VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 6.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 12 – July 21, 2019. NextGen 6.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

Online applications are due by May 10, 2019, 11:59 pm at Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by May 17. All submissions will be juried by professional artists and curators (names to be announced). Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on Tuesday, May 28, anytime between 10AM- 6PM. Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times.


Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:59 PM
Application Fee: $10.00


Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 6.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at


Winner of Next Gen 4.0 Mia Navarro’s art work Absorbed by Avocado, 2017

Winner of Next Gen 4.0 Shelly Picot’s sculpture 6th Grade Legs, 2017

Winner of Next Gen 4.0 Allison Gong’s drawing Queen of Death, 2017