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Mixed Media Sculptures, Amy Hollshwandner


If you were a fruit or vegetable, what would you be?
In any media, create an artwork that is a self-portrait as a fruit or vegetable.


Need inspiration?  Look at these artists:
Chardin, Caravaggio, Dutch Vanitas Paintings, Janet Fish

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Submissions close Sunday, Sept 30 @ 11:59pm EST

Oil Pastel Drawing, Julie Sharpe

Artwork by Julie Sharpe

Self-Portrait as an Ugli Fruit

Mixed Media Sculptures, Amy Hollshwandner

Artwork by  Amy Hollshwandner

“Apples are reliable, versatile, and sometimes a little bit sour. Do I keep the doctor away? Probably not, but I still figured the apple was the perfect choice! In terms of materials, I wanted to challenge myself to go three dimensional since I’m often illustrating with pens/pencils on paper. This was the perfect opportunity to get my hands dirty and experiment with materials I found in my art supplies bins at home.”

We award prizes and honorable mentions.

To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be created specifically for this Art Dare, and follow all guidelines.


1 prize winner will win:
1 pad of Strathmore white charcoal paper, a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and a Gelli Arts® gel printing plate!

Honorable mentions will win an Art Prof T-shirt!

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