Arts Every Day’s 2020 10×10 Exhibit is inspired by IDENTITY.  This theme is intended to encourage discourse in the classroom about diversity, heritage, and place-based identity using a variety of artistic methods.  The 10X10 will provide a platform for students and teachers to share who they are or help give voice to individuals whom they identify with while using art as a tool for exploring those complex ideas and perceptions about oneself.  

Exhibition: January 13th – February 28th, 2020
Opening Reception: January 16th, 4-7 PM  at the Motor House, 120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201


  • Current Baltimore City Public Schools teacher or student
  • Create 10in. x 10in. art pieces OR submit a video performance no longer than three (3) minutes  (Please note: this is a curated exhibition and we may not be able to accommodate all submissions.)
  • Drop off final work and signed artist release forms to Motor House by Dec. 20th by 5pm

Teachers! Things to consider when introducing the topic:

1) What kind of cultural citizen are you?
2) Who can be an artist, what is your role as an artist, and how can the arts become a tool for change?
3) How do we support young people as they seek to be recognized as citizens?
4) Encourage students to explore their characteristics that determine their personal and social identity.
5) Students can use art to foster their own artistic and cultural identity and gain a secure sense of cultural self esteem.

Current, upcoming, and local exhibits that touch on the themes of Identity:

  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum:  Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist – Opening October 26
  • Baltimore Museum of Art:  Every Day: Selections from the Collection, on view until January 5, 2020
  • Baltimore City Hall Gallery: Derrick Adams: Where I’m From, on view until November 22, 2019

Contact: Betty Gonzales, Communications and Development Coordinator at or 410-685-1172

View PDF Flyer HERE
View Artist Release Forms
View Secondary Label for Artwork