Create an artwork about what 2016 was for you, in any media.
Your piece can be about a subject that didn’t directly happen to you, or it can be about a personal experience.
Below are topics if you want a place to start:
a change • a new person • a new place • a success • an event • a death • a celebration • a failure • use the text “2016” in your image
Submissions close Tues., Jan. 31 @ 11:59pm EST
Questions? Comment below or Email us.
We award prizes in categories based on the submissions we receive. In the past, prizes we’ve given have included “Tremendous Improvement,” “Innovative Brainstorming,” and Honorable Mentions. The prize winners receive a hand-pulled mezzotint by Prof Lieu, (value $200) and a 10 min. video critique on 3-5 artworks from Prof Lieu. Honorable mention winners will receive an Art Prof sticker set.
Art Teacher’s Prize
Art Teachers: assign this Art Dare to one of your classes! One class will win a large Art Prof sticker for each student, and a class video critique from Prof Lieu. (watch below) In the class video critique, each student will receive a 1 minute critique on an artwork of their choice. Limit of 25 students. Grades 8 and up are eligible to enter.
Submission Guidelines for Art Teachers
If you have an Instagram for your classroom, you can post your students’ artwork there. Encourage your students to post their submissions on their own accounts as well! For each submission, tag us @art.prof w/ #artprofdare. Use #artprofwip, and Prof Lieu might drop by and give feedback to your students!
To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be created specifically for this Art Dare, and must follow all guidelines.
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