Call for High School Artists

The Mennello Museum of American Art is calling for artists currently enrolled in high school to present two or three-dimensional artworks that explore the theme of our future, which could include representations of the artist’s thoughts, fears, and hopes for individuals, communities, or their global world. The artist can imagine a time in the not-so-distant to the remote future, considering how societies may change, how communities may interact, and how spaces might evolve.


AMERICAN YOUTH: OUR FUTURE is an exhibition to support and foster the creativity of Orlando’s talented teen artists. In this exhibition’s second year, The Mennello Museum of American Art will be holding a juried art show with a Call for Art open to all Orange and Seminole County high schoolers as part of our increasingly expansive, diverse, and inclusive exhibition program. AMERICAN YOUTH: OUR FUTURE aspires to empower rising artists and give them a space to engage in conversations through their art with our community.


Young artists are encouraged to fill out the  application linked below and submit a .jpg image of their pieces by June 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. for this juried exhibition. Email the application and image(s) to

There is a limit of three entries per artist, please be sure to submit the work that best fits the theme and your talents. You will be notified by email by June 25, 2018, if your work is selected for exhibit.


Download American Youth Application 2018


Contact Katherine Page-Navarro at