Share your Voice


Submission Deadline: October 4



Voice: A For Freedoms Exhibition asks teens in our community to submit artwork that will engage in civic discourse of values, citizenship, and issues concerning our lives today. This exhibition is for students in the community to share their voice in a way that is non-partisan and welcoming to all. Artists will not be judged based on their view point but on the quality of their work based on the rubric below.

This exhibition is in partnership with the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative



Submission deadline – October 4

Selected artwork drop-off deadline – October 21

Exhibition opening and reception – October 26

Exhibition on view – October 26 through November 26

Artwork pick-up window – December 3 through December 17


The Youth Council will select up to 40 works of art to be included into the exhibition. Those selected will have a two-week window to deliver their work to the Museum. Works must be ready to hang. Students are responsible for mounting and arranging delivery and pick-up of art work.* Expert judges will select the first, second, and third place winners. Everyone attending the reception will get to vote on the “People’s Choice” winner.

*The Youth Council will be happy to help with mounting. Email us to let us know how we can help.


To be considered, artwork must meet the following requirements:

  • 2D works must be no larger than 16×20
  • 3D works mounted and no larger than 16x20x4 and weigh less than 15lbs.
  • Must be original works of art and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws
  • Artists can submit multiple works but only one work per artist will be allowed into the exhibition
  • Artwork should not contain profane or obscene words or images that the general public would find objectionable or would offend religious, cultural, gender or racial group



The works submitted will be judged based on:

  • Quality, craftsmanship, and execution
  • Mastery of style and medium
  • Application of theme
  • Originality of concept and execution
  • Depth and execution of concept
  • Artist statement
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