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!

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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