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10x10 Teen Art Expo and Teen Volunteer Opportunities

10x10 teen art expo submissions are now open! 

The Cincinnati Art Museum invites all Greater Cincinnati regional 7–12 grade students to create a 10-inch-by-10-inch artwork representing your interpretation of this year’s theme: Behind the Scenes. Artwork selected will be displayed at the museum as a part of the 2024 10x10 Teen Art Expo, March 25–31, 2024.

The 10x10 Teen Volunteer team encourages artists to explore the unseen, inspired by the theme Behind the Scenes. In our world, what you see is not always reality, so it’s time to remove the filter. To discover what lies beneath the surface, ask yourself these questions: If there was a documentary about your life, what would the cameras capture about your true self? What hidden processes go into something to make it work? Who or what remains unnoticed without the backstory? With this theme, we invite artists to peek behind the curtain to discover who or what hides in the shadows.


Criteria for submitting artwork:

  • Only one artwork per student may be submitted using the form below.
  • Artwork must measure 10 inches by 10 inches.
  • Artwork can be completed in the medium of your choice, but the finished product must be able to hang on a wall using a 1/2" binder clip at the top.
  • Digital submissions must be a .jpg, .jpeg, or .png file.
  • Photos of submitted artwork should be properly cropped to eliminate any background behind the artwork.
  • Artwork should NOT be matted.
  • All digital submissions of completed work are due by January 30, 2024.


Selection Process

The 10x10 Teen Expo Volunteer team will review artwork submissions and contact students selected for the in-person Teen Art Expo via email by February 7, 2024.

Questions? Email [email protected]

What is the 10x10 Teen Art Expo?

The 10x10 Teen Art Expo is a week-long art exhibition featuring a selection of more than 100 teen artists from the greater Cincinnati region. The challenge? Create a piece of art measuring 10x10 inches that reflects the theme chosen by the 10x10 Teen Volunteer Team. Artworks selected by the team will be displayed in the Great Hall from March 26–31, 2024. Participants are invited to an opening party planned by the team on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Email [email protected] for more information.


If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance at [email protected].