Composed of 12 young arts enthusiasts, Teen Council serves as the Museum’s vehicle for attracting the city’s teen population to CAMH and exposing them to the vibrant field of contemporary art. For council members, the group serves as a highly collaborative creative incubator that opens up opportunities for leadership, visual literacy, and life skill development. During weekly meetings, the council is introduced to the inner workings of museums and to the dynamic Houston arts community. Teen Council activities are decided upon by it members and can change from year to year, but past events developed by the Teen Council include art markets, exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, listening parties, music festivals, and poetry readings.
Teen Council is supported by Ms. Louisa StudeSarofim, Texas Women for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Applications to apply for the Teen Council are available online and accepted in the spring of each year. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to apply. We will post the application and deadline next Spring. Please check back to apply.
Perspectives 189: From the Margins, Curated by CAMH's Teen Council
On view through July 19, 2015
From the Margins is the 9th biennial youth art exhibition organized by CAMH's Teen Council. Drawing from an open call, the Teen Council received over 400 submissions responding to the questions: What does marginalization look like and feel like? Does it have a sound? What does it produce? Can we prevent marginalization? Are its outcomes always negative?
Says Kizer Shelton, Teen Council member: "After much discussion, the Teen Council settled on a theme that we felt would best serve the community, one that would generate conversations about the often trivialized experiences of teenagers. The direct goal of this exhibition is to produce—from an environment of authority—a space which gives full attention to marginalized teenage voices.”