Open Call: The Mind’s Abstraction
The thoughts that linger in our mind are heavily stigmatized within our generation. Whether we are facing anxiety, discrimination, or any other number of attacks on our psyches, we feel like we cannot open our mouths out of fear. People will not understand us. 
But now it’s time to freely express yourself with your creative abilities. Showcase yourself. What are some issues around mental health that you see? How do you express or cope with these issues? You are not alone in these battles. Together, we are all abstract.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council invites teenage artists to submit artworks that tackle the issues around mental health. From these submissions, Teen Council will curate an exhibition to be presented at the Bronx Museum in May 2018. 
DEADLINE Friday, March 2, 2018
ELIGIBILITY New York City-based teens ages 13-19 are eligible to submit works. Artworks can be in the form of painting, sculpture, drawing, video, photography, printmaking or performance. Each person may submit up to 3 pieces.



Teen Council is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and Anonymous. Education and Community Programs are generously supported by Booth Ferris Foundation, Calamus Foundation, Con Edison, Deutsche Bank, Keith Haring Foundation, New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, New York Restoration Project, New York Yankees Foundation, O’Grady Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Target, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Vanessa L. Gibson and Annabel Palma. 



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