Call to Teen Artists

Calling ALL teens from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties! If you are between the ages of 13 and 19 (as of March 1), we want to see your art. A jury of Frist Art Museum curators and educators will select one hundred artworks to be featured this summer in an exhibition titled Teens Take the Frist (July 13–September 21, 2019).

We invite you to submit one work of art for consideration. You must have completed the artwork on paper (5 x 7 in. minimum; 9 x 12 in. maximum). Your original must not be matted or framed, it must be free of hanging hardware, and it must weigh no more than 0.5 pounds. No 3-D works, including canvas panels, will be accepted. Make sure that your artwork meets all the terms and conditions on the submission form.

To submit your work to the Frist, scan or photograph the piece and save it as a JPEG (851 pixels wide x 315 pixels high; 25 MB maximum) with the title of your piece in the filename. Complete the submission form below and attach your image in the space provided. The submission deadline is May 1.

Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of their work within parameters to be specified by the museum. The Frist reserves the right to print the submitted images for display that have been selected for the duration of the show. The artist (and their parent/guardian, if the artist is under 18) must complete and sign press release, reproduction, and photo release forms upon request.

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About You

About Your Work

Terms and Conditions


I acknowledge that I am/my child is the sole author and owner of all copyright in the work of art (the “Work”) that I am hereby submitting to the Frist Art Museum (“FAM”) for possible inclusion as part of the 2019 Teens Take the Frist art show. I grant to FAM a nonexclusive worldwide license to use the Work in promotional and marketing materials related to the event and exhibit for a term of one (1) year, from March 1, 2019, through March 1, 2020 (the “Term”). FAM will keep a copy of the Work for its archive but will not make use of the Work after the Term without my permission. I acknowledge that the Work I/my child have/has submitted does not invade the privacy of any person or publicize any matter of any person’s life that would be considered offensive to a reasonable person. As the artist, if my artwork is selected, I/my child will be responsible for the delivery and pickup of my/my child’s artwork. No 3-D works will be accepted. Artwork must be free of mats, frames, and hanging hardware. All artwork must measure no smaller than 5 x 7 inches and no larger than 9 x 12 inches. I/my child understand that I/my child may only submit one entry to this call. I acknowledge that I/my child resides in one of the following counties: Davidson, Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson.

Additionally, the Work I/my child have/has submitted does not include the image or likeness of any person, copyrighted works or trademarks that are owned by any other person or entity, or private property that is owned by any other person or entity. I acknowledge that FAM reserves the right to select no more than 100 (one hundred) Works for inclusion in this exhibition, and that FAM further reserves the right to select Works that do not, in FAM’s sole judgment, violate the restrictions set forth above.

For artists 18+: By clicking the box below, I further certify that I am 18 or older and that I have the full legal right to execute this agreement.

For parents/guardians: By clicking the box below, I further certify that I am the guardian and that I have the full legal right to execute this agreement on behalf of my child. I, the parent/guardian of the artist, agree to the conditions above, on behalf of the artist.

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