Submit Your Artwork!

teen arts councilEverson Teen Arts Council is now accepting artwork submissions from CNY young adults to be showcased as part of the Everson’s Teen Arts Council Exhibition. The Council is excited to announce its new exhibition, Second Chances: Upcycling the Teenage Story, on view May 11-June 30, 2024.  

We ask young adults ages 13 and up to submit artwork in response to the question below.  

How do you feel the problems of previous generations impact you today as a young adult?
In what ways have you observed your generation, including yourself, reshaping these problems?

We encourage artwork that uses upcycled material (upcycled: reuse objects or material in such a way as to create a new product). Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024 at 4:00pm. 

Everson Teen Arts Council

This is a fantastic opportunity for teens from Onondaga, Madison, and Oswego Counties to work directly with an arts organization, gain valuable experience to add to their resume, and learn about career paths in the arts. ETAC is a year-long commitment.

The Everson Teen Arts Council is a partnership between the Everson and teens from local school districts, offering a safe platform for teens to share their voice, work with their peers, and engage with the greater community. The Teen Arts Council provides dynamic leadership opportunities to create meaningful and relevant programs and exhibitions, while giving teens space to explore identity, build skills, and prepare for college and careers.

ETAC meets every other Wednesday (twice monthly) from 4:00—5:30pm from October to June.

How to Apply

The Everson Museum of Art Teen Arts Council (ETAC) will run from October through June, meeting bi-weekly on Wednesdays.

When applying, you will need to answer these questions:

  • Submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Complete a 500-word essay with the following information:
    • Tell us about yourself!
    • Describe your interest in the arts.
    • Consider one issue affecting your community or peers that you would like to see change.
    • Discuss an experience you’ve had working as part of a group. What was your role? Were there any problems or conflicts? If so, how were they resolved?

ETAC members will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Museum.

Link to ETAC Application Google Form

Questions? Contact Learning Coordinator Darwin Rodriguez at [email protected].

The Everson Teen Arts Council is made possible through the generous support of David and Nancy Ridings, the Syracuse City School District, and John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.


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