Call for Artists: SoEx's Youth Advisory Board Juried Show

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Call for Artists: SoEx's Youth Advisory Board Juried Show

Southern Exposure’s Call for Visual Artwork by Bay Area Gen Z/Youth Artists
Southern Exposure invites teen and young Bay Area Artists to submit new visual work about youth culture for a juried exhibition, curated by the Youth Advisory Board. Youth have long been regarded as a peripheral footnote in the art world, and yet youth culture is highly influential. Southern Exposure centers their voices and invites the Youth Advisory Board, a team of curators ages 16-18, to choose works that are emblematic of youth culture now. Work can be in any media and represents the most cutting edge, freshest voices of the Bay Area. For the purposes of this exhibition, we are looking at current Youth Culture identified by Gen Z, defined by some as being born between the mid 1990's and early 2000's.


Entry Fee:
Absolutely none! Never! Nope!
Information Session: 
Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco

Submission Deadline:
Thursday March 28, 2019, 11:59 PM
Who is eligible:
Open to Youth and Young Artists living in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Artists may work in collaboration with artists from outside the Bay Area. Work selected for this exhibition will exemplify Southern Exposure’s mission and our commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.
What work will be considered:

  • Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Work: Photography, Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Collage, Zines, Sculpture, etc. 
  • Work must be less than 36 x 36 x 36”
  • Time-Based/Film/Cinema Work: Under 10 minutes
  • Work must have been completed in 2017-2019
  • Please only submit completed work
  • Work must be ready to be delivered to Southern Exposure, ready for installation by April 26, 2019

Jurying and Notification:
Artists whose work has been accepted for the exhibition will be notified by email by 7:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019. Don’t email us. We’ll email you!

Exhibition Dates:
Opening Reception: May 3, 2019, 7:00–9:00 PM
May 3–May 25, 2019

Visit to submit your work for consideration

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB)  is a dedicated group of youth artists who work to promote and facilitate youth involvement at Southern Exposure. In weekly meetings, YAB members initiate and organize art events, exhibitions, and projects for Southern Exposure. The program offers youth artists, of all skill levels, a professional space and forum to work on creative projects, and talk about youth presence in the local art landscape.