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Emergence: Teen Juried Exhibition — Call for Artwork

Submissions by: June 27, 2021

Exhibition on view: August 14 - November 28, 2021

This year Virginia MOCA will host its first juried teen exhibition during the Summer of Women. This exhibition will be open to young women ages 13-19. The entries will be juried by a committee of their peers, who will work closely with Virginia MOCA staff to curate a selection of artworks that display creativity and vision.

This exhibition will be shown in the Fleming Gallery at Virginia MOCA and our Satellite Gallery located at Towne Pavilion II in conjunction with the main gallery exhibitions She Says: WomenWords, and Power, and Amplify.


Call for Artwork Submissions

Artwork created by young women ages 13-19 will be eligible for this juried exhibition. Submissions will be judged on originality, technical skill, and personal voice or vision. Submission will be accepted through Google Form only. The deadline for submissions is June 27, 2021.

You will be required to upload digital images of your artwork for jury review. Juror selections are made online.

If you need help with your submission, museum staff are available to speak with you during the museum’s regular office hours (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm).

Eligible Artwork

  • 2-D work must be ready for installation and may not exceed 84 inches in any dimension, including frame. The artwork cannot exceed 75 lbs. (Please note: Sawtooth hangers are unsafe for installation in our galleries and cannot be used.)
  • 3-D work cannot be larger than 84 inches including base and must not exceed 75lbs.
  • Video works can be submitted. Artists should list details of installation and presentation preferences in the comments section of the application.

Acceptance: Virginia MOCA will notify all accepted artists by July 16, 2021 Accepted artists will also be listed on

Artists are responsible for delivery to and from MOCA. Accepted artworks are to be hand-delivered by the artist.


Virginia MOCA cannot insure works on display during the exhibition. The museum cannot accommodate placing work in specific locations in the gallery. Artwork will be accepted for display only and will not be for sale.

Virginia MOCA reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any artwork selected for the exhibition for publicity and educational purposes.

Please email with any questions.