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2020 June Art Dare

“QUARANTINE DIARY”

With Covid-19, this is a moment in our lives we won’t forget. How has your life changed during the quarantine?  What are you thinking?  Make a diary and document your quarantine life for the month of June!

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PRIZE WINNER

Amanda MacCann
Quarantine Diary June 2020
graphite, pen & ink, watercolor, felt pen, paper collage
5.5″ x 7″

@amandaart20

“I wanted to make something to mark the period of quarantine as it was such an unusual and global event, and this seemed like an interesting way to try to show how we coped and what happened. It was my first attempt at making a diary, but I very much enjoyed the challenge and trying to incorporate as many different mediums as possible. I just wish I’d made the diary a bit bigger; sometimes I found the pages a little too small!”

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HONORABLE MENTION

Nani Jimenez
Creativity is My Name
colored pencil, watercolor
5.75″ x 8.25″

Mexico
@nani_moonsxn

“I started doing this just for fun and then I discovered that it was something that I really loved because it keeps a track of time of a moment of my life. I’m in a stage where I’m just trying and failing because I don’t have a style or an specific thing that I like. This is my little piece for an inspiration to somebody else.”

Nani Jimenez
Nani Jimenez

Delphine BP
The Girlfriend in the Button Up, 5″ x 7″
I Want a Mustache!, 5″ x 7″
The Restless Place, 5″ x 7″

Canada
@dauphin_art

“I chose to study those subjects for my quarantine journal because I have been spending a lot of time in their company. My girlfriend, my sibling and my bed have been significant parts of my days of quarantining, therefore it only made sense to include them.”

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Hrishita Acharya
Quaranzine
mixed media
7.5″ x 5.5″

@acharsart

“For the June Art Dare I really wanted to focus on things that made me feel more positive and hopeful. In the Quaranzine, I jotted down all the funny, strange and questionable things I saw, heard or did. These months have really been a blur, so I was glad for an opportunity to slow down and notice these things around me.”

Hrishita Acharya
Hrishita Acharya

Adira Jenner
Black Lives Matter Art Journal
mixed media
4″ x 4″ x 1″

@adirajennerart

“I was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement at this moment in time in the United States and the overwhelming surge of support for criminal justice reform and against racism. I hope the movement continues. I plan to donate this project to a Black owned art gallery. If it sells, all the money will go towards art classes for local kids focused on Black Lives Matter.”

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Carol Avila
Quaranzine
markers, watercolor markers, pen, color pencil
9″ x 11″

USA
@sidney447

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Gargi Singh
Shutdown Visual Diary
ink, watercolor, graphite, crayons, collage
4″ x 5.5″

India
@priya_amargi

“I have always struggled with journaling and was thrilled with the idea of visual journal, hoping to make a good habit of it. I filled two of my watercolor brush pens with diluted ink and used them for nearly the first of the month and then moved to water based colors. Each of the sketches is very personal to me: from my struggle with footwear and patching it with crochet at the beginning of the month to having only one functional slipper at the end of the month.

I sketched my two dogs, my companions for this shutdown and at times created things to inspire me to take better care of myself (eat better and wash clothes manually). I loved using the Warli art symbols in three collages and hope our tribal arts get more recognition.”

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Ryleigh Moule
June Quarandiary
pens, gel pen, graphite, colored pencil, markers
8″ x 11″

USA
@rdaisy__

“My goal for this art dare was to create a catalogue of what was happening around me for the month of June. I doodled, drew things at the places I went, and drew the people around me. I let this sketchbook be this month’s creative outlet, filling it with drawings of new characters. Making sure to record any major things I did during the month, I made myself write notes so I could capture what I was thinking or doing.

Although, It was hard to keep myself motivated throughout the process. There were many days of the month that I skipped, whether that be for lack of events or an inability to get myself to draw. At the end of the month, I had wanted to fill this small sketchbook that I had bound together at the beginning of the month. I achieved this goal.”

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Delany Na’imah Carr
Metamorphosis & Quarantine Hair Discoveries
watercolor and NuPastel
8″ x 11″

USA
@delany_carr

“I used this challenge to document this moment in time in my life during the stay at home order and what I wanted to achieve during it. With the title page I painted a portrait of myself on top of the wings of a butterfly to tell myself that I won’t let this period of time get me down and I will emerge from it a more focused person now that I have more time to focus on the work that I really want to do.

The second artwork is a page on me reflecting on an aspect of my life that is now different due to the corona virus and all the hair salons closing down in my area. I now had to figure out how to style my own hair and make it look presentable for zoom meetings. I normally go to work with my hair straightened flat or styled up in braids but never with my hair in its natural state because that’s just not what is typically appropriate for a professional setting.

African American hair in its normal state is seen as ‘unkept’ or ‘unprofessional’ so I always have to style it in some way. I don’t particularly mind having to style it all the time, I do enjoy having my hair professionally done, which is why all the salons closing was a rude awakening for me that I don’t really know all that much about my natural hair as I should.

There is a lot of tactic that goes into styling my hair as smoothly, painlessly and less laboriously as possible that took me a long time to discover. But I am also thankful that I had the time to discover it.”

Delany Carr
Delany Carr

Dharshi de Silva
colored pencil, watercolor, charcoal

Australia
hausoforbs.com

“My motivation was inspired by the challenge to create a quarantine diary. I created each work according to how I felt on the day, perhaps a commentary on what was going on in the world or something that took my attention Or something I read or recalled as I was making the art work.

One work called ‘Keedron Bryant’ was inspired by his moving lyrics. I posted it on social media and the artist contacted me to get copies of the artwork. I realized then that my artwork had the power to reach people and perhaps even change the way they viewed the world.

I created the Comfort Book for myself when I was feeling a little brow beaten, we were reminded that racism appeared systemic everywhere and this illness a permanent fixture. The quotes that I wrote in the book has helped me get thru quarantine relatively happy. I was hoping that it’ll brighten up someone else’s life and I form them to make better choices also.”

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Delilah Hatheway
June Art Dare
Midliner, pen
5.5″ x 8.5″

USA
@delilahh.arts

“Everyday, I tried to think of the best moments. I want to look back on this and smile at the happy parts.”

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Saad Hussain
Mozzarella
colored pencil, fine liner
15″ x 8″

Norway
@saad.h.arts

“I saw the video about the art dare and thought it sounded like good practice for daily sketching. So I gave it a shot. Whilst making dinner, my brother in law randomly mispronounced mozzarella. So I corrected him, since I had never heard anyone say it in that way. But he kept insisting he was right. So I pulled out the old google, and the rest is history. I then later made this page as I found the whole thing so amusing.”

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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.

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

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.

Caran d'Ache Crayons, General Charcoal Pack

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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