2019 No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition Overview

No-Boundaries Committee, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 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 beginning in August 2019 in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University in New York, and then appear at the other regional hubs through January 2020.

This year, 500 pieces of original artworks will be displayed in international traveling exhibitions. Each city will exhibit selected artwork of children locally and from the other sites and display a digital representation of that depict No-Boundaries’ goals and theme. The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of public lectures and arts 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.

No-Boundaries is not a competition. It is an international art and educational platform aims 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.They hope that the power of art will inspire nations to appreciate, care for,and protect water.

About the Exhibitions

“Little World” Exhibition Hall: 500 real paintings will be on exhibition tour in the three countries.

Digital Exhibition Hall: 500 artworks that align with the vision and theme of the No-Boundaries will be displayed on the E-Walls in the exhibitions. 

Online Gallery: Our young artists are able to engage with each other on No-Boundaries website.

For Our Next Generation

To raise global awareness

  • We provide an international educational platform for children around the world to communicate with each other participate in significant cultural exchange. We aim to educate global citizens who are willing and eager to participate in a better future.

    • Globalization
    • Global citizens

To improve social responsibility

  • Through our extensive network of exhibitions and art by the world’s youngest citizens, we encourage our young artists to become more aware of themselves and their place in the increasingly globalized world. We hope that, through shared art, they learn to understand, respect, and cherish one another’s differences.

    • Self-awareness
    • Empathy

To encourage expression by art

  • We believe in art as one of the world’s most effective communication tools; these exhibitions will promote the imagination, creativity, and productivity of our young artists.

    • Productivity
    • Creativity
    • Imagination

For more information about application and requirements, please click here.