Calling all young artists on the autism spectrum!

For me, one of the only things that comes close to making art is viewing art. That’s why I am so excited for the 4th annual Show and Tell Gallery! Through March 27th, we’re accepting art submissions from children and teens on the autism spectrum. We’re eager to see a wide variety of art in all media – including (but not at all limited to) painting, drawing, digital or computer art, photography, and sculpture. If you have artwork but don’t have a mat or frame for it, just let us know – we’re happy to help get your piece gallery-ready!

If you know a child or teen diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who is 5-18 years old (or in grades K-12), and might like to see their art hanging at the Museum & Theatre, please share this opportunity with him/her! Having curated this gallery for several years, I can tell you that the experience of seeing a child’s artwork on display here at the Museum & Theatre is a special opportunity that has a big impact on the artists and their families. We’ll have a special friends and family reception to open the show, and the work will hang in our front stairwell gallery throughout the spring and summer.  (Don’t worry about handing over your masterpiece – all pieces of art will be returned.)

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact me at Louisa@kitetails.org or 207-828-1234 x227.

For detailed guidelines and the official submission form, click here.

Written by Louisa

Visitor Guide After having lived in Rome and San Francisco, Louisa has fallen in love and settled on Portland. Since graduation she has worked professionally and artistically with homeless and at-risk teens and also as an instructor at Round Top Center for the Arts. She is currently a nationally showing and working artist in a variety of media and has also curated community art events. Louisa is thrilled to have joined the team at the Museum & Theatre!