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

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December 2020/January 2021 - Free Choice > CLOSED!

Deadline January, 25, 2021

You are free to choose the category (Still life/Floral, Landscape, Animal, Portrait/Figure), as long as your painting is about the colour 'Blue'.


February 2021 - Category: Portrait/Figure - Challenge: Young child > CLOSED

The category for our February Get Dusty is 'Portrait/Figure', the challenge is 'Young child'. That includes babies and toddlers and ends with pre-schoolers i.e. five years would be our age threshhold for this challenge.

Deadline February, 25, 2021


March 2021 - Category: Landscape/Seascape - Challenge: Costal scene

Show us where land meets sea and both interact. Rugged cliffs, wide bays, harbours are all part of the coastal landscape. Both, land and sea must be part of your entry, please do not enter a pure landscape or seascape.> CLOSED

Deadline March, 25, 2021


April 2021 - Category: Animal - Challenge: Group of animals

Must be more than 2 animals of the same species: a gaggle of geese, herd of cows, horses, school of dolphins, swarm of fish of the same species 

Deadline April,25,2021 > CLOSED


May 2021 - Category: Still Life - Challenge: A natural still life with stones, wood, dry leaves or seashells

No man-made objects, no freshly cut flowers or leaves. We want to see a veritable 'nature morte'

Deadline May, 25, 2021> Closed


June 2021 - Category: Portrait Figure - Challenge: Human with animal(s)

Deadline June,25,2021 > Closed


July/August 2021 - Category:Free Choice

Deadline August,25,2021


September 2021 - Category:Landscape - Challenge: Weather

Deadline September, 25, 2021


October 2021 - Category: Animal - Challenge: In the garden, down on the ground

In this challenge we want to see the small inhabitants of your garden; snails, insects, spiders, caterpillars etc; all those creepy-crawlies we tend to overlook. No birds and no mammals, please!

Deadline October, 25 , 2021


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

Deadline November, 25, 2021


December 2021/January 2022 - Category: Free Choice

Deadline January, 25, 2022