Teens inspired exhibition is currently being installed at the North Carolina Museum of art. Stay tuned for more photos when the show begins August 1.

Belle Williams found inspiration for Protraiture in a Different Light in Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s Portrait of EmySimilar to Portrait of Emy, Belle Williams used her photography to focus on showing the personality that can shine through in a portrait. Throughout time people have made portraits to show the physical and emotional factors of others. Visit the NCMA Collection to see other portraits made by many other various artists. 

Anne Carlstein found inspiration for IMPACT! in Andrew Wyeth’s Winter 1946 but choose a more playful manner to capture winter. Anne and Andrew aren’t the only artists to find inspiration in the seasons. Visit the NCMA collection and explore how six different artists were inspired by springtime. Then, grab a sketchbook to observe the different aspects of spring for yourself.

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ARTscene was an awesome celebration!

On April 26, 2014, North Carolina Museum of Art welcomed over 700 teens and their guests to celebrate Teens Inspired through live performances, image slams, and a ton of activities. Most of the work for Teens Inspired arrived as teens came to the event so we had a small “pop-up” exhibition in the corner of the awards ceremony. Stay tuned to this blog to see how our two teen interns, Jennifer and Ariel, will go behind the scenes to learn how to plan a museum exhibition.

Special thanks for these photos to JT Canfield- one of our awesome Teen Arts Council members!

Congratulations to our award winners from 2014 Teen Inspired Art and Video competition! 

You can see these entries as well as the entire juried exhibition this summer and fall when visiting North Carolina Museum of Art

Do you have ideas about how to improve Teens Inspired? Our NCMA staff and Teen Arts Council is already revising the process for 2015 with a greater focus on the artistic process. E-mail mharrell@ncartmuseum.org with your ideas- we’d love to hear from you!

We’re busy planning the fourth annual ArtScene teen event on April 26 (1-4pm) to showcase and celebrate Teens Inspired art and video competition plus a ton of other teen programs at NCMA. Watch this short video below from NC Now (UNC-TV) to hear our Coordinator of Teen and College Programs and two Teen Arts Council members chat about what’s in store for the event.

RSVP on our ArtScene facebook event and share with friends. We can’t wait to see hundreds of teens take-over the museum with live music and art-making! See you Saturday!

Teens, Inspired 2014 Juried Entries

Congratulations to the following teen artists who have been selected to be part of the 2014 Teens, Inspired exhibition! We had over 100 entries- the largest number of submissions  since the exhibition began 4 years ago. The jury chose the following works to be hung at the North Carolina Museum of Art Summer- Fall 2014 based on creativity, connection to the work that had inspired it, and artistic merit:

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Celebrate all of the Teens, Inspired entries at ArtScene on Saturday April 26, 1-4 pm. We will also announce the top three winner’s in each category, as well as the People’s Choice Award. The event is free and open to the public.

Art Scene features Enloe High School’s dance ensemble, local high school poets, and amazing teen groups such as WhateverBig Brotha Thunda, and Bullseye. The first 200 attendees can screenprint their own #ARTscene tee shirt with printmaker Derek Toomes, express themselves in our graffiti wall, and remember the event with our #Selfie photo booth.The entire event is free and planned entirely by our Teen Arts Council!

New Teens, Inspired Submission
Ana ScottSunny SeasArapahoe Charter School, Pamlico CountyArt Teacher: Daryn Martin
Artist StatementI chose Suzy’s Sun (for Judy Tyler) in the Modern Collection because it is pretty, and I love going to the beach. I colored my sky blue instead if leaving it white because the sky is blue. I used Sharpies for the sky and sun. The boats are made out of air dry clay, but I made the sails blue to match my sky. I want my piece to make people happy when they see it.

New Teens, Inspired Submission

Ana Scott
Sunny Seas
Arapahoe Charter School, Pamlico County
Art Teacher: Daryn Martin

Artist StatementI chose Suzy’s Sun (for Judy Tyler) in the Modern Collection because it is pretty, and I love going to the beach. I colored my sky blue instead if leaving it white because the sky is blue. I used Sharpies for the sky and sun. The boats are made out of air dry clay, but I made the sails blue to match my sky. I want my piece to make people happy when they see it.

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New Teens, Inspired Submission
Ana PantojaWhite WallsMixed Media on board, 15”x18”
Attached are two photographs of the painting that I did in inspiration of Beverly McIver’s work. I saw one of her self-portraits (Reminiscing, 2005, oil on canvas) at the NC Museum of Art a couple of months ago and I was enamored. I’ve always done self-portraits but I’ve never had the courage to show them to anybody; although I think they are my best works because they express what I feel I cannot outwardly express. I also feel a strong admiration for Beverly McIver because as her, I know exactly what it is to feel like an outsider, perpetually lonely, and to feel below others. I am Mexican-American and I grew up poor in an area where if one is not privileged and/or Caucasian, than one is not anything significant. Neither of my parents ever went to high school and my father left middle school to immigrate to the United States to work. Through my art, efforts in school, and other tasks I’ve worked with an insatiable thirst for success, which to me is equality.
As far as technique goes I was enchanted by how Beverly used blues to accentuate white and to replace white highlights. I used this in my painting titled “White Walls.” I used gouache and acrylic. Beverly McIver’s painting truly inspired me to open myself up to judgment; something I’ve always feared. Art is my medium for communication. To say that art is my life may even be considered an understatement.

New Teens, Inspired Submission

Ana Pantoja
White Walls
Mixed Media on board, 15”x18”

Attached are two photographs of the painting that I did in inspiration of Beverly McIver’s work. I saw one of her self-portraits (Reminiscing, 2005, oil on canvas) at the NC Museum of Art a couple of months ago and I was enamored. I’ve always done self-portraits but I’ve never had the courage to show them to anybody; although I think they are my best works because they express what I feel I cannot outwardly express. I also feel a strong admiration for Beverly McIver because as her, I know exactly what it is to feel like an outsider, perpetually lonely, and to feel below others. I am Mexican-American and I grew up poor in an area where if one is not privileged and/or Caucasian, than one is not anything significant. Neither of my parents ever went to high school and my father left middle school to immigrate to the United States to work. Through my art, efforts in school, and other tasks I’ve worked with an insatiable thirst for success, which to me is equality.

As far as technique goes I was enchanted by how Beverly used blues to accentuate white and to replace white highlights. I used this in my painting titled “White Walls.” I used gouache and acrylic. Beverly McIver’s painting truly inspired me to open myself up to judgment; something I’ve always feared. Art is my medium for communication. To say that art is my life may even be considered an understatement.