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Call for Entries: Self-Portraits

Crystal Bridges turns 10 on November 11, 2021! Help us celebrate 10 years of Crystal Bridges by creating a self-portrait for an upcoming exhibition that will highlight the museum’s art collection and engage artists and the Northwest Arkansas community in unexpected ways. Your self-portrait may be shared online or included in the museum’s upcoming exhibition!

self-portrait is a kind of artwork you make of yourself. It can show who you are, or how you want others to see you. This call for submissions is open to all youth, grades K – 12. In order to participate, your work must be:

  • Two-dimensional (flat)
  • Signed and dated
  • 9” x 12”

This program is no longer accepting submissions.

Be sure to visit the Crystal Bridges at 10 exhibition, on view July 10 through September 27, 2021 where you can view the selected entries.

Triptych of paintings included in the Crystal Bridges at 10 exhibition
Left: John Frederick Keto, “Self Portrait with Rack Picture,” 1904, Oil on board. 18 1/2 × 12 1/4 in. (47 × 31.1 cm). Middle: Emma Amos, Woman with Hat, 1980, Etching and aquatint. 30 × 22 1/2 in. (76.2 × 57.2 cm). Gift of Ryan Lee Gallery. Right: Joan Brown, “Self-Portrait with Fish and Cat,” 1970, Oil enamel on board. 96 × 48 in. (243.8 × 121.9 cm)

Need some inspiration?

In this studio visit, artist Lisa Krannichfeld walks us through how and why she creates portraits.