July 16–September 13, 2020

Teens Take the Frist!

Online exhibition

  • Abby Ditto. Things are not always as they seem, 2020

  • Amelia L. Overgrown Gazebo, 2020

  • Anastasia S. Self-portrait in Purple, 2019

  • Andrew K. Fun times in Paris, 2019

  • Anna D. CATHARSIS, 2019

  • Annabelle Parrish. Soaked, 2019

  • Ava R. Simplicity, 2020

  • Averie K. Memory, 2020

  • Bella P. Thought, 2020

  • C. Philpott. The Match, 2020

  • Charlie K. A Fence in the Dark, 2020

  • E. McAdoo. Caffeinated, 2020

  • Eleanor Taylor. The Survivor, 2020

  • Eliana Gorden. Colors of Winter, 2020

  • Erika G. A Pedestrian Wall, 2019

  • Evelyn S. Untitled, 2020

  • Finn. A Ballad of the Runway, 2020

  • Gavin Tapia. Consciousness, 2020

  • Greta Galli. Forest and Rope, 2020

  • Hailey Holder. Bison, 2019

  • Hailey Wondem. Ashes, 2020

  • Hannah Bodoh. Cherry Blossom, 2019

  • Hannah S. Floral Blend, 2018

  • Harper Dale. Ensworth Landscape, 2020

  • Jacqueline Frist. Vintage, 2020

  • Jake F. Sabotage, 2020

  • Jasmine Finlay. The Wingless Snake, 2019

  • Jolie B. Primary Vision, 2020

  • Kallie Chelsvig. History, 2020

  • Kaya B. Musings on Melon, 2020

  • Kendall S. Introspection, 2020

  • Leah M. The Call of the Safari, 2020

  • Leah McLaughlin. Wild Colors, 2020

  • Lily E. Ideal Vision, 2020

  • Max B. Smooth Stars, 2020

  • Mitchell C. Self-Portrait, 2020

  • Naomi H. Ocean Ink, 2020

  • Noah Jamison. Untitled, 2020

  • Owen Shaffer. Feeling Blue, 2020

  • Quinn A. Colors of a Feather, 2019

  • Roma S. The Other Half, 2020

  • Ryan Marks. Drummer in Blue, 2019

  • Sasha M. Themis, 2019

  • Schuyler Crichton, Sarah Cote, Hannah Marie Dixie, Abigail Herndon, Anna Claire Looney, Cecilia Phillips, Loren Plosa, Anna Burns Roth, and Didi Umeukeje. Care for Creation, 2019

  • Shannon A. Broadway, 2019

  • Sowjanya Dalai. The Power of The Woman, 2020

  • Syd S. Ma Vie de Pavot, 2020

  • Sydney Hueser. Savannah, 2020

  • Taylor J. King of Greed, 2020

  • Trinity. Galaxy, 2020

  • Vanessa Frigon. Waves, 2020

Prompted by our vision of inspiring people through art to look at their world in new ways, the Frist Art Museum invited teens to submit their artwork for this second edition of Teens Take the Frist! The resulting selection features more than fifty artworks in a variety of mediums, created by emerging artists from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties.

This exhibition, along with other Frist initiatives like Teen ARTlab and the Teen Arts Action Group, is intended to give individuals ages 13–19 a safe space to express themselves and participate in activities with art professionals. With many schools shifting to online learning because of COVID-19 restrictions, art has become more important than ever as an avenue of communication and connection.

We extend special thanks to our artists and adult mentors for their guidance and enthusiasm in creating nurturing spaces for our youth to grow: Lesa Dowdy, Victoria Gedvillas, Hatch Show Print, Chelsea Kaiah, Michael Lapinski, Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Niq Tognoni, Magda Underdown-DuBois, and YEAH! Rocks.

All works appear courtesy of the artists.

Click on the artists name to see their artwork
(artists are listed alphabetically by first name)

Abby Ditto

Amelia L.

Anastasia S.

Andrew K.

Anna D.

Annabelle Parrish

Ava R.

Averie K.

Bella P.

C. Philpott

Charlie K.

E. McAdoo

Eleanor Taylor

Eliana Gorden

Erika G.

Evelyn S.


Gavin Tapia

Greta Galli

Hailey Holder

Hailey Wondem

Hannah Bodoh

Hannah S.

Harper Dale

Jacqueline Frist

Jake F.

Jasmine Finlay

Jolie B.

Kallie Chelsvig

Kaya B.

Kendall S.

Leah M.

Leah McLaughlin

Lily E.

Max B.

Mitchell C.

Naomi H.

Noah Jamison

Owen Shaffer

Quinn A.

Roma S.

Ryan Marks

Sasha M.

Schuyler Crichton, Sarah Cote, Hannah Marie Dixie, Abigail Herndon, Anna Claire Looney, Cecilia Phillips, Loren Plosa, Anna Burns Roth, and Didi Umeukeje

Shannon A.

Sowjanya Dalai

Syd S.

Sydney Hueser

Taylor J.


Vanessa Frigon


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Learn more about opportunities for teens at the Frist.

Our teen programs receive funding from the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.



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