It's official! The Fourth No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition starts

March 20, 2019

No-Boundaries Committee, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers, has launched the fourth annual 2019 No-Boundaries International Art Exhibitions to foster global awareness and social responsibility in young citizens around the world. The partners invite children and teenagers between kindergarten and high school from all over the world to submit artwork that will be publicly exhibited in international traveling exhibitions in the coming year.

The 2019 No-Boundaries theme is “A Drop of Water”, which encourages exploration of the relationship between human beings and water through art. The selected artworks will be shown in galleries open to the public in the host cities of Beijing, Paris, Nairobi, New York and Rio de Janeiro. The exhibitions will begin in August 2019 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and then travel to other regional hubs through January 2020.

This year, 500 pieces of original artworks will be displayed in the international traveling exhibitions. Each city will exhibit selected artwork of children locally and from the other sites, and display a digital representation of the submitted artworks that depict No-Boundaries’ goals and theme. The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of public lectures and art activities with leading scholars and experts in children’s education. These public events are designed to help raise young citizens’ understanding of environmental protection, enhance their sense of global awareness, and encourage them to express their ideas through art and actions.

The No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition is not a competition. It is an international art and educational platform aiming to cultivate socially responsible and caring global citizens who will be able to impact the future with nuanced perspectives through visual arts education. No-Boundaries is cordially inviting the participants to sign a ‘Save Water Agreement’ upon submission of their art and hopes that the power of art will inspire nations to appreciate, care for, and protect water.

The Fourth No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition will be accepting submissions between February 1, 2019 and June 1, 2019. For information about the online submission guidelines and dates of exhibition, visit: