ArtReach Opens Call for Youth Art Submissions

Dreams in Color: Where Do Your Dreams Take You?

ArtReach is seeking youth artists (aged 5-18) to submit a mini-masterpiece for an upcoming Youth Art Show. Each mini masterpiece created for this open call should be exactly 6 inches wide by 6 inches tall, following the prompt, “Where do your dreams take you?” Young artists are encouraged to explore their expressive side and cultivate their imagination, fostering self-awareness. Following Social-Emotional Learning practices, this creative activity delves into the landscapes of dreams, helping enhance an understanding of aspirations and contributing to emotional intelligence.

Artwork must be submitted to ArtReach (2399 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101) by Friday, April 5th, 2024. Final art pieces will be shared online, and the community will vote on select prizes, including the most creative use of color, best composition, crowd favorite, and more! Each mini-masterpiece will be exhibited and sold at Mission Fed ArtWalk in Little Italy April 27th-28th, with 100% of proceeds contributing to ArtReach’s mission to ignite youth through visual arts expression and community connection.

Sample 6”x6” Art by Teaching Artist, Laurie Evans:

What is SEL:

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. SEL advances educational equity through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships. Learn more about the fundamentals of SEL here

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