Call for Submissions: Teen Art Exhibition

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Want to have your work displayed in an art gallery?

Art Windsor Essex's Teen Arts Council is looking for submissions of creative work from teens across Windsor-Essex for our upcoming community art exhibition: The World As We See It. The exhibition will focus on the unique perspectives that the teens in our community can bring to the table and the change-making power of youth from our region. If you are a creative teen who loves to express themselves through their art, this is for you! Submitted work will be shown in a community exhibition during the summer of 2022 at AWE. Those who submit artwork will receive two free admission passes to Art Windsor Essex! Please submit your work by Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Looking for inspiration? Here are some prompts if you'd like some help getting started!

  • I am inspired by...
  • The change I want to see in the world is...
  • I feel connected to my community when...
  • Something that represents me is...

What can I submit?

You are welcome to submit works in a variety of media, such as paintings, drawings, clay, photography, video, or more. If you are unsure about a work that you'd like to submit, please email Abbey Lee Hallett at

Who can submit?

All teens in Windsor-Essex are welcome to submit! If you are within - or near - the ages of 13-19, you are welcome to submit to this exhibition.

To submit your work:

  1. Drop your artwork off in person to our Visitor Services & Membership Officers at the main desk at the entrance to AWE during our regular operating hours.
  2. OR Send your work by mail to 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor ON N9A 7J1
  3. OR Send a photo/scan of your work by email to 
  4. OR coordinate a drop-off centre between AWE and your school's art class/club! If you have a teacher interested in this option, have them email Abbey Lee Hallett at

What do you need to submit?

IN PERSON: Your work, with your name signed on the back (city and age optional). Drop off your submission to an AWE team member at the desk located at the Main Entrance during regular operating hours.
BY MAIL: Your work, with your name signed on the back (city and age optional). Send to 401 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 7J1
BY EMAIL: A high-resolution digital image (JPEG) with your name (city and age optional)

Please include your mailing address with your submission. Every participant will receive two passes for admission to Art Windsor Essex. Passes will be received after the artwork has been submitted.

Picking up artwork

An AWE staff member will get in touch with you once the exhibition has concluded to arrange a time to pick up your artwork. If you need any special accommodations when it comes to picking up your artwork, please email Abbey Lee Hallett at

Additional considerations:

  • Art Windsor Essex reserves the right to photograph this exhibition for promotional purposes.
  • Art Windsor Essex is not liable for any possible damages when handling and exhibiting artwork.
  • Those who submit artwork will not receive exhibition fees.

We would like to thank Lisa and Brian Schwab for their generous support of AWE's Teen Arts Council!