Resources for Young Artists

This page features creative opportunities and resources for teens and young adults. Find information about working in the creative sector, upcoming scholarship deadlines, and ways to share and publish your work!

Call to Artists: “Picture Hillsboro” Purchase Award, Due December 2

-- The City of Hillsboro seeks submissions of two-dimensional artworks depicting and celebrating life in Hillsboro for its annual “Picture Hillsboro” Award. Finalists will be selected for an exhibition in the Civic Center’s Shirley Huffman Auditorium in January and February, with one artwork selected as the Picture Hillsboro award winner. The award-winning artist will be [...]

Call to Teen Artists: Beaverton Library Annual Teen Art Show, Due October 29

— Submit Art in the Teen Room at the main library:  Thursday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 29 Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4-5 p.m. Show Open: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. – Sunday, Nov. 6 during library hours Download the guidelines and submission form Thanks to Blick Art and the New Friends of the Beaverton City […]

Call for Chalk Artists, Performers and Vendors, Deadline March 15- April 15

Tualatin Valley Creates’ La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival, happening July 15 & 16, 2023 in the heart of Hillsboro, Oregon is looking for chalk artists, performers and art vendors to celebrate in this multi-cultural event unlike any other offered in the Portland-metro region. La Strada is an immersive, large-scale street painting experience wherein [...]

Volunteer Opportunity: Washington County Kids Seeking Writers, Graphic Designers and Technical Support

— Interested in lending your skills to support our mission? We could use assistance in any of the following areas: Writer: Help us share stories about people, programs, and the need for out-of-school time programs Graphic arts Technical support for events Email to discuss details.   About Washington County Kids Washington County Kids (WCK) was […]

Call to Creatives: “What does HOME mean to you?”, Deadline March 15

— Share what HOME means to you through artwork, story, poetry, or another creative medium. Your personal expression of HOME will be put on display at the Library. We are accepting submissions February 15th through March 15th. They will be on display at the libraries March 1 – March 30. The Details 1. Draw, paint, […]

Funding Opportunity: PCC Foundation Scholarships, Due February 1

— The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education. The PCC Foundation Scholarship application is now open! Applications are due February 1 at 11:59pm. PCC Foundation Scholarship Application High school students Are you graduating from high school this year? There will be a second application […]

Call to Teens: City of Beaverton Youth Arts Awards, Due February 18

— Calling all high school seniors and juniors- the Youth Arts Awards are back! It is now managed by the City of Beaverton Arts Program and advised by the Youth Arts Awards Committee of the Beaverton Arts Commission. These awards are open to high school seniors and juniors enrolled in schools or non-traditional formal education […]

Talking Walls: Celebrating Heritage with Community Art

Late October showcased not only the bright fall colors of Pacific Northwest’s changing leaves, but also the thriving creative energy of local visual and performing artists alongside families of all ages and backgrounds. TVC’s Youth Program Coordinator, Rob Routhieaux, attended a public art gathering and had this to report. — What started in summer 2020 […]

Call to Artists: 19th Annual Teen Art Show, Deadline October 30

— Submit Art – Thursday, October 28 – Saturday, October 30 Show – Wednesday, November 3 – Sunday, November 7 Download the guidelines & submission form The 19th Annual Teen Art Show is coming up! Students in grades 6-12 can submit art Thursday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Oct. 30. The show runs Wednesday, Nov. 3 through […]

Call to Teens: Join the Creative Youth Collaborative, Deadline November 15

— The Creative Youth Collaborative (CYC) is a youth-led adventure to expand arts programming for young creatives in Washington County, Oregon. This program is run by Tualatin Valley Creates. The CYC is for young artists of all media and creativity at their heart – for example design, music, publishing, architecture, film and video, crafts, visual […]

Tigard Library Summer Teen Volunteer Program

— New and Returning Volunteers:  Welcome, and thank you for wanting to participate in the library’s Remote Volunteer Program! On average, volunteers contribute close to 1200 hours of service a month. Simply put, the library would not be able to provide as many resources to the citizens of Tigard without the help of its volunteers. As […]

Applications Open for the 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board, Deadline May 21

— Beaverton area high school students are invited to apply to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) for the next school year. MYAB’s goal is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth while organizing constructive community projects, strengthening relationships among all members of the community, promoting youth activism […]