submit Art

We have a curatorial team that will select art that shows a thoughtful analysis of the theme: Joy in Learning; Joy in Belonging. Calhoun is hosting a virtual art exhibition the week of February 22 in commemoration of Black History/Futures Month. Self-identified Black students in grades 6-12 who attend Calhoun or any school are invited to submit original images of their work! Learn more.

The exhibition will be virtual. Exhibited artworks do not need to be for sale; it is the choice of the artist. We will require parent/guardian permission for selected artists to participate and to feature works on The Calhoun School communication channels.