These are our Get Dusty challenges for 2021 and 2022. For each Get Dusty we will publish a short article with an explanation of the challenge!

If you don‘t know what to paint, why not check out the reference photos in our Reference Photo Library? This is a collection of free reference photos from members for members. Or upload some of your photos for the benefit of others.

 

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November 2021 - Category: Still Life/Florals - Challenge: Cacti and/or succulents

Cacti and succulents come in a huge variety of shapes and textures but are not often depicted in still lifes or florals. Let us change that! You may show a close-up or plants en plein air, or compose a still life with a cactus or succulent as your centre of interest. 

As usual you may enter two paintings. Deadline is November 25. Please do not forget to mention the size of your work and your reference.

 

December 2021/January 2022 - Category: Free Choice

Deadline January, 25, 2022

 

February 2022 - Category Portrait/Figure - Challenge: Age

Deadline February,25, 2022

 

March 2022 - Category Landscape - Challenge: Nocturne

Dealine March, 25, 2022

 

April 2022 - Category Animals - Challenge: Horses

Deadline April, 25, 2022

 

May 2022 - Category Still life - Challenge: Still life with tools

Deadline May, 25, 2022

 

June 2022 - Category Portrait/Figure - Challenge: A body in motion

Deadline June, 25, 2022

 

July/August 2022 - Free choice

Deadline August, 25, 2022

 

September 2022 - Category Landscape - Challenge: Forest

Deadline September, 25, 2022

 

October 2022 - Category Animals - Challenge: Sleeping animal

Deadline October, 25, 2022

 

November 2022 - Category Still life - Challenge: Coloured glass

Deadline November, 25,2022

 

December 2022/January 2023 - Free choice

Deadline January, 25, 2023

 

 

 

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Get Dusty Information Sheet for Guest Judges

Each Get Dusty competition closes on the 25th of the month it runs.

The gallery can be reached through the PGE home page. Until the 26th, the current competition entries can be viewed by clicking on the link in the left-hand column under ‘Latest Get Dusties’. To see the entries in a bigger format, just click on the thumbnails.

Until the 27th, a member of the board deletes any entries that do not comply with the competition rules.

On the 28th, the guest judge can commence judging by viewing the entries online. As this competition is now closed, you have to go to ‘Main Menu’ in the right-hand column to see it. Click on– Get Dusty Competition- (Year)-(Month-category-challenge)’.

The guest judge is asked to email the results and the associated comments to the secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) once their decision is made. 

The judge is asked to select the following:

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

Honourable mentions (HM):

8 or 9 entries, one HM

10 or 11 entries, two HM

12 or more, three HM

Although every participant can enter two paintings, only one of them may place.

If there is to be any variation to the closure date for any of the competitions, such as Summer or Winter competitions, which generally run for two months, the judge will be informed accordingly.

Clarification on any of the above may be obtained by contacting the secretary or any other member of the board.

Checklist for Get Dusty entries:

•Artistic merit/originality - is the choice of subject matter and/or approach (within the given theme) original?

•Drawing - does the artwork show sound drawing skills?

•Pastel Technique - does the pastel technique used suit the subject chosen?

•Composition - is it a good composition?

•Tone/Value - are the values good?

•Colour - is the use of colour effective for the subject chosen?

•Edges – has the artist used a good variety of edges, and where appropriate?

 

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