The annual NextGen exhibition offers aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area, who have little to no exhibition record, the opportunity to bring their work to a wider audience. This year the NextGen 8.0 jurors are Fabiola R. Delgado, Nehemiah Dixon III, and Kenya Miles. The call for NextGen 8.0 will be open from March 1 – April 9, 2021.
The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff. “In it’s eighth iteration, the NextGen exhibition continues to impress and inspire. A rising generation is hard at work making powerful, thoughtful, and excellent artwork,” says Susan Main, previous Gallery Director and Curator at VisArts. “Behind every aspect of this exhibition is a passionate team of interns committed to bringing the work of promising artists into the light of the community.”