Call for Submissions:

Through the Lens of Icons: Revisiting the 1960s

MoCA Westport 2024 High School Student Art Exhibition

We are excited to announce MoCA Westport’s 2024 High School Student Art Exhibition. Calling all high school artists to embark on a journey through time and reimagine the 1960s through your creative lens.

MoCA Westport High School Students Art Open Call: “Through the Lens of Icons: Revisiting the 1960s” 

Opportunity type: Group art exhibition for all high school students

Disciplines: Photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video

Instructions and Guidelines:

  • Students are allowed to submit one work of art
  • All artworks will be selected unless deemed inappropriate due to graphic content
  • Image files should be written as: Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg
  • For a great-looking image, photograph your artwork in diffused sunlight near a window or outside on an overcast day. This allows for overall even lighting on the artwork’s surface and helps avoid shadows, glare, and high-contrast hot spots
  • Work may not exceed a maximum of 30 inches in either height or width
  • 2D artwork must be framed and ready for installation

Description:

Calling all high school artists to embark on a journey through time and reimagine the 1960s through your creative lens. 

Theme: The theme for this open call is “Through the Lens of Icons: Revisiting the 1960s.” Icons can be individuals, moments, or symbols that hold cultural, political, or personal significance. In the 1960s, this transformative decade witnessed the emergence of countless icons who reshaped the world. 

Prompt: Explore what these icons meant to you and the viewpoints they represented in the tumultuous 1960s. Express your interpretation through various mediums, such as photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video. 

Application Breakdown:

    • Name
    • Title of Work/Year of Completion
    • Mediums/Materials
    • Prompt Questions
  • Who were the icons of the 1960s that left an indelible mark on society, and how did their perspectives shape that era? How have these icons influenced the course of history, culture, or personal journeys? What messages, emotions, or stories do these icons evoke for you? How can you translate these sentiments into your chosen artistic medium? What relevance do these icons hold in today’s world, and how do they continue to inspire or challenge us?
  • Artwork Submission
    Upload an image of the artwork you will be exhibiting. One artwork per student. All artwork will be accepted and there is no jurying process.
    For a great-looking image, photograph your artwork in diffused sunlight near a window or outside on an overcast day. This allows for overall even lighting on the artwork’s surface and helps avoid shadows, glare, and high-contrast hot spots.
  • School
  • Current School Year
  • Town of Residence
  • Email

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Friday, December 22 

In-person art drop off to MoCA:

  • Friday, January 5 from 3pm–5pm
  • Saturday, January 6 from 12-4pm
  • Sunday, January 7 from 12-4pm

Art Pickup:

  • Thursday, March 7 from 3-4 PM
  • Friday, March 8 from 3–4 PM 
  • Saturday, March 9 from 12PM – 4PM (Final Pick-Up Day)

MoCA is not responsible for artwork left at the museum after the pickup dates.

The exhibition runs from Thursday, January 18 through Sunday, March 3, 2024.

The Opening Reception will be on January 18, 2024 from 6PM – 8PM. 

Location:

MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT 06880

Apply now and join us in revisiting the 1960s and reshaping its icons through your unique artistic perspective. Together, let’s celebrate the enduring influence of these icons on our world.

Fee: $10.

**Scholarship is available to waive this fee. Please contact Exhibitions@mocawestport.org for details.** 

Application Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023

Application: Application available on https://mocawestport.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/75304 

Contact exhibitions@mocawestport.org or call (203) 222-7070 ext. 104 for more information

 

MoCA Westport presents the art of today to build a dialogue, to affect our perceptions and beliefs, and to create transformative experiences.  From local to national to international artists, our exhibitions and supporting programming both reflect and critically examine our world. 

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