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2020 August Art Dare

“HOUSEHOLD MOSAIC”

Use any objects found inside and outside your home to create a mosiac! Glue is not required, you can assemble the mosaic, take a photo, and then take it apart. Especially with food items, you don’t want to waste anything!

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Post your artwork on Instagram, tag us @art.prof  w/ #artprofdare.
Please know that if you use #artprofdare, you are automatically granting us permission to repost your art dare artworks on our Instagram!

Submissions close on Monday, August 31 @ 11:59pm EST

We are no longer accepting submissions via Facebook or email. We prefer submissions via Instagram, but you can also use the upload form below. Please do not use the upload form if you submit via Instagram.

TAKE THE ART DARE LEAP

Week 1
Nature objects found in your neighborhood

Week 2
Metallic, shiny, transparent, or translucent objects

Week 3
Complementary colors:
blue + orange objects
purple + yellow objects
red & green objects

Week 4
Round objects

SUGGESTIONS FOR OBJECTS

pop corn, dried pasta, colorful cereals, M&M’s, tic tac’s, Nerds candy, raisins, cough drops, leaves, beads, tapioca pearls, rice, lentils, nuts, jellybeans, pasta, paper clips, nails, staples, sewing pins, screws, toothpicks, beans, flower petals, rocks, acorns, dried corn, chocolate chips, matches, chopsticks, buttons, small twigs, blueberries, dried chickpeas, utensils, crackers, spices, nutmeg nuts, sprinkles, and more!

PRIZE GUIDELINES

We award prizes and honorable mentions.To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be an original artwork created specifically for this Art Dare, and follow all guidelines.

EXAMPLES

Marc Stier
@desirous_panic

“Creating this mosaic was a surprisingly challenging, yet rewarding Art Dare! It started off slow because I knew there were a million directions to go in, but after a few starting moves I found more ideas starting to flow together. I think building off of what you’ve put already down is the key. Watching it grow before you is something you don’t get to see as quickly in a lot of work, and I think that really makes this a unique experience!”

Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Food Mosaic, Marc Stier

Luna Yuan
@lunaaayuan

“Making a mosaic is quite an experimental and creative process. There are tons of materials to use, including the tools, cereal at home, or leaves and beans from outside. I picked leaves as my media when I realize the subtle transition and the variation of colors within them.

I started by cutting all the leaves and placed them according to their colors. And then there’s the brainstorming and sketching time for me to make sure the content. Also it’s totally okay to just start and see which kind of pattern or subject you can make. After placing all the leaf pieces and make sure they are in the right place, my last step is to apply the glue and maybe use some other media for the final touches!”

Leaf Mosaic, Luna Yuan
Leaf Mosaic, Luna Yuan
Leaf Mosaic, Luna Yuan
Leaf Mosaic, Luna Yuan

Hema Somaya
@hemaofearth

Mosaic, Hema Somaya
Mosaic, Hema Somaya
Mosaic, Hema Somaya
Mosaic, Hema Somaya

PRIZES

Art Dare winner
Artists in the US will receive a box of mystery art supplies. International artists will get to choose from a portfolio critique, an artist website critique, or an artist Instagram critique!

Honorable Mention
Artists in the US will receive art supplies, international artists will receive 3 months free in our Discord Voice channel.

Art Supplies Art Dare Prize

Sample of art supplies for the Art Dare winner
(US residents only)
We do not specify exactly what art supplies you will receive, however, you can see a list of the art companies who provide supplies for us here.

Art Supplies

Sample of art supplies for the Honorable Mention winner
(US residents only)
We do not specify exactly what art supplies you will receive, however, you can see a list of the art companies who provide supplies for us here.

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