Community Arts Challenge

Calling all Creatives!

Please join us– our newly revised challenge is designed to unite our community and promote wellness and motivation through creative diversion.

Every two weeks, we will post a new theme here – and in our weekly newsletter – for you to interpret and explore.
PaintDraw
PhotographDanceSing Compose •  WriteReflectSculpt
All artistic mediums are welcome! This challenge is open to all ages, so please keep your content family friendly.

Create a new piece of art based on the theme. Limit of 2 submissions per theme.
Submit your work via photo, video or text doc,
along with your name, title of artwork,
medium and any additional info you wish to add
(for artists under 18, last name and age are optional) to:
classes.cac@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting our Challenge page!

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Challenge #11:
FREEDOM

Start Date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Deadline:
midnight Friday, July 10, 2020

Happy July 4th! Exploring Freedom...

Definition:(noun) the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without being controlled or limited;
absence of subjection to foreign or tyrannical rule;
the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved;

the state of being physically unrestricted and able to move easily; unrestricted use of something


Please check back on

Wednesday, July 29

to see our new submissions!


Challenge #10: SUMMERTIME

Friday, June 12, 2020Friday, June 26, 2020

Summer Solstice is June 20th– what does SUMMERTIME represent to you?

"Sunflower"
48 X 48 oil painting
©Jasmine Tritten


"Hydrangea"
watercolor
©Barbara Marx

"Summer Flower with Love"
acrylic poster paint
©Maisie Bell (6 years old)

"The Summer Solution"
photograph
©Ken Duckert


"Summer Hair"
digital art
©Talia (12 years old)

"Bunny, Bee, Bloom and Me"

photograph

©Katie Carillo

"Danish Garden"
24 X 36 oil painting
©Jasmine Tritten

"L’ imperatrice"
digitally enhanced photography
© D. Annette Ball

"Summer Time"
digital art
©Jack Reynolds

"Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, England"
photography
©Adriana Foris

"Home" in progress
time lapse video
©Katie Carillo


"Home"
8" diameter oil painting
©Katie Carillo

"Summer Glee!"
Collage and iphonography
©Elaine Manicke

"Summertime 2020"
acrylic expressive art
©Diana Fisch

"Corrales Waterlily"
photography
©Adriana Foris

"Summertime as a Person"
digital art
©Talia (12 years old)

Thank you for taking part in our challenge and sharing your summertime art-

please tell your friends!

Challenge #9: ARTIST'S CHOICE
Friday, May 29, 2020
midnight Friday, June 12, 2020

"I love swigging insect repellent"
tongue-in-cheek essay
©Jim Tritten

click to read

"Soulmates"
48x36 oil
©Jasmine Tritten


"Afternoon Snack "
photography
©Elisabeth Foris-Hickie 


"Backyard Ladderback"
photography
©Ken Duckert

"Eight Young Farmers"
poem
©Chris Allen

click to read

"Art Collaboration!"
iphone collage (EM) with painting (CB)
©Elaine Manicke and Caroline Babcock

"Squirrel"
watercolor
©Chloe Marshall (age 5)

"Coyote Crossing"
photograph
©Jim Tritten


"Honoring the Memory of George Floyd"
watercolor on canvas
©Tessa Jones-Wirth (age 11)


"Painted Flower Pots"
acrylic on ceramic
©Judy Armstrong


"Watching Paint Peel (during Coronavirus)"
12x12 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"Turbulent yet Hopeful Horizon"
acrylic on canvas
©Diana Fisch


"Dragon"
photograph
©D. Annette Ball

"Dance of Life"
48x36 oil
©Jasmine Tritten

"Purple Mountains Majesty"
photography
©Elisabeth Foris-Hickie 

"Bird and Blossoms"
watercolor
©Liz Marshall

"Two-headed Rex"
acrylic on cardboard
©Luka Vasiljevic (7 years old)

"Marvin the Paranoid Android"
24x24 acrylic
©Petar Vasiljevic (14 years old)

"Adobe Entrada"
18 x 24 oil on canvas
©Patricia Kruger

Thank you for participating in the Artist's Choice Challenge!




"Flamenco Pandemico
dance video
©Chloe Marshall (age 5)





Challenge #8: MEMORY
Friday, May 23, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Definition: (noun) 1. the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information; 2. something remembered from the past; a recollection; 3. the part of a computer in which data or program instructions can be stored for retrieval

"Uncle Pete's wedding"
photo transfer on painting enhanced with iPhoneography
©Elaine Manicke

"Remembering Childhood"
photograph
©Barnali Dey

"Cosmo, Whose Roar
Shook Downtown Albuquerque"
( ABQ zoo - deceased)
8x10 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin


"Memory"
pencil and paint pens
©Emmy (age 11)

"Last piece of art in process" by William Mckinney
photograph
©Abby Boling

"Black Opal"
colored pencil on black paper
©Sammi Carillo

"Memories 1"
watercolor
©Barbara Marx

"Sleepwalker from Landscapes of Water"
photograph
©Linda Walsh

"The Challenge"  
Ruidoso winter scene

16x20 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"Board Game"
digital art
©Jack Reynolds

"Paintings from my past"
acrylic on canvas
©Heidi Ames

"Memories 2”
watercolor
©Barbara Marx

"On Route 66!"  
24x30 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"Betty Boop"
photograph
©Ken Duckert

“El Rancho de las Golondrinas Gold”
watercolor on paper
©Patricia Kruger

"Memories of Mars #002"
multimedia
©D. Annette Ball

Thank you for sharing
your memories–

please help share the word about our challenge!

Challenge #7: TREASURE
Friday, May 15, 2020 –
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Definition: (noun) a quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects; wealth/riches of any kind or in any form; any thing or person of great worth or value; highly prized;  (verb) to hold or keep as precious; to value highly; to put away for security or future use

"Unforgettable"
photograph (retouched) of original poster
This treasure is a cherished memory - circus clowns. I was lucky enough to see the last of the festive circus trains pull into town, unload, set up in a nearby field and leave two days later. The clowns were always the best. This is one of my favorite circus posters.
©Ken Duckert

“New Mexico Golden Daze”
18 x 24 oil on canvas
©Patricia Kruger


"Garden Gold"
digital art
©Ken Duckert

Thank you for sharing your treasures–
Your participation in the challenge is our treasure!

"On The Alchemy of Love"
Osprey, about to share a hard won goldfish
photograph
©Bruce Hatten  | The Shutter Sniper

“Little Riddles”
digitally enhanced photography
©D. Annette Ball


"Icons!"
Little treasures that are symbols of friendships.
12x12 acrylic 
©Victoria Mauldin

"Tsuki's Treasure"

A rescue rabbit's surprise litter of six beautiful bunnies!

photograph

©Heidi Ames

"Treasured Jewels in a Nest"
photo from a friend
contributed by Elaine Manicke


"10,000 Shares"
digital art
©Jack Reynolds

Challenge #6: NURTURE

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Sunday, May 17, 2020


Definition: (verb) care for, encourage and/or help the growth or development of; cherish (a hope, belief, or ambition)
(noun) the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something; upbringing, education, and environment, contrasted with inborn characteristics as an influence on or determinant of personality (nature)

"Sweet Nurturing"
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

"Motherly Love"
12x24, acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin


"Sweet Home"
10x10, oil on panel
©David Welch

"Little Birds #002"
photograph
©D. Annette Ball

"Asleep on Grandma's Shoulder"
photograph
©Jim and Patricia Kruger

"Find the Good"
graphic
©Heidi Ames

Untitled
digital photo collage
©Abby Boling

"Final Touch"
11x14, oil
©Victoria Mauldin

"Being"
digital drawing (procreate app)
©Sammi Carillo


“A Morning in the Studio...”
photograph
©Patricia Kruger

Nurture

digital design

©Jack Reynolds

"Baby Mine"
photograph
©Ken Duckert

"Maternal Bond"
12x12 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"A Moment; A Way"
photograph
©Bruce Hatten | The Shutter Sniper

"Mother and Child Reunion"
©lyrics by Paul Simon

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

oh, little darling of mine
I can't for the life of me
Remember a sadder day
I know they say let it be
But it just don't work out that way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

oh, little darling of mine
I just can't believe It's so
Though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

But I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
When the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away...

“This will Fix It, Grandpa!”
digitized photograph
©Patricia Kruger

Thank you
for participating in Week 6 –

Please help spread the word about the challenge!


Nurture.  Generate.  Encourage.  Experience.  Appreciate.


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