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Apply by April 9: Youth Artist Exhibition Opportunity with Terence Hammonds

Terence Hammonds. Photo by Walter German.


ArtWorks is delighted to launch its new Youth Artist Exhibition Program through the ArtWorks Gallery. This program provides collaborations for creative young people, ages 14-21, with outstanding professional artists who will lead the team to create new works of art in a gallery apprenticeship.

How Does the Youth Artist Exhibition Program Work?

Youth will learn the materials and methods of the artist, making their own unique and individual works of art. A group exhibit will be the outcome of each studio with all works for sale and proceeds going directly to youth artists.

Local curators and museum partners will enhance the learning with a foundational gallery exhibition curriculum for all emerging artists. Youth will represent their art through artist statements, gallery talks, opening events, and community events. Artists will host community workshops to engage with residents through art making activities during the run of each exhibit.

Spring 2021 Youth Artist Exhibition: Student Power

This four week program, led by Artist Terence Hammonds, will explore student protest movements and printed materials. Hammonds will review the basics of screen printing and guide Youth Artists in producing a series of functional objects, such as cups, tote bags, t-shirts and pints, that celebrate the role of youth in social change. The fourth week of the project will be focused on professional development, in which local curators and museums partners will help Youth Artists craft their artist statements and descriptions of work, in addition to sharing other exhibition best practices for artists.

This workshop will be open to 8 Youth Artists. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Youth Artists will create their own protest images that can be silkscreened onto t-shirts and tote bags
  • Youth Artists will apply their skills in screen printing to produce ceramic transfers
  • Youth Artists will learn the basics of slip casting and ceramic production
  • Youth Artists will craft artist statements and descriptions of work
Class schedule:
April 19 – May 15, 2021
  • Mondays: 5-7pm
  • Wednesdays: 5-7pm
  • Saturdays: 10am – 1pm

Selected applicants will need to commit to attending all classes.

  • TBD, but within close walking distance of ArtWorks’ Office in Walnut Hills (2450 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206)
Gallery Opening & Exhibition Dates:
  • Opening date: May 28, 2021
  • Closing date: July 31, 2021

How to Apply

About Terence Hammonds

Cincinnati native Terence Hammonds is a printmaker who received at BFA from the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in conjunction with Tufts  University. His work is informed and inspired by the struggles and determination of African Americans seeking equality during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and fuses imagery from that era with soul, funk, rap and punk music. Hammonds appropriates imagery from various movements and civil rights history and combines them with decorative motifs and patterns that adorn, memorialize and abstract histories of racial identity in America. Follow Terence on Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply?

This opportunity is available to young people ages 14 – 21.

What is the cost?

Because of the generosity of ArtWorks supporters, participation in this program is free, and all youth participants will be supplied with materials.

Is this a paid opportunity?

No, participants in the Youth Artist Exhibition Program are not paid a wage while in the program. However, program participants will price and sell their work in the ArtWorks Gallery. ArtWorks will take a 25% commission fee for any work sold. If you are interested in a paid position, we invite you to learn more about our Youth Apprenticeship and Teaching Artists positions.

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

All applicants will hear from us by April 14, 2021.

Need More Information?

Call 513.333.3601 or email

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects in its 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.