Submit Art Work for Teen Art Show Between September 25–October 10, 2017



The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab invites teens currently enrolled in high school to submit 2-D artwork for a juried exhibition at MCA Denver.

We are looking for artwork that responds to the theme of Natural Disaster. From personal to political, from literal to figurative, send us work that fits within this theme. You can only submit one piece, so send us your best. Submissions are accepted digitally (please attach a clear image to your submission form).

Artwork will be juried by Failure Lab, and artists selected for inclusion will be notified by Thursday, October 12. Accepted artwork must be dropped off at MCA Denver between October 12 and October 24. Selected artwork will be displayed in the museum as part of a FREE exhibition opening event on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6-9PM. Artwork will stay on display at the museum from November 3, 2017–January 7, 2018.



Three people will win the Curator's Choice Awards.  Resulting in:

  • 1st Place $300 
  • 2nd Place $200 
  • 3rd Place $100


Submit 2-D (photography, painting, drawing, prints, etc.) artwork to be displayed in a teen art show at MCA Denver. You can only submit one artwork of your choice.


Submissions accepted online beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.


Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, located at 1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80202 (corner of 15th & Delgany streets in LoDo), between October 12 and October 24, 2017.


Call 720.236.1833 or email